Taylor Hall, one of the highest profile players available heading into the NHL trade deadline, is willing to consider signing an extension with a team that acquires him, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston has learned.

Hall's willingness to consider a new deal means, if a team trades for him, it wouldn't necessarily be a rental for a stretch run and the playoffs.

The 29-year-old's contract — a one-year, $8-million deal he signed in the off-season which includes a full no-movement clause — has been a complicating factor in the Sabres' pursuit of a trading partner. But Hall's on-ice struggles have impacted his market value, too.