Two days after working out a deal to join the EIHL’s Cardiff Devils, Paul Bissonnette has returned to the Arizona Coyotes’ organization.
He won’t be playing for the NHL, at least not yet. BizNasty will sign an AHL deal with the Coyotes’ affiliate, the Portland Pirates, according to Fox Sports Arizona’s Craig Morgan.
"I'm excited to go down and work on my game," Bissonnette told Morgan via text. "I love the game and am just happy to get to play in a great organization with a lot of great people.”
"I just heard from Paul today (Sunday) prior to our game and he explained that he has been offered a deal in the American Hockey League that he hopes will lead to an NHL deal later this season.
"I told him that I was happy for him that he is getting a chance to get back to the NHL and as much as we are disappointed, we wish him success."
I still would've taken the risk to bring him in. No hesitation on that, we had to try."
After signing with Cardiff last week, the plan was for Bissonnette to head to Wales next weekend ahead of their Nov. 2 game. The deal was with the Devils was a rolling one, meaning if an NHL or AHL side came calling, they would let him go.
Obviously the chance to re-join the Coyotes organization again was something Bissonnette just couldn’t pass up.
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