NHL Recent Player News
|12/18/2014||Jay Harrison, D|
|The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenseman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a draft pick. Under terms of the deal announced Thursday, Carolina receives the Jets' sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft. That pick originally belonged to Ottawa.
Analysis: The 32-year-old Harrison is reunited with Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice, whom he played for both in Toronto and Carolina. Harrison had one goal and three assists in 20 games while skating at a minus-5 plus-minus rating this season - his sixth with the Hurricanes. Carolina entered Thursday night's home game against Toronto with a league-low 19 points.
|12/18/2014||Cory Schneider, G|
|Schneider made 14 saves Wednesday.
Analysis: Schneider has dropped three straight starts and isn't a strong fantasy option.
|12/18/2014||Kyle Turris, C|
|Turris provided the offense with a pair of goals Wednesday.
Analysis: Turris ended a 10-game goal drought that was no doubt part of why coach Paul MacLean was fired.
|12/18/2014||Craig Anderson, G|
|Anderson put it all together against New Jersey on Wednesday night, making 34 saves in the Senators' 2-0 win over the Devils.
Analysis: Anderson earned his third shutout of the season and 29th in his NHL career.
|12/18/2014||Eddie Lack, G|
|Lack stopped 27 shots for Vancouver on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lack started for the first time since Dec. 7 in place of No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller, who gave up five goals on 23 shots in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.
|12/18/2014||Kari Lehtonen, G|
|Lehtonen finished with 27 saves for his second shutout this season Wednesday.
Analysis: Lehtonen has won six of his last nine starts, and has taken six of nine on eht road.
|12/18/2014||Niklas Backstrom, G|
|Backstrom made 22 saves Wednesday night.
Analysis: Backstrom played through a stomach illness at Chicago on Tuesday, giving up four goals on 38 shots in the 5-3 loss. He replaced starter Darcy Kuemper, who came down with a similar sickness a few hours before faceoff.
|12/18/2014||Niklas Svedberg, G|
|Svedberg made 35 saves for the Bruins on Wednesday.
Analysis: Svedberg made his second start in 11 games to give a rest to Tuukka Rask, who lost in shootouts on Tuesday at Nashville and on Saturday against Ottawa.
|12/18/2014||Carl Soderberg, C|
|picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Soderberg notched his first effort with one goal and one assist since Nov. 6 against lowly Edmonton.
|12/18/2014||Loui Eriksson, RW|
|Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Eriksson added an assist for his first multi-point effort since Nov. 6 against lowly Edmonton.
|12/18/2014||Darcy Kuemper, G|
|The Wild have ruled out that Kuemper has the mumps.
Analysis: Kuemper was ill so the Wild ordered him to undergo a thorough examination.
|12/18/2014||Damon Severson, D|
|Severson was a scratch Wednesday night.
Analysis: Severson has an ankle injury.
|12/18/2014||Thomas Greiss, G|
|Greiss is being tested for mumps.
Analysis: Greiss serves as the backup to goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.
|12/18/2014||Jaden Schwartz, LW|
|Schwartz is out with an injury to his right foot.
Analysis: Schwartz is considered week-to-week.
|12/18/2014||Kyle Palmieri, RW|
|Palmieri is on the injured list with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: Palmieri isn't expected to be back until at least a visit to Arizona on Dec. 27.
|12/17/2014||Marc Methot, D|
|Methot is back on the shelf after aggravating a back injury that had already sidelined him for nearly two months to start the season.
Analysis: He's been limited to two games this season, and there's no telling how long he'll be out.
|12/17/2014||Ben Smith, RW|
|Smith had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over Minnesota on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The Chicago Blackhawks forward has three goals and two assists in his last seven games. He has four goals and three assists in 32 contests this season.
|12/17/2014||James van Riemsdyk, LW|
|Van Riemsdyk had two assists in Tuesday's win versus Anaheim.
Analysis: Van Riemsdyk, who ranks second on Toronto with 28 points, has four goals and seven assists over his last nine games.
|12/17/2014||Tyler Bozak, C|
|Bozak had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win versus Anaheim.
Analysis: Bozaka Had just one point in his last five games prior to Tuesday following a stretch with nine points in six games, so maybe he'll catch fire again.
|12/17/2014||Nazem Kadri, C|
|Kadri scored his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday's win over Anaheim.
Analysis: Kadri has four goals and seven assists over his last 10 games.
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