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Thursday’s Coyotes Tracks - Mike Fisher Returns

Mike Fisher has come out of retirement for the remainder of the season, Antti Raanta isn’t focusing on his pending free agency, and Matt Niskanen called a penalty on himself.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta trying not to focus on contract - AZCentral
If Antti Raanta wants to be a No.1 goalie in the NHL, he will have to prove it during the Coyotes' final 32 games of the season. A big payday awaits.

The East

Taylor Hall fined, not suspended, for boarding Kyle Okposo – ProHockeyTalk
It was initially a minor penalty.

Carolina Hurricanes ticket promotions drawing fans to PNC Arena - Canes Country
Canes VP of ticket sales Sara Daniel tells Canes Country how the recent ticket promotions have performed, and why they’re the tip of the iceberg for an organization rolling out new ideas at a breakneck pace.

A look at Claude Giroux’s glorious rejuvenation – ProHockeyTalk
How Sean Couturier's changed the way he plays, and more.

Tampa Bay Lightning Acquire Goaltender Edward Pasquale from Edmonton Oilers - Raw Charge
...In what seems to be a depth move for AHL Syracuse while Louis Domingue is with the Lightning.

Recap: Maple Leafs are merciless in a 5-0 rollover of the Islanders - Pension Plan Puppets
Two rookie defenders score, as the Leafs show off organizational depth in the best possible way.

Caps vs. Flyers Recap: From Rust to Riot, Washington Forwards Roll 5-3 - Japers' Rink
The Washington Capitals got back into the win column on Wednesday night, riding goals from Oshie, Burakovsky, and Stephenson to a 5-3 victory.

Wings Top Sharks 2-1 in Wednesday Night Shootout - Winging It In Motown
Detroit comes out of the All-Star break ready to get back in the swing of the playoff ra....hahahhaa. Nevermind.

The West

Mike Fisher Comes Out of Retirement, Will Finish Season with Predators - On the Forecheck
Mr. Underwood returns

Blues send Oskar Sundqvist to San Antonio Rampage - St. Louis Game Time
The forward has drastically underperformed this season.

Alexander Steen: Better than ever, or simply a reflection of Blues recent play? - St. Louis Game Time
I owe Alexander Steen an apology. Well, sort of. The man was missing in action on the score sheet for weeks during November and December, but has found his way back. Will it stick, though?

Final Howl

Matt Niskanen tried to give himself a penalty but the refs said no - RMNB
Niskanen saw the official’s arm go up and assumed he was being whistled for tripping or interference.