Raanta will start Saturday afternoon in Edmonton.
Raanta has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury but will return to the crease today in Edmonton. In his last outing, Raanta stopped 25 of 30 shots before leaving their 3-0 loss in Carolina last Friday. He comes in at 4-5-2 with a 3.06 GAA and .915 SV% on the road while the Oilers have won four of their last five with 4.20 goals for per game.
Oesterle is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Oesterle missed Thursday's game in Vancouver and will likely sit out of Saturday's game in Edmonton as well. Kyle Capobianco was called up from the AHL to take Oesterle's spot on the roster.
The Coyotes recalled Kyle Capobianco from Tucson (AHL).
Capobianco has appeared in seven NHL games already this year but has spent most of the year in the AHL, where he has four goals and 16 assists (20 points) in 23 games. He has one goal in 10 career NHL games.
The Coyotes reassigned Ivan Prosvetov to Tucson (AHL).
Prosvetov did not see any NHL playing time during his call-up and the demotion clears the way for Antti Raanta to return on Saturday. The 20-year-old former fourth-round pick has gone 11-3-0 with a 2.38 GAA and .931 SV% in 15 AHL games this season.
Raanta (lower-body) has been cleared to play on Saturday.
Raanta has missed the last three games with a lower-body issue but will be available Saturday in Edmonton. The Coyotes have yet to name a starter but it's good news that Raanta is back to 100 percent.
Hill will start Thursday in Vancouver.
Fischer will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Fischer will be replaced by Michael Grabner for the second time in three games. Fischer has struggled as of late, posting just one assist in his last 11 games.
Grabner will be back in the Coyotes lineup on Tuesday.
Grabner was a healthy scratch on Sunday but will play for the second time in three games on Tuesday. Grabner, who has 11 points (8G / 3A) in 40 games, will replace Christian Fischer.
Hill will start Tuesday vs. the Sharks.
Hill gave up three goals on 34 shots in the Coyotes loss to the Penguins on Sunday. Since being thrust into duty, Hill has gone 1-1-1 with a 2.94 GAA and .908 SV% in three starts and two relief appearances. On Tuesday he will face a Sharks team that is 4-1-1 while scoring 2.83 goals per game in their first six games of the calendar year.
Hjalmarsson (leg) will return to the Coyotes lineup on Sunday.
Hjalmarsson has been out since October 12th, missing 43 games with a cracked left fibula that he suffered while blocking a shot from Erik Johnson. This is a huge boost to the Coyotes' blueline, although it is unclear who he will replace in the lineup.
Hill will start Sunday vs. the Penguins.
Fischer will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Fischer has played in six consecutive games but will be scratched for Michael Grabner on Friday. It's been a difficult season offensively for Fischer, who has just one assist in his last 10 games.
Grabner will draw back into the Coyotes lineup on Friday.
Grabner has not played in the last five games but will replace Christian Fischer in the lineup in Carolina. Grabner has just 11 points (8G / 3A) in 39 games this season.
Raanta (lower-body) will return to the Coyotes crease on Friday.
Raanta stopped all 17 shots that he faced before getting hurt in the Coyotes win over the Flyers last Saturday. He missed the last two games but will start tonight in Carolina. In his last three outings, Raanta has stopped 81 of 84 shots (.964 SV%) and gone 3-0-0, but draws a tough assignment in Carolina. The Hurricanes have gone 5-3-0 while scoring 3.63 goals per game in their last eight home games.
Hill will start Thursday in Tampa Bay.
Hill stopped 37 of 39 shots in the Coyotes win in Florida on Tuesday. Hill's first start of the season couldn't have gone better but he'll be in tough in Tampa Bay on Thursday. He has stopped 47 of 51 shots (.922 SV%) in his two appearances this season and will face a Lightning team that has won eight in a row while averaging 4.75 goals per game.
Hayton is week-to-week with a Grade 1 AC injury.
Hayton was hurt in the World Juniors semi-finals and played through the injury to lead Canada to a gold medal. Hayton re-joined the Coyotes on Wednesday but is expected to miss multiple weeks with a shoulder injury.
The Coyotes have recalled Barrett Hayton from his loan with Team Canada (WJC).
Hayton served as captain for Team Canada, who won the gold medal at the World Juniors. Hayton finished seven in tournament scoring, scoring six goals with six assists (12 points) in seven games. He has posted four points (1G / 3A) in 14 NHL games this season.
Stepan (hand) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Stepan suffered what was described as a "freak" hand injury in Monday's practice and will be a game-time decision in Florida. If Stepan can't go, look for Michael Grabner to draw back into the Coyotes lineup.
Hill will start Tuesday in Florida.
Hill gave up two goals on 12 shots in relief of Antti Raanta in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Flyers. With both Raanta and Darcy Kuemper dealing with injuries, Hill becomes the Coyotes' temporary No.1 netminder and comes in at 8-8-0 with a 2.89 GAA and .901 SV% in 19 career NHL appearances. He was 9-3-0 with a 2.77 GAA and .907 SV% in 12 AHL games at the time that he was called-up.
Stepan (hand) is questionable to play on Tuesday.
Stepan suffered a hand injury in Monday's practice and head coach Rick Tocchet said he will be evaluated by the medical staff and his status for Tuesday's game is unclear. Monitor his status during tomorrow's morning skate.