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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.
Mike Smith, G4/12/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith (knee) will miss Saturday's game against San Jose.
Insight: Smith (27-21-10, 2.64 GAA, .915 SV%) hasn't played since March 24. Thomas Greiss will likely make his ninth consecutive start (9-8-5, 2.35 GAA, .920 SV%).
Martin Hanzal, C4/12/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) is doubtful for Saturday's game against San Jose.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) has been in a slump with just one point in his last eight games and probably shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups.
Martin Hanzal, CCold4/10/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) will not return Thursday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) has produced just five points in his last 19 games and hasn't played since April 4.
Martin Hanzal, CCold4/9/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) missed Tuesday's game.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) has produced just five points in his last 19 games and hasn't played since April 4.
Martin Hanzal, CCold4/8/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Columbus, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) has produced just five points in his last 19 games. He'll try to avoid his 14th absence of the season Tuesday.
Mike Smith, G4/8/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith (knee) was a full participant in Monday's practice, but he still isn't ready to return.
Insight: According to nhl.com, Smith will sit out again Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. It will be his seventh straight absence.
Derek Morris, D4/1/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: Coyotes D Derek Morris is expected to return to action Tuesday against the Jets, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: The Coyotes made the 35-year-old Morris a healthy scratch the last three games after he was had a -5 rating in his last two. He has five goals and 12 assists in 57 games this season.
David Moss, RW4/1/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Coyotes winger David Moss (lower body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Moss has seven goals, 14 assists and 145 SOG in 74 games this season. He missed Saturday's game.
Mike Ribeiro, C3/27/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: The Coyotes made center Mike Ribeiro a healthy scratch for the second straight game Thursday against the Devils, according to Dan Rosen of nhl.com
Insight: Ribeiro had a -4 rating his last two games and a -7 this month. After putting up 49 points in 48 games last season with the Capitals, Ribeiro has just 45 in 72 this season.
Derek Morris, D3/27/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: The Coyotes have defenseman Derek Morris a healthy scratch for a second straight game Thursday against New Jersey.
Insight: The 35-year-old Morris was a -5 his last two games and a -7 in March. He has five goals and 12 assists in 57 games this season.
Mike Smith, G3/27/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith left Monday's game with a right leg injury and no timetable will be announced until Friday, so he's definitely out for Thursday's contest.
Insight: He was replaced in net by Thomas Greiss halfway through the third period. Greise beat Pittsburgh on Tuesday stopping 23-of-25 shots and should be in the nets tonight as well.
Lauri Korpikoski, C3/27/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski (head) should return Thursday against New Jersey.
Insight: Korpikoski (9 G, 15 A) was hit in the face with a puck during Monday's practice and has missed the past two games.
Mikkel Boedker, LW3/25/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Coyotes left winger Mikkel Boedker has collected seven points in his last nine games and scored his first game-winning goal of the season Tuesday against the Penguins.
Insight: Boedker had a goal and an assist Tuesday in his 73rd game of the season to bring his points total to 46. He passed his previous career high of 28 points months ago.
Mike Ribeiro, C3/25/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: The Coyotes made center Mike Ribeiro a healthy scratch Tuesday night, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Repbulic.
Insight: Ribeiro had a -4 rating the last two games and a -7 this month. After putting up 49 points in 48 games last season with the Capitals, Ribeiro has just 45 in 72 this season.
Lauri Korpikoski, C3/25/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski (head) will sit out a second straight game on Tuesday.
Insight: Korpikoski (9 G, 15 A) was hit in the face with a puck during Monday's practice.
Mike Smith, G3/24/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith left Monday's game with a right leg injury. SOURCE: Sarah McLellan, AZ Central
Insight: He was replaced in net by Thomas Greiss halfway through the third period. Smith saved 25 of 27 shots before his departure.
David Schlemko, D3/24/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes' defenseman David Schlemko (foot) still has no timetable for a return.
Insight: Schlemko holds little fantasy value with nine points in 48 games.
Martin Hanzal, CCold3/23/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal has collected just four points in his last 12 games.
