The Phoenix Coyotes have invited free-agent center Kyle Wellwood to attend training camp on a tryout basis according to the team's website. Wellwood, 27, has played 338 NHL games (for Toronto and Vancouver) and has notched 63 goals and 97 assists.
"He's a clever, creative player who's a little bit intriguing," Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney said. "We were weak on the power play last year and he's a smart player who could help us there so we'll give him every opportunity to come in here and win a job."
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday