Tough spot, as he's basically irrelevant to the team once Shesterkin comes back. I think as a matter of respect that Sather and Gorton will ask him how he wants to go forward, will be about impossible to trade with an $8.5m cap hit, and he's not a backup since he's hot garbage unless he gets a lot of work.
It sucks seeing a guy lose that half a step that's the difference between elite and below average.
Was thinking about how to squeeze in playoffs in the major sports this year and I think the NHL could pull it off in three weeks if they use the Olympic format. Take the current eight playoff teams in each league, put them all in the same city and do a 7 game round robin within your division. 4 games a day at noon, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00. Each team plays every other day. After 14 days take the top two in each division and go have a good old fashion final four event.