Insight: Hanzal returned from a lower-body injury on March 17 after sitting out two weeks. The 27-year-old has fizzled out after a hot start (22 points in his first 23 games), recording just 17 points in his last 35 contests.
Shane Doan, RW3/23/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan scored his 20th goal of the season Saturday against the Bruins.
Insight: Doan has generated 10 points in his last 12 games and 41 points in 58 games this season. He's scored at least 20 goals 12 times in his career.
Martin Erat, LW3/20/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Coyotes left wing Martin Erat is back after sitting out three games with an upper-body injury. SOURCE: Arizona Republic
Insight: Phoenix went 2-1 in his absence. Erat has only scored two goals in 57 contests this season. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Martin Hanzal, C3/17/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) will sit out again Monday, according beat reporter Sarah McLellan.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 22 A, 71 PIM, 153 SOG) last played on March 2. He was seen skating last week, but still no word on when he will return.
Martin Hanzal, C3/13/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) will sit out again Thursday, according to the Coyotes on Twitter.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 22 A, 71 PIM, 153 SOG) last played on March 2. He has produced just five points in his last 14 games, so it's understandable if you want to drop him for a healthy body.
Martin Erat, LW3/13/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Phoenix winger Martin Erat (upper body) will not play Thursday against Boston, according to the Coyotes on Twitter.
Insight: Erat has picked up one point in four games since the Capitals traded him to the Coyotes. The 32-year-old has 25 points (two goals) in 57 games.
Derek Morris, D3/13/2014 1:38:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris is questionable for Thursday's game against Boston with a lower body injury.
Insight: Morris has five goals and 17 points in 51 games this season, but is scoreless in his last 11 games, so there are better options out there. Keep looking.
David Schlemko, D3/13/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes' defenseman David Schlemko is expected to miss Thursday's game against Boston after taking a shot off the left foot.
Insight: Schlemko has been wearing a protective walking boot. He holds little fantasy value with nine points in 48 games.
David Schlemko, D3/10/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes' defenseman David Schlemko is questionable for Monday's game against Tampa Bay after taking a shot to the foot.
Insight: Schlemko has been wearing a protective walking boot. He holds little fantasy value with nine points in 48 games.
Martin Hanzal, C3/10/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) missed another game Saturday, though he did skate briefly. He's questionable for Monday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 22 A, 71 PIM, 153 SOG) also sat out Tuesday and Thursday. The center hit a cold streak prior to the injury with just five points in his last 14 games.
Radim Vrbata, RW3/8/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata has scored three goals in his last two games.
Insight: He has potted six in his last 10 and now has 18 goals, 25 assists and 212 SOG in 62 games.
Martin Hanzal, C3/8/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) will miss another game Saturday, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 22 A, 71 PIM, 153 SOG) also sat out Tuesday and Thursday. The center hit a cold streak prior to the injury with just five points in his last 14 games.
Martin Hanzal, C3/8/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is questionable for Saturday's game due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 22 A, 71 PIM, 153 SOG) sat out Tuesday and Thursday with the injury. The center has hit a cold streak with just five points in his last 14 games.
Martin Hanzal, C3/5/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is questionable for Thursday's game due to a lower-body injury, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 22 A, 71 PIM, 153 SOG) sat out Tuesday with the injury. The center has hit a cold streak with just five points in his last 14 games.
Antoine Vermette, C3/5/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Coyotes center Antoine Vermette scored his 22nd goal of the season Tuesday against Vancouver.
Insight: Even after going without a point his previous three games, Vermette has produced 15 points (10 goals) in his last 16 games.
Mike Smith, G3/5/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith turned in his third shutout of the season Tuesday against the Canucks.
Insight: Smith is extremely inconsistent and is 21-18-10 with a 2.72 GAA and a .913 SV% this season. He allowed four goals against the Blues just two days before.
Martin Erat, LW3/4/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: The Capitals have traded winger Martin Erat and prospect John Mitchelle to Phoenix for defenseman Rostislav Klesla, prospect Chris Brown and a fourth-round pick in 2015, according to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post.
