Arizona Coyotes Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Antoine Vermette, C5/24/2015 9:09:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette scored the game-winning goal in double overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday.
Insight: This is Vermette's second goal of the postseason. Patrick Sharp and Teuvo Teravainen picked up the assists. The series is tied, 2-2.
Craig Cunningham, RW4/8/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Coyotes left winger Craig Cunningham had a goal and an assist in the, 3-2, loss to the Flames on Tuesday.
Insight: Cunningham nearly played spoiler to the Flames playoff hopes, tying the game in the third period, but Sean Monahan scored the game-winner less than two minutes later. Cunningham only has three goals and four assists in 49 games this season, so he isn't fantasy relevant.
Mike Smith, G3/28/2015 6:25:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 43 saves in the, 3-2, loss to the Penguins on Saturday.
Insight: Smith is not really fantasy relevant, but if owners in deep leagues have been forced to use him he is at least racking up the saves. Smith is 2-4-0 in his last six starts, but he has at least 35 saves in each start. He is 13-38-5 this season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D3/26/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal during Thursday's victory against the Sabres.
Insight: He also assisted on Sam Gagner OT winner. It is nice to see that he has 21 goals, but with a modest total of 40 points and a minus-16 rating, Ekman-Larsson is not a great fantasy option.
David Moss, RW3/24/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Coyotes winger David Moss scored a pair of goals in the, 5-4, victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Insight: Moss isn't fantasy relevant as he had more goals on Tuesday than he did in the first 51 games of the season. He is also minus-20 with six assists.
Mike Smith, G3/22/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 41 saves in the, 3-1, loss to the Canucks on Sunday.
Insight: Smith has had a rough season, but he played well versus Vancouver. Just one of the two goals he allowed were on even strength. Smith, however, should not be in many fantasy lineups as he is 11-37-5 and came into Sunday with a 3.18 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Tobias Rieder, RW3/22/2015 8:52:00 AM
Description: Arizona center Tobias Rieder scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss against the Penguins.
Insight: Rider also had six shots on goal, but is still not a relevant fantasy option. He has 11 goals and 18 points through 61 games this season.
Shane Doan, RW3/15/2015 10:35:00 AM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan scored a goal in Saturday's, 4-1, loss to the Devils.
Insight: Doan was tied with a team-high five shots on goal. Doan was one of seven Coyotes with an even-rating. No Arizona player had a positive rating. Doan has 13 goals and 18 assists in 67 games this season.
Mike Smith, G3/7/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith took a tough loss Saturday versus Montreal.
Insight: He made 33 saves on 34 shots on goal, but Arizona fell 2-0. Smith is now a dreadful 11-32-5 on the season.
Martin Erat, LW2/28/2015 8:08:00 PM
Description: Coyotes left wing Martin Erat scored Arizona's only goal as they lost, 4-1, to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Insight: Erat scored in the third period to help Arizona avoid the shutout. He has nine goals and 20 assists in 61 games this season, but his minus-16 rating makes him nearly unownable in standard leagues.
Sam Gagner, C2/26/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Sam Gagner scored two goals during Thursday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: It is nice to see that Gagner has 11 goals, 30 points and 22 penalty minutes, however his minus-22 rating is alarming through 61 games this season. Marc Arcobello also scored for Arizona.
Mike Smith, G2/23/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 25 saves in the, 3-0, loss to the Devils on Monday.
Insight: Smith allowed two of those goals with the last one being an empty-netter. He is 10-27-5 this season, so hopefully he isn't on your fantasy roster.
Thomas Greiss, G2/21/2015 12:03:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh backup goalie Thomas Greiss defeated St. Louis on Saturday night.
Insight: He allowed two goals on 23 shots. Greiss has now won three of his past four starts, but will still not receive enough starts to be a relevant option.
Mike McKenna, G2/16/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike McKenna will start on Monday night.
Insight: This will be his first game in an Arizona uniform, with Devan Dubnyk assuming his spot atop the depth chart. McKenna will be a cheap option in daily fantasy, but is not a recommended option for owners to add off the waiver wire.
