Veteran center Mike Ribeiro has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his last seven games for Phoenix (6-2-2), including two goals in each of his last two games. Not coincidentally, the Coyotes have recorded at least one point in seven consecutive games.
Phoenix right wing Shane Doan had what the club described as an upper-body injury and he didn’t play in Tuesday’s home victory over the Flames. Doan was examined by a doctor Tuesday in Phoenix and his status was said to be day-to-day.
Goaltender Mike Smith scored a goal in the Coyotes’ victory Saturday over the Detroit Red Wings, one night after he was on the wrong end of a shootout defeat against the Ducks in Anaheim. Smith is 5-2-2 with a 2.74 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.