Insight: Erat has skated just 14:44 per game this season and produced one goal, 23 assists and 46 SOG in 53 games for the Caps. His fantasy value can only improve through the trade, but that doesn't mean he'll be a fantasy option.
Martin Hanzal, C2/8/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (illness) returned to the lineup Saturday at Dallas.
Insight: Hanzal was out of the lineup Friday and a game-time decision Saturday. The 26-year-old has 14 goals, 36 points, 69 PIM and 143 SOG in 51 games this season.
Martin Hanzal, C2/8/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will be a game-time decision Saturday due to an illness, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Hanzal was out of the lineup Friday for the same reason. The 26-year-old has 14 goals, 36 points, 69 PIM and 143 SOG in 51 games this season.
Derek Morris, D2/8/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris left Friday's game with Chicago due to an upper-body injury and is questionable for Saturday versus Dallas.
Insight: Morris has five goals and 17 points in 45 games this season. A +8 rating helps make him a low-end blueliner.
Antoine Vermette, CHot2/5/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Coyotes center Antoine Vermette has scored nine goals in his last 10 games.
Insight: Vermette has never been a big-time goal scorer (zero 30-goal seasons in nine-year career), but he has found his groove lately and now has 21 goals, 35 points and 123 SOG in 56 games.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D1/29/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Phoenix blue liner Oliver Ekman-Larsson generated two goals in Tuesday night's shutout win over the Kings.
Insight: Ekman-Larsson had been scoreless in his previous four games with a -5 rating so fantasy owners have to be encouraged by his performance on Tuesday. Four of Ekman-Larsson's eight goals this season have come in the month of January.
Thomas Greiss, G1/29/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss earned his second shutout of the season Tuesday against Los Angeles.
Insight: He turned aside all 30 shots that came his way. Greiss has played well as a backup this season, winning seven of 11 games with a 2.00 GAA and a .935 SV%. He'll be worth adding if starter Mike Smith struggles down the stretch.
Antoine Vermette, CHot1/26/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Antoine Vermette's third career hat trick was not enough to help Phoenix avoid an overtime loss at Vancouver on Sunday.
Insight: Vermette also had a hat trick on Dec. 21 and has lit the lamp six times in the last six games. The 31-year-old has 18 goals and 30 points in 52 games.
Martin Hanzal, C1/23/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal has missed two games and a practice, but there is hope he'll return for Friday's game against Edmonton.
Insight: Hanzal is dealing with a nagging lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day. He has 14 goals and 34 points in 45 games this season, including a goal and assist in his last game.
Martin Hanzal, C1/20/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will not play Monday, according to Craig Morgan of foxsportsarizona.com.
Insight: Hanzal is dealing with a nagging lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day. He has 14 goals and 34 points in 45 games this season, putting him one point away from tying his career high.
Martin Hanzal, C1/20/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will be a game-time decision Monday, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Hanzal is dealing with a nagging lower-body injury. He has 14 goals and 34 points in 45 games this season, putting him one point away from tying his career high.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D1/14/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored Phoenix's only goal on Tuesday against St. Louis.
Insight: The 22-year-old Ekman-Larsson has recorded a point in three straight games and a goal in two straight to snap out of a slump that saw him put up just six points in a 21-game stretch from Nov. 16 to Jan. 9.
Mike Ribeiro, C1/14/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Mike Ribeiro will play through an upper-body injury Tuesday against St. Louis. SOURCE: Daily Faceoff
Insight: He had been a game-time decision. Ribeiro recorded two assists when he played the Blues earlier this season.
Mike Ribeiro, C1/14/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Phoenix center Mike Ribeiro left Monday's game against Winnipeg and is questionable for Tuesday's game at St. Louis.
Insight: Ribeiro is still a big-time scorer even after all these years and his 11 goals and 21 assists would be missed if he can't make it for Tuesday's game. We await further word.
Kyle Chipchura, C1/10/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Phoenix center Kyle Chipchura is questionable for Saturday's game against Anaheim due to a lower body injury.
Insight: Chipchura has played all but one game this season, but even when in the lineup he's not much of a fantasy value with seven points in 42 contests.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D1/8/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (upper body) will return to the lineup Thursday after missing two games.
