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COYOTES RECALL MURLEY FROM SAN ANTONIO

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


Monday, February 4, 2008
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled left wing Matt Murley from San Antonio of the American Hockey League (AHL).  The Coyotes also re-assigned left wing Daniel Carcillo to San Antonio.
 
Murley, 28, has recorded 11-27-38 and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 48 games this season.  He currently leads San Antonio in points (38) and assists (27).
 
The Troy, New York native signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on July 20, 2007.  He appeared in 61 games for Albany (AHL) last season, collecting 23-32-55 and 18 PIM to rank second on the team in both points and assists. 
 
In 59 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, he has recorded 2-6-8 and 38 PIM.  He has registered 82-146-228 and 207 PIM in 325 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre, Albany and San Antonio.  In 2004, he scored two goals and added in assist for PlanetUSA in the AHL All-Star Game.  The 6-foot-1, 206-pound Murley was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round (51st overall) of the 1999 Entry Draft.
 
Murley played his collegiate hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he graduated as the school’s 11th all-time leading scorer with 74-101-175 in 137 career games. 
 
Carcillo, 22, has recorded 5-7-12 and a league-leading 204 (PIM) in 36 games with the Coyotes this season.  He missed 16 games from Dec. 22 to Jan. 24 due to a knee injury.  Carcillo has also collected a goal and an assist in two games with San Antonio this season.
 
The King City, Ontario native played 18 games with the Coyotes last season after being acquired from Pittsburgh along with a third round choice in the 2008 Entry Draft in exchange for forward Georges Laraque on Feb. 27, 2007. Carcillo registered 4-3-7 and 74 PIM after making his NHL debut with the Coyotes on Mar. 3, 2007. 
 
 The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Carcillo spent two seasons with Wilkes-Barre (AHL), recording 32-22-54 and 494 PIM in 103 games.   
 
Carcillo was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round (73rd overall) of the 2003 Entry Draft.  In 54 career NHL games with the Coyotes, he has recorded 9-10-19 and 278 PIM. 
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