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Former Blackhawks Forward Richard Panik Arrested in Arizona

Panik was arrested the day after the Coyotes' season ended, police say

Authorities say Arizona Coyotes forward Richard Panik has been arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave the entrance of a bar.

Scottsdale police say the 27-year-old Panik, who was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in January, was arrested at the Bevvy the night of April 8, the day after the Coyotes' season ended.

Police say Panik appeared to be intoxicated during his contact with officers.

He was booked into the Scottsdale City Jail and later released on a criminal citation.

In a statement Tuesday, Coyotes officials said they're aware of the incident and still gathering information on it.

Panik scored six goals and added 10 assists in 37 games with the Blackhawks before he was traded. He had eight goals and 11 assists in 35 games for the Coyotes.

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