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|10/25/2016||Christopher Tanev, Van, D|
|Tanev is dealing with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: The veteran defenseman ranks third on the Canucks in total ice time and is second with 14 blocks. He has one assist in the first six games of the season.
|10/25/2016||Jamie McBain, Ari, D|
|McBain was assigned to Tucson of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.
Analysis: McBain, who was placed on waivers Monday, was held off the scoresheet in each of his three games this season with the Coyotes. The 28-year-old Minnesota native collected two goals, seven assists and six penalty minutes in 44 contests in 2015-16 with the Los Angeles Kings. A second-round pick by Carolina in 2006, McBain scored 30 goals, set up 80 others and had 72 penalty minutes in 348 career contests with the Buffalo Sabres, Hurricanes, Kings and Coyotes.
|10/25/2016||David Backes, Bos, RW|
|Backes will miss Tuesday night's game against the Wild with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Bruins coach Claude Julien calls it a "minor issue" and that Backes is day to day. Backes tops Boston with 11 penalty minutes, but he has only one point in four games after totaling two goals and an assist in the season opener.
|10/24/2016||Corey Crawford, Chi, G|
|Crawford made 29 saves through regulation and overtime and another six in the shootout before allowing former teammate Kris Versteeg's seventh-round goal in Monday's 3-2 home loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Monday's performance was Crawford's best of the season after posting a 3.34 GAA and .886 save percentage in his first four starts. The Blackhawks are off until Friday, when they visit New Jersey. Crawford has one win in four career starts against the Devils and had a 4.59 GAA in losing both matchups last year.
|10/24/2016||Patrick Kane, Chi, RW|
|Kane scored in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Kane's goal was his second of the season and he now has eight points. The Blackhawks are off until Friday, when they visit New Jersey. In two games against the Devils last season, Kane had two goals and an assist.
|10/24/2016||Jonathan Toews, Chi, C|
|Toews was held off the scoresheet in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Toews, Chicago's captain, has just two assists in seven games after averaging 28 goals and 35 assists during his previous nine NHL seasons. Part of the reason for his slow start may be as simple as letting a relationship with new linemates Tyler Motte and Richard Panik develop. The Blackhawks are off until Friday, when they visit New Jersey. In 11 career games against the Devils, Toews has two goals and seven assists.
|10/24/2016||Brian Campbell, Chi, D|
|Campbell scored his first goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Campbell was coming off a three-assist performance - his first since March 15, 2012.
|10/24/2016||Kris Versteeg, Cgy, RW|
|Versteeg scored the shootout winner in the seventh round in Monday's 3-2 victory at Chicago.
Analysis: The Flames are back on the ice on Tuesday in St. Louis - their second game in four days against the Blues. Versteeg scored his first two goals of the season in Saturday's 6-4 home loss to St. Louis.
|10/24/2016||Brian Elliott, Cgy, G|
|Elliott had his best game for the Flames on Monday, stopping 32 shots in regulation and overtime and another seven in the shootout in a 3-2 win at Chicago.
Analysis: Elliott had surrendered 14 goals while posting an .839 save percentage in losing his first three starts for Calgary. The Flames are in St. Louis on Tuesday, and Elliott got the night off when Calgary hosted his former team just last Saturday, a 6-4 loss.
|10/24/2016||Alexander Radulov, Mon, RW|
|Radulov finished with one goal, two assists, five hits, and he drew a penalty in the second period as the Canadiens beat the Flyers 3-1 on Monday.
Analysis: Radulov, who last played in the NFL in 2012, could stand to shoot more. He's only put 11 shots on net in six games.
|10/24/2016||Carey Price, Mon, G|
|Price made 31 saves for his third consecutive win to start the season as the Canadiens beat the Flyers 3-1 on Monday.
Analysis: With 82 shots faced, Price has only allowed five goals - an unsurprisingly great start from one of the game's best.
|10/24/2016||Steve Mason, Phi, G|
|Mason stopped 30 of 32 shots in the Flyers' 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Monday.
Analysis: Mason gave up nine goals on 72 shots in his first three games, but he's allowed only five on 62 shots in his last two.
|10/24/2016||Derek Dorsett, Van, RW|
|Dorsett (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve.
Analysis: The physical forward was hurt on a hit from Los Angeles' Brayden McNabb on Saturday and missed Sunday's game against Anaheim as a result. Dorsett will sit out at least three more games before being eligible to return.
|10/24/2016||Alexandre Burrows, Van, RW|
|Burrows (neck) has been placed on injured reserve.
Analysis: The declining forward was hurt following a collision with Los Angeles' Nick Shore on Saturday and missed Sunday's game against Anaheim as a result. Burrows will sit out at least three more games before being eligible to return.
|10/24/2016||Jeff Skinner, Car, LW|
|Skinner will not play Tuesday in Detroit due to an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: This is the first game missed this season by Skinner, who shares the team lead with six points. Carolina has two days off before playing Friday against the Rangers, so it's possible his absence will last only one game.
|10/24/2016||Anton Khudobin, Bos, G|
|The Bruins announced that Khudobin will miss approximately three weeks after sufffering an upper-body injury during Monday's practice.
Analysis: Trainers were attending to Khudobin's right arm as he left the ice during Monday's session, leaving Boston's goaltending situation in further disarray. With Tuukka Rask also dealing with an undisclosed injury, Malcolm Subban will start Tuesday's game against Minnesota and will be backed up by Zane McIntyre. Both started the season at the Bruins' AHL affiliate in Providence.
|10/24/2016||Jason Spezza, Dal, C|
|Spezza is dealing with an undisclosed injury,
Analysis: Continue to monitor the veteran's progress.
|10/24/2016||Ales Hemsky, Dal, RW|
|The Stars placed Hemsky on injured reserve on Monday.
Analysis: Hemsky, 33, sustained a groin injury playing for Team Czech Republic during the World Cup of Hockey and was activated by the Stars last Saturday after he missed the team's first four games. He aggravated the groin injury during that night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, during which he logged 15:32 of ice time and took one shot on net.
|10/24/2016||Linus Ullmark, Buf, G|
|The Sabres have recalled Ullmark from their AHL affiliate in Rochester.
Analysis: Robin Lehner will miss Tuesday's game at Philadelphia with an illness, so Ullmark will back up Anders Nilsson.
|10/24/2016||Anders Nilsson, Buf, G|
|Buffalo Sabres starting goalie Robin Lehner is sidelined with an illness, which means backup Nilsson will make his season debut at Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Buffalo gave up a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft to acquire Nilsson in a trade with St. Louis in July. He has a 19-22-4 record over three NHL seasons split between three teams, including the New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers.
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