Are the Winnipeg Jets' shopping Devin Setoguchi?

Christian Petersen

As per TSN's Bob McKenzie, the San Jose Sharks are kicking the tires on Devin Setoguchi.

Well our friend Ryan Blight will surely be happy now.

On a day where NHL trades have ramped up to a fever pitch, news surrounding the Winnipeg Jets had remained relatively quiet until about five minutes ago.

Bob McKenzie of TSN has reported via Twitter that the San Jose Sharks may be looking to re-acquire winger Devin Setoguchi, whom they selected eighth overall in the 2005 Entry Draft.

Setoguchi has struggled with consistency this season, bouncing around the Jets' line-up between their second and third lines. His eleven goals rank him ninth in team scoring and he is on pace for one of his worst seasons offensively since entering the NHL.

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Even still, Setoguchi can offer the Sharks some depth after a knee surgery cost rookie Tomas Hertl the remainder of his campaign.

San Jose has scrambled to find consistent goal scoring of their own this year as Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture have carried them to their 39-17-6 record thus far. If they are able to acquire Setoguchi for a mid or low round draft pick, it would behoove General Manager Doug Wilson to invest in his playoff run, particularly in a player in whom the franchise has familiarity.

Gary Lawless has used his contacts around the league to glean some of the names that have tossed around in these negotiations.

Any fans hoping to see a return of draft picks will likely be out of luck as both Tyler Kennedy and Adam Burish have term remaining on their contracts while James Sheppard will be a restricted free agent at season's end. Though none of these players display sexy offensive prowess, Sheppard would be the most attractive bargaining chip from a Winnipeg perspective.

We will continue to update this situation as it progresses.

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