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12/12/2017 Johnny Boychuk, NYI, D
Boychuk sat out his third straight game Monday with an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: Boychuk participated in the team's morning skate and was labeled a game-time decision.
12/12/2017 Brock Nelson, NYI, C
Nelson scored his ninth goal of the season 2:36 into the first period on Monday.

Analysis: Nelson has come alive of late with three goals over his last five games.
12/12/2017 Jaroslav Halak, NYI, G
Halak came through with one of his best games of the season on Monday. He made 31 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 to snap a three-game winless streak.

Analysis: It was the second time this season that Halak held an opponent to a single goal and the third time New York has allowed one goal as a team. Halak's strong performance came after coach Doug Weight sternly defended his goaltenders following the team's skate Monday morning. New York was 1-3-1 over its last five games.
12/11/2017 Alexander Kerfoot, Col, RW
Kerfoot apparently suffered a lower-body injury Monday against the Penguins and he will sit out Tuesday.

Analysis: The rookie is among the team leaders with 21 points. He is considered day to day.
12/11/2017 Corey Perry, Anh, RW
Perry left Monday's game against Carolina with a lower-body injury that apparently is knee related. According to NBC, Perry was actually getting looked over at a local hospital.

Analysis: Perry, who leads the Ducks with 22 points, was skating in the Carolina offensive zone when he collided with Hurricanes left winger Jeff Skinner and had to be helped off the ice favoring his right leg. His departure comes in the same game captain Ryan Getzlaf came back from a fractured cheekbone that had sidelined him since Oct. 29.
12/11/2017 Antoine Roussel, Dal, LW
Roussel was held out Monday after suffering an upper-body injury against the Golden Knights on Saturday.

Analysis: This appears to be a precautionary move more than anything.
12/11/2017 Nail Yakupov, Col, RW
Yakupov remains out with an illness.

Analysis: It's uncertain when Yakupov will return, but he does not have a point in his last six games.
12/11/2017 Rick Nash, NYR, RW
Nash scored his eighth goal of the season Monday against the Stars.

Analysis: Nash also had two assists Saturday against the Devils after totaling just two points in the previous nine games.
12/11/2017 Jamie Benn, Dal, LW
Benn had an assist Monday against the Rangers.

Analysis: Benn has five points in the last six games after going five straight without one.
12/11/2017 Tristan Jarry, Pit, G
Jarry stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 2-1 loss to Colorado on Monday.

Analysis: Since replacing injured starter Matt Murray, Jarry has gone 3-2-0 with a 2.26 GAA and .927 save percentage in six starts. However, it looks like he will the backup again soon as Murray could return Thursday in Las Vegas.
12/11/2017 Evgeni Malkin, Pit, C
Malkin had an assist Monday against the Avalanche.

Analysis: He has two goals and five assists over a six-game point streak to give him 28 points in 28 contests this season.
12/11/2017 Phil Kessel, Pit, RW
Kessel scored again Monday against Colorado to give him a five-game point streak.

Analysis: Of Kessel's team-leading 15 goals, seven have come over the last nine contests. The three-time All-Star has been on a tear for over a month now, having amassed 11 goals and 11 assists in the past 17 games.
12/11/2017 Jake Guentzel, Pit, LW
Guentzel had an assist Monday against the Avs.

Analysis: He has six goals and four assists in the last 10 games.
12/11/2017 Erik Johnson, Col, D
Johnson had an assist Monday in Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Johnson now has a three-game point streak after scoring a goal in each of the previous two contests.
12/11/2017 Blake Comeau, Col, RW
Comeau scored into an empty net Monday in Pittsburgh.

Analysis: He has 14 points in the last 22 games after failing to record one in the first seven.
12/11/2017 Dustin Byfuglien, Wpg, D
Byfuglien, who was put on injured reserve with a lower-body injury suffered in last Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay, is not expected back on the ice until after Christmas, according to coach Paul Maurice.

Analysis: The defenseman has no goals and 15 assists in 28 games this season.
12/11/2017 Corey Crawford, Chi, G
Crawford stopped 31 shots in the Blackhawks' 3-1 win over the Coyotes on Sunday.

Analysis: Crawford has now stopped 57 of 60 shots in winning both starts since coming off IR. The Blackhawks host the Panthers on Tuesday, and Crawford stopped 37 shots in a 4-1 win in Florida on Nov. 25. Crawford is 3-0-0 in four career home starts versus the Panthers, posting a 0.91 GAA with a shutout.
12/11/2017 Patrick Kane, Chi, RW
Kane had a pair of assists in the Blackhawks' 3-1 win over the Coyotes on Sunday

Analysis: Kane assisted on Artem Anisimov's go-ahead goal with 4:47 remaining in the third period, and he set up Nick Schmaltz's goal less than two minutes later. Kane had not recorded a point in his previous four games. "Something's got to change," he said. "You've got to fix it yourself or change some things up." The Blackhawks host the Panthers on Tuesday, and Kane had a goal in Florida on Nov. 25.
12/11/2017 Evan Rodrigues, Buf, LW
Rodrigues scored both goals for the Sabres in Sunday's 3-2 OT loss at St. Louis.

Analysis: Rodrigues was playing in just his third game this season after coming back from a hand injury.
12/11/2017 Evander Kane, Buf, LW
Kane had an assist in Sunday's 3-2 OT loss at St. Louis.

Analysis: Kane, who ranks second on the Sabres with 59 hits, has a four-game point streak.
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