NHL Rumors: Corey Perry, Dion Phaneuf, Matt Duchene and Jason Zucker

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Corey Perry's days with the Anaheim Ducks could be numbered.
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Perry’s days in Anaheim numbered?

TSN: Pierre LeBrun talking about the future of Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry.

Pierre LeBrun: The Anaheim Ducks have a lot of respect for the 34-year old Perry, but he’s got a big contract.

“First, they are talking trades to a number of teams, they would obviously have to eat some of that contract; two more years on his deal at $8.625 million per. Now, if they can’t find a trade partner, certainly a buyout would be the other option here for, which would make him an unrestricted free agent. Still lots to play out, but it does appear that ’s days might be numbered with the Anaheim Ducks.”

Phaneuf’s days in Los Angeles numbered?

TSN: Darren Dreger said that the Los Angeles Kings are talking to teams about defenseman Dion Phaneuf. If they aren’t able to find any trade partners, they could consider a buyout.

Blue Jackets and Duchene still talking … Coyotes targeting Duchene

TSN: Darren Dreger when asked what is out there with regards to pending unrestricted free agent forward Matt Duchene.

Dreger said that Duchene’s agent Pat Brisson continues to talk with Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen, so remaining in Columbus is possible.

“Among the suiters, the Arizona Coyotes, they’ve got a new injection of ownership there so perhaps there is more capital for John Chayka to work with and I’m told that Matt Duchene is Arizona’s primary focus.”

After Skinner signing, the Sabres more in mind

TSN:  Pierre LeBrun said the Buffalo Sabres aren’t planning on stopping after signing Jeff Skinner.

“Matt Duchene will looking at that freshly signed contract in Buffalo from as bit of a market there and speaking of the Buffalo Sabres they hope not to be done. They are eying both a second line centre and top six winger on the marker either via trade or through free agency. One name I can throw at you is who has almost been traded twice by Minnesota over the last six months. He’s a guy that Buffalo has kicked tires on.”

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