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Petr Prucha | Winger

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
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Petr Prucha scores a goal for SKA in a 2-1 win over Sibir Sunday.
The former Ranger and Coyote scored for just the seventh time this season in 21 games. This is his second campaign in Russia. Sun, Dec 23, 2012 12:07:00 PM

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Petr Prucha scored a pair of goals and added an assist Sunday as the Czech Republic defeated Russia 7-4 at the World Hockey Chamionships to earn a bronze medal.

Tomas Plekanec also put his name on the scoresheet a couple of times with two goals of his own while Romas Cervenka registered two goals and two helpers. Ondrej Pavelec was solid in goal as he turned aside 39 of 43 shots in the victory.
Sun, May 15, 2011 03:10:00 PM

Do not expect to see Petr Prucha in a Phoenix uniform for a while.

Prucha passed through waivers on Friday and was sent down to San Antonio of the AHL the same day. He will get lots of ice time there but a return to Phoenix is not imminent. "The way we're set up, structured, he's probably not going to play for a while," GM Don Maloney said. "We don't like players sitting out not playing. We think Petr, to go down to San Antonio and play, we're gaining a little of his offensive touch. There's no question of his drive, work ethic - it's the same every practice - and every game and . . . we have some players in San Antonio that are playing very well." Prucha has not had a good season in the NHL since his sophomore campaign with the Rangers as he had 22 goals and 40 points after a 30 goal effort in his rookie season. He has no fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 28, 2010 09:11:00 AM

Petr Prucha has been sent down to AHL San Antonio.

This move was expected after he cleared waivers Friday afternoon. Prucha has one assist and four penalty minutes in 11 contests with the Coyotes in 2010-11.
Fri, Nov 26, 2010 03:24:00 PM

Petr Prucha has successfully cleared waivers.

Prucha has one assist and four penalty minutes in 11 games with the Phoenix Coyotes this season. He'll probably play in the AHL.
Fri, Nov 26, 2010 01:04:00 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have placed Petr Prucha on waivers.

The forward had only one assist in 11 games this season. He has no fantasy value.
Source: TSN.ca
Thu, Nov 25, 2010 04:03:00 PM

Petr Prucha was a healthy scratch for Phoenix on Tuesday.

He has one assist in 11 games this season and shouldn't be on anyone fantasy radar right now.
Wed, Nov 24, 2010 08:19:00 AM

Peter Prucha replaced Wojtek Wolski in the Phoenix lineup for the second straight game on Saturday.

Coach Dave Tippett was pleased with Prucha's effort on Saturday as he 'played a heck of a game' according to the coach. Prucha has only one assist in six games for Phoenix so he is unlikely to remain in Wolski's spot. Prucha has no fantasy value at this time.
Sun, Oct 31, 2010 08:54:00 AM

Petr Prucha scored in the second period to lead Phoenix to a 3-1 win over Dinamo Riga Wednesday afternoon.

Prucha, who played with Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata, scored on a nice one-timer. He seemed to be clicking well with his linemates in this game. Taylor Pyatt scored late in the first period. Ilya Bryzgalov played well but made way for Jason LaBarbera at the start of the second. This game was the last of the NHL’s preseason schedule. Thursday will mark opening day.
Wed, Oct 6, 2010 02:52:00 PM

Petr Prucha scored in the second period to help lift Phoenix to a 4-2 win over Detroit.

Sami Lepisto, Wojtek Wolski and Radim Vrbata had the other Coyote goals while Martin Hanzal and Matthew Lombardi chipped in with two assists each. Lepisto picked up the fastest goal in franchise history with his marker just 29 seconds into the game. Phoenix took a 2-1 series lead over Detroit, many of whom predicted a series win for the Red Wings over the upstart Coyotes. Game four takes place on Tuesday in Detroit.
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 06:10:00 PM

Petr Prucha was able to dress on Tuesday night despite being questionable with an upper body injury.

He sustained the ailment in the last game before the Olympic break, but was alright to play in Phoenix's 5-2 loss to St. Louis. Prucha has 11 goals and 20 points in 63 games this season.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 01:33:00 AM

Petr Prucha (upper body) took part in Thursday's practice.

Prucha suffered the injury in the Coyotes' last game prior to the Olympic break. He was happy with how Thursday's practice went and he hopes to take part in full contact on Friday. He's considered questionable for Tuesday's game.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 11:34:00 AM

Petr Prucha is being listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury after falling head first into the boards following a hit from Dallas forward James Neal on Saturday.

He left the ice on a stretcher after laying motionless on the ice for roughly seven minutes. Prucha was taken to the hospital, but he has been evaluated and released. Coach Dave Tippett was furious following the game as there was not even a penalty called on the play. "The league, all I've heard for months is how we're bearing down on head shots," Tippett said. "Well, that's a clear head shot ... It's a hit to the head, and you have a guy that's basically knocked out cold. Again, it just baffles me. When you have referees looking right at it, and they tell you that's not a bad hit, and you've got a guy laying on the ice unconscious. That just baffles me."
Sun, Feb 14, 2010 09:44:00 AM

Petr Prucha left Saturday night's contest on a stretcher after being hit from behind by the Stars' forward James Neal.

He was conscious and taken to a hospital for further evaluation after going head first into the boards in the first period. There was no penalty was called on the play. We'll update his status once we get more info.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Feb 14, 2010 02:14:00 AM

Petr Prucha is having trouble cashing in on his chances around the net.

While Prucha has tied last season's six goal effort, he is getting a lot more chances in Phoenix than he did in New York with the Rangers, before he was dealt at the trade deadline to Phoenix. "I'm playing like all the games, so I'm not fighting for my spot in the lineup any more," Prucha said. "So I can play with more confidence. That feels much better than last year, definitely." Prucha should start scoring soon, so he could be a nice sleeper in very deep leagues in the second half of the season.
Fri, Dec 25, 2009 07:07:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk