As per an Arizona newspaper a little hope for Smith owners:
oalie Mike Smith left the ice during a TV timeout with nine minutes remaining in the first period with a lower-body injury. He did not return and is day-to-day.
Smith will travel to San Jose, where the Coyotes will play tonight, but goalie Chad Johnson is expected to be an emergency call-up from the American Hockey League.
The Coyotes don’t think Smith’s injury is long-term.
“Trainer came to me after warm-up (and) said, “Smitty’s a little tight. You might want to keep an eye on him,’” coach Dave Tippett said. “And then a little tight turned into can’t play.”