1999-2000 news

September 5, 1999 :
Bob Essensa signed a one-year deal as an unrestricted free agent. Contract terms were not disclosed.

November 19, 1999 :
Mikhail Shtalenkov traded to the Florida Pantherswith Phoenix' 4th round choice in the 2000 NHL Entry draft for Sean Burke and Florida's 5th round choice in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

November 27, 1999 :
Sean Burke out for at least six weeks after suffering a partially torn tendon in his right thumb against Colorado.

November 28, 1999 :
Robert Esche recalled from Springfield.

January 19, 2000 :
Robert Esche assigned to Springfield.