The Arizona Coyotes could make left winger Anthony Duclair available in a trade, reports Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. Duclair is in his second season in the desert but has struggled considerably so far this year.
Last season, Duclair was part of a dynamic rookie duo with the Coyotes alongside center Max Domi. He had 20 goals and 24 assists in 81 games despite seeing predominantly second and third line ice time. This season, however, he has just a goal and two helpers through 17 games.
While Kypreos reports that Duclair “could be had for the right price”, it doesn’t appear that GM John Chayka is actively shopping him by any means and that the asking price would still be quite high.
A third round pick of the Rangers back in 2013, Duclair is in the final year of his entry level deal with a cap hit of just over $770K. He will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.
As for the other half of the rookie duo from last year, Domi – who has 13 points (2-11-13) in 17 games this season, remains untouchable according to Kypreos.
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