Coyotes, Boedker ‘continue to arm wrestle’ for new deal

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Sounds like talks are well underway between Arizona and winger Mikkel Boedker on a new deal.

“I’ve been in discussions with his agent,” Coyotes GM Don Maloney explained, per the Arizona Republic. “We’ll continue to arm wrestle to try to get something done.”

Boedker, 25, just wrapped a two-year, $5.1 million deal with a $2.55M average annual cap hit. Still an RFA, he should be in line for a fairly decent raise — the Danish speedster had a nice season for the Coyotes before a season-ending spleen injury in January; he had 14 goals and 28 points in 45 games and was the team’s leading sniper when he got hurt.

Barring a wild turn of events, it’s expected Boedker will be back on Arizona next season. The club only has a handful of forwards under contract next season and given he doesn’t turn 26 until December, Boedker could easily fit into what promises to be a youth movement in the desert; prospects Anthony Duclair and Max Domi will likely be with the big club next year, as could the likes of Henrik Samuelsson, Brendan Perlini and whomever the club takes with the No. 3 overall pick at this year’s draft.