Michalek assigned to Roadrunners

The Arizona Coyotes have assigned defenseman Zbynek Michalek to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate.

The 33-year-old Michalek has registered 42 goals and 136 assists for 178 points over 781 National Hockey League games with Arizona, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic, last played in the AHL in 2004-05, when he appeared in 76 games with the Houston Aeros. Michalek, who was also a member of the Aeros’ Calder Cup championship team in 2002-03, skated in 193  regular-season games and 30 postseason contests over three AHL seasons with Houston.