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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Robert Esche was recalled Wednesday from the Springfield Falcons.

Esche had been assigned to Springfield on Nov. 27. In his only game with the Falcons this season, Esche made 35 saves in a 1-0 shutout against Bridgeport on Nov. 30.

He has been rehabilitating in Phoenix since sustaining a groin injury the following day the following day.

Esche, 23, was expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Calgary Flames.