NHL News: Coyotes, Flames, Blackhaws, Avs, Stars, Predators, Flyers, Lightning and Maple...

NHL News: Coyotes, Flames, Blackhaws, Avs, Stars, Predators, Flyers, Lightning and Maple Leafs

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Mike Smith could return to the lineup today.
On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: The Coyotes recalled Dylan Strome after Laurent Dauphin was injured.

NHL Player Safety: The NHL fined Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson for slashing Avs Sven Andrighetto.

Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports: Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway is talking with several¬†investors about a potential partnership. It’s not known at this time what role/share they would possibly have.

Bringing on more investors would better position them for a new arena, practice facility and creating new partnerships with the community.

Barroway has been the sole owner of the Coyotes since June 2017 after completed buying out all minority owners.

On the Calgary Flames …

Derek Wills: Goaltender Mike Smith said he had another good day yesterday and they will see how he feels today. He wouldn’t say if he’s ready to play to or not. guessing that he’ll return to the lineup.

Pat Steinberg: Forward Kris Versteeg is also close to returning. Coach Glen Gulutzan said that he should have a few practices with the team this week and then they’ll go from there.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Coach Joel Quenneville said that Anthony Duclair would be out for a week or two with a right knee injury.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Admirals Roundtable: The Avs assigned Vladislav Kamenev to the AHL.

On the Dallas Stars …

Sean Shapiro: Defenseman Marc Methot has a lower-body injury. Mattias Janmark is out with an illness.

Dan Rosen: Martin Hanzal‘s back surgery will be his third. He had one in 2008 and 2015.

On the Nashville Predators …

Matt Loughlin: Defenseman Roman Josi returned to the lineup yesterday.

On the Philadelphia Flyers …

Dave Isaac: Defenseman Robert Hagg will be out for two weeks with a lower-body injury. Defenseman Johnny Oduya is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Erik Erlendsson: Defenseman Ryan McDonagh made his debut with the Lightning last night.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Joshua Clipperton: Coach Mike Babcock said that Auston Matthews is progressing:¬†“What does that mean? I don’t know the answer to that. … When he’s ready, he’ll let us know. Ideally, we’ll have him more than ready as far as fitness goes.”