Veteran Erik Karlsson of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Karlsson opens up about trade rumors sending him back to Canada

Published March 14, 2024 at 3:39 PM
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Erik Karlsson hasn't quite had the impact that many expected when he landed in Pittsburgh, and over the past few weeks, rumours have emerged that a reunion may be in the works with the Ottawa Senators.

Karlsson reacts to the rumours of a Canadian reunion



The laid back veteran was asked about the rumours recently, and unsurprisingly, he didn't seem too bothered by all of the talk from the Canadian media about his future.

That's Canada for you




Karlsson would go on to joke about how the Canadian media had too much time and not enough to talk about, but did so in a loving way from a player that loved spending plenty of his career with the Senators.

With the Penguins potentially looking towards a rebuild, it wouldn't be a shock to see EK65 traded once again this summer, and with the Senators in need of star power, the connection certainly makes sense, but it's clear that the three-time Vezina Trophy winner isn't thinking about that yet.

Karlsson has a combined 145 points over his past 146 games, so even at 34-years of age, he can clearly still be productive on the ice, and if the Senators need star power on the blue line with his former teammate Daniel Alfredsson behind the bench, this connection may pick up steam in the coming months.
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