Matt Hewitt #31 of the Vancouver Canucks congratulates winning goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 after defeating the St. Louis Blues in their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 18, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 2-1 in overtime. Matt Hewitt carefully navigated his 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac into his parking space at Rogers Arena on Tuesday.
The Arizona Coyotes still have five games left on their road trip, but goalie Mike Smith is headed home to see the team’s doctors after getting injured Tuesday in Ottawa. Smith had an MRI yesterday but head coach Dave Tippett said there’s still no diagnosis, per Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic. For now, the Coyotes are considering Smith day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Louis Domingue will start tonight in Montreal, backed up by Justin Peters, who’s been recalled from the AHL on an emergency basis. “It’s definitely not the plan having Mike down,” Domingue said, per the team’s website, “but when someone goes down the guys have to step up, and I’m just one of them.” The Coyotes also play
Yesterday, we passed along word that New York recalled d-man Ryan Pulock from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis. And now we know why. On Thursday, the Isles announced that defenseman Nick Leddy is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. It’s unclear when Leddy got hurt, or what he hurt (he didn’t practice today, and head coach Jack Capuano said the club should know more tomorrow.) Leddy had been loaded up with minutes through the first four games of the year — including a whopping 26:19 in Sunday’s OT win over the Ducks — and played nearly 24 minutes in the club’s last game, Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to San Jose. The Isles are back in action Friday, when they host the visiting Arizona Coyotes. They’re