As Powers notes, Kruger’s modified no-trade clause includes seven teams he can’t be traded to. Those seven teams are not known. Kunitz, however, has a full no-movement clause and he would have to waive it to be shipped out of Chicago.
Kruger has four goals and seven points in 42 games this season as a bottom-six center. Chicago re-acquired the 28-year-old last July in a seven-player trade with Arizona. Kruger carries a $3,083,333 salary cap hit and is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The 39-year-old veteran Kunitz has one goal and three points in 27 games after signing a one-year deal worth $3 million in the offseason. He scored 13 goals and 29 points last season with the Lightning after winning the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons with the Penguins. He’s seven games shy of hitting the 1,000-game mark in his NHL career.
Chicago assigned the 28-year-old Martinsen earlier this month after he cleared waivers. The sizeable winger at 6-foot-3 and 229 pounds had a goal and three assists in 24 NHL games before grabbing two assists in five AHL games.