Coyotes center Olli Jokinen is skating with teammates on this trip - minus the no-contact sweater - and is expected to be back in the lineup on Wednesday in Dallas.
"Olli is doing probably a little better than we anticipated or expected," Head Coach Wayne Gretzky said. "He's a little ahead of where we thought he might be at this time. Realistically, we are looking at Wednesday night against Dallas."
Jokinen, who suffered a shoulder injury on Nov. 26 in a game against Columbus, has missed the past six games. Despite missing six-plus games, Jokinen ranks second on the team with 18 points.