NHL Recent Player News

Date Player
2/27/2015 Scott Gomez, C
Gomez played Friday for the Devils.

Analysis: Gomez had the flu.
2/27/2015 Kimmo Timonen, D
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia on Friday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-rounder.

Analysis: Timonen is set to return after being sidelined all season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. The 39-year-old native of Finland has been expected to retire after this season, although the trade could change his plans.
2/27/2015 Brandon Dubinsky, C
Dubinsky was knocked off his feet, landed awkwardly on his head and crashed into the end boards Wednesday while scoring.

Analysis: Dubinsky has what the team called an upper-body injury.
2/27/2015 Tuukka Rask, G
Rask has had his streak of playing in 18 straight games snapped Friday.

Analysis: Rask was not feeling well at the Bruins' morning skate Friday and he did not dress for the game against the New Jersey Devils later that night. He had started 16 of the last 18 games.
2/27/2015 Brian Gibbons, C
The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled center Brian Gibbons from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Analysis: Gibbons, a free agent signing from Pittsburgh last summer, has five assists in 21 games this season with the Blue Jackets. The Braintree, Massachusetts, native has three goals and six assists in 10 games at Springfield.
2/27/2015 Matt Calvert, LW
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve.

Analysis: Calvert is out indefinitely due to a concussion. Calvert has recorded 10 goals and nine assists in 49 games this season and has totaled 39 goals and 43 assists in 202 career NHL games after being Columbus' fifth pick in the 2008 NHL draft.
2/27/2015 Mike Fisher, C
Fisher had a goal and assist in Nashville's loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

Analysis: Fisher snapped an 11-game goalless drought, and has seven points in his last eight games.
2/27/2015 Nino Niederreiter, RW
Niederreiter scored two goals in Minnesota's win over Nashville on Thursday.

Analysis: Niederreiter now has 21 goals on the season, crossing the 20-goal milestone for the first time in his career.
2/27/2015 Corey Crawford, G
Crawford needed only 20 saves to pick up his second shutout in a 3-0 win at Florida.

Analysis: Crawford had given up eight goals on 44 shots while losing his previous two starts.
2/27/2015 Jonathan Bernier, G
Bernier starred for the Leafs with a season-high 47 saves in Thursday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

Analysis: Bernier has won two in a row after a personal 0-8-2 stretch. He owns a decent 2.61 goals-against average over his last 13 starts.
2/27/2015 Jacob De La Rose, LW
De La Rose had his first two NHL goals in a 5-2 victory at Columbus on Thursday.

Analysis: De La Rose hadn't scored a goal over his first 11 games, while recording only one assist for the Canadiens.
2/27/2015 Jason LaBarbera, G
The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned backup goalie Jason LaBarbera to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk.

Analysis: LaBarbera's return to the minors means starting goalie Frederik Andersen is ready to return from a head injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Feb. 8.
2/27/2015 Logan Couture, C
Couture has been fined $5,000 by the NHL on Friday for tripping Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith. The fine is the maximum allowed under the league's collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players' Association.

Analysis: Couture came from behind and used his skate to knock Smith to the ice in the third period of Detroit's 3-2 victory on Thursday night. He was called for tripping on the play, while Smith was assessed a hooking penalty.
2/27/2015 Mike Hoffman, LW
Hoffman scored in Thursday's 1-0 win over the Kings.

Analysis: He has five goals and six assists in 12 games.
2/27/2015 Andrew Hammond, G
Hammond made 35 saves to earn his second consecutive shutout in his fourth career start, and the Senators snapped the Los Angeles Kings' eight-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Thursday night.

Analysis: Hammond, the AHL veteran pressed into action in Ottawa by injuries to Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner, extended his own scoreless streak to 171 minutes, 44 seconds by hanging on in the final minutes.
2/27/2015 Danny DeKeyser, D
DeKeyser had two assists Thursday.

Analysis: These are his first points in six games.
2/27/2015 Mark Giordano, D
Giordano has been sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed upper-body injury and won't play against the New York Islanders on Friday night.

Analysis: The NHL's top-scoring defenseman left Wednesday night's 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in the third period after he was hauled down by Devils forward Steve Bernier. General manager Brad Treliving says the team wants "to make sure we're being diligent in terms of the protocol on all of the medical side of things. Once we know where Mark's at, definitively, we'll share that."
2/26/2015 Erik Cole, LW
Cole returned Friday for Dallas.

Analysis: Cole had an upper-body injury.
2/26/2015 Nathan Horton, RW
The Blue Jackets acquired right wing David Clarkson from the Maple Leafs on Thursday in exchange for Horton.

Analysis: Horton, who may not play again due to a degenerative condition in his back, is signed at a $5.3 million salary cap hit through 2018-19. The 29-year-old Horton was a prized signing two years ago, has not played for the Blue Jackets all season. He has 203 goals and 218 assists in 627 NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers.
2/26/2015 David Clarkson, RW
The Blue Jackets acquired Clarkson from the Maple Leafs on Thursday in exchange for right winger Nathan Horton.

Analysis: Clarkson has been a major disappointment in two seasons with Toronto since signing a free-agent deal with a salary cap hit of $5.25 million through 2018-19. The 30-year-old Clarkson has 10 goals and five assists in 58 games this season. He has 112 goals and 84 assists in 544 NHL games with the Maple Leafs and New Jersey.
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