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Arizona Coyotes move to terminate Ruzicka's contract after problematic video surfaces

The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Adam Ruzicka on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after a problematic video of him surfaced on social media.

Ruzicka posted to his Instagram stories a video of himself with a white powder and a credit card on a counter.

The Coyotes announced the roster move on Friday and said they would have no further comment at this time.

Ruzicka had been with the Coyotes since he was claimed off waivers from the Calgary Flames on Jan. 25. The center had no points in three games with the Coyotes after posting nine points in 39 games with Calgary.

The Coyotes have set a precedent this season, as they terminated Alex Galchenyuk's contract in July following his arrest. Galchenyuk was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Scottsdale and was shown on video making violent threats and saying racial slurs to officers.

Ruzicka is the second NHL player this season to have his contract terminated, following Corey Perry with the Chicago Blackhawks after it was said the veteran winger violated team workplace policy.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Coyotes to cut ties with Adam Ruzicka after problematic video surfaces