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Sharks demote Nikolay Goldobin 11-24-2015
Nikolay Goldobin RW SJ
Nikolay Goldobin has been assigned to the minors.

He has split time with the Sharks and the Barracuda this season. He has a goal and an assist in six AHL games as well as one goal and one assist in nine NHL contests.
James Reimer has some 'aches and pains' 11-24-2015
James Reimer G TOR
Updating an earlier item, James Reimer doesn't seem to be very concerned with his undisclosed ailment.

Mark Masters on Twitter
He described the injury as "just some aches and pains." Reimer left Tuesday's practice early after an awkward fall, but it seems like he will be OK. "We'll go over things tomorrow and we'll see where it goes from there," he said. "I'm sure it will all work out."
Stars stick with Antti Niemi for Tuesday 11-24-2015
Antti Niemi G DAL
Antti Niemi will be in Dallas' crease for a second straight game on Tuesday when the Stars host Ottawa.

He has earned another start after he stopped all 22 shots he faced in a 3-0 win versus Buffalo on Saturday. Niemi has eight wins along with a .917 save percentage and a 2.41 goals-against average in 12 appearances this season.
Travis Moen to be scratched Tuesday 11-24-2015
Travis Moen LW DAL
Travis Moen is expected to be a healthy scratch Tuesday.

He hasn't played since Oct. 15 due to an upper-body injury, but he is apparently over that now.
Anton Khudobin set to play Tuesday 11-24-2015
Anton Khudobin G ANA
Anton Khudobin is expected to get the nod for Anaheim on Tuesday night.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
Frederik Andersen is feeling under the weather, so Khudobin is projected to play and John Gibson will back him up.
Jason Demers skates, doubtful for Tuesday 11-24-2015
Jason Demers D DAL
Jason Demers (lower body) participated in Tuesday morning's skate.

He didn't skate on a defense pair during the first run through of line rushes, so it doesn't look like he will be available to play against Ottawa. Demers suffered a lower-body injury last Saturday.
Jake Allen will face Penguins Wednesday 11-24-2015
Jake Allen G STL
Jake Allen will be in goal at Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Lou Korac on Twitter
He stopped 24 of 25 shots in Monday's 2-1 win against Buffalo. Allen has been great this year with a 10-4-1 record, a .932 save percentage and a 1.98 goals-against average.
Jonas Hiller (hip) may return during trip 11-24-2015
Jonas Hiller G CAL
Jonas Hiller (hip) may return during Calgary's road trip.

Pat Steinberg on Twitter
He won't suit up in Tuesday's game against Anaheim, but he is very close to being back in the fold.
Jiri Hudler appears to be a healthy scratch 11-24-2015
Jiri Hudler LW CAL
Jiri Hudler appears to be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against Anaheim.

Pat Steinberg on Twitter
He wasn't able to play last Friday because he was sick, but he practiced on Monday as the odd-man out in line combinations. Hudler appeared to be healthy again, but the Flames will use the same lineup on Tuesday that they had on Friday.
James Reimer leaves practice early Tuesday 11-24-2015
James Reimer G TOR
James Reimer left Tuesday's practice early after an awkward fall during a drill.

He spoke with trainers at the bench before heading to the locker room. "He left the ice - I didn't check," said coach Mike Babcock, who didn't seem to be concerned. "We have a while until our next game. We'll see. I don't know if he overreacted, he underreacted, I don't know nothing about it." The Leafs don't play again until Saturday and an update could come at Wednesday's practice.
Sharks on verge of signing Dainius Zubrus 11-24-2015
Dainius Zubrus C NJ
San Jose is expected to announce a one-year, two-way deal with Dainius Zubrus on Tuesday.

Frank Seravilli on Twitter
He has been skating with the team on a professional tryout and could make his Sharks' debut on Wednesday.
Zemgus Girgensons (UBI) practices Tuesday 11-24-2015
Zemgus Girgensons C BUF
Zemgus Girgensons (upper body) skated on the second line during Tuesday's practice.

Buffalo Sabres on Twitter
He said he felt great after the session and he will be re-evaluated on Wednesday to see if he can play against Nashville. Girgensons hasn't played since Nov. 14 because of an upper-body injury.
Evander Kane is day-to-day with LBI 11-24-2015
Evander Kane LW BUF
Evander Kane is back on the sidelines with a lower-body injury.

Buffalo Sabres on Twitter
He is listed as day-to-day, according to coach Dan Bylsma. Kane didn't practice with the Sabres on Tuesday. He has played in just three games since returning from a 10-game absence because of a knee injury.
Flyers bring up Colin McDonald 11-24-2015
Colin McDonald RW PHI
Colin McDonald has been recalled by Philadelphia.

