Kraken pass on Price, Tarasenko in expansion draft

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The Seattle Kraken chose not to select Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko.

Both players were exposed by their clubs ahead of Wednesday's proceedings. Price is under contract through 2025-26 at a cap hit of $10.5 million, while Tarasenko carries a cap hit of $7.5 million and is on the books through 2022-23.

Price waived his no-movement clause for expansion draft purposes so the Canadiens could protect fellow Montreal netminder Jake Allen. Price's health is reportedly a concern as he's scheduled to see a doctor about a knee issue later this week, and it may require surgery.

Tarasenko reportedly requested a trade recently and isn't happy with how the Blues handled two of his three shoulder surgeries.

The Kraken were required to submit their selections by 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

Kraken pass on Price, Tarasenko in expansion draft
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