Insight: The 22-year-old Ekman-Larsson suffered an upper-body injury when he was boarded by Columbus' Derek MacKenzie last week. He has really struggled as of late, putting up zero goals and six points over his last 20 games. He had 16 points (four goals) in his first 20.
Shane Doan, RW1/8/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan had one goal and one assist Tuesday against Calgary.
Insight: Doan missed a month with Rocky Mountain Fever before getting back in the lineup on Jan. 4. He only skated 14:51 Tuesday, but that was more a product of Phoenix blowing out the Flames rather than Doan being fatigued. He was on the ice for nearly 19 minutes in his return on Saturday.
Thomas Greiss, G1/7/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Phoenix backup Thomas Greiss will start between the pipes Tuesday against Calgary.
Insight: Mike Smith has put up a 3.73 GAA over his last three outings. The 27-year-old Greiss is 5-2-1 with a 2.12 GAA and a .930 SV% this season, both of which are career bests.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D1/6/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson will miss Tuesday's game due to an upper-body injury, according to Craig Morgan of foxsportsarizona.com.
Insight: The 22-year-old Ekman-Larsson suffered an upper-body injury when he was boarded by Columbus' Derek MacKenzie on Thursday. He has really struggled as of late, putting up zero goals and six points over his last 20 games. He had 16 points (four goals) in his first 20.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D1/5/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson left Thursday's game with an upper-body injury and sat out Saturday's game.
Insight: The 22-year-old Ekman-Larsson has really struggled as of late, putting up zero goals and six points over his last 20 games. He had 16 points (four goals) in his first 20.
Shane Doan, RW1/4/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan (illness) will return Saturday, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic. Doan began skating on his own roughly two weeks ago and joined his teammates on Monday for practice. His strength and stamina will be monitored over the next few games. "I'm sure I'll be fine," he said. "I'm sure I'll be a little rusty and winded, but we'll get over it."
Insight: Doan has been out since Dec. 4 with Rocky Mountain Fever. "It's a tick-carried bacteria that gets in your blood," Doan said. "How you get it is most likely somehow related to a tick. Whether it’s a bite I didn't really feel, whether I killed one that was somewhere without really thinking about it, I'm not totally sure. But they never found a tick bite but at the same time, we found four of them on our dog." Before the illness, the 37-year-old had 12 goals, 23 points and 80 SOG in his first 27 games.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D1/3/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson left Thursday's game with an upper-body injury and sat out Saturday's game.
Insight: The 22-year-old Ekman-Larsson has really struggled as of late, putting up zero goals and six points over his last 20 games. He had 16 points (four goals) in his first 20.
Shane Doan, RW1/3/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan (illness) has been given clearance from doctors to return and has a chance to play Saturday, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic. "It'll be hard to keep him out of the game tomorrow night," coach Dave Tippett said.
Insight: Doan has been out since Dec. 4 with Rocky Mountain Fever. Before the illness, the 37-year-old had 12 goals, 23 points and 80 SOG in his first 27 games.
Shane Doan, RW1/2/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Coyotes winger Shane Doan (Rocky Mountain Fever) skated again Thursday morning and was scheduled to see a doctor in the afternoon, but his return is not yet considered imminent. SOURCE: Sarah McLellan, Arizona Republic.
Insight: Doan has been out since Dec. 4 with Rocky Mountain Fever. Before the illness, the 37-year-old had 12 goals, 23 points and 80 SOG in his first 27 games.
David Moss, RW12/28/2013 9:38:00 AM
Description: Coyotes right wing David Moss netted two goals Friday in a shootout loss to San Jose.
Insight: The shootout ended before Moss had a chance to participate in it. The 32-year-old has some talent but with just 79 shots in 37 games, he just isn't getting enough opportunities.
Martin Hanzal, C12/23/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal has picked up a point in three straight games.
Insight: Hanzal had zero points over the first seven games of December but he's tallied two goals and one assist in his last three. Despite the drought, he's been contributing in SOG and penalty minutes, putting up 27 SOG and 16 PIM in his last 10 games.
