Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  By CRAIG MORGAN  |  Last updated 8/30/13

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: Mikkel Boedker #89 of the Phoenix Coyotes is introduced before the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena on October 10, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
There is still time for the Coyotes and restricted free-agent forward Mikkel Boedker to come to terms on a new contract before training camp begins on Sept. 11. But the longer this current impasse persists, the more options the Coyotes will have to explore. One of those options could be adding a significant free agent -- which may come as a shock to a fan base accustomed to frugality despite the recent, hefty contracts paid to goalie Mike Smith and center Mike Ribeiro. We continue to look at all options, assistant general manager Brad Treliving said Friday. Reports surfaced recently that the team was close to signing free-agent forward Damien Brunner. Treliving shot those rumors down on Friday, saying there is no deal, nor is one imminent or in the works. But the Coyotes have talked with Brunners agent, Neil Sheehy, just as theyve talked to other free-agent options. Its well-known that the Coyotes would like to add another top-six forward to the lineup -- likely a left wing to provi...
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