Coyotes goalie Mike Smith's MCL sprain will heal without surgery, team says

While Coyotes players were packing up their equipment Monday inside Jobing.com Arena before scattering to their off-season destinations, goalie Mike Smith was finally ready to unload his. Smith said "about now" was the time he would have been ready to return from what General Manager Don Maloney revealed was an MCL sprain to Smith's right knee — an injury suffered...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes season in review

In the waning moments of the NHL season, the last game of the Phoenix Coyotes season against the Dallas Stars was forming into one of intense proportions – a play-in game of sorts. Winner goes to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and loser goes home. Well, the Phoenix Coyotes got their win, a 2-1 victory to end the season. The only problem – it was their only win in the month of April...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Smith's injury, free agents' future

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Had the Coyotes defeated the Predators on Thursday in Nashville, goalie Mike Smith would have tried to return for the final two games of the season against the Sharks and Stars, he said Monday. But the Coyotes lost that game and were eliminated from playoff contention the following day, removing any sense in speeding up his timeline. "I know I was playing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A look at the highs and lows of the Coyotes' season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- David Moss scored with 2:31 remaining in regulation to give the Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Stars on Sunday in the season finale at Jobing.com Arena. The victory ended a season-worst seven-game losing streak. And that's all we'll have to say about that. Instead of recapping a meaningless game or this disappointing season, we decided to leave you with seven...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes officially eliminated, last game tonight

Well, it's official. There is absolutely no scenario left where the Coyotes can make the playoffs. The Dallas Stars have statistically eliminated Phoenix from playoff contention with six wins in their last ten games. The Stars have 91 points in 81 games to date, while the Coyotes managed only 87 in 81. Ironically, the two teams face off tonight in what could be called a grudge...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes look to snap skid, keep playoff hopes alive

The Phoenix Coyotes are mired in their longest losing streak of the season, but their latest defeat could have been worse. The Coyotes will try to end a five-game slide Thursday night in their final road game as they meet the Nashville Predators, who have been eliminated from playoff contention. Phoenix (36-28-15) fell 4-3 in overtime at Columbus on Tuesday but was headed for a regulation...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

To playoff or not to playoff…

Another Monday, another Misconduct. The Coyotes are still fighting for the last playoff spot. They are somewhat battling with the Dallas Stars… in case you weren’t aware. I feel the Stars may have the upper hand. Of course I want the Coyotes to win and do well but this team has not been consistent this season. They also don’t seem to really want it. At least the Stars gave...
Via Hipchecks
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike Smith has no timetable for his return

The Phoenix Coyotes have announced that Mike Smith does not have a timetable set for his return after being sidelined a couple of weeks ago with a Lower Body Injury.Smith has been sidelined with a lower body injury since sustaining it on March 24th during a game against the New York Rangers. Smith has been skating for the past few days and on Friday he even took a few shots from...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What Should the Coyotes Fix?

All over twitter fans were calling for Mike Smith's head on a platter. Then Greiss put in an awful performance and you started to see people blame the defense. I even saw a few random tweets wondering about Tippett and Maloney. I think I saw one lone tweet (besides my own) wondering about offense from the forwards. We all know the Coyotes are struggling. That much is obvious...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes Playoff Hopes On Thin Ice

  (www.zimbio.com) The end of the 2014 NHL season, is rapidly approaching. With only two weeks remaining until the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Phoenix Coyotes are fighting for their lives to, earn themselves a playoff spot. The issue with a run for Phoenix, is a lower body  injury to Phoenix Goalie Mike Smith. It has has sidelined him for at least a week or so and  in his absence...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' hopeful to see Mike Smith back before post-season

The NHL has announced that the Phoenix Coyotes are hopeful that they can see their goalie Mike Smith return to the game before the regular season ends.Mike Smith will be off the ice for a couple of more days to rest his lower-body injury. Smith left on Monday night, late in the game against the New York Rangers. However the good news is, according to Coach Dave Tippett, he said...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith hopes to resume on-ice workouts this week

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said Saturday that goalie Mike Smith's meeting with team orthopedic surgeon Gary Waslewski and the Coyotes' medical staff on Friday was positive and Smith is "coming along fine. "We'll re-evaluate in a week but the hope was at some point this week he'd try and get back on the ice," Tippett said. "...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes have chance to climb in standings

