NHL Recent Player News
|12/3/2016||Corey Crawford, Chi, G|
|Crawford is scheduled to have an appendectomy.
Analysis: Crawford is 12-6-2 with a 2.27 GAA and there is no timetable for his return.
|12/3/2016||Carey Price, Mon, G|
|Price finished with 28 saves for Montreal in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: Price has allowed six goals total in his last four games, but has been saddled with the loss in each of his last two. The Habs visit the Kings on Sunday, and Price is 5-1-0 with a 2.22 GAA in his career against them.
|12/3/2016||Joe Pavelski, SJ, C|
|Pavelski has a goal and an assist in the Sharks' win over Montreal on Friday.
Analysis: Pavelski got back on the score sheet one game after his seven-game point streak ended.
|12/3/2016||Brent Burns, SJ, D|
|Burns scored in the Sharks' win over Montreal on Friday.
Analysis: Burns' goal was his fourth in seven games, giving him 10 on the season to go with 12 assists. He has five goals and four assists in his last eight home games.
|12/3/2016||Martin Jones, SJ, G|
|Jones came within 80 seconds of a shutout, stopping 31 shots in the Sharks' 2-1 win over Montreal on Friday.
Analysis: Jones has given up one goal in each of his last three games and is 8-2-1 with a 1.46 GAA in his last 11. He is 8-3-0 with a 1.56 GAA at home on the season, and the Sharks host the Senators in their next game on Wednesday.
|12/3/2016||Devan Dubnyk, Min, G|
|Dubnyk finished with 30 saves, including four in overtime, in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Dubnyk fell to 3-3-3 away from Minnesota despite posting a 1.76 GAA - the league's eighth-best road GAA. On Sunday, the Wild are at Edmonton, where Dubnyk is 4-0-0 with a 0.75 GAA in his career.
|12/3/2016||Mikko Koivu, Min, C|
|Koivu scored for the Wild in Friday's shootout loss to the Flames.
Analysis: After scoring just twice in his first 18 games, Koivu has three goals and two assists in his last five to give him 12 points on the season.
|12/3/2016||Chad Johnson, Cgy, G|
|Johnson had 21 saves in the Flames' shootout win over the Wild on Friday.
Analysis: Johnson, who as coming off a 39-save shutout of the Leafs, is 5-1-0 in his last six games, posting a 0.98 GAA in the wins.
|12/3/2016||Kris Versteeg, Cgy, RW|
|Versteeg scored in regulation and in the shootout in the Flames' win over the Wild on Friday.
Analysis: Versteeg has scored in consecutive games after tallying just two in his first 15 contests.
|12/3/2016||Adam Pardy, Nsh, D|
|The Nashville Predators recalled Pardy from Milwaukee of the American Hockey League on Saturday.
Analysis: Pardy, 32, signed a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday. He played in 13 games for Milwaukee this season, recording two goals and three assists.
|12/2/2016||Josh Gorges, Buf, D|
|Gorges has an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: He has just one assist in 23 games this season but ranks third on the Sabres in ice time.
|12/2/2016||Ondrej Kase, Anh, RW|
|Kase scored his first NHL goal, John Gibson made 27 saves and the Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Thursday night.
Analysis: The 21-year-old Kase was a seventh-round selection back in 2014, but the Czech forward has found his way to the Ducks' roster after starting the season with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL.
|12/2/2016||John Gibson, Anh, G|
|Gibson shined with 27 saves in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Canucks.
Analysis: Gibson has stopped 66 of 68 shots in winning his last two starts. He's 8-7-3 with a 2.43 goals-against average in 18 games this season.
|12/2/2016||Martin Hanzal, Ari, C|
|Hanzal fired home a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Hanzal snapped a four-game pointless streak. He now has five goals and four assists on the season.
|12/2/2016||Jordan Nolan, LA, C|
|Nolan scored his first two goals of the season - and his first since April 2015 - to help the Los Angeles Kings edge the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Obviously, Nolan isn't much of a fantasy option as he has just three points on the season.
|12/2/2016||Samuel Henley, Col, C|
|Samuel Henley scored in his NHL debut and Semyon Varlamov stopped 34 shots on Thursday for the Avalanche, who are 0-3-1 on their five-game homestand that wraps up Saturday night against Dallas.
Analysis: Henley tied it with a turnaround slapshot from the blue line that appeared to catch Bobrovsky by surprise.
|12/2/2016||Elias Lindholm, Car, C|
|Lindholm left Thursday's game against the Bruins with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Lindholm is day-to-day until we know more.
|12/2/2016||Justin Abdelkader, Det, LW|
|Abdelkader (sprained MCL) was placed on IR on Friday.
Analysis: Abdelkader has four goals and four assists in 22 games for the Red Wings.
|12/2/2016||Artem Anisimov, Chi, C|
|Anisimov appeared to be at 100 percent on Thursday, despite limping off the ice in the third period of Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over Florida after Keith's shot hit the inside of his lower right leg.
Analysis: He contributed his 10th goal of the season in the 4-3 overtime win.
|12/2/2016||Marian Hossa, Chi, RW|
|Hossa scored his team-leading 12th goal through a screen at 1:31 of overtime to lift the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Analysis: The 37-year-old forward is as crafty as ever and seems to have plenty of gas left in the tank - even when Chicago rolls beyond regulation time.
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