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Michael Stone | Defenseman | #26

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (69) / ARI
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Michael Stone (knee) was wearing a non-contact jersey during Friday's practice.
Stone is recovering from the knee surgery he had in April. He did participate in some of the Coyotes' drills on Friday and the hope is that he'll be ready for the opener. Sep 24 - 5:48 AM

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Michael Stone is still recovering from his knee surgery.

Stone is hoping to be ready for the start of the regular season, but admits that this off-season hasn't been easy. "These four months (of) me not being on my skates, that’s probably the longest I’ve gone since I was 4 years old," Stone said. "It was a little bit of an adjustment at the start, but it came back quickly. Just the quads burn, muscles that I used in the gym but not on the ice. It’s a completely different feeling, so that’s coming." This is a big year for Stone, as he signed a one-year, $4 million contract this summer. A great performance on the ice could lead to him getting a huge pay day.
Sep 3 - 10:47 AM

Michael Stone (knee) hopes to be ready for the start of the regular season.

He is making progress but his initial prognosis indicates he could be out for the beginning of the year. Arizona's first regular-season game is scheduled for Oct. 15, which is about six-and-a-half months after Stone's surgery and his recovery is projected to take six months. Stone may be able to resume skating soon.
Jul 30 - 1:33 PM

Michael Stone has signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Coyotes.

He recorded six goals and 36 points in 75 games last season. Stone also recorded 137 hits and 143 blocks during 2015-16. He is rehabbing from April surgery on his ACL and MCL.
Jul 28 - 3:32 PM

Michael Stone (knee) is progressing nicely.

Coyotes GM John Chayka said that Stone's minimum six-month rehab is either on schedule or ahead of schedule. The defenseman underwent surgery on his ACL and MCL in April. It's still unclear when he will be available to return.
Jul 25 - 2:14 PM

Michael Stone's arbitration hearing has been set for August 4.

That's the latest possible arbitration date, giving Arizona and Stone plenty of time to avoid it. Stone had six goals and 36 points in 75 games last season. He's completed a three-year, $3.45 million deal.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 11 - 4:07 PM

Michael Stone has filed for salary arbitration.

Stone had six goals and 36 points in 75 contests last season. The blueliner should get a sizable raise after completing his three-year, $3.45 million contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 5:43 PM

Michael Stone (knee) has recovered to the point where he can walk without wearing a brace.

Stone underwent surgery on his ACL and MCL in April. He's not sure when he'll be able to resume skating, but he is at least making progress. "The fact that I feel the way I feel right now," he said, "I think is a good sign." He might end up missing the beginning of the season.
Jun 7 - 8:42 AM

Defenseman Michael Stone is recovering well from his knee surgery earlier in the month.

Stone set career bests with 30 assists and 36 points so his injury to his ACL and MCL put a damper on the end of the season. "The situation sucks, but I’m not going to feel sorry for myself," Stone said. "This happens to a lot of people. I was lucky enough to have it happen near the end of the season. Now I have a full summer to get it fixed." Stone could miss the beginning of the 2016-17 season as recovery time is usually at least six months.
Apr 17 - 6:50 AM

Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone will miss at least six months after undergoing surgery to repair the ACL and MCL in his left knee.

Multi-ligament knee injuries can be devastating for athletes and usually require a lengthy rehab. "They went in and fixed things up, and everything went well with the surgery," coach Tippett said. "But it's a long-term (recovery)." Stone suffered his injury when he got his left leg tangled up with Michael Raffl of the Flyers on March 26. Stone was having a career year with 36 points in 75 games played, surpassing his career high of 21 set in 2013-14.
Apr 3 - 1:10 PM

Michael Stone (knee) is undergoing some tests, but it looks like he is done for the season.

"It's longer-term than the season has left in it," coach Dave Tippett said. "I would say he would be done for the season." It's time to let the defensman go if you are in a single-season league.
Mar 28 - 2:40 PM

Michael Stone suffered a knee injury Saturday against Philadelphia.

He scored his sixth goal of the season in the contest to extend his point streak to three straight games. However, there may not be more points coming as it could be a long-term injury. Stone might be done for the rest of the season.
Mar 28 - 2:32 PM

Michael Stone suffered a leg injury late in Saturday's game and did not return.

Stone ended up with the game winner but was helped off the ice late in the third. He is having quite a surprisingly good season with six goals and 36 points. There was no update on his status after the game so consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 27 - 5:56 AM

Michael Stone scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory versus Philadelphia on Saturday.

Shane Doan netted the Coyotes' other marker. Antoine Vermette, Alex Tanguay, Anthony Duclair, and Martin Hanzal each registered an assist Saturday night.
Mar 27 - 1:34 AM

Michael Stone's career season continues to shine.

Stone picked up his fifth goal plus his 28th assists during Thursday's 3-1 win over the Sharks. He also got in the way of another four shots. If you're in need of a do-it-all blue liner down the stretch in your playoffs, (the other) Stone might wonders for you.
Mar 18 - 1:30 AM

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