NHL Rumors: Sharks Want to Trade Aaron Dell to Clear Salary-cap Space

There could be a goalie on the move in San Jose.

SportsNet's Elliotte Friedman reported Tuesday that the Sharks "would like to move Aaron Dell." The 30-year-old has spent his entire three-year NHL career in San Jose, but that could be coming to an end due to the Sharks' salary-cap complications:

San Jose would like to move Aaron Dell, who has a $1.9 million cap hit and $1.6 million in cash. It's believed the Sharks tried to make it part of the Patrick Marleau trade, which complicated things for an extra 12 hours or so.

The Sharks have just over $14.8 million in salary-cap space, according to CapFriendly.com, and will try to lock up an array of their own restricted and unrestricted free agents.

Both Sharks goalies -- Dell and starter Martin Jones -- experienced down years this past season. Dell appeared in 25 games, four fewer than the previous season, and saw his stats take a significant dip. 

Dell allowed 70 goals -- three more than 2018 in four fewer games -- and his save percentage went from .914 to .886. His goals-against average also rose from 2.64 to 3.17. 

[RELATED: Why ex-Sharks star Marleau wants to play in California]

The Sharks have already made noise this offseason, and don't expect that to stop anytime soon.

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