Raanta (lower body) allowed five goals on 22 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Wild on Wednesday. Raanta was back between the pipes for the first time since March 22 and he had a rough go of it. In Raanta's defense, three of the Minnesota goals were absolute snipes and the other two were tap-ins on which he had little chance. The 31-year-old, who has just one win in his last five starts (1-3-1), could get his next chance to shake the rust as early as Saturday when Arizona hosts St. Louis.
Raanta will start between the pipes in Wednesday's afternoon road game versus the Wild, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports. Raanta will make his return to action after missing over three weeks with a lower-body injury. The 31-year-old netminder will try to secure his sixth win of the season in a tough home matchup with a Minnesota team that's 14-4-0 at home this year.
Raanta (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve ahead of Wednesday's matinee matchup with the Wild, per the NHL's official media site. Coach Rick Tocchet won't decide on a starter until the Coyotes take the ice for pregame warmups, but Raanta could be in goal against Minnesota. The 31-year-old netminder hasn't played since March 22 against the Avalanche due to a lower-body injury.
Raanta's (lower body) recovery is progressing faster than expected and he could join the Coyotes at some point during the team's current nine-game road trip, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. Raanta's return to game action still doesn't seem imminent, but it's nonetheless encouraging to hear his recovery is progressing well. The 31-year-old netminder has been limited to just 11 appearances this season due to various injuries.
Head coach Rick Tocchet said Raanta (lower body) is week-to-week, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports. Raanta landed on injured reserve Tuesday, but the week-to-week designation seems to indicate he won't be ready to return when first eligible March 31. The 31-year-old Raanta has already suffered three injuries this season. Fantasy managers may want to turn elsewhere for their goaltending depth. Adin Hill is set to be the Coyotes' No. 1 goalie with Raanta and Darcy Kuemper (lower body) out.
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