Kyle Turris has asked the Phoenix Coyotes to trade him after failing to agree to on a new contract.
"This has never been about money, we've been upfront with the club from Day 1," agent Kurt Overhardt told ESPN.com Thursday. "We've respectfully requested that the player had the opportunity to move forward in his career by having a fresh start."
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney say he won't trade the 22-year-old centre, a restricted free agent.
"The CBA gives us certain rights to Turris and we are exercising our rights," Maloney said in an e-mail to ESPN.com. "There will be a point in the future Turris will have the right to decide who he wants to play for and how much he will accept.
"He is not at this stage, given his age and experience. If he wants to play in the NHL this season, he will re-sign with us."
If Turris, chosen third overall in the 2007 draft, isn't signed by Dec. 1, he cannot play in the NHL this season, according to the rules in the collective bargaining agreement. Turris has 19 goals and 27 assists in 131 NHL games.
SCHENN SITS AFTER BREAKING FOOT
Philadelphia Flyers centre Brayden Schenn will be out four to six weeks after breaking his left foot Wednesday night during the Flyers' 5-1 loss to the Canadiens in Montreal.
Schenn, a key acquisition in an off-season trade that sent Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings, has no points and is a minus-5 rating in four NHL games. He started the season with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, and was recalled after getting four goals and four assists in four games.
The Flyers recalled forward Zac Rinaldo and defenceman Erik Gustafsson Thursday from Adirondack.
Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger got good news Thursday from eye doctor Stephen Goldman, three days after being struck near the right eye by a stick.
"He continues to improve daily," Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren said. "Chris will start light exercise on the weekend."
Pronger, injured in a game against Toronto when forward Mikhail Grabovski clipped him with his stick, is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks.
CRAWFORD TABBED FOR SPENGLER
Marc Crawford will coach Canada's entry at the 2011 Spengler Cup, Dec. 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.
Doug Shedden and Trent Yawney will serve as assistant coaches, Hockey Canada announced Thursday.
Crawford, 50, has been a national team coach twice before -- at the 1998 Olympics and as an assistant at the 1996 World Cup. He has spent parts of 15 seasons as an NHL coach with Quebec, Colorado, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Dallas, compiling a 549-421-100-77 record.
Shedden, 50, will be an assistant coach at the Spengler for the third year in a row.
Yawney, 46, is a scout for the Anaheim Ducks. He spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman made it official Thursday that the 2012 NHL draft will be held at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center. Round 1 will be held June 22, with Rounds 2 through 7 the next day ... The Columbus Blue Jackets recalled defenceman David Savard from Springfield of the AHL ... The Blue Jackets also activated defenceman Theo Ruth off injured reserve and assigned him to Springfield ... Veteran NHLer Steve Bernier signed a minor-league contract with the New Jersey Devils. The 26-year-old winger has played 385 games in the NHL ... The Anaheim Ducks called up winger Jean-Francois Jacques from Syracuse of the AHL, a day after sending him down. Jacques had two goals and one assist in Syracuse's win over Lake Erie Wednesday.