The Arizona Coyotes have revealed that forward Vinnie Hinostroza will be out for weeks and will be placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, according to The Athletic’s Catherine Silverman. That’s another tough injury for a team fighting to move up in the Pacific Division standings after placing Michael Grabner and goaltender Antti Raanta on IR within the last week as well.
While nothing has been confirmed, it’s likely the injury occurred on Thursday in the Coyotes’ loss to Washington as Hinostroza played just 6:53 of ice time and reportedly had been limping off the ice at one point in the game. The team recalled Michael Bunting from Tucson of the AHL this morning and the team would likely replace Hinostroza or Conor Garland in the lineup.
Hinostroza came aboard during the offseason in one of the many trades Arizona has made with the Chicago Blackhawks recently in which the Coyotes acquired Hinostroza in the Marian Hossa trade in July. The 24-year-old has been solid for Arizona as he ranks as the team’s fourth-best scorer as he has posted four goals and 12 points in 27 games.