Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Protected from Vegas

Ekman-Larsson was protected by Arizona and will not be available to Las Vegas in the expansion draft, TSN reports.

Ekman-Larsson is coming off a down year by his standards with just 12 goals, 39 points and a crippling minus-25 rating. Additionally, his 145 shots were a significant drop from the 228 he fired during the 2015-16 campaign. The Coyotes are assembling an impressive collection of young talent, though, so a bounce-back year is well within reach for their star defenseman.

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