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Kevin Connauton | Defenseman | #44

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
College: Western Michigan
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (83) / VAN
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Kevin Connauton is expected to return Sunday night against the Kings after missing the last 15 games due to an upper body injury.
Through just 20 games this season he has an assist with eight PIMs, 15 blocks and 40 hits. Apr 2 - 6:03 PM

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Kevin Connauton (upper body) is considered week-to-week.

Connauton sustained the injury during the second period of Thursday's game. There's not a lot of time left in the season, so it's clear if there's a chance that he'll miss what's left of 2016-17.
Mar 3 - 1:03 PM

Kevin Connauton sustained an upper-body injury during the second period of Thursday's game.

Connauton was smashed into the boards by Buffalo's Marcus Foligno. Connauton is regarded as day-to-day for now.
Mar 3 - 4:11 AM

The Arizona Coyotes decision to trade Michael Stone will likely result in Kevin Connauton playing regularly.

Connauton appeared in just his 17th game of the season on Monday. That being said, he logged just 10:44 minutes so even though he might play regularly, he probably won't be more than a third-pairing option.
Feb 21 - 4:09 AM

Kevin Connauton has been freed from the press box and will play in his first game since Jan. 19th on Saturday against Pittsburgh.

Through a dozen games this season the defender has posted an assist with eight PIMs and 26 hits while seeing just over 12 minutes per game on average. He's slated to pair with Connor Murphy on Arizona's third defensive unit.
Source: Jerry Brown
Feb 11 - 3:54 PM

Kevin Connauton will be sitting in the press box Wednesday night when the Arizona Coyotes visit the Winnipeg Jets.

Connauton has appeared in a meager 11 games in 2016-17, odd considering he can move the puck as a lower pairing defenseman. This will make his fourth straight scratch, surpassing that point already four times this season. Laurent Dauphin will be in the press box as a scratch as well.
Jan 18 - 7:34 PM

Kevin Connauton will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

This will be his third consecutive game in the press box. Connauton has one assist and a minus-4 rating in 11 games this season. Laurent Dauphin and Josh Jooris will also watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 16 - 8:54 PM

Kevin Connauton played forward Saturday as the Coyotes were down to 11 forwards.

Martin Hanzal and Jordan Martinook were hurt Friday and while the Coyotes recalled Laurent Dauphin, they were still down a man. Enter defenseman Connauton. "I give Kevin Connauton a ton of credit," coach Dave Tippett said. "He’s a left defenseman that played right wing today. He did a heck of a job. Players are happy for him. He got in there, banged around, got a shot on goal, a couple hits. Sometimes you get in adversity like this, guys dig in hard. Guys are frustrated in there. They’re trying hard. We just have to find ways to get on top of it. We got some breaks tonight, and it went the right way." Connauton played 7:06 and had three hits.
Jan 8 - 7:47 AM

Defenseman Kevin Connauton will not dress for the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday, when they visit the Vancouver Canucks.

He's dressed sporadically, most recently on December 23rd, an 11 minute pointless affair against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He appeared in consecutive games only once in 2016-17, a four-game stretch beginning just before Halloween (4-0-1-1).
Source: NHL.com
Jan 4 - 9:58 PM

Kevin Connauton has completed his AHL conditioning stint.

Connauton had a goal and three points in two AHL contests. He has an assist in nine games with Arizona.
Jan 2 - 5:51 PM

Kevin Connauton's AHL conditioning assignment is expected to last the weekend.

After playing with AHL Tucson on Friday and Saturday, the plan is for Connauton to be back with the Coyotes in time for Monday's practice. He's only played in two games with Arizona in December so this will help him shake off the rust.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Kevin Connauton will head to AHL Tucson on a conditioning assignment.

Connauton has only appeared in two games with Arizona this month. He has an assist in nine games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:31:00 PM

Kevin Connauton (lower body) is eligible to play in Tuesday's game.

Connauton started the campaign on the injured non-roster list. "He’s kind of an all-around player," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said of Connauton. "He can play both sides of special teams. Just kind of a real steady guy back there, plays with some bite and gives us some quality minutes." Zbynek Michalek was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 04:32:00 AM

Kevin Connauton (lower body) has been put on Arizona's injured non-roster list.

He is eligible to play when he is ready to return. Connauton missed most of training camp due to the ailment.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 04:31:00 PM

Kevin Connauton (lower body) has resumed practicing with Arizona.

The question now is if Connauton will be available for the Coyotes' opener on Saturday. At this time the possibility hasn't been dismissed, but a decision will probably be made closer to the opener.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 08:18:00 AM

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