NHL Recent Player News
|10/30/2014||Torey Krug, D|
|Krug is expected to miss two to three weeks with a broken finger.
Analysis: Krug, who leads Boston defensemen with six points, suffered the injury in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.
|10/30/2014||Joe Colborne, C|
|Colborne was forced to leave Tuesday's shootout loss to Montreal with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: The Calgary center is considered day to day.
|10/30/2014||Brad Marchand, LW|
|Marchand left Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed ailment.
Analysis: Coach Claude Julien merely said Marchand "tweaked something" but he was hopeful he'd play Thursday against Buffalo.
|10/30/2014||Mark Letestu, C|
|Letestu is expected to miss the next two to four weeks.
Analysis: The Columbus center has a groin injury.
|10/30/2014||Matt Stajan, C|
|The Flames placed Stajan on injured reserve Wednesday saying they expect him to miss about six weeks of action.
Analysis: Stajan left Tuesday's win over the Canadiens following a knee-to-knee collision with Montreal's Jarred Tinordi, who received a minor penalty for the hit.
|10/30/2014||Artem Anisimov, C|
|Anisimov's status is unknown for upcoming games after he was forced to leave in the second period of a 5-2 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Columbus center did not return after taking a hit to the head from Senators defenseman Eric Gryba.
|10/30/2014||James Wisniewski, D|
|Wisniewski will likely miss the next week or two because of a broken finger.
Analysis: The Columbus defenseman suffered his injury in the third period of a 5-2 loss to Ottawa on Oct. 28.
|10/30/2014||David Backes, C|
|Backes left Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Dallas with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: The St. Louis captain's status is unclear for upcoming games.
|10/29/2014||Brian Boyle, C|
|Boyle scored twice in Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: It was his first multipoint effort of the seasons and just his fourth in four seasons, so don't expect it to become a trend.
|10/29/2014||Nikita Kucherov, RW|
|Kucherov scored three goals in Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: It was his first career multigoal game, but he's got seven points in his last three contests.
|10/29/2014||Tyler Johnson, C|
|Johnson had four assists in Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: He has 11 points on a seven-game streak.
|10/29/2014||Vladimir Tarasenko, RW|
|Tarasenko had a hat trick - including the winning goal in overtime - and added an assist in Tuesday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: It was a breakout game for Tarasenko, who had only one goal in his previous seven.
|10/29/2014||Jonathan Bernier, G|
|Bernier needed only 10 saves to blank the visiting Sabres, 4-0 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Bernier has gone 2-1-1 with a 1.84 goals-against average in his last four starts.
|10/29/2014||Clarke MacArthur, LW|
|MacArthur finished with two goals and an assist in Ottawa's 5-2 win at Columbus on Tuesday.
Analysis: MacArthur hadn't scored in his previous three games. He has four goals and three assists in eight games.
|10/29/2014||Sidney Crosby, C|
|Crosby continued his hot start with two more goals in an 8-3 win over New Jersey on Tuesday.
Analysis: Crosby has three goals in his last two games and seven scores with seven assists overall this season. Hopefully, he's in your lineup.
|10/29/2014||Ray Emery, G|
|Emery stopped 38 shots in Tuesday's overtime win over Los Angeles.
Analysis: He's won his last four appearances, and his last two have been especially impressive with 73 saves, a 1.96 goals-against average and .948 save percentage.
|10/29/2014||Brock Nelson, C|
|Nelson recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg.
Analysis: Nelson is up to 12 points in nine games with consecutive multipoint performances.
|10/29/2014||Bryan Little, C|
|Little recorded three assists in Tuesday's win over the New York Islanders.
Analysis: He's averaging a point a game and has two goals and four assists on a four-game point streak.
|10/29/2014||Andrew Ladd, LW|
|Ladd scored twice in Tuesday's win over the New York Islanders.
Analysis: He has four goals and two assists over his last four games, a 3-1-0 stretch for Winnipeg.
|10/29/2014||Milan Lucic, LW|
|Lucic had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: He's come on strong with eight points in six games after going without a point in his first five.
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