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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.

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Smith will be in the net Saturday against the Wild, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

The Wild ended a long losing streak Thursday by exploding for seven goals against the Sabres, and it's not difficult to envision Smith have similar troubling containing Minnesota. Smith has surrendered eight combined goals over his last two turns, which has become the norm for the goalie at this point. Smith's horrid 3.51 GAA and .885 save percentage have yielded a 7-18-2 record across 28 appearances this season, making it hard to extract fantasy value from him.

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Smith, back in the full-time starting role for Arizona following the Devan Dubnyk trade, allowed three goals on 24 shots in Thursday's loss to the Flames.

It's just another bad outing and another loss for Smith. Coyotes GM Don Maloney said after trading Dubnyk to the Wild that this deal will allow Smith to take over a full-time role in goal, as if that's a good thing. He's won just three times in his last 18 appearances (17 starts) and has posted a save percentage over .900 only five times in that span. In truth, the trade seems to indicate that the Coyotes are tanking for a better draft pick more than anything else.

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Smith will start Thursday's game against the Flames.

With Devan Dubnyk having been traded to the Wild, Michael Lee is slated to serve as Smith's backup on Thursday. Per GM Don Maloney, one of the Coyotes' motivations for dealing Dubnyk was to reinforce the franchise's commitment to Smith as the team's No. 1 goalie. According to Maloney, the trade will "put Smith back in our net on a permanent basis to get him back to the level we know he can play at. We believe in Mike."

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Smith, who was coming off his best performance in over a month, struggled in a 5-1 loss to Ottawa on Saturday night. He made 28 saves.

The Yotes took a lead and he gave up five straight goals. He is mired in his worst statistical season of his career and should be counted on only in sheer desperation. Yes, it has gotten that bad.

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Smith will start his fourth straight game Saturday against Ottawa, reports Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona.

Smith is coming of his best performance more than a month after yielding just one goal on 35 shots against Winnipeg on Thursday. His 88.6% save percentage and 3.46 goals against on the year are awful, but with the Coyotes out of the playoff picture they can afford to see if he figured something out in his last start.

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Smith bounced back from Tuesday's six-goal disaster with a 34-save performance in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Jets.

This has been the essential enigma of Smith, who's made a habit of following surprisingly competent outings with painfully terrible ones. In that light, it's hard to recommend him as a fantasy play in most formats.

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Smith will receive the start in goal Thursday against the Jets.

Smith was dump-trucked for six goals in Tuesday's blanking at the hands of the Blues, but it won't prevent coach Dave Tippett from desperately standing by his franchise netminder, who has looked anything but the part this season. Incidentally enough, Smith's struggles really began in the opener against Winnipeg, who also overwhelmed him for six goals. Smith can't be counted on to come through with a strong performance in the rematch.

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Smith was tagged for six goals on 39 shots in Tuesday's shutout loss to the Blues.

Just another terrible outing for Smith -- his seventh consecutive appearance with a save mark under .900. While he turns in the (very) occasional solid start, Smith is essentially unplayable for fantasy purposes with how bad he's been this year. He's allowed 18 goals in his last four starts, and there's no sign of things getting better.