Oliver Ekman-Larsson is only day to day:
As improved as the team looks this season, OEL is still probably the biggest pillar of the team. When he went down in overtime against the San Jose Sharks you couldn’t help but be concerned, especially when he was escorted off the ice with help and clearly favoring one leg. Thankfully Craig Morgan has mostly put our fears to rest:
Coyotes GM John Chayka said an exam revealed no structural damage to defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson's knee. He is considered day-to-day.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) September 24, 2017
With the Coyotes already down one defenseman in Jakob Chychrun its great to hear that the Desert Dogs won’t be down two of their key defenseman for very long.
Coyotes Cut Roster by 11:
With the season starting soon the Coyotes have reduced their roster by 11 players. defensemen Kyle Capobianco, Dysin Mayo, Jalen Smereck, and Joel Hanley, center Lane Pederson, right wings Michael Sislo, Jens Looke, and Conor Garland, and left wing Michael Bunting have been assigned to the Tucson Roadrunners. Of these players, Mayo had a goal against the Coyotes 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames amd Pederson had an assist in the Yotes 5-1 win against Anaheim.
Newly drafted defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph was assigned to Charlottetown in the QMJHL. PO was pointless in his first preseason with the Coyotes but definitely impressed and with a another season to bulk up he should be even better next preseason.
Defenseman Tyson Strachan was released from his professional tryout. Strachan was a longshot to make the Coyotes and spent last season playing with the Rochester Americans in the AHL.
There are currently 37 players on the training camp roster so expect more cuts in the future.