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SportsAntti Raanta placed on injured reserve

22:07  08 november  2018
22:07  08 november  2018 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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Coming into the season, one of the trendy dark horse picks for the Vezina Trophy was Antti Raanta . The Arizona Coyotes goaltender had put together an That hasn’t happened so far, as Raanta missed a game after being pulled in warm-up earlier this year and has now been placed on injured reserve

An early-season injury to Antti Raanta factored heavily into the Arizona Coyotes going through the first month of 2017-18 without a single win. Now, a trip to injured reserve doesn’t always mean that a player will miss a lot of time. Rick Tocchet and others seem to label Raanta as day-to-day; while that

Antti Raanta placed on injured reserve© Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the season, one of the trendy dark horse picks for the Vezina Trophy was Antti Raanta. The Arizona Coyotes goaltender had put together an incredible second half in the 2017-18 season to finish with a .930 save percentage, and statistics were being thrown around comparing him to some of the game’s best. Sure, he hadn’t proven it over a long period of time, but what’s fun about predictions if you don’t go out on a ledge?

Even the most ardent Raanta supporters knew that he needed to stay healthy in order to achieve that level of success, something that he hadn’t been able to accomplish since being traded to the desert. The 29-year-old played just 47 games for Arizona last season, a number that was sure to increase if he could stay off the trainer’s table and on the ice. That hasn’t happened so far, as Raanta missed a game after being pulled in warm-up earlier this year and has now been placed on injured reserve as he deals with his latest minor injury. The move was made Wednesday night according to Craig Morgan of The Athletic, and is retroactive to Nov. 6. That means Raanta is ineligible to play until Nov. 13, missing at least three games.

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An early-season injury to Antti Raanta factored heavily into the Arizona Coyotes going through the first month of 2017-18 without a single win. Such a thought must be on the minds of some Coyotes fans and players on Wednesday, as it looks like the talented goalie has been placed on IR.

Raanta (lower body) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to the beginning of his absence and has not been ruled out for Monday's game in Philadelphia, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports. Despite the move to IR, Raanta is actually eligible to return at any point in the near future.

Being held out for a few days isn’t the end of the world, especially because the Coyotes do have a capable backup goaltender in Darcy Kuemper. Arizona though expects to compete for the playoffs this season, and to do that need their star goaltender in net more often than not. No matter how well Kuemper does in relief, Raanta is the biggest key to the season for the Coyotes and will have to be monitored even more closely for the rest of the season. Hunter Miska was recalled from the minor leagues under emergency conditions, but could now be changed to a regular call-up given Raanta’s injury designation.

Flyers' Elliott out about 2 weeks with injury.
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott will miss approximately two weeks with an injury he sustained Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils, the Flyers announced Friday. The club is classifying it as a lower-body ailment. Elliott was injured on Kyle Palmieri's wraparound goal in the third period. The Flyers' goaltenders have been plagued by injuries for much of the early portion of the season, with both Elliott and backup Michal Neuvirth missing time. Elliott started the campaign poorly but had bounced back of late, improving his save percentage to .911 and his goals-against average to 2.59.

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