Found June 24, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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With free agency approaching, the Coyotes were already expected to deal from their strength -- defense -- in order to pick up some much-needed scoring help up front. Trading two prospects and a draft pick to bring defensive-minded blue-liner Zbynek Michalek back to Phoenix only solidified that belief. Michalek will likely fill the salary slot of unrestricted free agent Michal Rozsival, who made 5 million last year and won't be coming back. Michalek was a big favorite of Coyotes GM Don Maloney, who was upset when he was outbid for the free agent in the summer of 2010. When the chance to bring Michalek home and give coach Dave Tippett another one of "his kind of player" on the bench, he pulled the trigger and was only too happy to help the Penguins lighten up their payroll. There were a lot of pre-draft trade rumors swirling around Keith Yandle, who has another four years and 21 million on his contract. The Coyotes probably can't afford to sign a high-priced free a...
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