Three Coyotes players ruled out with injuries

Arizona has had to call in reinforcements after Monday’s loss in Florida


Sarah Hall

The winless Coyotes are down three players, including starting goaltender Carter Hutton, after an injury-ravaged game on Monday.

Following Monday’s tilt with the Florida Panthers, the injury bug bit the Arizona Coyotes for the first time this season.

Carter Hutton, Connor Timmins, and Ryan Dzingel were all injured in the 5-3 loss to Florida, which the dropped the team’s record to 0-5-1 this season.

On Tuesday, the Coyotes recalled three players from the American Hockey League’s Tucson Roadrunners to fill the void.

Filling in for goaltender Hutton will be Ivan ProsvetovThrough his three appearances this season in Tucson, Prosvetov has only allowed four goals, all in his most recent appearance this past weekend against the Texas Stars. Prosvetov carries a 1.34 goals against average, with a .944 save percentage and a 2-1-0 record thus far.

Slotting in for the injured Timmins will be fellow defenceman Cam DinnenDineen is in his fourth season with the Coyotes organization, all with the Roadrunners. He has accumulated three points, with one goal and two assists, so far this year. During his career, Dinnen has recoreded a total of 36 points, lighting the lamp 11 times, and assisting a goal 25 times. 

Recalled in place of the injured Dzingel is Valley favorite and former top-five draft pick Barrett Hayton. Hayton has been a part of the Coyotes organization for three seasons, during which he has started in Tucson twice, and in Glendale last season. Hayton’s one assist this season is his ninth across 35 career games for the Roadrunners, for whom he’s also scored seven goals.

In his time with the big club in Glendale, Hayton has posted three goals and four assists in 34 games.

Timmins is expected to miss 8-12 weeks, while Hutton will be out for up to a month, as both players have undisclosed lower-body injuries. Dzingel (undisclosed upper-body injury) has not been quoted a time frame during which he’ll be unavailable. 

The banged-up Coyotes will shoot for their first win Thursday, when they will square off against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.