Coyotes forward Daniel Carcillo will not play in Tuesday night’s home game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Carcillo underwent oral surgery Monday morning after having several teeth knocked out during Sunday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Anaheim defenseman Brendan Mikkelson inadvertently hit Carcillo in the face with his stick as Carcillo rushed the Anaheim net with about five minutes left in the second period. Carcillo fell to the ice, then got up and went directly to the Coyotes dressing room for treatment. He did not return to the game.
Coyotes Head Coach Wayne Gretzky said forward Todd Fedoruk gathered Carcillo’s teeth from the ice and brought them to the Phoenix bench.
"I don't know what's more amazing, that 'Fridge' found the teeth or that it was the first time Danny's had his teeth knocked out," Gretzky quipped after Monday's practice. "I'm trying to figure out which is more of a shocker."
Prior to being injured, Carcillo had four shots on goal and three hits in nine shifts vs. Anaheim.
In other lineup news, Mikael Tellqvist will start in goal vs. the Blackhawks.