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Derek Morris | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/24/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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The Coyotes don't plan to re-sign pending unrestricted free agent Derek Morris.
That shouldn't come as a surprise, as the team has been trumpeting elevated roles for Connor Murphy and Brandon Gormley next season. The veteran defenseman produced 17 points and averaged 19:26 of ice time per game in 2013-14. Jun 26 - 4:56 PM

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Derek Morris (upper body) returned to action on Thursday February 27.

Morris missed the Coyotes final contest before the Olympic break. He had two shots on goal and was handed a roughing minor during the Coyotes' 3-2 shootout loss on Thursday.
Feb 28 - 1:45 AM

Derek Morris will not play Saturday night in Dallas because of an upper-body injury.

He didn't travel with the team after he was injured in the first period against Chicago.
Feb 8 - 2:50 PM

Derek Morris (personal) will get back into Phoenix's lineup on Thursday night.

He hasn't played since Dec. 4 because of a family matter. Morris has 13 points, 41 hits and a plus-4 rating in 21 games this season.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Derek Morris (personal) is unlikely to return to the Phoenix lineup Tuesday.

Morris has missed the last four games with the family matter. He has four goals and 13 points in 21 games this season.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Derek Morris (personal) hasn't rejoined the Phoenix Coyotes yet.

Morris will miss his second straight game on Tuesday as a result. He has four goals and 13 points in 21 contests in 2013-14.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Derek Morris missed Friday's game due to a family matter.

Morris is having a surprisingly good season with four goals and 13 points in 21 games after picking up only 11 points in 39 games last season. Consider him day-to-day but he could return for the Coyotes next game as they do not play again until Tuesday.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 08:58:00 AM

Derek Morris (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve.

He hasn't played since Nov. 5, but he appears ready to return on Thursday when the Coyotes host Colorado. Morris had been filling several categories prior to getting hurt with 10 points, 28 hits, 15 blocks and 18 shots in 14 games.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 05:32:00 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have placed Derek Morris on the injured reserve list.

There was initially some hope that Morris would play on Tuesday, but that won't happen now. At the same time, this move is presumably retroactive Nov. 5, so Morris will be eligible to return on Thursday.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 02:47:00 PM

Derek Morris (lower body) is questionable for Tuesday's game.

That being said, Morris didn't take part in Monday's practice. He has missed two games due to the ailment.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Derek Morris (lower body) sat out Saturday's game.

Morris was a game-time decision and along with Radim Vrbata (lower body), the duo sat in the press box. Coach Dave Tippett hopes that both players will be available this week. Stay tuned.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Derek Morris (lower body) is expected to be a game-time decision on Saturday.

Morris wasn't able to play on Wednesday due to the ailment. He has four goals and six assists in 14 contests in 2013-14.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Derek Morris suffered a lower-body injury during Tuesday's game.

Morris logged just 3:05 minutes as a result. He has four goals and six assists in 14 games this season.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Derek Morris found the back of the net on Thursday.

It was Morris' second goal in as many games and his third point in four contests. He has four goals and nine points in 12 matches this season.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Derek Morris found the back of the net in Phoenix's 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Morris has three goals and eight points in 11 games this season. He'll cool down as the season drags on, but he's not a bad short-term pickup.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 10:58:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Tobias Rieder
5Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Brandon Gormley
8Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk