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Date Player
11/28/2014 Roberto Luongo, G
Luongo left in the second period of Wednesday's win over Carolina with an upper-body injury and was replaced by Al Montoya.

Analysis: Coach Gerard Gallant said he didn't think the injury is serious, but it remains to be seen if Luongo will miss additional time.
11/28/2014 Adam Lowry, LW
Lowry has been suspended for one game by the NHL for boarding Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta in Wednesday's 2-1 victory in Buffalo.

Analysis: Lowry will forfeit $4,453.41. He was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct on the play.
11/28/2014 Ryan Garbutt, RW
Garbutt has been suspended for two games by the NHL after kneeing Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall in the Stars' 3-2 victory Tuesday.

Analysis: Garbutt was assessed a minor penalty for tripping on the play. He's considered a repeat offender and will forfeit $43,902.44 in salary.
11/27/2014 Matt Cullen, C
Cullen sat out Thursday's shutout of woeful Edmonton with an upper-body injury.

Analysis: Cullen is day to day.
11/27/2014 Zack Kassian, RW
Kassian will be out for some time due to a finger injury.

Analysis: Coach Willie Desjardins told the Canucks' official Twitter feed that Kassian will miss a "a few weeks."
11/27/2014 Scottie Upshall, RW
Upshall missed Wednesday's game with a lower-body injury sustained against Minnesota on Monday.

Analysis: Upshall's is day to day.
11/27/2014 Matt Hendricks, LW
Hendricks has injured his leg against the Nashville Predators. Facing his former team, Hendricks blocked Shea Weber's shot from just a few feet away in the right faceoff circle at 2:12 of the first period Thursday night. Hendricks hobbled back to the Edmonton bench and proceeded directly to the locker room.

Analysis: During the first intermission, the Oilers announced that Hendricks would not return to the game due to a leg injury. Weber's shot appeared to hit him in the left leg. Hendricks has played in all 23 of Edmonton's games this season, scoring two goals and adding three assists to go along with a team-high 30 penalty minutes.
11/27/2014 Daniel Alfredsson, RW
Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement in the city where he became an NHL star.

Analysis: The Senators confirmed that Alfredsson will be in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 4 and will be part of a pregame ceremony before the team's game against the New York Islanders.
11/27/2014 Steven Stamkos, C
Stamkos had a goal with two assists Wednesday.

Analysis: He has a goal in three straight games, and seven in the last nine.
11/27/2014 Martin St. Louis, RW
Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: St. Louis, who was held without a point, played in Tampa for the first time since requesting a trade and being dealt to the Rangers for Callahan last March in a rare swap of captains. A video tribute in the first period that started with boos from the fans turned into mostly cheers by the conclusion.
11/27/2014 Ryan Callahan, RW
Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Callahan, who had an assist of his own, also notched two goals in Tampa Bay's 5-1 win in New York last week.
11/27/2014 Ondrej Pavelec, G
After a quiet 40 minutes, Pavelec made nine of his 19 saves in the final period as the Jets held on to beat the Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Pavelec's best work came midway through the final period, when he made two saves on Matt Moulson during a 2-on-1. The late action was robust compared to the first two periods, when Buffalo barely made it into the Winnipeg zone.
11/27/2014 Alex Ovechkin, RW
Ovechkin had two goals Wednesday.

Analysis: He has three goals and three games.
11/27/2014 Jaroslav Halak, G
Halak made 25 saves for his eighth straight win Wednesday.

Analysis: He has allowed only 10 goals in those eight wins.
11/27/2014 John Tavares, C
Tavares scored with 23.2 seconds left in overtime to give New York a 3-2 victory on Wednesday.

Analysis: He has two in three games.
11/27/2014 Claude Giroux, C
He had a goal with an assist on Wednesday.

Analysis: Giroux has five goals in eight games.
11/27/2014 Stephen Weiss, C
Weiss had a goal with an assist Wednesday.

Analysis: Weiss has three goals in two games since missing 19 of the first 20 with injuries.
11/27/2014 Pavel Datsyuk, C
Datsyuk scored twice in his return from an injury to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

Analysis: He has seven goals and six assists in just 11 games this season.
11/27/2014 Cam Ward, G
In Wednesday's 1-0 loss at Florida, Ward made 27 saves for Carolina and was stellar after giving up Nick Bjugstad's goal on the second shot of the game.

Analysis: Ward had allowed 11 goals in his previous three games.
11/27/2014 Roberto Luongo, G
Nick Bjugstad scored 21 seconds into the game and the Florida Panthers edged the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 on Wednesday night despite an injury to Luongo.

Analysis: The veteran goalie made 11 saves before leaving with 9:38 left in the second period with an upper-body injury. Luongo was replaced by Montoya, who stopped 22 shots in his sixth appearance of the season. "It's not going to be that serious; we'll know more tomorrow," Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said of Luongo's injury.
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