The Coyotes added options to their roster Sunday on the brink of a five-game road trip, recalling defenseman Zbynek Michalek and center Laurent Dauphin from the American Hockey League. Arizona had enough healthy players Saturday to field a lineup (20), but coach Dave Tippett said Sunday the team was dealing with "one minor injury question mark" that prompted Dauphin's recall on an emergency basis. Tippett didn't specify who that player was. He also said the Coyotes felt they needed an extra defenseman during their trip, which starts Monday in Nashville before wrapping the following Monday in St. Louis, and it's possible Michalek and Dauphin play against the Predators. Tippett doesn't anticipate captain Shane Doan, who missed Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury he suffered Thursday, playing Monday, and he also wasn't expecting any supplemental discipline for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo after DeAngelo was assessed a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct 1:56 into Saturday’s 3-0 loss to the Blues for his hit on winger Zach Sanford. "I think we probably would have heard something if that was the case," Tippett said. After making these moves, the Coyotes have only one recall left the rest of the season. The team was issued four after the NHL trade deadline and immediately used up two on winger Brendan Perlini and DeAngelo – paper transactions that recalled the two after they were shifted to the organization’s AHL roster prior to the deadline so that they retained their eligibility for the AHL playoffs.
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