Veteran center Alexandre Bolduc, who spent the past three weeks in the NHL with the parent Phoenix Coyotes, has cleared waivers and is returning to the Portland Pirates.

In seven games with the Coyotes, Bolduc was scoreless with a plus-minus rating of minus-2.

In 34 games with the Pirates, Bolduc, who remained the team captain during his absence, scored a team-high 17 goals with 15 assists.