The 2021 NFL trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, and after that, in-season deals will be done for the year.
This means that while teams have a month to go before the playoffs—scheduled to begin May 11—those looking to make moves for postseason pushes will have to act quickly. Likewise, those looking to sell are running out of time.
While the market wasn't exactly furious this past week, the New York Islanders got the ball rolling when they traded for veteran New Jersey Devils forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac.
More moves are likely to come over the final stretch, and several players' situations remain unresolved. Here we'll dig into the latest buzz ahead of Monday's trade deadline.
Iafallo, Kings Haven't Reached Extension
While the Los Angeles Kings may not be actively shopping 27-year-old winger Alex Iafallo, he could still be on the move. Iafallo is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, and L.A. doesn't appear to be close to finalizing an extension.
"For the first time, Kings GM Rob Blake has engaged with teams on the prospect of moving pending free-agent winger Alex Iafallo this week as a contract extension has not materialized," TSN"s Frank Seravalli wrote.
Iafallo, who joined L.A. as an undrafted prospect out of Minnesota-Duluth, has been a valuable member of the lineup over the past four seasons. However, if he's destined to depart at season's end, it would make sense to get something in return now.
Los Angeles sits in second-to-last place in the West Division and doesn't appear likely to make a late surge to the playoffs. It may be time to start focusing on next season, and dealing Iafallo could be part of the equation.