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Arizona Coyotes sign Richardson, bring Michalek back to the desert for third stint

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Brad Richardson to a three-year contract and brought back defenceman Zbynek Michalek for a third stint with the team in a two-year deal.

Terms of the contracts were not released.

The 30-year-old Richardson had eight goals and 13 assists in 45 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season. He has 62 goals and 87 assists in 10 NHL seasons that include stops with the Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche.

A stay-at-home defenceman, Michalek played for the Coyotes from 2005-10 and 2012-2015. He was traded to St. Louis in a deadline deal last season, finishing with two goals and two assists in 15 games with the Blues.

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