Antoine Vermette, C2/14/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Antoine Vermette had a goal in the loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Vermette had two shots on goal and won 60 percent of his faceoffs. He was, however, minus-two and Arizona lost, 5-1.
Martin Hanzal, C2/12/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will have back surgery sometime next week and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: Hanzel had 24 points in 37 games this season which had put him on pace to set a career-high in points, but obviously that won't happen now.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot2/10/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played extremely well, but he finally lost a game on Tuesday.
Insight: Dubnyk made 32 saves on 34 attempts, losing in overtime, 2-1, to the Jets. Despite the loss Tuesday, Dubnyk has won eight of 10 starts and recording two shutouts over that span.
Sam Gagner, C2/10/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Sam Gagner scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's loss to the Blues.
Insight: Gagner also had three shots on goal, and now has 10 goals and 27 points through 54 games. He does have a minus-14 rating as well, which will not sit well with fantasy owners.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot2/9/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk did not have a great statistic night, but he won again.
Insight: Dubnyk made 22 saves and allowed three goals to post a .880 save percentage, but he won his fifth straight start and seventh in eight starts since joining Minnesota. Dubnyk is a must-start right now.
Thomas Greiss, G2/8/2015 9:03:00 AM
Description: Penguins backup goalie Thomas Greiss allowed five goals on Saturday night against the Canucks.
Insight: He got the rare start, and is now 5-3-3 with a 2.81 GAA and .909 save percentage. He is not a relevant option.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot2/8/2015 9:01:00 AM
Description: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk recorded his second consecutive shutout on Saturday night.
Insight: It was also his fifth straight win. Dubnyk has been a heck of a find for Minnesota, and he is now 16-6-2 with a 2.26 GAA and .925 save percentage.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D2/8/2015 8:52:00 AM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss against the Red Wings.
Insight: Ekman-Larsson is a fine option on defense, with 16 goals and 26 points through 53 games. He should be owned everywhere.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot2/3/2015 11:01:00 PM
Description: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk has been on fire.
Insight: He picked up his fourth straight win, and did so in shutout fashion. Dubnyk needs to owned and active everywhere, as he is now 15-6-2 overall.
Shane Doan, RW2/3/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan scored a goal during Tuesday's win over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Doan is not the player he once was, but is still a decent fantasy player. He now has 11 goals and 28 points through 49 games.
Devan Dubnyk, G2/1/2015 5:52:00 PM
Description: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk won his third straight game on Sunday.
Insight: Dubnyk made 35 saves in 37 shot attempts versus the Canucks. Dubnyk is 13-6-2 this season but 5-1-1 since joining Minnesota. Pick him up if he is still available.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D2/1/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal on Sunday against the Canadiens.
Insight: He led the team with five shots on net Sunday. Arizona erased a, 2-0, lead to beat Montreal, 3-2. Ekman-Larsson has 14 goals and 10 assists in 50 games this season.
Lauri Korpikoski, C2/1/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski scored a pair of goals on Sunday versus the Candiens.
Insight: Arizona fell behind Montreal, 2-0, but the team rallied in the second and third period. Korpikoski energized the team with a power-play goal in the second period and then scored the game-winner on the man advantage in the third period. Korpikoski has six goals and 11 assists in 46 games this season.
Sam Gagner, C1/31/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Sam Gagner scored a goal during Saturday's loss against the Senators.
Insight: Gagner now has nine goals and 25 points through 48 games this season.
Martin Hanzal, C1/31/2015 4:08:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will not play on Saturday due to an upper body injury according to the team's twitter page.
Insight: Hanzel is considered day-to-day. He has 24 points in 37 games this season.
Sam Gagner, C1/29/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Sam Gagner scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Gagner assisted Martin Hanzal's go-ahead goal, and then Gagner's power-play score sealed the victory. Gagner has eight goals and 16 assists in 47 games this season.
