Coyotes send down Boucher, Jones to minors

Updated: December 1, 2005, 10:37 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday sent goaltender Brian Boucher and rookie defenseman Matt Jones to the minor league San Antonio Rampage.

Boucher was assigned to the Rampage for a two-week conditioning assignment. He strained a groin muscle in a Sept. 16 preseason game and is scheduled to start Thursday night for San Antonio.

Last season, Boucher led all Coyotes goaltenders in games played, shutouts and wins.

Jones played in three games for Phoenix after being called up from the AHL's Rampage on Nov. 23.

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