Smith allowed four goals on 27 shots in a 6-4 win over the Oilers on Wednesday. It was his first win of the season, but it was not a great outing for him. He has allowed 10 goals in his first two contests while posting an ugly .815 SV%. He should be avoided tonight with the Blues in town.
Smith will be back in goal for the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Smith gave up six goals on 27 shots to the Jets in the season opener. He took a seat while Devan Dubnyk won against the Kings on Saturday, but the Coyotes will turn to Smith tonight vs. the Oilers. The Oilers have yet to get into the win column and are on the tail-end of a back-to-back, so Smith should be able to bounce-back tonight.
Smith is expected to start in goal for the Coyotes on Saturday.
Smith allowed six goals on 27 shots in a 6-2 loss to the Jets on opening night. It was not a great start for Smith and it will not be easy for him to get back on track tonight against a Sharks team coming off of a huge opening night win over the Kings.
Smith had a rough year in 2013-14, but should be in line for a bounce-back season. He is a good goalie on a defence-first team, which makes him a reliable fantasy option. The 2.64 GAA he posted last season, was the worst GAA he has posted in his three years in Arizona, so expect that number to creep closer to 2.40 in 2014-15. He starts the season with a nice matchup vs. Winnipeg.
The Coyotes have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, so Smith will probably be done for the rest of the season. There is no sense rushing him back for a meaningless game. Look for Thomas Greiss to close out the season for the Coyotes.
Smith (knee) remains day-to-day; will not play Thursday.
Smith will miss his eighth straight game on Thursday, and he is desperately hoping that Thomas Greiss can pull out the W to keep the Coyotes alive. Phoenix has a back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday, monitor Smith's status heading into the weekend.
Smith (knee) will not play Tuesday, remains day-to-day.
Thomas Greiss will get another start for Phoenix as Smith remains sidelined with a knee injury. There was no real update other than he is still day-to-day. Monitor his status before Thursday's game vs. Nashville.
Smith (knee) made it through a full team practice on Monday.
Smith has been out since March 24th after suffering a knee injury that night in New York. He has been skating over the last week, but this morning was his first full practice since getting hurt. The Coyotes are in a tough fight for the last Wild Card spot in the West, so getting Smith back would be a huge boost for the team. They have four games remaining, starting tomorrow vs. Columbus. There is no word if Smith will be ready, but he is definitely nearing a return. Monitor his status in the morning skate tomorrow.
Smith (lower-body) will be re-evaluated next week.
Smith has been doing off-ice workouts, but plans to skate next week. The Coyotes are happy with how he has come along, and hope that they will get good news when he is re-evaluated next week. Smith could be back before the regular season is done, but there is no guarantee at this point.
Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro reported Tuesday that Smith has a leg strain and will miss two weeks, but both GM Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett said the details of the injury and a timeline for Smith's return won't be determined until doctors in Phoenix see Smith and consult with the team.
In the meantime, Thomas Greiss will continue to start.
Smith is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
The Coyotes announced this afternoon that Smith's injury is not as serious as originally feared and that he might just be dealing with a minor strain. They are encouraged with how well he is walking today and are hoping that he will only miss the rest of the current road-trip (2 games) at most. He will continue to be evaluated and we will pass on any further details.
Smith left Monday night's game vs. the Rangers after an incident in which New York's Derick Brassard landed awkwardly on top of Smith.
Smith grabbed for his right leg, and appeared to be in pain. He left the game and was helped off the ice and appeared to be able put only minor pressure on his leg as he stepped off the ice. Smith's leg appeared to be twisted and with only 10 games left in the Coyotes season, Smith's season appears in jeopardy. He will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, but Thomas Greiss will start Tuesday.
Smith will make his 12th consecutive start tonight.
Smith allowed three goals on 27 shots in a loss to the Bruins on Saturday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Smith, but hey, no one can beat the Bruins right now so don't feel bad Mike. Smith has gone 7-4-0 with a 2.18 GAA and .924 SV% in March.