Mike Smith, G1/29/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: What has gotten into Coyotes goalie Mike Smith?
Insight: OK, we shouldn't get too excited, but he has looked good in his last two games since the break. Smith posted a .929 save percentage on Tuesday and then allowed just one goal on 25 shots versus the Maple Leafs on Thursday. Unfortunately, Smith only won one of those games.
Devan Dubnyk, G1/28/2015 9:13:00 AM
Description: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk earned thw in Tuesday against the Oilers.
Insight: He made 23 saves on 24 shots and improved his record to 12-6-2 with a 2.58 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Martin Erat, LW1/27/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Coyotes left wing Martin Erat recorded two points during Tuesday's shootout loss against the Flyers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with five shots and a plus-two rating. Erat can still be left on the waiver wire, with seven goals, 21 points, and a minus-10 rating.
Mike Smith, G1/21/2015 9:08:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith continued his below average season on Tuesday versus the Blackhawks.
Insight: Smith made 45 saves but also allowed six goals. Judging by the amount of work, owners can't completely blame Smith because the Arizona defense is one of the worst in the league. With a subpar goalie and bad defense, Smith should be left on the waiver wire.
Mikkel Boedker, LW1/19/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Coyotes winger Mikkel Boedker has an upper body injury and is week-to-week.
Insight: Boedker has 14 goals and 28 points in 45 games this season, but a minus 10 rating doesn't make fantasy owners happy. He hasn't been on the plus side since 2010.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot1/19/2015 3:06:00 PM
Description: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk will make his third consecutive start Monday against Columbus.
Insight: Dubnyk has done exactly what the Wild and fantasy owners had hoped. He's won both his starts with Minnesota one by a shutout and has 43 saves in 44 shots on net.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D1/18/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a goal on Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal, and now has 12 goals and 21 points, but also a minus-14 rating through 45 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G1/15/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Goaltender Devan Dubnyk's first game with the Minnesota Wild was a good one.
Insight: Dubnyk stopped all 18 shots he faced, and the Minnesota offense exploded for seven goals to beat Buffalo, 7-0. As important as the strong goaltending was for Minnesota, the Wild's defense was much better, although the Sabres aren't exactly an offensive powerhouse. Either way, fantasy owners who rolled the dice with Dubnyk in his first start in Minnesota, are extremely pleased.
Devan Dubnyk, G1/14/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Minnesota has traded a third-round draft pick for goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes.
Insight: The Wild have been really struggling on defense and in the pipes. Goalies Darcy Kuemper is hurt and Niklas Backstrom is 5-7-3 with a 3.05 GAA and .887 save percentage this season. This appears to be a win-win for Dubnyk and Minnesota. They get their goalie they want, and Dubnyk owners should see a slight tick in value for their goalie.
Devan Dubnyk, G1/14/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk took the loss Tuesday versus San Jose.
Insight: He stopped 22-of-25 shots on goal, and is now 9-5-2 with a 2.72 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
Shane Doan, RW1/14/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan scored during Tuesday's loss to the Sharks.
Insight: Doan is not the same player he once was, but still has a respectable 10 goals and 23 points through 42 games. He will push for 20 goals this season.
Mike Smith, G1/10/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: The Coyotes continue to struggle to find an everyday starting goalie.
Insight: Smith allowed five goals on 33 shots on Saturday against the Senators. Arizona has allowed five or more goals in three of their last five games. Smith is 7-17-2 this season.
Mike Smith, G1/9/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Those fantasy owners who kept their faith after witnessing a six-goal disaster last time out were rewarded when Coyotes goalie Mike Smith allowed just one goal Thursday night against Winnipeg.
Insight: He made 34 saves, and raised his record to a still brutal 7-16-2, with a 3.46 GAA and .886 save percentage. He's certainly a better goalie than the record, so could be a buy low candidate though he shares time with Deven Dubnyk.
Martin Hanzal, C1/3/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal had a big game on Saturday night.
Insight: He had one goal and three assists, along with five shots and a plus-one rating. However, Hanzal is now a relevant option, with seven goals and 22 points overall.
