Kyle Turris, Coyotes agree to deal

Kyle Turris has agreed to a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes, ending a standoff between the restricted free agent and the team that saw the center miss all of camp and the first seven weeks of the regular season.

The deal is for two years and worth $2.8 million, a source told ESPN.com.

Turris, 22, faced a Dec. 1 deadline, according to the collective bargaining agreement, to sign or be forced to miss the entire NHL season.

"We are pleased to agree to terms with Kyle on a multiyear contract," Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a statement. "Kyle is a top young player who will make us a better team. We look forward to having him in our lineup so he can contribute to our team."

Turris had 11 goals and 14 assists in 65 regular-season games last season. He scored his first playoff goal in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against Detroit.

"I am happy to sign with Phoenix and start playing," Turris said in a statement. "It's been a long process, but now I am focused on playing and helping the team win."

The Coyotes took Turris, the No. 3 overall pick, in the 2007 draft.

Information from ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun was used in this report.