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Coyotes to buy out Mike Ribeiro

Updated: June 27, 2014, 10:09 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes knew Mike Ribeiro had behavioral issues when they signed him before last season, but hoped a reunion with coach Dave Tippett would help him.

It didn't, at least not to the Coyotes' satisfaction.

The Coyotes initiated a buyout of the final three years of Ribeiro's contract on Friday, parting ways with their top offseason acquisition from a year ago.

"Mike had some real behavioral issues we felt we could not tolerate going forward," ...

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