NHL Rumors: With Jakob Chychrun's return getting closer, trade interest will increase

Jakob Chychrun returning quickly, and trade rate isn’t boiling down

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: The Arizona Coyotes’ existing strategy is to have him back next week as he’s about to begin practicing according to GM Bill Armstrong.

Teams have an interest in Chychrun returning and things might get much more offered the variety of injuries to defensemen around the league.

“There’s been a lot of injuries to a lot of defensemen (around the NHL) this year, and I think there’s a lot of opportunity that will come our way,” Armstrong stated. “We’ll just be patient with it. Obviously, that has to do with how well he plays when he comes in the lineup.”

thinks the asking rate consists of 2 first-round choices, and don’t depend on Armstrong lowing his rate.

“I don’t know if it’s a high bar. I think other GMs feel that way,” Armstrong stated of his asking rate. “But I believe they’d request the very same thing if they were me, you understand? I believe he did lead the league in objectives for a defenseman, and he’s 24 with a respectable agreement.

“I think they would probably ask for the same.”

Seven groups thought to have actually talked to the Coyotes about Jakob Chychrun

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun is getting closer to going back to the lineup there are a number of groups trying to find defensemen.

Among the groups thought to be considering defensemen consist of the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings. All are thought to have actually talked to the Coyotes about Chychurn.

The asking rate is thought to be 2 preliminary choices and a high-end possibility.

Senators GM Pierre Dorion might not have an interest in trading 3 successive first-round choices.




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