Report: Stars C Vernon Fiddler has asked for a trade

Katie Flynn

TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Dallas Stars center Vernon Fiddler went to the team two weeks ago and said he was not happy with his role. Now Fiddler has asked to be traded knowing he will not be getting increased ice time with the Stars.

Fiddler is on an expiring contract of $1.8 million and becomes a UFA next summer. The Stars are reportedly waiting on a deal and will be careful to get back assets instead of honoring Fiddler's request.

Darren Dreger also mentioned the Toronto Maple Leafs have had interest in Fiddler in the past and their only concern is his age.