NHL Recent Player News
|11/22/2014||Ryan Strome, C|
|Strome scored and tallied two assists in New York's win over Pittsburgh Friday.
Analysis: Strome has seven points in his last five games and 15 total points this season.
|11/22/2014||Benoit Pouliot, LW|
|Pouliot is out indefinitely after getting injured while blocking a shot in a 2-0 loss to New Jersey on Friday.
Analysis: The Edmonton Oilers winger suffered a broken foot on the play. "I don't know how long he'll be out for, but usually that (sidelines a player) for a while," coach Dallas Eakins said.
|11/21/2014||Dennis Everberg, RW|
|Everberg has a separated shoulder, according to the Avs' Twitter feed.
Analysis: Everberg will be out for some time.
|11/21/2014||Alex Tanguay, LW|
|Tanguay is out Saturday, according to the Avs' Twitter feed.
Analysis: Tanguay has a facial fracture.
|11/21/2014||Mikko Koivu, C|
|Koivu reportedly has an illness.
Analysis: Koivu missed practice Friday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
|11/21/2014||Dan Hamhuis, D|
|The Canucks lost defenseman Dan Hamhuis to a leg injury Thursday after he clipped skates with teammate Daniel Sedin.
Analysis: Coach Willie Desjardins said he expects Hamhuis to be out for "a little bit."
|11/21/2014||Alexandre Burrows, RW|
|Burrows remains out due to an upper-body injury.
Analysis: The winger is day to day.
|11/21/2014||Ales Hemsky, RW|
|Hemsky had two assists in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Hemsky had totaled two assists over his previous 18 games. He certainly isn't a fantasy option at this point.
|11/21/2014||Tomas Tatar, LW|
|Tatar had two goals, including the winner with less than five minutes left, in Detroit 4-3 win over Winnipeg on Thursday.
Analysis: Tatar has heated up with three goals in his last two games and seven in his past 10.
|11/21/2014||Robin Lehner, G|
|Lehner finished with 33 saves in Thursday's 3-2 win over Nashville.
Analysis: Lehner bounced back after allowing nine goals in his previous two starts. He's 4-2-1 with a 2.82 goals-against average in seven starts this season.
|11/21/2014||Brenden Dillon, D|
|The San Jose Sharks have traded defenseman Jason Demers and a future draft pick to the Dallas Stars for Dillon. The Stars will get a third-round pick in the 2016 draft in Friday's deal.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Dillon has nine goals and 17 assists in 149 career games with Dallas. He had one assist in 20 games this season, along with 26 penalty minutes, 27 hits and 29 blocked shots.
|11/21/2014||Jason Demers, D|
|The San Jose Sharks have traded Demers and a future draft pick to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Brenden Dillon. The Stars will get a third-round pick in the 2016 draft in Friday's deal.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Demers has 16 goals and 82 assists in 300 career games. He has three assists in 20 games this season.
|11/21/2014||Jason Spezza, C|
|The Dallas Stars have signed Spezza to a $30 million, four-year contract extension.
Analysis: Spezza has 18 points in his first 20 games in Dallas, with his 14 assists tops among the Stars and ninth in the NHL. He has 705 points (255 goals, 450 assists) in 706 career games.
|11/21/2014||Nicklas Backstrom, C|
|Backstrom had a goal with an assist Thursday.
Analysis: This snapped a three-game point drought.
|11/21/2014||Alex Ovechkin, RW|
|Ovechkin scored late in the third period, Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots, and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night.
Analysis: He also had an assist to record his first points in four games.
|11/21/2014||Alex Tanguay, LW|
|The Avalanche played half the game Thursday short-handed after Tanguay was hit in the face on a shot by Ovechkin. Tanguay immediately skated off the ice and went into the locker room. The Avalanche announced that Tanguay sustained a jaw injury.
Analysis: He has a team-leading seven goals.
|11/21/2014||Paul Byron, C|
|Byron had a goal with an assist Thursday.
Analysis: He has four goals and an assist in four games.
|11/21/2014||Patrick Kane, RW|
|Kane scored the tiebreaking goal - finding the net for the third straight game - in the third period to lift the Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
Analysis: Kane has six points in three games.
|11/21/2014||Ryan Kesler, C|
|Kesler did not have a point in his highly anticipated return to Vancouver on Thursday.
Analysis: Kesler received little love in his first game in Vancouver since being traded to the Ducks in the summer. Fans showed no reaction at the start of the game when he was shown on the scoreboard with the caption "Welcome back Ryan." He was booed in the second period, overtime and the shootout.
|11/21/2014||Ryan Getzlaf, C|
|Getzlaf had a goal with an assist Thursday.
Analysis: He has three goals and four assists in his last eight games.
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