The Coyotes have lost five straight games and now they have to carry on without leading goal scorer Mikkel Boedker. Arizona announced that he’s week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
“He’s a good offensive player and it just seems like he’s playing with a lot of confidence right now,” head coach Dave Tippett said, per Fox Sports’ Todd Walsh. “He’ll certainly be missed out of our lineup… It’s funny how it goes. We’ve been pushing people to start scoring more, other than him, and now it’s a necessity with him gone.”
Boedker enjoyed a four-game goal scoring streak from Jan. 8-15. He has 14 goals and 28 points in 45 contests this season. He was also on the fourth longest consecutive games played streak at 257.
Arizona has placed him on the injured reserve list and activated Brandon Gormley (lower body), according to the Arizona Republic’s Sarah McLellan.
The Coyotes have fallen to 16-24-5. Only six points separates them and the NHL’s basement.