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NHL Trades: sad announcement about Arber Xhekaj and it's too late

Published April 29, 2024 at 9:07

After impressing the Montreal Canadiens organization during the 2022-2023 season, it cannot be said that Arber Xhekaj had the same impact in 2023-2024.

He was plagued by numerous injuries and even spent some time with the Laval Rocket. As reported by Marco Normandin, from the site, it is possible that the days of the Sherif in Montreal might be numbered.

NHL Trade Market: Sad Announcement About Arber Xhekaj and It's Too Late According to Tony Marinaro

In fact, he could be sacrificed as early as this summer by the Canadiens' management in an attempt to acquire a top 6 forward. Due to the injuries that Xhekaj has suffered over the past two years, it appears that his market value has greatly decreased.

This is at least the opinion of Tony Marinaro, who recently stated on BPM Sports that Xhekaj's value might have halved!

« It doesn't bode well. If he can't fight and be physical, he's less useful in the lineup. His value is half what it was [before the injury]. »

Let us recall that teams, like the Philadelphia Flyers, have shown a lot of interest in acquiring Arber Xhekaj earlier this season. (an offer involving a forward with top 6 potential was even made)



This statement is rather hard to hear, especially since some experts had previously suggested that Kent Hughes could have even obtained a first-round pick for Xhekaj's services.

Returning to Marinaro's comments, he unfortunately believes that the Canadiens' GM has missed his chance to trade Xhekaj and that some teams might be more hesitant to pay a high price to acquire him.

In conclusion, it is very likely that the Canadiens organization will turn to another defenseman in the organization to go after the much-desired top 6 forward.

Credit - Habsolumentfan : Arber Xhekaj a perdu énormément de valeur sur le marché

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