Coyotes’ Vitale leaves game vs. Flyers with an upper body injury

Arizona Coyotes forward Joe Vitale suffered an upper body injury during tonight’s game in Philadelphia and will not return.

Vitale suffered the injury late in the first period. He played just 4:39 while winning 5 of 8 face-offs.

The 29-year-old had three goals and six points to go along with 28 penalty minutes and a minus-6 rating in 44 games entering tonight’s action.

Arizona is already without Mikkel Boedker, who had his spleen removed prior to the All-Star break.

If Vitale’s injury forces him to miss time, the Coyotes would be down to 12 forwards on its active roster.

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