Antoine Vermette, C12/21/2013 5:47:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Antoine Vermette came through with a hat trick in Saturday's overtime win over the Senators.
Insight: Vermette has 12 goals and 22 points in 35 games this season. Unless your league counts faceoff stats, the center is more valuable to the Coyotes for his 463 faceoff wins, second in the NHL to Sidney Crosby, and .575 faceoff percentage.
Shane Doan, RW12/20/2013 6:48:00 PM
Description: According to azcentral.com, the Coyotes have been able to identify Shane Doan's illness: Rocky Mountain fever. "Our medical team is on top of it," according to GM Don Maloney. "Every day he seems like he’s getting a little better and a little more energy and has started to exercise a little more. We’re encouraged. He’s trending in a positive manner and for us. It’s just going to take time."
Insight: Doan has been out since Dec. 4. The 37-year-old has had a fantastic season, putting up 12 goals, 11 assists and 80 SOG in 27 games. He isn't expected to return until after the holiday break and is week-to-week.
Martin Hanzal, C12/19/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal's goal Thursday was his first point of the entire month.
Insight: Hanzal came into December with eight goals and 22 points in 23 games but has one point in his last eight games.
Derek Morris, D12/19/2013 7:04:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (personal) will return to the lineup Thursday.
Insight: Morris missed the last five games while dealing with a personal matter. He had four goals and 13 points in 21 games this season.
Derek Morris, D12/17/2013 12:44:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (personal) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Montreal.
Insight: Morris has missed four game while dealing with a family matter. He's posted 13 points in 21 games and would be a viable fantasy option when he returns to the lineup.
Shane Doan, RW12/14/2013 5:27:00 PM
Description: According to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said Shane Doan (illness) is starting to feel better.
Insight: Doan has been out since Dec. 4 with an unknown illness. The 37-year-old has had a fantastic season, putting up 12 goals, 11 assists and 80 SOG in 27 games.
Shane Doan, RW12/12/2013 7:17:00 PM
Description: Phoenix right wing Shane Doan won't play Thursday against the Islanders. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: He's out indefinitely with an illness. The 37-year-old is having a great season so far (12 goals, 11 assists in 27 games). Let's hope he doesn't miss much time.
Shane Doan, RW12/12/2013 12:26:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (illness) didn't make the trip to Colorado for Tuesday's game, but is questionable for Thursday's home game against the NY Islanders.
Insight: Doan is dealing with flu-like symptoms. He has 12 goals, 11 points and 80 SOG in 27 games this season, so fantasy owners hope he's taking his medicine and chicken soup and quickly gets back on the ice.
Vernon Fiddler, C12/10/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: Fiddler will miss Tuesday's game against Chicago and likely up to a week.
Insight: Fiddler isn't a fantasy-worthy center with just eight points and a -3 rating. He's never scored more than 32 points in one season.
Shane Doan, RW12/9/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (illness) didn't make the trip to Colorado for Tuesday's game, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Doan will be missing his second straight game Tuesday. He has 12 goals, 11 points and 80 SOG in 27 games this season.
Shane Doan, RW12/7/2013 2:55:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Shane Doan is dealing with an illness.
Insight: He had to miss Friday's game. The winger has 12 goals, 11 points and 80 SOG in 27 games this season and should be fine to play Tuesday.
Radim Vrbata, RWHot11/28/2013 12:17:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata has eight points over his last six games.
Insight: He had two goals on four shots Wednesday at Minnesota and has attempted at least four SOG in four straight games. The 32-year-old has eight goals, 21 points and 84 SOG in 23 games this season, which is his usual level of production.
Thomas Greiss, G11/27/2013 6:47:00 PM
Description: Phoenix backup Thomas Greiss will start in net Wednesday at Minnesota.
Insight: Greiss has appeared in five games this season, and Wednesday will be his third start.
Shane Doan, RW11/26/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (lower body) missed Tuesday's practice but coach Dave Tippett said his injury is "nothing serious." SOURCE: coyotes.nhl.com
Insight: Doan left Monday's game against Nashville in the second period and didn't return, causing his eight-game point streak to come to an end. He still might play Wednesday against the Wild.
