Seattle Kraken captain Mark Giordano won't play against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night, head coach Dave Hakstol announced, according to NHL.com's Andy Eide.

The veteran defenseman is a premium trade chip for the Kraken. General manager Ron Francis reportedly met with Giordano in late February to discuss his future with the league's newest franchise, and the pending unrestricted free agent is expected to be moved ahead of the March 21 deadline.