Oliver Ekman-Larsson Leave of Absence
Oliver Ekman-Larsson is on a leave of absence due to the death of his mother in Sweden and will miss the last games of the season. Through some interviews with GM John Chayka and Head Coach Dave Tippett, this seems to have been a long going issue and OEL tried to play through it but it did effect him this season. Please keep OEL’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
Shane Doan and Radim Vrbata injured
Shane Doan was out with a lower-body injury last night against the Dallas Stars, as was Radim Vrbata. Sarah McLellan from AZ Central tweeted this after the game.
Doan is day-to-day. Tippett said Doan was hurting a little bit this morning. "Just decided to keep him out."— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) April 5, 2017
This isn't same injury as before for Doan. Came up during L.A. game, Tippett said. Hopes Doan/Vrbata will play last 2 games but not sure yet— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) April 5, 2017
Tippett said Vrbata's issue is something that's been bothering him for a little bit and didn't want risk it getting worse by playing today.— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) April 5, 2017
Hopefully, they can play out the rest of the season at home with just two games left.
In The Standings
With the Coyotes picking up one point against Dallas, they now have 68 points, just one point behind the Vancouver Canucks who are at 69 points. The Coyotes, at the moment, are still 29th in the league. They play Vancouver on Thursday.
Change in FFH Management
On Monday, it was announced that Brendan Porter is stepping back as Managing Editor, read his going away post here. We have been extremely lucky to have him as Managing Editor for the last few seasons and we will miss him a lot in the day to day operations of the site.
We also announced that I, Sarah, will be taking over as Managing Editor. I am excited to help bring even better content to everyone at FFH.
The changeover will be official after the last game of the season.
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