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The Chicago Blackhawks are reportedly working on a deal to send Marian Hossa‘s contract and Vinnie Hinostroza to the Arizona Coyotes, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Arizona Sports’ Craig Morgan confirmed both players are a part of the deal, but not the entirety of it.

For those unaware, 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 an annual cap hit of $5.275 million, though his actual salary is only $1 million for each season. Since he is unable to play, he will only cost the Coyotes $200K per year.

Cap Friendly also adds that Hossa would still need to waive his no-movement clause in order for a trade to work.

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, and Pavel Datsyuk and Dave Bolland in 2016.

Hinostroza, who appears to be at least part of the return for taking on Hossa’s cap hit, has 13 goals and 39 points in 106 career games with the Blackhawks. The diminutive, speedy winger is still just 24 years old, though.

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