Coyotes Lose Four Players

The Arizona Coyotes have announced that Jakob Chychrun, Scott Wedgewood, Anton Stralman, and Cam Dineen have all entered COVID-19 protocol. Head coach Andre Touringy has as well. 

The Coyotes are scheduled to play their next game on Jan. 12 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Therefore, this certainly isn't good timing and could very well result in it being postponed if more players enter from here. 

Chychrun, the current king of trade rumors, is the best player on the Coyotes. With this, they naturally will miss him in the lineup. It's been a hard year for the 23-year-old, however, as he has two goals, five assists, and a minus-29 rating thus far. He just had a 41-point campaign in 56 games the season before, so we all know he's capable of bouncing back. It's only a matter of time before he does.

After being claimed off waivers from the New Jersey Devils, Wedgewood has gotten into a lot of action with the Coyotes. In 17 appearances with the team, he sports a 4-9-3 record, 3.33 goals-against average, and .894 SV%. He has had some very good moments but has been cooling off as of late. 

The Coyotes acquired Stralman from the Florida Panthers in a cap dump trade during the summer. The 35-year-old defenseman hasn't been too bad in the desert, however, as he has two goals and six points in 29 games. With that, he has a minus-4 rating. 

Dineen is just getting into his first NHL action this season. So far, the 23-year-old hasn't looked too out of place. In 14 contests, he has recorded four assists and carries a minus-5 rating. 

Alas, this isn't the best news for the 7-23-3 Coyotes. They already are dealing with injury trouble, too.

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