June 19, 2009

The Phoenix Coyotes have traded the rights to center Steven Reinprecht to Florida for left wing Stefan Meyer.

The Coyotes are in bankruptcy proceedings and made the deal because they did not plan to re-sign Reinprecht, a pending unrestricted free agent.

The 33-year-old Reinprecht scored 14 goals with 27 assists in 73 games with the Coyotes last year. He has 120 goals and 214 assists in 552 career NHL games with Los Angeles, Colorado, Calgary and Phoenix.

The 23-year-old Meyer appeared in four games for the Panthers in 2007-08.

The Coyotes also re-signed left wing Petr Prucha to a two-year contract.

Terms were not disclosed.

The 26-year-old Prucha scored six goals and had 13 assists in 47 games with the Coyotes and New York Rangers last season. He joined Phoenix on March 4 in the deal that sent defenseman Derek Morris to the Rangers.

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