The Coyotes were without their best defenseman, Ed Jovanovski (Chris), last night in their shootout loss to the Kings due to a bruised kidney. Jovanovski will likely miss the weekend's action for Phoenix as well, but it wouldn't be surprising if he was to come back right away. He's a pretty tough character.
Jovanovski is enjoying a very good rebound season for the Coyotes. He leaves the line-up after scoring 49 points (11G, 38A) in 73 games this season.