NHL Recent Player News
|1/18/2017||Johnny Oduya, Dal, D|
|Oduya exited Tuesday's win over the Rangers with a lower-body injury. The veteran defenseman will meet with a doctor in Dallas and has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Washington.
Analysis: Oduya missed three weeks with an injury to the same area earlier in the season, so he could be facing an extended absence once again. The 35-year-old has just six points in 36 games but is one of the team's steadier penalty killers.
|1/18/2017||Vincent Trocheck, Fla, C|
|The red-hot Trocheck scored both of Florida's goals in Tuesday's loss at Calgary.
Analysis: Torcheck scored for the third straight game and has had a hand in nine of the Panthers' 13 goals over the past five games with five goals and four assists.
|1/18/2017||Adam Henrique, NJ, C|
|Henrique ended a five-game drought without a point by scoring a key third-period goal in Tuesday's comeback win at Minnesota.
Analysis: The Devils rank 28th in the league in scoring, so getting Henrique back on track could be crucial to their playoff hopes. The valued center entered the contest with just one goal and two assists over his previous 10 games.
|1/18/2017||Cory Schneider, NJ, G|
|Schneider helped the Devils to Tuesday's 4-3 win at Minnesota by coming up with 32 saves.
Analysis: The 2015-16 All-Star seems back in form after struggling for much of November and December. In eight starts this month, Schneider has posted a strong 1.91 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage while going 4-2-2.
|1/18/2017||Kyle Palmieri, NJ, RW|
|Palmieri recorded a goal and an assist to help the Devils rally for Tuesday's 4-3 victory at Minnesota.
Analysis: Palmieri appears hard-pressed to match the career-high 30 goals he netted for New Jersey in 2015-16, though he's heated up over the past month after starting this season slowly. After scoring only four times over the first 30 games, he's tallied six goals and five assists in 14 contests since.
|1/18/2017||William Carrier, Buf, LW|
|Carrier scored a late goal in the Sabres' 4-3 loss at Toronto on Tuesday.
Analysis: Three of the rookie's four goals have come in the last five games. Carrier is only getting fourth-line minutes, so don't expect this minor scoring binge to last.
|1/18/2017||Evander Kane, Buf, LW|
|Kane continued his recent surge by netting a goal in Tuesday's loss at Toronto.
Analysis: The controversial forward has scored three times in his last five games and has a team-high 12 since Dec. 3. Kane has also shown an affinity for the penalty box, as he leads the Sabres with 55 penalty minutes in 33 games.
|1/18/2017||Robin Lehner, Buf, G|
|Lehner surrendered three goals on 16 shots before being pulled midway through the second period of Tuesday's start at Toronto.
Analysis: Lehner wasn't up to the task one night after making a sharp 31 saves in Monday's 4-1 home win over Dallas. Buffalo's No. 1 goaltender continues to struggle on the road, where he's 1-4-2 with a poor 3.42 goals-against average over his last nine starts.
|1/18/2017||Nazem Kadri, Tor, C|
|Kadri registered an assist in Tuesday's win over Buffalo to increase his point streak to six games.
Analysis: Three of Kadri's 11 assists have come over the course of the streak, during which he's put up five of his 18 goals that trail only rookie sensation Auston Matthews for tops on the team.
|1/18/2017||Auston Matthews, Tor, C|
|Matthews' 22nd goal of the season broke a tie game midway through the second period and helped Toronto earn a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Analysis: The kid continues to show he's for real. Third in the league in goals, Matthews now has notched at least one point in 13 of his last 15 games. The 2016 No. 1 overall pick has compiled 10 goals and eight assists during that outstanding stretch.
|1/18/2017||Mitchell Marner, Tor, C|
|Marner picked up another assist in the Maple Leafs' 4-3 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Analysis: That makes seven helpers in the rookie's last four games. Marner leads Toronto with 26 assists and currently ranks in the NHL's top 20 in that category.
|1/18/2017||James van Riemsdyk, Tor, LW|
|Van Riemsdyk extended his point streak to eight games with a key third-period goal in Tuesday's win over Buffalo.
Analysis: The top-line forward now has a goal in three of his last four games and has recorded 12 points over the streak. Van Riemsdyk is on pace for a 31-goal, 70-point season that would surpass his previous career highs in both categories.
|1/17/2017||Kyle Turris, Ott, C|
|Turris finished with two assists in Tuesday's win over the Blues.
Analysis: Turris has totaled two goals and four assists in his last four games.
|1/17/2017||Bobby Ryan, Ott, RW|
|Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Ryan scored on Tuesday for the Senators, who won their fourth straight at Scottrade Center for the first time in team history.
Analysis: Ryan made it 3-1 Senators 85 seconds later. Hutton thought he had Ryan Dzingel's shot covered with his pad, but the whistle never blew and Ryan banged the rebound into the net. It was Ryan's 18th goal and 32nd point in 25 career games against the Blues.
|1/17/2017||Mark Stone, Ott, RW|
|Mike Hoffman and Stone each scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators over the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Stone's third goal in four games at the 2:35 mark of the third period was the winner. Exactly a minute after Steen tied it, Stone stole Jaden Schwartz's pass to score his 14th goal of the season, giving the Senators a 4-3 lead.
|1/17/2017||Tyler Seguin, Dal, C|
|Seguin had an assist Tuesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: He has six goals and six assists in his last 12 games.
|1/17/2017||Henrik Lundqvist, NYR, G|
|Lundqvist gave up seven goals at Madison Square Garden for the first time in his career in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to Dallas. He stopped 20 shots before being replaced to start the third period.
Analysis: Lundqvist is going through a rough stretch, as he's 3-4-0 with a 4.77 GAA and an .843 save percentage in his last eight appearances.
|1/17/2017||Mike Hoffman, Ott, LW|
|Hoffman and Mark Stone each scored twice to lead the Ottawa Senators over the St. Louis Blues 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Hoffman's goal at 13:53, his 14th of the season, gave the Senators insurance.
|1/17/2017||Kari Lehtonen, Dal, G|
|Antti Niemi made 22 saves on 28 shots Tuesday for Dallas before being replaced in the third period by Lehtonen, who stopped all 12 shots he faced in the Stars' 7-6 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Lehtonen had gone 0-2-1 with a 3.92 GAA and an .871 save percentage in his previous five appearances.
|1/17/2017||Antti Niemi, Dal, G|
|Niemi made 22 saves on 28 shots for Dallas before being replaced in the third period of a 7-6 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Niemi's start on Saturday lasted just over four minutes, as he was pulled after permitting goals on all three shots he faced against Minnesota.
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