Coyotes’ goaltender Antti Raanta dealing with lower-body injury
Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta was scratched from the starting lineup before Saturday afternoon’s loss to the Boston Bruins due to a lower-body injury, Coyotes’ head coach Rick Tocchet said after the game.
Tocchet says Raanta is day-to-day.
“I’m proud of the team and the way we played. It was tough circumstances and we played a good game.”
🗯Coach Tocchet recaps today’s game and provides an update on Raanta and Kuemper: pic.twitter.com/rCTw4yqmdq
— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) February 8, 2020
He was originally in the starting lineup posted by the Coyotes’ Twitter account, but was later updated to say Adin Hill would start in goal.
Raanta allowed four goals in the loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 6 after shutting out the Edmonton Oilers in a win on Feb. 4.
The 30-year-old has played in 26 games so far this season and holds a .915 save percentage.
While Raanta is day to day, Tocchet said goaltender Darcy Kuemper is expected to practice on Sunday with the Coyotes in Montreal.
Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said that Darcy Kuemper is expected to practice tomorrow with the team in Montreal. If he feels good afterward, they are hoping for some good news. In other words, there is a chance he could play against the Canadiens.
— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) February 8, 2020
He is recovering from a lower body injury and hasn’t played since Dec. 19.
Hill, 23, started his seventh game in net and played in his 11th game overall.
He allowed three goals in a 3-2 loss to the Bruins.