Forwards still out there for the NY Islanders to consider before the trade deadline

Feb 22, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  St. Louis Blues left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) skates to
Feb 22, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) skates to / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyler Toffoli, RW/LW, New Jersey Devils

The NJ Devils have dropped in the playoff race over the last two weeks, eight points out of the Wild Card and third place in the Metro Division, and with a carousel of goaltenders that can't seem to get the job done.

General Manager Tom Fitzgerald recently said the Devils aren't looking to move on from Tyler Toffoli. Still, his contract expires at the end of the season and it would be wise to recoup some of the assets they used to acquire him over the summer.

According to James Nichols of New Jersey Hockey Now, Toffoli and the Devils are far apart in contract negotiations. Toffoli reportedly wants a 5-6 year deal, while the Devils are only looking for 3-4.

Toffoli will be a 30-goal scorer again, with 26 goals and 18 assists. He's played best alongside Jack Hughes and has struggled in his absence. Adding a player like Toffoli would allow Brock Nelson to return to his natural center position on the second line, lining Toffoli up with Bo Horvat and Mat Barzal.

Teams will be lining up for Toffoli's services if he is available, as his former team, the LA Kings, are reportedly inquiring about the winger.