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LaBarbera to Start in Goal vs. Sharks

Thursday, 01.24.2013 / 3:30 PM MT / Features
By Dave Vest
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LaBarbera to Start in Goal vs. Sharks

GLENDALE -- Jason LaBarbera will start in goal tonight for the Coyotes when they play the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion.


LaBarbera stopped 21 of 22 shots in a 5-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday night after relieving starter Mike Smith with 9:00 left in the first period.

Smith is nursing a minor lower-body injury.

"Basically we caught it very early," Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett told FOX Sports Arizona reporter Todd Walsh on Thursday afternoon. "Hopefully it's nothing that lingers on too long."

The Coyotes on Thursday recalled goalie Chad Johnson from the American Hockey League. Tippett said Johnson would dress for the game and serve as LaBarbera's backup. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, 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 © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us