The Arizona Coyotes are once again exploring potential Jakob Chychrun trades.

The Central Division club is talking to the Columbus Blue Jackets about the defenseman, reports Brian Hedger of the Columbus Dispatch.

The Blue Jackets hold the sixth and 12th overall picks in this week's draft. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen has said he would trade one or both of those selections for immediate help if he received a young, exciting NHL player with several years remaining on his contract.

Chychrun is signed through 2024-25 at a $4.6-million cap hit, according to CapFriendly. The 24-year-old is a strong two-way blue-liner who missed 35 games due to injury this past season but still produced nearly half a point per contest with 21 in 47.