National Hockey League

Coyotes G Smith helped off ice

New York, NY ( - Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was helped off the ice Monday after a Rangers player fell on top of him in the crease.

Derick Brassard and Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris were battling for position in the crease when a nudge from Morris sent Brassard on top of Smith late in the third period.

Brassard landed on Smith's legs and Smith, appearing in his 62nd game of the season, needed help to skate off.

Thomas Greiss came in to replace Smith.

03/24 21:37:48 ET

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