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Smith stopped 36 of the 38 shots the faced through overtime and denied Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa in the shootout as the Coyotes nabbed a critical two points in a win over Chicago.
Smith (lower body) will start in goal Saturday against the Blackhawks, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
Smith (lower body) was on the ice for about 45 minutes Friday, the Arizona Republic reports.
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Mike Smith missed Monday’s game against the San Jose Sharks with a lower body injury.
Smith stopped 22 of 25 shots in Friday's overtime loss to Calgary, his second loss in his last four starts.
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Smith stopped all 24 shots he faced Saturday in his first game back since March 21, beating the Avs 4-0.
Smith, who has been dealing with a recent upper body injury, will start in net for the Coyotes Saturday, according to team beat writer Dave Zorn.
Smith (upper body) participated in morning skate Tuesday, Sarah Mclellan of The Arizona Republic reports.
GM Don Maloney is hopeful that Smith (upper body) will join the Coyotes on their current road trip, but noted that the goalie isn't likely to return to action before next week, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The Coyotes have placed Smith on IR with an upper-body injury, retroactive to March 21, NHL.com reports.
Smith (upper body) remains day-to-day after being hit in the head by Alex Edler of the Canucks this past Thursday.
Smith is undergoing testing after being hit in the head by Alex Edler of the Canucks on Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Smith was run into by the Canucks' Daniel Sedin in Thursday's loss and ultimately left the game.
Smith is expected to start Tuesday against the Kings despite the Coyotes dropping their last three games, Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona reports.
Smith is expected to start Saturday against Columbus, Jeff Rimer of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Smith put together another solid outing Tuesday, stopping 31 of the 33 shots he faced as the Coyotes downed the Kings, 5-3.
Smith stopped 20 of the 21 shots he faced Saturday as the Coyotes defeated the Stars, 2-1. Smith allowed the only goal of the game on a 5-on-3 opportunity in the second period.
Smith allowed four goals on 31 shots through three periods and overtime Monday, then allowed just one goal through five shootout frames to take back-to-back wins against the Ducks.
Smith allowed four goals on 35 shots for a .886 save percentage as the Coyotes rallied from three separate deficits to defeat the Ducks in a shootout Saturday, 5-4.
Smith was pulled after two periods Thursday. He allowed four goals on 19 shots for a .789 save percentage. Jason LaBarbera stopped all four shots he saw in the third period as the Coyotes fell, 4-3.
Smith will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Wild, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
GM Don Maloney said this week that there will be no long-term deal announced with Smith during the season, Fox Sports Arizona reports. "Our thought is to let the season play out," Maloney said. "Until our ownership is resolved, we're going to table Mike's contract and hope things work out later."
Smith is expected back between the pipes Sunday at Calgary, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Smith delivered an outstanding performance between the pipes Saturday against the Oilers. He made 41 saves through regulation, but was beaten twice in the shootout in a 3-2 loss. The Oilers' coach Ralph Krueger described the shootout goals as "world class" on "one of the best goalies in the league" in a post-game news conference.
Smith didn't have his best outing Saturday, allowing three goals on 20 shots, but it was enough as the Coyotes broke out of their offensive slump and skated to a 5-3 win over Columbus.
Smith gave up three goals -- all in the third period -- and stopped 26 shots as the Coyotes lost to the Predators in Nashville, 3-0.
Smith stopped 41 of the 43 shots he faced as the Coyotes downed the Avalanche in overtime Monday, 3-2.
Smith was back to form during Saturday's shutout shootout win in San Jose, stopping all 33 shots he faced in regulation and overtime.
Smith recorded his first shutout of the season Saturday as the Coyotes downed the Stars, 2-0.
Smith (back) allowed three goals on 24 shots in Friday's shootout loss to Dallas, his first game in four contests.
Smith (groin) said he's "ready to go" for Friday's game against the Stars, the Arizona Republic reports.
Smith (groin) is expected to make a start during the home-and-home with Dallas on Friday or Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Smith (lower body) did not start Monday's game against the Predators, the Coyotes' official Twitter page reports.
