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Update on the Coyotes and Vrbata

Published on June 26th 2014

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On Wednesday, the window opened for teams to start interviewing pending free agents, and Arizona Coyotes forward Radim Vrbata has had plenty of attention.

Rich Evans, Vrbata's agent, has told some media members that they have been in discussions with a number of teams since the free agent interview process opened. As expected, there is no word on what teams are showing interested.

The 33-year-old winger played 80 games with the Coyotes last season, going 21-31-51, and is one of the top rated UFA forwards this summer.

Evans also heard from Coyotes general manager Don Maloney on Wednesday and he said it's very likely Vrbata heads to unrestricted free agency unless circumstances change with the team and Vrbata's camp.

Whether or not the Coyotes re-sign Vrbata remains to be seen, but if he does, you can expect his AAV to reach north of $4 million on the open market, as he is due for a raise.

 

 

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