Getty ImagesEarlier this week, there were trade rumors swirling around Martin Havlat of the San Jose Sharks, which is understandable: He’s a viable offensive player with a big cap hit ($5 million) through 2015 who might need a fresh start after a disappointing year last season and a slow, injury-riddled first quarter of this one.
The Ottawa Sun reported that the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers were in talks to acquire him. Allan Walsh, his agent, shut that down by saying Havlat had no interest in waiving his full no-movement clause, so that’s the end of that for now.
So if Havlat’s staying in San Jose, what does the immediate future hold for him with the Sharks?
CSN Bay Area reports that he’ll get a look in Joe Pavelski’s wing again against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight, after being scratched on Friday and dropped to the fourth line against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Via Kevin Kurz, Todd McLellan likes the reaction from Havlat on his demotions:
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Havlat was asked what he needed to do in order to