While the shock waves from the Marc-Andre Fleury trade continued to reverberate a day later, the Golden Knights made a handful of moves Wednesday in an effort to plug the few remaining holes on the roster.
But general manager Kelly McCrimmon threw cold water on a possible blockbuster deal for Buffalo center Jack Eichel, indicating he is done shopping this offseason.
“We’re not likely to be involved in any other discussions,” McCrimmon said. “We used our money that we had available to us. We’ve addressed the needs that we identified going into this time frame. We’re anxious to get ready for training camp as we move into the next season.”
Rather than pulling off another stunner following Tuesday’s deal that sent Fleury to Chicago, the Knights landed forward Evgenii Dadonov in a trade with Ottawa and put the final touches on a new three-year contract with defenseman Alec Martinez.
They also brought back forward Mattias Janmark, who tallied a hat trick in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs against Minnesota, and shored up the backup goaltending spot by signing Laurent Brossoit on the first day of free agency.
“We’ve made a number of transactions that we think improve our team and put us in a real good position,” McCrimmon said.
To acquire Dadonov, 32, the Knights sent defenseman Nick Holden and a 2022 third-round pick to the Senators. Holden was entering the final year of his contract…