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10/21/2014 Slava Voynov, D
The Los Angeles Kings are expressing support for the NHL's decision to suspend Voynov after the defenseman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. The Kings went back to practice Tuesday for the first time since Voynov was arrested early Monday morning at a hospital.

Analysis: The two-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman hasn't been charged, but Kings coach Darryl Sutter says the league suspension ''was very appropriate.'' Sutter went to Voynov's house after his arrest, but the team's contact with the Russian defenseman has been limited. Voynov's teammates spoke carefully about his absence, uniformly expressing surprise at the circumstances.
10/21/2014 Slava Voynov, D
The Los Angeles Kings are expressing support for the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov after the defenseman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

Analysis: The Kings went back to practice Tuesday for the first time since Voynov was arrested early Monday morning at a hospital. The two-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman hasn't been charged, but Kings coach Darryl Sutter says the league suspension "was very appropriate."
10/21/2014 Jori Lehtera, C
Lehtera has the flu for the Blues.

Analysis: Lehtera should be fine sooner than later.
10/21/2014 Corey Crawford, G
The Blackhawks announced that Crawford will miss Tuesday's game due to an upper-body injury.

Analysis: Antti Raanta starts in his place.
10/21/2014 Ryan Callahan, RW
Callahan suffered a lower-body injury Monday for the Bolts.

Analysis: Callahan's status has not been determined.
10/21/2014 Alex Killorn, LW
Killorn sat out Monday after he sustained an injury in the morning skate

Analysis: Killorn's status is day to day.
10/21/2014 Travis Hamonic, D
Hamonic suffered an undisclosed injury in Monday's practice, according to the New York Post.

Analysis: Hamonic's status is not known.
10/21/2014 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C
Nugent-Hopkins found the back of the net for the first time this season in Monday's win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: After finishing with 19 goals in 80 games last season, Nugent-Hopkins is on an early pace for right around the same total.
10/21/2014 Taylor Hall, LW
Hall scored his fourth goal of the season and was credited with his second assist as the Oilers earned their first victory Monday against Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Edmonton has struggled for offense with 14 goals in seven games. The bulk of the scoring has come from Hall, while only one other Oiler (Mark Arcobello) has more than one goal. There are not many Oilers you want to own, but Hall is clearly at the top of the list.
10/20/2014 Brooks Laich, C
Laich is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Analysis: He'll miss Washington's three-game Canadian road trip, but coach Barry Trotz said the injury isn't a serious one.
10/20/2014 Dan Girardi, D
Girardi's status for Tuesday's game against New Jersey is in question due to a cut on his lower leg from a blocked shot.

Analysis: He's considered day to day.
10/20/2014 Jason LaBarbera, G
Anaheim reassigned LaBarbera to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk.

Analysis: LaBarbera has absolutely zero fantasy value.
10/20/2014 John Gibson, G
The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Gibson from a brief stint in the minors.

Analysis: Gibson hasn't played for Anaheim since giving up six goals in a season-opening loss to Pittsburgh. The Ducks haven't lost since, with Frederik Andersen winning five straight starts for the two-time defending Pacific Division champions. Gibson got a brief assignment to the AHL to keep his game sharpness. The 21-year-old American is considered one of the top goaltending prospects in hockey after briefly playing with the Ducks last season.
10/20/2014 T.J. Brodie, D
The Calgary Flames have signed Brodie to a five-year contract extension.

Analysis: Brodie is in the final year of a two-year deal signed in 2013 which paid him an average annual salary of $2.1 million. The 24-year-old has three goals and four assists in seven games this season for the Flames.
10/20/2014 Anton Forsberg, G
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and added Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Analysis: The 21-year-old Forsberg, the Blue Jackets' sixth pick in the 2011 draft, is 1-2-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in three games with Springfield this season. He is 4-2-0 with a 1.69 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in seven career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Falcons late in the 2013-14 season.
10/20/2014 Frederik Andersen, G
Andersen earned his first career shutout Sunday night, stopping 28 shots in Anaheim's 3-0 win over St. Louis.

Analysis: Since taking over the starting goaltender duties from John Gibson, who allowed six goals in the Ducks' season opener, Andersen has been lights out. Sunday marked his fifth consecutive victory, and his 1.38 goals against average ranks second among goalies with at least four starts.
10/20/2014 Sami Vatanen, D
Vatanen scored two goals in Anaheim's 3-0 win over St. Louis.

Analysis: Vatenen, 23, had only eight career goals prior to Sunday's performance. He leads Ducks defensemen with five points.
10/20/2014 Jonas Hiller, G
Hiller stopped 34 of 35 shots Sunday in Calgary's 4-1 victory.

Analysis: Hiller is on a hot streak for the Flames. He has faced 85 shots over his last two games and allowed only two goals, picking up a win in both contests.
10/20/2014 Mason Raymond, LW
Raymond scored and picked up two assists in Calgary's 4-1 win over Winnipeg.

Analysis: In his first season with the Flames, Raymond leads the team with five goals and seven points.
10/20/2014 Henrik Lundqvist, G
Lundqvist posted his first shutout of the season Sunday, blanking San Jose 4-0.

Analysis: Lundqvist started slow but has been dominant over his last two games. He stopped all 33 shots he faced Sunday.
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