NHL Recent Player News
|3/25/2017||Jiri Hudler, Dal, RW|
|Hudler missed Friday's game against Anaheim with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Hudler played Thursday at Chicago, so this could be a case of the 33-year-old getting a veteran's night off. He hasn't been a fantasy asset anyway with a mere three goals in 32 games.
|3/25/2017||Dan Hamhuis, Dal, D|
|Hamhuis missed Friday's game against San Jose with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: The 34-year-old was apparently hurt during Thursday's loss at Chicago. Hamhuis did receive his regular allotment of ice time in that game, suggesting the injury may not be overly serious.
|3/25/2017||Kevin Bieksa, Anh, D|
|Bieksa sat out Friday's game against Winnipeg with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: The defenseman was shaken up by a high-stick to the face during Wednesday's matchup with Edmonton. Consider Bieksa day to day until more information becomes available.
|3/24/2017||Jannik Hansen, SJ, RW|
|Hansen will play Friday in Dallas after sitting out the last two games.
Analysis: He has one assist in six games with the Sharks since they acquired him from Vancouver on Feb. 28.
|3/24/2017||Connor Hellebuyck, Wpg, G|
|Hellebuyck had another rough outing Thursday, allowing five goals on 36 shots in a loss at Los Angeles.
Analysis: The 23-year-old has an abysmal 4.61 GAA in his last six starts, allowing exactly five goals in half of them.
|3/24/2017||Tanner Pearson, LA, LW|
|Pearson scored his first short-handed goal of the season Thursday.
Analysis: It was Pearson's 23rd goal overall but his first in nine games. He had gone five straight games without a point.
|3/24/2017||Anze Kopitar, LA, C|
|Kopitar had a goal and an assist - both on the power play - in Thursday's win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: The 11-year veteran has come alive in March with five goals and five assists in 10 games. He had only six goals through his first 57 games of the season.
|3/24/2017||Drew Doughty, LA, D|
|Doughty had a goal and an assist - both on the power play - along with two penalty minutes Thursday.
Analysis: Doughty's goal was his first since Jan. 21 and gave him nine for the season. Eight of his nine points since Feb. 15 have come at home.
|3/24/2017||Mathieu Perreault, Wpg, C|
|Perreault had another goal and an assist Thursday.
Analysis: Perreault has racked up three goals and four assists in his last four games after going four straight without a point.
|3/24/2017||Patrik Laine, Wpg, RW|
|Laine scored on the power play Thursday.
Analysis: Laine upped his team lead to 34 goals - tops among all rookies - and he also leads Winnipeg with nine power-play goals.
|3/24/2017||Mark Scheifele, Wpg, C|
|Mark Scheifele had an assist Thursday for the fifth game in a row.
Analysis: Seven of Scheifele's team-leading 75 points have come in his last five games.
|3/24/2017||Zach Parise, Min, LW|
|Parise stayed hot with his 17th goal of the season just over 2 minutes into the game on Thursday.
Analysis: Parise has a goal and four assists over his last four games.
|3/24/2017||Matt Read, Phi, RW|
|Read scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Steve Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Wild 3-1 Thursday night.
Analysis: Read could be trending in the right direction with a goal in each of his last two games.
|3/24/2017||Steve Mason, Phi, G|
|Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Wild 3-1 Thursday night.
Analysis: Mason has been solid with a 6-4-1 record and a 2.14 goals-against average over his last 11 starts.
|3/24/2017||Ryan White, Min, C|
|White was scratched Thursday due to the flu.
Analysis: He's likely day-to-day at this point.
|3/24/2017||Sean Couturier, Phi, C|
|Couturier scored in Thursday's 3-1 win over the struggling Wild.
Analysis: Philadelphia tied it with 2:01 left in the first on Couturier's 12th goal of the season.
|3/24/2017||Cam Talbot, Edm, G|
|Talbot was pulled for the second straight game Thursday, allowing four goals on 15 shots through two periods.
Analysis: Talbot was starting for a second straight night, having given up four goals in less than two periods at Anaheim on Wednesday. In his previous two starts, however, he shut out the Canucks and Kings. He's made a league-leading 67 starts, so it's possible Talbot is a bit worn down at this point.
|3/24/2017||Mikko Rantanen, Col, RW|
|Rantanen scored twice in Thursday's loss to Edmonton.
Analysis: Rantanen halted a 14-game goal drought, a stretch during which he had only two points. Still, his 16 goals put him only one behind Matt Duchene for the team lead.
|3/24/2017||Nathan MacKinnon, Col, C|
|MacKinnon recorded two assists in Thursday's loss to Edmonton.
Analysis: Though MacKinnon tops Colorado with 47 points, he's had a quiet second half of the season. Thursday marked his first multipoint game in nearly a month, and in his last 21 games, MacKinnon has just three goals with six assists.
|3/24/2017||Ryan Ellis, Nsh, D|
|Ellis scored a goal to help the Nashville Predators beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Ellis is heating up with three goals and two assists over his last three games.
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