Coyotes call up Murphy, assign Szwarz to Portland

The Coyotes on Monday recalled defenseman Connor Murphy and assigned forward Jordan Szwarz to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate in Portland.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Murphy has tallied a goal and seven assists in 21 games with the Coyotes this season. He has also posted six assists PIM in 18 games with Portland. The 20-year-old was the Coyotes’ first-round draft pick, the 20th selection overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Szwarz has scored three goals in 26 games with the Coyotes this season. The 22-year-old also has tallied four goals and three assists in 12 games with the Pirates.