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Coyotes' pending UFA Gostisbehere (UBI) out 4-6 weeks

Shayne Gostisbehere Arizona Coyotes Shayne Gostisbehere - The Canadian Press

Arizona Coyotes defenceman Shayne Gostisbehere will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks due to an upper-body injury, the team announced on Thursday. 

A pending unrestricted free agent, Gostisbehere could return just ahead of the NHL's March 3 trade deadline. He carries a cap hit of $4.5 million in the last of a six-year contract signed with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2017.

Gostisbehere suffered the injury on Tuesday, in the Coyotes' game against the Anaheim Ducks. 

In 48 games this season, the 29-year-old has nine goals and 29 points. 

Originally drafted in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, he earned All-Rookie Team honours in 2015-16 with Philadelphia and played seven seasons there before joining the Coyotes a year ago. 

In 511 career NHL games, the Pembroke Pines, FL native has 83 goals and 299 points.