Phoenix Game 3 lineup: Pouliot replaces Hanzal, Stone stays in

According to Fox Sports Arizona, Marc-Antoine Pouliot will draw back into the lineup for the Coyotes this evening, replacing the suspended Martin Hanzal.

Pouliot, 26, will be making his Western Conference finals debut. He hasn’t played since Game 4 of the Nashville series — a 1-0 Phoenix win — and has appeared in five postseason contests all told, registering one assist.

It remains unclear what line Pouliot will play on because all Coyotes practices during the Stanley Cup playoffs are closed to the public, something Coyotes Senior Director of News Content Dave Vest pointed out to Twitter user OG Pimpbot.

Update: According to, Daymond Langkow will move from the fourth line into Hanzal’s spot between Radim Vrbata and Taylor Pyatt. Pouliot will play somewhere on the fourth line.

FSN Arizona also reports that defenseman Michael Stone will play in his second straight contest tonight, paired with veteran blueliner Rostislav Klesla.

Stone, 21, made his playoff debut in Tuesday’s 4-0 loss, playing 12:15 in place of the injured Adrian Aucoin.

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