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Red Wings Rumors: Keith Yandle Drawing Interest From Detroit?

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle has been the subject of several trade rumors in the last 24 hours. On Friday night, there was a lot of smoke surrounding a possible deal that would have sent Yandle to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it didn't happen. Still, there is a lot of talk that Yandle could be traded.

Several teams are likely interested in acquiring Yandle, but two that stand out are the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers. Both teams have "significant" interest in trading for Yandle, according to's Tim Panaccio.

As for the Flyers, a Western Conference source confirmed that the Flyers and Red Wings both have significant interest in Keith Yandle.

"Phoenix isn’t actively shopping him but they said they would listen to offers and they need an impact center in return," the source said.

If the Red Wings miss out on Ryan Suter, the best option to improve their defense may be by making a trade. There is a pretty big drop off after Suter in terms of the defenseman on the free agent market, but getting somebody like Yandle would soften the blow of missing out on their top target if that were to happen.

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