Tinordi (lower body) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Friday against the Ducks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Tinordi, who hasn't registered a point in three games with the Yotes this season, is expected to skate alongside Zbynek Michalek on Arizona's second pairing in Friday's contest.
Tinordi (lower body) was scratched for Thursday's game against the Blackhawks, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports. Tinordi sustained the undisclosed injury in warmups Tuesday and has now missed two straight games as a result. He'll get his next chance to get back on the ice Friday against the Ducks.
Tinordi (undisclosed) was not on the ice for warmups and will not play Tuesday against the Kings, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Tinordi sustained an injury in the morning and left the ice only to return later. He can be considered day-to-day for now, and his next chance to return will come Thursday when Arizona hosts Chicago. Kevin Connauton will likely replace Tinordi on the Coyotes' second defensive pairing and Nicklas Grossmann will likely move up to replace Connauton on the third pairing Tuesday.
Tinordi made his debut for Arizona on Saturday, getting 15:39 TOI in a 3-2 win over the Kings. He had four blocked shots and two hits in the win. Tinordi was acquired from Montreal more than a week ago, but had not yet suited up for the Coyotes. He stepped in for Nicklas Grossman, who sat out the game due to illness. Tinordi's a young, physical defender that needs ice time to develop. He wasn't getting that in Montreal, but the Coyotes are in a position where they can give Tinordi the minutes.
Tinordi was acquired from the Canadiens in exchange for Stefan Elliott and John Scott, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Tinordi is a former first-round pick of the Habs, but has played just three games in the NHL this season. The big defenseman wasn't drafted for his offensive abilities (he has six assists in 46 career games), but he's failed to establish himself as a solid defender to this point. The Coyotes have much less depth at defense than the Canadiens, so Tinordi should be afforded more opportunities to succeed in Arizona.
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