NHL Recent Player News
|3/7/2014||Chris Stewart, RW||Stewart has a right leg injury.
Analysis: There are few details on Stewart's injury, but he's considered day-to-day.
|3/6/2014||Josh Gorges, D||Gorges has a hand injury.
Analysis: Gorges has reportedly returned to Montreal to have his hand examined.
|3/6/2014||Brendan Gallagher, RW||Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist for Montreal in the team's 4-3 win over Montreal on Wednesday.
Analysis: Gallagher missed a chance to win the game in the penalty shootout, and is now 0-for-3 in shootouts this season.
|3/6/2014||Joni Ortio, G||Clagary rookie Joni Ortio made 30 saves, recording his first NHL victory with a 4-1 win over Ottawa on Wednesday.
Analysis: Earlier on Wednesday, the Flames traded first-year Swiss goaltender Reto Berra, meaning Ortio will now share the crease with Karri Ramo when he returns from injury.
|3/6/2014||Claude Giroux, C||Claude Giroux scored two goals, and had an assist, leading Philadelphia past Washingtno 6-4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Giroux has put an early-season slump behind him, recording two goals apiece in back-to-back games. He has totaled seven points over Philadelphia's last three games.
|3/6/2014||Dominic Moore, C||Dominic Moore had a goal and an assists on Wednesday night, but it was not enough as New York fell to Toronto 3-2 in overtime.
Analysis: Moore had gone seven consecutive games without a goal before finding the back of the net in the third period versus the Maple Leafs.
|3/6/2014||Tyler Bozak, C||Tyler Bozak scored on a penalty shot and then got the winning goal 1:51 into overtime to lift Toronto to a 3-2 victory over New York on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Bozak is on a nice roll, having recorded seven points in Toronto's last five games.
|3/5/2014||Pavel Datsyuk, C||The Red Wings are shutting down Datsyuk.
Analysis: Datsyuk is being shut down for three weeks, according to the Detroit Free Press, as he deals with a substantial knee injury.
|3/5/2014||Darren Helm, C||Helm has an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Helm is going through concussion tests, according to the Detroit Free Press.
|3/5/2014||Derek Morris, D||Morris has an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Morris' status for the 'Yotes is not known.
|3/5/2014||Eric Boulton, LW||Boulton broke his right hand Tuesday.
Analysis: Boulton injured his hand and didn't return.
|3/5/2014||Chris Thorburn, RW||Thorburn has an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Thorburn will be re-evaluated.
|3/5/2014||Mark Scheifele, C||The Jets lost rookie Mark Scheifele to an MCL sprain on Tuesday.
Analysis: Scheifele will be out for the time being.
|3/5/2014||Rostislav Klesla, D||The Capitals sent backup goalie Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rostislav Klesla to Buffalo Wednesday for Jaroslav Halak. The Capitals, just outside the playoff picture at the moment, also received a 2015 third-round draft pick in the trade with Buffalo, which is last in the NHL with 44 points.
Analysis: Washington picked up Klesla from the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday.
|3/5/2014||Michal Neuvirth, G||The Capitals sent backup goalie Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rostislav Klesla to Buffalo Wednesday for Jaroslav Halak. The Capitals, just outside the playoff picture at the moment, also received a 2015 third-round draft pick in the trade with Buffalo, which is last in the NHL with 44 points.
Analysis: Neuvirth was 4-6-2 with a 2.82 GAA and .914 save percentage this season with the Capitals. He's played in 134 NHL games, all with Washington, going 59-41-13 with a 2.67 GAA.
|3/5/2014||Matt Niskanen, D||Matt Niskanen scored two goals, including the go-ahead tally in the third period, helping Pittsburgh to a 3-1 victory over Nashville.
Analysis: Niskanen had not scored for 11 consecutive games before finding the back of the net in the second period. It was the first multi-goal game of his career.
|3/5/2014||Michael Grabner, RW||Michael Grabner scored on a breakaway 3:53 into overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Grabner also had an assist in the victory for the Islanders.
|3/5/2014||Mike Smith, G||Smith made 23 saves Tuesday in a 1-0 win over Vancouver.
Analysis: It was his third shutout in 13 starts after going without one in his first 38 this season.
|3/5/2014||Andrew Ladd, LW||Andrew Ladd scored two goals, his 16th and 17th of the season, but it was not enough as Winnipeg fell 3-2.
Analysis: It was Ladd's second multi-goal game of the season, and his first since scoring a pair of goals against Anaheim on Oct. 6.
|3/5/2014||T.J. Oshie, C||T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist in St. Louis' 4-2 victory on Tuesday versus Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The goal was Oshie's first shorthanded score of the season. He's never scored more than one shorthanded goal in any season during his career.
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