Coyotes sign Schlemko to 2-year contract extension

Updated: 02/26/2013 5:38 PM KSTP.com

(AP) GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenseman David Schlemko to a two-year contract extension.

General manager Don Maloney announced the deal Monday, but didn’t disclose financial terms.

The 25-year-old Schlemko has been sidelined since Feb. 4 with a shoulder injury. He has two assists in nine games this season and ranks second on the team with 26 blocked shots.

Schlemko originally was signed by the Coyotes as a free agent in 2007.

In 118 career NHL games, all with Phoenix, Schlemko has six goals, 27 assists and 44 penalty minutes.

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