Hjalmarsson (undisclosed) returned to practice Sunday, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports. Hjalmarsson missed Friday's intrasquad scrimmage with the unknown injury, but it was clearly a minor issue. The 33-year-old Swede will likely be ready for Opening Night and he should be expected to work on the third pairing.
Hjalmarsson (undisclosed) won't be on the ice for Friday night's intrasquad scrimmage, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. The Coyotes likely won't release any specifics regarding the nature of Hjalmarsson's injury, so at this point it isn't clear if he's in danger of missing the team's regular-season opener against San Jose on Thursday. If Hjalmarsson's forced to miss time, Kyle Capobianco will likely step into his spot on Arizona's bottom pairing.
Hjalmarsson notched an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Canucks. The Swede has two helpers in his last three games, but that only puts him at five points through 25 appearances this season. Hjalmarsson has added 43 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating -- he doesn't produce enough to interest fantasy owners.
Hjalmarsson notched a shorthanded assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers. Hjalmarsson cleared the puck deep, and Vinnie Hinostroza was able to get onto it before setting up Brad Richardson for the Coyotes' lone goal. The helper snapped a 14-game point drought for Hjalmarsson. The Swedish blueliner has only four points to go with 42 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating in 23 appearances this season, which was interrupted by a three-month recovery from a broken leg. The 32-year-old doesn't produce enough offense to warrant fantasy attention.
Hjalmarsson (lower leg) had an assist and two PIM with two blocks in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh. Hjalmarsson was in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 12 after missing three months with a broken leg. The 32-year-old logged just under 17 minutes of ice time, including a team-leading 2:34 on the penalty kill. Hjalmarsson set up Derek Stepan's go-ahead goal midway through the third period and wasn't charged with a single giveaway despite his lengthy absence. Hjalmarsson had just 10 points in 82 games last season and isn't a fantasy factor, but it was nice to seem him back nonetheless.
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