Smith (lower body) did not practice with the team Sunday, Dave Vest of the team's official site reports.
Coyotes' general manager Don Maloney said Friday that Smith remains day-to-day with a lower body injury, Dave Vest of the team's official site reports.
Smith (lower body) will not play Thursday. Coach Dave Tippett said the injury was "caught very early. Hopefully it's nothing that lingers on too long," the team's official Twitter reports.
Smith left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets during the first period with a lower body injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Smith is set to hit free agency after this season after signing a two-year, $4-million deal in July of 2011, but the goalie isn't worried about getting it done right away, the Arizona Republic reports. "That's something we'll have to think about, but hopefully obviously ownership gets settled and that can look after itself," Smith said. "Just worry about playing games and doing well and whatever happens with contract, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
A possible contract extension for Smith is still on hold, waiting for the Coyotes' ownership situation to resolve, the Arizona Republic reports.
The Coyotes re-signed goalie coach Sean Burke to a multiyear extension Tuesday, which was the first step to retaining Smith on a long-term deal, the Arizona Republic reports.
Smith, who just finished the first of a two-year, $4 million deal, ended the season with a 2.21 GAA and .930 save percentage. He bested his previous career-bests in games played (67), wins (38), GAA, saves (1922), save percentage and shut-outs (8).
Smith was as solid as he has been throughout the playoffs and season as a whole, making 36 saves en route to a 2-0 season-saving win over the Kings on Sunday.
Smith didn't have a bad game Thursday -- he stopped 26 of 28 shots -- but the 'Yotes only put one home on Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, sending Phoenix to a 3-0 series deficit in the Western Conference Finals.
Smith made 32 saves on 33 shots in Sunday's Game 5 against Nashville, getting the win and helping to eliminate the Predators.
Smith stopped all 25 shots he faced as Phoenix shut down Nashville 1-0 Friday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Smith starred again in Saturday's Game 5 in Phoenix, stopping 36 shots, but the Coyotes fell in overtime, 2-1.
Smith helped stake the Coyotes to a 3-1 series lead over the Blackhawks Thursday with a 30-for-32 performance.
Smith (head) led the Coyotes out to the ice for warmups before Tuesday's Game 3 against Chicago, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Smith was able to complete Saturday's Game 2 against Chicago after being blasted from behind by the Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw. After the game, he told The Chicago Tribune that he was "100 percent." He stopped 46 shots, but Chicago managed to post an overtime tally to even the series at a game each.
Smith took a shoulder to the jaw on an ugly hit behind the net in the second period of Saturday's game. He was on the ice, clutching his neck, for almost five minutes but was able to continue.
Smith made 43 saves on 45 shots through regulation and overtime Thursday and got an OT goal from Martin Hanzal to take home the Game 1 win over Chicago.
Smith stopped 23 of 24 shots he faced as the Coyotes won their first ever Pacific Division title with a 4-1 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
Smith saw his shutout streak end at 234:25, allowing one goal on 32 shots in a 4-1 win against the Blues on Friday.
Smith stopped all 54 shots he faced Tuesday night as the Coyotes defeated the Blue Jackets, 2-0.
Smith stood on his head Thursday against the Sharks, stopping all 38 shots for his sixth shutout of the year.
Smith will start Sunday against the Blues, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Smith stopped 30 of 33 shots Tuesday against Dallas, but was stuck with a shootout loss after Mike Rebeiro beat him in the skills competition.
Smith turned aside 36 of the 38 shots he faced in picking up a shootout win against Edmonton on Sunday.
Smith righted the teetering Phoenix ship with a 42-save shutout performance against San Jose in Glendale on Saturday night.
Smith lost his third-straight game on Monday, allowing two goals on 28 shots against Pittsburgh.
Smith lost his first outing of the new month after an undefeated February, dropping a 4-2 (including an empty-netter) decision to Calgary on Thursday.
