Blackhawks trade F Panik to Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks sent forwards Richard Panik and Laurent Dauphin to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman Adam Clendening, the teams announced Wednesday.

In the deal, the Blackhawks reduce salary, as Panik carries a $2.8 million cap hit and is in the first season of a two-year, $5.6 million deal. Duclair, heading back to Chicago, carries a cap hit of $1.2 million.

Panik, 26, has six goals and 10 assists in 37 games this season. The right winger has often been a healthy scratch for the Blackhawks of late after playing in all 82 games and scoring 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) in 2016-17.

Duclair, 22, has nine goals and six assists in 33 games this season. He requested that he be traded last week. As a rookie in 2015-16, Duclair registered 20 goals and 24 assists.

Dauphin, a center, was originally drafted by the Coyotes in 2013. The 22-year-old didn’t appear in any games for the Blackhawks this season, though he had four goals and 10 assists in 33 games for the team’s AHL affiliate in Rockford, Ill.

Clendening appeared in five games with the Coyotes this season, tallying two assists. The 25-year-old had a goal and four assists for the Tucson in the AHL.

–Field Level Media

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