New Jersey Devils: 3 Under-The-Radar Defensive Trade Targets

With injuries to Dougie Hamilton and Jonas Siegenthaler, the New Jersey Devils are short on defense. Here are three potential trade targets to fill the void that you may not have considered.

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Matt Dumba, Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes are surprisingly well within the mix for a playoff spot out West. This could potentially take Dumba off the table, but when he signed for just one year, it screamed "Trade Deadline" trade. Dumba is a pending UFA making $3.9 million this year. Like Larsson, some cap maneuvering would be required, and putting Dougie Hamilton on LTIR and clearing $9 million is always an option.

Dumba has had an up-and-down career but has been a solid contributor for Arizona. His time in Minnesota started great, but the last few years were rough and that is what likely led to him only getting a one-year deal.

What Dumba would bring is an all-situations minute-eater for the New Jersey Devils. Simon Nemec stepped up to play big minutes when Hamilton went down, but nobody is waiting in the wings like he did to take Siegenthaler's minutes. Dumba can do just that. He's not an analytics darling, but they have improved since his move to the desert. Like Larsson, he leads his team in total ice time, as well as at 5v5 and on the PK. His cost will be dependent on Arizona's playoff status, but even so, they could look to cash in on him before he hits the market again in the summer.

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