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Coyotes extend Paul Bissonnette

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes have signed enforcer Paul Bissonnette to a two-year contract extension.

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney announced the deal Wednesday.

A source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun that the deal is worth $1.45 million, with Bissonnette paid $725,000 per season.

Phoenix claimed the 26-year-old Bissonnette off waivers from Pittsburgh on Sept. 30, 2009.

The 6-foot-2, 216-pound forward had one goal and a team-high 71 penalty minutes in 48 regular-season games last season.

He has four goals, three assists and 210 penalty minutes in 104 NHL regular-season games with the Coyotes and Penguins. Bissonnette was drafted in the fourth round by Pittsburgh in 2003.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.