From The Ice

Coyotes lose Michael Stone yet again

21 OCT 2016: Arizona Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone (26) during the second period of the game between the New York Islanders and the Arizona Coyotes played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,NY.(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)
Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire

Neither Michael Stone nor the Arizona Coyotes have been spared by injuries to start this season.

After recently getting Stone back from having his ACL/MCL surgically repaired, the defenseman is once again dealing with another aliment.

Stone, 26, appears to have sustained an injury in last night’s 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

In 20:01 total on ice minutes Stone had 25 shifts that averaged 48 seconds per. He managed to get an assist on Martin Hanzal’s goal go-ahead goal early in the third before leaving the game.

Losing the puck moving defenseman after he has appeared in just four games this season leaves a hole on the Coyotes blue line.

With three points, already to his name and no penalty minutes the Winnipeg native has become a presence on the Coyotes blue line since being drafted by the club in the third round in the 2008 NHL draft.

Last season Stone had 36 points in his 75 games played and was looking to improve upon that performance after coming back from injury.

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