GLENDALE. Ariz. — The Phoenix Coyotes have assigned veteran forwards Tim Kennedy, Brandon McMillan and Brandon Yip to the Portland Pirates, their AHL affiliate.

Between them, the three players have played a total of  419 NHL games.

Kennedy, a center who has played for the San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres, scored 18 goals and had 49 assists during the 2008-09 season while playing for the Pirates.

McMillan, a 23-year-old left wing, played parts of three seasons with the Anaheim Ducks.

Yip, a 28-year-old right wing, spent the last two seasons in the NHL with the Nashville Predators.