Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said Wednesday the team has recalled center Ryan Sutter and forward Ryan Murphy from the Arizona Avalanche in a four-player deal.

    Sutter will be the fifth player acquired in a deal that includes goalie Jared Bednar and defenseman Adam Clendening.

    Maloney did not say how much Sutter was worth but the Avs have $2.5 million in salary-cap space.

    Malone said the Coyotes are looking to add some size and depth to their roster.

    “We’re going to take some time to look at our team and see where we’re at, and I’m confident we can get back to that,” Maloney told reporters after the trade.

    Suter had been expected to be part of the Coyotes’ roster this season but is a restricted free agent and has yet to sign a contract.

    The 27-year-old had 19 goals and 33 assists in 66 games this season with the Avens, who have lost two of three in the series.

    Sager played for the St. Louis Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs before joining the Coyotes in 2011-12.

    The Avs will open the season at the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

    “I think it’s a very exciting time,” Malone told reporters.

    “The future is bright for us, the organization is a very strong organization and a very good hockey team.”

    The Avens have won nine of 11.

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