The Arizona Coyotes' arena operator says the NHL team still owes more than $2.706 million for rent and other expenses, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports.

The Coyotes said earlier Thursday that all bills and taxes owing to the City of Glendale and the state of Arizona were paid, one day after it was reported they might be locked out of their building if they didn't pay up.

Morgan writes that ASM Global, which operates Gila River Arena, received a cheque that brings the Coyotes current on game-day expenses, but not on rent.

ASM Global, Morgan reports, has sent a letter to the Coyotes with a schedule for timing of future payments.