Player Notes

  • Victor Bartley is a healthy scratch on Thur
    Victor Bartley is a healthy scratch in Nashville's game against Edmonton on Thursday.

    Advice: The 26-year-old has no points in four games this season. He has been a healthy scratch in eight consecutive games.
    Yesterday, 5:48 pm
  • Hillen plays after long stay in press box
    Jack Hillen made his second appearance of the season on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He blocked two shots and had one hit in 12:27 of ice time. Hillen had been a healthy scratch for 19 straight contests. He replaced an injured Mike Green in the lineup. Hillen has earned praise from coach Barry Trotz and from his teammates for having a great attitude during his absence from the lineup.
    Yesterday, 3:48 pm
  • Martin Marincin will be a healthy scratch
    Martin Marincin is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Nashville.

    Advice: The 22-year-old registered one assist and is a minus-4 in 12 games this season. Justin Schultz will also be a healthy scratch for the Oilers.
    Yesterday, 3:37 pm
  • Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) could return Friday
    Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) may be ready to return on Friday night.

    Advice: He was paired with Dan Girardi during Thursday's practice, which bumped John Moore to an extra. McDonagh may be a game-time decision after missing the past 11 games with a separated shoulder.
    Yesterday, 3:28 pm
    Injured Reserve
  • Nolan hopes Tyler Myers returns on Friday
    Tyler Myers received treatment for his lower-body injury, so he didn't practice Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't play Wednesday because of the ailment and coach Ted Nolan is hoping that Myers can play on Friday night. "Today’s a good day to get some medical treatment and cross our fingers he's ready for tomorrow," the Buffalo bench boss said. "We're banking. We're hoping. Right now it's probably 50-50."
    Yesterday, 2:04 pm
  • Zdeno Chara likely to travel with B's on trip
    Zdeno Chara (knee) will likely travel with the Bruins on the team's four-game road trip next week.

    Advice: However, GM Peter Chiarelli isn't sure if Chara will be ready to play at some point during the trip. Having said that, it's a good sign if he does end up accompanying the team.
    Yesterday, 1:50 pm
    Injured Reserve
  • Oscar Klefbom will be in the lineup vs. NSH
    Edmonton will insert Oscar Klefbom into the lineup on Thursday night.

    Advice: "Just some heaviness and some hardness," coach Dallas Eakins said while discussing his expectations from Klefbom. "Oscar competes very, very hard. We need him to keep his puck plays very simple, but he's able to close in our own zone, keep people away from our net and we just need a very simple game from Oscar." He was called up from the minors on Wednesday. Justin Schultz and Martin Marincin will serve as healthy scratches.
    Yesterday, 12:10 pm
  • Justin Schultz will be scratched Thursday
    Justin Schultz will be a healthy scratch Thursday night versus Nashville.

    Advice: "Justin has struggled a little bit as of late, and we felt it was best to hit the reset button," said coach Dallas Eakins. Schultz has recorded four assists in his past six games, but he also has a minus-4 rating during that time and his ice time dropped to 15:13 against Dallas on Tuesday. He made a bad line change that led to a goal by Tyler Seguin in the contest.
    Yesterday, 11:09 am
  • Keith Ballard plays in 600th game
    Keith Ballard played in his 600th career game on Wednesday night versus Los Angeles.

    Advice: It was also his 36th birthday. "His play is one thing, but certainly, his impact has been felt," coach Mike Yeo said. "To hear him talking, to hear him engaged and helping the guys, that's been very valuable." He has one assist and 21 penalty minutes in 10 games this season.
    Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Andre Benoit draws back in with Myers out
    Andre Benoit was back in Buffalo's lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Prior to the match he had been a healthy scratch in seven of the last nine games. He got the chance to play because of an injury to Tyler Myers. Benoit logged 17:49 of ice time and he picked up a minus-1 rating to bring him to minus-13 on the year. To make matters worse, Benoit doesn't have a point in 15 games.
    Yesterday, 6:59 am
  • Jets hope Tobias Enstrom can play Friday
    The Jets hope that Tobias Enstrom will be ready to return from a lower-body injury on Friday.

    Advice: He has sat out two games due to the ailment. Enstrom leads Winnipeg in average ice time per game at 25:07. He plays in all situations for the team and his presence in the lineup is missed.
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • Travis Hamonic nets a goal Wednesday night
    Travis Hamonic scored a goal in a 3-2 overtime win over Washington.

    Advice: Hamonic has three goals and five points in 18 games this season. Those certainly aren't noteworthy offensive numbers and he's not expected to improve much in that regard. However, he is a decent source of penalty minutes with 46 already this season.
    Yesterday, 6:37 am
  • T.J. Brodie has 2nd straight multi-point game
    T.J. Brodie had two assists in Calgary's 2-0 win over San Jose on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was Brodie's second straight multi-point game. He has five goals and 20 points in 24 games in 2014-15.
    Yesterday, 5:31 am
  • Deryk Engelland misses Wednesday's game
    Deryk Engelland didn't play on Wednesday because he was feeling sick.

    Advice: It sounds like Engelland's illness wasn't serious, so he'll probably be fine to play on Saturday. He has two assists in 19 games in 2014-15.
    Yesterday, 5:29 am
  • Calvin De Haan returned to action on Wednesday November 26.
    Wednesday, 11:35 pm
  • Thomas Hickey returned to action on Wednesday November 26.
    Wednesday, 11:35 pm
  • Hurricanes shutout by Panthers
    Justin Faulk had a game-high six shots in Carolina's 1-0 loss to Florida.

    Advice: The Hurricanes couldn't beat either Panthers' goaltender tonight (Roberto Luongo left the game with an injury). After going on a six-game unbeaten streak earlier this month, the Hurricanes have now lost six of their last seven games.
    Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • Jonas Brodin (illness) may return Friday
    Jonas Brodin (illness) may be ready to return on Friday.

    Advice: "He's much, much better," coach Mike Yeo said. "He looks like a different guy right now. There's a chance we could have him Friday." Brodin, who missed six games due to what is believed to be the mumps, skated on Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 3:40 pm
    Injured Reserve
  • Preds' Ryan Ellis scores in win over Kings
    Ryan Ellis tallied a goal in Nashville's 4-3 shootout win against Los Angeles.

    Advice: His second marker of the season tied the game at 2-2 late in the second period. Ellis became the third defenseman on the Predators, after Shea Weber and Roman Josi, to hit double digits in points.
    Wednesday, 10:35 am
  • Drew Doughty sets new season-high in minutes
    Drew Doughty set a new season-high by logging 33:40 minutes Tuesday night.

    Advice: That's after Doughty expressed a desire to reduce his shift length from an average going into Tuesday's contest of 53 seconds to 50. His average shift length on Tuesday was a little over a, not what he was looking for. He ranks second in the league with an average of 29:10 minutes per game this season.
    Wednesday, 6:13 am
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