NHL Recent Player News
|1/19/2017||Kyle Turris, Ott, C|
|Turris took sole possession of the team lead with his 16th goal Thursday at Columbus.
Analysis: He has four goals and four assists over his last seven games.
|1/19/2017||Erik Karlsson, Ott, D|
|Karlsson had an assist Thursday against the Blue Jackets to extend his point streak to four games.
Analysis: He has five assists over that stretch and leads the Senators with 30 on the season.
|1/19/2017||Ryan Dzingel, Ott, LW|
|Dzingel scored his ninth goal Thursday in Columbus.
Analysis: That gave him a point in each of his last three games.
|1/19/2017||Derick Brassard, Ott, C|
|Brassard had an assist Thursday in Columbus.
Analysis: He's registered 10 points in his last 13 games.
|1/19/2017||Thomas Greiss, NYI, G|
|Greiss made 23 saves Thursday to post back-to-back shutouts for the first time in his career as the Islanders beat the Stars 3-0.
Analysis: He's 6-2-2 with a 1.89 GAA and .942 save percentage in his last 10 starts.
|1/19/2017||Kari Lehtonen, Dal, G|
|Lehtonen stopped 33 of 35 shots Thursday as the Stars lost 3-0 to the Islanders.
Analysis: He has a 1.74 GAA and .957 save percentage over his last two appearances after posting marks of 3.92 and .871 in his previous five.
|1/19/2017||John Tavares, NYI, C|
|Tavares scored twice, including a short-handed goal, as the Islanders beat the Stars 3-0 on Thursday.
Analysis: Tavares has seven goals in four games after tallying two in his previous 12. He's taken over the team lead with 18 goals and is on pace for his third straight 30-goal season.
|1/19/2017||Anders Lee, NYI, LW|
|Lee had an assist Thursday against the Stars to give him four points in his last three games.
Analysis: Lee has turned it on since struggling during the first month of the season. He's recorded 14 goals and six assists in his past 25 games.
|1/19/2017||Mark Borowiecki, Ott, D|
|Borowiecki sat out Thursday's game against Columbus due to the flu.
Analysis: He has one goal and one assist with 69 penalty minutes in 40 games this season.
|1/19/2017||Anders Nilsson, Buf, G|
|Nilsson is sick.
Analysis: He is considered day to day.
|1/19/2017||Johnny Boychuk, NYI, D|
|Boychuk sat out Thursday against Dallas because of an upper-body injury. He played Monday against the Bruins, but also missed the previous game.
Analysis: The team said he is day-to-day, and coach Doug Weight said Boychuk's scratch was ''precautionary.''
|1/19/2017||Jujhar Khaira, Edm, LW|
|Khaira is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: He has no fantasy value.
|1/19/2017||Steve Ott, Det, C|
|Ott is dealing with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: He hasn't played since Jan. 12.
|1/19/2017||Linus Ullmark, Buf, G|
|The Buffalo Sabres recalled Ullmark from Rochester of the American Hockey League on Thursday.
Analysis: The recall is the fourth of the season for Ullmark, who has yet to play in a game with the Sabres in 2016-17. The 23-year-old Swede recorded an 8-10-2 mark with a 2.60 goals-against average and .913 save percentage while playing in 20 games during his rookie season in 2015-16.
|1/19/2017||James Reimer, Fla, G|
|Reimer is away from the Panthers to be with his pregnant wife.
Analysis: Coach Tom Rowe said Reimer will likely rejoin the team when it gets home following Monday's game in Arizona.
|1/19/2017||Bryan Little, Wpg, C|
|Little had a goal with an assist Wednesday.
Analysis: He has five points over a five-game stretch.
|1/19/2017||Dustin Byfuglien, Wpg, D|
|Byfuglien had two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has just nine points in his last 18 games.
|1/19/2017||Mike Reilly, Min, D|
|The Minnesota Wild recalled Reilly from Iowa of the American Hockey League on Thursday.
Analysis: Reilly has yet to record a point and averaged 12:57 of ice time while playing in nine games with Minnesota this season. The 23-year-old, who has seven points (one goal, six assists) in 38 career NHL contests, has collected four goals and 11 assists in 29 games with Iowa this season.
|1/19/2017||Mike Smith, Ari, G|
|In Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Jets, Smith stopped 29 of the 35 shots he faced before being replaced by Louis Domingue midway through the third period.
Analysis: Smith, who somehow is an All-Star, has a 3.54 goals-against average during a 1-9-1 stretch.
|1/19/2017||Ondrej Pavelec, Wpg, G|
|Pavelec made 30 saves in his season debut, and the Winnipeg Jets halted a four-game losing streak with goals from six players in a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night.
Analysis: It was Pavelec's first NHL game this season after the veteran goalie was sent to the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose at the end of training camp. The 29-year-old Pavelec was recalled Tuesday to start instead of Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson, who each struggled during the team's winless skid (0-3-1).
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