Demers picked up an assist and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.
Demers improved to two goals and six helpers in 34 games this year, with three of his assists coming in his last four outings. The 30-year-old blueliner lost four months of the season to a knee injury, but that likely didn't have an effect on most fantasy owners' plans, as Demers is more of a defense-first player.
Demers notched an assist with two hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Avalanche.
Demers has had his worst point production in a non-lockout season, with two goals and four assists in 31 games. It's taken some time for him to get back on track after a knee injury cost him four months of action, but he has averaged 19:51 per game since making his return.
Demers scored a goal and added a helper in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.
The rare two-point night brings Demers to five points in 24 games. It's also the first time he's been on the scoresheet since returning from a knee injury. In those six games, he's picked up 15 hits and nine blocked shots while going plus-5. Demers isn't likely to factor into most fantasy owners' plans.
Demers (knee) tossed three hits in 14:08 during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.
After being sidelined for nearly four months, Demers returned on the third pairing in this contest. It will likely take him a few more games to get up to his season average of 19:50 of ice time. Prior to the injury, he had three points in 18 games, and will likely remain as a fantasy non-factor for the remainder of the season.
Demers (knee) will rejoin the lineup Tuesday against the Ducks, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Demers last suited up for the Coyotes Nov. 15 against the Predators, so his return will be a welcomed sight after the better part of four months on the shelf. The veteran has been a useful option in many fantasy leagues when healthy, totaling 20-plus point in each of the last four seasons, so he may be worth an add for the fantasy playoff push in many formats.
Demers (knee) will be a game-time decision Tuesday versus Anaheim, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
This information comes courtesy of coach Rick Tocchet. Jordan Oesterle left Monday's practice early after getting "banged up", perhaps necessitating a need to deploy Demers if his status remains on the fence prior to puck drop Tuesday.
The Coyotes recalled Demers (knee) from his conditioning stint with AHL Tucson on Sunday.
Demers played just one game in the minors, and he notched an assist. The 30-year-old should get back into the lineup soon, and the final step will be getting activated from injured reserve. His next chance will be Tuesday versus the Ducks.
The Coyotes sent Demers (knee) to AHL Tucson on Saturday for conditioning purposes.
Demers continues to inch closer to retaking the ice in game action, first putting himself to the test at the AHL level with an absence that extends back to Nov. 15. The team has little reason to rush the veteran back into action, so there's a decent chance he will play a few games with the affiliate before being activated for an NHL return.
While Demers (knee) remains without a clear timetable for his return, he's moving closer to rejoining the lineup, having skated with the team for the past couple of weeks and performing full-contact drills, Richard Morin of AZCentral.com reports.
Obviously, the recovery experience can vary drastically from one player to the next, but Demers absorbing full contact has us convinced that he's on the brink of a return. Keep tabs on his eventual removal from injured reserve as the clear sign of when he'll be ready to rock. It's safe to take a wait-and-see approach with the rearguard, as he's only provided three points through 18 games this season.
Demers (knee) remains week-to-week and is still awaiting medical clearance, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. General manager John Chayka told reporters, "He's probably week-to-week at this point. He's got to be medically cleared first."
Demers is expected to practice with the team Monday, potentially in a regular jersey, but it sounds like there are still plenty of hoops for the defenseman to jump through before he can return to the lineup. With the Coyotes just three points back from the final wild-card spot, getting Demers back on the blue line could push this team into a playoff position.
Demers (knee) is slated to practice with the team Monday in a non-contact jersey, per Craig Morgan of The Athletic.
Demers was expected to be out for the rest of the season after suffering his knee injury in mid-November, but appears to be recovering quicker than anticipated. Even if he returns soon, the blueliner will almost certainly miss the 20-point mark for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign, when he was limited to just 22 games.
Coyotes President of Hockey Operations John Chayka thinks Demers (knee) could return this season, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
The odds of a return remain long but the Coyotes list Demers as "out indefinitely" instead of out for the year. Morgan adds that Demers may work with HPSports' Bill Knowles, who helped teammate Jakob Chychrun expedite his return from a torn ACL last campaign.
Demers (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
This comes as no surprise, as Demers will miss the rest of the season. Robbie Russo could get an extended look at the top level as a result of Demers' unfortunate injury.
Demers will miss the rest of the campaign due to a knee injury, 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.
Demers suffered the injury during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Predators when he got tangled up with Nashville's Kyle Turris in front of the Coyotes net and fell awkwardly. The veteran blueliner immediately grabbed his knee after hitting the ice, and he ultimately had to be helped into the locker room. This is obviously a huge blow to Arizona's stellar defense, which is currently only allowing 2.00 goals per game, second in the NHL, but it shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups, as Demers doesn't have enough offensive upside to be considered a desirable option in most formats. The 2008 seventh-round pick will undoubtedly be placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
Demers sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Predators, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
The severity of Demers' injury remains a mystery, but he'll be reevaluated Friday, so another update on his status for Saturday's matchup with the Bruins should surface soon.
Demers has averaged 19:11 per game in ice time through 11 games, and he's picked up two assists and 13 shots on goal.
Demers missed the final 10 games of last season dealing with a blood clot in his hand. So far, he's shown no sign that he's still dealing with that issue.
Demers is fully healed from the blood clot in his hand that cost him the last 10 games of the season, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.
Demers was expected to be ready in time for training camp, and this effectively confirms that. The 30-year-old had 20 points in 69 games last season, his first with the Coyotes.
Demers (hand) is expected to be healthy in time for the beginning of training camp next season, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports.
The first-year Coyote pretty much played as expected this season, recording six goals, 14 assists, and a minus-4 rating over 69 games. Demers also logged a career-high 21:08 time on ice per game, as well as being a fixture on Arizona's power-play setup. Though he's not a fantasy stud, in all likelihood Demers will continue to be a solid depth option for next season.
Demers will miss the balance of the regular season with an upper-body injury.
The Coyotes have responded by recalling Trevor Murphy from the team's top developmental affiliate in Tuscon. Demers, who is known as a skilled passer, closes out his campaign with six goals, 14 assists, 66 hits and 79 blocked shots through 69 games. He did skate to a minus-4 rating this season, but that's not too bad considering the youthful 'Yotes currently own a minus-55 goal differential.
Demers (upper body) is ready to retake the ice for Thursday's matchup against the Wild, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Demers has missed just the last three games because of the malady, but he will retake the ice for Thursday's matchup, resulting in Kyle Capobianco's demotion back to the team's AHL affiliate. He's failed to impress this season along the blue line, but Demers had picked up the pace prior to the injury, racking up three assists in the five games prior. It's unclear exactly who will cede his spot in the starting lineup, but Kevin Connauton seems the most likely candidate.
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