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Team Lidstrom Drafts Yandle for All-Star Game

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle will play for Team Lidstrom at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at 2 p.m. (MST).

Team Lidstrom selected Yandle, who leads all NHL defensemen with 44 points, in the 12th round of the All-Star Game draft on Friday night. Team Lidstrom is captained by Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, whom Yandle called his second-favorite defenseman of all-time behind Boston's Ray Bourque. Yandle is a Boston native.

Team Lidstrom will play Team Staal, which is captained by Carolina's Eric Staal.

Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson will represent Team Lidstrom in the rookie events at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game this weekend.

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