Player News - Coyotes

Date: Team: Pos:

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

Louis Domingue has been called up by Arizona.

He will be Mike Smith's understudy on Thursday against the New York Rangers. Domingue has appeared in two games with the Coyotes this season and his first start was a 3-2 win over Montreal on Feb. 1.
Feb 26 - 5:28 PM

Mike Smith will get the start against the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

Smith owns a 10-28-5 record with a 3.27 GAA and .895 save percentage through 44 appearances this season. He also leads the league with 10 Really Bad Starts, or starts with a sub.-885 save percentage. You may want to find a more favorable matchup.
Feb 26 - 5:06 PM

Zbynek Michalek (upper body) probably won't join Arizona on their road trip.

The Coyotes end a three-game road swing on Saturday at Boston. Coach Dave Tippett said there's nothing new to report on Michalek's status, so that has made him doubtful to play for at least this week. He has been sidelined since Feb. 14.
Feb 26 - 1:06 PM

Henrik Samuelsson will make his NHL debut against the Rangers Thursday night.

The son of former Blueshirts defender Ulf Samuelsson said that playing "in New York is extra special" for his first NHL appearance.
Feb 26 - 12:46 PM

Arizona has sent down Jordan Martinook.

He has 28 points in 44 games with Arizona's AHL affiliate in Portland this year. Martinook also has one assist in eight contests with the Coyotes in 2014-15.
Feb 25 - 6:03 PM

Henrik Samuelsson has been called up by Arizona.

He has recorded 10 goals and 25 points in 50 games during his rookie season in the AHL. Samuelsson was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Feb 25 - 6:00 PM

Martin Erat had an assist in a 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Erat has eight goals and 27 points in 59 contests in 2014-15. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so it's conceivable that he'll be moved before the trade deadline. He would probably be better off offensively if Arizona did trade him.
Feb 25 - 9:20 AM

Mike Smith was again the victim of poor support Tuesday as he allowed five goals on 39 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Islanders.

Smith's 10-28-5 record is as ugly as it gets, but his 3.27 GAA and .895 save percentage are also damaging numbers in all formats. His struggles cannot be blamed on him alone, but whatever the reason, he simply can't be trusted right now.
Feb 24 - 9:58 PM

Mark Arcobello was the lone goal scorer for Arizona in Tuesday's 5-1 defeat at the hands of the New York Islanders.

Arcobello has played for four different teams this season, but has enjoyed the most success in Arizona with four goals in six games. Martin Erat and David Moss picked up assists on the lone Coyotes marker.
Feb 24 - 9:53 PM

BJ Crombeen was a late addition to the lineup on Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

Joe Vitale was the subsequent late scratch, allowing Crombeen to play in just his sixth game of 2015. He has 53 PIMs in 38 games this year.
Feb 24 - 8:41 PM

Joe Vitale was made a late scratch on Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

Vitale has had a nice season with six points, 30 PIMs, 73 hits, and winning almost half of his nearly 500 faceoffs in 49 games this season.
Feb 24 - 8:39 PM

Connor Murphy will be scratched on Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

Murphy has had a nice rookie campaign with 104 hits and 106 blocks in just 54 games thus far, however he's lacking in the fantasy value department.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 6:29 PM

Dylan Reese is set to make his Coyotes debut against his former club, the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Reese suited up 74 times for the Isles from 2009-2012, and three times for the Penguins last season, without much of an impact at the NHL level. However the 30 year old defender has six goals and 25 points in 51 games for AHL Portland, so he's being rewarded for his quality work. He'll pair with Brandon Gormley to create Arizona's third defensive unit. "He's a solid player. We're looking for a player to come in and help us move the puck," Coach Tippett said. "He's an in-betweener; he's not real physical, but he can move the puck well."
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 6:26 PM

Mike Smith will get the start on Tuesday against the New York Islanders.

Through 43 appearances this season, Smith holds a 10-27-5 record with a .896 save percentage and a 3.23 GAA. He's allowed the second most goals in the NHL (133, seven shy of Kari Lehtonen), he's also responsible for the most Really Bad Starts in the NHL with 10. RBS measures a start with a sub .885 save percentage, or stopping just 17 of every 20 shots.
Feb 24 - 4:59 PM


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