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  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Flyers trade Jordan Weal to Coyotes for Jacob Graves and 6th-round pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "General manager Chuck Fletcher has made his first trade. Jordan Weal was dealt to the Coyotes Friday night for a 2019 sixth-round draft pick and defenseman Jacob Graves. Weal, a 26-year-old center, was a logical trade candidate for the Flyers given he's set to become an..." January 11

  • Coyotes' Schmaltz out remainder of season with lower-body injury

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz will miss the remainder of the season with a lower-body injury, the team announced. The news is a big blow for the Coyotes, as Schmaltz - who has been out since Dec. 30 - was given an original prognosis of week to week. " January 08

  • Nick Schmaltz Placed On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes are back in action tomorrow night against the New Jersey Devils, but they’ll be without one of their talented young forwards. Nick Schmaltz has been moved to injured reserve today, and Craig Morgan of The Athletic tweets that the forward could be “out a..." January 03

  • Coyotes CEO says new owner must commit to keeping team in Arizona

    Sportsnet "Arizona Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen says that if the team is sold, it will only be to an owner committed to keeping to team in Arizona. In July it was reported that majority owner Andrew Barroway was looking to sell a 49 per cent stake in the team, and in early Decmber..." January 01

  • Coyotes Send Calvin Pickard To Tucson On Conditioning Stint

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s been more than a month since the Arizona Coyotes claimed goaltender Calvin Pickard off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. However, in all that time, Pickard hasn’t seen one minute of hockey, which prompted the team to announce they intend their netminder to the Tucson..." January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Coyotes deal Trevor Murphy to Ducks

    Tuscon "The Arizona Coyotes acquired forward Giovanni Fiore from the Anaheim Ducks Friday, sending defenseman Trevor Murphy to their National Hockey League Pacific Division rival in a two-player deal. Murphy, 23, has five goals and 8 assists for the Tucson Roadrunners this season. He has yet..." December 28

  • Canadiens already clear-cut winners of Max Domi-Alex Galchenyuk trade

    Sportsnet "Forgive us for breaking one of the cardinal rules of sports analysis, but we’re judging one of the NHL’s biggest summer trades just seven months after it was made. Based on several factors — the age difference between the players involved, the contractual status of..." December 20

  • How has Galchenyuk fit in with Coyotes?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this season we took a look at the way Max Domi was producing for the Montreal Canadiens, so it’s only natural that we take a deeper look at the player he was traded for — Alex Galchenyuk. If we’re evaluating the trade right now, it’s clear that the..." December 19

  • Coyotes Not Looking For Goaltending Help In Wake Of Raanta Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Arizona Coyotes announced some terrible news yesterday on goaltender Antti Raanta, telling reporters that he could be out for the entire season after surgery. Raanta was originally supposed to be out just a few days, but was then downgraded to week-to-week and is now out indefinitely...." December 10

  • Arizona Coyotes Antti Raanta Out Indefinitely

    Last Word On Hockey "The Arizona Coyotes announced today that goaltender Antti Raanta is out indefinitely as a result of further investigations into his upper body injury. Raanta may miss the rest of the season. Raanta has not suited up since November when he received..." December 10

  • Coyotes place F Hinostroza on IR

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Vinnie Hinostroza on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury. His status is week-to-week. The injury occured during a game against the Washington Capitals on Thursday. The 24-year-old has posted four goals and 12 points..." December 09

  • Adin Hill's strong performance may keep him in rotation for Coyotes

    Yardbarker "The Coyotes have received strong goaltending from Adin Hill after he was pressed into action following the lower-body injuries to both Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper. He has posted a 0.56 GAA with a .977 SV% in five appearances so far this season which has led some to speculate if he..." December 06

  • Arizona Coyotes’ Michael Grabner Out Indefinely

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes announced that forward Michael Grabner is out indefinitely after he suffered a gruesome eye injury on Saturday night. The injury occurred in the first period of a 6-1 Coyotes in over the St. Louis Blues. Blues forward Sammy Blais caught Grabner in the face with his..." December 02

  • NHL would like Coyotes in Central Division if Seattle gets team

    The Score "The NHL would reportedly prefer the Arizona Coyotes change divisions if Seattle is awarded the league's 32nd franchise, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman on Saturday's edition of "Headlines." Friedman did acknowledge that other issues could still arise..." December 02

  • Coyotes claim Pickard off waivers from Flyers

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes have claimed goaltender Calvin Pickard off of waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. Pickard was waived for the second time this year on Wednesday, having been claimed  by the Flyers off of waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to the start of..." November 29

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Blackhawks Trade Schmaltz to Coyotes for Strome, Perlini

    The Hockey Writers "The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Nick Schmaltz to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini, the Blackhawks announced Sunday. Strome was taken with the third overall pick in 2015, drafted behind only Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. While McDavid,..." November 26

  • Coyotes' PK has been dominant, but can the team find consistency?

