Hjalmarsson (lower body) was injured blocking a shot in the first period and will not return to Saturday's game versus the Avalanche, Alexander Kinkopf of the Coyotes' official website reports.
Hjalmarsson was unable to finish the first period, and it was reported he would not return in the second period. The Swedish defender is a shot-blocking machine -- he had 187 in 82 games last season. Ultimately, this injury is a bigger loss on the ice than in fantasy. If Hjalmarsson misses any additional games, Ilya Lyubushkin would likely come into the lineup. Oct 12 10:13 pm (EST)
- Hjalmarsson scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Golden Knights.
- Hjalmarsson (illness) is in the lineup for Saturday night's preseason game against the Ducks.
- Hjalmarsson is currently dealing with an illness, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports. All Niklas Hjalmarsson News
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