Ottawa Senators defenseman Jakob Chychrun
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Star Defenseman To Be Traded As Report Emerges That He Does Not Want Extension With Canadian Team

Published January 18, 2024 at 2:12 PM

The Ottawa Senators made a major splash last season when they acquired Jakob Chychrun from the senators in exchange for multiple high draft picks. Now it seems as though the move may have backfired as they are not in a position to make the playoffs this year and now Chychrun has indicated that he is not interested in re-signing with the team.

Chychrun 'Uninterested' In Extension With Senators

The move to acquire Chychrun seemed reasonable when it happened. He still had two more years left on his contract and the Ottawa native had expressed interest in playing out the remainder of his career with the team. Now it seems as though he won't be a Senator for much longer.

Per the streets, It seems the 'hometown novelty' has mostly worn off for Jakob Chychrun and his camp in Ottawa. Hearing his interest in being a Sen long-term has diminished greatly.

Very unlikely that he extends, far more likely that he's dealt before becoming a UFA #GoSensGo

The Senators are reportedly considering trading the defenseman according to Ottawa Sun reporter Bruce Garrioch.

Keep an eye on Jakob Chychrun as Senators GM Steve Staios studies trade options

By Bruce Garrioch

#Ottawa #OttawaSenators

Bruins Interested In Trading For Chychrun

One team that has been linked to the Senators defenseman is the Boston Bruins. Acquiring a player of his caliber from a team within the division could prove to be difficult though. Furthermore, the Bruins have a distinct lack of prospects to trade away should the Senators be asking for them in return.

The Bruins are interested in Jakob Chychrun, but it's my current understanding that the Senators aren't interested in trading within the Atlantic Division.

Chychrun has been quite good for the Senators this season. He has 7 goals and 26 points in 39 games this year.

It should come as no surprise that the star defenseman would want out given the way the team around him has played the last two seasons. While the team has been expected to make a jump each of the last two years they have fallen flat, rounding out the bottom of the division. Only time will tell what his future holds.

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Star Defenseman To Be Traded As Report Emerges That He Does Not Want Extension With Canadian Team

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