NHL Recent Player News
|10/13/2015||Alex Ovechkin, Was, LW|
|Ovechkin sat out the Washington Capitals' game Tuesday night against San Jose because of personal reasons. The Capitals sent out a note on Twitter about 35 minutes before the game saying Ovechkin would not play.
Analysis: The Capitals sent out a note on Twitter about 35 minutes before the game saying Ovechkin would not play. Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in Saturday night in Washington's season-opening victory over New Jersey. The Russian star missed only one game last season.
|10/13/2015||Brendan Guhle, Buf, D|
|The Sabres returned Guhle to his Canadian junior team on Tuesday.
Analysis: Guhle was re-assigned to Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League after recovering from an upper-body injury sustained in a preseason game against Toronto two weeks ago. The 18-year-old was Buffalo's second-round pick in the June draft.
|10/13/2015||Matt Donovan, Buf, D|
|The Sabres placed Donovan on waivers Tuesday.
Analysis: Donovan will be assigned to the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester if he clears waivers Wednesday. The three-year NHL veteran was a healthy scratch for Buffalo's first three games. He signed with the Sabres in free agency in July.
|10/13/2015||Alex Ovechkin, Was, LW|
|Capitals coach Barry Trotz says Ovechkin will be a game-time decision against the San Jose Sharks.
Analysis: Ovechkin missed Washington's morning skate ahead of Tuesday night's game for personal reasons. No other details were given.
|10/12/2015||Roberto Luongo, Fla, G|
|Luongo registered 32 saves in Monday's 1-0 loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: The veteran followed up a 38-save effort in a 7-1 win over the Flyers in Friday's opener. Luongo will likely sit Tuesday before drawing back into the lineup Thursday against Buffalo.
|10/12/2015||Michal Neuvirth, Phi, G|
|Neuvirth posted a 31-save shutout in Monday's 1-0 win over Florida.
Analysis: Neuvirth recorded his first shutout since March 2012 subbing for Steve Mason, who was not with the team due to a personal matter. The performance likely earned Neuvirth another start against Chicago.
|10/12/2015||Ondrej Pavelec, Wpg, G|
|Pavelec made 40 saves Monday.
Analysis: Pavelec fell to 1-4-3 with a 3.06 GAA in his last eight starts against the Isles.
|10/12/2015||Thomas Greiss, NYI, G|
|Greiss made 22 saves Monday.
Analysis: Greiss continues to start in place of an injured Jaroslav Halak.
|10/12/2015||John Tavares, NYI, C|
|Tavares had a power-play goal and added two assists and the Islanders beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Monday afternoon to earn their first victory in Brooklyn.
Analysis: Tavares scored in the Isles' first game in Brooklyn so he is enjoying his new home in New York's hottest borough.
|10/12/2015||Kyle Okposo, NYI, RW|
|Okposo notched two assists Monday.
Analysis: Okposo finally got untracked after two pointless efforts to start 2015-16.
|10/12/2015||Mathieu Perreault, Wpg, C|
|Perreault notched two assists Monday.
Analysis: Perreault had two assists in Brooklyn after he had two in Newark to torment the opposition.
|10/12/2015||R.J. Umberger, Phi, C|
|Umberger is out Monday.
Analysis: Umberger has an undisclosed injury.
|10/12/2015||Steve Mason, Phi, G|
|Mason has left the Flyers for personal reasons.
Analysis: Michal Neuvirth started in his place Monday and posted a shutout so 'Mase' may not get his job back.
|10/12/2015||Brad Marchand, Bos, LW|
|Marchand is out with a concussion sustained in Saturday's loss to Montreal.
Analysis: Marchand is day to day.
|10/12/2015||Tuukka Rask, Bos, G|
|Rask fell to 0-3-0 on Monday.
Analysis: Rask's 17-save effort was marred by the six goals he coughed up.
|10/12/2015||Loui Eriksson, Bos, RW|
|Eriksson had two power-play goals Monday.
Analysis: Eriksson had been blanked with no points in his first two games.
|10/12/2015||Torey Krug, Bos, D|
|Krug had a career-high three assists Monday.
Analysis: Krug's performance seems like a fantasy anomaly.
|10/12/2015||David Krejci, Bos, C|
|Krejci had one goal and two assists Monday.
Analysis: Krejci is a bright spot for the winless club with five points.
|10/12/2015||Ben Bishop, TB, G|
|Bishop stopped 27 shots Monday.
Analysis: Bishop has posted a 1.98 GAA in winning all three starts.
|10/12/2015||Tyler Johnson, TB, C|
|Johnson had two assists Monday.
Analysis: Johnson is a big reason for the Bolts' unbeaten start with three points.
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