The Coyotes made their final preseason personnel moves Wednesday, reducing their roster to 22 players. Defenseman Matt Jones and center Garth Murray were assigned to San Antonio of the American Hockey League while defenseman Jonas Ahnelov was placed on injured reserve. Also, center Joel Perrault, who suffered a concussion prior to training camp, was assigned to the injured nonroster list.
The roster will have goalies Ilya Bryzgalov and Mikael Tellqvist; defensemen David Hale, Ed Jovanovski, Zbynek Michalek, Derek Morris, Kurt Sauer and Keith Yandle; and forwards Mikkel Boedker, Daniel Carcillo, Shane Doan, Todd Fedoruk, Martin Hanzal, Olli Jokinen, Enver Lisin, Brian McGrattan, Peter Mueller, Kevin Porter, Steven Reinprecht, Viktor Tikhonov, Kyle Turris, Daniel Winnik.
Phoenix opens its season Saturday at home against Columbus.