Earlier this morning the Coyotes announced that they sent back center Laurent Dauphin and right-handed defenseman Anthony DeAngelo to the Tucson Roadrunners.
Who Went Down
Dauphin, this season has played 18 games with the Coyotes, only tallying one goal and one assist, playing mostly fourth line minutes. The 21-year-old center will see the ice time that he needs in the AHL with the Roadrunners with center Tyler Gaudet being called up before the game against Columbus on Saturday.
Anthony DeAngelo was called up when Michael Stone was injured against Philadelphia at the end of the first road trip of the year. He has played 11 games with the Coyotes with a total of two goals and five assists for seven points. He was playing mostly second pair minutes with Alex Goligoski and point on the power play with Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Both players were sent down to work on skills that they are lacking to be full-time NHL players.
As for other roster moves, Tippett said DeAngelo and Dauphin are "young players that need to play."— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) December 4, 2016
Tippett said DeAngelo needs to continue working on his defensive game, play w/o the puck. And team wants Dauphin to expand beyond PKer.— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) December 4, 2016
Who Came Up?
Brendan Perlini, a left wing, is finally going to see some time with the big club. He has been incredible in the AHL this season. He was Rookie of the Month for November and a player of the week after Thanksgiving. In 16 games he played with the Tucson Roadrunners he had 11 goals and 5 assists for 16 points.
Tippett: "(Perlini's) earned it. He's rookie of the month in that league down there.He's got 11 goals. He's earned the right to get a look."— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) December 4, 2016
Perlini is the Coyotes 2014 first round pick who was selected twelfth overall. Hopefully, we will see Perlini in the lineup against Columbus on Monday night.