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Volchenkov Could Lead Blueline Buzz in Free Agency

Rinkwrap: Hawks paying price for Huet, Will likely buy out or bury big contract
BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency March 13, 2010

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Two shot-blockers who could be interesting to watch on the market this summer: Phoenix D Zbynek Michalek and Ottawa D Anton Volchenkov. Both are valuable and could get a lot if they hit the open market as UFAs. The price for a shot-blocking, stay-at-home blueliner is $4-$4.5 million. The Senators want to keep Volchenkov and are trying to structure a deal to keep him in Ottawa, but there’s not much chance Michalek will return to the Coyotes …

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