The Coyotes assigned Bunting to AHL Tuscon on Wednesday. Bunting joined the Coyotes as the extra forward for the team's three-game road trip, but he didn't draw in during the first two. Richard Panik (illness) will connect with the team in Vancouver, eliminating the necessity of Bunting's spot on the roster. He should remain among the first names considered for recall if injuries arise at the top level.
Bunting was recalled from AHL Tucson on Sunday. Assuming Bunting gets into the lineup for the Coyotes following his recall, the 23-year-old winger will have a chance to add to his NHL total of one goal for his only point in five games. He's flashed some serious scoring ability at the AHL level this season with 27 points in 31 games for the Roadrunners.
Bunting was placed on waivers by the Coyotes on Thursday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports. By waiving Bunting, Arizona will be able to move him down to the minors and activate a player off injured reserve -- possibly Brad Richardson (upper body), who appears to be close to a return. The 23-year-old Bunting will rejoin the Roadrunners, for whom he racked up 26 points in 29 minor-league contests this year. This likely won't be the last we've seen of Bunting in the NHL this season, as he continues to push for more opportunities with his strong play with AHL Tucson.
The Coyotes recalled Bunting from AHL Tuscon on Wednesday Bunting took advantage of his first cup of coffee at the top level, recording a goal in his NHL debut before going pointless in his three games before the demotion. Still, the 23-year-old has recorded 26 points through 29 games with Tuscon, and his recall suggests the Coyotes are in need of another forward for Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets.
Bunting was assigned to AHL Tucson on Tuesday. Bunting has a goal in four NHL appearances this season but has been far more productive at the AHL level, tallying 26 points in 29 minor-league contests. The 23-year-old had been a healthy scratch the past two games.
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