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Report: Conor Timmins to miss 8-12 weeks

The young forward was injured after a hit in the second period.

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Yesterday, Florida Panthers defenseman Radko Gudas delivered a big hit on Arizona Coyotes' Conor Timmins. Timmins went down hard and was clearly in pain, and the hit led to Ryan Dzingel dropping the gloves with Gudas, resulting in a misconduct and instigator penalty for Dzingel.

Timmins would miss the rest of the game with a lower-body injury, and Craig Morgan would report after the game that the team would be recalling Tucson Roadrunners defenseman Cam Dineen.

Today, we got more information about the hit, with John Gambadoro reporting that Timmins could miss 8-12 weeks with a lower-body injury.

The Coyotes signed Timmins to a two-year, $1.7 million dollar deal after acquiring his rights from the Colorado Avalanche as part of the Darcy Kuemper trade. He played 31 games with the Avalanche last season and finished with zero goals and seven assists.

Timmins was just one of three players to miss part of yesterday's game with injuries. Goaltender Carter Hutton left after sustaining a lower-body injury in the first period, and Ryan Dzingel would sustain an upper-body injury during the second.

Update:

Carter Hutton is expected to miss two to four weeks due to a lower-body injury.