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NHL Recent Player News

Date Player
3/6/2015 Bryan Little, C
Little has an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: The Jets have not disclosed Little's injury.
3/6/2015 J.T. Brown, RW
Brown has an upper-body injury.

Analysis: The Bolts have not updated Brown's status.
3/6/2015 Nino Niederreiter, RW
Niederreiter sat out Thursday with a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Niederreiter's status is in doubt for the surging Wild.
3/6/2015 David Jones, RW
Jones has a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Jones could miss the next game.
3/6/2015 Dustin Byfuglien, D
Byfuglien suffered an apparent upper-body injury Wednesday.

Analysis: Byfuglien has 42 points so adjust your lineup accordingly.
3/6/2015 Eric Nystrom, LW
Nystrom has a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Nystrom's status is in doubt for the next game.
3/6/2015 Mike Smith, G
Smith had 32 saves as he ended his pathetic losing streak Thursday.

Analysis: Smith dropped nine straight starts before coming through with a win in a shootout, though there were doubtfully any fantasy owners left who benefited since any sensible ones long ago got rid of him.
3/6/2015 Eddie Lack, G
Lack had 33 saves Thursday.

Analysis: Lack has potential but Ryan Miller is the starter for Vancouver so his fantasy stock isn't what it could be.
3/6/2015 Jonathan Quick, G
Quick made 15 saves Thursday.

Analysis: Quick is 10-2-0 with a 1.96 GAA in his last 12 starts so he is sizzling hot.
3/6/2015 Dustin Tokarski, G
Tokarski made 26 saves Thursday.

Analysis: Tokarski made a rare start in place of Carey Price.
3/6/2015 David Desharnais, C
Desharnais had two assists Thursday.

Analysis: Desharnais has six points in his last five games.
3/6/2015 Jake Muzzin, D
Muzzin had two assists Thursday.

Analysis: Muzzin has been an assist machine with 25 for the defenseman.
3/6/2015 Marian Gaborik, RW
Gaborik had two goals Thursday.

Analysis: Gaborik has 19 goals and 26 points, though there are better fantasy options.
3/6/2015 Nathan MacKinnon, C
The Colorado Avalanche will be without MacKinnon for at least six weeks after the speedy forward broke his foot.

Analysis: The talented teenager could possibly return to the ice this season if the Avs make the playoffs. Colorado is currently outside of the Western Conference postseason picture. MacKinnon has 14 goals and 24 assists in his sophomore season. He had 63 points a year ago when he was the rookie of the year.
3/5/2015 Willie Mitchell, D
Jaromir Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due to a flu-like illness Thursday.

Analysis: Mitchell had been scheduled to return on Thursday after missing 15 games because of an upper-body injury. He's day to day.
3/5/2015 Erik Gudbranson, D
Jaromir Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due to a flu-like illness Thursday.

Analysis: Gudbranson is day to day.
3/5/2015 Jaromir Jagr, RW
Jagr, Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell all sat out due to a flu-like illness Thursday.

Analysis: Jagr is day to day.
3/5/2015 Alex Ovechkin, LW
Ovechkin was scratched from the Washington Capitals' lineup Thursday night against the streaking Minnesota Wild.

Analysis: The Capitals said Ovechkin, who missed the morning skate, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He leads the league with 43 goals and is tied with linemate Nicklas Backstrom for the points lead with (67). Ovechkin scored two goals in each of Washington's last two games, both wins.
3/5/2015 Mike Ribeiro, C
Ribeiro's former nanny in Texas is suing the Predators center for assaulting her and his wife for threatening her in 2012. In the lawsuit obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, A.T. alleges Ribeiro caused "bodily injury" and asks for more than $1 million in damages along with other relief. The lawsuit was filed the lawsuit July 24 in Collin County District Court in Texas.

Analysis: Ribeiro's attorney Brian Lauten issued a statement Thursday and said he would not discuss the allegations in public. But Lauten says the Ribeiros will fight the lawsuit vigorously. TMZ first reported on the lawsuit Wednesday. The Nashville Predators say they have been made aware of the complaint dating back to when Ribeiro played in Dallas and will not comment further while the lawsuit continues.
3/5/2015 Henrik Zetterberg, C
Zetterberg had two assists in Wednesday's win against the Rangers, returning from a head injury.

Analysis: Zetterberg, who leads Detroit with 36 assists, missed four games with the injury.
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