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Sport Hjalmarsson set to return to Coyotes' lineup after 43-game absence

19:15  12 january  2020
19:15  12 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Shoulder injury sidelines Penguins' Guentzel for 4-6 months

  Shoulder injury sidelines Penguins' Guentzel for 4-6 months PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins leading scorer Jake Guentzel is out at least four months after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Guentzel injured the shoulder in the third period of a 5-2 victory over Ottawa on Monday night when he slammed into the boards shortly after tapping in his team-high 20th goal of the season. Guentzel slowly made his way to the bench clutching his right arm. Penguins generalThe 25-year-old Guentzel injured the shoulder in the third period of a 5-2 victory over Ottawa on Monday night when he slammed into the boards shortly after tapping in his team-high 20th goal of the season. Guentzel slowly made his way to the bench clutching his right arm.

Niklas Hjalmarsson is likely to return to the Arizona Coyotes lineup before the NHL All-Star break after the defenseman Hjalmarsson was injured blocking a shot against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 12, the Coyotes ' fourth game of the season. Arizona (25-17-4) played at the Carolina Hurricanes

Hjalmarsson , 30, has been a part of the Blackhawks’ core that’s led them to three Stanley Cups since 2010. He also sports a .1 million cap hit through 2019-20, which means he was a prime candidate for the Dauphin has appeared in 32 games with the Coyotes , totaling three goals and four points.

The Arizona Coyotes are about to receive a huge boost to their blue line.

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Niklas Hjalmarsson is set to return to the Coyotes' lineup Sunday against the Pittsburgh Penguins after missing the last 43 games, according to The Athletic's Craig Morgan.

Hjalmarsson has been absent for most of the season after suffering a cracked left fibula in a game on Oct. 12. He managed one goal in four contests before sustaining the injury.

The 32-year-old is in the first season of a two-year, $10-million contract extension he signed with the Coyotes in 2018. Arizona has been battling it out atop the Pacific Division during his absence and has the chance to reclaim first place Sunday.

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