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Date Player
3/5/2015 Willie Mitchell, D
Jaromir Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due to a flu-like illness Thursday.

Analysis: Mitchell had been scheduled to return on Thursday after missing 15 games because of an upper-body injury. He's day to day.
3/5/2015 Erik Gudbranson, D
Jaromir Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due to a flu-like illness Thursday.

Analysis: Gudbranson is day to day.
3/5/2015 Jaromir Jagr, RW
Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due to a flu-like illness Thursday.

Analysis: Jagr is day to day.
3/5/2015 Alex Ovechkin, LW
Ovechkin was scratched from the Washington Capitals' lineup Thursday night against the streaking Minnesota Wild.

Analysis: The Capitals said Ovechkin, who missed the morning skate, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He leads the league with 43 goals and is tied with linemate Nicklas Backstrom for the points lead with (67). Ovechkin scored two goals in each of Washington's last two games, both wins.
3/5/2015 Mike Ribeiro, C
Ribeiro's former nanny in Texas is suing the Predators center for assaulting her and his wife for threatening her in 2012. In the lawsuit obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, A.T. alleges Ribeiro caused "bodily injury" and asks for more than $1 million in damages along with other relief. The lawsuit was filed the lawsuit July 24 in Collin County District Court in Texas.

Analysis: Ribeiro's attorney Brian Lauten issued a statement Thursday and said he would not discuss the allegations in public. But Lauten says the Ribeiros will fight the lawsuit vigorously. TMZ first reported on the lawsuit Wednesday. The Nashville Predators say they have been made aware of the complaint dating back to when Ribeiro played in Dallas and will not comment further while the lawsuit continues.
3/5/2015 Henrik Zetterberg, C
Zetterberg had two assists in Wednesday's win against the Rangers, returning from a head injury.

Analysis: Zetterberg, who leads Detroit with 36 assists, missed four games with the injury.
3/5/2015 Justin Abdelkader, LW
Abdelkader scored his 14th goal against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Analysis: Abdelkader has only two goals in his last 11 games.
3/5/2015 Rick Nash, LW
Nash recorded his 22nd assist in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Red Wings.

Analysis: Nash leads the Rangers with 60 points though he has two in his last five games with a minus-1 rating.
3/5/2015 Mats Zuccarello, RW
Zuccarello recorded his 26th assist in Wednesday's overtime loss to Detroit.

Analysis: Zuccarello has four assists in his last four games after recording one in his previous eight contests.
3/5/2015 Andrew Hammond, G
Hammond turned in another stellar performance in Wednesday's 3-1 victory at Winnipeg.

Analysis: Hammond finished with 35 saves, improving to 6-0-1 with a 1.35 GAA. He's looking every bit like the real deal.
3/5/2015 Kyle Turris, C
Turris had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win at Winnipeg.

Analysis: Turris has been terrific of late with 14 points in his last 11 games.
3/5/2015 John Gibson, G
Gibson made 37 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks moved back atop the overall NHL standings with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night in a meeting of conference leaders.

Analysis: Gibson has allowed one goal in each of his last two starts while stopping a combined 76 shots. He's also 5-1-0 with a 1.65 goals-against average in his last six games.
3/5/2015 Semyon Varlamov, G
Varlamov had 28 saves in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Pens.

Analysis: Varlamov became a 20-game winner for the third time in four seasons.
3/5/2015 Marc-Andre Fleury, G
Fleury had 19 saves in Thursday's 3-1 loss at Colorado.

Analysis: Fleury had his three-game win streak snapped.
3/5/2015 Gabriel Landeskog, LW
Landeskog was a fantasy stud Wednesday.

Analysis: Landeskog had a goal and two assists and he has 12 points in his last 10 games for the woeful Avs.
3/5/2015 Richard Panik, RW
Panik has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for falling down and trying to draw a penalty.

Analysis: Panik made contact with Capitals defenseman Mike Green in the second period of Toronto's 4-0 loss at Washington on Sunday. Panik spun and flopped to the ice after he and Green came together on the city and Green received a minor penalty for holding.
3/4/2015 Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, RW
Parenteau was considered a healthy scratch Wednesday, according to the Montreal Gazette.

Analysis: Parenteau, though, just recently returned from a concussion so he may not be at full health. Continue to monitor the developments.
3/4/2015 Michael Latta, C
Latta has a shoulder injury.

Analysis: Latta suffered the injury when he was checked from behind along the boards by Columbus' Jared Boll during Tuesday's 5-3 win. The severity of the injury is unknown.
3/4/2015 Matt Martin, LW
Martin was suspended for one game by the NHL on Wednesday for kneeing Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley.

Analysis: Martin, who was given a major penalty and was ejected from Tuesday night's 3-2 overtime loss at Dallas, struck Daley just 1:48 into the game. Martin, one of the NHL's hardest hitters, will sit out when New York visits Nashville on Thursday night and will forfeit $5,376.34 in salary that will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. He has eight goals and 14 points while playing in New York's first 65 games this season.
3/4/2015 Al Montoya, G
The Panthers will be without goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Montoya for at least one game and possibly longer after both got hurt against Toronto on Tuesday night, setting off a chain-reaction of unplanned and downright bizarre events in the Florida dressing room.

Analysis: Luongo started Tuesday's game, getting hurt late in the first period but staying in the game. Montoya took his spot when the team returned to the ice for the second period, and then he got hurt. Montoya wound up injuring a groin, then tried to play through it after a delay.
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