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Doan (illness) is out ‘for the foreseeable future’

Dec 12, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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What exactly is wrong with Coyotes captain Shane Doan? That’s the question hockey fans are wondering these days in Phoenix.

For now, all we know is he’s out with an illness and there’s no timetable for his return.

“He’s still under the weather and he’s still not going to be available for the foreseeable future,” Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said, per “He’s still getting some tests done, so hopefully it’s not long, long-term.”

Doan, 37, has missed the Coyotes’ last two games. The team’s leading goal-scorer (12), his absence is obviously a big one.

Phoenix hosts the Islanders tonight.

  1. clayman61 - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    I hope this is only a flu bug and nothing more serious.. Get well Doaner!

    • skr213 - Dec 12, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      They would never say he was out “for the foreseeable future” if it was just the flu. C’mon, think.

  2. ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    ugh. “He’s still getting some tests done, so hopefully it’s not long, long-term.” that concern anybody else?

    • stonebullet - Dec 12, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      Really sucks. Hope it’s not a pneumonia type of situation.

      • jpelle82 - Dec 12, 2013 at 4:54 PM

        pneumonia wasnt even on my list of fears, that would be a lot better than what i was thinking (cancer). only 37 yrs old, spending most of his time in dry sunny arizona and on top of him being pretty active, i would think that would be highly unlikely to be pnuemonia. apparently they are doing blood tests and he’s in some pain. could be staph infection MRSA.

    • themohel - Dec 12, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      How about Valley Fever? My fear is a cancer. Best of luck to him.

  3. penvik - Dec 12, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Yes, this is very concerning. He’s sick and it’s not the flu and he’s out for the foreseeable future!

  4. mydadyourmom - Dec 12, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Cancer? Pneumonia? Maybe I guess but sure sounds like a good old fashioned concussion.

  5. killerpgh - Dec 12, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Mono? Used to see a fair amount of that run though teams back when I played with the sharing of water bottles and all that stuff. Hopefully it’s nothing major. I always like Doan and his style of play.

    On a completely over the edge thinking. I have been wondering this for a few year ever since the summer we lost Boogaard, Rypien. Everyone always says 35+ contract don’t come off the books. Doan now has a the rest of this year plus 2 more for the Coyotes. If he died would the Coyotes still be stuck with his cap hit? Can you put a dead guy on the LTIR?

  6. muckleflugga - Dec 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    how about taking one in the old roscoes from an unruly stud during an attempted breeding hookup…

    the man owns a fine string of quarter horses, anything’s possible since we’re speculating

  7. muckleflugga - Dec 12, 2013 at 6:34 PM


    i think the term term implies a period of time with a beginning and subsequent terminus wherein the term will terminate; someone gone terminal or already terminated can’t be included because we in this temporal realm believe an after-life if it exists, has neither beginning nor end, existing on a continuum that like time and space, cannot terminate without a term to define a preordained terminus

    to quote gertrude stein, heir to the fabulous beer fortune, term is a term is a term is a term

  8. lakingsfanatic - Dec 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Don’t like him at all as a player but here’s hoping that it is nothing serious.
    He deserves to play out his years in Phoenix and fade away like their playoff hopes

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