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February 8, 2017 | 9:22pm ET
Coyotes continue to scout Blackhawks

The Arizona Coyotes have been keeping close tabs on the Chicago Blackhawks lately.

Coyotes GM John Chayka has attended Chicago's last two games, including Wednesday night's contest in Minnesota, and has been joined by some of his scouting staff.

The Blackhawks, in a perfect world, would like to add a winger to play alongside Jonathan Toews, but could also settle for depth in their bottom-six forward corps.

Chayka has put the 'for sale' sign up over his Coyotes for the last month and has been speaking with a number of clubs about several of his players.

Coyotes forwards Martin Hanzal, Radim Vrbata, Ryan White, Shane Doan and Anthony Duclair, and defenseman Michael Stone have been discussed in trade talks over the last few weeks.

It's unclear whom the Blackhawks may be targeting, or vice versa, but it certainly appears as if the Coyotes are doing their due diligence.

Earlier this month, Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman told the Chicago Sun-Times he doesn't expect to make any major moves, but that could change if the right offer presented itself.

"We'll see. Things change quickly," Bowman told Sun-Times beat reporter Mark Lazerus on Feb. 1. "But as we look at it today, I'm not expecting a big addition like that."


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