The Ottawa Senators have traded goaltender Filip Gustavsson to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Cam Talbot.

Cap Friendly: Talbot is in the last year of his deal with a $3,666,667 salary cap hit and a $3 million salary. He’ll be a UFA after the season.

Puck Pedia: Gustavsson is in the last year of his deal and carries a $787,500 cap hit. He’ll be an RFA after next season.

Ian Mendes: Senators GM Pierre Dorion on Talbot:

“Cam is experienced and provides us with greater goaltending stability heading into next season. He was instrumental in helping Minnesota reach the playoffs in each of his two seasons with the Wild. The tandem of he and Anton Forsberg sets us up nicely for the upcoming year.”

Michael Russo: Wild GM Bill Guerin said that he figured Talbot wouldn’t be happy next year and that it wouldn’t work. Guerin said that he had a good conversation with Talbot: “Cam’s a no BS kind of guy, and so am I, … but I have a ton of respect for Cam.”

Sarah McLellan: Guerin said that it was probably in their best interest to go in a different direction: “That way there’s no drama, no controversy.”

Thoughts from the media

Michael Russo: “No salary retention in Talbot trade, so #mnwild suddenly have $4.279 million in cap space for Rossi, maybe Addison/Beckman and any free agents they want to pursue. This flexibility was a must in order to operate next season, regardless”

Pierre LeBrun: Have to admit that despite Talbot’s disappointment last week, did not see this trade coming.

Ben Pope: The goalie carousel

“CHI trades Fleury to MIN
TOR trades Mrazek to CHI
OTT trades Murray to TOR
MIN trades Talbot to OTT”

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