Injury bug bites Coyotes once more as Fischer, Jaskin set to miss time

Arizona has called up three Roadrunners in response


James Mackey

Tucson standouts Hudson Fasching and Jan Jenik are heading to Glendale to play for the Coyotes.

Injuries have hit the one-win Arizona Coyotes once again.

In a Monday press release, the Coyotes announced they had placed Christian Fischer and Dimitrij Jaškin on injured reserve.

Jaškin was injured following a knee-to-knee collision Saturday with Nashville Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki. The collision likely ended Jaškin’s season.

Fischer was day-to-day with an upper body injury, but has been moved to IR, ruling him out for at least the next week.

In their absence, the Coyotes have reached out to the farm for support. The team has called up Hudson Fasching, Jan Jenik, and Ben McCartney from the Tucson Roadrunners to replace the injured duo.

McCartney has already had a stint with the Coyotes this season — the big club called him up earlier this month before he returned to Tucson. Fasching has appeared in 10 games for Tucson this season and recorded a five-point game against the San Diego Gulls on Oct. 30.

Jenik has also appeared in 10 games for the Runners, posting four goals and three assists. The 21-year-old played in two games for the Coyotes last season, scoring a goal in each and becoming the second player in franchise history to achieve that. The now-injured Fischer is the other.

The Coyotes have one more game on the road in St. Louis against the Blues before returning home on Thursday to square off with the surprising Columbus Blue Jackets. Arizona will host another surprise team, the Detroit Red Wings, in a Hockey Fights Cancer Night tilt this coming Saturday.