Burke could be next Coyote to go

Trading captain Teppo Numminen probably won't be the last salary dump by the Coyotes for the 2003-04 season.

Updated: July 25, 2003, 10:20 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
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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