The Coyotes are still in the middle of a long-term rebuild.
They’ve been dealing with injuries to key players and are in need of a veteran presence to help the team win games.
One option could be a potential trade to a team that could bring in a young player to bolster their young core.
One team that might be interested in the Coyotes is the Anaheim Ducks.
The Ducks were a big part of the Coyotes Stanley Cup win in 2011, and GM Bob Murray had to make a decision whether to part ways with goalie Cam Ward or re-sign the veteran netminder.
Ward had a great year and will turn 33 this season, but he’s not a free agent and the Ducks have two of the best goaltending prospects in the entire NHL in the next few years.
Murray is expected to make the decision soon.
It’s not clear whether the Ducks will make a deal with the Coyotes for a player or a prospect.
It is also unclear whether the Coyotes will be able to keep the services of goalie Adin Hill or whether he’ll be traded.
Hill was one of the biggest disappointments in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
He was a strong goalie for the Ducks in 2011 and the team’s best goalie for years, but injuries derailed his season.
He has one year left on his contract and the Coyotes would like to keep him, but it’s unlikely.
The team will probably be willing to give up a draft pick for Hill.
They have a young, talented goalie in Joonas Korpisalo, who could be an option.
It would be an interesting swap for the Coyotes.
Hill would also be a great fit for the Anaheim coaching staff, which is desperately looking for a replacement for Joonos Tropp.
Hill has a strong shot and is a solid player in goal.
The Coyotes could also look at defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, who is a potential replacement for Hill but is entering the final year of his contract.
The two teams also have a couple of other young defensemen in Jared Spurgeon and Jake Virtanen.
Murray could try to re-up the Coyotes’ top prospect, prospect Niklas Kronwall, or sign a free-agent defenseman like Jordan Eberle.
The Coyotes are expected to hold a press conference Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The deadline to submit a trade request for a potential player is Monday.
The trade deadline is Feb. 27.