During Saturday night’s “Headlines” segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman reported the Blackhawks asked Seabrook about waiving his NMC for the right situation. The veteran defenseman reportedly declined.
Earlier this week Duncan Keith’s name was brought up in trade rumors. He responded by telling Chicago reporters that he hadn’t been approached about his NMC and didn’t see a reason to leave Chicago.
Our good friend Dave Pagnotta at The Fourth Period confirmed the report and added the following:
So Chicago asks Seabrook to waive NMC, he declines. As of a couple days ago, they hadn't approached Keith. Quite possible they may. Bowman weighing out multitude of options, with Saad, Kruger (pending UFA, 7-team no-trade list) & Anisimov (10-team trade list) out there, as well.
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) February 3, 2019
According to Pagnotta, “a few teams have inquired about Keith and informed the Hawks if they are in a position to move him, and he’s willing to move, to call them.”