GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The New York Rangers have traded Finnish left winger Lauri Korpikoski to the Phoenix Coyotes for Russian right winger Enver Lisin.
The deal was announced Monday in Glendale, where the Coyotes are being funded by the NHL while a U.S. Bankruptcy Court determines who will own the team.
Korpikoski, 22, played in 68 games as a rookie for the Rangers
last season and had six goals and eight assists. He added two
assists in New York's seven-game loss to Washington in the first
round of the playoffs.
Korpikoski was New York's first-round draft pick in 2004, the 19th choice overall.
Lisin, 23, was a third-round pick of the Coyotes in 2004. He had
13 goals and eight assists in 48 games with Phoenix last season.