While most of the Coyotes were easing back into game mode Thursday after more than two weeks off, Coyotes winger Brandon McMillan didn’t have any rust to shake off.

“I’ve had that American League schedule, so I’ve been on the ice every day,” he said. “I haven’t really had a day off in the last couple weeks, so I’m fresh.”

That might be one of the reasons why McMillan didn’t look out of place in his Coyotes debut against the Winnipeg Jets. McMillan, who was recalled from the American Hockey League on Monday, played next to center Mike Ribeiro and captain Shane Doan on one of the team’s most effective lines in the 3-2 shootout loss. The trio was back together Friday against the Avalanche where the Coyotes concluded a brief two-game road trip.

“A player who plays with good pace,” coach Dave Tippett said. “Details of the game are pretty good. Been a good player in the minors for us. He’s been a guy we’ve been wanting to get an opportunity for and watched him closely over the break, and he played well.”

McMillan was acquired at last year’s trade deadline from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for center Matthew Lombardi. In 46 games with Portland this season, he tallied 11 goals and 27 points.