Boedker had successful surgery to remove his injured spleen; recovery is expected to be 4-6 weeks.
Boedker injured his spleen in the game against Winnipeg on Sunday and had it removed on that night. Boedker, who has 14 goals and 14 assists (28 points) in 45 games will be out of the Coyotes lineup for at least one month.
Boedker is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
Boedker suffered an upper-body injury in Winnipeg last night and will miss at least a couple of weeks as a result. As of last night, Boedker had played in 257 consecutive games, a streak that is obviously going to come to an end. With Boedker out, expect Martin Erat to get back into the lineup on Tuesday.
The Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed left wing Mikkel Boedker to a two-year contract with an annual average of $2.55 million.
Boedker had 26 points (seven goals) in 48 games last season. The 23-year-old from Denmark played 82 games with the Coyotes in 2011-12, scoring 24 points (11 goals). He has 95 points in 256 career NHL games. Boedker was chosen 8th overall by the Coyotes in the 2008 NHL entry draft.
The hard work paid off for Boedker, who was awarded a spot on the Coyotes roster as the team prepares for Saturday’s opening game of the season in San Jose.
Boedker could be primed for a more offensive role following a few years of shuffling between the AHL and NHL. Last season he scored four goals and 14 points through 34 points. Look for around 30-40 points over a full season.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed forward Mikkel Boedker to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.