Lauri Korpikoski, C11/25/2013 3:35:00 PM
Description: Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski will miss Monday's game against Nashville due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Korpikoski has four goals and and three assists in 18 games this season. He's not high on the fantasy watch list and has never posted more than 40 points in any season.
Martin Hanzal, C11/25/2013 3:34:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is questionable for Monday's game against Nashville with a lower body injury.
Insight: Hanzal is a game-time decision. He's been a major offensive force with seven goals and 19 points in 20 games. He's a must start if in the lineup.
Derek Morris, D11/21/2013 2:58:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (lower body) is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game against Colorado.
Insight: Morris, who has four goals and 10 points this season, last played Nov. 5. His 10 points in 14 games is well above his normal production level.
Lauri Korpikoski, C11/21/2013 2:50:00 PM
Description: Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski is questionable for Thursday's game against Colorado with an upper body injury.
Insight: Korpikoski has four goals and and three assists in 18 games this season. He's not on the fantasy radar and has never posted more than 40 points in any season.
Derek Morris, D11/19/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said he thinks "for sure" defenseman Derek Morris (lower body) will be back Thursday, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Morris, who has four goals and 10 points this season, last played Nov. 5. He's eligible to return from injured reserve whenever he is ready to play.
Connor Murphy, D11/17/2013 1:51:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy scored a goal in his NHL debut Saturday, but he'll be sent down Sunday, according to Craig Morgan of foxsportsarizona.com.
Insight: Murphy, the No. 20 overall pick in the 2011 draft, was called up due to injuries to blueliners Derek Morris and Zbynek Michalek. He skated 22:32 Saturday, third most on the team behind Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Keith Yandle, but the Coyotes are expecting to get their injured players back this week.
Radim Vrbata, RW11/17/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata had three assists and a +4 differential Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He missed more than a week this month due to a lower-body injury but he has four assists and a +5 in two games since returning to the lineup.
Martin Hanzal, CHot11/16/2013 11:10:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal had a huge game Saturday against Tampa Bay, notching four points (1 G, 3 A) in a 6-3 win.
Insight: Hanzal looks like a lock for his first 40-point season; he has six goals and 18 points in 18 games.
Shane Doan, RWHot11/16/2013 11:07:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Shane Doan scored another goal Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Doan has 10 goals this season, nine of which have come in the last 11 games. He has 13 points in that span. Doan has been around since the mid-90s but he's never had more than 31 goals in a season, so fantasy owners should be wary of buying him now.
Derek Morris, D11/16/2013 8:02:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (lower body) will miss another game Saturday.
Insight: Morris, who has four goals and 10 points this season, last played Nov. 5. He's eligible to return from injured reserve whenever he is ready to play.
Radim Vrbata, RW11/14/2013 12:19:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata (lower body) is questionable for Thursday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Vrbata missed Saturday's game, practiced Monday but missed Tuesday's game as well. After a fast start he scored one point in his last five games before the injury.
Martin Hanzal, C11/14/2013 12:18:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is questionable for Thursday's game against Chicago for an undisclosed reason.
Insight: Hanzal, who has five goals and 14 points in 16 games this season, missed Tuesday's game.
Shane Doan, RWHot11/12/2013 10:45:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Shane Doan has scored seven goals and 10 points over his last nine games.
Insight: He had one assist and a +2 differential Tuesday against the Blues, giving him eight goals, 13 points and an even differential on the season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, DHot11/12/2013 10:41:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the game-winning goal 56 seconds into overtime Tuesday at St. Louis.
Insight: The 22-year-old also had an assist to help Phoenix win a game it played without Martin Hanzal, Radim Vrbata and Derek Morris. Ekman-Larsson has four goals and 15 points in 19 games this season and has produced a point in three straight games.
Radim Vrbata, RW11/12/2013 7:49:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata (lower body) will miss Tuesday's game.
Insight: Vrbata missed Saturday's game but practiced Monday and participated in Tuesday's morning skate, so this is a little surprising. Phoenix will be without Vrbata, Hanzal and Derek Morris Tuesday against St. Louis.
