The morning after a stirring and emotional come-from-behind win in the regular season and Gila River Arena finale, the Coyotes turned their eyes and minds to the offseason and the future on Saturday. Players met with coaches and General Manager Bill Armstrong for exit interviews, then said their goodbyes to each other for...
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Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun was among the notable players expected to be moved before last month's trade deadline. Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong opted to retain the 24-year-old in hope of getting better offers during the off-season but there's no certainty a rival club will meet the asking price.
The Arizona Coyotes have six games remaining in the regular season to secure last place and the top odds for the 2022 draft lottery. They sit two points behind the Montreal Canadiens and have lost seven in a row, though at least part of those struggles has been because of a swathe of injuries. Two more players have now been ruled out for the rest of the year, as Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports tweets that both Jakob Chychrun and Christian Fischer will not return in 2021-22. Among the Coyotes’ injured players, only Antoine Roussel and Liam O’Brien have a chance of returning, according to Morgan.
Chychrun (ankle) won't play again this season according to general manager Bill Armstrong, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports Tuesday. Chychrun has already been on the shelf for the team's last 18 contests due to his ankle problem, so this latest news shouldn't come as a surprise. Assuming the 24-year-old blueliner is cleared to return in full ahead of the 2022-23 campaign, he will no doubt be eager to improve on the 21 points he put up this year, his lowest total since 2018-19. Still, the fact that Chychrun has never reached the 70-game mark in his six-year NHL career will likely lower his fantasy value.
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Chychrun (ankle) may not return this season, Jose M. Romero of The Arizona Republic reports. Chychrun has already missed the last nine games and it's unclear if he'll be ready within the next month before the end of the 2021-22 campaign. The 24-year-old blueliner is sporting a minus-20 rating with 21 points through 47 games this season. His health going into the offseason could be a big topic of discussion when it comes to his value on the trade market.
While many may have expected Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun to be among the bigger names moved on trade-deadline day, that did not happen. Chychrun remained a Coyote, and he will likely re-enter the trade conversation after this season concludes and the offseason enters full swing. Teams typically prefer to make more significant trades in the offseason, because the market for the player being shopped is generally larger. Fewer teams are willing to take a sledgehammer to their roster to be able to pay the price for a significant player when they are in the middle of their season, so it makes sense that Coyotes GM Bill Armstrong would wait until this summer to sell his biggest trade asset. But despite that strategy making sense, it may not have been the preferred route for all parties involved. According to Craig Morgan of PHNX.com (subscription required) Chychrun “welcomed” the idea of being traded to another club at the deadline and was “disappointed” that no deal was eventually reached.
Chychrun (ankle) hasn't started skating, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. The Coyotes expressed optimism in mid-March that Chychrun wouldn't have to miss more than two weeks due to this injury, but the two-week mark is approaching and he isn't even skating yet. While Chychrun's still likely to make it back to game action before the end of the season, Arizona has little reason to rush him since the Coyotes are well out of playoff contention and have been for basically the entire season.
Now that the 2022 NHL trade deadline has passed for the St. Louis Blues, fans can get back to what they do best – blaming the goaltending for everything. I kid, though only partially. In reality, the dust has settled and we can settle back into reality. I’m one...