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Phoenix Coyotes

Position
G
 
Jersey
41
Name  Mike Smith
Born  3/22/1982
Height  6-4
Weight  215
Shoots  L
4/12/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith (knee) will miss Saturday's game against San Jose.
Insight: Smith (27-21-10, 2.64 GAA, .915 SV%) hasn't played since March 24. Thomas Greiss will likely make his ninth consecutive start (9-8-5, 2.35 GAA, .920 SV%).
 
4/8/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith (knee) was a full participant in Monday's practice, but he still isn't ready to return.
Insight: According to nhl.com, Smith will sit out again Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. It will be his seventh straight absence.
 
3/27/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith left Monday's game with a right leg injury and no timetable will be announced until Friday, so he's definitely out for Thursday's contest.
Insight: He was replaced in net by Thomas Greiss halfway through the third period. Greise beat Pittsburgh on Tuesday stopping 23-of-25 shots and should be in the nets tonight as well.
 
3/24/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith left Monday's game with a right leg injury. SOURCE: Sarah McLellan, AZ Central
Insight: He was replaced in net by Thomas Greiss halfway through the third period. Smith saved 25 of 27 shots before his departure.
 
3/5/2014 9:51:00 AM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith turned in his third shutout of the season Tuesday against the Canucks.
Insight: Smith is extremely inconsistent and is 21-18-10 with a 2.72 GAA and a .913 SV% this season. He allowed four goals against the Blues just two days before.
 
10/10/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith bounced back from his rough start Tuesday with 28 saves on 30 shots Thursday in a win over Detroit.
Insight: Smith allowed five goals on 15 shots Tuesday on the road against the Islanders before being pulled. As we noted two days ago, Smith was very inconsistent last season, recording five shutouts but also giving up at least four goals in 10 of his 34 games.
 
10/8/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith only lasted two periods Tuesday against the Islanders. He was pulled after giving up five goals on 20 shots.
Insight: Smith gave up four goals on a whopping 74 shots in his first two games (.946 SV%). He was extremely inconsistent last year, recording five shutouts but also giving up four or more goals in 10 of his 34 games.
 
6/30/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: The Associated Press is reporting that goalie Mike Smith will re-sign with the Coyotes for six years and $34 million.
Insight: Though he's not at the level of a Henrik Lundqvist or a Tuukka Rask, Smith is still one of the game's top netminders. In 34 games last season, the 31-year-old earned 15 wins with a 2.58 GAA. No goalie in hockey had more shutouts than Smith in 2013 (five).
 
4/7/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith (upper body) returned to action for the first time since March 21 and blanked the Avalanche with 24 saves.
Insight: Smith has five shutouts this season, but he has been uneven in other starts and owns a 2.71 GAA and .904 SV%.
 
4/6/2013 4:37:00 PM
Description: Phoenix goalie Mike Smith (upper body) will start Saturday's game against the Avalanche.
Insight: It will be his first action since March 21. After going 38-18-10 with a 2.21 GAA and .930 SV% last season, Smith has regressed to a 2.83 GAA and .901 SV%, but he does have four shutouts.
 
3/29/2013 9:14:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (upper body) will not return to action Saturday against San Jose. SOURCE: Sarah McLellan, AZCentral.com
Insight: Smith has missed the last two games and won't even join the team in San Jose for Saturday's contest. Backup Jason LaBarbera has allowed 11 goals in three starts since Smith suffered the injury.
 
3/27/2013 6:10:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (upper body) is expected to miss at least the next two games, according to Dave Vest of PhoenixCoyotes.com.
Insight: Smith suffered the injury last Thursday against Vancouver. Jason LaBarbera (1-5, 2.34 GAA) will handle primary goaltending duties until Smith can return.
 
3/26/2013 5:47:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Insight: He suffered the injury Thursday against Vancouver. Jason LaBarbera (1-5, 2.34 GAA) will handle primary goaltending duties.
 
3/25/2013 8:04:00 PM
Description: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith is out for Monday's game against the Red Wings.
Insight: He suffered an upper-body injury Thursday against Vancouver. Jason LaBarbera (1-4, 2.20 GAA) will get the start between the pipes for Phoenix.
 
3/25/2013 1:39:00 PM
Description: Coyotes netminder Mike Smith is dealing with an undisclosed upper body injury after a collision with Canucks defenseman Alex Edler forced him from Thursday's game.
Insight: Smith finished the second period following the hit, for which Edler received a two-game suspension, but didn't return for the third. Jason LaBarbera would get the start if Smith isn't ready to go.
 
3/23/2013 3:36:00 PM
Description: Coyotes netminder Mike Smith is dealing with an undisclosed injury after a collision with Canucks defenseman Alex Edler forced him from Thursday's game.
Insight: Smith finished the second period following the hit but didn't return for the third. He was undergoing testing Friday, presumably for a concussion, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic. Phoenix will next play Monday at Detroit.
 
3/9/2013 10:49:00 PM
Description: Coyotes netminder Mike Smith came into Saturday's start having allowed 18 goals over his last four appearances but he held Dallas to one goal on 21 shots Saturday night.
Insight: Smith has three shutouts this season so we know he's capable of dominance in any given game but he has been extremely inconsistent and currently carries a 2.97 GAA.
 
Hot2/23/2013 7:06:00 PM
Description: Coyotes netminder Mike Smith suffered a tough-luck loss Saturday against the Oilers. Smith saved 41 of 43 shots in 65 minutes but lost 3-2 in a shootout.
Insight: Smith came in having won four of five starts with two shutouts in that span. The Phoenix goaltender is 6-2-2 with a 1.98 GAA, a .930 SV% and three shutouts in his last 11 starts after giving up 10 goals in his first two starts of the season.
 
2/21/2013 6:58:00 PM
Description: Coyotes netminder Mike Smith has three shutouts in 12 starts this season but a mediocre 2.55 GAA and .907 SV%.
Insight: Smith has allowed 16 goals in just 154 minutes in his three worst starts this season. He has gone 6-1-1 with a 1.43 GAA and a .946 SV% in his other nine starts but his poor efforts are dragging his numbers down.
 
2/9/2013 6:42:00 PM
Description: Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith shut out San Jose through overtime in a shootout victory Saturday evening. Smith saved all 33 shots he saw.
Insight: Smith has won three of his last four starts with two shutouts, allowing one goal in the three wins and six in the one loss.
 

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