News: Samuelsson was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Tuesday.
Impact: Samuelsson had been called up to provide depth for the Coyotes defense. Defenseman Nicklas Grossman recovered from a lower-body injury more quickly than expected however, and thus necessitated Samuelsson going back to Springfield to open up a roster spot. The 24-year-old Swede has skated in three contests this season for Arizona.
News: Smith (lower body) will be available to play Wednesday against the Ducks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Initially the Coyotes planned on reevaluating Smith on Wednesday morning, but it appears as though that will no longer be necessary, as general manager Don Maloney told reporters Tuesday that the 33-year-old netminder will be available for Wednesday's matchup with Anaheim. Although it hasn't been confirmed, Smith will likely receive the starting nod for Wednesday's tilt, as Anders Lindback struggled in Smith's absence Saturday against the Jets.
News: Domingue was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Tuesday.
Impact: Domingue was called up as a result of Mike Smith's lower-body injury, but he wasn't expected to earn much playing time as Anders Lindback likely would have drawn most of the starts in Smith's absence. Domingue has posted a 2.43 GAA and a .918 save percentage in nine games with Springfield this season. It is not clear when Domingue will be called back up to the Coyotes, if at all.
News: Grossman (lower body) will be available to play Wednesday against the Ducks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: The initial plan was to reevaluate Grossman on Wednesday morning, but it appears as though that will no longer be necessary, as general manager Don Maloney told reporters Tuesday that Grossman will be available for Wednesday's matchup with Anaheim. The 30-year-old blueliner, who tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in 13 games before going down with a lower-body injury on Nov. 7, is expected to skate alongside Connor Murphy on Arizona's third pairing in Wednesday's contest.
News: Jeffrey was recalled from AHL Springfield on Tuesday.
Impact: The 27-year-old Jeffrey played very well with AHL Springfield, tallying 18 points in 16 games with the Falcons. He also tallied one point in one game earlier in the season playing with the Coyotes. He will likely look to find playing time on the Coyotes' fourth line.
News: Grossman (lower body) practiced Tuesday and will be reevaluated Wednesday morning.
Impact: Grossman has missed the past seven games due to the lower-body ailment which presently has him on injured reserve. A more concrete assessment of the rearguard's status should be made public following Wednesday's evaluation.
News: Smith (lower body) practiced again Tuesday and is scheduled to be reevaluated Wednesday morning.
Impact: The Coyotes will square off against the Ducks on Wednesday night, and we believe the team will provide more details about his availability for that contest ahead of the opening faceoff. Anders Lindback is the backup and Louis Domingue is also on hand in case it's determined that Smith needs more time to heal.