Coyotes center Ricci rejoins team after neck surgery

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes ended Mike Ricci's
brief conditioning stint in San Antonio on Monday by recalling the
veteran center from the Rampage.

Ricci played two games over the weekend for the Rampage to
prepare for his return to the Coyotes. He had been sidelined all
season following offseason neck surgery.

The 35-year-old Canadian is in his 16th NHL season.

Phoenix is home against New Jersey on Wednesday night.