Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan has reportedly been placed on the trading block yet again. The Ducks had talks regarding a potential trade of the star forward earlier in the season, but the departure of former head coach Randy Carlyle led to the end of those discussions.
Now, as a potentially busy offseason comes into focus around the NHL, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that Ryan is again being made available to teams. The report points out that while Ryan is being included in trade discussions, that doesn't necessarily mean a trade will go through. It does, however, mean that the rumors will likely only intensify between now and both Friday's draft and the frenzied opening of free agency on July 1.
Just to take in a brief notion of how crazy it may get, John Boruk of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia reports that as part of those talks earlier in the 2011-12 season, Ryan was offered up with Jonas Hiller in a deal for Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller. That deal fell apart when Miller and Milan Lucic were involved in a bit of a dust-up back in November.