NHL Recent Player News
|12/17/2014||Marc-Andre Fleury, G|
|The Penguins held Fleury and defensemen Olli Maatta and Robert Bortuzzo out of practice on Wednesday while they undergo testing for mumps as a precaution. All three players tested negative for mumps earlier in December.
Analysis: He is 4-0-1 with a 1.78 goals-against average this month.
|12/17/2014||Mikhail Grigorenko, C|
|Grigorenko is heading back to the minors after a one-game NHL stint.
Analysis: The Sabres returned the 2012 first-round draft pick to their AHL affiliate in Rochester on Wednesday, a day after Grigorenko played during a 5-1 loss at Winnipeg. He finished with one shot on goal in logging just under 17 minutes of ice time in his first NHL appearance since Nov. 27, 2013. Grigorenko was called up on Monday to fill in after Torrey Mitchell was hurt blocking a shot in a 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.
|12/17/2014||Mark Stone, RW|
|Stone has an upper-body injury for the Sens.
Analysis: Stone scored in his last contest so this would be a blow for him if he misses action.
|12/17/2014||Mike Weaver, D|
|Weaver is out with a concussion.
Analysis: It's unclear when Weaver will return.
|12/17/2014||T.J. Oshie, C|
|Oshie is out due to personal reasons.
Analysis: Oshie, though, is expected to accompany the team on a three-game road trip that starts Thursday in Los Angeles. That's a good sign that a return is imminent.
|12/17/2014||Torrey Mitchell, RW|
|Mitchell is out with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: The extent of the injury is unknown, but Mitchell is considered day-to-day.
|12/17/2014||Johan Franzen, RW|
|Franzen is out with an illness.
Analysis: He's considered day-to-day.
|12/16/2014||Duncan Keith, D|
|Keith has been ruled out for the Blackhawks' game against the Minnesota Wild due to an illness.
Analysis: The NHL has been dealing with an outbreak of the mumps, and coach Joel Quenneville says he isn't sure what is wrong with the two-time Norris Trophy winner. He says Keith "came in sick, so he's out" for Tuesday night's game. Keith played in each of Chicago's first 31 games this season and has six goals and 12 assists. He leads Chicago in average ice time at 25 minutes and 53 seconds.
|12/16/2014||Ben Bishop, G|
|Bishop is out with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Bishop is sitting out Monday's meeting with Philadelphia. It's unclear if the injury is serious.
|12/16/2014||Jacob Trouba, D|
|Trouba will be out for at least six weeks with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Trouba has been one of the team's top defenseman this season with 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 31 games. ''He's had a kind of pre-existing condition that most players deal with,'' coach Paul Maurice said Tuesday. ''And what you're hopeful for is that it heals, it gets better and progresses, and he had the opposite experience.
|12/16/2014||Scott Gomez, C|
|Gomez had a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: Gomez has six points over the last five games.
|12/16/2014||Jaroslav Halak, G|
|Halak made 26 saves in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey.
Analysis: Halak is 13-2-0 with a 1.88 GAA since Nov. 5.
|12/16/2014||Steve Downie, RW|
|Downie had a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Downie has five points over a four-game stretch after coming up empty in the previous eight.
|12/16/2014||Marc-Andre Fleury, G|
|Fleury made 28 saves in Monday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Fleury is now 4-0-1 with a 1.78 GAA in five games this month. His 17 wins are tied for second-most in the NHL.
|12/16/2014||Jhonas Enroth, G|
|Enroth made 29 saves in Monday's 5-4 shootout win over Ottawa.
Analysis: Enroth is now 9-2-0 with a 2.20 GAA since Nov. 18, tied for the second-most wins during that time.
|12/16/2014||Marcus Foligno, LW|
|Foligno had a goal and an assist in Monday's win over Ottawa.
Analysis: Foligno has now scored in three straight games, giving him five goals on the season.
|12/16/2014||Beau Bennett, RW|
|Bennett has the mumps, joining Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and a dozen other players across the NHL with the disease.
Analysis: The team confirmed the diagnosis on Tuesday after a series of tests. Bennett was placed in isolation on Monday after showing symptoms of the disease. Bennett is already out indefinitely while dealing with a lower-body injury. It's uncertain when he will be cleared to rejoin the club.
|12/16/2014||Andrej Nestrasil, C|
|Andrej Nestrasil has been placed in injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: He's been limited to three points in eight games for the Hurricanes since being claimed from Detroit last month.
|12/16/2014||Robert Bortuzzo, D|
|Bortuzzo is out with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: There's no word on when he'll return.
|12/16/2014||Zach Sill, C|
|Sill is sidelined with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: There's no word on a potential return date.
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