Coyotes Recall Lyubushkin, Assign Capobianco To Tucson

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin has been recalled from the Tucson Roadrunners, the Coyotes American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. The Coyotes have also assigned defenseman Kyle Capobianco to Tucson.

The 25-year-old Lyubushkin collected four assists and 13 penalty minutes (PIM) in 41 games with the Coyotes in 2018-19. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Moskva, RU played in two games with the Roadrunners this season.

The 22-year-old Capobianco has played in three games with the Coyotes over the past two seasons. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Mississauga, ON registered 7-25-32 and 51 PIM in 40 games with the Roadrunners in 2018-19.

Capobianco was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2015 Entry Draft.

Save The Date

The Roadrunners will open their fourth season of play in Southern Arizona on Friday, October 18 when the team hosts the San Antonio Rampage, AHL affiliate of the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues at Tucson Arena.  Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. and ticket packages including the opening night are on sale now.