DETROIT - APRIL 18: Petteri Nokelainen #71 of the Phoenix Coyotes checks Henrik Zetterberg #40 the Detroit Red Wings into the boards during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2010 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Phoenix won the game 4-2 to take a 2-1 series lead. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The Phoenix Coyotes have announced that they have bought out the contract of Petteri Nokelainen. The Coyotes were scheduled to pay him $950,000 for this year, but will instead pay $158,333 for each of the next two years.
Nokelainen scored 1-1-2 for the Coyotes last year after being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks for a 6th round draft pick in the 2011 draft.