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'Yotes Notes: Fischer Scores Goal in NHL Debut

Arizona rookie Christian Fischer scored a goal vs. Tampa Bay on Saturday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE - Coyotes rookie Christian Fischer scored his first goal on his first shot in his NHL debut on Saturday night at Gila River Arena.

Fischer, 19, beat Lightning goalie Ben Bishop with a shot from near the right post at 16:25 of the second period to give Arizona a 4-1 lead. The Coyotes won, 5-3, so Fischer's tap-in goal turned out to be the game-winning goal.

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Preview: Coyotes vs. Lightning

Arizona is starting a five-game homestand on Saturday night

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

GLENDALE -- The Coyotes will return to home ice on Saturday night looking to snap a four-game losing streak when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning. The puck drops at 6 p.m. Arizona time at Gila River Arena.

Arizona (13-26-6), which is starting a five-game homestand, hung tough but lost to Minnesota, 4-3, on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center despite getting goals from Brendan Perlini, Jakob Chychrun and Jamie McGinn.

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Coyotes Recall Fischer, Assign Dauphin to AHL

Forward Christian Fischer likely will make NHL debut on Saturday

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 20, 2017
 
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forward Christian Fischer from the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 19-year-old Fischer has registered 16-16-32 and 22 penalty minutes (PIM) in 31 games with the Roadrunners this season. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound forward leads Tucson in goals and is second on the team in points.

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'Yotes Notes: Perlini Scores 7th Goal in 20th Game

Rookie Brendan Perlini is turning heads with his quick shot

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Rookie Brendan Perlini showed off his quick and accurate shot yet again on Thursday night in Arizona's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center.

Perlini took a pass near the top of the slot from Shane Doan and snapped the puck past Devan Dubnyk, arguably the NHL's top goalie, at 11:42 of the first period. Dubnyk hardly flinched as the puck flew over his glove and into the net.

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Coyotes Assign Duclair To AHL

Forward Anthony Duclair heads to Tucson

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2017

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Anthony Duclair to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

"Anthony is a good young player," said Chayka. "Unfortunately, he has struggled this season. We felt this was a good time to send him to Tucson to work on a few things and hopefully regain his scoring touch. We hope to have him rejoin our team soon."

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Preview: Coyotes at Wild

Arizona is playing the finale of a three-game trip at Minnesota

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes will play the finale of a three-game road trip on Thursday night at the Minnesota Wild. The puck drops at 6 p.m. Arizona time at the Xcel Energy Center.

Arizona (13-25-6), which played Wednesday night at Winnipeg, will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak in which it has been outscored 12-4.

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'Yotes Notes: Hanzal Misses Game vs. Jets

Center Martin Hanzal left the team temporarily to attend to 'a family matter'

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes played Wednesday's game at Winnipeg minus center Martin Hanzal, who has left the team temporarily.

Head Coach Dave Tippett told reporters Hanzal flew back to Arizona because of "a family matter." He did not elaborate.

Without Hanzal, an alternate captain, the Coyotes lost to the Jets, 6-3, at the MTS Centre.

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Preview: Coyotes at Jets

Arizona is seeking its first win at MTS Centre in Winnipeg

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

The Coyotes will try to earn their first win at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Wednesday night when they take on the Jets in the second game of a three-game road trip. The puck drops at 5:30 p.m. Arizona time.

Arizona (13-24-6) has posted an 0-4-2 record vs. the Jets in Winnipeg since the franchise moved there from Atlanta in 2011.

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'Yotes Notes: Burmistrov Notches Assist in Debut

Center Alexander Burmistrov set up Arizona's lone goal on Monday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Center Alexander Burmistrov assisted on Arizona's lone goal on Monday night in his first game as a member of the Coyotes at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Burmistrov, the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, fed Radim Vrbata a nifty pass from within a scrum of players along the right-side boards. Vrbata, alone at the top of the crease, converted the pass into his 10th goal of the season at 17:56 of the second period.

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Coyotes to Honor 12 Players from Original '96-97 Team

First 10,000 fans on Feb. 18 will receive a Keith Tkachuk bobble head

by Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, January 16, 2017

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- As part of the 20th Anniversary celebration of the franchise, the Arizona Coyotes announced today that the team will honor 12 players from the original 1996-97 inaugural season roster on Saturday, Feb. 18 when the Coyotes take on the San Jose Sharks. The Coyotes played their first home game in the Valley on Oct. 10, 1996 versus San Jose.
 
The first 10,000 fans entering Gila River Arena that night will receive a Keith Tkachuk kachina jersey bobble head courtesy of COX. Tkachuk served as the Coyotes captain from 1996 to 2000.

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