The Phoenix Coyotes on Monday assigned forward Brandon Yip to the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates. The Arizona Republic reports the move creates room on the active roster for veteran center Jeff Halpern, who agreed to a one-year, two-way contract Saturday.
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL