Coach Wayne Gretzky says that rookie forward Mikkel Boedker is not going anywhere and that the Coyotes will likely keep him with the team for the remainder of the year.
He can be returned to his junior team before he plays 10 games, but with three goals in seven games and a recent promotion to the Coyotes' top line, Gretzky appears more than content to hang onto him. "Boedker's going nowhere," said the Phoenix bench boss. "Until you officially get to those 10 games, it's unofficial, but we basically told Kitchener the day we drafted him that you could pretty much give away his sweater number. He really wasn't coming back."