Martin Hanzal C PHO 3 Days

Hanzal didn't register a point in 18:37 of ice time in his return to the lineup Tuesday, a loss to Colorado. He was minus-1, took four shots, had two PIM, and added two hits.

When he has been on the ice he has performed well with 11 points in 16 games, but injuries have sabotaged Hanzal in the past and has now missed seven games already this year. His health will determine his success the rest of the way.

Martin Hanzal C PHO 3 Days

Hanzal (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Avalanche, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

The lower-body injury forced Hanzal to miss the Coyotes' previous four games. After returning to practice Monday, Hanzal figures to slot back in as the Coyotes' second-line center, a spot where he's performed quite capably this season. He has five goals and 11 points over 15 games.

Martin Hanzal C PHO 5 Days

Hanzal (lower body) won't play Sunday against the Ducks but could return Tuesday, Sarah McLellan of Arizona Republic reports.

Hanzal skated prior to both weekend games, but won't play in either. It appears Tuesday's contest against the Avalanche is a more realistic goal, though that can't be guaranteed either.

Martin Hanzal C PHO 6 Days

Hanzal (lower body) was not on the ice for warmups and will not play Saturday, the Arizona Republic's Sarah McLellan reports.

Hanzal is seemingly close to a return after participating in Saturday's morning skate. He could play Sunday against Anaheim if all goes well.

Martin Hanzal C PHO 6 Days

Hanzal (lower body) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Hanzal took part in the team's morning skate Saturday, so it originally looked like he was going to be able to suit up against the Sharks, but now it looks like he'll have to wait for Sunday's matchup with the Ducks instead.

Martin Hanzal C PHO 6 Days

Hanzal (lower body) was on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Hanzal has missed the previous two games due to injury, denying the Coyotes of one of their more productive (11 points in 15 games) contributors. It's not known if he'll be ready to play Saturday night against the Sharks, but his presence at morning skate seemingly bodes well.

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Hanzal (lower body) will miss his second straight game Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

Hanzal was a surprise scratch Tuesday after he participated in morning skate, but now he will miss a second straight game. Kyle Chipchura is in the lineup centering the team's second line Thursday in his place.

Martin Hanzal C PHO 10 Days

Hanzal will not play Tuesday against the Capitals due to a lower-body injury.

Hanzal's scratch comes as a surprise after he was able to participate in morning skate. It's possible he aggravated a pre-existing injury during the session, but that's just speculation until the Coyotes provide more information on the situation in the coming days. Kyle Chipchura will replace Hanzal in Tuesday's lineup.

Martin Hanzal C PHO 10 Days

Hanzal didn't partake in pregame warmups and looks like he won't play Tuesday against the Capitals, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

There was no indication heading into the contest that Hanzal was at risk of not suiting up, but it appears he might have acquired an injury in Sunday's win over the Oilers. Kyle Chipchura is set to enter the lineup in place of Hanzal. The team figures to provide further information on his condition after the game.

Martin Hanzal C PHO 14 Days

Hanzal sniped a trio of goals for a natural hat trick in Friday's 5-0 stomping of the Canucks.

All of the goals came at even strength, helping the big man to a plus-3 rating on the night. Hanzal's ledger now sits at five goals and six assists in 14 games, good for a pace of 0.79 points per-game -- very solid numbers for a player with a career mark of 0.50 in 470 games. He traditionally runs hot and cold, so you'll want to jump on board now while the getting is good.