Arizona Coyotes Barrett Hayton Out Week-To-Week

Barrett Hayton
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Arizona Coyotes center Barrett Hayton (22) controls the puck during the preseason NHL hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Arizona Coyotes on Sep 18, 2018 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Arizona Coyotes rookie forward and Team Canada captain Barrett Hayton is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

Barrett Hayton Injured

According to the report, Hayton has a Grade 1 AC Separation in his left shoulder. Recall, the injury to Hayton happened in the semifinals against Finland of the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championships. Hayton got locked up with a Finnish player and crashed hard into the boards. He got up favouring his left shoulder and immediately left the game. There was some doubt as to whether or not he could even play in the gold medal game against Team Russia. Hayton worked with the medical staff to make sure he was ready to go for the game. Not only did Hayton play in the gold medal game, eventually went on to score the tying goal for Canada. His heroics will go down in Canadian hockey lore as he led Canada to a 4-3 win over Russia to win the gold medal.

During the tournament, Hayton led all Canadian players with 12 points (six goals and six assists). He was also a member of the first team All-Star as named by the media.

Going Forward

The Coyotes announced on Wednesday, January 8th, the recalling of Hayton back from his loan from Team Canada. Considering that Hayton will be out for a period of time, he has yet to be listed on the active roster. The Coyotes have yet to announce a corresponding roster move, but that is most likely coming within the days as Hayton will go on injured reserve.

The Coyotes have a good young prospect. Hayton saw time with the big club before being loaned to Team Canada. In 14 games with the Coyotes this season, Hayton had four points (one goal and three assists). Being loaned to Team Canada was the best thing for him. Now he will come back with even more confidence and ability in his game. It is unfortunate we will not get to see that for several weeks. However, Hayton, along with the Coyotes, allowed him to put winning a gold medal over making money down the road. That is a decision neither side will regret.

GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 18: Arizona Coyotes center Barrett Hayton (22) controls the puck during the preseason NHL hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Arizona Coyotes on Sep 18, 2018 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Previous articleNHL Code of Conduct: Dawn of a New Era
Next articlePhiladelphia Flyers Shayne Gostisbehere Undergoes Surgery
Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing about the NHL for Last Word on Hockey. His work includes writing about the New Jersey Devils as well as NHL Notebooks for the Metro and Central Division. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey. As one coach put it "he is the student of the game." When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim continues to coach a local high school team. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.