Phoenix Coyotes Make Preseason Home Debut Wednesday Night

The Phoenix Coyotes will host the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday night at Jobing.com Arena as part of a split squad exhibition game between the two clubs. Half of the Coyotes and Kings will be in Phoenix Wednesday night for the 7 p.m. game, while the other half of each team will be in Los Angeles for a 7:30 p.m. tilt at Staples Center.

The Coyotes are coming off a 7-4 victory in there first preseason game Tuesday night over the Anaheim Ducks. Rookie Andy Miele and newcomer Patrick O'Sullivan led the way offensively for the Coyotes. With center Kyle Turris still without a contract, both Miele and O'Sullivan aren't just battling for a roster spot, but now perhaps for a chance to move into Turris' spot on one of the top two lines.

Wednesday nights game at Jobing.com Arena should feature many of the veteran Coyotes like Captain Shane Doan and star defenseman Keith Yandle. In addition, newcomers like gritty winger Raffi Torres and goaltender Mike Smith are also expected to suit up.

For Los Angeles star center Anze Kopitar and linemates Dustin Penner and Justin Williams will be in Phoenix. Jonathan Bernier will get the start in net for Los Angeles and is scheduled to play the first 2 periods.

Neither game Wednesday night will be televised, but please visit PhoenixCoyotes.com for more information on radio coverage for tonight's game at Jobing.com Arena if you are unable to attend the game.

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