Player News - Coyotes

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Chris Summers missed his second straight game with an upper body injury.

Summers was injured on Monday in Vancouver. He has only two assists and a minus-eight rating in 12 games so he should not be in your fantasy lineup even when healthy.
Dec 28 - 6:50 AM

Coach Dave Tippett will not name Devan Dubnyk his number one goalie despite his outstanding play and the lack of production from Mike Smith.

What Tippett did say is that Dubnyk will get more starts in goal. "We're still unsettled there," Tippett said. "We need both of them to play well if we're going to have success." The truth is that the Coyotes are settled in net but likely have too much money invested in Smith to just let him sit on the bench because Dubnyk is 8-3-2 this season with a 2.52 GAA and a .924 save percentage while Smith is 5-15-2 with a 3.48 GAA and a .884 save percentage. You don't have to be a brain surgeon to figure out who should be your number one from those stats.
Dec 28 - 6:47 AM

Tobias Rieder continues to impress the Arizona Coyotes with his play.

We are not talking about his offensive prowess as Rieder does not have a point in his last 10 games but is willing to take a hit to make a play. Rieder had four hits on Saturday and has four goals and seven points with a plus-three rating in 25 games this season.
Dec 28 - 6:40 AM

Zbynek Michalek scored for the Coyotes in their 2-1 shootout win over the Ducks on Saturday night.

The goal was his first of the season. The 32-year-old has six points on the season, and with just 51 shots on goal, more goal scoring shouldn’t be expected. Sam Gagner and Martin Erat got the helpers.
Dec 27 - 11:39 PM

Devan Dubnyk blocked 35 shots in the Coyotes’ 2-1 shootout win over the Ducks on Saturday night.

The Ducks held a slight shot-attempt advantage for the game, so Phoenix wasn’t totally outplayed in this one, outside of the third period when he made 17 saves. Still, the Coyotes have found themselves a goalie and Mike Smith should not get a start unless it’s a back-to-back and Dubnyk needs a breather. Dubnyk gave up the goal in the first period, and he has allowed just one goal in two straight games, both wins. He owns a 2.52 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.
Dec 27 - 11:38 PM

Devan Dubnyk will be the starting goalie for the Coyotes Saturday night against the Ducks.

Dubnyk continues to get the bulk of starts over the struggling Mike Smith. In 15 games played this year, he has a 7-3-2 record , 2.65 goals-against-average, and .920 save percentage. The Ducks are tough team to handle so tread carefully if you choose to start him tonight.
Dec 27 - 8:10 PM

David Schlemko will be a healthy scratch for the Coyotes Saturday night.

The 27-year-old Canadian born defenseman has played in 20 games for 'Yotes this season where he's recorded a goal and three assists. But he will be in the press box Saturday against the Ducks.
Dec 27 - 8:02 PM

B.J. Crombeen will be out as a healthy scratch Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks.

Crombeen has a goal and an assist in 28 games played for the Coyotes this year but will be in the press box Saturday night in Arizona. He does have 43 penalty minutes to help out his rare fantasy owners.
Dec 27 - 8:00 PM

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney is prepared to be aggressive to alter the roster starting now.

The Coyotes front office identified the 11 games prior to the Christmas break as one that would determine how and when they would be active. They went 3-7-1, so the league’s 28th-ranked team is ready to make moves now. "A lot of teams look at the trade deadline as sort of the key time to shuffle your roster," Maloney said. "You're either adding or subtracting. I think what's happened now with this 11-game period (is) it changed our timeline in the sense we're not waiting around for March 2 to make the kind of changes we need."
Dec 27 - 7:30 PM

The Arizona Coyotes will get winger Lauri Korpikoski back in the lineup as they face the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Korpikoski has been dealing with a lower-body injury. The 28-year-old has 10 points, a -13 rating, 34 SOG and two PIM in 30 games so far in 2014-15. His best season came in 2010-11 when he scored 19 goals and 40 points.
Dec 27 - 12:57 PM

Lauri Korpikoski (lower body) could be ready for Saturday's game versus Anaheim.

He skated on Tuesday morning, but missed his fourth straight contest with a lower-body injury. "(Dec.) 27th I would think that he would be ready but with his injury, there's an easy chance of re-hurting it," coach Dave Tippett said. "So the three days off will give him insurance that way."
Dec 24 - 6:15 PM

Brandon Gormley scored a goal and registered an assist in a 5-1 victory over Edmonton.

It was Gormley's first game back from a lower-body injury. The 22-year-old defenseman has two goals and three points in seven contests in 2014-15.
Dec 24 - 5:43 AM

Martin Erat had a goal and an assist in a 5=1 victory over Edmonton on Tuesday.

Erat found the back of the net for the first time since Dec. 1. He has six goals and 15 points in 34 games this season, which is a pace he's likely to maintain.
Dec 24 - 5:42 AM

Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 of 27 shots to backstop the Coyotes to a 5-1 victory over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

With Mike Smith struggling to find his game, Dubnyk has managed to offer some stability to the Coyotes by defeating the Oilers on three separate occasions this season. His record is 7-3-2 while his GAA is 2.65 and his save percentage is .920.
Dec 24 - 1:21 AM

Sam Gagner enjoyed a massive game Tuesday night as he recorded two goals and two assists in a 5-1 victory over Edmonton.

Gagner was expected to rejuvenate his career by moving to the desert, but he's been quite the disappointment thus far. Perhaps a breakout game like the one will get him going on the right track. Martin Erat, Brandon Gormley and Keith Yandle also scored for Arizona in the win while Martin Hanzal picked up three assists.
Dec 24 - 1:16 AM

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