The Phoenix Coyotes recalled forward Kyle Chipchura from Portland on Thursday.

The 18th overall selection in the 2004 draft by Montreal, Chipchura appeared in the Coyotes' season opener against San Jose but then was assigned to Portland.

He has four goals and two assists through eight games for Phoenix's AHL affiliate.

In 164 career games for Montreal, Anaheim and Phoenix, Chipchura has 10 goals and 18 assists.