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February 3, 2017 | 9:35am ET
Hanzal attracting significant interest
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Arizona Coyotes are going to be busy this month, as a number of their players could be dealt by the March 1 trade deadline.

Leading the list of players potentially on the move is Coyotes center Martin Hanzal, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Hanzal, 29, is making $3.5 million in salary this season, though his cap hit is $3.1 million.

The Montreal Canadiens are among the teams interested in Hanzal, with 10 teams believed to have made serious inquiries on the big forward, according to Pierre LeBrun, who shared that news on TSN's "Insider Trading" segment on Thursday evening.

LeBrun's colleague, Darren Dreger, reported that Canadiens like Hanzal "in that No.2 (center) hole" behind Alex Galchenyuk.

Hanzal's price tag, however, is said to be high, as the Coyotes are looking for a top prospect and a first-round draft pick for him. Whether a team pays that price remains to be seen.

Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata and defenseman Michael Stone are also expected to be traded by the deadline.

 
 
 

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