    The Score "At this point, Michael Grabner and the Arizona Coyotes are trolling the opposition - at least in one area of the game. Last week, with the contest scoreless and a teammate in the penalty box, Grabner flung the puck at the Nashville Predators' net from just a few feet inside the..." November 21

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Archibald suspended 2 games for hit to Hartman's head

    NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman during NHL Game No. 284 in Arizona on Thursday, Nov. 15, the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety announced..." November 17

  • Coyotes' Demers out for season with knee injury

    Arizona Sports "Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jason Demers suffered a knee injury in Thursday night’s game against the Nashville Predators and will miss the remainder of the season, reports 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro. Demers was skating in front of the..." November 17

  • Matt Layman Coyotes' Josh Archibald to have hearing with NHL Player Safety

    Arizona Sports "The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Friday that it will have a hearing with Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald for a penalty he committed Thursday night. The hearing is set to take place Friday. During the second period of the Coyotes’ 2-1 win over the..." November 16

  • Arizona Coyotes’ Jakob Chychrun Returns To IR

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The excitement surrounding young Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun and his return to the lineup was short-lived. After missing 32 games last season with a knee injury and the beginning of this campaign due to off-season surgery, Chychrun finally got back into to the..." November 16

  • Coyotes sign Jakob Chychrun to 6-year extension

    Hockey Fights "Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Jakob Chychrun to a six-year contract extension. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Chychrun registered 4-10-14 with 16 penalty minutes (PIM)..." November 13

  • Coyotes showing improvement early on

    NHL.com "The Arizona Coyotes have learned how much can change in one year. On Oct. 30, 2017, during their first extended road trip through the Eastern Conference, the Coyotes won 4-3 in overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers for their first win of the season after starting..." November 12

  • Coyotes’ penalty kill has been incredible

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. In the end, it had to be a mostly disappointing result given that they entered the third period with a two-goal lead, but they were still able to collect another point and are now 6-2-1 in their..." November 10

  • Arizona Coyotes Antti Raanta to IR

    Last Word On Hockey "The Arizona Coyotes have placed goaltender Antti Raanta on IR with a lower-body injury. In a corresponding move, they called up goaltender Hunter Miska from the AHL. Raanta was injured on Tuesday morning at practice. He will miss the Coyotes next..." November 08

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Raanta growing into dependable starter with Coyotes

    NHL.com "Antti Raanta walked out of the locker room at MB Ice Arena in Chicago on Oct. 17 looking more fit than in previous NHL seasons. The Arizona Coyotes goaltender had altered his fitness program, losing about 10 pounds in the process. But losing weight isn't why Raanta, a career NHL..." November 04

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Why there is reason to believe in the Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Talk "When we last checked in with the Arizona Coyotes they had just dropped a 2-1 decision to the Minnesota Wild, had won just one of their first five games, and were off to what was quite literally one of the worst offensive starts in league history. A lot has changed since then. In the..." October 29

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership

    NHL.com "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Matt Beleskey, Mario Kempe Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Matt Beleskey has only played a single game for the New York Rangers since being acquired last season as part of a larger deal, and it doesn’t seem like he’s going to get into the lineup anytime soon. The veteran forward has been placed on waivers, which will allow the team to..." October 24

  • Coyotes' Galchenyuk to make season debut vs. Blue Jackets

    The Score "It's the first game of the year for Alex Galchenyuk. The Arizona Coyotes forward will make his season debut Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, head coach Rick Tocchet announced. Galchenyuk missed Arizona's first seven games due to a..." October 23

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Christian Dvorak Undergoes Surgery, Out Indefinitely

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The setback that Christian Dvorak suffered recently is worse than originally thought, as the team announced that the young forward is out indefinitely following surgery. Dvorak tore his pectoral muscle during his rehab for another injury. " October 19

  • What's behind the Coyotes' dreadful goal drought?

    TSN "While scoring is up across the NHL this season, the Arizona Coyotes have yet to get in on the fun. Through five games this season, the Coyotes have produced a total of three goals - none of which have come at five-on-five play. While the league average for goals per game sits at 3.12..." October 18

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Galchenyuk (LBI) cleared for contact

    TSN "Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk has been cleared for contact as he recovers from a lower-body injury, according to the club's president of hockey operations and general manager John Chayka.  While there is still no timetable for his return, Craig Morgan of The..." October 16

  • Coyotes place former second-round pick Laurent Dauphin on waivers

    Yardbarker "The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Laurent Dauphin on waivers, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Derek Grant, Matt Taormina and Jan Kovar have all cleared from yesterday. Kovar will now see his contract terminated, while Grant and Taormina have already been assigned to the..." October 11

  • Coyotes assign first-round pick Barrett Hayton to junior team

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes surprised some when they had their first-round pick from this year, Barrett Hayton, on their opening night roster. The move was viewed as a way for the 18-year-old to get valuable off-ice experience in the NHL, and if he appeared in a game, good for him. Two games..." October 09

  • Challenged once again, Chayka's Coyotes want to 'hit the gas'

    The Score "Oh, to get inside the head of an Arizona Coyotes player right now. After losing 105 of 164 games over the last two seasons, the club has failed to score a goal through two contests this year despite peppering the opposition with 133 shot attempts. "We've got to..." October 09

  • Rookie defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin brings physicality to Coyotes' blue line

    Arizona Central "Regardless of how long he sticks with the team, Ilya Lyubushkin seems to be fitting right in with the Coyotes. The Russian defenseman was signed out of his country’s top professional league this offseason to give the Coyotes some depth on the blue line as well as bolster their..." October 09

  • First-round pick Barrett Hayton will make Coyotes' Opening Night roster

    Arizona Central "The Coyotes' first-round pick Barrett Hayton will make the club's Opening Night roster, Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and John Chayka confirmed to The Republic on Monday. Look for Hayton to fill one of the club's open center spots while injured middles Alex..." October 02

  • Arizona Coyotes Could Be Early Players On Trade Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The regular season is about to begin and with it comes the regular season trade market, which can be both a continuation of long-term team building or more reactionary measures to combat injuries or a slow start. One team that seems likely to be included in early trade conversations are the..." September 30

  • Coyotes' Galchenyuk week to week with injury, will likely miss 1st game

    The Score "Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Galchenyuk is week to week with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss the club's season opener, the team announced Tuesday. Galchenyuk suffered the injury in the club's preseason tilt against the Los Angeles..." September 25