Ballard out with bone fracture; Coyotes recall Yandle

Updated: October 10, 2006, 8:19 PM ET
Associated Press


GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rookie defenseman Keith Yandle was recalled Tuesday by the Phoenix Coyotes from their AHL affiliate in San Antonio to replace injured Keith Ballard.

The team announced Ballard will be sidelined for up to five weeks after fracturing a bone in his hand during Monday night's 5-1 loss at Columbus.

Ballard, who played all 82 games as a rookie last season for Phoenix, blocked a shot with his right hand in the first period and missed the rest of the game.

He ...

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