Tim Panaccio on Twitter
He will help fill in for Sam Gagner, who was injured Monday night against Carolina. McDonald has two assists in four appearances with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL.
Robby Fabbri nets GWG against Sabres 11-24-2015
Robby Fabbri C STL
Robby Fabbri potted the game-winning goal against Buffalo on Monday night.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The Blues trailed 1-0 after two periods, but rallied in the third with two markers for a 2-1 victory. Fabbri has three goals on the year and he snapped a five-game point skid.
Alex Pietrangelo sets new high for ice time 11-24-2015
Alex Pietrangelo D STL
Alex Pietrangelo logged a career high 32:54 of ice time last Saturday against Detroit.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
That was the most he has played in a regular-season game and the most by a member of the Blues since Christian Backman played 34:42 against Colorado in March 2006. The record belongs to Chris Pronger, who had 37:17 of playing time in December 2000. Pietrangelo hasn't earned a point in his past seven contests and he has nine points in 22 matches this season.
Danny DeKeyser (face) will be OK for Wed. 11-24-2015
Dan DeKeyser D DET
Danny DeKeyser was cut by a puck during Tuesday's practice, but he will be fine to play Wednesday.

Ansar Khan on Twitter
A shot was deflected into his face during the session, which caused him to leave for repairs. DeKeyser has chipped in four points in 17 games this season.
Jonathan Drouin unlikely to play Wednesday 11-24-2015
Jonathan Drouin LW TB
Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed) is unlikely to be ready to play Wednesday.

Joe Smith on Twitter
He said Tuesday that he is feeling better, but he is not where he wants to be yet with his undisclosed ailment. Drouin hasn't played since Nov. 14.
Ducks send down Michael Sgarbossa 11-24-2015
Michael Sgarbossa C ANA
Anaheim has reassigned Michael Sgarbossa to the minors.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
He didn't get any playing time with the Ducks during his NHL stint. Sgarbossa has eight points in 12 games with AHL San Diego this year.
Shane O'Brien heads back to San Diego 11-24-2015
Shane O'Brien D ANA
Shane O'Brien has been returned to the minors.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
He didn't play during his brief recall. O'Brien has two assists and 35 penalty minutes in 14 games with AHL San Diego this year.
Chris Mueller earns NHL call up 11-24-2015
Chris Mueller C ANA
Anaheim has summoned Chris Mueller from the AHL.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
He has notched four goals and 10 assists in 16 games with San Diego this campaign. Mueller hasn't played any contests with Anaheim yet, but he has 10 points in 53 NHL appearances in his career.
Ducks call up netminder John Gibson 11-24-2015
John Gibson G ANA
John Gibson has been called up from the minors.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
Frederik Andersen is questionable for Tuesday's contest because of flu-like symptoms. Gibson has a 7-4-1 record with a .917 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average in 13 games with the AHL's San Diego Gulls this season.
Frederik Andersen (flu) questionable for Tues 11-24-2015
Frederik Andersen G ANA
Frederik Andersen is questionable for Tuesday's game because of flu-like symptoms.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
Anaheim has recalled John Gibson from the minors if Andersen is unable to dress. It's unclear who the starter would be, but the guess right now is that Anton Khudobin would be in goal with Gibson as the backup.
Preds getting chances despite lack of goals 11-24-2015
Mike Bales G Ott
Nashville has been shut out in three straight games, but there are some positives that the team can take from those losses.

The Nashville Tennessean
According to war-on-ice.com, the Predators have outshot their opponents by a 93-64 margin, out-attempted them 158-86 at even strength and out-chanced them 64-40. Unfortunately, Nashville has been outscored 11-0 over that span, but they are doing the right things and the bounces will start going their way if that continues.
Colin Wilson mired in 13-game goal drought 11-24-2015
Colin Wilson C NAS
Colin Wilson has gone goalless in his last 13 games.

The Nashville Tennessean
He has posted just two assists during that time. Wilson has one goal this season and he is still looking for his first tally at even strength. It hasn't been a good start for Wilson, but his history shows that he goes through very hot and very cold stretches.
James Neal plays in 500th NHL game 11-24-2015
James Neal LW NAS
James Neal played in the 500th game of his NHL career Monday night.

