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February 26, 2017 | 2:09pm ET
Tyutin waiting on possible trade
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Colorado Avalanche is open for business, that much is clear, but how many moves they make prior to Wednesday's 3pm ET trade deadline is anybody's guess.

Outside of Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog, two players the Avs would move only for an outstanding, over-the-top offer, or so they say, the team has several pending free agents they can deal.

Forwards Jarome Iginla, John Mitchell and Rene Bourque, and defenseman Fedor Tyutin and Cody Goloubef are set to become unrestricted free agents July 1 and all could be shipped out of Denver for draft picks and/or prospects.

"It's business," Tyutin told the Denver Post's Terry Frei. "We all know how it works and how it goes down. We'll see what happens."

Tyutin, 33, is making $2 million this season and is an affordable defenseman for a Stanley Cup contender in need of depth on the backend.

He understands a move is likely and appears open to the notion.

"All I'm saying is if they feel like they want to move me, that's fine," he said. "Yeah, I'd love to go somewhere and have a chance (at a Cup)."

The Post suggests Tyutin is more likely to move than Iginla, whose value has diminished.

But teams remain interested in Iginla, 39, and would likely need the Avs to retain a portion of his $5.333 million cap hit.

The Avs are also believed to be shopping center Mikhail Grigorenko, whom the team could lose in the expansion draft for nothing. He could end up being packaged in a larger deal, possible with Duchene or Landeskog.

 
 
 

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