's knee injury will keep him out of action indefinitely, so he's lending his talents to the Phoenix Coyotes
in another manner.
Upshall will serve as the radio color analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Bob Heethuis during the broadcast of the Coyotes-Chicago Blackhawks game on Saturday. The game will be broadcast on KFYI-AM radio.
"We are very excited to hear Scottie offer his insights and opinions during Saturday’s radio broadcast," President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Moss said in a statement on Friday. "Scottie has an energetic and outgoing personality to go along with his tremendous knowledge of the game that is sure to come through on the broadcast."
The Coyotes are on the way to their first playoff berth since 2002. They've won seven games in a row and are fourth in the Western Conference with 93 points, three behind first-place San Jose in the Pacific Division. Saturday's game against the Blackhawks is already sold out.
Upshall led the Coyotes with 18 goals and had 32 points and 50 penalty minutes before a knee injury sidelined him indefinitely. The 18 goals were a career-high.
Upshall, who was acquired from Philadelphia with a second-round choice in the 2011 Entry Draft for Daniel Carcillo
on Mar. 4, 2009, has 26 goals and 45 points along with 76 PIM in 68 games as a member of the Coyotes. In 279 career NHL games with Nashville, Philadelphia and Phoenix, the 6-foot, 193-pound forward has registered 64 goals and 138 points, along with 273 PIM.
Upshall also earned a silver medal while representing Canada at the 2009 World Championship in Switzerland. The native of Fort McMurray, Alta., was originally selected by Nashville in the first round (No. 6) in the 2002 Entry Draft.