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Date Player
11/28/2014 Eric Brewer, D
The Anaheim Ducks, strapped for healthy defensemen, acquired 16-year veteran Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2015 draft.

Analysis: The 35-year-old Brewer was the fifth overall pick in the 1997 draft by the New York Islanders. He also played for Edmonton and St. Louis, where he was captain for three seasons. He was in the playoffs twice with the Oilers and twice with the Lightning.
11/28/2014 Martin Brodeur, G
Brodeur took the ice Friday at the St. Louis Blues' morning skate, eager to show he still can play at a top level.

Analysis: Brodeur spent the last 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils and leads the NHL in wins (688), games played (1,259), losses (394) and shutouts (124). He joined the Blues on a tryout basis.
11/28/2014 Filip Forsberg, RW
Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to lift the Predators over Edmonton 1-0 Thursday night, handing the Oilers their eighth consecutive defeat.

Analysis: This was his first point in four games.
11/28/2014 Pekka Rinne, G
Rinne made 37 saves and Filip Forsberg scored at 3:55 of overtime to lift the Predators over Edmonton 1-0 Thursday night, handing the Oilers their eighth consecutive defeat.

Analysis: Nashville won its third straight thanks in large part to Rinne, who stopped Jordan Eberle on a penalty shot early in the extra session. It was Rinne's second shutout of the season and the 34th of his career. His 15 wins lead the NHL.
11/28/2014 Roberto Luongo, G
Luongo left in the second period of Wednesday's win over Carolina with an upper-body injury and was replaced by Al Montoya.

Analysis: Coach Gerard Gallant said he didn't think the injury is serious, but it remains to be seen if Luongo will miss additional time.
11/28/2014 Adam Lowry, LW
Lowry has been suspended for one game by the NHL for boarding Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta in Wednesday's 2-1 victory in Buffalo.

Analysis: Lowry will forfeit $4,453.41. He was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct on the play.
11/28/2014 Ryan Garbutt, RW
Garbutt has been suspended for two games by the NHL after kneeing Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall in the Stars' 3-2 victory Tuesday.

Analysis: Garbutt was assessed a minor penalty for tripping on the play. He's considered a repeat offender and will forfeit $43,902.44 in salary.
11/27/2014 Matt Cullen, C
Cullen sat out Thursday's shutout of woeful Edmonton with an upper-body injury.

Analysis: Cullen is day to day.
11/27/2014 Zack Kassian, RW
Kassian will be out for some time due to a finger injury.

Analysis: Coach Willie Desjardins told the Canucks' official Twitter feed that Kassian will miss a "a few weeks."
11/27/2014 Scottie Upshall, RW
Upshall missed Wednesday's game with a lower-body injury sustained against Minnesota on Monday.

Analysis: Upshall's is day to day.
11/27/2014 Matt Hendricks, LW
Hendricks has injured his leg against the Nashville Predators. Facing his former team, Hendricks blocked Shea Weber's shot from just a few feet away in the right faceoff circle at 2:12 of the first period Thursday night. Hendricks hobbled back to the Edmonton bench and proceeded directly to the locker room.

Analysis: During the first intermission, the Oilers announced that Hendricks would not return to the game due to a leg injury. Weber's shot appeared to hit him in the left leg. Hendricks has played in all 23 of Edmonton's games this season, scoring two goals and adding three assists to go along with a team-high 30 penalty minutes.
11/27/2014 Daniel Alfredsson, RW
Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement in the city where he became an NHL star.

Analysis: The Senators confirmed that Alfredsson will be in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 4 and will be part of a pregame ceremony before the team's game against the New York Islanders.
11/27/2014 Steven Stamkos, C
Stamkos had a goal with two assists Wednesday.

Analysis: He has a goal in three straight games, and seven in the last nine.
11/27/2014 Martin St. Louis, RW
Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: St. Louis, who was held without a point, played in Tampa for the first time since requesting a trade and being dealt to the Rangers for Callahan last March in a rare swap of captains. A video tribute in the first period that started with boos from the fans turned into mostly cheers by the conclusion.
11/27/2014 Ryan Callahan, RW
Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Callahan, who had an assist of his own, also notched two goals in Tampa Bay's 5-1 win in New York last week.
11/27/2014 Ondrej Pavelec, G
After a quiet 40 minutes, Pavelec made nine of his 19 saves in the final period as the Jets held on to beat the Sabres 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Pavelec's best work came midway through the final period, when he made two saves on Matt Moulson during a 2-on-1. The late action was robust compared to the first two periods, when Buffalo barely made it into the Winnipeg zone.
11/27/2014 Alex Ovechkin, RW
Ovechkin had two goals Wednesday.

Analysis: He has three goals and three games.
11/27/2014 Jaroslav Halak, G
Halak made 25 saves for his eighth straight win Wednesday.

Analysis: He has allowed only 10 goals in those eight wins.
11/27/2014 John Tavares, C
Tavares scored with 23.2 seconds left in overtime to give New York a 3-2 victory on Wednesday.

Analysis: He has two in three games.
11/27/2014 Claude Giroux, C
He had a goal with an assist on Wednesday.

Analysis: Giroux has five goals in eight games.
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