Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have assigned left wing Josh Gratton to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).
Gratton, 25, has registered five penalty minutes (PIM) in one game with the Coyotes this season. The native of Brantford, Ontario was recalled by the Coyotes from San Antonio on Oct. 29. During his two-week conditioning assignment with the Rampage, which began on Oct. 15, Gratton registered 34 penalty minutes (PIM) in six games.
The 6-foot-2, 214-pound forward recorded 1-1-2 in 52 games last season. Gratton also led the Coyotes and ranked second in the NHL with 188 PIM in 2006-07.
The Coyotes acquired Gratton from Philadelphia along with two second round choices in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft for Denis Gauthier on Mar. 9, 2006. Gratton was originally signed as a free agent by Philadelphia on July 27, 2004.
In 67 career NHL games with Phoenix and Philadelphia, Gratton has recorded 2-1-3 and 237 PIM.