From The Ice

Hanzal injured in Coyotes’ loss to Dallas

(Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

Martin Hanzal extended his point streak to five games with a goal before leaving the Arizona Coyotes’ 4-1 road loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday with an upper-body injury.

Hanzal scored his 13th goal of the season in the opening period to give Arizona the lead but did not return after the first intermission. He recorded two shots and a plus-1 rating while losing five of his seven faceoffs in 5 minutes, 41 seconds of ice time for the Coyotes, who officially were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.

The 29-year-old Hanzal has registered three goals and four assists during his point streak. He has posted career highs of 28 assists and 41 points in 64 games this season.

Selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2005 draft, Hanzal made his NHL debut in 2007-08, recording eight goals and 27 assists in 72 games. He set several more career highs in 2010-11, when he netted 16 tallies – seven on the power play and five to decide a contest.

The 6-foot-6, 226-pound Hanzal has collected 101 goals and 186 assists in 557 regular-season games while notching four tallies and 12 points in 23 playoff contests. A native of Pisek, Czech Republic, he represented his country at the IIHF World Junior Championship and World Championship two times each as well as the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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