Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/16/14

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 26: Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, a Boston-area native, made headlines when he took the ice for warmups Saturday in a jersey honoring Martin Richard, the 8-year-old victim of last week's marathon bombings. The jersey, a standard Coyotes road sweater, featured "Martin Richard" on the nameplate in place of "Yandle" as well as No. 8 instead of Yandle's usual No. 3. Yandle noted that his wife, Kristyn, was raised in the same Dorcester neighborhood as Richard and that his in-laws knew Richard due to the "tight-knit" nature of the neighborhood, which had him searching for a way to show support for the family. But after initially planning to have the Coyotes auction off the jersey and donate the funds to the family, there was a change of plans Monday, according to Yahoo Sports' Nik Cotsonika. The family reached out and requested the jersey -- and not the money -- as a keepsake, something Yandle said was "even better." According to Cotsonika, Yandle hopes to travel to Boston after the sea...
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