Raanta (lower body) was given the green light to begin his offseason training regime, The Athletic Arizona reports. Raanta will face stiff competition for the starting job from Darcy Kuemper next season, assuming he can stay healthy. The 29-year-old Raanta saw action in a mere 12 contests this year, in which he went 5-6-0 with a 2.88 GAA. The netminder technically remains on injured reserve, but will no doubt be activated prior to training camp.
Raanta (lower body) will accompany the team on a trip to Colorado ahead of Friday's game against the Avalanche, Catherine Silverman of The Athletic reports. By no means is this report suggesting that Raanta will actually dress for the next contest, though Silverman notes that the 29-year-old netminder will be participating in more workouts at practice as a pivotal step in the recovery process. According to hockey-reference.com, the 'Yotes have a 22.5 percent chance of making the playoffs, so expect the trainers to continue keeping a close eye on Raanta in case the desert dogs make the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, when they were swept in four games by the Red Wings.
Raanta (lower body) is expected to return to practice at some point this week, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Raanta likely still has a ways to go in his recovery and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, but his anticipated presence in upcoming practices at least provides a positive outlook on his status moving forward. Darcy Kuemper has emerged as one of the hottest netminders in the league in Raanta's absence, so Raanta would likely return to a backup role, should the Coyotes secure a playoff spot.
Raanta (lower body) remains out indefinitely and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season. According to general manager John Chayka, "The expectation is he's out for the season. If you make the playoffs, that might change things, but for the regular season, it would be really tough," Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Arizona is three points behind Minnesota for the final wild-card spot, so there is certainly a chance for Raanta to return to the lineup before the Yotes wrap up the 2018-19 campaign. If the club does make the playoffs, the 29-year-old will be hard-pressed to unseat Darcy Kuemper from the starting role, especially if the veteran puts together a strong enough run of form to clinch a postseason appearance.
A medical procedure showed Raanta's lower-body injury to be more serious than what was initially thought, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. Raanta underwent a medical procedure recently to investigate a lower-body injury, and the results turned out to be worse than expected. At this point, there's a real possibility that his season is over. The team has not confirmed what most suspect to be true, so we'll have to wait and see how it handles the situation in the coming days. For now, Raanta has been listed as out indefinitely and won't be playing anytime soon.
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