The Coyotes are expecting center Daymond Langkow to return to the lineup tonight. Langkow, who has missed the past eight games because of a death in his family, has notched three goals and five assists in 13 games this season.
Langkow was expected to get back in to the lineup yesterday but failed to get in. His return is imminent but not definite for tonight's tilt.
Coyotes center Daymond Langkow, who is on a leave of absence because of a death in his family, is not expected to rejoin the team on this road trip.
Gordon is owned in only 1 percent of Yahoo! leagues but could have fantasy hockey value in deeper leagues. Prior to his personal leave the top-line center scored three goals and eight points over 13 games.
Center Daymond Langkow, who has missed two games after the death of a family member, remains on a leave of absence. Tippett said Langkow would not rejoin the team at the start of the road trip, "but I'm not sure where it goes from there."
Langkow remains out for personal reasons. With Langkow out expect Cal O;Reilly to continue centering the top line in Phoenix. Prior to his personal leave Mr. Chemistry scored three goals and eight points over 13 games.
Center Daymond Langkow, in his second tour with the Coyotes, is looking for a bounce-back year after missing most of 2010-11 due to a fractured vertebra he suffered late in the preceding season. With the Coyotes, he scored 68 goals and had 166 points in three seasons. He played in only four games with the Flames last season and was traded to the Coyotes for Lee Stempniak in a contract swap. Langkow, 35, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
Langkow should start the season on the top line with Kyle Turris still infamously holding out. In the past, Langkow was referred to as "instant chemistry" with his linemates, so expect him to once again mesh with Shane Doan. Could be a nice depth pick for deeper leagues as Dave Tippett should play him in all situations.