Two weeks from the start of their 2004-05 training camp, the Utah Grizzlies have almost a full team.

The NHL parent Phoenix Coyotes assigned eight more players to Utah on Wednesday, adding to the dozen assigned here on Monday.

The newest batch of players includes three defensemen (Keith Ballard, Joe Callahan and Dustin Wood) and five forwards (Randall Gelech, Jakub Koreis, Kiel McLeod, Lance Monych and Mike Stutzel).

Gelech and McLeod were part of a line that scored two goals for Phoenix in the recently concluded 2004 Rookie Tournament held in Anaheim, Calif., where Grizzlies coach Pat Conacher's club played the Mighty Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks rookies. Phoenix won 3-2 over San Jose on Sunday, with McLeod getting two goals.

The third member of that line was Tyler Redenbach, who was assigned to Utah on Monday, along with goaltender David LeNeveu, three defensemen (Igor Knyazev, Nikos Tselios and Matthew Spiller) and seven other forwards (Jason Jaspers, Sheldon Keefe, Ladislav Kouba, Frantisek Lukes, Darren McLachlan, Fredrik Sjostrom and Jeff Taffe). The Grizzlies open training camp Sept. 29 in West Valley City and play their first preseason game vs. the Edmonton Road Runners (the Edmonton Oilers American Hockey League affiliate) Oct. 8 in Boise. The Grizz open the regular season Oct. 13.

The Coyotes also announced Wednesday that the following players have been returned to their respective junior clubs: Brodie Beard (Ottawa), Kevin Cormier (Halifax), Ryan Gibbons (Seattle), Ryan Jenner (Victoriaville), Olivier Latendresse (Val-d'Or Foreurs), Derek Merlini (Erie), Tyler Redenbach (Swift Current), Logan Stephenson (Tri-City) and Roman Tomanek (Calgary). Also, Ryan Bowness, son of Coyotes coach and former Salt Lake Golden Eagle Rick Bowness, was returned to his college team (St. Mary's).