Despite posting a 21-12-3 record, the Phoenix Coyotes have been short-handed throughout the season. Kurt Sauer, 28, has battled injuries throughout his eight seasons in the NHL. Sauer has only appeared in one game this season due to an injury he sustained while playing with the Colorado Avalanche two years ago. While Sauer has been sidelined, the Coyotes have become dominant without him. The question is when Sauer returns, will the Coyotes even need him? The Coyotes have quietly become one of the best defensive teams in the NHL this season without Sauer. Sauer who signed a four-year contract with the Coyotes back in 2008 has become a forgotten commodity while the Coyotes have succeeded without him. Sauer is expected to return either just before or after the Olympic break. SauerÆs return t ...
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