Player News - Coyotes

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Antoine Vermette had a goal and an assist in Arizona's 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado.

Vermette now has six goals and 16 points in 23 games this season. He's been fairly consist so far in 2014-15 as he hasn't been held off the scoresheet for more than two consecutive games.
Nov 26 - 8:08 AM

Tobias Rieder scored a goal in Arizona's 4-3 overtime loss on Tuesday.

Rieder's goal capped a stretch of three markers within the span of 7:17 minutes. At the time, it gave Arizona a 3-0 lead midway through the first period, but the Coyotes couldn't protect their edge. Rieder has two goals and five points in 13 games in 2014-15.
Nov 26 - 8:06 AM

Mike Smith stopped 31-of-35 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado on Tuesday.

Smith struggles continued as he couldn't help his team hold on to a 3-0 lead. In his defense, the Avs really came on in in the second and third periods. The Arizona number one now has gone win-less in seven straight starts and owns a 4-11-2 record in 17 starts to go with a 3.26 GAA and .893 save percentage.
Nov 26 - 12:51 AM

Michael Stone scored and added an assist in Arizona's 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado on Tuesday.

Stone added four shots while logging 24:55 minutes of ice time in the loss. The 24 year-old rear guard for the Coyotes continues to show strides as an offensive force with two goals and four assists for six points in 23 games. Antoine Vermette and Tobias Rieder scored the other two goals for Arizona.
Nov 26 - 12:41 AM

Shane Doan will take over 48th place on the NHL's all-time games played list Tuesday night with 1,338 games. All with the (original) Jets/Coyotes franchise.

Doan, who owns or nearly owns most of the Jets/Coyotes franchise records including games played, can move all the way up to 33rd on the NHL's all-time games played list if he plays each of the remaining 60 games this season to bring him to 1,397. Along the way he'll pass the likes of Mats Sundin, Marcel Dionne, Joe Sakic, and Stan Mikita with ten games to go to match Dale Hunter. Quite a list.
Nov 25 - 8:52 PM

Kyle Chipchura and Chris Summers will be healthy scratches Tuesday night against the Avalanche.

With Martin Hanzal returning, Chipchura drew the short straw. He has just three points in 14 games this season.
Nov 25 - 8:34 PM

Martin Hanzal will return Tuesday night after missing time with a lower body injury.

He'll lineup between Rob Klinkhammer and Martin Erat on Arizona's third line. Despite missing seven of the team's first 22 games, Hanzal is still fifth on the team in scoring with 11 points. "When he’s in, your lineup just fits better. We kept him away a couple of extra day purposely to rest, but he skated hard [Monday] and he looked good this morning," Coach Tippett said.
Nov 25 - 8:32 PM

Mike Smith will get the start Tuesday night against Colorado.

Despite the woes Smith and his teammates have felt through 22 games this season, a decent winning streak can help reignite a season that's quickly fading away. Arizona sits just four points outside the second Wild Card slot coming in.
Nov 25 - 5:53 PM

Lucas Lessio has been demoted to the minors.

He suited up in three games with the Coyotes last week. Lessio played a high of 10:43 of ice time in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Anaheim and he registered two shots on goal.
Nov 24 - 3:53 PM

Martin Erat had an assist in the Coyotes' 2-1 loss on Sunday.

Erat snapped a four-game point drought. He has a goal and just five points in 13 November contests this season.
Nov 24 - 8:19 AM

Mike Smith stopped 28 of 30 shots but Arizona still lost 2-1 to the Anaheim Ducks.

Smith can't buy a win right now. The 32-year-old hasn't won a game in his last six starts. He now falls to 4-11-1 on the season. Smith has a 3.22 goals-against-average to go along with a .893 save percentage. If Smith can't turn things around, the Coyotes may be forced to sit him for a couple of games.
Nov 23 - 10:49 PM

Keith Yandle scored a goal in Arizona’s 2-1 loss to Anaheim on Sunday.

Martin Erat set up Yandle for a quick one-timer that beat Ducks’ goaltender Frederik Andersen. Yandle continues to be one of the more underrated players in the NHL. The 28-year-old has three goals and 15 points in 22 games this season. He has been a 40 to 60 point producer since 2009-2010, and that shouldn’t change this year.
Nov 23 - 10:41 PM

Rob Klinkhammer and Chris Summers are expected to be healthy scratches on Sunday night.

Coach Tippett didn't state any reasons for their scratches but it'll be their second consecutive simultaneous healthy scratch nevertheless.
Nov 23 - 7:30 PM

Martin Hanzal will miss Sunday's game against Anaheim with a lower body injury, per Coach Tippett.

Hanzal did skate Sunday morning, which is encouraging. Coach Tippett "thinks Tuesday's game is a possibility if Hanzal keeps progressing."
Nov 23 - 5:46 PM

Mike Smith will get the start Sunday for the Arizona Coyotes.

Smith is 4-10-1 this season with a 3.30 GAA as well as a .890 save percentage and is being challenged for the starting job by Devan Dubnyk who is 5-0-1 this season. Smith needs to turn it around or he will start seeing a lot more games from the bench.
Nov 23 - 11:25 AM

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