Coyotes prospect Viktor Tikhonov (RFA next year) will return to the NHL this season. He did, however, ask for a trade....15 teams are interested. -Dmitry Chesnokov, Twitter
Reports out of Phoenix state Viktor is looking forward to rejoining the Yotes - however, he did inquire about trade possibilities given the number of teams interested.
And as a general FYI: Viktor grew up in Los Gatos before moving to Kentucky in '94 while his father Vasily worked as the goalie coach for the Sharks AHL affiliate Kentucky Thoroughblades. Viktor also spends a lot of time in the area during the off-season (like Nolan and Korolyuk)
I'd love for the Sharks to be one of the teams hoping to make a deal.