The agent of free agent right wing Shane Doan said his client is still interested in re-signing with Phoenix Coyotes.
"We are still hoping this thing in Phoenix is going to work out," Doan's agent, Terry Bross, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Doan has played all 17 of his NHL seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes franchise. He is waiting to see if Greg Jamison's bid to buy the Coyotes is successful.
The Coyotes captain, who has 310 goals in 1,198 games, is in high demand as a free agent. He has scored at least 50 points in all but one of the last 12 seasons and playing in at least 72 games in that span. He has said he would like to remain with the Coyotes, but not if the team is embroiled in more politics.
Jamison, a former San Jose Sharks part-owner, is latest prospective bidder to buy the Coyotes, who have been owned by the NHL since it went into bankruptcy in 2009.
Recently the city of Glendale -- which owns Jobing.com Arena, the team's home -- rejected petitions that would have put Jamison's lease agreement to a public vote and delay the sale.
The NHL's pursuit of a new owner also has been blocked often by a public-policy advocacy group, the Goldwater Institute. Glendale twice has staved off the group's attempts to torpedo the lease with Jamison.
The Coyotes are coming off a season in which they won the Pacific Division and advanced to the Western Conference finals before falling to eventual NHL champion Los Angeles Kings.
That said, Bross told the Tribune-Review that Doan is eyeing other teams while waiting for Jamison's bid to be approved.
"We plan to narrow it to 4-6 teams by the weekend," Bross said.
The Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks reportedly are among the teams interested in Doan.