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Fox Sports Arizona:
Radim Vrbata has been skating a lot since he suffered a cracked bone in his foot Feb. 16 against Columbus. The idea was to test the foot continually to see what it could take, but the approach wasn't working, so Vrbata took a different tack last week.
"I took a couple days off not skating," he said Tuesday night in Los Angeles. "And once I got back it was a totally different feeling than those first three and a half weeks when every time I would go out there I would feel pain."
After 14 games on the shelf, Vrbata returned to the lineup in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Kings at Staples Center. For a team that needs every soldier over the season's final month as it looks to make a playoff push, that was welcome news.
Vrbata clearly wasn't himself yet, but there were signs that he could be soon.
"He jumped in and got a couple good chances," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "Usually he buries those, but hopefully those will be coming in...
BEST OF MAXIM
Shane Doan had a night to remember when the Phoenix Coyotes took on the LA Kings on Tuesday night. Despite the fact the Coyotes dropped the contest by a score of 3-2, Doan was easily the most impressive player on the ice.
Just how impressive was Doan's performance? We'll let his stats do the talking. Doan scored both of Phoenix's two goals and was a +1 on the night...
GLENDALE, Ariz. If you were expecting a Coyotes post mortem following Thursday's 2-1 loss to Vancouver at Jobing.com Arena, we'll give you the bullet points.
Phoenix called a players-only meeting after the game to address some long-standing issues.
"The thing that guys love playing here for is that we count on you. It's not like you're on this team and you...
The Phoenix Coyotes are resembling Wile E. Coyote more and more with each passing day. Shane Doan and company seem to be using Acme hockey sticks as they were shutout for a third straight game. This time it was Johnathan Quick who blanked the Coyotes 4-0 and made 27 saves in the win.
SPIN: Phoenix has been dealing with an epic lack of offense. See the Stat of the Night below for...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jordan Schroeder scored midway through the third period, Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots and the Vancouver Canucks grinded out a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.
Schneider allowed a tying goal to Antoine Vermette in the third period, but Schroeder put the Canucks back up by punching in a rebound after a redirect by Jannik Hansen trickled...
from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,
Meet Raffi The Reformer. Or Raffi The Reformed. Take your pick.
When your reputation precedes you and results in six career supplemental disciplines, any pledge to reform receives a doubting roll of the eyes because talk it easy. Change is hard. For Raffi Torres to remain effective — without leaving his feet and targeting the head...
NHL general manager spent Wednesday talking about everything from embellishment and goalie equipment to trying to maintain the integrity of faceoffs.
Mathieu Schneider of the National Hockey League Players' Association was part of a larger group discussion with the GMs at the NHL offices. On the issue of visors, Schneider said the union will be talking to players later this...
Via Puck Daddy, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler saw Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith playing the puck behind Phoenix's goal, and Edler decided to keep skating...
Edler received a 5-minute major for charging.
It's been a few weeks since Brigitte from One Girl, One Puck has taken an in-depth look at the Los Angeles Kings opponent for that night's game... in something we like to call "Know Your Opponent." Tonight is an extra special game for Brigitte and she felt compelled to share it with us.
Click Here to Read the Know Your Opponent for for the Kings...
A return home might be what the Phoenix Coyotes need to consistently generate some offense and end their longest skid of the season.
The Coyotes look to avoid a fifth straight loss while trying for a fourth consecutive victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Phoenix (13-13-4) ended its franchise-record three-game stretch without a goal, but concluded an 0-3-1 trip...