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How much can Darcy Kuemper impact Arizona Coyotes' playoff chase?

Darcy Kuemper is back, but will his impact on the Coyotes be great enough to propel them into the playoffs for the first time since 2012?

For starters, it's probably unfair to pin that sort of responsibility on any one player. Still, the Coyotes are in need of a big run in the final weeks of the season if they hope to end the team's playoff drought.

Kuemper was scheduled to make his first start since Dec. 19 on Tuesday against the Florida Panthers at Gila River Arena. That will mean Kuemper, who up until his injury was perhaps the Coyotes' best player, will have missed more than two months of action and more than a quarter of the 2019-20 season.