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Hanzal netted a goal and spent four minutes in the penalty box in Saturday's loss to the Kings.

After witnessing the birth of his child a day earlier, Hanzal didn't join the Coyotes in Los Angeles until Saturday morning, but it didn't seem to affect his performance. The goal was Hanzal's first since Nov. 14 hat trick against the Canucks.

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Hanzal (personal) joined the team in Los Angeles and looks ready to play Saturday against the Kings, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

After Hanzal missed Friday's practice to await the birth of his child, coach Dave Tippett said that the forward would be back in the lineup Saturday if he were able to rejoin the team in time. Assuming Tippett's word still holds, look for Hanzal to center a second line that includes Tobias Rieder and Sam Gagner.

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Hanzal missed Friday's practice to be with his wife, who is expected to give birth to the couple's child, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

It's not clear if he plans on meeting the team in Los Angeles for Saturday's matinee tilt against the Kings. The Coyotes should provide an update on his status prior to the game, but if he remains away from the team, Alexandre Bolduc would likely be called upon to enter the lineup in his place.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.