NEWARK, N.J. -- When the Coyotes boarded their charter flight home from Newark late Thursday night, there was clear cause for celebration and satisfaction. The team had earned five of a possible six points on a three-game road trip -- under difficult circumstances. Despite the absence of injured goalie Mike Smith and the continued benching of center Mike Ribeiro and defenseman Derek...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tippett's call pays off in Coyotes' big trip-ending win

NEWARK, N.J. -- The major storylines in the Coyotes' 3-2 shootout win over the Devils on Thursday at Prudential Center were obvious. Goalie Thomas Greiss won his second straight game in relief of injured starter Mike Smith by stoning all three New Jersey shooters in the shootout. Mikkel Boedker netted his second-straight game-winning goal -- this time in the shootout. And with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes notes: Stating a timeline for Smith's return is difficult

NEWARK, N.J. -- Coyotes general manager Don Maloney understands there is a thirst for more information on goalie Mike Smith's injury, specifically, how long he will be out. Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro reported Tuesday that Smith has a leg strain and will miss two weeks, but both Maloney and coach Dave Tippett said the details of the injury and a timeline for Smith'...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes defeat Penguins, extend wild card lead

The Phoenix Coyotes needed this game. One night after blowing two leads and falling in overtime to the New York Rangers, the Coyotes held on to their late lead and defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. Not only did the Coyotes need this game, they needed to win it the way they did. Phoenix's problem with closing out games is well documented, so its ability to maintain a one...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Smith 'day to day' with leg injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett says goaltender Mike Smith is ''day to day'' after injuring his right leg against the New York Rangers.
Via FOXSports.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith's injury not as severe as first feared

PITTSBURGH -- There is no good injury news when it comes to Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, but the team got much better news than it expected Tuesday morning when Smith visited a doctor in Pittsburgh to examine his right knee. Smith is officially listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury, but the team does not believe the injury is as severe as it looked when Rangers forward Derick...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Smith, Listed Day To Day, Could Just Be A Sprain

(prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com) According to Paul Calvisi, per Arizona Sports 620, team officials are saying that the injury to Phoenix Coyotes  Mike Smith, may not be as serious as once thought. Last night the Coyotes took a major punch to the gut in the Big Apple, when they not only lost the lead and the game to the New York Rangers, but also their Franchise Goalie. Rangers’ forward...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike Smith leaves game with injury

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was forced to leave the game against the New York Rangers on Monday night with a lower-body injury. With 7:34 remaining in regulation and the Coyotes leading 3-2, Smith favored his right leg and was in obvious discomfort after forward Derick Brassard fell on top of him following a scramble in front of the net. "He's being evaluated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Coyotes lose Mike Smith, hope

When New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard fell on top of goaltender Mike Smith, the Phoenix Coyotes saw their dreams of a deep playoff run going tumbling down. Smith suffered a right knee injury. He was unable to put weight on the leg as he was helped off the ice. After Smith went down. the Rangers rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory. Now the Coyotes must march on with Thomas...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Phoenix Coyotes Waiting For An Evaluation On Mike Smith’s Injury

Dave Tippett on Mike Smith's lower-body injury: "He's being evaluated now... We'll see. It's early. We don't know anything about it yet." — Phoenix Coyotes (@phoenixcoyotes) March 25, 2014  
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss in New York pales in comparison to loss of Smith

NEW YORK -- If Mike Smith is lost for any length of time, the Coyotes' time-worn tagline, Hockey The Hard Way, just might morph into Mission Impossible. The Phoenix goalie suffered an apparent right leg injury with 7:34 to play in the third period of Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Audio caught Smith screaming in obvious pain after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Goalie Mike Smith leaves in third period

The NHL announced that the Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith left the game against the New York Rangers during the third period. Derick Brassard collided with Mike Smith and took him down. Smith laid on the ice for a few minutes. Medical trainers came to him on the ice and he was soon helped off the ice. He was favoring his right leg as he was helped off.Mathew Cerasoli-Wikimedia...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes getting back to defensive identity

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes are far from a polished product as they enter the final 12 games of the NHL's regular season. That was apparent in Phoenix's inability to put away the Florida Panthers on Friday due to failed scoring chances. But at least the Coyotes got the win -- their third straight -- and at least they look more like the Coyotes of old.  That identity starts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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