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Mike Ribeiro's first season with the Phoenix Coyotes left plenty to be desired.

Ribeiro had 16 goals and 47 points in 80 games in 2013-14. That's a steep decline after recording 49 points in 48 contests during the shortened season. "I think it was a lot of things," Ribeiro said. "It's not just about hockey but a lot of things. Never having my groove, never found it. It was just a hard season for me. I think it was one of my worst seasons. But . I don't believe it can get worse. That's a positive. Next year I can come here and have a better season."

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Mike Ribeiro has been unable to score in his last 10 games.

He has also been a healthy scratch of late, as coach Dave Tippett is looking for the right mix as the Coyotes are only one point out of a playoff spot despite losing their last four games in a row. "Really, 'Ribs' has to put the work in. That's the bottom line," Tippett said. "Everybody likes to rely on other players around them, but you gotta put the work in yourself first before you start looking at wingers."

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Mike Ribeiro will be a healthy scratch for a second straight game on Thursday.

Joining him in the press box again will be veteran defenseman Derek Morris. "We're trying to win, right, so it's less about who's not in and more about who's in," coach Dave Tippett said. "We're trying to play a certain way, a competitive way, and we've gotta come back with another good effort like we did the other night." Ribeiro has 15 goals and 45 points in 72 games this season.

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Coach Dave Tippett benched Mike Ribeiro on Friday after he took a misconduct for arguing with an official.

Ribeiro was given the 10 minute misconduct at the 16:10 mark of the second period and never saw the ice again, save for him skating across the ice once his misconduct was over. "He's had a couple of situations like that where his emotions have got the better of him," Tippett said. "Those are things we continue to pound away that we've got to take out of our game." Ribeiro has 14 goals and 41 points in 60 games and his misdeeds on Friday jumped his penalty minute count to 44.

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Mike Ribeiro played the Dallas Stars on Tuesday for the first time since they traded him.

Ribeiro was shipped to Washington in the summer of 2012, but because of the lockout, Eastern and Western Conference teams didn't play each other in the shortened regular season. Ribeiro became an unrestricted free agent after one season with the Capitals and signed with Phoenix. It didn't turn out to be a particularly memorable night for him though as he had a minus-two rating in 20:19 minutes of ice time.

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Mike Ribeiro registered a goal and an assist in the Coyotes' 3-1 win over the Penguins on Saturday night.

Ribeiro hasn't adjusted well to playing in Phoenix as he has just 14 goals and 39 points this season, a point pace that would be his worst in seven seasons. The pass-first center has the ability to be close to a point-per game player, so don't give up on him just yet. Radim Vrbata and Zbynek Michalek potted the other goals.

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Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist to help the Coyotes race to a four-goal lead, but they needed 36 saves by Mike Smith to hold off the Edmonton Oilers and leave Rexall Place with a 4-3 victory.

Ribeiro now has 13 goals and 23 assists in 51 games this season. Radim Vrbata, Mikkel Boedker and Derek Morris also scored for the Coyotes.

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Mike Ribeiro potted a power play goal for the Coyotes Monday in a 4-2 loss to Toronto.

The goal was the 12th of the campaign for the former Washington Capital and his 33rd point in 49 contests. Antoine Vermette also found the back of the net in the defeat while Lauri Korpikoski drew assists on both Coyotes' tallies.

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Mike Ribeiro suffered a lower-body injury on Monday.

Ribeiro availability will be determined after the pregame warmups, but Coyotes coach Dave Tippett reportedly likes his chances of playing. Ribeiro has 11 goals and 32 points in 44 games this season.

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Mike Ribeiro scored for the Coyotes in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.

Ribeiro's goal at 19:16 of the third period essentially gave Phoenix a point in this one. Ribeiro has proven to be a solid point producer wherever he plays; he now has 10 goals and 29 points this season. Martin Hanzal had the other goal. Keith Yandle, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Michael Stone had the assists.