CHICAGO Coyotes goalie Mike Smith and center Martin Hanzal both took part in Tuesdays morning skate at the United Center. Coach Dave Tippett said both would be game-time decisions for Game 3 against the Blackhawks tonight at 6 p.m. Arizona time.
Tippett ruled out forward Lauri Korpikoski, who did not skate Tuesday morning, with Gilbert Brul as his likely replacement. None of the three injured players injuries have been specified.
Hanzal said he felt alright in Tuesday mornings skate.
"Hopefully, I'll be ready tonight, he said. It's better. It's way better."
Tippett was noticeably perturbed by repeated questions about Chicago forward Andrew Shaws hit on Smith in Game 2 that led to a five-minute major, a game misconduct and a possible suspension from the league, which still hadnt ruled on Shaws status as of early Tuesday afternoon.
Its a blatant hit to the head with no intent to miss the goalie, Tippett said. Its the exact hit and Ive gone through a lot of these meetings with t...