NHL Recent Player News
|12/5/2016||Shawn Matthias, Wpg, C|
|Matthias has been placed on IR with a lower=body injury.
Analysis: He's listed as week to week.
|12/5/2016||Lance Bouma, Cgy, C|
|Bouma has been sidelined since early November with a shoulder injury but could be ready to return.
Analysis: Bouma is expected to join the Flames on their upcoming road trip and could play Tuesday against Dallas.
|12/4/2016||John Tavares, NYI, C|
|Tavares had an assist in Sunday's OT loss to Detroit.
Analysis: This isn't shaping up to be a big season for Tavares, but he sure has been consistent. He has at least a point in 14 of his last 19 games, tallying five goals and 12 assists. The lack of bonafide scoring wingers hasn't helped the New York captain.
|12/4/2016||Mike Green, Det, D|
|Green scored two goals in Detroit's 4-3 overtime win in Brooklyn on Sunday.
Analysis: Green has three goals in his last six games after he went without one in 17 straight. He already has six goals this season after he had seven in 74 games in 2015-16.
|12/4/2016||Frans Nielsen, Det, C|
|Nielsen picked up an assist in his first game against his former team Sunday.
Analysis: Nielsen, who faced the Islanders after spending his first 10 seasons with the organization, has three goals and four assists in his last six games.
|12/4/2016||Josh Bailey, NYI, LW|
|Bailey continued his hot stretch with his fourth goal in Sunday's OT loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Bailey has points in five straight games and two goals and five assists in his last seven contests.
|12/4/2016||Alex Galchenyuk, Mon, C|
|Galchenyuk left Sunday'a game at Los Angeles with an injury following a collision with Kings center Anze Kopitar.
Analysis: Montreal hopes the emerging star isn't out long. Galchenyuk is having an outstanding season with nine goals and 14 assists in 25 games.
|12/4/2016||Rickard Rakell, Anh, C|
|Rakell did not play Sunday at Calgary due to a lower-body injury.
Analysis: The injury is not considered serious.
|12/4/2016||Jonathan Drouin, TB, LW|
|Drouin sat out Sunday's game against Carolina with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Drouin has three goals and seven assists in 19 games.
|12/4/2016||Matt Beleskey, Bos, LW|
|Beleskey suffered a right hip injury in Saturday's game.
Analysis: He's day-to-day but could miss some time.
|12/4/2016||Jonathan Drouin, TB, LW|
|Drouin missed Sunday's game with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: With three days off until Tampa's next game, Drouin should have plenty of time to rest.
|12/4/2016||Taylor Fedun, Buf, D|
|Fedun is questionable for Monday's game with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Fedun has four assists in eight games.
|12/4/2016||Pavel Zacha, NJ, C|
|Zacha left Saturday's game with a facial laceration and is day to day.
Analysis: Zach has two goals and five assists in 24 games.
|12/4/2016||Jonathan Marchessault, Fla, C|
|Marchessault is day to day with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Marchessault leads the Panthers with 19 points, including 10 goals.
|12/4/2016||Braden Holtby, Was, G|
|Holtby stopped 32 shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Holtby has lost his last three starts but was better on Saturday after yielding at least three goals in each of his previous four outings.
|12/4/2016||Nicklas Backstrom, Was, C|
|Backstrom scored for the Captials in Saturday's loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Backstrom has now scored in his last three road games after going without one in his first eight.
|12/4/2016||Nikita Kucherov, TB, RW|
|Kucherov scored his 13th goal of the season on a second-period power play for the Lightning in Saturday's win over the Capitals.
Analysis: Kucherov has tallied four goals in his last six games and is second in the league with 29 points.
|12/4/2016||Ben Bishop, TB, G|
|Bishop finished with 34 saves in Tampa Bay's 2-1 shootout win over the Capitals on Saturday.
Analysis: Bishop bounced back after posting a 4.16 GAA in losing his previous three starts.
|12/4/2016||Cam Talbot, Edm, G|
|Talbot finished with 31 saves in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
Analysis: Talbot has gone 5-2-1 with a 2.32 goals-against average over his last eight starts.
|12/4/2016||Ryan Getzlaf, Anh, C|
|Getzlaf had two more assists in Saturday's loss to the Oilers.
Analysis: Getzlaf now has three assists in his last two games and 19 on the season.
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