Sam Gagner, C1/3/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Sam Gagner recorded three points during Saturday's victory against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had two goals, one assist, four shots and a plus-one rating. Gagner now has sevemn goals and 20 points through 37 games. He can be left on the waiver wire.
Devan Dubnyk, G1/1/2015 12:31:00 PM
Description: Hopefully owners did not have Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk in their lineups on Wednesday night.
Insight: He allowed six goals on 31 shots, which obviously does not look too good. Dubnyk is now 9-4-2 with a 2.70 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Antoine Vermette, C12/30/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Antoine Vermette recorded three points during Monday's win versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, and was also plus-three with three shots on goal. Vermette now has 10 goals and 25 points through 36 games.
Shane Doan, RW12/27/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan scored the game-winning shootout goal as Arizona beat Anaheim, 2-1, on Saturday.
Insight: As we have said before, however, shootout stats don't count for fantasy. Doan had one shot on goal during regulation with nothing else.
Devan Dubnyk, G12/27/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk allowed just one goal and won in a shootout, 2-1, over the Ducks.
Insight: Dubnyk made 36 saves in regulation and overtime, then stopped all four shootout attempts he faced. Dubnyk has seen the pipes a lot lately with four starts in the past eight days, and he has gone 2-2-0 in those games.
Devan Dubnyk, G12/20/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk allowed four goals during Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Insight: He made 31 saves, and dropped his record to 6-3-2 overall. He will continue to backup Mike Smith.
Devan Dubnyk, G12/17/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk allowed just one goal during Tuesday's overtime victory against the Oilers.
Insight: He made 31 saves, but continues to backup Mike Smith. Dubnyk is now 6-2-2 with a 2.55 GAA and .922 save percentage.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D12/17/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson netted the overtime winner Tuesday versus Edmonton.
Insight: It was his seventh goal of the season, and he now has 15 points through 31 games. With a minus-12 rating, there are better options out there.
Devan Dubnyk, G12/14/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk posted a better save percentage than his opposing goalie but got the loss.
Insight: Dubnyk made 32 saves on 35 shots whereas Nicklas Backstrom had 27 saves on 30 shots, but Backstrom did better in the shootout. Dubnyk has decent numbers, 5-2-2, 2.74 GAA and .917 save percentage, as Mike Smith's backup, but what is frustrating fantasy owners is the fact he has yet to take over the starting role. Dubnyk is 0-2-1 in his last three starts which will not win him the job.
Devan Dubnyk, G12/6/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Arizona goalie Devan Dubnyk was pulled during Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He allowed four goals on 20 shots before getting the hook. Mike Smith took over and stopped 8-of-9 shots on goal. Smith remains the lead dog.
Mikkel Boedker, LW12/6/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Coyotes left winger Mikkel Boedker scored during Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He now has nine goals and 17 points overall. After not being a relevant player heading into the season, Boedker needs to be on everybody's radar.
Mike Smith, G12/3/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith allowed four goals in Tuesday's loss to Calgary.
Insight: He made 19 saves, and dropped his record to a brutal 5-12-2, with a 3.23 GAA and .891 save percentage.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D12/3/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his fifth goal of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Flames.
Insight: He now has 12 points on the season, but is a dreadful minus-13 as well. Ekman-Larsson has scored a goal in each of the past two games.
Devan Dubnyk, G11/30/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Arizona goalie Devan Dubnyk had his first bad game of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Dubnyk went 5-0-1 to start this season, but on Saturday versus the Flames, he allowed three goals on 29 shots. That's not much better than the Coyotes regular starter Mike Smith, so if Dubnyk really wants to take over the goaltending job in Arizona, he will have to be better.
Mike Smith, G11/26/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith blew a golden opportunity to capture a victory.
Insight: Arizona jumped out 3-0 in the first period, but slowly gave it away to the Avalanche. The game was tied by the 4:05 mark of the third period. Smith allowed a fourth goal in overtime. Smith made 31 saves on 35 shots. At least he helped the Coyotes to one point, but Smith is still just 4-11-2 this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G11/23/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Arizona goalie Devan Dubnyk suffered his first loss of the season, Saturday against San Jose.
