NHL Rumors: Door Isn't Closed For Milano/Ducks Reunion

Sonny Milano is one of the top free agents still without a team. The Anaheim Ducks chose not to send him a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent and he became unrestricted. His name has been floating around but no teams have jumped at the opportunity to sign the 26-year-old after his breakout season.

Greg Wyshynski reported that the door isn't closed on Anaheim bringing back Milano yet. Teams that are interested have to work on clearing cap space first, and nobody has pulled the trigger. It's hard to believe Milano will head into the season without a contract after scoring 14 goals and 34 points in 66 games.
It makes a lot of sense for the Ducks to bring Milano back with the ample amount of cap space they have available. The team is expecting a forward or two to take the next step and make the team, but are also hoping for bounce-back years from Maxime Comtois. Max Jones should also re-enter the lineup after an injury held him out of almost every contest last season.

There is definitely space alongside Milano's linemate last season, Trevor Zegras, and it would benefit them both by playing with each other again. It took Milano a while to finally earn a shot and he took full advantage. He can play in the top-six as proven in 2021-22 and any team that signs him will know they are getting a skilled player.

Photo credit: © Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports