NHL Recent Player News
|1/16/2017||Carey Price, Mon, G|
|Price stopped 19 of 20 shots Monday but was the tough-luck loser in a 1-0 defeat to the Red Wings.
Analysis: Price was sharp after having a 5.01 GAA and .844 save percentage in his previous three games but was saddled with his third loss in four contests. The Canadiens host the Penguins on Wednesday, and Price stopped 37 of 41 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss at Pittsburgh on New Year's Eve.
|1/16/2017||Jared Coreau, Det, G|
|Coreau stopped 18 shots in the Wings' 1-0 win over Montreal on Monday.
Analysis: Coreau recorded his second shutout and improved to 5-1-1 since his Nov. 26 recall from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League.
|1/16/2017||Thomas Vanek, Det, LW|
|Vanek scored in the Wings' 1-0 win over Montreal on Monday.
Analysis: Vanek has scored in back-to-back games and has five goals and four assists during a six-game point streak. His seven goals in 10 games since Dec. 27 are tied for second-most in the league.
|1/16/2017||Tuukka Rask, Bos, G|
|Rask allowed three goals on 15 shots before being pulled after two periods of Monday's loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: Though his overall numbers warrant his first career All-Star selection, Rask's play has been a bit up and down over the past month. He's now 6-5-0 with a 2.54 goals-against average and a pedestrian .900 save percentage over his last 12 starts.
|1/16/2017||Josh Bailey, NYI, LW|
|Bailey contributed a goal to Monday's 4-0 victory at Boston.
Analysis: The forward had gone 14 straight games since last scoring on Dec. 10, though he's recorded 11 assists over his past 12 outings.
|1/16/2017||Jason Chimera, NYI, LW|
|Chimera extended his goal streak to three games and added an assist in Monday's 4-0 win at Boston.
Analysis: The veteran has shown a tendency to score in bunches during his first season in New York. Chimera posted three goals in a four-game span from Nov. 30-Dec. 6, then had just one over a 14-game stretch prior to this current surge.
|1/16/2017||Kari Lehtonen, Dal, G|
|Lehtonen stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 4-1 loss at Buffalo on Monday.
Analysis: He fell to 0-1-1 with a 4.41 GAA and an .854 save percentage in his last four starts.
|1/16/2017||Nikolay Kulemin, NYI, LW|
|Kulemin came to life by scoring a pair of goals in Monday's 4-0 victory at Boston.
Analysis: Though the Russian delivered a 30-goal campaign with Toronto in 2010-11, he's been held to single digits in that category in four of the last five seasons. In other words, don't count on Monday's performance as a sign of things to come.
|1/16/2017||Thomas Greiss, NYI, G|
|Greiss bounced back from Friday's poor start to register a 32-save shutout in Monday's victory at Boston.
Analysis: Greiss quickly got back on track after being roughed up for seven goals on 43 shots at Carolina in his previous outing. That's the only time in the German's last nine starts that he's permitted more than two goals, and he's 5-2-2 with a solid 2.10 GAA and a .938 save percentage during that stretch.
|1/16/2017||Sam Reinhart, Buf, C|
|Reinhart had an assist Monday against the Stars.
Analysis: He has three goals and 10 assists in his past 13 games.
|1/16/2017||Radek Faksa, Dal, C|
|Faksa scored his career-high sixth goal Monday against the Sabres.
Analysis: He's played well lately with seven points in his last six games.
|1/16/2017||Jack Eichel, Buf, C|
|Eichel scored twice to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Stars on Monday.
Analysis: It was the third two-goal game of the season for Eichel, who has scored 10 times and added seven assists in 22 contests in 2016-17.
|1/16/2017||Victor Hedman, TB, D|
|Hedman sat out Monday's game at Los Angeles due to an illness.
Analysis: Hedman leads the Lightning with 31 assists, including 17 over his last 15 games. He's on pace to shatter the career-high 42 assists he had in 2013-14.
|1/16/2017||Anze Kopitar, LA, C|
|Kopitar will miss Monday's game against Tampa Bay due to an illness.
Analysis: The Kings hope their star center will be good to go for Wednesday's important game against division-rival San Jose. Despite a down season, Kopitar still ranks third among Los Angeles players with 24 points in 38 games.
|1/16/2017||Markus Nutivaara, Cls, D|
|Nutivaara has undisclosed injury.
Analysis: He also has no fantasy value.
|1/16/2017||Kurtis Gabriel, Min, RW|
|The Minnesota Wild reassigned Gabriel to Iowa of the American Hockey League on Monday.
Analysis: Gabriel, 23, has one assist and 24 penalty minutes in 11 games with Minnesota this season. The native of Newmarket, Ontario, recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on Dec. 7 at Toronto and ranks third on the team in penalty minutes.
|1/16/2017||Cal O'Reilly, Buf, C|
|The Buffalo Sabres recalled O'Reilly from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on Monday.
Analysis: O'Reilly, 30, joins the Sabres for his second recall of the season after playing four games with the team in November, averaging 10:55 of time on ice. The Toronto native is currently tied for second in the AHL with 26 assists and tied for ninth in the league with 34 points overall, including eight goals.
|1/16/2017||Magnus Hellberg, NYR, G|
|The New York Rangers recalled Hellberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League on Monday.
Analysis: Hellberg, 25, has a 10-9-4 record with a 2.91 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 25 games for the Wolf Pack this season. The 6-foot-6, 209-pound goalie has been in 176 career AHL games, posting an 82-65-13 record, a 2.45 goals-against average and .915 save percentage, with 13 shutouts.
|1/16/2017||Andrew Ladd, NYI, LW|
|Ladd will sit out Monday's game at Boston with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: The 31-year-old will miss his first game this season. Ladd hasn't made a great fantasy impact in his debut campaign with the Isles, recording eight goals and four assists with a minus-10 rating in 41 games.
|1/16/2017||Cal Clutterbuck, NYI, RW|
|Clutterbuck will sit out Monday's game at Boston with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: The physical forward is a bit banged up at the moment, though the injury isn't thought to be anything serious. Stephen Gionta is expected to take his spot on the fourth line.
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