Vrbata returns to Coyotes in 3-man deal

Updated: July 21, 2009, 7:22 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay and Phoenix have completed a three-player trade with the Lighting sending right wing Radim Vrbata to the Coyotes for left wing Todd Fedoruk and defenseman David Hale.

The trade was announced Tuesday.

Fedoruk, 30, has played in 495 career games with Phoenix, the Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Ducks. He has scored 29 career goals and has 91 points.

Hale, 28, has played in 263 NHL games with Phoenix, the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils, recording three goals and 20 points. He has played in 17 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, recording two assists.

Vrbata, 28, returns to Phoenix. In 2007-08, he played in 76 games for the Coyotes and had career highs in goals (27) and points (56).


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