NHL Recent Player News
|11/27/2015||Tyler Johnson, TB, C|
|Johnson left after the first period of a game Friday at the Washington Capitals and will not return. The team did not provide a reason for his departure.
Analysis: Johnson played only one first-period shift in his second game back from an upper-body injury that sidelined him for three games. He has four goals and seven assists in 21 games this season.
|11/27/2015||Alexander Semin, Mon, RW|
|Semin is expected to miss at least a week with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: It's been a tough Thanksgiving for Montreal, which also found out that goalie Carey Price would be out for at least a week with a leg injury.
|11/27/2015||Kari Lehtonen, Dal, G|
|Lehtonen will be out for at least five days, according to the Stars' official website.
Analysis: Lehtonen is 9-1-0 with a 2.41 goals-against average in 11 games this season.
|11/26/2015||Gabriel Landeskog, Col, LW|
|Landeskog had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's loss to Ottawa.
Analysis: The Colorado captain has a goal and four helpers over a four-game point streak.
|11/26/2015||Nathan MacKinnon, Col, C|
|MacKinnon recorded a goal and an assist in Wednesday's loss to Ottawa.
Analysis: The former No. 1 overall pick is one of the few Avs having a nice season, as he's now up to 10 goals and 23 points in 22 games.
|11/26/2015||Bobby Ryan, Ott, RW|
|Ryan had his nine-game point streak end Wednesday at Colorado.
Analysis: The high-scoring wing was probably due for an off night after compiling four goals and 11 points over the surge.
|11/26/2015||Kyle Turris, Ott, C|
|Turris notched a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win at Colorado.
Analysis: The center now has a team-leading 11 goals, three of which have come over Ottawa's last four games.
|11/26/2015||Shane Prince, Ott, LW|
|Prince scored his first two NHL goals and added an assist Wednesday at Colorado.
Analysis: A nice performance for the rookie, who could be a player to keep an eye on down the road.
|11/26/2015||Semyon Varlamov, Col, G|
|Varlamov was pulled early in the second period of Wednesday's loss to Ottawa.
Analysis: Varlamov surrendered three goals on 15 shots before exiting his second start since returning from a groin injury. He has a 3.22 GAA and isn't a trustworthy option at the moment.
|11/26/2015||Patrick Marleau, SJ, LW|
|Marleau remained hot with a goal and an assist in Wednesday's loss to Chicago.
Analysis: The San Jose captain has four goals and four assists over a six-game stretch. Marleau netted just four goals over the Sharks' first 16 contests.
|11/26/2015||Brent Burns, SJ, D|
|Burns had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's loss to Chicago.
Analysis: He's now scored in three straight games and is putting up excellent numbers for a defenseman with nine goals and 10 assists.
|11/26/2015||Artemi Panarin, Chi, LW|
|Panarin contributed two assists to Wednesday's win at San Jose.
Analysis: The rookie continues to produce, having amassed five goals and seven assists over his last nine outings.
|11/26/2015||Jonathan Toews, Chi, C|
|Toews scored for a second straight game in Friday's win at San Jose.
Analysis: The Chicago captain has been his usual steady self, generating eight goals and seven assists through 22 games.
|11/26/2015||Patrick Kane, Chi, RW|
|Kane added to his career-high point streak with two assists in Wednesday's win at San Jose.
Analysis: Kane's run is up to 17 games, during which he's compiled 10 goals and 18 assists. His 34 points leads the NHL and his 13 goals are tied for second in the league.
|11/26/2015||Martin Jones, SJ, G|
|Jones had a clunker in Wednesday's loss to Chicago, allowing four goals on 25 shots.
Analysis: Jones had been brilliant in winning his five previous starts, producing a 1.56 GAA and a .950 save percentage over that stretch.
|11/26/2015||Rick Nash, NYR, LW|
|Nash scored his seventh goal of the season Wednesday against Montreal.
Analysis: Nash has piled up five goals in his last three games.
|11/26/2015||Tomas Plekanec, Mon, C|
|Plekanec put forth his second three-assist effort of the season Wednesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Plekanec leads Montreal with 23 points, including 16 assists.
|11/26/2015||Corey Crawford, Chi, G|
|Crawford bounced back with 25 saves in Wednesday's 5-2 win at San Jose.
Analysis: He stopped just 14 of 19 shots in his last start Saturday at Vancouver. Crawford's been inconsistent in posting a 2.57 GAA thus far, though his track record says he'll improve.
|11/26/2015||Max Pacioretty, Mon, LW|
|Pacioretty had a goal and an assist Wednesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Pacioretty is riding an impressive hot streak with five goals and six assists over his last nine games.
|11/26/2015||Alex Galchenyuk, Mon, C|
|Galchenyuk scored his fourth goal of the season and added his 11th assist Wednesday against the Rangers.
Analysis: Galchenyuk has recorded at least one point in a season-high three straight games after going without a point in four straight.
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