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The Coyotes have acquired Phil Kessel, Dane Birks and a 2020 fourth-round pick from the Penguins for Alex Galchenyuk and Pierre-Olivier Joseph.

After registering a career-high 92 points in 2017-18, Kessel’s numbers dropped off a bit in 2018-19 but he still tied for 18thin the NHL in assists (55) and red for 23rd in points (82). Moving to Arizona should allow Kessel to play a massive role, similar to his days in Toronto. Kessel is capable of being a 30-goal, 50-assist winger for the Coyotes in 2019-20.

Source: Arizona Coyotes 06/30/19, 12:02 am EST

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Kessel was demoted to the Maple Leafs 4th line in Wednesday's practice.

Kessel has seen his ice-time dimish in the last few games. He played just 14:31 on Saturday and then only 12:57 last night, while positing a minus-4 rating. He is reportedly dealing with an undisclosed injury, yet he has not come out of the lineup. He has just three goals and three assists in his last 18 games.

Source: Stephen Whyno 02/11/15, 8:33 am EST

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Kessel will play on Saturday despite missing the morning skate.

Kessel left Thursday’s game for a brief period of time but did return to finish the game. He likely just sat out this morning to rest some bumps and bruises, but will suit up tonight vs. the Rangers. He is riding a five-game point streak (3G / 7A) and has seven goals and 11 assists (18 points) in 13 games on the year.

Source: Paul Hendrick 11/8/14, 6:28 am EST

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Kessel (lower-body) will not play in the Maple Leafs' preseason finale on Friday.

Kessel is dealing with an undisclosed lower-body injury, but it does not appear to be too serious and we expect to see him in the regular season opener on October 8th. With nothing on the line it appears they are keeping him out as a precaution.

Source: Curtis Rush 10/3/14, 2:32 pm EST

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Kessel (bruised foot) will play Tuesday.

Kessel did not skate this morning or Monday, but head coach Randy Carlyle said that Kessel is good-to-go tonight vs. the Flames. Kessel suffered the injury after taking a hard pass from James van Riemsdyk off of the inside of his foot. Kessel has just two goals and two assists during the Leafs eight games skid, they will need him to be firing on all cylinders down the stretch.

Source: James Mirtle 04/1/14, 8:02 am EST

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Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said that Kessel has been nursing an injury lately, but should be good-to-go on Tuesday.

Kessel left practice this morning, but ended up returning. Monitor his status during Tuesday's morning skate. Kessel has seven goals and nine assists (16 points) in his last nine games. If he is available tomorrow, make sure he is active.

Source: Jonas Siegel 01/27/14, 7:05 am EST

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After leaving practice early yesterday, Kessel will play tonight.

Kessel has a four game point streak going (3G / 1A) and has a total of 15 goals and 10 assists (25 points) in 28 games. His 15 goals has him tied with Sidney Crosby for fifth in the NHL. With Tyler Bozak out, he will likely skate with Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk.

Source: Michael Traikos 12/5/13, 6:32 am EST

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Kessel (flu) will play tonight.

Kessel missed Monday's practice because of the flu, but it will not hold him out of Tuesday's contest. Kessel has cooled off after a hot-start, he has not scored in his last four games and only one goal in his last seven. With Tyler Bozak's return just around the corner, expect Kessel to heat-up again.

Source: David Alter 11/19/13, 6:21 am EST

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Phil Kessel to an 8-year, $64 million US ($8 million AAV) contract extension. The contract comes with a no-movement clause and a limited no-trade clause.

Since being traded to the Maple Leafs, Kessel has scored 119 goals in four seasons. He has had three 30-goal seasons and 20 goals in the shortened season (on pace for 34). He is a one dimensional player, but it is hard to find a consistent 30-goal scorer so Kessel will remain the centrepiece of the Maple Leafs roster for the next eight years. In seven NHL seasons with the Bruins and Maple Leafs, he has 185 goals and 379 points in 504 games.

Source: James Mirtle 10/1/13, 7:52 am EST

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