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Doan will stay with Coyotes ‘as long as he wants to': Maloney


during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on November 12, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Christian Petersen

Shane Doan is 39 years old and unsigned past this season. He only has six goals in 23 games, and his average ice time has fallen to 16:19 as he’s struggled to stay healthy.

That being said, if he wants to re-sign and keep playing for the Arizona Coyotes, he’s more than welcome.

“We had a conversation with his agent a few weeks ago,” GM Don Maloney told Sportsnet. “We both decided to evaluate at the end of year, see where his mindset is at. Shane Doan will stay with us as long as he wants to stay with us.”

Doan has made it pretty clear that he’s committed to the Coyotes, and he’s repeatedly rebuffed the idea that he could pursue a Stanley Cup with another team, a la Ray Bourque.

Still, if the Coyotes have fallen out of the playoff race by Feb. 29 -- and with just two wins in their last nine, they’re not exactly trending in the right direction-- don’t be surprised if the idea gets floated again.

He can always just shoot it down, again.

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