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Coyotes acquire Werek from Rangers for Lindberg

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Associated Press
5/8/2011 7:51:17 PM
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes acquired junior centre Ethan Werek from the New York Rangers on Sunday in exchange for Swedish centre Oscar Lindberg.

The 19-year-old Werek, from Markham, Ontario, spent this past season with the Kingston Frontenacs in the Ontario Hockey League. He had 24 goals and 28 assists in 47 regular-season games and three assists in three playoff games.

Werek, six-foot-two and 200 pounds, was selected 47th overall by the Rangers in the 2009 draft.

Lindberg, also 19, had five goals and nine assists in 41 regular-season games for Skelleftea HC in the Swedish Elite League, and added three goals and four assists in 18 playoff games. Lindberg, six-foot and 197 pounds, was selected 57th overall by the Coyotes in the 2010 draft.

Carl Klingberg and Oscar Lindberg (Photo: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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