GLENDALE – The Coyotes will play at the Edmonton Oilers tonight in their fifth preseason game of the 2011-12 season. The puck drops at 6 p.m. (Arizona time).
"These two games (at Edmonton and Calgary) are very important in our evaluation," Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "It's still an evaluation process for some people that are trying to make our hockey club, so they'll get opportunities to do that the next couple of games."
Tippett also said the remaining preseason games will give veterans opportunity to build chemistry with linemates/defensive partners.
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Here is Phoenix's roster for tonight's game at Rexall Place:
Smith is expected to play the full 60 minutes in goal.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Tonight's game will be streamed live (video) at phoenixcoyotes.com at 6 p.m. (AZ time). Fans can also follow @coyotesgameday on Twitter for in-game updates, and check in with phoenixcoyotes.com after the game for post-game coverage.