Coach Alvin Gentry named Moore the Pelicans' starting shooting guard to open the season prior to Thursday's 114-111 overtime loss to the Magic in the preseason finale, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Stone (knee) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll make his return to the Coyotes' lineup for Friday's road matchup with the Islanders, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Hoffman has yet to light the lamp in four games to date (three assists), but the winger is confident that it's only a matter of time before the scoring ensues, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports. "I'm just trying to keep a level head, I know the goals are going to come. You don't want to hit the panic button too early. I feel like I'm getting a lot of shots, a lot of chances every game."