Coyotes Rumors: Arizona Mulling Over Trade Offers

The Arizona Coyotes are open for business and willing to do whatever it takes to complete a deal. This includes accepting bad contracts as a part of the package just to ensure they land enough future assets to make management happy. Recently, defenseman Jakob Chychrun has been the topic of discussion.

Chychrun is close to returning to the lineup as he'll make his season debut next week. Teams across the league have been monitoring the situation closely. Trade talks have continued, however no team is willing to make a move until they see Chychrun in game action this season.

Recently, TSN's Chris Johnston commented on the trade situation in Arizona and had this to say:

It's been a year of talking about it but it's been seven-plus months since he's played a game. That's about to change on Monday night in Nashville when Arizona plays there. It's going to be one of those situations where we start monitoring the scouts list wherever the Coyotes are playing because Chychrun is someone who a lot of teams that have been in discussions with Arizona have said they want to see play. He's had ankle and wrist injuries. He's had surgeries. He's had some stops and starts as he looks to get going, but he's finally going to start playing and there's some hope that that could finally break the ice and lead towards a trade.

If Chychrun returns to the lineup next week and plays in three or four consecutive games, look for a deal to be announced. Chychrun, 24, is signed through the 2024-25 season making $4.6 million per season.

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