Mike Smith G PHO 8 Days

Smith will man the cage for the Coyotes in Thursday's game against the Rangers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Smith has lost his last six starts while conceding at least three goals in four of those outings. Needless to say, he doesn't make for a strong starting option against a Rangers attack that's averaging 3.10 goals per game, good for third in the league.

Mike Smith G PHO 9 Days

Smith allowed five goals on 39 shots Wednesday in a 5-1 blowout at the hands of the Islanders.

After several strong performances earlier in February, Smith has struggled recently allowing more than three goals in four of his last five starts with two five goal performances in that stretch. He is playing behind a leaky defense and until he or the team improves he can't be in your lineup.

Mike Smith G PHO 10 Days

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

Smith will try to help the Coyotes' end a six-game slide on Tuesday, but he'll have his work cut out for him up against an Isles' squad that is tied for second in the Eastern Conference with 80 points to date.

Mike Smith G PHO 10 Days

Smith surrendered two goals on 27 shots in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Devils.

It's the fifth straight loss for Smith and seventh in his last eight starts. The good news is that his own performance was better on Monday as he had allowed 11 goals in his last three, but his overall numbers aren't getting any better as he's 10-27-5 with a 3.23 GAA and .896 save percentage. Smith should receive nearly every start the rest of the way, but he'll make for a risky fantasy play nonetheless.

Mike Smith G PHO 11 Days

Smith is slated to start Monday's game against New Jersey, NHL.com's Mike Morreale reports.

Smith, who has allowed 11 goals over his last three starts, will look to snap a four-game losing streak Monday against a New Jersey team that has earned three straight wins.

Mike Smith G PHO 12 Days

Smith gave up three goals on 26 shots in Saturday's loss to the Lightning.It was the third straight loss for Smith, who has given up at least three goals in each of his last three starts. While he had been playing better of late, Smith's lackluster .895 save percentage and 3.26 GAA on the season are quite the letdown. He plays a lot of games, but has just 10 wins, something that will happen when you're the goaltender for the offensively challenged Coyotes.

Mike Smith G PHO 13 Days

Smith (illness) will start Saturday against the Lightning, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.After sitting Monday with an illness, Smith will return Saturday, as expected, to oppose Tampa's Ben Bishop. The matchup is certainly tough but Smith has played well in seven February outings to this point, posting a 2.26 GAA and .930 save percentage.

Mike Smith G PHO 13 Days

Smith (illness) is expected to start the next few games, Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic reports.Smith missed Monday's game against the Avalanche, but he's apparently expected to start the next stretch of games, starting with Saturday's contest against Tampa Bay. It's a tough part of the schedule, with Saturday's matchup followed by games against the Devils (Mon.), Islanders (Tue.), Rangers (Thurs.) and Bruins (Sat.)

Mike Smith G PHO 18 Days

Smith is dealing with an illness and will not get the start on Monday against the Avalanche, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.It doesn't seem as though it's a particularly serious ailment as coach Dave Tippett said Smith still could've played, but they'll turn to backup Mike McKenna to air on the side of caution. The Coyotes have the next four days off, so Smith could be back in net for their next game against the Lightning on Saturday.

Mike Smith G PHO 19 Days

Smith let in five goals on 32 shots Saturday in a loss to the Rangers.Smith had been playing well recently, allowing less than three goals in five of his last six game before this one. It has been a disastrous season for Smith and despite being better lately he will face some tough games once the Coyotes start to move their veteran players ahead of the trade deadline.