GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Forward Marc-Antoine Pouliot and defenseman David Schlemko will replace Lauri Korpikoski and Michal Rozsival in the Phoenix Coyotes' lineup for Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinal series with the Nashville Predators.
Both players had injury problems in Phoenix's first-round series with the Chicago Blackhawks. Korpikoski missed Games 3 and 4 in Chicago after suffering a lower-body injury in Game 2. Rozsival took a hard hit into the boards late in Game 6 in Chicago. Both players were in the lineup for Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory in Game 1.
Pouliot played in two games in the first round, registering one assist. Schlemko, who missed 28 games late in the season following foot surgery, played in Game 6 against Chicago.