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Vermette has been traded to the Blackhawks for prospect defender Klas Dahlbeck and a first round pick, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

He immediately slots into the top six and his fantasy value has gone up significantly. The trade is not official, as the league office is still finalizing. But that's just a formality.

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Vermette netted the Coyotes only goal in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers. He has four points in his last seven games.He's also one of the Yotes most desirable trade chips and could be on a speed train outta town at any point in the next few weeks. And that means his fantasy value will go up. Keep an eye on his landing spot -- he might bring you a cheap boost when it happens.

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Vermette scored his 12th goal of the season in regulation Monday, then scored the winner in the shootout in a 3-2 win over Chicago. He took two shots and added two hits on the night.An unrestricted free agents after the season, Vermette is a very good complementary player masquerading as a first line center in Arizona. He has 34 points in 54 games and is in the top ten in faceoff wins and winning percentage. He is widely expected to be moved to a contender down the stretch as Arizona starts rebuilding.

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Vermette picked up a couple assists -- one on a power play, the other on an empty-netter -- in Tuesday's win over the Jackets.

It's a cheap route to a multi-point game, grabbing a secondary helper and an empty-netter, but Vermette won't complain and neither will his fantasy owners. He's actually on a better pace than last year as far as point production, but his goal-scoring has dropped sharply, which can be entirely attributed to a stunning reduction in shooting. Vermette has just 70 shots in 51 games, and he's taken one or zero shots in a stunning 12 of the last 15 games.

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Vermette won 23 of his 29 faceoffs in Saturday's win over the Canadiens.

That kind of proficiency isn't new territory for Vermette, who ranks third in the NHL with 621 faceoff victories, while upholding a 56.1 winning percentage. His continued dominance in that area has helped him make up for a stark dropoff in his goal total from a season ago.

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Vermette scored his eleventh goal on the power play Saturday in a loss to the Wild. He was minus-1, took one shot and blocked one shot in the contest.

Vermette is leading the Coyotes in scoring this season with 29 points, including 12 points on the power play, but with a minus-15 rating. He is among the league leaders in face-off winning percentage. If the Coyotes decided to make some moves for the future before the trade deadline Vermette is likely to be a target for some teams, which could put him in a better lineup and help his numbers down the stretch.

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Vermette contributed a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- to Thursday's 4-1 win over Winnipeg.

The Coyotes' leading point-getter, Vermette had been held off the scoreboard in three straight games and seven of the last nine coming in. That's prety much the way this season's gone for the 'Yotes. Even with the nice stat line, Vermette has taken exactly one shot on goal (which came Thursday) in the last four games.

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Vermette (face) was a participant in Wednesday's practice, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Vermette was sporting a fat lip and required about six or seven stitches to seal up a few gashes, but aside from the cosmetic damage, he looks like he'll be good to go for the Coyotes' next game Thursday versus the Jets.

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Vermette wasn't able to finish Tuesday's game against the Blues after requiring stitches on two different occasions, the Associated Press reports.

The center required stitches near his nose and mouth area, but it sounds like the case where he just ran out of time to get back in the game after receiving medical attention. The expectation is that he'll be good to go for Thursday's game against the Jets, but we'll await confirmation on his availability.

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Vermette potted a pair of goals and added an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the visiting Flyers.

Vermette was originally on the scoresheet with a hat trick in this one, but his would-be third goal was eventually changed to Shane Doan. Vermette is up to 25 points in 36 games this season and even with an underwhelming supporting cast, the 32-year-old should be able to crack the 50-point barrier for the third time in his 11-year career.