Elliotte Friedman is suggesting that a deal is all-but done between the Seattle Kraken and forward Jaden Schwartz. While the NHL’s newest team could have signed him and taken him as a draft pick from the St. Louis Blues, Seattle elected to go with defenseman Vince Dunn on the blue line and Friedman notes when it comes to Schwartz, “Seattle, basically done during the Kraken’s exclusive window.”

There was going to be a lot interest in Schwartz if he tested the free agent market, which he probably will still do. But, in his case, it sounds more like he’s going to see who else Seattle is bringing in before he officially signs and it can’t hurt simply to see what other offers are on the table.