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Coyotes' Doan, Flames' Gaudreau out of lineup

Arizona's Stone likely lost for season; Calgary recalls four, including Shinkaruk

by Jerry Brown / Correspondent

FLAMES (31-38-6) at COYOTES (34-34-7)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; SNF, FS-A, NHL.TV

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have lost defenseman Michael Stone for the rest of the season and will be without captain Shane Doan when they play against the Calgary Flames at Gila River Arena on Monday.

The Flames will be without leading scorer Johnny Gaudreau, who will sit out with an upper-body injury. Gaudreau leads Calgary with 28 goals and 73 points. Flames coach Bob Hartley said he hoped Gaudreau would be able to play Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks.

Stone sustained a left knee injury in the third period of a 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday when he got his legs tangled with Michael Raffl of the Flyers.

The Coyotes are awaiting test results to confirm the initial diagnosis but Arizona coach Dave Tippett said, "It's longer term than the season has left in it. I would say he would be done for the season."

Stone had career highs of 30 assists and 36 points and had played in all 75 Arizona games this season. He had seven points in his past seven games.

"He was playing really well and has had a really good season for us," Tippett said. "He's been carrying a lot of minutes, playing a lot of roles for our team. It's disappointing for him, but a hurdle he'll have to get over."

Doan had his head banged into the boards by a hit from Philadelphia's Radko Gudas in the third period and had to be helped from the ice. Tippett said Doan is day-to-day and would not play against the Flames.

Doan and Stone had scored the goals against the Flyers as the Coyotes won for the sixth time in the past eight games and improved to 7-3-1 in their past 11 games.

The Coyotes have recalled defenseman Alex Grant from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Grant has 11 goals and 40 points in 66 games with the Falcons.

The Flames will have numerous changes Monday. Calgary has recalled forwards Derek Grant, Emile Poirier and Hunter Shinkaruk, and defenseman Brett Kulak, from Stockton of the American Hockey League and all four will be in the lineup against Arizona. Gaudreau, forward Josh Jooris and defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka are all out.

The Flames were eliminated from contention for the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday and the Coyotes are 10 points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card from the Western Conference with seven games to play.

The Coyotes are trying to continue their point streak against Alberta teams. Arizona finished 4-0-1 against the Edmonton Oilers, extending their point streak to a franchise-record 23 games, and has won the first four games against Calgary. If the Coyotes win, it will mark the first time they have swept a season series with the Flames of at least five games.

The Arizona goalies continue to play well and swap starts. Louis Domingue, who will go against the Flames, has allowed one goal in each of his past three starts, making 96 saves on 99 shots, and defeated the Flames 4-1 in Calgary on March 11 with 24 saves. Mike Smith has allowed six goals in the past 171 shots he's faced.

Joni Ortio will start in goal for the Flames.

Here are the projected lineups:

Derek Grant- Sean Monahan - Hunter Shinkaruk
Emile Poirier -- Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik
Micheal Ferland - Sam Bennett - Joe Colborne
Brandon Bollig - Matt Stajan - Lance Bouma

TJ Brodie - Dougie Hamilton
Mark Giordano - Deryk Engelland
Brett Kulak -- Jakub Nakladal

Joni Ortio
Niklas Backstrom

Scratched: Tyler Wotherspoon, Jonas Hiller
Injured: Karri Ramo (knee), Johnny Gaudreau (upper body), Jyrki Jokipakka, Josh Jooris, Ladislav Smid (upper body), Dennis Wideman (triceps)
Alex Tanguay - Antoine Vermette - Jiri Sekac
Max Domi - Martin Hanzal - Anthony Duclair
Tobias Rieder - Brad Richardson - Viktor Tikhonov
Jordan Martinook - Boyd Gordon - Sergei Plotnikov

Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Connor Murphy
Kevin Connauton - Zbynek Michalek
Nicklas Grossmann - Klas Dahlbeck

Louis Domingue
Mike Smith

Scratches: Kyle Chipchura, Alex Grant
Injured: Shane Doan (head), Anders Lindback (Achilles), Michael Stone (knee), Joe Vitale (head)

Status report: Hanzal did not skate Monday morning but will play. … Tikhonov will play in place of the injured Doan alongside Rieder and Richardson. … Grossmann plays for the injured Stone and will be paired with Dahlbeck. … To make room for the new call-ups, the Flames assigned forwards Garnet Hathaway and Freddie Hamilton to Stockton.

Who's hot: Smith and Domingue are 7-3-1 with a 1.55 goals-against average and a .955 save percentage over the past 11 games. … Vermette has five goals and 11 points in 12 March games. … Gaudreau has seven multigoal games, including two hat tricks.

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