Hayton is considered week-to-week due to an AC joint sprain suffered at World Juniors, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Hayton put together a solid performance with Team Canada and likely made a case for regular minutes with the Coyotes but will now be forced to miss time due to his shoulder problem. Once cleared to play, the Ontario native should be able to break into the lineup with more consistency.
The Coyotes recalled Hayton from Team Canada on Wednesday.
The Coyotes afforded Hayton an opportunity to showcase on the international stage, as he played for Team Canada at the 2020 World Junior Championship. The 19-year-old was instrumental in Canada's gold-medal run, as he scored the game-tying goal in the third period against Team Russia before Akil Thomas notched the deciding marker. Hayton finished the tournament with six goals and six helpers through seven games. The Coyotes acquired Taylor Hall from the Devils since Hayton has been gone, so it remains to be seen how the youngster is deployed going forward. His next chance to suit up for Arizona is Thursday versus the Lightning.
Hayton will play for Team Canada at the 2020 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.
Hayton has served as a healthy scratch for the Coyotes" previous six games and has been limited to 14 NHL contests. When in the lineup, the center has notched one goal, three helpers and 20 shots while averaging 11:08 of ice time. Once the Ontario native returns from World Juniors, he could get a look at more consistent minutes.
Hayton failed to register a point versus Edmonton on Sunday, extending his pointless streak to six games.
Hayton's hold on a spot in the lineup should be considered tenuous at best, as he has been scratched in 13 of 25 games this year and is averaging a mere 11:28 of ice time when he does suit up. Without consistent minutes, the 19-year-old won't offer much in terms of season-long fantasy, but could be an intriguing DFS play if he gets bumped up into a top-six role.
Hayton picked up an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.
The fifth-overall pick from 2018 is on the scoreboard now, setting up Nick Schmaltz's first period tally for his first career point. Hayton was listed on the second line but skated a team-low 11:24 in his debut. He'll get more minutes as time goes on, although he may have to battle for playing time when Lawson Crouse (upper body) returns, potentially within the next week.
Hayton will make his NHL debut Thursday against the Golden Knights.
This is a much-anticipated development, as Hayton was the fifth overall selection in the 2018 NHL draft. The 19-year-old forward is expected to skate in a top-six role from the get-go, and dynasty league owners should pay attention.
Hayton has made the Coyotes' Opening Night roster.
Hayton was pretty solid during preseason play, notching one goal and two assists in five appearances. The fifth overall pick from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, who racked up 26 goals and 40 points in 39 games with OHL Sault Ste. Marie's last year, will likely start the season in a bottom-six role, but could see top-six minutes at some point if he impresses early on.
Hayton tallied a goal and three assists in OHL Sault Ste. Marie's 5-2 win over Owen Sound on Monday.
After posting 26 goals and 66 points in 39 regular season games for the Greyhounds, Hayton (three goals, six points in three games) is off to a hot start in the postseason. Hayton was viewed by many to be a reach when the Coyotes selected him fifth-overall last June, but the 18-year-old possess a tremendous all-around offensive game and has quickly developed into one of the game's better prospects. It's more likely than not that Hayton spends the entirety of the 2019-20 season in Arizona.
Hayton (undisclosed) was assigned to Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL on Tuesday.
Hayton, whom the Coyotes drafted fifth overall this year, ended up on injured reserve with an undisclosed issue, consequently squashing any shot he had to make the Opening Night roster with the parent club. By assigning Hayton to junior as an 18-year-old before his 10th game -- he actually hasn't played in any NHL games to this point -- the Coyotes can put his three-year, entry-level contract on hold for future seasons.
Hayton (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, according to TSN's transaction report.
It's difficult to surmise how long Hayton might be out of commission since the Coyotes are not disclosing the nature of his injury. However, there promises to be a lot of media attention on Hayton's status since he burst into the spotlight as the fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft.
Hayton, the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, hopes to play in the NHL next season, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Coming off a 60-point campaign with Sault Ste. Marie a year ago, Hayton stands as a long shot to crack the Coyotes roster out of camp. Still, the 18-year old center is, according to general manager, John Chayka, "really good at everything." -- Along with fellow Coyotes prospect, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Hayton remains focused on adding weight to his junior frame and preparing his body for the eventual rigors of an NHL season.
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