CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired winger Anthony Duclair from the Arizona Coyotes in a four-player trade.
The teams announced the deal Wednesday night that sends winger Richard Panik and minor leaguer Laurent Dauphin to Arizona. Chicago also gets defenseman Adam Clendening along with Duclair in a move that seeks to shake up a perennial contender fighting to maintain a playoff position.
Duclair has nine goals and six assists in 33 games this season, scoring in each of his last two games after asking the Coyotes to trade him.
Acquired from New York in 2015 in the deal that sent Keith Yandle to the Rangers. Duclair had 20 goals and 24 assists in 81 games in 2015-16, then had only five goals and 10 assists in 58 games last season.
Panik has six goals and 10 assists in 37 games after signing a $5.6 million, two-year contract. By trading the 26-year-old and his $2.8 million hit for Duclair's $1.2 million and pending restricted free agency, the Blackhawks clear valuable salary-cap space this season and next.
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