We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
SHARE

Doan returning to Coyotes' lineup Saturday

Friday, 01.03.2014 / 4:08 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Doan returning to Coyotes' lineup Saturday
Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan will return to the lineup Saturday when his team faces the Philadelphia Flyers.

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan will return to the lineup Saturday when his team faces the Philadelphia Flyers.

Doan has been out since Dec. 4 due to what later was diagnosed as Rocky Mountain Fever, a tick-borne illness.

"I think I've got enough [energy] and feel good enough that I can go," Doan told the team's website after the Coyotes' practice Friday. "I want to play. ... I want to be able to help out. Guys are battling hard and doing everything they can to find ways to win. You want to help. That's what we're supposed to do and that's what I'm paid to do. I want to get out there and try to do it."

In 12 games without Doan, the Coyotes went 4-3-5.

Despite missing a month, Doan leads the team with 12 goals. He has 23 points in 27 games.

"I'm going to do as much as I can and go as hard as I can. ... I know I can contribute and help," Doan said. "I'm sure I'll be a little rusty and a little winded but I'll get over it."

Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season