Derek Morris D PHO 9 Months

The Coyotes don't plan to re-sign pending unrestricted free agent Derek Morris.

That shouldn't come as a surprise, as the team has been trumpeting elevated roles for Connor Murphy and Brandon Gormley next season. The veteran defenseman produced 17 points and averaged 19:26 of ice time per game in 2013-14.

Derek Morris D PHO Dec 09 '79

Derek Morris returned to action on Thursday February 27.

Derek Morris D PHO Nov 19 '79

Derek Morris will not play Saturday night in Dallas because of an upper-body injury.

He didn't travel with the team after he was injured in the first period against Chicago.

Derek Morris D PHO Sep 29 '79

Derek Morris (personal) will get back into Phoenix's lineup on Thursday night.

He hasn't played since Dec. 4 because of a family matter. Morris has 13 points, 41 hits and a plus-4 rating in 21 games this season.

Derek Morris D PHO Sep 20 '79

Derek Morris (personal) hasn't rejoined the Phoenix Coyotes yet.

Morris will miss his second straight game on Tuesday as a result. He has four goals and 13 points in 21 contests in 2013-14.

Derek Morris D PHO Sep 17 '79

Derek Morris missed Friday's game due to a family matter.

Morris is having a surprisingly good season with four goals and 13 points in 21 games after picking up only 11 points in 39 games last season. Consider him day-to-day but he could return for the Coyotes next game as they do not play again until Tuesday.

Derek Morris D PHO Sep 01 '79

Derek Morris (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve.

He hasn't played since Nov. 5, but he appears ready to return on Thursday when the Coyotes host Colorado. Morris had been filling several categories prior to getting hurt with 10 points, 28 hits, 15 blocks and 18 shots in 14 games.

Derek Morris D PHO Aug 23 '79

The Phoenix Coyotes have placed Derek Morris on the injured reserve list.

There was initially some hope that Morris would play on Tuesday, but that won't happen now. At the same time, this move is presumably retroactive Nov. 5, so Morris will be eligible to return on Thursday.

Derek Morris D PHO Aug 23 '79

Derek Morris (lower body) is questionable for Tuesday's game.

That being said, Morris didn't take part in Monday's practice. He has missed two games due to the ailment.

Derek Morris D PHO Aug 21 '79

Derek Morris (lower body) sat out Saturday's game.

Morris was a game-time decision and along with Radim Vrbata (lower body), the duo sat in the press box. Coach Dave Tippett hopes that both players will be available this week. Stay tuned.