December 18: A day after recalling him, the Arizona Coyotes announced they have assigned Jenik to the AHL once again. During his brief recall, the forward made his season debut for the Coyotes, playing just under four minutes, while recording four penalty minutes in the process.
December 17: The Coyotes have brought up some extra forward depth as they have recalled forward Jan Jenik from Tucson of the AHL, per a team announcement. They had two open roster spots available so no corresponding move needed to be made.
The 22-year-old has seen NHL action in each of his first two professional seasons, suiting up in 15 games with the team where he had four goals and an assist while averaging just under 11 minutes per night. He will get a chance to make that three in three with this recall.
This season, Jenik has gotten off to a quiet start with the Roadrunners, collecting just three goals and nine assists in 22 games. Last season, he came up just shy of the point per game mark with 17 goals and 30 helpers in 51 contests.
Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports relays (Twitter link) that there are some game-time decisions for their contest tonight against Buffalo including Liam O’Brien so it appears that Jenik’s recall is a backup plan in case any of their 12 forwards are unable to suit up.