The Nashville Tennessean
He had three shots and four penalty minutes in Nashville's 3-0 loss to the New York rangers. Neal has the second-most minor penalties in the league this season with 14. He had a four-game point streak before the Predators' offense ran dry. Nashville hasn't scored a goal in the last three contests.
Wild taking things 'slowly' with Zach Parise 11-24-2015
Zach Parise LW MIN
Zach Parise (knee) is expected to continue skating with Minnesota's skating and skills instructor this week.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
"We'll just take things slowly," coach Mike Yeo said. "We're not panicking here by any means. I was shocked that he was on the ice with us - well, not shocked knowing him, but we weren't sitting around thinking that he'd be in the lineup for us Wednesday." Parise was expected to be sidelined for a month, but he was skating again by the two and a half-week mark. He has already missed seven games and is doubtful to play in Minnesota's three games this week.
Petr Mrazek will face Boston on Wednesday 11-24-2015
Petr Mrazek G DET
Petr Mrazek will be between the pipes for Detroit on Wednesday against Boston.

Ansar Khan on Twitter
Mrazek was in goal for a 3-1 loss versus the Bruins on Nov. 14 when he turned aside 28 of 31 shots. He owns a 6-4-1 record with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage this season.
Roman Polak (foot) misses practice Tuesday 11-24-2015
Roman Polak D TOR
Coach Mike Babcock said that Roman Polak's foot X-rays came back negative.

James Mirtle on Twitter
He blocked a shot from Boston's Torey Krug on Monday night and didn't practice Tuesday. Polak may be getting a maintenance day, so we'll keep him as active for now.
Nathan Gerbe will miss 4-6 weeks with LBI 11-24-2015
Nathan Gerbe C CAR
Nathan Gerbe will be out for four-to-six weeks with a lower-body injury.

Chip Alexander on Twitter
He was injured Sunday against Los Angeles after he was hit by Kyle Clifford. In 20 games this season, Gerbe has posted just one goal and two assists. He has been placed on injured reserve by the Hurricanes.
Francois Beauchemin earns two assists vs. WPG 11-24-2015
Francois Beauchemin D COL
Francois Beauchemin earned a pair of assists Monday in a 4-1 win against Winnipeg.

Denver Post
The veteran defenseman has 12 points in 21 games this year and six of them have come on the power play. Beauchemin is averaging 23:40 of ice time per match and he has posted 63 blocks as well.
Carl Soderberg records 2 points Monday 11-24-2015
Carl Soderberg C COL
Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist Monday in Colorado's 4-1 victory against Winnipeg.

Denver Post
He scored a power-play marker in the second period for his third goal of the year and he added an assist on Blake Comeau's empty-netter. Soderberg has been centering Colorado's third line for the past few games.
McLeod almost had a Gordie Howe hat trick 11-24-2015
Cody McLeod LW COL
Cody McLeod nearly had a Gordie Howe hat trick, but his assist was taken away from Blake Comeau's empty-net marker.

Denver Post
McLeod started the game with a fight with Chris Thorburn and he scored his fifth goal of the season when the puck hit him in front of the net. He also required five-to-six stitches above his left eye during the second intermission after he was clipped by a high stick. McLeod is first in the NHL in penalty minutes with 64 in 21 games.
Matt Duchene has had an amazing November 11-24-2015
Matt Duchene C COL
Matt Duchene has recorded 10 goals and 17 points in 11 games during the month of November.

Denver Post
He has tied Claude Lemieux (1995-96) for the franchise record in goals for November and he surpassed current Colorado GM Joe Sakic (2000-01). The Avalanche have three games remaining this month, so Duchene could take full possession of the record if he continues to roll.
Torrey Mitchell out for another 7-10 days 11-24-2015
Torrey Mitchell C MON
Torrey Mitchell is expected to miss another seven-to-10 days due to a lower-body injury.

Montreal Canadiens on Twitter
Mitchell was injured on Nov. 19 against Arizona. He has posted five goals and five assists in 20 games this season.
Brendan Gallagher will miss at least 6 weeks 11-24-2015
Brendan Gallagher RW MON
Brendan Gallagher (hand) will be sidelined for at least six weeks.

Montreal Canadiens on Twitter
He underwent surgery on his left hand Monday after he suffered two broken fingers on a blocked shot. Gallagher was injured this past Sunday on a shot by Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk.
Leo Komarov scores in SO loss to Boston 11-24-2015
Leo Komarov C TOR
Leo Komarov had six shots on goal Monday night versus Boston and he scored his seventh goal of the year.

