The Arizona Coyotes have made a move today, recalling defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin from the Tucson Roadrunners and sending down Kyle Capobianco.
Lyubushkin started the season with the Roadrunners with the intention of getting him more game time. He has played two games with the Roadrunners, finishing with a +/- of 0. Despite showing some offense in the preseason he had no points in his limited time in Tucson.
Capobianco has yet to see NHL action this season with the Coyotes. Last season Capobianco played two games with the Coyotes before his season was sidelined with an injury.
Re: Kyle Capobianco assignment. He hasn't played in a live regular season game since February 7 and has rehabbed very well. He certainly held his own throughout training camp, preseason.— Alexander Kinkopf (@AEKinkopf) October 11, 2019
John Chayka: "He needs game reps and right now and Tucson is the best place for that."
After three games the Coyotes aren’t looking to make too many tweaks to their play style, especially when it comes to their defense. The Coyotes have not allowed a team to score more than two goals in their three games and are averaging 1.33 goals against per game.
Kyle Capobianco will likely get some NHL action this season after his call up last season, but when that happens is up for debate. But for now the Coyotes have a good thing going with their defense, and it may be for the best to keep things the way they are for now.
What do you think of this move? Do you expect to see Capobianco this season? Are you glad that Lyubushkin is back with the Coyotes? Feel free to comment below.