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Mike Smith | Goalie | #41

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (161) / DAL
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Mike Smith (core muscle surgery) partook in an optional practice Friday but the Coyotes really miss his leadership in the dressing room.
Smith has not played since early December and while Louis Domingue has done a terrific job between the pipes, he does not provide the veteran leadership that Smith does. "You miss a guy not just from the playing part of it but to miss him from the locker room, it’s a big part of that," coach Dave Tippett said. "He’s a veteran leader on our team. He’s been a key guy for us. We’ve managed to get by without him, but it’s like any team losing a top player. To get him back in your lineup would help." Smith should be back in late February or early March. Stay tuned. Feb 13 - 7:08 AM

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Mike Smith (core muscle surgery) took part in just under 20 minutes of the Coyotes' practice on Thursday.

The Coyotes went into the practice with a set amount of time Smith was going to be on for, so his limited presence was planned. This is another part of his recovery process and he's not expected to return in the near future.
Feb 11 - 5:33 PM

The Arizona Coyotes are hoping that Mike Smith will return from his core muscle injury by the end of February.

The team is hopeful he can start practicing this week. Smith has been out of action for the last seven weeks and while the original prognosis was eight-ten weeks, it may be a week longer than that. The Coyotes have been getting great goaltending from Louis Domingue in the interim and while Smith is only 10-9-1 with a mediocre 3.06 GAA and a .901 save percentage, he is a veteran and has played very well during his career. Stay tuned.
Feb 1 - 7:02 AM

Mike Smith (core muscle surgery) has been on the ice and taking some shots as he is six weeks into his recovery.

The Coyotes are hoping that Smith can start practicing soon after the All-Star break next week. The original prognosis was eight-ten weeks so he is getting close to being able to return. "It’s about getting his work in and when he feels like he’s ready, physically ready, to join our group, he will," coach Dave Tippett said. Smith may have lost his job to Louis Domingue or at least part of it as Domingue has really played well since his call up when Smith went down. Smith is 10-9-1 with a 3.06 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage. He isn't an ideal fantasy option upon his return.
Jan 24 - 7:29 AM

There has been no news regarding Mike Smith (core muscle surgery) in recent days.

That's not surprising though as Smith is not expected to be back until late February at the earliest. That being said, this injury might end up costing him dearly as Louis Domingue has been great in his absence. If Domingue continues to play at a high level over the next month or so, it will be interesting to see if the starting gig is still available for Smith by the time he's ready to return.
Jan 20 - 12:04 PM

Mike Smith (core muscle surgery) was on the ice Friday for the first time since his surgery on December 15.

It was projected that he would be out of action for eight-ten weeks at the time of surgery so he is still five-plus-to-seven weeks away from being ready. Nevertheless it's good news that he is back on skates. The 33-year-old has a 10-9-1 record with a 3.06 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage. He isn't an ideal fantasy option.
Jan 2 - 7:10 AM

Mike Smith underwent successful surgery Tuesday for a core muscle injury.

He is projected to be sidelined for eight-to-10 weeks, which puts his return around March. If the Coyotes don't acquire another goalie then Anders Lindback is expected to handle the number one job in Smith's absence with Louis Domingue as the understudy.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 02:26:00 PM

Mike Smith (lower body) didn't participate in Monday's practice.

Smith hasn't played for Arizona since Dec. 8. He was undergoing more tests on Monday and the Coyotes are hoping to get more details about his injury during the week. As it stands, it's not clear how long he'll be sidelined for.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 08:23:00 AM

The Coyotes placed Mike Smith (lower body) on injured reserve.

Smith last played Dec. 8 against the Blues, giving up three goals on 21 shots in a loss. He will be eligible to return Dec. 17. Smith has a 3.06 GAA and .901 save percentage this season.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 08:08:00 PM

The Coyotes have announced that Mike Smith, John Scott and Stefan Elliot will be scratched on Friday night.

Forwards Martin Hanzal and Shane Doan are on the injured reserve and will also miss the game. Smith has a lower-body injury but is struggling again this season. He is 0-3-0 in his last three games with a 4.35 GAA and .844 SV%. Smith will be a borderline fantasy contributor when he returns.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 09:03:00 PM

Mike Smith is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Smith will not be available for Friday's contest as a result. As previously reported, Anders Lindback will get the nod instead.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Mike Smith allowed three goals on 21 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Smith has now dropped four consecutive starts to Nashville, Detroit, Buffalo and St. Louis. The 33-year-old has a 10-9-1 record with a 3.06 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage. He isn't an ideal fantasy option.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:05:00 AM

Mike Smith will face the Blues on Tuesday night.

Smith has seen 11 pucks beat him over the last three games on 83 combined shots. Not good. For the season he rocks a .903 save percentage and a 3.06 GAA, and considering he's facing Vlad Tarasenko and Co. tonight, you should probably seek a better matchup in net tonight.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:28:00 PM

Mike Smith allowed four goals on 27 shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Smith has allowed three or more goals in each of his last three starts. He's lost all three of those games. The 33-year-old has a 10-8-1 record to go along with a 3.06 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage this season.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 10:24:00 PM

Mike Smith will play between the pipes on Friday.

Smith will attempt to bounce back after dropping his last two starts. He has a 10-7-1 record, 3.00 GAA, and .905 save percentage in 20 contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Boyd Gordon
4Jordan Martinook
5Tyler Gaudet
6Brad Richardson
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Max Domi
3Tobias Rieder
4Kyle Chipchura
RW1Shane Doan
2Anthony Duclair
3Joe Vitale
4Viktor Tikhonov
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Nicklas Grossmann
3Michael Stone
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Kevin Connauton
7Klas Dahlbeck
8Jarred Tinordi
9Chris Pronger
G1Louis Domingue
2Anders Lindback
3Mike Smith