NHL Recent Player News
|1/19/2017||Anders Nilsson, Buf, G|
|Nilsson is sick.
Analysis: He is considered day to day.
|1/19/2017||Johnny Boychuk, NYI, D|
|Boychuk is reportedly out Thursday with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: It's uncertain if this is the same injury that forced him to miss time last weekend.
|1/19/2017||Jujhar Khaira, Edm, LW|
|Khaira is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: He has no fantasy value.
|1/19/2017||Steve Ott, Det, C|
|Ott is dealing with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: He hasn't played since Jan. 12.
|1/19/2017||Linus Ullmark, Buf, G|
|The Buffalo Sabres recalled Ullmark from Rochester of the American Hockey League on Thursday.
Analysis: The recall is the fourth of the season for Ullmark, who has yet to play in a game with the Sabres in 2016-17. The 23-year-old Swede recorded an 8-10-2 mark with a 2.60 goals-against average and .913 save percentage while playing in 20 games during his rookie season in 2015-16.
|1/19/2017||James Reimer, Fla, G|
|Reimer is away from the Panthers to be with his pregnant wife.
Analysis: Coach Tom Rowe said Reimer will likely rejoin the team when it gets home following Monday's game in Arizona.
|1/19/2017||Bryan Little, Wpg, C|
|Little had a goal with an assist Wednesday.
Analysis: He has five points over a five-game stretch.
|1/19/2017||Dustin Byfuglien, Wpg, D|
|Byfuglien had two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has just nine points in his last 18 games.
|1/19/2017||Mike Reilly, Min, D|
|The Minnesota Wild recalled Reilly from Iowa of the American Hockey League on Thursday.
Analysis: Reilly has yet to record a point and averaged 12:57 of ice time while playing in nine games with Minnesota this season. The 23-year-old, who has seven points (one goal, six assists) in 38 career NHL contests, has collected four goals and 11 assists in 29 games with Iowa this season.
|1/19/2017||Mike Smith, Ari, G|
|In Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Jets, Smith stopped 29 of the 35 shots he faced before being replaced by Louis Domingue midway through the third period.
Analysis: Smith, who somehow is an All-Star, has a 3.54 goals-against average during a 1-9-1 stretch.
|1/19/2017||Ondrej Pavelec, Wpg, G|
|Pavelec made 30 saves in his season debut, and the Winnipeg Jets halted a four-game losing streak with goals from six players in a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night.
Analysis: It was Pavelec's first NHL game this season after the veteran goalie was sent to the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose at the end of training camp. The 29-year-old Pavelec was recalled Tuesday to start instead of Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson, who each struggled during the team's winless skid (0-3-1).
|1/19/2017||Dylan Larkin, Det, C|
|Larkin had a goal with an assist Wednesday.
Analysis: He had one point in his previous seven contests.
|1/19/2017||Tomas Tatar, Det, LW|
|Tatar had a goal with two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: This snapped a three-game point for the talented winger.
|1/19/2017||Frank Vatrano, Bos, C|
|Vatrano had two goals Wednesday.
Analysis: He has goals and eight points on the season.
|1/19/2017||Brad Marchand, Bos, LW|
|Marchand had two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: His 45 points are a team high.
|1/19/2017||Patrice Bergeron, Bos, C|
|Bergeron had a goal with two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has 11 points (five goals, six assists) over an 11-game stretch.
|1/19/2017||Michael Sgarbossa, Fla, C|
|Sgarbossa scored his first NHL goal Wednesday.
Analysis: He has played 30 games, so has no fantasy value.
|1/19/2017||Aaron Ekblad, Fla, D|
|Ekblad had two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has four assists in his last four games.
|1/19/2017||Connor McDavid, Edm, C|
|McDavid scored the winning goal in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers won their fourth game in a row, 4-3 over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: McDavid, who also had two assists in the game, got a breakaway late in overtime and got the puck away with 2.6 seconds left. McDavid got his 101st point with seven minutes to play in the opening frame.
|1/19/2017||Dustin Brown, LA, RW|
|Brown had two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has six points over five games.
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