Player Notes

  • Tobias Rieder gets GWG in OT win vs. Panthers
    Tobias Rieder scored 48 seconds into overtime and lifted the Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Panthers Monday night.

    Advice: Rieder has now earned goals in two straight games for the second time this season. His first pairing came against the Flames and Sharks in mid-November. His goal was assisted by Alexander Burmistrov, who has earned five assists in his first five games with the Coyotes. Today, 9:42 pm
  • Two points for Jordan Nolan; Kings lose 3-2
    Forward Jordan Nolan was in on both Los Angeles goals in the Kings' 3-2 loss to the Rangers in New York Monday night.

    Advice: Nolan netted his third goal of the season to nudge the Kings to within a goal of the Rangers at 18:01 of the second period. He assisted on Kyle Clifford's fourth goal of the season when the Kings made it 3-2 at 19:58 of the third period. Nolan's assist was his fourth of the season. Today, 8:04 pm
  • Jordan Staal scores lone goal for Hurricanes
    Jordan Staal scored the only goal for Carolina in the Hurricanes' 6-1 loss to the Capitals in Washington Monday night.

    Advice: Staal's goal gave the Canes a shortlived 1-0 lead. He scored on a power play at 4:39 of the first period. But it was all Washington after that. Staal's goal was his 10th of the season. Today, 7:38 pm
  • Micheal Ferland scratched vs. Maple Leafs
    Micheal Ferland will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Maple Leafs.

    Advice: Ferland missed three games with an upper-body injury earlier this month, but he managed to play in each of his team's last two games. He has five goals and six assists in 46 games this season. Jyrki Jokipakka will also watch the game from the press box. Today, 4:27 pm
  • Detroit calls up Drew Miller
    Drew Miller is back up with the Detroit Red Wings.

    Advice: He cleared waivers Monday and was assigned to the minors, but injuries to Thomas Vanek, Dylan Larkin and Steve Ott could place him in the lineup on Tuesday night. Today, 3:34 pm
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  • J.T. Miller will play at center on Monday
    With Kevin Hayes injured, the Rangers will have to move bodies around on Monday night.

    Advice: The most notable change will be J.T. Miller shifting to center to play between Michael Grabner and Jimmy Vesey. Miller scored the only goal in a 1-0 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. He has 34 points in 47 games this season. Today, 3:29 pm
  • Lawson Crouse set to play against Panthers
    Lawson Crouse will play against the Florida Panthers on Monday night for the first time.

    Advice: Florida selected Crouse with the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and traded him to Arizona this past summer. "I'd say it's been marked on the calendar for a long time," Crouse said. "That trade caught me a little by surprise, but I'm here now and loving it, so hopefully we put together a great game and show them what we've got." He is projected to skate with Peter Holland and Ryan White on the fourth line. Today, 3:23 pm
  • James van Riemsdyk has a 10-game point streak
    James van Riemsdyk is riding a 10-game point streak.

    Advice: He has compiled three goals and 11 assists for 14 points during that span. JVR has recorded 16 goals and 38 points in 44 matches this season. Today, 3:15 pm
  • Conor Sheary receives 1st star of the week
    Conor Sheary has been chosen as the first star of the week.

    Advice: He racked up six goals and nine points in four games during the period ending Jan. 22 to receive the honor. Sheary registered two-goal outings on three occasions and he posted a pair of three-point efforts during a four-game point streak. He has 17 markers and 17 assists in 39 games this year. Today, 2:58 pm
  • Senators ink Zack Smith to 4-year extension
    Zack Smith has inked a four-year extension with the Ottawa Senators.

    Advice: The contract has an annual average value of $3.25 million, which he will earn each year starting in 2017-18. Smith would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the season. Today, 2:44 pm
  • Tomas Jurco will play Tuesday vs. Boston
    Tomas Jurco will get back in the lineup on Tuesday against Boston.

    Advice: He has been scratched for the last nine contests and has no points in 11 games this season. Jurco will get a chance to play because of injuries to Thomas Vanek and Dylan Larkin. Today, 2:09 pm
  • Timo Meier back from UBI Monday night
    Timo Meier (upper body) will return to the lineup on Monday night.

    Advice: He has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury. Meier is projected to play on the fourth line with Tommy Wingels and Melker Karlsson. Today, 1:42 pm
  • Jamie Benn slated to play Tuesday night
    Jamie Benn (broken nose) is expected to play Tuesday against Minnesota.

    Advice: He suffered a broken nose against Washington on Saturday, but stayed in the game. Benn scored his 12th goal of the season in the contest and he had six shots in 19:32 of ice time. Today, 1:35 pm
  • Jaden Schwartz should play Tuesday
    Jaden Schwartz skipped Monday's practice for maintenance, but coach Ken Hitchcock said he will play on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He was limping a bit after a puck hit him on Saturday versus Winnipeg, which could have been the issue. Schwartz has generated one goal and seven assists in the last seven games. Today, 1:06 pm
  • Patrik Laine might be back on Tuesday
    Patrik Laine (concussion) could be back as soon as Tuesday night.

    Advice: Coach Paul Maurice called him an "option" to play against San Jose. "He feels really good," Maurice said. "So he's been banging on the door a little bit here. He's feeling strong, feeling ready. We needed to push him as hard as we did (Sunday) just to clear up any concerns that we would have. He's very, very close." Laine did some extra skating after Monday's optional session as he prepares to return from a concussion. Today, 12:19 pm
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  • Beau Bennett out Tuesday with LBI
    Beau Bennett (lower body) won't play Tuesday night.

    Advice: He didn't take part in Monday's practice and he has been ruled out of New Jersey's game versus Los Angeles. Bennett has three goals and seven assists in 40 games this season. Today, 11:11 am
  • Rene Bourque (LBI) will miss Monday's game
    Rene Bourque (lower body) won't play Monday night.

    Advice: This will be the second game in a row he has missed with a lower-body injury. Today, 10:27 am
  • Richard Panik records two points Sunday
    Richard Panik had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over Vancouver.

    Advice: His 11th marker of the season opened the scoring and his ninth assist helped snap a six-game goalless slump for Jonathan Toews. Panik also had three shots, two hits and two blocks in the contest. Today, 8:20 am
  • Jakub Voracek back with Giroux
    Jakub Voracek was back on a line with Claude Giroux Sunday.

    Advice: The duo have been a strength of the Flyers over the past few years but coach Dave Hakstol has split them up from time-to-time this season to get some balanced scoring. Voracek has 42 points including 13 goals in 48 games this season as he has had a bounce back season after last year scoring only 55 in 73 games. Today, 6:36 am
  • Carolina scores on the pp Saturday
    Sebastian Aho's goal on the power play Saturday was the Hurricanes first in eight games.

    Advice: The Hurricanes are obviously struggling with the man-advantage but Aho could be a fixture on the power play in the years to come. The 19-year-old rookie has 12 goals and 25 points this season in 46 games but gets lost in the race for the Calder with so many outstanding first year players. Don't forget about him next season when drafting. Today, 4:25 am
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