Coyotes assign All-Star game captain John Scott to the AHL


An NHL All-Star is heading to the minors.

The Coyotes assigned John Scott to the AHL’s Springfield Falcons on Wednesday.

The ‘Yotes made the move because they needed a roster spot for Kevin Connauton, who they picked up on waivers from Columbus.

Don’t worry hockey fans, Scott’s move to the AHL is only¬†temporary.

Of course, Scott doesn’t actually deserve to be in the All-Star game, but fan voters are just having some fun with the league’s voting process.

The 33-year-old has been a healthy scratch for all but 11 of Arizona’s games this season, and he’s been waived three times. He has one assist and 25 penalty minutes while averaging 6:18 per game.