Coyotes recall Kennedy, Yip; Brown, Lessio sent down

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Phoenix Coyotes shook up their roster following Monday night’s 6-1 loss to the New York Islanders, sending forwards Chris Brown and Lucas Lessio to the Portland Pirates of the AHL and recalling forwards Tim Kennedy and Brandon Yip.
Kennedy, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, had two goals in 13 games last season for San Jose. For his career, the 27-year-old Kennedly has 13 goals and 18 assists in 125 games.

Yip, 6-foot-1, 198 pounds, had three goals and five assists in 34 games last season for Nashville. For his career, the 28-year-old Yip has 29 goals and 27 assists in 172 games.

Brown, 22, and Lessio, 20, are two of the Coyotes’ top prospects who earned roster berths during training camp. Both were second-round draft picks — Brown in 2009 and Lessio in 2011.