GLENDALE, Ariz. -- After trading away three forwards at the NHL Trade Deadline on Wednesday, and still without wing Lauri Korpikoski, the Phoenix Coyotes will have a different look Thursday night when they face the Detroit Red Wings and try to keep their Stanley Cup Playoffs hopes alive.
Matthew Lombardi, Steve Sullivan and Raffi Torres were dealt to the Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks, respectively, so the Coyotes have recalled forwards Chris Brown and Chris Conner to join Paul Bissonnette as replacements against the Red Wings.
Brown had 25 goals with Portland of the American Hockey League this season; Conner had 13.
The Coyotes won't get any help from the sick bay. Korpikoski and defenseman Zbynek Michalek stayed off the ice Thursday. Goalie Mike Smith took part in practice for the first time since he was hit by the Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler on March 21, but he won't dress tonight.
Jason LaBarbera will make his sixth straight start and is coming off his best game of the season, making 39 saves in a 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
Justin Abdelkader - Pavel Datsyuk- Johan Franzen
Valtteri Filppula - Henrik Zetterberg – Daniel Cleary
Drew Miller - Joakim Andersson- Patrick Eaves
Gustav Nyquist - Cory Emmerton - Jordin Tootoo
Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson
Brian Lashoff - Brendan Smith
Carlo Colaiacovo - Jakub Kindl
Injured: Darren Helm (back), Todd Bertuzzi (back), Kyle Quincey (facial fractures)
Scratched: Kent Huskins, Carlo Colaiacovo, Damien Brunner, Danny DeKeyser
Shane Doan - Martin Hanzal - Radim Vrbata
Chris Conner – Antoine Vermette – Mikkel Boedker
Rob Klinkhammer - Boyd Gordon - David Moss
Kyle Chipchura – Chris Brown – Paul Bissonnette
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Michael Stone
Keith Yandle - David Schlemko
Rostislav Klesla - Derek Morris
Injured: Zbynek Michalek (lower body), Lauri Korpikoski (upper body), Mike Smith (upper body)