KUKLA’S KORNER: reports the Phoenix Coyotes have signed UFA forward Patrick O’Sullivan to a one-year, two-way contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is likely the final chance for O’Sullivan, a once-promising forward, to salvage his NHL career. He’s been in a downward spiral since his career-best 53-point season of 2007-08, bouncing from Los Angeles, Edmonton, Carolina and Minnesota since then. It’s an affordable gamble for the cost-conscious Coyotes.