Coyotes’ Darcy Kuemper day-to-day with lower-body injury

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) reaches out to make a glove save on a shot as Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper suffered a setback during the team’s morning skate and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, the team announced on Monday.

Kuemper was expected to make his return to the lineup after suffering a lower-body injury on Dec. 19.

Antti Raanta will get the start in goal as he returns from his own lower-body injury while Adin Hill will be available as the backup.

Defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson remains a game-time decision and a call on his availability will be made after warm-up according to head coach Rick Tocchet.

During the 20 games Kuemper has been sidelined, the Coyotes have gone 7-10-3, falling out of the Western Conference playoff race as they sit three points out of the final wild-card spot.

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