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GLENDALE, Ariz. (The Canadian Press) — The Arizona Coyotes assigned 2015 first-round pick Dylan Strome to the Erie Otters of the junior Ontario Hockey League on Sunday.
The 19-year-old Strome had an assist and averaged 13:41 of ice time in seven games with the Coyotes this season. He was drafted third overall.
"Dylan has made exceptional progress and continues to make strides to being an elite centre in this league," Coyotes general manager John Chayka said. "At this point in time we felt it was best for his development to get him back playing in junior, but his future in the NHL is very bright."
Because Strome still has junior eligibility, he isn't allowed to play in the Coyotes' farm system.
Last season, he had 37 goals and 74 assists in 56 regular-season games for Erie.
Matt Duchene could be back in the team's lineup when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. The 25-year-old centre has missed the last four games with a concussion incurred on November 11 against the Winnipeg Jets.
Detroit Red Wings
The reeling Wings will welcome back Thomas Vanek to the lineup against the Flames on Sunday. Vanek, 32, has missed the last 11 games with a hip injury. The Red Wings are losers of three straight.
Sasha Barkov will be the lineup on Sunday against the New York Rangers.
Barkov, 21, left Saturday night's game against the Ottawa Senators with concussion-like symptoms.
Forward Matt Puempel has been waived by the team.
In 13 games this season, the 23-year-old native of Essex, Ont. has not registered a point.
Goaltender Andrew Hammond, waived on Saturday, cleared waivers, while defenceman Frederik Claesson has been returned to Binghamton of the American Hockey League.