NOVEMBER 16, 2017 | 10:37am ET



Connor Murphy, defenceman


The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to bolster their blueline and have been shopping defenseman Connor Murphy, but teams don't appear overly interested.

Murphy, 24, was acquired from the Arizona Coyotes in the off-season in a deal that saw Niklas Hjalmarsson move to the desert.

The native of Dublin, Ohio, has struggled since joining the Hawks, having picked up just one goal in 16 games.

Chicago GM Stan Bowman wants to strengthen his defensive corps, but won't rush into making a move as his team battles for playoff positioning.

It's unclear whom the Blackhawks are targeting on defense, but with limited salary cap space, the team will have to move a body off of its roster -- Murphy has four-years left on his contract beyond this season and comes with a $3.85 million salary cap hit.