Player Notes

  • David Desharnais (knee) out for 6-8 weeks
    David Desharnais is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks due to a knee injury.

    Advice: He was injured in Tuesday's game versus St. Louis. Desharnais was getting a chance to center the top line due to an injury to Alex Galchenyuk and now both of them are out for a long time. Today, 3:08 pm
  • Alex Galchenyuk (knee) to miss 6-8 weeks
    Alex Galchenyuk will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks with a knee injury.

    Advice: That's a big blow to the Canadiens, as Galchenyuk was enjoying a breakout season in 2016-17. He currently leads the team with nine goals and 23 points in 25 games. Today, 3:04 pm
  • Nazem Kadri (illness) set to play Wednesday
    Nazem Kadri (illness) will be in the lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He was back on the ice in the morning after he skipped Tuesday's practice. Kadri has 10 goals and 17 points in 24 games this season. Today, 1:58 pm
  • Elias Lindholm (LBI) is out Wednesday
    Elias Lindholm (lower body) won't play Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was on the ice for the morning skate, but isn't ready to return yet. Lindholm could be available to play at some point before the end of Carolina's road trip, though. Today, 1:48 pm
  • Mark Scheifele questionable for Thursday
    Mark Scheifele (lower body) remains day-to-day.

    Advice: He is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rangers. Scheifele has missed three games with a lower-body injury. Today, 12:43 pm
  • Flyers activate Boyd Gordon
    Philadelphia has activated Boyd Gordon (upper body) from the injured list.

    Advice: Gordon hasn't been in the lineup since Oct. 29 and he has one goal in eight games this campaign. He doesn't have any fantasy value, but he can kill penalties and win faceoffs. Today, 11:37 am
  • Matt Duchene finally clicks on the power play
    Matt Duchene scored his first power-play goals of the season Tuesday night.

    Advice: He scored twice on four man-advantage chances for the Avalanche in a 4-3 loss to Nashville. "We've been a little disjointed on the power play at times," he said. "We'll not have any flow and then get a funny one going in. Tonight was different. We set it up, got it moving around. Guys did a great job. We did a lot of good things on the power play and that's got to be a weapon for us. That got us back into the game tonight." All nine of Duchene's goals this season have come on the road. Today, 8:26 am
  • Marcus Kruger moves up to second line
    Marcus Kruger moved up to the second line Tuesday between Marian Hossa and Ryan Hartman.

    Advice: "I like playing in the offensive zone more, but I don't worry too much about it," said Kruger, who normally is deployed in defensive situations. "I try to play the same game no matter what line I'm on. We want to play better than this past weekend." He has accounted for two goals and seven points in 28 games this year. Today, 8:18 am
  • Curtis Lazar has a concussion
    Curtis Lazar has been diagnosed with a concussion.

    Advice: The injury wasn't believed to be serious, but concussions can be tricky to predict. Lazar is out indefinitely for now after he was hurt on Monday against Pittsburgh. Today, 7:25 am
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  • Henrik Zetterberg has a 5-game point streak
    Henrik Zetterberg extended his point streak to five games Tuesday night.

    Advice: He posted an assist on a goal by Tomas Tatar in Detroit's 4-3 shootout win over Winnipeg. Zetterberg also provided the game winner in the shootout. He has three goals and three assists during his scoring spree. Today, 6:47 am
  • Ryan O'Reilly records two helpers Tuesday
    Ryan O'Reilly contributed two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Edmonton.

    Advice: He had the primary helpers on Evander Kane's game-tying goal and Rasmus Ristolainen's game winner. O'Reilly has produced 15 points in 20 matches this campaign, including two goals and four assists in the last five outings. Today, 6:33 am
  • Travis Zajac recorded an assist on Tuesday
    Travis Zajac registered an assist in the Devils' 3-2 win over Vancouver on Tuesday.

    Advice: He managed to return to the game, sporting a face shield, after he suffered a broken nose. Zajac is on a three-game point streak with him scoring three goals and three assists over that span. He's up to eight goals and 21 points in 25 games this season. Today, 6:32 am
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picks up an assist
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins registered an assist in Edmonton's 4-3 overtime loss to Buffalo Tuesday night.

    Advice: Nugent-Hopkins recorded a point for the third time in the span of four games. He now has four goals and 13 points in 28 contests in 2016-17. Today, 6:24 am
  • Schwartz taps in OT winner to beat Montreal
    Jaden Schwartz gave the Blues something to cheer about during their 3-2 overtime win past Montreal.

    Advice: Schwartz picked up his second two-goal game over his last five, including the overtime winner tonight. He also added an assist in the game. For the season he's up to 10 goals and 17 points in 22 games. Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Plekanec nets 2nd goal of year, ends slump
    Tomas Plekanec scored just his second goal of the year during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues.

    Advice: Plekanec hadn't scored since Nov. 5th, a span of 13 games. He also added an assist in Tuesday's contest to give him nine points in 26 games this campaign. Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Ryan Johansen gets back onto the scoreboard
    Ryan Johansen got back onto the scoreboard during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Colorado.

    Advice: Johansen picked up his twelfth helper of the season, giving 17 points in 25 games thus far. It's his first point of the month, but it's only through three games. Yesterday, 11:14 pm
  • MacKinnon snaps four-game skid Tuesday
    Nathan MacKinnon snapped his personal four-game pointless skid during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.

    Advice: MacKinnon produced a goal and an assist versus the Predators. He's up to six goals and 17 points in 24 games thus far. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Dano picked up another helper in S/O loss
    Marko Dano picked up another helper during Tuesday's shootout loss to the Red Wings.

    Advice: Dano now has five assists and eight points in 19 games this season. It would appear that the talented young forward is slowly but surely adapting to the highest level of hockey. Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Anisimov stays hot, scores 11th of campaign
    Artem Anisimov stayed hot, scoring his 11th goal of the campaign during the 4-0 win over Arizona.

    Advice: He's now up to 23 points in 27 games this season. Through 244 games with the New York Rangers, his original club, the pivot scored 46 goals. Through 103 games now with Chicago he's potted 30 with an 18.3% to 10.3% shooting percentage difference. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Monahan lifts scoring streak to five games
    Sean Monahan lifted his scoring streak to five games with another pair of points during Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Stars.

    Advice: Monahan now has consecutive games with a goal and assist, he also has three goals and six points during the streak. The young veteran has certainly turned things around, giving him eight goals and 15 points in 29 games thus far. Yesterday, 9:39 pm
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