As a massively interesting summer commences in Washington for the Capitals, a popular rumor has been a potential trade of center Evgeny Kuznetsov. A few weeks ago, it was reported that the Capitals could look to trade him in the offseason.

On Wednesday, general manager Brian MacLellan didn’t shoot down those rumors. 

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"I think we're always open to trading people if it makes sense for what's going on,” MacLellan said. “If it's going to make our team better, I think we're open to it. I don't think anybody's off the table. We're not going to trade Ovi or Backy and those type of people, but I think you have to be open on anything. We would talk to anybody about any player."

Kuznetsov is now halfway through his eight-year $62.4 million deal, but since the Capitals won the Stanley Cup in 2018, he hasn’t regained the same level of dominance that led the team to a championship.