Coyotes GM Don Maloney says the team is close to adding a third defenceman.
Garbutt is set to play on the fourth line with Dylan Strome and Matt Niskanen, while Ciarancia and Ryan Ellis will move up the lineup.
The Coyotes signed four-year veteran Garbutt to a three-year, $2.35-million contract on Wednesday, a move that comes a day after the team announced it had acquired two of its best players, two of whom are in their final seasons of their respective contracts.
The Coyotes had a player exchange in the off-season, acquiring veteran defenceman Mike Santorelli from the Los Angeles Kings.
Garbutt had two goals and seven assists in 46 games for the Kings last season.
Ellis had eight goals and 30 assists in 79 games for Arizona last season, his first with the Coyotes.
Ciarancio had nine goals and 31 assists in 63 games for Phoenix in 2014-15, his second with the club.
Maloney said the team will have to add more defencemen.
“I think we have to go out and try to add some quality defencemen,” Maloney said.
We’ll have to look at a few other options.””
They’ll be able to help us, but they’re going to have to be in the right spots.”
We’ll have to look at a few other options.
“The Coyotes will play three preseason games against the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens before facing the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 14.
There is no timeline for the Coyotes to announce a roster move, but Maloney noted that they have some good players on the roster.
Forwards: Adam Larsson, D, New York Rangers; Michael Del Zotto, D-Bruins, Colorado; Adam Clendening, D/G, Edmonton; Adam Oates, LW, Florida Panthers; Alex Goligoski, D / RW, Arizona Coyotes; Ryan Murphy, C, Florida Marlies; Anthony Duclair, C / D, Florida Blue Jackets; Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, Winnipeg Jets; Zachary Fucale, C-F, Calgary Flames; David Schlemko, RW, Edmonton Oilers; Cody Franson, LW-F-G, San Jose Sharks; Filip Chytil, LW / RW-F/G-A, St. Louis Blues; Josh Manson, LW: LW/C, Winnipeg Blue Bombers; Nikita Zadorov, D: D-LW, Detroit Red Wings; Nicklas Jensen, C/LW-D, Ottawa Senators; J.T. Miller, C: C-G-D; Anthony Petite, LW -C-G: LW-C; Jake Virtanen , C: LW -LW: C; Andrew Desjardins, LW; Mark Giordano, C; Dylan Stromberg, D -C -L: C.