ARIZONA COYOTES

Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta starts; Ivan Prosvetov sent to Tucson

Jan 10, 2020, 4:10 PM

Goaltender Antti Raanta #32 of the Arizona Coyotes is introduced to the NHL game against the St. Lo...

Goaltender Antti Raanta #32 of the Arizona Coyotes is introduced to the NHL game against the St. Louis Blues at Gila River Arena on December 31, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes sent goaltender Ivan Prosvetov back to the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) on Friday, coinciding with the welcome news that Antti Raanta would return to game action.

Raanta was expected to start in net for the Coyotes on Friday at the Carolina Hurricanes, a game that marked the second half of a back-to-back. Adin Hill started in net on Thursday at Tampa Bay.

Hill and Prosvetov served as the Coyotes’ two goaltenders while Raanta and Darcy Kuemper, both of whom had lower-body injuries, were sidelined. Kuemper remains on injured reserve, meaning Raanta and Hill are now Arizona’s two active netminders.

Prosvetov did not appear in game action during the time he was with the Coyotes. He only made his pro hockey debut this year, splitting time between the AHL and ECHL. Prior to that, Prosvetov was with the Saginaw Spirit.

The Coyotes drafted Prosvetov in the fourth round (114th overall) in 2018.

Raanta, 30, owns a .921 save percentage this season with a 9-8-2 record. His last outing was on Jan. 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers, but he didn’t came back out for the third period. That was the start of his absence from the lineup due to injury.

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