Brendan Lemieux requested his trade

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An interesting tidbit on the surprising Brendan Lemieux trade, as it looks like he requested the trade, per Larry Brooks.

The more you think about it, the more requesting a trade makes sense for Lemieux. He wasn’t going to move up from the fourth line unless there were injuries. And with the Rangers getting healthy, there was a case that he may even wind up as a healthy scratch.

The Rangers got a double benefit, clearing a roster spot and clearing cap space. Lemieux got what he wanted, going to a team that had room for him. A rare win-win for team and player on a requested trade.