Columbus signs second-round pick from 2004 draft

Columbus Blue Jackets: The team signed right winger Adam Pineault, the club's second-round pick in the 2004 draft, on Monday.

The 19-year-old had 26 goals and 20 assists in 61 games with Moncton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2004-05.

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Pineault was the 46th overall pick in the draft. He played for Team USA at the 2005 World Junior Championships, where he had an assist in seven games.

A native of Holyoke, Mass., he spent the 2003-04 season with Boston College, totaling four goals and four assists in 28 games.

Phoenix Coyotes: The team lowered its training camp roster to 35 by assigning nine players to its AHL affiliate in San Antonio.

Coyotes general manager Mike Barnett said the nine players sent to the minors were defensemen Rick Berry, Joe Callahan and Igor Knyazev; centers Mike Bishai and Kiel McLeod; left winger Martin Sonnenberg; and right wingers Randall Gelech, Sheldon Keefe and Lance Monych.

Phoenix, 1-1 on the preseason, plays the Kings here Tuesday night.