Two Western Canadian teams are apparently eyeing a pair of desert dogs.
The Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, and San Jose Sharks are among the clubs who have asked about Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Additionally, the Oilers, Flames, and Boston Bruins have checked in on Arizona captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson's availability, Friedman said, adding that there are undoubtedly even more interested teams.
Kuemper was one of the NHL's best netminders this season, although he was not one of the three Vezina Trophy finalists. He finished third in the league with a .928 save percentage, third with a 2.22 goals-against average, and fourth with 16.65 goals saved above average. However, injury limited him to just 29 games.