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NHL Recent Player News

Date Player
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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