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Coyotes say Shane Doan trade talk is quiet: report

Deadline not putting pressure on either side, GM John Chayka states

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The Arizona Coyotes haven't had any discussions concerning a trade involving 40-year-old captain Shane Doan in recent weeks, general manager John Chayka told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Wednesday.

While Doan has suggested he could potentially waive his no-movement clause if the perfect scenario were presented to him, he has not been asked to do so.

"I haven't had any discussions in the last several weeks now," Chayka said. "And like I said on this show, I think it is slightly overblown."

The NHL Trade Deadline is March 1. Doan, who has scored 400 goals and 960 points in 1,515 NHL regular-season games, all with the Winnipeg Jets/Coyotes franchise, said Jan. 16 that family considerations will be a priority if he is asked to consider waiving his no-movement clause.

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"[The trade deadline] is a month away, it's not something that's pressing on either side," Chayka said. "So we're just focused on our own team here in terms of improving in the short term and the long term."

Doan, in his 21st NHL season, is the franchise leader in games played, goals, assists (560), points, game-winning goals (69) and power-play goals (126).

"As of now, he's happy to be a Coyote and we're certainly happy to have him, and he's not planning on leaving anytime soon," Chayka said. "At the same time, we're not trending toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs and, if there's a perfect spot that comes up, then maybe he'd be open to considering it."

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