Ed Jovanovski: Coyotes Anticipating His Return

November 22nd, 2009 by Derek Pivko Leave a reply »

What feels like an eternity, has only been two weeks since Ed Jovanovski last played for the Coyotes.

Jovanovski, the first overall pick in the 1994 NHL Draft, has missed seven straight games suffering a lower-body injured against Chicago back on Nov. 5.

Since the lower-body injury, the Coyotes are 3-3-1 without their star defenseman. Jovanovski, a potential Olympian for Team Canada, is listed as questionable when the Coyotes travel to Canada, for the first time this season, to take on the Edmonton Oilers.

Since Jovanovski’s absence, the Coyotes have shaken up their lineup to deal with other injuries. Zbynek Michalek, Matthew Lombardi, and Kurt Sauer, three very important pieces to the Coyotes roster, have dealt with injuries this season.

Following Jovanovski’s absence, one player has emerged as a potential impact player for the Coyotes. Shaun Heska, a fellow Canadian, has played in seven games with the Coyotes since being called up from San Antonio. During his time with the Coyotes he has served as an important member on the i ...

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