Trading captain Teppo Numminen probably won't be the last salary dump by the
Phoenix Coyotes for the 2003-04 season.
Sending Numminen and his $4.5 million, one-year contract to Dallas in return for
Columbus center Mike Sillinger slashes $3.2 million from Phoenix's payroll to
bring it to about $36 million for this season. The Coyotes also received a
conditional draft pick in the three-team trade that sent defenseman Darryl Sydor
to Columbus and a Blue Jackets No. 2 pick to the Stars.
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