Martin Hanzal, C11/12/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will miss Tuesday's game and is day-to-day due to an illness, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Hanzal, who has five goals and 14 points in 16 games this season, missed Tuesday's morning skate for what coach Dave Tippett called "maintenance" and was a game-time decision.
Martin Hanzal, C11/12/2013 5:59:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (undisclosed) is questionable for Tuesday's game. SOURCE: Sarah McLellan, Arizona Republic
Insight: Hanzal, who has five goals and 14 points in 16 games this season, missed Tuesday's morning skate for what coach Dave Tippett called "maintenance."
Derek Morris, D11/12/2013 5:48:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Morris won't play Tuesday, but since he hasn't been in the lineup since Nov. 5 he is eligible to play Thursday.
Radim Vrbata, RW11/12/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata (lower body) is questionable for Tuesday's game against St. Louis.
Insight: He missed Saturday's game but practiced Monday. He's scored 13 point in 17 games, though he's scoreless in his last four.
Shane Doan, RWHot11/10/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Coyotes right wing Shane Doan generated a pair of power play goals in Saturday's 4-3 win over Washington.
Insight: He wasn't needed for the shootout as Phoenix converted on each of its first two shots attempts for the victory. Doan has now scored in three straight games. Bizarrely, the Coyotes' last four wins have all come by way of the shootout.
Derek Morris, D11/9/2013 1:05:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (lower body) will miss Saturday's game, according to Sarah McLellan of azcentral.com.
Insight: Morris has four goals and 10 points in 14 games this season, so his absence is a big blow to fantasy lineups. He hasn't played since leaving Tuesday's game in the first period.
Radim Vrbata, RW11/9/2013 1:04:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata (lower body) will miss Saturday's game, according to Sarah McLellan of azcentral.com.
Insight: Vrbata appeared to suffer a right leg injury during Wednesday's game. He participated briefly in the team's optional skate Saturday morning. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett is hopeful the forward will be back next week.
Derek Morris, D11/8/2013 5:02:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (lower body) will be a game-time decision Saturday after missing Wednesday's game, according to Craig Morgan of foxsportsarizona.com.
Insight: Morris has four goals and 10 points in 14 games this season, so his absence is a big blow to fantasy lineups.
Radim Vrbata, RW11/8/2013 4:59:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata will be a game-time decision Saturday.
Insight: Vrbata appeared to suffer a right leg injury during Wednesday's game. Coach Dave Tippett will assess him after Saturday's morning skate.
David Schlemko, D11/5/2013 1:55:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes' defenseman David Schlemko left Monday's game with a lower body injury and is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Vancouver
Insight: Schlemko holds little fantasy value after an 11-point season with 10 penalty minutes and 58 shots in 2011-12 and two points through the first 11 games this season.
Rostislav Klesla, D11/1/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla is on injured reserve with an lower body injury.
Insight: Klesla has one point in seven games this season and has never posted more than 22 points in a season, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Jeff Halpern, C11/1/2013 11:17:00 AM
Description: Phoenix center Jeff Halpern has been place on injured reserve while dealing with an upper body injury.
Insight: Halpern hasn't cracked the 30-point mark since 2007 and given his slow start should not be on fantasy radar screens.
Lauri Korpikoski, C10/31/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski took part in non-contact practice Monday. He's dealing with an upper body injury.
Insight: Korpikoski has a goal and an assist in 10 games this season. He's not on the fantasy radar and has never posted more than 40 points in any season.
Rostislav Klesla, D10/31/2013 11:54:00 AM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla is doubtful for Thursday's game against Nashville with an lower body injury.
Insight: Klesla has one point in seven games this season and has never posted more than 22 points in a season, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Jeff Halpern, C10/31/2013 11:52:00 AM
Description: Phoenix center Jeff Halpern has been downgraded to doubtful for Thursday's game against Nashville while dealing with an upper body injury.
Insight: Halpern hasn't cracked the 30-point mark since 2007 and given his slow start should not be on fantasy radar screens.
Radim Vrbata, RWHot10/29/2013 1:23:00 PM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata is probable for Tuesday's game against Los Angeles due to an illness.
