NHL Recent Player News
|2/12/2016||Josh Leivo, Tor, LW|
|Leivo left Thursday's game with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: He's scored both of his goals this season in the last two games.
|2/12/2016||Benoit Pouliot, Edm, LW|
|Pouliot had four assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has eight assists in six games.
|2/12/2016||Jordan Eberle, Edm, RW|
|Eberle recorded a hat trick Thursday.
Analysis: Seeing time on the same line with talented rookie Connor McDavid, Eberle has seven goals and three assists in six games.
|2/12/2016||Connor McDavid, Edm, C|
|McDavid had two goals and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers powered past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Analysis: "His performance did all the speaking," coach Todd McLellan said of 19-year-old rookie McDavid. "You turn into a fan as a coach and as players and just admire what he and his linemates did." McDavid has four goals and eight assists in six games since missing almost three months with a broken clavicle.
|2/12/2016||Logan Couture, SJ, C|
|Couture had a goal with three assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has two goals and five assists in his last three games.
|2/12/2016||Brent Burns, SJ, D|
|Burns had two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He had four points in his previous 11 contests.
|2/12/2016||Johnny Gaudreau, Cgy, LW|
|Gaudreau had two assists Thursday.
Analysis: He has five assists in five games.
|2/12/2016||Karri Ramo, Cgy, G|
|Ramo stopped 29 of 34 shots before being helped off the ice with an apparent lower leg injury Thursday.
Analysis: Ramo was hit by Joonas Donskoi after being tripped by Mark Giordano with three minutes remaining in regulation. Jonas Hiller replaced Ramo and stopped all eight shots he faced. Ramo's status going forward is uncertain.
|2/12/2016||Sam Bennett, Cgy, C|
|Bennett had a goal with two assists Thursday for the Flames.
Analysis: He has two goals with four assists in three games after going without a point in five straight.
|2/12/2016||Ondrej Palat, TB, LW|
|Palat missed Thursday's practice with the flu.
Analysis: Tampa Bay coach John Cooper is hopeful he will be available for Friday's game against Nashville.
|2/12/2016||Valtteri Filppula, TB, C|
|Filppula has the flu, putting his availability into question for Friday's game against Nashville.
Analysis: He sat out Thursday's practice.
|2/12/2016||Danny DeKeyser, Det, D|
|The Red Wings said DeKeyser has a bruise and nothing is broken after he limped off the ice after blocking a shot with his right knee early in the third period on Thursday.
Analysis: He should be good to go for Friday's home game against Colorado.
|2/12/2016||Jared Cowen, Tor, D|
|Cowen missed Thursday's game due to tightness in his hip.
Analysis: He was acquired by the Maple Leafs on Tuesday and hasn't yet played for them.
|2/11/2016||Pavel Datsyuk, Det, C|
|Datsyuk assisted on the game-winning goal during the third period of Wednesday's victory over Ottawa.
Analysis: The veteran center was coming off a two-goal effort Monday against Florida. Datsyuk has five points over a three-game streak.
|2/11/2016||Ryan Miller, Van, G|
|Miller was in top form during Wednesday's 2-1 win at Arizona.
Analysis: The veteran goaltender came up with 33 saves to end a five-start losing streak. Miller has been solid since the All-Star break, though, having yielded four goals in three starts.
|2/11/2016||Craig Anderson, Ott, G|
|Anderson stopped 26 of 28 shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Anderson didn't get the win despite a third straight solid effort. He's yielded just four goals while recording a .954 save percentage over that stretch.
|2/11/2016||Petr Mrazek, Det, G|
|Mrazek was sharp again in Wednesday's 3-1 over Ottawa.
Analysis: With Wednesday's 22-save effort, Mrazek has yielded just two goals in winning three consecutive starts.
|2/11/2016||Ryan Murray, Cls, D|
|The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a two-year, $5.65 million contract extension Thursday.
Analysis: The 22-year-old Murray has four goals and 13 assists in 55 games this season, his third with Columbus. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft.
|2/11/2016||Nazem Kadri, Tor, C|
|Kadri has a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Kadri's status is uncertain on this road trip.
|2/11/2016||Nazem Kadri, Tor, C|
|The NHL has fined Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri $5,000 for making a throat-slashing gesture at Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano earlier in the week.
Analysis: Kadri was fined the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement for making the inappropriate gesture. Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello said during a radio appearance Wednesday that the club had spoken to Kadri about the gesture.
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