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53 Derek Morris D
Height/Weight: 6-0/215 | Birthdate: 8/24/1978 | Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Team: Arizona Coyotes | College: None | NHL Experience: 15 | Salary: $3,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 25/10 | Average Draft Position: 203.40
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3/27/2014

Derek Morris, D, ARI

Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris A Likely Scratch Thursday

News: Derek Morris looks to be a likely scratch for the second straight game Thursday against the Devils, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Coach Dave Tippett chose to plug Brandon Gormley into his lineup in place of Derek Morris on Tuesday, and seems content to do so again. Gormley offers more offensive potential than Morris, who brings most of his value in the form of hits (91 on the season) and blocked shots (95).

3/14/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Back In Lineup

News: Derek Morris was back in the lineup for Phoenix on Thursday playing 19:15 in a 2-1 loss to Boston. He was minus-1 on the night.
Analysis: Derek Morris had sat out the previous two games in favor of Brandon Gormley. No explanation or word of an injury has been provided for his absence, so it's fair to assume that coach Dave Tippett simply was not happy with Morris' play. Wait to see if he draws in again for Saturday's game against Calgary.

3/12/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Scratched Again

News: Derek Morris was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game Tuesday.
Analysis: With no reports of an injury it would appear that coach Dave Tippett feels Brandon Gormley gives the club a better chance to win right now. If you would normally use Derek Morris, keep checking for news on his status for Thursday's game against Boston.

3/11/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris A Healthy Scratch

News: Derek Morris was a healthy scratch for Monday's game against Tampa Bay. He was replaced in the lineup by Brandon Gormley.
Analysis: Derek Morris has not recorded a point since January 26 and has zero points and a minus-3 rating since the league resumed play following the Olympics. He is not likely to be out of the Coyotes' lineup for long, but keep an eye on his ice time to determine whether he should be in your lineup.

2/27/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Likely To Play Thursday

News: Derek Morris (upper body) was on the ice for morning skate and appears set to play Thursday against the Jets, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Derek Morris has been practicing without incident for the last few days and looks like he's put the upper-body injury behind him. He has a rather modest 17 points in 45 games on the season, but Morris is more integral to the Coyotes' defensive effort with 72 hits and 82 blocks.

2/24/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Back At Practice

News: Derek Morris (upper body) practiced with the team Monday for the first time since being injured, Dave Vest of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Derek Morris was injured February 7 against the Blackhawks, but was finally able to return to the ice Monday. There's no word yet on his availability for Thursday's game against the Jets, but it looks like there's a good chance he could be in the lineup.

2/22/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Skates On Own Saturday

News: Derek Morris (upper body) skated on his own before Saturday's practice, Sarah McClellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Derek Morris will attempt to do the same Sunday. His presence on the ice amounts to progress in his recovery from the upper-body injury, but he'll probably need to get in a full practice or two before coach Dave Tippett considers using him in his lineup.

2/19/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Still Day-To-Day

News: Coach Dave Tippett said Derek Morris remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: The Coyotes hoped that having the last week and a half off would resolve Derek Morris' injury woes, but the ailment prevented him from practicing Wednesday. On a positive note, Tippett said that he expects to see him on the ice within the next few days. We'll wait and see if that comes to fruition.

2/7/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Out Saturday

News: Derek Morris (upper body) will not travel with the team to Dallas for Saturday's game against the Stars.
Analysis: While head coach Dave Tippett did not provide much in terms of details regarding Derek Morris' injury, it's clear that he won't be playing in the Coyotes' final game before the Olympic break.

2/7/2014

Derek Morris, D, ARI

Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Out With Upper-Body Injury

News: Derek Morris left Friday's game with an upper-body injury and will not return.
Analysis: Details may become available after Friday's game, but the team's announcement quickly ended any hope of a return to action for the veteran blueliner.

1/25/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Tallies First Point In 2014

News: Derek Morris scored his fifth goal of the season during Friday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: The goal was Derek Morris' first point in the new year and first goal in 27 games. The 35-year-old defenseman isn't exactly known for his scoring touch, but one point in 12 games is a slow month even for him.

