Shane Doan reiterated Saturday that his preference is to re-sign with the Phoenix Coyotes.
"Right now I'm doing everything I can to stay there and that's kind of my goal," Doan said in an interview with TSN. "At the same time, I'm having to do some due diligence, now in the fact that the longer it takes the more likely and the harder it seems to be to get a deal done in Phoenix."
Doan, who became an unrestricted free agent July 1, has put off signing with the Coyotes while the team's future ownership is determined.
Doan reportedly has visited with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. Nashville Predators general manager David Poile said this week his team also has interest in the forward but would not require a visit.
Doan spoke while signing autographs at an appearance in Georgetown, Ontario, TSN reported.
"It's one of those things. that I understand the fluidity of the market and the way that the market moves, but like I said I'm going to try to give Phoenix every chance I can," Doan said.
"For me it's going to be about my family and the right situation for us and the right situation for me as a player to have a chance to win and enjoy the game. And I think that's a big part of it is being in the right spot and enjoying it. There's obviously a few teams that fit that."