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Doan (illness), Morris (personal) miss Coyotes’ Friday game

Shane Doan

The Phoenix Coyotes will be without Shane Doan (illness) and Derek Morris (personal reasons) against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. The team considers Doan, 37, to be day-to-day.

Both veteran players have produced at a surprisingly efficient rate this season.

Doan has 12 goals and 23 points in 27 games, producing some of his best work since 2008-09 (when he had 31 goals and 73 points). He’s just four points away from matching the 27 points he generated in 48 games last season.

Morris, 35, has already exceeded the 11 points he scored last season (in 39 games) and in 2011-12 (in 59 contests) as the Coyotes are generating impressive offensive numbers from their defensemen.

The Coyotes have only won twice in their last seven contests, so losing two experienced contributors stings.

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