Get something out of Grimaldi
This year was rough for Rocco Grimaldi and the Nashville Predators and resulted in Grimaldi playing with the Milwaukee Admirals, where he has 46 points in 38 games.
Grimaldi is impressively seventh in the AHL points. Grimaldi is a pending FA meaning he could be a good option for a team needing temporary help reaching the cap floor after dealing away their own pending free agents. He would also improve a team’s depth.
The 29-year-old has the speed to keep up with the pace of playoff hockey, and had three big goals in the playoffs just a couple years ago. After the last year and a half of healthy scratches, underperformance and now the AHL, his value is at an all time low, but the relationship between him and the Predators has reached its end.
Potential fits for Grimaldi: NYR, BOS, SEA, CBJ or WSH
Washington is an interesting fit, due to the connection with former Preds coach Peter Laviolette and having a fast bottom-six who could mesh well with Grimaldi. I wouldn’t expect much of a return for Grimaldi, but he could fetch a low pick, or be used in a package deal.