It’s no secret that Arizona Coyotes forward Michael Grabner has struggled badly so far during the 2019-20 NHL regular season. Grabner has played in just 45 of Arizona’s 61 games this year, and has been a regular healthy scratch as of late, as he’s participated only 6 of 19 contests since the calendar flipped to 2020.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals entered a Saturday night game at the Arizona Coyotes with 698 career goals. For a player who had 14 goals in a seven-game stretch that ended this month, it seemed entirely plausible that he could score two against the Coyotes to become the eighth player in NHL history to reach 700.
Arizona Coyotes star goalie Darcy Kuemper was scheduled to return from a lower body injury Monday but was reinjured during the morning skate. The team is still uncertain of a timeline for his return, head coach Rick Tocchet said Wednesday on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf.
The Arizona Coyotes were in an absolute tailspin prior to Monday night’s 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. They had lost 10 of their last 12 games and were out of playoff position for the first time in nearly three months, but the light at the end of the tunnel that everyone knew was coming would be the return of goaltender Darcy Kuemper.
The Arizona Coyotes were expected to get back a key piece to their playoff-contending team, but that is no longer the case just yet: Goaltender Darcy Kuemper will no longer play on Monday against the Montreal Canadiens after suffering an injury pre-game.
Mired in an extended stretch of poor play, especially on the road, the Arizona Coyotes don't have the look of a playoff team. The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile, are doing all they can to just to get into playoff position.
The Arizona Coyotes organization may face $5 million in fines if found guilty of allegations involving physical fitness testing of draft prospects. TSN’s Darren Dreger, who broke the original story on Jan.