Coyotes Call Up Mark Visentin From AHL
With three games in the next five nights, the Phoenix Coyotes are primed tocall up Mark Visentin from AHL Portlandas a replacement for injured goalieMike Smith.
Smith, who suffered a lower-body injury that forced him from Mondays 4-3 OT loss to the Rangers, wont play in tonights game versus Pittsburgh and theres no word on his availability for Thursdays game in New Jersey.
Heres the latest on his health, fromFox Sports Arizonas 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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