Penguins ship Zbynek Michalek to Coyotes, free up more cap space (Puck Daddy)
PITTSBURGH -- It's not unusual for the NHL Draft's host team to make a splash or two in front of its home fans. During Round 1 on Friday night, GM Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins made waves.
Just after the Los Angeles Kings made the final pick of the first round, the Penguins finalized their second trade of the night sending defenseman Zbynek Michalek to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Harrison Ruopp, goaltender Marc Cheverie and the No. 81 pick this year.
Michalek, who waived his limited no-trade clause in order for the deal to happen, spent five seasons with the Coyotes before signing with the Penguins as a free agent in 2010.
"With the Zbynek Michalek deal, he came here to try to win a Stanley Cup," said
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