In late November he re-signed with Arizona Coyotes and was recalled after posting 7 goals and 5 assists in 11 games with Portland.
He skated 3 NHL games but failed to connect for any points and was set to be reassigned back down.
Not wanting to spend any more time in the minors he decided not to report and he was released by the team for breach of contract.
Unable to find another suitor he would sit for the remainder of 2013/2014.
It was rumored he was set to leave for the league a year earlier but decided to stay in North America.