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The Coyotes have acquired Dane Birks, Phil Kessel and a 2020 fourth-round pick from the Penguins for Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph.

Birks was originally a sixth-round pick (No.164 overall) in 2013 and is simply a contract moving to Arizona. The 23-year-old spent almost the entire 2018-19 season with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), where he had one goal and 13 assists (14 points) in 65 games.

Source: Arizona Coyotes 06/30/19, 12:04 am EST

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The Coyotes have acquired Phil Kessel, Dane Birks and a 2020 fourth-round pick from the Penguins for Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph.

After registering a career-high 92 points in 2017-18, Kessel’s numbers dropped off a bit in 2018-19 but he still tied for 18thin the NHL in assists (55) and red for 23rd in points (82). Moving to Arizona should allow Kessel to play a massive role, similar to his days in Toronto. Kessel is capable of being a 30-goal, 50-assist winger for the Coyotes in 2019-20.

Source: Arizona Coyotes 06/30/19, 12:02 am EST

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The Coyotes have acquired Carl Soderberg from the Avalanche for Kevin Connauton and a 2020 third-round pick.

Soderberg, who has one-year left at $4.75M AAV, set a new career-high with 23 goals last season while adding 26 assists (49 points) in 82 games with Colorado. Heading to Arizona means that he will likely remain in a second-line centre role behind Derek Stepan and shutdown centre Brad Richardson.

Source: Arizona Coyotes 06/27/19, 9:35 am EST

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Kuemper led the Coyotes onto the ice for warmups.

Kuemper appears set to start Thursday despite leaving Tuesday’s game vs. the Kings after taking a stick to the eye. The playoffs is likely a motivating factor for Kuemper to be between the pipes tonight at less than 100 percent. Kuemper is 1-1-1 with a 3.27 GAA and .905 SV% in three starts against the Golden Knights this season.

Source: Dave Vest 04/4/19, 9:47 pm EST

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Kuemper (eye) will likely start Thursday in Vegas.

Kuemper appears set to start Thursday despite leaving Tuesday’s game vs. the Kings after taking a stick to the eye. The playoffs is likely a motivating factor for Kuemper to be between the pipes tonight at less than 100 percent. Kuemper is 1-1-1 with a 3.27 GAA and .905 SV% in three starts against the Golden Knights this season.

Source: Craig Morgan 04/4/19, 2:40 pm EST

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