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Smith will be in the net for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Smith has shown signs of improvement of late, but it still hasn't been enough for him to break his losing streak, which is now at six games. The sagging Leafs, losers of seven straight in their own right, could provide a soft landing spot for Smith, who needs the confidence boost perhaps more than any goalie out there. Smith's 7-20-4 record, 3.49 GAA, and .889 save percentage over 32 games this season rarely makes him playable at this point.

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Smith stopped 39 of 42, but absorbed a 4-3 shootout loss Tuesday in Philadelphia.

A strong outing for Smith, but it still goes down as his sixth consecutive losing effort. Still, he's posted save marks of .900 or better in three of the last four games, so he's got something to build on.

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Smith has been confirmed as the starter in goal for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Smith will man the net for the Coyotes, while Ray Emery assumes the opposite crease for the Flyers. It's the first game of a five-city eastern road trip for the Coyotes, who actually sports a near-.500 record against the other conference (5-6-1) this season. The next week might present a rare opportunity to pick up wins for Smith, whose record sits at just 7-20-3 entering the second half.

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Smith is projected to start Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

After trading Devan Dubnyk to the Wild prior to the All-Star break, the Coyotes effectively committed to Smith as their No. 1 goalie for the rest of the season. While his usage should be heavier than most other netminders the rest of the way, it will be hard for fantasy owners to extract much value from Smith while he sits on a sub-.900 save percentage for the season. Ideally, he should be kept out of active lineups until he starts to notice some sustained success.

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Smith made 45 saves Tuesday against the Blackhawks, but also allowed six goals en route to a 6-1 defeat.

On the one hand, it's hard to blame the guy when he gets 51 shots put on him, but on the other hand, Smith has been patently awful this year, so it's not hard to consider this game yet another mark against him. He's 0-4-1 in his last five starts and has now been tagged for four or more goals a ridiculous 13 times in 30 starts. That's how you end up with a 7-20-3 record at the All-Star break.

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Smith is slated to start Tuesday's game against Chicago, Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

Smith owns a 7-19-3 record, with a 3.43 GAA and .887 save percentage to date, so he's obviously a speculative play against the Hawks on Tuesday.

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Smith stopped 27 of 30 shots but allowed the only goal of the shootout of the game in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Jets.

Smith didn't turn in a bad performance, but it'll be his fourth loss in a row and fifth in his last six. On the season the 32-year-old is 7-19-3 with a 3.43 GAA and .887 save percentage, so there isn't really any upside from a fantasy perspective.

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Smith will get the start in goal Sunday against the Jets.

Smith will look to end a three-game losing streak after he allowed two goals in a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. On the season, Smith is just 7-19-2 with a 3.45 GAA and .887 save percentage.

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Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic indicates that Smith is on track to start Sunday's game against the Jets.

Smith, who allowed two goals on 32 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Wild, will look Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak that has dropped his record to 7-19-2.

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Smith surrendered two goals on 32 shots in Saturday's loss to the Wild.

While Smith was great against Devan Dubnyk and the Wild, Smith has now lost three straight games. With a lackluster 7-19-2 record on the season, Smith has been a big fantasy disappointment thus far. Smith is the clear no.1 in Phoenix, but with an NHL-worst 19 losses, there are better options out there. He will see a massive workload, but don't expect good win totals or rate stats.