Coyotes acquire Morris from Bruins - 03-03-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

It's been a slow day, but we have our first notable move of the day.

The Coyotes re-acquired former defenseman Derek Morris (above) from the Bruins in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2011.

Morris, 31, has 25 points (three goals, 22 assists) and is a minus-2 in 58 games. He spent parts of five seasons in Phoenix the previous decade.

He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

EN Says: Morris is a puck-moving defenseman who will help boost the Coyotes' offense on the blue line. He inconsistent when it comes to playing in his own end, but the Coyotes have the depth to compensate for that.

Phoenix is looking to make the playoffs for the first time in several years. This is a solid, low-risk acquisition which brings some depth and experience to the roster.

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