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Coyotes send down Boucher, Jones to minors

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.