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With Archibald suspended, Mario Kempe recalled to Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes ' Mario Kempe (29) and Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Arizona Coyotes made a roster move on Saturday recalling another player from the Tucson Roadrunners, this time it was forward Mario Kempe, the team announced on Saturday.

Kempe, played in four games with the Coyotes this season and eight games with the Roadrunners.

He has three goals and six assists for a total of nine points with the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate in Tucson.

Kempe has 22 career NHL games played and has logged two goals and two assists with 24 shots on goal. This season, Kempe ranks third on the Coyotes with a 57.14 faceoff percentage.

On Friday, Josh Archibald was suspended by the NHL for two games leaving an empty forward spot on the Coyotes roster.

The Coyotes next two games are both part of a five game home stand on Saturday against the Boston Bruins and on Wednesday against the Vegas Golden Knights.

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