Coyotes Rumors: Goaltender Attracting Trade Interest in Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes are 13-13-2 on the season and once again are on the outside looking in at the Stanley Cup Playoff picture. There's been several Coyotes linked to trade rumors so far this season and the latest is goaltender Karel Vejmelka.

Vejmelka, 27, is signed through next season at $2.75 million AAV and his contract does not hold any trade protection. Through 12 appearances this season, the southpaw goaltender has posted a 2-7-2 record, along with a 3.50 GAA and .892 Sv.%. His numbers are down and so are his starts, as Vejmelka has handed over the starter's crease to Connor Ingram. Ingram has been great in the desert this season, going 11-6-0, with a 2.56 GAA and .921 Sv.%.

Elliotte Friedman was on the Jeff Marek show and confirmed Vejmelka is drawing interest from teams around the league:

He hasn’t played a lot, Tourigny told Todd Walsh the other day he hasn’t practiced a lot. I think there has been some teams looking around at him.

While it's hard to say who has reached out to the Coyotes regarding a trade, the likes of the Edmonton Oilers and Seattle Kraken have been looking to upgrade in goal and a deal could materialize in the coming weeks. Keep in mind the NHL's roster freeze is from Dec 20-27.

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