NHL Recent Player News
|12/5/2016||Keith Yandle, Fla, D|
|Yandle suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of Monday night's game against the Boston Bruins and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Analysis: Yandle is second on the Panthers with 11 assists, his 12 points tied for fourth on the club coming into the game.
|12/5/2016||Matt Read, Phi, RW|
|Read is expected to miss four weeks with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Read has six goals and four assists in 27 games this season, but five of those goals came in the first five contests.
|12/5/2016||Michael Grabner, NYR, RW|
|Grabner will miss Tuesday's game against the Islanders after his grandmother's death.
Analysis: Grabner is slated to rejoin the Rangers for Thursday's game at Winnipeg.
|12/5/2016||Steve Mason, Phi, G|
|Mason made 30 stops in the Flyers' 4-2 win over the Predators on Sunday.
Analysis: Mason has won four times during the Flyers' five-game winning streak, posting a .945 save percentage.
|12/5/2016||Wayne Simmonds, Phi, RW|
|Simmonds scored two power-play goals and Philadelphia beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Sunday night to win its fifth consecutive game.
Analysis: Simmonds leads the Flyers with 13 goals.
|12/5/2016||Ben Bishop, TB, G|
|Bishop stopped 29 shots in the Lightning's 1-0 overtime loss to the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Analysis: That's 75 shots against and just two goals allowed in Bishop's last two starts.
|12/5/2016||Cam Ward, Car, G|
|Ward had 30 saves in his 25th career shutout in the Hurricanes' 1-0 overtime win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Analysis: Ward is on quite a roll of late, going 6-3-1 with a .951 save percentage over his last 10 starts.
|12/5/2016||Anze Kopitar, LA, C|
|Kopitar had three assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Canadiens on Sunday.
Analysis: Those three give Kopitar five in the past two games after a slow offensive start to the season.
|12/5/2016||Alexander Radulov, Mon, RW|
|Radulov had a goal and two assists in the Canadiens' 5-4 shootout win over the Kings on Sunday.
Analysis: Radulov is now tied with Andrei Markov with a team-high 16 assists.
|12/5/2016||Max Pacioretty, Mon, LW|
|Pacioretty had two goals and an assist in a 5-4 shootout victory over Los Angeles on Sunday.
Analysis: Pacioretty only had one goal and one assist in the Canadiens' last seven games.
|12/5/2016||Artemi Panarin, Chi, LW|
|Panarin scored in Chicago's 2-1 loss to the Jets on Sunday.
Analysis: Panarin's goal was his 10th of the season and first in six games at the United Center. The Blackhawks host the Coyotes on Tuesday, and Panarin had a goal and five assists in three games against them last season.
|12/5/2016||Scott Darling, Chi, G|
|Darling stopped 30 shots in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Darling will continue to get most of the work between the pipes for the Blackhawks with Corey Crawford out. He has lost his last three starts, though only gave up two goals in two of those outings.
|12/5/2016||Connor Hellebuyck, Wpg, G|
|Hellebuyck stopped 25 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Hellebuyck bounced back after stopping just 23 of 29 shots in 47:33 in a loss to Edmonton on Thursday. Hellebuyck, who has yielded three goals in his last three wins, made 27 saves in the Jets' 4-0 victory over the Blackhawks on Nov. 15 in Winnipeg.
|12/5/2016||Bryan Little, Wpg, C|
|Little had a power-play goal with 43.4 seconds left in the second period in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Little has scored three goals in three games and has four points in four contests since missing 23 with a lower-body injury.
|12/5/2016||Connor McDavid, Edm, C|
|The Oilers got a bit of a scare with 6 1/2 minutes remaining in the second period in Sunday's loss to the Wild when McDavid was removed from the game by league concussion spotters after hitting his chin on the ice following a trip by Minnesota defenseman Jared Spurgeon.
Analysis: McDavid, however, returned for the start of a scoreless third. ''I was pretty shocked, to be honest,'' McDavid said of his removal. ''I hit my mouth on the ice. You reach up and grab your mouth when you get hit in the mouth; it's a pretty normal thing. Obviously the spotter thought he knew how I was feeling. He pulled me off. A (rotten) time of the game, too.''
|12/5/2016||Charlie Coyle, Min, C|
|Coyle had a goal and an assist for the Wild in Sunday's overtime win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Coyle has tallied four of his season's nine goals in the last five games.
|12/5/2016||Mikko Koivu, Min, C|
|Koivu scored the winner at 3:11 of overtime Sunday against the Oilers. He didn't just score the winner, but also was otherworldly from the faceoff dot, winning 21 out of 23 draws.
Analysis: Koivu has scored in each of his last two games and has four goals and three assists in his last seven after notching just one assist in his previous eight.
|12/5/2016||Marek Hrivik, NYR, RW|
|The Rangers have recalled Hrivik from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.
Analysis: Hrivik, 25, has skated in 20 games with the Wolf Pack this season, with eight goals and nine assists. He leads Hartford in points and short-handed goals (two) and is tied for the team lead in goals and assists. Hrivik skated in five games with the Rangers last season, getting one assist and a plus-3 rating. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 21, 2016, against Detroit, and he earned his first career NHL point on Feb. 23, 2016, at New Jersey.
|12/5/2016||Chad Johnson, Cgy, G|
|Johnson made 30 stops for the Flames in Sunday's 8-3 rout of the Ducks.
Analysis: Starting for the 10th time in the last 12 games, Johnson improved to 8-2-0 with a 1.69 GAA during that span. He is 10-4-1 this season.
|12/5/2016||Ryan Getzlaf, Anh, C|
|Getzlaf had an assist for the Ducks in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Getzlaf has four assists in his last three games and is second in the league with 20.
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