Insight: He has yet to lose in regulation however, and stopped 40-of-43 shots on goal. Dubnyk is now 5-0-1 this season, and should continue to push Mike Smith for playing time.
Shane Doan, RW11/23/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan recorded two points during Saturday's shootout win against the Sharks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots on goal, four penalty minutes, and a +1 rating on the night. Doan has been a solid contributor this season, and now has 14 points through 21 games.
Mike Smith, G11/19/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's struggles continued on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did not play poorly, stopping 22-of-24 shots on goal, but took the loss in overtime. Smith is now 4-9-1 with a 3.31 GAA and .890 save percentage.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D11/19/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the team's lone goal in Tuesday's loss to Washington.
Insight: It was his third goal of the season, and he now has 10 points overall. While the point toal is nice, Ekman-Larsson is a dreadful -9 on the season.
Devan Dubnyk, G11/15/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Arizona goalie Devan Dubnyk pitched a shutout Friday night against Vancouver.
Insight: He stopped all 35 shots, and is now 3-0-1 on the season, but is clearly the backup to Mike Smith.
Keith Yandle, D11/15/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Arizona defenseman Keith Yandle had three points in Friday's victory against the Canucks.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with four shots on goal and +2 ratingon the night. Yandle has been great this season, with 14 total points in 17 games.
Martin Hanzal, C11/15/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal recorded a hat trick in Friday's win over Vancouver.
Insight: He now has five goals and 11 points on the season, but owners need to see a little more before he can inserted into lineups.
Thomas Greiss, G11/14/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Penguins backup goalie Thomas Greiss will make his third start of the season Friday night.
Insight: Marc-Andre Fleury has been the workhorse again this season. Greiss is 1-0 with a 2.42 GAA and .923 save percentage this season.
Mike Smith, G11/12/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith struggled in the second and third period in the loss to the Stars on Tuesday.
Insight: Smith did not allow a goal until late in the second period, but then allowed three straight and a fourth goal, shorthanded, late in the third period as Arizona lost, 4-3. Of course, the Coyotes defense directly led to that great first period as Smith only faced six shots. He is now 4-8-0 on the season.
Mike Smith, G11/8/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith played well in a losing effort.
Insight: He stopped 31-of-32 shots, but lost a tough game to the Islanders 1-0. Smith is 4-7-0, but is owners should still consider him a decent option in net, moving forward.
Mike Smith, G11/8/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 37 saves in a, 3-2, shootout victory against the Ducks.
Insight: Anaheim outshot Arizona, 25-to-39, but behind Smith's strong goaltending, the two teams were tied at the end of overtime. Smith made one stop in the shootout, and another player missed the net as Smith won fifth game of the season.
Shane Doan, RW11/8/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan scored his fourth goal of the season on Friday.
Insight: Doan tied the game at two in the first five minutes of the second period. There was no further scoring, and Arizona won, 3-2, in a shootout. Doan nine points in 13 games to start the season.
Mike Smith, G11/5/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith made 28 saves in a 3-2 win Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He is now 3-6-0 with a 3.63 GAA and .880 save percentage. Owners would like to see drastic improvement soon.
Antoine Vermette, C11/5/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Coyotes center Antoine Vermette scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal, Tuesday against Toronto.
Insight: He made it 3-0 in the second period, and Arizona held onto a 3-2 win. Vermette now has three goals and nine points on the season. Martin Erat and Sam Gagner also scored for the Coyotes.
Mike Smith, G10/30/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith suffered his fifth loss of the season, Thursday against the Panthers.
Insight: He made 24 saves on 26 shots, but it was not enough. Smith is 2-5-0 on the season, but owners should expect some wins to come soon.
Mike Smith, G10/28/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith had a game to forget.
Insight: Smith allowed six goals on 33 shots. That's a .818 save percentage. That will certainly hurt the goalie categories in roto leagues.
