Hjalmarsson (lower leg) has yet to be given the green light, but he's closing in on a return to the lineup, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.

Hjalmarsson has been sidelined since mid-October with a lower-leg injury, but it sounds like he should be ready to rock sooner rather than later. Once healthy, the shot-blocking guru will return to a top-four role and a spot on the Coyotes' penalty-killing unit.

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