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Coyotes Waiting On Upshall Status Before Talking Trade

from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,

(Scottie) Upshall left Thursday’s game against the Calgary Flames in the third period with what appeared to be a knee injury. He is listed as day to day because of a lower-body injury. Upshall, the team’s leading goal-scorer, underwent evaluations Friday.

“Number 1, we’re just waiting to see if this is something significant, long term, then we probably have to dial up our search for another offensive player,” Maloney said.

For the interim, the Coyotes recalled Mikkel Boedker from the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.

If Upshall’s return is on a fast track, then the Coyotes likely would stand pat before the Olympic break, during which time trades will come to a halt. Maloney believes that’s the prevailing wisdom around the league, regardless of whether teams are battling injuries.

“That’s the way it’s trending, it’s turning that way,” he said. “I will say conversation has picked up, but all you have to do is look at the standings.”

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