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Lisin, Korpikoski trade places in NHL swap

The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, have acquired forward Enver Lisin from the Phoenix Coyotes, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, in exchange for forward Lauri Korpikoski.

Lisin, 23, skated in 48 games with Phoenix last season, registering 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points, along with 24 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, game-winning goals (two), and shots (105).

In addition, Lisin recorded six points (two goals and four assists) in 10 games with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League this past season.

The 6-2, 200 pounder has skated in 78 career regular season games in three seasons for the Phoenix Coyotes, registering 18 goals and 10 assists for 28 points, along with 46 penalty minutes.

Lisin has also appeared in 70 career AHL contests with San Antonio, collecting 20 goals and 23 assists for 43 points, along with 36 penalty minutes. In 2007-08, Lisin established AHL career-highs in games played (58), goals (16), assists (19), and points (26).

The Moscow, Russia native was originally Phoenix’s second round choice, 50th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Korpikoski, 22, appeared in 68 games with the Rangers last season, collecting six goals and eight assists for 14 points, along with 14 penalty minutes.

A first-round draft pick (19th overall) by the Rangers in 2004, Korpikoski has totaled 94 points (38-56-94) in 161 career AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack. He registered AHL career highs in goals (23) and points (50) during the 2007-08 campaign.