NHL Rumors: Kings & Coyotes Discussing Multi-Player Trade

The NHL trade market is heating up as general managers across the league are having daily conversations on their potential next move. According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes have held trade discussions regarding 'Yotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun.

Chychrun has apparently informed the team he'd like to be dealt to a contender, however, without any trade protection, it doesn't necessarily mean the Coyotes have to deliver on his request. The Kings will be in the mix for a playoff spot this season, but there's certainly not anyone calling them a contender.

Chychrun has recently returned to action, and he's looked stellar in his return. He's averaging over 23 minutes of ice-time in the four appearances and has hit the scoresheet three times. With his only being 24 years old and with two more seasons left on his contract at $4.6 million annually, the Kings are going to be hard pressed to land him as there's been some heavy interest of late. 

Los Angeles has a slew of right-handed defensemen which teams keep calling about, so we will see if one of them is included in this potential deal with the Coyotes. Sean Walker, Sean Durzi, Brandt Clarke and Jordan Spence are all expected to be on the Coyotes' radar, with Walker being the likely choice if it was solely up to the Kings.

Trade talks are heating up in the desert, expect to see Chychrun moved any day now.

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