New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames Rekindle Jacob Markstrom Trade Talks, Other Teams Express Interest | Latest Updates

Three months after a potential deal between the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils to send Jacob Markstrom fell through, talks have reignited between the two teams. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun has reported that conversations are ongoing, with the Devils not being the only team interested in acquiring the 34-year-old netminder.

According to LeBrun, the Flames and Devils are back at the negotiating table, with multiple teams now expressing interest in Markstrom. The Flames have received inquiries from various teams regarding Markstrom, and although the Devils remain keen on acquiring him, there is still a difference in opinion on the trade return.

One of the obstacles in finalizing a trade earlier was the Flames’ reluctance to retain salary on Markstrom, who is under contract until 2025-26 with a cap hit of $6 million. Despite the previous roadblock, both teams are willing to engage in discussions and explore potential trade scenarios.

In addition to Markstrom, the Devils are considering other goaltending options, including Linus Ullmark from the Boston Bruins and John Gibson from the Anaheim Ducks. Ullmark’s future with the Bruins is uncertain, while the Ducks are open to discussions about Gibson, who is signed through 2026-27.

Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald has confirmed his interest in adding a goaltender and is open to the possibility of trading their 10th overall pick in the upcoming NHL draft. The team, which recently appointed Sheldon Keefe as their new head coach, is looking to bolster their roster for the upcoming season.