NHL Recent Player News
|4/17/2014||Cory Sarich, D||The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenseman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday night.
Analysis: Sarich is sidelined with an aching back, but Roy said he's "feeling better." Sarich hasn't played since April 1.
|4/17/2014||John Mitchell, C||The Colorado Avalanche will be without forward John Mitchell and defenseman Cory Sarich in Game 1 of their playoff series against Minnesota on Thursday night.
Analysis: Coach Patrick Roy said after the morning practice that Mitchell is out with a head injury and is "day-to-day." Mitchell sat out the last two games of the regular season.
|4/17/2014||Dale Weise, RW||Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night.
Analysis: It was the first postseason goal and point for Weise in seven career games.
|4/16/2014||Brenden Dillon, D||Dillon continues to miss time due to a lower body injury.
Analysis: The defenseman wasn't able to go in Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday.
|4/15/2014||Mark Fistric, D||Fistric has a lower-body injury for Anaheim.
Analysis: Fistric's status is unclear for the playoffs. His Ducks are playing his former team, the Stars, so this matchup is a bit personal.
|4/14/2014||Shane Doan, RW||Doan scored his 23rd goal of the season in Sunday's finale against Dallas.
Analysis: Doan scored three goals over his final four games to finish with his highest single-season total since scoring a career-best 31 in 2008-09.
|4/14/2014||Henrik Sedin, C||Sedin closed his season with two assists Sunday against Calgary.
Analysis: Sedin was barely more productive this season, tallying 50 points after finishing with 45 in 2012-13 despite playing 22 fewer games.
|4/14/2014||Daniel Sedin, LW||Sedin scored his 15th and 16 goals of the season in Sunday's finale against Calgary.
Analysis: Sedin's 16 goals are his fewest in a full season since he scored 14 in 2002-03. He clearly appears to be on the downswing of his career trajectory.
|4/14/2014||Ryan Kesler, C||Kesler scored his 25th goal in Sunday's season finale against the Flames.
Analysis: Kesler's 43 points are his fewest over a non-shortened season since he finished with 37 in 2007-08.
|4/14/2014||Nick Bonino, C||Bonino ended his breakthrough season with his 22nd goal in Sunday's finale against Colorado.
Analysis: Bonino had 12 goals and 12 assists over his final 36 games.
|4/14/2014||Craig Smith, C||Smith ended his season with two goals and two assists Sunday against Minnesota.
Analysis: Smith scored four goals with four assists during a four-game point streak to conclude the season.
|4/14/2014||Shea Weber, D||Weber scored his 23rd goal in Sunday's finale against Minnesota.
Analysis: Weber's 23 goals match his single-season best from 2008-09.
|4/14/2014||Zach Parise, LW||Parise scored his 29th goal in Sunday's finale against Nashville.
Analysis: Parise closed the season with 14 goals and 15 assists over his final 28 games.
|4/14/2014||Jason Pominville, RW||Pominville had a goal and two assists for his second three-point effort in three games Sunday.
Analysis: Pominville closed his season with three goals and six assists over his final eight games.
|4/14/2014||Jussi Jokinen, C||Jokinen scored for the third straight game Sunday against Ottawa.
Analysis: Jokinen ended his season with three goals and two assists during a five-game point streak.
|4/14/2014||Kyle Turris, C||Turris wrapped up his season with a goal and an assist in Sunday's shootout win at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Turris' 57 points are by far a new career high, nearly doubling his previous best of 29.
|4/14/2014||Anders Lindback, G||Lindback earned a 1-0 shootout win over Washington in the regular-season finale Sunday.
Analysis: The shutout was the first this season for Lindback and third of his career. He might get a chance to see the ice some more if Ben Bishop can't return from a wrist injury in time for the playoffs.
|4/14/2014||Anders Lee, C||Lee scored twice in the New York Islanders' season finale, a 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo on Sunday.
Analysis: Lee had three of his nine goals in the final two games. He finished with 14 points in 22 contests this season.
|4/14/2014||Wayne Simmonds, RW||Simmonds scored twice in Philadelphia's regular-season finale, a 6-5 shootout loss to Carolina on Sunday.
Analysis: Simmonds had career highs of 29 goals and 31 assists this season. He has four goals and one assist in his past six games.
|4/14/2014||Jeff Skinner, LW||Skinner scored a pair of goals to help lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in the season finale Sunday.
Analysis: Skinner finished with a career-high 33 goals in his fourth NHL campaign.
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