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Coyotes acquire defenseman Rozsival from Rangers

GLENDALE, Ariz.- Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced Monday that the team has acquired defenseman Michal Rozsival from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Wojtek Volski.

“I know Michal well from my time with the Rangers in New York,” said Maloney. “He is an intelligent, puck moving defenseman who can play heavy minutes against good players. He will make our strong defense even better.”

Rozsival, 32, has recorded three goals, 12 assists and 15 points with 22 penalty minutes in 32 games this season for the Rangers.

He finished the 2009-10 season ranked second among Rangers defenseman in assists (20)and blocked shots (130).

Wolski, who was acquired via trade from the Colorado Avalanche last season, recorded six goals, 10 assists and 10 penalty minutes for the Coyotes this season.