NHL Recent Player News
|3/1/2015||Brandon Pirri, C|
|Pirri scored twice for the Panthers on Saturday.
Analysis: He has eight goals in 10 games.
|3/1/2015||Matt Cullen, C|
|Cullen had a goal with an assist Saturday.
Analysis: He has five points in three games.
|3/1/2015||Roman Josi, D|
|Josi had two assists Saturday.
Analysis: He has three assists in three games.
|3/1/2015||Drew Miller, LW|
|Miller had a goal with an assist Saturday.
Analysis: These are his first points in 13 games.
|3/1/2015||Jay McClement, C|
|McClement has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes. Under terms of the extension announced Sunday, McClement will make $1.3 million next season and $1.1 million in 2016-17.
Analysis: The 31-year-old center had two goals in a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and has six goals and 12 assists for the season. He also plays a key role on a penalty-kill unit that has a league-best 88.2 percent success rate.
|3/1/2015||Curtis Glencross, LW|
|The Calgary Flames have traded Glencross to the Washington Capitals.
Analysis: The 32-year-old forward is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has nine goals and 19 assists in 53 games this season for Calgary, which is in the playoff race but wasn't likely to re-sign him.
|3/1/2015||Mark Giordano, D|
|The Calgary Flames have claimed defenseman David Schlemko off waivers from the Dallas Stars and placed Giordano on the injured list with an undisclosed upper-body injury.
Analysis: Giordano, a front-runner for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, was listed as out indefinitely several days ago. Giordano has 11 goals and 37 assists for 48 points.
|3/1/2015||David Schlemko, D|
|The Calgary Flames have claimed Schlemko off waivers from the Dallas Stars and placed captain Mark Giordano on the injured list with an undisclosed upper-body injury.
Analysis: Schlemko, a left-handed shooter, has nine goals and 41 assists in 212 career games with the Stars and Arizona Coyotes. He has a goal and three assists in 25 games this season.
|2/28/2015||Antoine Vermette, C|
|The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night for a first-round pick this year and defensive prospect Klas Dahlbeck. The 32-year-old Vermette will help replace Patrick Kane, the star Chicago forward who broke his left collarbone Tuesday night and will be out at least until late May.
Analysis: Vermette is in position to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. He has 13 goals and 22 assists in 62 games this season. In 11 NHL seasons, Vermette has 194 goals and 236 assists in 815 regular-season games with Ottawa, Columbus and Arizona.
|2/28/2015||Henrik Zetterberg, C|
|Zetterberg has a head injury for the Wings.
Analysis: Zetterberg has 49 points so monitor his health closely if you need him in your lineup.
|2/28/2015||Anton Khudobin, G|
|Khudobin stopped all 28 shots he faced Friday for the first shutout of his season.
Analysis: Khudobin now has four shutouts for his career. He owns a 2.60 goals-against average in 23 games.
|2/28/2015||David Pastrnak, RW|
|Pastrnak scored and added an assist in Boston's overtime win Friday.
Analysis: The 18-year-old winger has seven points in his last nine games.
|2/28/2015||Darren Helm, C|
|The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Helm will have an MRI on Monday for his upper-body injury.
Analysis: The forward was hurt in a 4-3 win over Nashville on Saturday. Helm has played in each of Detroit's first 61 games this season, scoring a career-high 13 goals and adding 16 assists.
|2/28/2015||Tim Gleason, D|
|The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Jack Hillen and a draft pick.
Analysis: The Hurricanes traded Gleason for the second time in 14 months. They dealt him to Toronto on New Year's Day 2014 in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles and a prospect, then signed him over the summer to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
|2/28/2015||Dany Heatley, LW|
|The Florida Panthers acquired forward Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in this year's draft from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, in exchange for forward Tomas Fleischmann.
Analysis: Heatley was scoreless in six games with Anaheim, and hasn't been in the NHL since December. The former rookie of the year has a pair of 50-goal seasons and has 791 points in 869 career regular-season games.
|2/28/2015||Tomas Fleischmann, LW|
|Fleischmann has been traded to Anaheim for Dany Heatley and a 2015 third-round pick.
Analysis: Fleischmann had 27 goals for Florida three seasons ago, and 27 goals in 180 games since. Fleischmann had seven goals and 14 assists for the Panthers this season.
|2/28/2015||Sergei Bobrovsky, G|
|The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky off injured reserve after he missed 15 games because of a groin injury.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Bobrovsky, winner of the 2013 Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie, is 16-15-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout in 33 games this season. The injury caused him to miss the All-Star game.
|2/27/2015||Scott Gomez, C|
|Gomez played Friday for the Devils.
Analysis: Gomez had the flu.
|2/27/2015||Kimmo Timonen, D|
|The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia on Friday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-rounder.
Analysis: Timonen is set to return after being sidelined all season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. The 39-year-old native of Finland has been expected to retire after this season, although the trade could change his plans.
|2/27/2015||Brandon Dubinsky, C|
|Dubinsky is out indefinitely due to concussion symptoms.
Analysis: Dubinsky was knocked off his feet, landed awkwardly on his head and crashed into the end boards Wednesday while scoring.
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