The Phoenix Coyotes made several transactions that affected its AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, on Tuesday.
The Coyotes assigned goaltender Mike Lee from the Pirates to the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL, recalled defenseman Chris Summers and assigned defenseman David Rundblad to Portland.
Phoenix also placed forward Alexandre Bolduc on waivers.
Lee has appeared in three games with the Pirates this season, posting a 3-0-0 record with a 1.31 GAA and a .960 save percentage.
The 6-foot-0, 190-pound native of Roseau, Minnesota was an ECHL All-Star this season with the Gwinnett Gladiators, the Pirates’ ECHL affiliate, recording a 12-11-1 record with a pair of shutouts and a 2.12 GAA and .918 save percentage.
For Summers, it’s his second recall to the Coyotes this season. He’s played 41 games with Portland, scoring two goals, eight assists for 10 points and took part in the AHL All-Star Classic in Providence, Rhode Island, replacing David Rundblad who was on recalled to the Coyotes at the time.
The Ann Arbor, Michigan native won the fastest skater event in the skills competition, setting a new AHL record with a time of 13.324 seconds.
Rundblad has played three games with the Coyotes, but has been a healthy scratch the last three games. In 32 games with the Pirates, Rundblad has six goals, 17 assists for 23 points, which lead all defensemen on the Pirates roster.
The Coyotes placed forward Alexandre Bolduc on waivers Tuesday. Bolduc was the Pirates leading scorer at the time of his recall to Phoenix in mid-January, scoring 17 goals, 15 assists for 32 points with a plus-2 rating.
Bolduc, who was named the 16th captain in Pirates history, has gone scoreless in seven games with the Coyotes, but has been a healthy scratch the last two games.
It won’t be known until noontime Wednesday whether Bolduc cleared waivers and eligible to be assigned back to Portland.