Lauri Korpikoski, C10/28/2014 9:09:00 PM
Description: Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski left Tuesday's game against the Lightning after blocking a shot.
Insight: Korpikoski blocked a shot with the outside of his foot and went into the locker room.
Mike Smith, G10/26/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith picked up his second win of the season, Saturday against the Panthers.
Insight: He made 23 saves in a 2-1 victory, and is now 2-3-0 with a supbar 3.80 GAA and .867 save percentage. However, owners should expect his numbers to improve over the next few weeks.
Keith Yandle, D10/26/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Arizona defenseman Keith Yandle continued his solid early-season play.
Insight: He had two assists and seven shots on goal, and now has eight points on the season. Yandle will continue to give solid production, from a fantasy standpoint.
Thomas Greiss, G10/23/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Penguins backup goalie Thomas Greiss looked poised to pickup his first victory of the season until the Red Wings scored two goals in the final three minutes of the third period.
Insight: Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall scored the late third-period goals to tie the game at 3-3. Pittsburgh had a chance to put the game "on ice" with an empty net goal, but they were unable to convert. Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winner with 46 seconds left in overtime. Greiss stopped 31-of-35 shots.
Martin Hanzal, C10/23/2014 12:39:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal didn't travel with the team to Minnesota due to a lower body injury.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A last season) hasn't played more than 65 games in any of the past four season, so an injury this early in the season is disappointing, but not unexpected. He has a goal and two assists in four games this season.
Keith Yandle, D10/21/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Arizona defenseman Keith Yandle had a big game on Tuesday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a +1 rating and nine shots on goal. It was Yandle's first goal of the season, and he now has six points overall. He will continue to be a solid fantasy option.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D10/12/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Arizona blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his first goal of the season on Saturday night.
Insight: He also had an impressive eight shots on goal. After producing 44 points a season ago, we expect a similar line for this season.
Shane Doan, RW10/3/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan enters his 19th season and at 37-years-old isn't the 60-70 point guy he once was.
Insight: Doan can still generate 40-50 points and help his younger linemates to new heights, but you shouldn't expect too much in the way of fantasy value unless he finds the Fountain of Youth. Still, he might have value on your bench as an occasional fill-in.
Mikkel Boedker, LW10/3/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Coyotes left winger Mikkel Boedker begins his seventh NHL season, though he's still only 24-years-old and coming off a career-high 51 points (19 G, 32 A).
Insight: Boedker's projections are for him to plateau at this level with a 52-point season (20 G, 32). He might have a chance to go higher if Hanzal can stay healthy for a full season and Shane Doan can find some of the old magic.
Martin Hanzal, C10/3/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal's fantasy value is limited by his inability to stay healthy.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) han't played more than 65 games in any of the past four season. he'll play on Arizona's top line with Mikkel Boedker and veteran Shane Doan. fantasy owners hope he stays on the ice and scores 60 points, but we're only projecting 42 this season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D10/3/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Arizona's other fantasy-worthy blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson posted 44 points last season and we're expecting a similar season in 2014-15.
Insight: Ekman-Larsson 44 point season came with a -4 rating, which while not great, was much better than fellow Coyote defensemen Keith Yandle's -23 mark with similar point production.
Keith Yandle, D10/3/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Fifty-point scoring defenseman like Arizona's Keith Yandle are hard to find, but fantasy owners have seen consistent production from him for the past five seasons.
Insight: Yandle posted 53 points last season (8 G, 45 A) and we like him to reach the 50-point mark for the third time in the last four full NHL seasons, but an out-of-character -23 rating last season hurt fantasy owners after being on the plus side the previous four campaigns.
Mike Ribeiro, C6/27/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: The Coyotes have decided to buy out the rest of Mike Ribeiro's contract. SOURCE: Coyotes.nhl.com
Insight: The move has more to do with Ribeiro's increasingly erratic behavior than the Coyotes' salary cap number. He posted 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists) in his only year in Arizona.

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