Phoenix Coyotes reduce training camp roster by three players

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Coyotes sent rookie right wing Alex Bourret to their American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio on Wednesday and waived rookie defenceman Ryan Lannon and veteran centre Mike Zigomanis.

The moves left 27 players on the Coyotes’ training camp roster heading into Friday night’s pre-season game at Anaheim.

Zigomanis had 14 goals and nine assists in 75 games for Phoenix in 2006-07, but had just two goals and one assist in 33 games for the Coyotes last season.

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Bourret, who played at Harvard from 2001-05 and was Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL last season, scored his first goal of the pre-season in Phoenix’s 4-3 overtime loss at San Jose on Tuesday night.

Lannon has played the past two seasons in the AHL for Hartford and Chicago.