Coyotes GM Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have claimed forward Viktor Tikhonov off waivers from the Blackhawks.

The 27-year-old has appeared in 11 games with the Blackhawks this season. Tikhonov registered 8-8-16 and 20 penalty minutes in 61 games with the Coyotes in 2008-09.

Tikhonov was originally drafted by the Coyotes in the first round (28th overall) in the 2008 Entry Draft.