NHL Rumors: Nail Yakupov, Blackhawks Prospects, and Quinn Hughes

NHL Rumors: Nail Yakupov, Blackhawks Prospects, and Quinn Hughes

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The Arizona Coyotes may be one of three Western Conference teams looking at Nail Yakupov.

Yakupov getting some interest?

Patrick C: (through google translate of an AllHockey.ru post) There are reports that the Arizona Coyotes and two other teams in the Western Conference have shown some interest in possibly signing Nail Yakupov this offseason.

Some Blackhawks prospects who could become UFAs

Scott Powers of The Athletic: Some Chicago Blackhawks prospects that are unsigned and could become UFAs

Radovan Bronda’s (2015 5th rounder) draft rights expire on June 1st. He’s been playing on AHL contracts that past two years.

Liam Coughlin’s draft rights expire on August 15th and he’s expected to become a UFA.

John Dahlstrom’s (2015 7th rounder) draft rights expire on June 1st and he’s likely to become a UFA.

Mathias From’s (2016 5th round) draft rights expire and he’s likely to become a UFA.

Artur Kayumov is likely to remain in Russia for one more season.

Jack Ramsey’s (2014 7th rounder) draft rights expire on August 15th and he’s expected to become a UFA.

Canucks burn a year of Hughes but won’t be expansion eligible

TSN: Bob McKenzie said the Vancouver Canucks will have a better idea on Quinn Hughes injury after another CT scan. He’ll get into some games this year and it will be under eight

That would give him eight possible games after Wednesday that he could play in. I guess on the bright side, he can’t play 11 or more games which would have made him eligible for the Seattle expansion draft, and he can’t play 10 or more games which would give him salary-arbitration rights and the ability to get offer sheets when his entry-level contract expires. So it might be the perfect situation to bring him in, play him eight or less games, have a look at him and protect the club’s best interests by not having to protect him or giving him salary-arbitration rights.