Coyotes Call Up Mark Visentin From AHL
With three games in the next five nights, the Phoenix Coyotes are primed to?call up Mark Visentin from AHL Portland?as a replacement for injured goalie?Mike Smith.
Smith, who suffered a lower-body injury that forced him from Monday?s 4-3 OT loss to the Rangers, won?t play in tonight?s game versus Pittsburgh and there?s no word on his availability for Thursday?s game in New Jersey.
Here?s the latest on his health, from?Fox Sports Arizona?s Craig Morgan:
I'm told that Mike Smith's injury is not as bad as was originally appeared. The team is thinking now that it just may be a mild sprain.— Craig Morgan (@cmorganfoxaz) March 25, 2014
The team & Drs. were surprised how well Mike Smith was walking this morning. Still no timetable on return. Will probably miss rest of trip.— Craig Morgan (@cmorganfoxaz) March 25, 2014
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