Mike Smith Back Early

Standard Spin: Mike Smith (PHX - G) wasn't expected back to action for another week, but he appeared between the pipes for the Coyotes on Tuesday, although Phoenix lost the game 4-1 to the Blues.  He had missed 6 games.  Mike Smith has become somewhat of a fantasy sensation this year.  After pedestrian numbers in Tampa Bay, he was not expected to do much when he came in to replace Ilya Bryzgalov in Phoenix, but instead he has backstopped the Coyotes - and fantasy GMs willing to take a shot on him - to a decent start in net. (Jan.4)