NHL Recent Player News
|2/12/2016||Ondrej Palat, TB, LW|
|Palat missed Thursday's practice with the flu.
Analysis: Tampa Bay coach John Cooper is hopeful he will be available for Friday's game against Nashville.
|2/12/2016||Valtteri Filppula, TB, C|
|Filppula has the flu, putting his availability into question for Friday's game against Nashville.
Analysis: He sat out Thursday's practice.
|2/12/2016||Danny DeKeyser, Det, D|
|The Red Wings said DeKeyser has a bruise and nothing is broken after he limped off the ice after blocking a shot with his right knee early in the third period on Thursday.
Analysis: He should be good to go for Friday's home game against Colorado.
|2/12/2016||Jared Cowen, Tor, D|
|Cowen missed Thursday's game due to tightness in his hip.
Analysis: He was acquired by the Maple Leafs on Tuesday and hasn't yet played for them.
|2/11/2016||Pavel Datsyuk, Det, C|
|Datsyuk assisted on the game-winning goal during the third period of Wednesday's victory over Ottawa.
Analysis: The veteran center was coming off a two-goal effort Monday against Florida. Datsyuk has five points over a three-game streak.
|2/11/2016||Ryan Miller, Van, G|
|Miller was in top form during Wednesday's 2-1 win at Arizona.
Analysis: The veteran goaltender came up with 33 saves to end a five-start losing streak. Miller has been solid since the All-Star break, though, having yielded four goals in three starts.
|2/11/2016||Craig Anderson, Ott, G|
|Anderson stopped 26 of 28 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Anderson didn't get the win despite a third straight solid effort. He's yielded just four goals while recording a .954 save percentage over that stretch.
|2/11/2016||Petr Mrazek, Det, G|
|Mrazek was sharp again in Wednesday's 3-1 over Ottawa.
Analysis: With Wednesday's 22-save effort, Mrazek has yielded just two goals in winning three consecutive starts.
|2/11/2016||Ryan Murray, Cls, D|
|The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a two-year, $5.65 million contract extension Thursday.
Analysis: The 22-year-old Murray has four goals and 13 assists in 55 games this season, his third with Columbus. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft.
|2/11/2016||Nazem Kadri, Tor, C|
|Kadri has a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Kadri's status is uncertain on this road trip.
|2/11/2016||Nazem Kadri, Tor, C|
|The NHL has fined Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri $5,000 for making a throat-slashing gesture at Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano earlier in the week.
Analysis: Kadri was fined the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement for making the inappropriate gesture. Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello said during a radio appearance Wednesday that the club had spoken to Kadri about the gesture.
|2/11/2016||Brenden Dillon, SJ, D|
|Dillon is out Thursday.
Analysis: Dillon has an upper-body injury.
|2/11/2016||Marc-Andre Fleury, Pit, G|
|Fleury had 19 saves Wednesday in a loss.
Analysis: Fleury has lost his last three starts against the Rangers dating to last season.
|2/11/2016||Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G|
|In a matchup of superstars, Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Rangers dominated Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.
Analysis: Lundqvist deserves credit but it was tough Rangers' defense that resulted in Crosby, who didn't record a shot on goal, failing to extend a career-high, seven-game goal-scoring streak.
|2/11/2016||Dominic Moore, NYR, C|
|Moore finally scored for the Rangers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Moore ended a pathetic 15-game goal drought since the start of the New Year.
|2/11/2016||Jesper Fast, NYR, RW|
|Fast scored for the Rangers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Fast has six points in his last six games for the Blueshirts.
|2/11/2016||Sidney Crosby, Pit, C|
|Crosby was stifled by Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Crosby, who didn't record a shot on goal, failed to extend a career-high, seven-game goal-scoring streak and an 11-game run of 12 goals and 22 points during that span. Crosby, with seven goals and 12 points in the previous four games, also came in with a nine-game home goal-scoring streak, second in team history behind Mario Lemieux's 11 straight in 1995-96.
|2/10/2016||Darcy Kuemper, Min, G|
|Kuemper made 26 saves in Tuesday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis: Kuemper has allowed four goals in his last two starts after a shutout.
|2/10/2016||Kari Lehtonen, Dal, G|
|Lehtonen notched his 14th win Tuesday.
Analysis: Lehtonen made 37 saves for his first win in three starts.
|2/10/2016||Thomas Vanek, Min, LW|
|Vanek was solid with two assists Tuesday.
Analysis: None of Vanek's 14 goals have come in his last nine games.
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