Definitely more than a late first. He seemed to finally get a mean streak and was very good but then he got injured. No reason for a team like Dallas with defensive struggles to get rid of him unless it's an offer they can't refuse.
I don't really think it's worth discussing what he's worth really, just because we don't really have what it takes to replace a guy like Niklas Grossman right now. Our blue line would be a disaster without him. Unless you traded us back someone better than Grossman at what he does I just don't see it making much sense for us.
I suppose, gun to my head, a late first seems fairly reasonable value, if not actually being a little too much.
I could see him being available. It would depend on a few things though: Fistric's play under Gulutzan, Dillon's progress, and potential FA acquisitions. The thing about Grossman is that he is one of those quietly solid guys most of the time. He plays like a physical beast about 15% of games during the season. If those games were more common he would become infinitely more useful.
He's on our 1st pairing here but if he were to end up on a stronger team's 2nd or even 3rd pairing he could probably help a team win a Cup in short order...much like his partner on defense.