Coyotes close to signing Richardson, who should help woeful PK

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The Arizona Coyotes are inching ever closer to the salary floor:

Richardson was a valuable bottom-six center during his two seasons with the Canucks. The 30-year-old was one of Vancouver’s top penalty killers. He also added eight goals and 13 assists in 45 games in 2014-15.

Arizona had the second-worst penalty kill in the league last year, so the signing makes sense.

The one caveat is that staying healthy has been a challenge for Richardson, and now the Coyotes have him locked up for three years.

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