Mike Smith placed on injured reserve
Smith is 15-10-3 with a 2.52 goals-against average for the Coyotes, but hasn't played since getting hurt on a non-contact play at Florida last Tuesday.
Backup Jason LaBarbera made his third straight start against the Kings.
Center Martin Hanzal also sat out for the Coyotes with a lower-body injury, missing his first game since Nov. 5. Hanzal is the Coyotes' fifth-leading scorer with five goals and 14 assists.
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