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Coyotes Activate Smith off Injured Reserve List

Goaltender Curtis McElhinney has been assigned to the American Hockey League

Tuesday, 01.03.2012 / 4:14 PM / News
Arizona Coyotes
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today the Coyotes have activated goaltender Mike Smith off injured reserve.

The 6-foot-4, 218 pound Smith missed six games due to a lower-body injury, which he suffered on December 20 at Florida. In 28 games this season, the Kingston, Ontario native has posted a record of 15-10-3 with two shutouts and a .920 save percentage (SV%). Smith set a new career high for wins in a season (15) on December 20.

The Coyotes also announced that goaltender Curtis McElhinney has been assigned to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes American Hockey League affiliate (AHL). McElhinney appeared in two games with the Coyotes, recording his first victory with Phoenix on December 31 at Minnesota. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LP. NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact us | Site Map