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Shane Doan cleared to play Saturday night

Captain Coyote set to return.

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Per the official Phoenix Coyotes Twitter account, captain Shane Doan has been given the go ahead to play Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Doan has been out since early December with a form of Rocky Mountain Fever. He's skated with the team for several days and is finally poised to make his return after missing a dozen games.

The 37-year-old led the team in goals (12) and points (23) before his illness.

It's not guaranteed Tippett puts him in the line up right away but he knows how tough it would be to make Doan sit another game.