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SportsAntti Raanta placed on injured reserve

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

Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews placed on IR, out 4 weeks

Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews placed on IR, out 4 weeks Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the next four weeks with a left shoulder injury. 

Antti Raanta (born 12 May 1989) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally signed by the Chicago Blackhawks as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and was a part of their Stanley Cup winning team in

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

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.

Coyotes surging behind massive scoring flurry

Coyotes surging behind massive scoring flurry GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes lost four of their first five games, three by shutout. Another lost season in the desert apparently on the way. The thing about those early games, though, is they were close, unlike the start of last season. The Coyotes played well, just couldn't seem to catch the right break or get pucks to find the net. Once the pucks started going in, the Coyotes couldn't seem to miss. Behind a scoring flurry that would have been unthinkable on previous teams, Arizona is off to its best 11-game start (6-5-0) since 2013-14. "I really like all our games; we played well in all of them, we competed well," Coyotes forward Derek Stepan said.

Antti Raanta Bio. One of a long line of Finnish goaltenders to make their mark in the NHL, Raanta has a strong attention to detail, sharp focus, a relentless work ethic and great preparation habits. Raanta started the season with Rockford of the American Hockey League before being called up to Chicago.

Raanta (upper body) is listed on injured reserve , per the NHL's official media site. Since this transaction is retroactive to the goalie's last game played -- Nov. 22 against the Sharks -- Raanta will be able to return as soon as he's healthy, which Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said could happen as soon

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.

Predators activate Rinne off IR.
The Nashville Predators have activated goaltender Pekka Rinne off injured reserve, the club announced Wednesday. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner missed five games with an undisclosed ailment after exiting late in the Predators' 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Oct. 19. The veteran netminder who turns 36 years old on Saturday was 3-1-0 with a .929 save percentage, a 2.11 goals-against average, and one shutout in five contests before suffering the injury. The Predators' heir apparent in goal, Juuse Saros, went 3-2-0 with a .917 save percentage across five starts while Rinne was out.

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