-- The Phoenix Coyotes
were at less than full strength for Thursday's showdown with the Calgary Flames
on Thursday night.
Two of the Coyotes' regular forwards, Martin Hanzal
and Ray Whitney
, are missing their second straight games due to lower-body injuries. Defenseman Rostislav Klesla
also sat out -- he was hit in the face with the puck when a shot by Vancouver's Daniel Sedin
rolled up his stick in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Canucks.
The Coyotes are also without defenseman Ed Jovanovski
, who's been sidelined with a facial injury that required surgery, but did get another blueliner, Derek Morris
, back after he sat out Tuesday with a lower-body injury.