Smith and the Coyotes sealed an 11-0-1 February with a 2-1 win over the Canucks in a shootout Tuesday night. Jason LaBarbera took the team's only loss in a six-round shootout in Vancouver earlier in the month.
Smith stopped 21 of 22 shots Saturday to record his 10th win on the season. Smith has given up just 15 goals over his win streak.
For the second straight game, the Coyotes found themselves in an early hole, down 2-0 at the first intermission, but battled back to seal a 4-3 shootout win. Smith made 21 saves on 24 shots in 65 minutes of play, and did not allow a goal in the shootout.
Smith allowed four goals on 29 shots and took a 3-0 deficit into the first intermission, but the Coyotes battled back for a 5-4 shootout win over the Kings.
Smith stopped all 28 shots he faced against the Kings on Thursday night to win for his sixth consecutive win.
Smith will get the night off Monday as the Coyotes take on the Canucks, Todd Waslh of FSN Arizona reports.
Smith earned first-star honors in Saturday's contest against the Blackhawks with a flawless effort, turning aside all 38 shots he saw to claim a 3-0 win.
Smith put a stop to 23 of 24 shots Thursday against Calgary for his fourth straight win -- with a little help from Shane Doan's overtime game-winner.
Just 24 hours after beating Detroit, Smith stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Coyotes downed the Stars 4-1 in Dallas on Tuesday.
Smith is the likely starter when the Coyotes meet the Ducks on Tuesday night, the team's official Twitter reports.
Smith will be in net when the Coyotes take on the Senators Tuesday, according to the Coyotes' Official Website.
Smith will make the start in net for the Coyotes Thursday against the Red Wings, according to the Coyotes' Official Website.
Smith made 40 saves Thursday against the Red Wings, but for the second straight game, he lost in the shootout, this time by a score of 3-2.
Smith stopped 31 of 32 shots Tuesday against the Rangers, but allowed two successful shootout attempts to Henrik Lundqvist's one, sending him to his third loss in four games.
Smith (groin) game up three goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Blues. He felt comfortable in his first game back after missing six games, the Associated Press reports.
Smith, who last played December 20 due to a groin injury, has been activated from the IR, the Coyotes' official site reports.
Smith (groin) has returned to the ice to practice for the past couple of days, the Arizona Republic reports.
The Coyotes have put Smith on injured reserve with a strained groin, the Associated Press reports.
Smith gave up the game-winning goal to the Rangers' Brad Richards as time expired in Saturday's 3-2 loss.
Smith had a relatively easy time in goal Thursday against Edmonton, facing just 20 shots and stopping 18 of them in a 4-2 win.
Smith will start on Wednesday when the Coyotes takes on the Ducks, according to the Coyotes' Official Website.
Smith will start Saturday's game against the Wild, according to the Coyotes' official website.
Smith was pulled just two-thirds of the way through the first period Thursday after allowing four goals on 11 shots to the Red Wings.
Smith will be in between the pipes for the Coyotes Thursday against the Red Wings, according to the Coyotes' Official Website.
Smith is expected to start in goal Saturday against the Flyers, according to the Coyotes' official site.
Smith came 42.9 seconds short of posting back-to-back shutouts Tuesday night, instead giving up one goal on 25 shots.
Smith will start in net for the Coyotes on Tuesday night, according to the Coyotes' Official Website.
Smith will be in net when the Coyotes take on the Canucks Friday, according to the Coyotes' Official Website.
Smith allowed two goals on 21 shots, including one score late in the third period, as the Coyotes downed the Ducks, 4-2.
Smith made 40 saves Thursday against the Flyers, but allowed Matt Read's tiebreaking goal with 19 seconds remaining in regulation to take a 2-1 loss.
Smith stopped 35 of 37 shots and both shootout attempts he faced in Tuesday's win over Toronto.
Smith made sure of first-star honors by blanking the streaking Sharks on Saturday, 3-0. He turned aside 31 shots to claim his seventh win of the season.
Smith has been confirmed as the starter for Saturday night's tilt against the Sharks, the Coyote's official site reports.