- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (AP) - The Glendale City Council is scheduled to vote next week on a plan to pay the NHL up to $25 million to buy more time to find a buyer for the Phoenix Coyotes.

If the plan is approved Tuesday night, Glendale would keep the Coyotes through the 2011-12 season at Jobing.com Arena.

The NHL bought the Coyotes out of bankruptcy in September 2009 with the intention of finding a buyer to keep the team in Arizona.

The proposed sale to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer has been stalled by the threat of a lawsuit by the Goldwater Institute, a conservative watchdog group.