Arizona Coyotes Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Raanta (lower body) will resume skating Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: The 25-year-old netminder will also travel with the Coyotes during their upcoming five-game road trip, which begins Tuesday in New York. Coach Rick Tocchet doesn't know when Raanta will return to practice with his teammates, but he's clearly making progress in his recovery from the lower-body injury he sustained Oct. 12 against Detroit. Louis Domingue and Adin Hill will continue to split time in goal until Raanta is cleared to play.
News: Perlini (upper body) won't play Saturday against Chicago, but he will travel with the Coyotes during their upcoming five-game road trip, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: Perlini will likely still miss a few more games, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see him making progress in his recovery from the injury he suffered Oct. 10 against Vegas. The 2014 first-round pick notched 14 goals and seven assists in 57 games with Arizona last season, so he's shown promise as a scorer when healthy. The Coyotes should release another update on his status once he's activated off injured reserve.
News: Keller had two goals, an assist and two penalty minutes in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.
Impact: Keller was a plus-1 after posting a minus-5 in his previous two games. The 19-year-old already has a pair of two-goal games and leads the Coyotes with five. "He's a special player. He's not the biggest guy, but when he gets the puck around the net, he knows how to get it in," Dallas' Ben Bishop said of the 5-foot-10 Keller, who trains with the goalie in St. Louis during the offseason.
News: Stepan had two goals and an assist while posting a plus-2 in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.
Impact: Stepan was acquired in the offseason to give the Coyotes the quality No. 1 center they have long lacked but hadn't performed like one until Thursday. He was a minus-5 without a goal through his first six games for Arizona, which remains winless.
News: Demers recorded an assist and logged 22:45 of ice time (5:01 with the man advantage) during Thursday's 5-4 loss to Dallas.
Impact: Demers has found himself on the No. 1 power-play unit of late, and while Thursday's helper didn't come with the man advantage, that development is a clear boost to his fantasy outlook. He's now registered a point and a minor penalty in three consecutive games, and his 17 shots, 11 hits and 11 blocked shots are respectable peripheral marks. Demers offers a serviceable cross-category profile in depper settings.
News: Clendening was a healthy scratch for the fifth time this season for Thursday's 5-4 loss to Dallas.
Impact: Clendening has flashed offensive potential in the NHL and delivered results at the lower levels, but he has never been able to carve out a consistent enough role to be a viable asset in most settings. Until he receives regular playing time, he's obviously completely off the fantasy radar.
News: Keller recorded two goals, one assist and five shots on goal in Thursday's 5-4 loss to Dallas.
Impact: Keller and Derek Stepan both recorded identical lines, but got zero support from the rest of the team. The 2016 first-rounder's hot start has been a silver lining for an 0-6-1 Coyotes club that can't keep the puck out of its own net. Keller hasn't helped with that problem and sports an ugly minus-6 rating despite scoring five goals in seven games.
News: Stepan scored twice on five shots and dished out an assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.
Impact: The goals were Stepan's first two in a Coyotes uniform, but he's made his presence felt offensively with four assists in seven games. Despite him finishing plus-2 in this one, the former Ranger center's rating still sits at an ugly minus-3. Stepan never finished a season below plus-5 in New York, but just breaking even would be a major accomplishment on this rebuilding team.