GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Coyotes look to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season Saturday against the Dallas Stars and will have a new face in the lineup with Rob Klinkhammer making his Phoenix debut in place of injured Matthew Lombardi. Klinkhammer has 14 goals and 44 points in 53 games with Portland of the American Hockey League.
Mike Smith will be back in goal. One of his three shutouts this season has come in Glendale against Dallas, a 2-0 blanking on Feb. 2. But Smilth has struggled mightily of late, allowing 18 goals in his past four starts and watching his goals-against average soar to 3.09 and his save percentage sink to .894.
Scratches: Paul Bissonnette
Injured: David Schlemko (shoulder), Radim Vrbata (lower body), Matthew Lombardi
Loui Eriksson -- Jamie Benn -- Jaromir Jagr
Antoine Roussel -- Derek Roy -- Erik Cole
Matt Fraser -- Cody Eakin -- Reilly Smith
Eric Nystrom -- Vernon Fiddler -- Ryan Garbutt
Brenden Dillon -- Stephane Robidas
Jordie Benn -- Trevor Daley
Alex Goligoski -- Jamie Oleksiak
Scratches: Philip Larsen, Francis Wathier
Injured: Brenden Morrow (groin), Ray Whitney (foot), Aaron Rome (foot).