Domi has significantly regressed since his 52-point rookie season in 2015-16. He has struggled mightily this season (three goals, 22 points in 54 games entering Saturday) and may benefit from a change in scenery.
“I don’t think it’s necessarily a trade where they’re looking to dump him or unload him or get rid of him,” Friedman said during Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “I just think they are looking around to maybe see if there is someone who feels a fresh start will help him.”
Domi was selected by the Coyotes in the first round (12th overall) of 2013 NHL Draft. He’s in the last year of his entry-level contract and will be a restricted free agent on July 1.