NHL Recent Player News
|10/29/2014||Seth Griffith, C|
|Griffith scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: After going without a point in his first three NHL games, the 21-year-old has five points in his last four.
|10/29/2014||Brad Richardson, C|
|Richardson scored twice as the Canucks beat the winless Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Richardson scored his second goal of the game - and the season - into an empty net in the final minute. He does not have much fantasy value at the moment.
|10/29/2014||Ryan Miller, G|
|Miller made 29 saves to earn his 300th victory Tuesday night against Carolina.
Analysis: "It means I have been playing a while," Miller said. "It feels good. It's a collection of a lot of good teams, a lot of good players over the years. I'll take a little moment to reflect. It's been a lot of fun. Just winning's fun and I've gotten to do it quite a bit with some good guys. So I'll try and enjoy this."
|10/28/2014||Mason Raymond, LW|
|Raymond has an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Raymond is on injured reserve, and it's unclear when he'll return.
|10/28/2014||Erik Haula, C|
|Haula is out with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Haula's future status is not known.
|10/28/2014||Matt Cooke, LW|
|Cooke had a goal and an assist in Monday's loss to the New York Rangers.
Analysis: Cooke has four points in his last four games.
|10/28/2014||Rick Nash, LW|
|Nash scored and added an assist in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: He's up to nine goals in nine games after managing 26 in 65 games a season ago.
|10/28/2014||Derick Brassard, C|
|Brassard had a goal and two assists in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: His last seven games have produced four goals and three assists.
|10/28/2014||Mats Zuccarello, LW|
|Zuccarello had a goal and two assists in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: The forward finally got going after managing just an assist in the first seven games of the season.
|10/28/2014||Eric Staal, C|
|The Carolina Hurricanes have activated Staal from injured reserve. The team made the announcement Tuesday, about six hours before their game at Vancouver.
Analysis: Staal suffered an unspecified upper-body injury during the Hurricanes' second game of the season on Oct. 11. He has missed the last five contests. He had one goal and one assist in those two games. To make room for Staal, the Hurricanes reassigned forward Patrick Brown to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte.
|10/28/2014||Matt Cullen, C|
|The Predators are activating Cullen off injured reserve in time for a six-game road trip starting Wednesday at Edmonton.
Analysis: Cullen suffered an upper body injury Sept. 24.
|10/28/2014||Rich Clune, LW|
|The Nashville Predators have placed forward Rich Clune on waivers and assigned forward Viktor Stalberg to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment. The Predators announced the moves Tuesday.
Analysis: Clune had played only one of the first eight games. General manager David Poile says they hope Clune clears waivers so they can assign him to Milwaukee in the American Hockey League and recall him in the future.
|10/28/2014||Sergei Bobrovsky, G|
|The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for one or two weeks with a broken finger.
Analysis: Bobrovsky suffered a fractured finger when he was struck by a puck in practice on Monday. He is 4-4-0 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in eight games this season. The club placed the 2013 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's best goalie on injured reserve and added goaltender Anton Forsberg on emergency recall from its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
|10/27/2014||John Moore, D|
|Moore and forward Chris Kreider were both ejected in the first half of a surprisingly rough game with the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Analysis: Moore was ejected midway through the second for a blatant hit to the head of forward Erik Haula that resulted in a match penalty. Moore could be in line for a suspension from the NHL. The game was surprisingly rough considering these teams are in different conferences and meet only twice per season.
|10/27/2014||Chris Kreider, LW|
|Kreider and defenseman John Moore were both ejected in the first half of a surprisingly rough game with the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
Analysis: Kreider received a major penalty for boarding defenseman Jonas Brodin late in the first period, and Moore was ejected midway through the second for a blatant hit to the head of forward Erik Haula that resulted in a match penalty. Kreider was behind Brodin as they chased a loose puck in the Wild end. Kreider used his arm to shove Brodin in the middle of the back as they got to the goal line and drove him into the end boards with 15.8 seconds left in the opening period.
|10/27/2014||Ryan Reaves, RW|
|Reaves has the flu.
Analysis: Reaves could miss Tuesday's game in Dallas.
|10/27/2014||Vladimir Tarasenko, RW|
|Tarasenko has the flu.
Analysis: Tarasenko could miss Tuesday's game in Dallas.
|10/27/2014||Martin Havlat, LW|
|Havlat is out for the Devils due to facial lacerations.
Analysis: Havlat's status is not known.
|10/27/2014||David Moss, RW|
|Moss sustained an upper-body injury Thursday against Minnesota.
Analysis: Moss is expected to be out at least a week.
|10/27/2014||Anze Kopitar, C|
|Kopitar left the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday in the second period with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Analysis: Kopitar is with the Kings on a road trip that started in Philly.
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