GLENDALE, Ariz. - On Monday, the Arizona Coyotes announced that defenseman Zbynek Michalek was assigned to the team's AHL affiliate in Tucson.

The defenseman registered 42 goals, 136 assists and 178 points in 781 career NHL games with the Coyotes, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild.

Michalek played in 609 career games for the Coyotes.