Arizona Coyotes announce roster ahead of season opener
The Arizona Coyotes announced Tuesday which players will be on their active roster when the season begins Thursday and they take on the Stars in Dallas.
There are 23 players on the roster, of course, but four players open the season on injured reserve: Josh Archibald, Jakob Chychrun, Alex Galenyuk and Christian Dvorak.
Chychrun skated with the Coyotes in practice on Tuesday for the first time, but needs more time practicing before he can see time in a live game. The others are still nursing their injuries, and a timetable for their respective returns has not been made immediately clear.
Here’s who made the squad to start the year:
Perhaps the biggest surprise to make the roster was Hayton. It became known Monday that Hayton, the team’s first-round draft pick this year, had cracked the opening night roster. It likely helped the 18-year-old that Galcheynuk and Dvorak are injured, creating a need for players at that position.
After the Coyotes play their first game of the year on Thursday, they’ll travel back to Arizona for their home opener against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.