The Coyotes have decided to shake things up and make some moves after their 4-0 loss to the LA Kings on Thursday night. The loss was their 6th in a row at home. After a players-only meeting post-game, some changes in the team were announced this morning.

Klinkhammer To Penguins

It was announced Friday, December 5th, that the Arizona Coyotes have acquired Philip Samuelsson from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade involving Forward Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional 5th round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Samuelsson has been playing for the Penguins AHL team, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, this season. He went 0-4-4 and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 22 games.

He has played a total of 5 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins after being drafted by them 2nd round in the 2009 draft.

His brother Henrik Samuelsson was drafted by the Coyotes in the 2012 NHL Draft. He is currently playing for the AHL affiliate the Portland Pirates after a strong pre-season training camp.

Rob Klinkhammer has had three goals for the Coyotes this season in 19 games.

Chipchura On Waivers

The Coyotes have put Kyle Chipchura on waivers, on Friday, December 5th. Chipchura only had 9:39 TOI in the loss to the Kings. In 16 games this season, Chipchura has only had 3 points (1 G, 2 A).

Chipchura is on his second year of a three year deal weighing in at a $875,000 cap hit.

Recalls and AHL Assignments

On top of all of the other action, the Coyotes have sent David Schlemko back down to their AHL affiliate the Portland Pirates. Schlemko has tallied 4 points (1 P, 3 A) in 15 games for the Coyotes this season.

They have also recalled defenseman Andrew Campbell and forward Jordan Martinook from the Pirates. Campbell has gone 3-5-8 with a plus-seven rating in 20 games with the Pirates. Martinook is 4-9-13 and 8 PIM in 21 games this season.

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