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Coyotes shift defencemen, signing Eriksson and sending Schlemko to minors

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Coyotes signed NHL veteran defenceman Anders Eriksson and assigned David Schlemko to the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage on Monday.

Eriksson had a goal and two assists in eight games for San Antonio. He has appeared in 552 NHL games with six teams, compiling 22 goals and 149 assists over parts of 11 seasons.

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Eriksson was a member of Detroit’s 1998 Stanley Cup team.

Schlemko, 22, had a goal and four assists in 17 games with Phoenix.