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Phoenix Coyotes recall Lessard; he begins serving three-game NHL suspension

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Coyotes recalled forward Francis Lessard from the minors Wednesday so he can begin serving his three-game NHL suspension for a pre-season incident.

Lessard received a boarding major and game misconduct for his hit on Anaheim's Ryan Donally on Sept. 19. The NHL suspended Lessard five days later for Phoenix's final two pre-season games and three regular-season games.

The Coyotes had assigned the 30-year-old Lessard to their AHL affiliate in San Antonio.

Lessard had two goals, two assists and an AHL-leading 324 penalty minutes last season for the Rampage, becoming the seventh player in AHL history to reach 2,000 career penalty minutes.

Lessard, a third-round draft pick of Carolina in 1997, has played in 91 NHL games.

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