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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - Plachta is called up

Matthias Plachta has been called up by the Coyotes, Radim Vrbata is pointless this season, and the rookies are contributing in the NHL. Get well soon Joe Vitale.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes bring up ‘big, skilled’ German free agent signing Plachta | ProHockeyTalk
Power forward joined the club this past summer.

Arizona Coyotes Contemplating Rosters Moves - Howlin Hockey
Joe Vitale of the Arizona Coyotes was placed on injured reserve after losing a fight in the Boston game. Matthias Plachta was re-called from Springfield.

Arizona Coyotes hit road seeking power-play improvement - AZ Central
The Coyotes power play has converted only twice in 25 chances to start the season.

Arizona Coyotes place Joe Vitale on IR, recall Matthias Plachta - Five For Howling
A not-unexpected roster move for the Arizona Coyotes.

Antoine Vermette returns to young Arizona Coyotes with Stanley Cup experience | FOX Sports
Just 16 days after raising the Stanley Cup for the Chicago Blackhawks in June, Vermette signed a two-year contract with the Coyotes that allowed him to return home to his family in Arizona.

From the editor's desk: Joe Vitale injury a reminder of the NHL's fighting contradiction - Five For Howling
In a world where the damage caused by repeated brain trauma is undeniable, why does the league continue to tolerate fighting?

News From Around the Hockey World

Kings-Avalanche Recap: LA Ends Homestand on a (Mile) High Note - Jewels From The Crown
The Kings lead for the final 46 minutes (aside from a 23-second hiccup) and finish off a 2-1 win over Colorado with a strong penalty kill.

New York Riveters Postgame: Game 2, Decker and the Pride Overwhelm Riveters - Blueshirt Banter
A 7-1 loss wasn't enough to quiet the crowd at Aviator, but it did leave the Riveters disappointed in themselves and hungry to turn things around for next week.

Milan Lucic struggles to find right offensive spot in LA Kings lineup | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: "(Toffoli and Carter) are two players who play I think more that straight line type of game and for myself I think that’s where I’ve most of my success in my career," Lucic said. "I think that’s why we’ve had some success the last two games as a line. It has worked well the last couple of games, the three of us."

We lost to the Oilers. - Nucks Misconduct
Shame radiates throughout Canuckland today after last night's defeat.

Kings cancel another practice due to ice problems | ProHockeyTalk
Tough times in El Segundo.

Snakebitten: These five guys just can’t buy a goal | ProHockeyTalk
Radim Vrbata has 25 shots. They've all been stopped.

NHL Players Poll: Which team has the worst home ice? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: We asked 27 NHL players – skaters and goalies, veteran and rookies – which NHL arena has the worst ice. And there was an overwhelming favorite as the League’s mushiest, sloppiest rink.

NHL’s young guns steal early spotlight with sights set on Calder Trophy - The Globe and Mail
Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel could face serious competition in the Calder Trophy race from Max Domi, Anthony Duclair, Nikolaj Ehlers, Colton Parayko, Ben Hutton, Dylan Larkin and others

Las Vegas NHL bid standstill doesn't hold back Foley | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bill Foley doesn't have an NHL team, but his employees will have some pretty swank offices if the league grants Las Vegas an expansion franchise.

The Final Howl

How blind people watch the NHL (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: It also got us thinking about play-by-play announcers, too. Like, for example: How much grief does our beloved Doc Emrick get for his radio-level verbiage during a game?