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Coyotes’ Lawson Crouse sidelined with upper body injury

The big Coyotes’ forward is currently listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed upper body injury.

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After a game where the entire team was healthy, the Arizona Coyotes are having to deal with a minor injury. As announced yesterday, forward Lawson Crouse is currently listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Crouse has been fairly healthy in his short career in the NHL, missing just one game last season with the Coyotes.

The Coyotes originally acquired Lawson Crouse from the Florida Panthers along with David Bolland’s contract for a conditional second-round pick in 2017 and a third-round pick in 2018. After a year with the team, Crouse would spend most of the 2017-18 season playing with the Tucson Roadrunners. Crouse would spend the entirety with the Coyotes, setting career highs in goals (11) and assists (14). This past offseason the Coyotes signed Crouse to a three-year, $4.6 million deal.

Luckily for the Coyotes and Crouse, this isn’t the worst time for a player to be dealing with a minor injury. The Coyotes won’t play again until this Thursday when they host the Vegas Golden Knights.

After last season, which saw the Coyotes lose key players to injuries, fans have reason to be concerned about the prospect of anyone missing time. As he has been developing the past few seasons Crouse has started to become more important to the team, although he still has plenty of room to grow and improve. But hopefully he will improve and the Coyotes will have another completely healthy roster when Vegas comes to town.