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Arizona Coyotes recall Kyle Capobianco from Tucson Roadrunners

Los Angeles Kings' Adrian Kempe, left, is pressured by Arizona Coyotes' Kyle Capobianco during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Arizona Coyotes announced Monday that they recalled defenseman Kyle Capobianco from the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners.

The move corresponds with a transaction the Coyotes reportedly made earlier in the day, placing defenseman Joel Hanley on waivers, per 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Craig Morgan.

Capobianco has never played in the NHL and has been a prospect with the Coyotes organization since he was drafted by Arizona in the third round (No. 63 overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.

In 17 games with the Roadrunners this year, Capobianco has two goals and 12 assists in 17 games with a +8 plus-minus rating and 12 penalty minutes.

Hanley, meanwhile, appeared in four games for the Coyotes this year after playing nine contests with Tucson. He did not record a point as he averaged 10:45 of ice time per game.

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