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Mike McKenna | Goalie

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
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Arizona has assigned Mike McKenna to the minors.
His only action this season at the NHL level came in a 5-2 loss to Colorado on Feb. 16. Feb 26 - 5:32 PM

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With five goals allowed on 34 shots, it's accurate to say that Mike McKenna's season debut did not go well. But it's not as though he was supported.

When Gabriel Landeskog made it 5-1 late in the second period, the Coyotes as a team had as many shots on goal through 37:18 of play than the Avalanche had pucks in the net. That's how little support Mike McKenna received. Though he can't escape blame, having let in a few stinkers as well, like Landeskog's tally. By the time the game mercifully ended, it was 5-2 Colorado and the 31 year old McKenna's career record had fallen to 5-11-2 with 68 goals against in 22 games.
Feb 17 - 12:49 AM

Mike McKenna will play between the pipes on Monday.

McKenna hasn't played in a game yet for Arizona in the 2014-15 campaign. The Coyotes have been leaning heavily on Mike Smith since the Devan Dubnyk trade and are expected to continue to do so for the remainder of the season.
Feb 16 - 2:18 PM

Mike McKenna has been brought back up by Arizona.

He was exchanged for Louis Domingue at the end of January, but he's back up with the big club again to serve as Mike Smith's backup. McKenna hasn't made his Coyotes debut yet.
Feb 9 - 1:47 PM

The Arizona Coyotes sent goalie Mike McKenna back to the AHL on Saturday.

McKenna wasn't really even getting a sniff of playing time as the Coyotes are in Mike Smith-or-die mode, so this is rally just a note for those who were maybe pondering daily fantasy moves on rare evenings.
Jan 31 - 1:35 PM

Mike McKenna has been called up by the Arizona Coyotes.

Goaltender Mike Lee was simultaneously sent to the minors. McKenna has a 2.09 GAA and .934 save percentage in 32 AHL contests. It's possible that he'll serve as the Coyotes' backup goaltender going forward, but given the timing of this move, the more likely scenario is that Lee will be recalled after the All-Star break and McKenna will return to AHL Portland.
Jan 21 - 1:08 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed Mike McKenna to a one-year, two-way deal.

Mike McKenna had a 2.54 GAA and .910 save percentage in 36 AHL contests last season. Look for him to start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 08:19:00 AM

Mike McKenna has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

McKenna was called up as an insurance policy because Sergei Bobrovsky is still dealing with the flu. If Bobrovsky isn't available on Friday, then McKenna will serve as the team's backup goaltender.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 09:51:00 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Mike McKenna to the minors.

McKenna had been promoted briefly to serve as the Blue Jackets' insurance policy if Sergei Bobrovsky (flu) was unavailable on Tuesday. Bobrovsky started in that contest, but he didn't complete the game. All the same, Bobrovsky is likely to play on Friday.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 08:52:00 AM

Mike McKenna made 29 saves on 33 shots as the Blue Jackets fought past the Hurricanes 4-3 Monday night.

The 30-year-old who has seen a lot of AHL action over the past few years earns his first NHL win since the 2008-2009 season with Tampa Bay.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 09:39:00 PM

Mike McKenna allowed three goals for the Blue Jackets in a 3-2 loss to Winnipeg on Monday.

McKenna is the third option in goal for the Jackets, but injuries to Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney have opened the door to playing time for him. His record is 0-1-1 while he has posted a .901 save percentage and 3.02 GAA in three appearances.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 09:52:00 PM

Mike McKenna will get the start in goal for Columbus Monday.

McKenna will start as Curtis McElhinney is not ready to return from a lower body injury suffered last week. McKenna gave up four goals on 31 shots to the Blues Saturday and will make his third appearance in the Blue Jackets net this season. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 07:21:00 AM

Mike McKenna set aside 27 shots in the Blue Jackets' 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis on Saturday night.

The Blue Jackets are in a tough spot right now, as they are now on their third-string goalie due to injuries. McKenna was very good in the AHL, but the NHL is a totally different beast. In his two games this season, he has a 3.00 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Mike McKenna will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Curtis McElhinney left Thursday's contest due to a lower-body injury, prompting Mike McKenna to play in an NHL game for the first time since Dec. 2, 2010. McKenna kicked out 17 of 18 shots in 40 minutes to help the Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers. McElhinney's injury isn't believed to be serious, so McKenna's time as the Blue Jackets' de facto starter might be brief.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 01:14:00 PM

Mike McKenna participated in his first NHL contest on Thursday since Dec. 2, 2010.

McKenna was called up with Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) is sidelined and got into Thursday's contest because Curtis McElhinney had a lower-body injury. McKenna turned aside 17 of 18 shots in 40 minutes to preserve Columbus' lead against the New York Rangers. "He was fantastic," Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen said of McKenna. "I don’t know the exact number of games he's played in the NHL, but I know playing in Madison Square Garden isn't an easy task. For him to step in like that and do the job he did was very impressive. I'm proud of him." For the record, this was McKenna's 18th career NHL game.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 09:36:00 AM

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