Top goalie Mike Smith (groin) has been skating since Sunday and was activated off injured reserve prior to tonight's game. Curtis McElhinney was reassigned to AHL Portland.
The Coyotes will be without forward Raffi Torres, who was suspended two games without pay Monday for charging Wild defenseman Nate Prosser on Saturday. Also missing because of injuries are center Martin Hanzal (upper body), forward Boyd Gordon (lower body). Defenseman David Rundblad, acquired from Ottawa in the Kyle Turris trade and a former first-round pick of the Blues, will be a healthy scratch.