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Coyotes' Antti Raanta: Cleared from IR
The Coyotes activated Raanta (undisclosed) off injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Raanta was sidelined for the past two games with an undisclosed issue, but has been cleared to return ahead of Thursday's game against the Ducks. The 31-year-old has seen just one start this season, stopping 31 of 34 shots in a 5-3 win over the Sharks. Now healthy, expect Raanta to return to back-up duties behind Darcy Kuemper with Adin Hill relegating to the No. 3 option.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper: Hard-luck loss Tuesday
Kuemper allowed only one goal on 24 shots in a 1-0 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday.
A turnover by Drake Caggiula allowed Danton Heinen to race up the ice and beat Kuemper for the game's only goal at 10:59 of the first period. It's an unfortunate result for Kuemper, who dropped to 1-4-1 while improving his ratios to a 2.51 GAA and .912 save percentage. The 30-year-old isn't exactly playing poorly, but he's gotten zero goal support from his teammates in his last two starts. Kuemper will hope for help if he draws the start for Thursday's second game versus the Ducks.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jordan Gross: Up from taxi squad
Gross was called up to the 23-man roster Tuesday.
Gross will switch places with youngster Victor Soderstrom who was sent to the taxi squad in a corresponding move. With his elevation to the main group, Gross could be in line to make his season debut against the Ducks on Tuesday. In two games last year, the 24-year-old Minnesota native registered one assist, three shots and one block while averaging 16:11 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Victor Soderstrom: Assigned to taxi squad
The Coyotes have assigned Soderstrom to their taxi squad.
Soderstrom has appeared in two games with the big club this campaign, going scoreless while averaging 13:41 of ice time per contest. The 19-year-old rookie will likely continue to shuffle between the taxi squad and NHL roster throughout the season, so he'll be hard to trust from a fantasy standpoint.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Antti Raanta: Won't play Tuesday
Raanta (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup against Anaheim on Tuesday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Previous reports indicated Raanta would be activated off injured reserve prior to Tuesday's tilt, but it appears the team will wait at least one more game to make that decision. Darcy Kuemper will get the start Tuesday while Adin Hill serves as the backup with Raanta still unavailable. Once cleared to play, Raanta should at least push Kuemper for playing time, though whether he can steal some starts away remains to be seen.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper: Gets starting nod against Ducks
Kuemper will be between the pipes at home versus Anaheim on Tuesday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper has had to do some heavy lifting to start the year, as he has started five of the club's first six contests, in which he posted a 1-3-1 record and 2.79 GAA. Once Antti Raanta (undisclosed) becomes available, the team figures to lower Kuemper's workload, though he should continue to see the bulk of the starts.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Ilya Lyubushkin: Joins team, needs to quarantine
Lyubushkin has arrived in Arizona but will need to undergo a mandatory one-week quarantine to comply with the COVID-19 protocol before he's eligible to join his teammates on the ice, Coyotes insider Craig Morgan reports.
If he's able to get into game action in exactly a week, Lyubushkin could make his season debut Feb. 2 against the Blues. That's unlikely to be the case, however, as the Russian blueliner will almost certainly require some practice reps to get back up to speed after completing his quarantine.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper: Suffers tough loss
Kuemper made 26 saves in a 1-0 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday.
He was so close to forcing OT, but William Karlsson buried a puck after an unfortunate bounce with just 43 seconds left. Kuemper has played four straight games against the Golden Knights and gotten better with each outing. In his last two, he has allowed a total of three goals. Kuemper's overall record of 1-3-1 isn't impressive, but his efforts have been pretty solid.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper: Starting against Vegas
Kuemper will defend the home net in Sunday's game against the Golden Knights, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Kuemper will make a fourth straight start against the Golden Knights. The 30-year-old secured his first win of the season Friday, as he turned aside 29 of 31 shots. However, he has an .885 save percentage through three games against the desert rivals, so he'll look to finish on a strong note Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Jordan Gross: Drops back to taxi squad
Gross was assigned to the taxi squad Friday, TSN reports.
Gross has yet to make his season debut despite Oliver Ekman-Larsson missing the last three games. The 25-year-old blueliner can continue practicing and traveling with the team, but he'll likely be sent to AHL Tucson once the minor-league year begins.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Aaron Ness: Sent to AHL affiliate
The Coyotes assigned Ness to AHL Tucson on Friday, according to TSN.
Ness has yet to appear in a contest with the Coyotes this season. The 30-year-old blueliner will likely continue to shuffle between levels throughout the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Victor Soderstrom: Makes NHL debut
Soderstrom made his NHL debut Friday, posting a plus-1 rating in 15:18 of ice time in a 5-2 win over Vegas.
Soderstrom didn't make his mark on the scoresheet, but it was nonetheless an impressive debut for the 19-year-old blueliner against a tough opponent in the Golden Knights. The 11th overall pick from the 2019 draft will attempt to pick up his first NHL point in Sunday's rematch with Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Antti Raanta: Set to return Tuesday
Raanta (undisclosed) will be activated off injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's game versus Anaheim, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Raanta will miss Sunday's game versus Vegas due to his undisclosed issue, but he could be back between the pipes Tuesday against the Ducks. The 31-year-old backstop has made one start thus far this season, turning aside 31 of 34 shots en route to a 5-3 win over the Sharks last Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Ilya Lyubushkin: Immigration issues resolved
Lyubushkin has sorted out his immigration issues and will travel to Arizona within the next few days, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
Lyubushkin will have to quarantine for seven days whenever he arrives in Arizona, and he'll likely need to participate in a number of practices before entering the conversation as a lineup option, so he won't be ready to make his season debut until the first week of February at the earliest. The 26-year-old blueliner picked up four helpers in 51 games with the Coyotes last campaign.... See More ... See Less
Coyotes' Barrett Hayton: Kept quiet in return
Hayton (undisclosed) fired one shot on goal and went 5-for-9 at the faceoff dot in Friday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Hayton missed Wednesday's game in Vegas for what was dubbed precautionary reasons, but it was never expected to be a long absence. The 20-year-old has bounced around the lineup in 2020-21, but he's a natural center, and he played in that role on the second line Friday. He has one goal, four shots on net and three hits in four appearances.... See More ... See Less