Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Tim Kennedy and defenseman Connor Murphy to the Portland Pirates, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 27-year-old Kennedy has recorded 2-6-8 with four penalty minutes (PIM) in 37 games with the Coyotes this season. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound native of Buffalo, N.Y. has also registered 0-2-2 and six PIM in six games with the Pirates. He has totaled 15-24-39 and 60 PIM in 162 career NHL games. Kennedy was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round (181st overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft.