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The Chicago Blackhawks and the Arizona Coyotes pulled off a doozy of a trade Thursday.

Chicago traded Marian Hossa‘s contract, forward Vinnie Hinostroza, defenseman Jordan Oesterle, and a 2019 third-round pick to the Coyotes in exchange for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle, Jordan Maletta, defenseman Andrew Campbell, and a 2019 fifth-round pick, the Blackhawks announced.

Hossa ended his playing career in May.

“I’m done playing hockey,” he told Slovak newspaper Novy Cas back in May, as translated by “I have a contract with Chicago for the next three years, but I have to watch my health, and my body says the comeback is not possible.”

He missed all of last season due to a progressive skin disorder and the side effects of the medication used to treat it.

Hossa still has three years remaining on his contract with a $5.275-million annual cap hit, though his actual salary is only $1 million for each season. Since he is unable to play, he will only cost the Coyotes $200,000 per year.

A move such as this isn’t uncommon, especially for the Coyotes. Inactive contracts they’ve acquired in the past include Chris Pronger in 2015 as well as Pavel Datsyuk and Dave Bolland in 2016.

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