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Twitter gift: Paul Bissonnette suits up for Coyotes tonight

Phoenix Coyotes v Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 15: A fan displays a poster for one of the NHL’s top tweeters Paul Bissonnette #12 of the Phoenix Coyotes during warmups prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on November 15, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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At some point, my guess is that Paul Bissonnette will parlay his clever Twitter ways into a (hopefully) equally promising broadcasting career - or at least a killer memoir. He’ll probably squeeze out as much of NHL career as he can in the mean time and Dave Vest reports that he’s likely to suit up for the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 3 tonight.

I hesitate to say that he’ll “play” for the Coyotes, because even when he’s in the lineup, he doesn’t get much ice time. He’ll come in handy if the contest gets dirty like it did when things devolved halfway through Game 2. This will be his third playoff game in 2012.

If nothing else, it might give his Twitter output a bump. His latest update came almost exactly a month ago, when he praised the city of Chicago and its “stunning” women.

Marc-Antoine Pouliot is also expected to be back in the lineup thanks to Martin Hanzal’s suspension and the Coyotes greater struggles.