Antti Raanta day-to-day as Coyotes recall G Ivan Prosvetov

Sep 26, 2019, 10:24 AM
Goaltender Antti Raanta #32 of the Arizona Coyotes in action during the NHL game against the Ottawa...
Goaltender Antti Raanta #32 of the Arizona Coyotes in action during the NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Gila River Arena on October 30, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Senators 5-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes recalled goaltender Ivan Prosvetov on Thursday, and the Coyotes announced shortly thereafter that goalie Antti Raanta is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

The news comes following back-to-back seasons in which Raanta dealt with injury issues in his first two years with the Coyotes. The 2017-18 season was the first time in Raanta’s career that he was tasked with starting goaltender duties, and since then, he’s struggled to stay entirely healthy.

He returned to action this preseason and played in one of last Tuesday’s split-squad games against the Los Angeles Kings.

Prosvetov, a goaltending prospect in the Coyotes organization, was sent to AHL Tucson on Sunday in a series of roster cuts, but now finds him back with the NHL squad.

Coyotes goaltending coach Corey Schwab told 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station this month that Raanta has done all that the team has asked of him when it comes to physical preparation and maintenance.

“He’s come in, each year he’s in better shape than he was the year before, each year he’s put on muscle and he’s stronger, adjusted his training and his eating habits, everything about that,” Schwab said. “He’s done what we’ve asked.

“I think looking at last year, freak accident. How do you know? How do you know you’re going to end up in a certain position? And knees are tricky things. It’s not anything he could’ve done to prevent that. Time will tell as far as where he’s at.”

The Coyotes have two more preseason games before starting the regular season on Oct. 3 at the Anaheim Ducks.

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