ARIZONA COYOTES

Coyotes forward Anthony Duclair recalled from Tucson

Mar 1, 2017, 4:13 PM
Winnipeg Jets center Andrew Copp (9) competes with Arizona Coyotes left wing Anthony Duclair (10) f...

Winnipeg Jets center Andrew Copp (9) competes with Arizona Coyotes left wing Anthony Duclair (10) for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Coyotes recalled forward Anthony Duclair after the 21-year-old spent the last 16 games with the team’s AHL squad in Tucson.

Duclair recorded a goal and seven assists with the Roadrunners after he was demoted on Jan. 19. In 41 games with the Coyotes this year, the second-year forward struggled, collecting just three goals and six assists in 41 games.

With the Coyotes in 2016-17, Duclair has 58 shots on goal but converted 5.2 percent compared to 19 percent of those chances a year ago.

“Anthony is a good young player,” said Coyotes general manager John Chayka in a statement upon Duclair’s demotion. “Unfortunately, he has struggled this season. We felt this was a good time to send him to Tucson to work on a few things and hopefully regain his scoring touch. We hope to have him rejoin our team soon.”

As a rookie in 2015-16, Duclair scored 44 points, including 20 goals, the second-most in a single season in Arizona history.

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