News: Lessio was reassigned to AHL Portland on Monday, Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona reports.
Impact: The 22-year-old former second-round draft pick has five points (two goals), 44 shots on goal, and a minus-10 rating in 26 NHL games this season. He has also been a bit disappointing at the AHL level, after notching 54 points for Portland last season.
News: Leggio was traded from the Islanders to the Coyotes on Monday in exchange for Mark Louis, agent Brian Bartlett reports.
Impact: With the Isles' addition of Michal Neuvirth before the trade deadline, the club had more than enough depth among their netminders, making Leggio expendable. He will likely serve in a similar role with the Coyotes, adding a little more organizational depth in net for the remainder of the season. Over 23 games with AHL Bridgeport this season, the 30-year-old has posted a 3.93 GAA and .861 save percentage.
News: The Coyotes claimed Cunningham on waivers from the Bruins on Monday, csnne.com's Joe Haggerty reports.
Impact: The Bruins presumably would have preferred to send Cunningham (who has three points in 32 NHL games this season) back to AHL Providence had he cleared waivers, but the 24-year-old winger was instead scooped up by Arizona, where he should be able to carve out a depth/energy forward role with his new team.
News: McGinn was claimed off waivers by the Coyotes on Monday, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports.
Impact: A flurry of trades over the last two days have left the Coyotes with some open spots on their roster, and it appears one of them will be plugged by McGinn. The 24-year-old winger showed some promise as a scorer while coming up through the QMJHL, but looks as though he'll probably settle in as little more than a third or fourth liner at the NHL level. That being said, with the Coyotes short on forward talent, McGinn should have more of an opportunity to play meaningful minutes than he enjoyed with either the Flyers or Sharks the past two seasons.
News: Letunov was traded to the Coyotes on Monday along with a 2015 conditional third-round draft choice in exchange for defenseman Zbynek Michalek, ESPN's Craig Custance reports.
Impact: The Coyotes have their eye on the future, so they were more than willing to surrender a soon-to-be free agent in Michalek for a prospect with some upside in Letunov. A second-round pick by the Blues in 2014, the 19-year-old Letunov has tallied 22 goals and 53 points over 47 games for the USHL's Youngstown Penguins this season.