Oliver Ekman-Larsson sent to AHL
Ekman-Larsson, a 19-year-old from Sweden, had three assists and 12 penalty minutes in 14 games with the Coyotes this season.
The sixth overall pick of the 2009 NHL entry draft, Ekman-Larsson was hit with penalties in overtime losses to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings and was on the ice when Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winning goal for the Red Wings on Monday.
Phoenix had recalled Garrett Stafford from San Antonio on Thursday in hopes of shoring up its defense.
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