1/19/2014

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Cold In 2014

News: Derek Morris, who has yet to register a point in 2014, was plus-1 and blocked six shots while registering two hits in just under 20 minutes of ice time Saturday.
Analysis: Derek Morris got off to a hot scoring start this season and had 15 points in 27 games at the end of 2013. His pointless streak stands at nine games.

12/22/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Picks Up Assist In Win

News: Derek Morris picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Ottawa. He added five shots, three blocked shots, four hits and was plus-1.
Analysis: Derek Morris has played two outstanding all around games since his return to the lineup, bringing a notable physical presence to the Coyotes' lineup. He has been very good this season when he has been able to suit up.

12/20/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Returns With Strong Game

News: Derek Morris played over 26 minutes in his return to the lineup Thursday in a loss to the Leafs. Despite not scoring, he had six shots, four hits, and three blocked shots.
Analysis: Derek Morris missed the previous five games dealing with a personal matter. He has been productive this year when he has been in the lineup with 13 points and a plus-4 rating in 22 games.

12/19/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Will Play Thursday

News: Derek Morris (personal) will be available Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Derek Morris had sat out the team's previous four games after tending to a personal matter. His return comes at a convenient time in light of the news that Zbynek Michalek will be out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

12/16/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris LIkely Out Tuesday

News: Derek Morris (personal) is not expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Derek Morris is expected to take the ice on the road trip, but it seems he will still need some more practice time before playing in a game. Expect him to return later in the week, which could possibly be Thursday against the Maple Leafs.

12/14/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Rejoins Team

News: Derek Morris (personal) rejoined the Coyotes on Saturday.
Analysis: Although he'll be back for the first time in three games, Derek Morris won't play Saturday vs. the Hurricanes after he remained off the ice for over a week. Look for him to reenter the lineup next week after he's gotten a couple of skates under his belt.

12/14/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Out Saturday

News: Derek Morris (personal) will miss Saturday's game against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Derek Morris is still tending to a personal matter and will now have missed three games because of it. There is no word on when exactly he will return to the team so consider him day-to-day.

12/12/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Could Return Friday

News: Derek Morris (personal) could return to the Coyotes lineup Friday, according to head coach Dave Tippett.
Analysis: Derek Morris has missed the Coyotes' last two games while dealing with a personal matter. He has been quite productive this season when he has played (13 points in 21 games), so his return will help both his fantasy owners and the Coyotes.

12/9/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Remains Out.

News: Derek Morris (personal) will miss Tuesday's game against the Avalanche.
Analysis: Derek Morris missed Friday's game to attend to a family issue. Until further notice, he can be considered day-to-day beyond Tuesday.

12/7/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Misses Friday's Game

News: Derek Morris missed Friday's game to attend to a family matter.
Analysis: Derek Morris has been very good this year when he has been on the ice with 13 points and a plus-4 rating in 21 games. Stay tuned for further news on his return to the team.

11/27/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Picks Up Two Assists

News: Derek Morris picked up two assists in Wednesday's win over the Wild, including one on the power play. He was plus-2.
Analysis: Derek Morris has been very effective when he has been on the ice with 13 points in 18 games on the season.

11/24/2013

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Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris Grabs Assist

News: Derek Morris picked up an assist, his seventh, Saturday in a loss to Anaheim.
Analysis: Derek Morris has missed a few games this year, but when he is on the ice he has been very effective with 11 points in 16 games.

11/22/2013

Derek Morris, D, ARI

Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris To Return Thursday

News: As expected, Derek Morris (lower body) will return from IR to play Thursday against the Avalanche, Todd Walsh of FOX Sports Arizona reports.
Analysis: His return will help bolster a defensive unit that will be without Zbynek Michalek on the top pairing Thursday night. It's possible Derek Morris enters the lineup as a direct replacement for Michalek, working in conjunction with Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

11/20/2013

Derek Morris, D, ARI

Derek Morris

Coyotes' Morris To Return Thursday

News: Coach Dave Tippett expects Derek Morris (lower body) to return from IR on Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Derek Morris was skating with the team Tuesday and should be formally activated in advance of Thursday's game against the Avalanche. The defenseman has missed seven games due to injury this season, but has been productive when healthy, delivering 10 points and a minus-2 rating in the 14 contests he's suited up for.