Insight: The veteran is off to a very quick start with 12 points (5G, 7A) in 12 games. Keep him in the lineup until this hot streak ends.
Rostislav Klesla, D10/29/2013 1:20:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Los Angeles with an lower body injury.
Insight: Klesla has one point in seven games this season and has never posted more than 22 points in a season, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Jeff Halpern, C10/29/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: Phoenix center Jeff Halpern is questionable for Tuesday's game against Los Angeles while dealing with an upper body injury.
Insight: Halpern hasn't cracked the 30-point mark since 2007 and given his slow start should not be on fantasy radar screens.
Radim Vrbata, RWHot10/27/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Coyotes right wing Radim Vrbata was feeling generous Saturday in a win over Edmonton.
Insight: The 32-year-old led the way with three assists, giving him five helpers in his last two games. Vrbata is on pace for 82 points this season. That would be a new career-high.
Shane Doan, RW10/24/2013 12:45:00 PM
Description: Phoenix right wing Shane Doan is questionable for Thursday's game against Los Angeles because of a lower body injury. He didn't skate Wednesday which is never a good sign.
Insight: The injury already caused him to miss Tuesday's matchup. Fantasy owners are still waiting for Doan to become a factor this season (one goal, two assists, +1 in nine games) after posting 27 points in 48 games last season and at least 50 points in the previous nine seasons.
Shane Doan, RW10/23/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Phoenix right wing Shane Doan missed Tuesday's game versus Calgary because of a lower body injury. SOURCE: Coyotes.com
Insight: It's possible he could also miss Thursday's game at Los Angeles. Fantasy owners are still waiting for Doan to become a factor this season (one goal, two assists, +1 in nine games).
Mike Ribeiro, CHot10/23/2013 9:12:00 AM
Description: Phoenix center Mike Ribeiro netted two goals Tuesday night in a win over Calgary.
Insight: That gives the veteran four tallies in his last two games. Ribeiro's nine points for the season lead the team. Look for him to have another big night Thursday at Los Angeles.
Antoine Vermette, C10/20/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Coyotes center Antoine Vermette has two goals and two assists during a three-game scoring streak.
Insight: The 31-year-old's career high for points is 65, which was the only time he exceeded 53 points in a season. Don't expect more than 50 points in 2013-14.
Derek Morris, D10/18/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris (lower body) is questionable for Friday's game against Anaheim.
Insight: Morris only has five points in five games and he's again an excellent source of scoring from the blueline.
Rostislav Klesla, D10/18/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla is doubtful for Friday's game against Anaheim with an upper body injury.
Insight: Klesla has yet to score in three games this season and has never posted more than 22 points in a season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D10/11/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the game-winning goal Friday night at Philadelphia.
Insight: The 22-year-old had just three goals in 2012-13 after scoring 13 in 2011-12, but he already has two goals in the first five games this season.
Mike Smith, G10/10/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith bounced back from his rough start Tuesday with 28 saves on 30 shots Thursday in a win over Detroit.
Insight: Smith allowed five goals on 15 shots Tuesday on the road against the Islanders before being pulled. As we noted two days ago, Smith was very inconsistent last season, recording five shutouts but also giving up at least four goals in 10 of his 34 games.
Mike Smith, G10/8/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith only lasted two periods Tuesday against the Islanders. He was pulled after giving up five goals on 20 shots.
Insight: Smith gave up four goals on a whopping 74 shots in his first two games (.946 SV%). He was extremely inconsistent last year, recording five shutouts but also giving up four or more goals in 10 of his 34 games.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D10/8/2013 4:12:00 PM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson missed practice Monday with an upper-body injury, but will be back on the ice for the Coyotes game with the Islanders.
Insight: The 22-year-old was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft and emerged with 24 points in 48 games last season. He has a goal and an assist in two games this season and should be a No. 2 fantasy defenseman with upside.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D10/6/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his first goal of the season Saturday at San Jose and has two points in the first two games.
Insight: The 22-year-old was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft and emerged with 24 points in 48 games last season, which would have been good for 41 points during a full 82-game schedule. He should be a No. 2 fantasy defenseman with upside.


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