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Date Player
12/19/2014 Justin Faulk, D
Faulk scored his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's win over Toronto.

Analysis: Faulk has scored in three of his last five games after scoring once in his previous 12 games.
12/19/2014 Alexander Wennberg, C
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brian Gibbons on injured reserve and recalled center Alexander Wennberg and defenseman Cody Goloubef from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Analysis: Wennberg, a first-round pick and 14th overall in the 2013 draft, has three assists in 21 games for the Blue Jackets this year.
12/19/2014 Cody Goloubef, D
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brian Gibbons on injured reserve and recalled center Alexander Wennberg and defenseman Cody Goloubef from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Analysis: Goloubef was on a conditioning assignment after a knee injury. He had two penalty minutes in three games with the Blue Jackets before being injured Nov. 1.
12/19/2014 Brian Gibbons, C
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Brian Gibbons on injured reserve and recalled center Alexander Wennberg and defenseman Cody Goloubef from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Analysis: Gibbons, who played last year for the Pittsburgh Penguins, suffered a knee injury in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Washington and is expected to miss two to three weeks. He has collected five assists in 21 games with the Blue Jackets.
12/19/2014 Robyn Regehr, D
Regehr has been placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Kings with an upper-body injury.

Analysis: Regehr was hurt during the second period of Los Angeles' 6-4 comeback victory over St. Louis on Thursday. He is likely to be out at least two weeks with the unspecified injury.
12/19/2014 Marc-Andre Fleury, G
Fleury turned away all 29 shots in Thursday's 1-0 overtime win over Colorado.

Analysis: Fleury has been terrific this month, going 5-0-1 with a 1.48 GAA and two shutouts. It's hard to find a hotter goalie in the game right now.
12/19/2014 Olli Maatta, D
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps.

Analysis: The Penguins issued a statement Friday that Maatta tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation. Maatta is already out because of an upper body issue. The 20-year-old missed two weeks this season after surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid tumor.
12/19/2014 Nick Foligno, LW
Foligno had two goals with an assist in Thursday's loss to Washington.

Analysis: He has five goals with two assists in his last five contests.
12/19/2014 Eric Fehr, RW
Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals' point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets' winning streak at seven.

Analysis: Fehr has four goals with three assists in his last eight games.
12/19/2014 Wayne Simmonds, RW
Simmonds went scoreless Thursday after getting six goals in his last six contests.

Analysis: He is tied for third on the team with 22 points.
12/19/2014 Roberto Luongo, G
Luongo made 25 saves Thursday to earn his third straight victory in a shutout.

Analysis: He has a 1.23 goals-against average during that stretch.
12/19/2014 Dave Bolland, C
Bolland scored the winning goal in the tiebreaker to lead the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Analysis: The oft-injured Bolland doesn't have a non-shootout goal this season and isn't a serious fantasy option.
12/18/2014 Mark Stuart, D
Stuart is likely out until February with a lower-body injury.

Analysis: He was injured in Tuesday's game against Buffalo.
12/18/2014 Brad Boyes, RW
Boyes is out Thursday for the Panthers due to an upper-body injury.

Analysis: He's considered to be day to day.
12/18/2014 Jay Harrison, D
The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenseman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a draft pick. Under terms of the deal announced Thursday, Carolina receives the Jets' sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft. That pick originally belonged to Ottawa.

Analysis: The 32-year-old Harrison is reunited with Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice, whom he played for both in Toronto and Carolina. Harrison had one goal and three assists in 20 games while skating at a minus-5 plus-minus rating this season - his sixth with the Hurricanes. Carolina entered Thursday night's home game against Toronto with a league-low 19 points.
12/18/2014 Cory Schneider, G
Schneider made 14 saves Wednesday.

Analysis: Schneider has dropped three straight starts and isn't a strong fantasy option.
12/18/2014 Kyle Turris, C
Turris provided the offense with a pair of goals Wednesday.

Analysis: Turris ended a 10-game goal drought that was no doubt part of why coach Paul MacLean was fired.
12/18/2014 Craig Anderson, G
Anderson put it all together against New Jersey on Wednesday night, making 34 saves in the Senators' 2-0 win over the Devils.

Analysis: Anderson earned his third shutout of the season and 29th in his NHL career.
12/18/2014 Eddie Lack, G
Lack stopped 27 shots for Vancouver on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Lack started for the first time since Dec. 7 in place of No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller, who gave up five goals on 23 shots in a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.
12/18/2014 Kari Lehtonen, G
Lehtonen finished with 27 saves for his second shutout this season Wednesday.

Analysis: Lehtonen has won six of his last nine starts, and has taken six of nine on eht road.
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