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Arizona Coyotes recall Mermis in midst of defensemen injuries

(Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Arizona Coyotes recalled defenseman Dakota Mermis from the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners ahead of Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators.

Defensemen Jakob Chychrun and Alex Goligoski are day-to-day with injuries, which prompted the move.

Mermis was recalled by the Coyotes on Nov. 6 but was sent back to Tucson on Sunday in preparation for Chychrun’s season debut.

In nine games with Tucson this season, the 24-year-old has registered five points and six penalty minutes.

Mermis played nine games with the Coyotes last season.

The Coyotes return home Thursday following a four-game road trip in which they went 1-2-1.

The team will play its next five games at Gila River Arena, where it is 4-3 this season.

Listen to Thursday’s game on ESPN 620 AM.

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