Rumors of an upcoming trade involving New Jersey Davies forward Taylor Hall exploded on Friday when devils announced Hall would sit in the team’s game in Denver against the Colorado Avalanche, but it has not happened – yet.
Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun said Friday night that Hall had not been negotiated, but talks had gained “traction”, prompting the Devils to scratch him and avoid the risk of injury.
He said that Taylor Hall has not shared at this point, however, that there is some attraction in the commercial talks that devils have with groups and so the risk is not worth playing what he is currently playing. Stay tuned. https://t.co/i3273tPiDX
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) December 14, 2019
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Devils announced before Friday’s game that Hall’s healthy zero was for “precautionary reasons” after participating in the ice patch.
Avalanche is reportedly one of the favorites to land Hall in a potential trade, but sportswriter Adrian Dater noted that the actions of Colorado employees during the game did not indicate that a transaction was in the works. The avalanche television station Peter McNab, however, said later Friday (according to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski) that Hall’s bag of equipment was found in a Pepsi Center aisle during the game.
The Arizona Coyotes, Montreal Canadens, Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames have also been reported as potential partners with diabolics in a trade involving Hall, whose contract expires after this season.
The 28-year-old forward has six goals and 19 assists in his first 30 games in New Jersey.