Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  By CRAIG MORGAN  |  Last updated 9/11/13
GLENDALE, Ariz. Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was the only player who missed the first official day of training camp on Wednesday at Jobing.com Arena. Neither general manager Don Maloney nor coach Dave Tippett were satisfied with the reason. Oliver has an immigration issue, and were just waiting for him to get his visa back -- hopefully sooner rather than later, Maloney said. Im not happy about it. Its something that a player is required to take care of. Somewhere along the line the communication fell and he was a little lax in getting after it. We have a few things we can do to make sure it doesnt happen again. Maloney did not elaborate on whether Ekman-Larsson might face a fine or some other form of punishment. The Coyotes arent concerned about what shape OEL might be in, but when 57 guys are here ready to go and hes not, that doesnt sit very well with me, Maloney said. LESSIO HURT Rookie forward Lucas Lessio was wearing a walking boot on his right foot Wednesday after taking a shot off the foot in rookie camp on Tuesday. He finished the practice and he was fine, coach Dave Tippett said. I actually met with him and did some video with him yesterday and he never mentioned word about it. Hopefully, its not bad. He was arguably the best forward in the three days we had here. Lessio was playing well with Oshawa (OHL) before wrist surgery sidelined him last season. He is one of three forwards getting a long look as a potential top-six wing. The others are Max Domi and Chris Brown. SIGN OF CHANGE New owner George Gosbee addressed the team Wednesday morning and all Tippett could think, after four years of ownership uncertainty was: That was different. Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter
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