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Date Player
1/28/2015 Simon Gagne, LW
A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Bruins have placed Gagne on waivers for the purpose of releasing him.

Analysis: The decision is regarded a formality. Two weeks ago, the Bruins announced Gagne was placed on their "suspended" list and would miss the remainder of the season following the death of his father in December. He had three goals and an assist in 23 games with the Bruins this season.
1/28/2015 Jiri Hudler, RW
Hudler had two assists Tuesday.

Analysis: He had one point in his previous six contests.
1/28/2015 Johnny Gaudreau, LW
Gaudreau scored twice in a 4-1 victory Tuesday night that extended the Buffalo Sabres' team-record losing streak to 12 games.

Analysis: Gaudreau tied sophomore Sean Monahan for the team lead in goals with 15.
1/28/2015 Devan Dubnyk, G
Dubnyk stopped 23 shots for Minnesota in Tuesday's 2-1 win.

Analysis: He is 3-1-0 with a 2.04 goals-against average since being acquired by Minnesota on Jan. 14.
1/28/2015 Charlie Coyle, C
Coyle scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:23 remaining to lift the Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday night.

Analysis: He only has two points in seven games.
1/28/2015 Rickard Rakell, C
Rakell had a goal with an assist Tuesday.

Analysis: He's recorded seven of his 15 points in the last six games.
1/28/2015 Frederik Andersen, G
Andersen had to make only 17 saves in his third career shutout as the Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 Tuesday night.

Analysis: All three of Andersen's shutouts have come this season.
1/28/2015 Dion Phaneuf, D
Phaneuf has a hand injury.

Analysis: Phaneuf is expected to be out at least one week.
1/27/2015 Michael Raffl, LW
Raffl has an illness.

Analysis: He's considered day-to-day.
1/27/2015 Zac Rinaldo, LW
Rinaldo was suspended for eight games by the NHL for charging and boarding Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

Analysis: Rinaldo is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the league's labor agreement. He loses $73,170.72 in salary, which goes to the players' emergency assistance fund. The play occurred at 15:36 of the first period of Philadelphia's 3-2 overtime victory last Tuesday. Rinaldo was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct. He's not eligible to return until Feb. 17 against Columbus.
1/27/2015 Taylor Hall, LW
Hall is out with a leg injury.

Analysis: It's unclear how long Hall will be out, so continue to monitor the developments.
1/27/2015 Eric Boulton, LW
Boulton has a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Boulton is on injured reserve, but he has little fantasy value.
1/27/2015 Martin Brodeur, G
Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring. He plans a Thursday news conference to announce that he is retiring and will join the Blues in a management role in hockey operations.

Analysis: The 42-year-old Brodeur wrapped up a 22-year career with St. Louis after signing as a free agent on Dec. 2. He was 3-3 and his final victory was a 3-0 shutout over Colorado on Dec. 29.
1/27/2015 Michal Neuvirth, G
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray told the team's official website that Neuvirth suffered a lower-body injury during the All-Star break.

Analysis: Murray added that the goaltender will not be with the team on its four consecutive road games. Matt Hackett was recalled from the minors Monday.
1/26/2015 Kyle Okposo, RW
Okposo will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of an undisclosed upper-body injury.

Analysis: Okposo, who played in New York's first 46 games this season, is second on the club with 44 points - one fewer than All-Star John Tavares. He has 14 goals, including four against Pittsburgh on Jan. 16.
1/26/2015 Nikita Zadorov, D
The Buffalo Sabres have suspended rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov for failing to report to the team on time following the NHL all-star break.

Analysis: The Sabres did not say how long the suspension would last. The penalty was handed down after Zadorov missed Monday afternoon's practice.
1/26/2015 Mike Richards, C
The Los Angeles Kings have assigned Mike Richards to their AHL affiliate after the high-priced center cleared waivers. Richards was sent to the Manchester Monarchs on Tuesday after no NHL team picked him up.

Analysis: Richards went on waivers Monday. The formerly prolific goal-scorer has just five goals and 10 assists in 47 games this season and is making $7 million as part of his 12-year, $69 million contract through 2020.
1/24/2015 Tyler Johnson, C
Johnson has been ruled out from playing in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Saturday night because of a lower body injury.

Analysis: The Lightning also announced that it's unclear whether the second-year player will be able to compete in the All-Star game on Sunday. The team did not reveal the severity of the injury or how Johnson was hurt. Johnson is eighth in the NHL and leads Tampa Bay with 48 points (17 goals and 31 assists) in 46 games this season.
1/22/2015 Erik Johnson, D
The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury.

Analysis: The 26-year-old has a career-high 12 goals this season.
1/22/2015 Evgeni Malkin, C
Malkin has a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Malkin's status is unclear.
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