Toronto Star
The Leafs came back from 2-0 and 3-2 holes to force overtime, but they eventually lost 4-3 in a shootout. Komarov also added three hits and one block in 20:13 of ice time. Coach Mike Babcock uses Komarov in all situations and he's been one of Toronto's better players in the first quarter of the season. The physical winger ranks second in the league with 104 hits in 22 games and he has contributed 11 points.
Andrew Hammond's recovery has 'stalled' 11-24-2015
Andrew Hammond G OTT
Ottawa coach Dave Cameron said Anderew Hammond's recovery from a concussion has "stalled."

Ottawa Citizen
That's not good news as it could mean that Hammond will be sidelined for a while longer. Hammond was injured at practice on Nov. 15 when he took a shot off the mask.
Craig Anderson probable to play back-to-back 11-24-2015
Craig Anderson G OTT
Craig Anderson will start Tuesday night in Dallas and he will probably play again on Wednesday at Colorado.

Ottawa Citizen
Chris Driedger is serving as Ottawa's backup goalie because of Andrew Hammond's injury, so Anderson is probable to play both games of the back-to-back situation. Coach Dave Cameron won't announce his starter until after Tuesday's contest. Anderson has blanked the opposition in his past two games, but will face a much stiffer test tonight against a potent Stars offense.
Shane Prince skates on second line Monday 11-24-2015
Shane Prince LW OTT
Shane Prince skated on the second line during Monday's practice.

Ottawa Citizen
He was with Mika Zibanejad and Mark Stone. Prince has been the odd-man out since Nov. 10 against Nashville, but he could be back in the lineup on Tuesday night versus Dallas.
Richards and Datsyuk may be a productive duo 11-24-2015
Brad Richards C DET
Coach Jeff Blashill likes the combination of Brad Richards and Pavel Datsyuk.

Detroit Free Press
"Richie playing with him, they seem to play well together," the Wings bench boss said. "It gave us another real powerful line." Richards collected two assists and Datsyuk scored a goal in last Saturday's 4-3 OT win against St. Louis. This could be a duo to watch out for if they can both stay healthy.
Jonathan Huberdeau records an assist Monday 11-24-2015
Jonathan Huberdeau C FLA
Jonathan Huberdeau earned an assist in Florida's 3-1 loss to Los Angeles on Monday night.

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Huberdeau was in the crease screening Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick when Aleksander Barkov snapped his sixth goal of the season on the power play. Huberdeau is still stuck on one goal, but he has collected one point in eight of his last 10 outings.
Source: Al Montoya tested for concussion 11-24-2015
Al Montoya G FLA
According to a source, Al Montoya was tested for a possible concussion after he left Monday's game.

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
He left the building under his own power, but still could miss some time with a suspected head injury. If that happens then Mike McKenna will likely be recalled from the minors.
Mark Pysyk (LBI) skates Monday morning 11-24-2015
Mark Pysyk D BUF
Mark Pysyk (lower body) took part in Monday's morning skate.

Buffalo News
He sat for a third straight game due to a bone bruise, but appears to be closer to returning to the lineup.
Kevan Miller will be re-evaluated after trip 11-24-2015
Kevan Miller D BOS
Kevan Miller (upper body) isn't expected to play Wednesday at Detroit.

Boston Herald
He's not going to play on Boston's road trip and is projected to be re-evaluated when the team returns home. Boston hosts the New York Rangers on Friday. Miller has already missed three contests due to an upper-body injury.
David Pastrnak (foot) still isn't ready yet 11-24-2015
David Pastrnak RW BOS
David Pastrnak (foot) requires more time to recover after his latest CT scan.

Boston Herald
"We're not going to take any chances," GM Don Sweeney said. "We're going to give him all the time he needs to heal." Pastrnak has been sidelined since Oct. 31 because of a non-displaced fracture in his foot.
Frank Vatrano could be ready for Wednesday 11-24-2015
Frank Vatrano LW BOS
Frank Vatrano is OK to return from an upper-body injury, but he sat Monday's game as as a scratch.

Boston Herald
"We're just taking it day-by-day," he said. "It wasn't too serious an injury. I just wanted to make sure I'm comfortable on the ice. I've skated the last couple of days and it's getting better every day." Vatrano may be in the lineup on Wednesday against Detroit.
Landon Ferraro earns assist in B's debut 11-24-2015
Landon Ferraro C BOS
Landon Ferraro made his Boston debut Monday at Toronto after he was claimed off waivers from Detroit this past weekend.

Boston Herald
He earned an assist on Brad Marchand's second goal of the game and logged 8:07 of ice time in Boston's shootout victory.
Zac Rinaldo picks up first point with Bruins 11-24-2015
Zac Rinaldo C BOS
Zac Rinaldo scored his first goal of the season Monday night against Toronto. It was his first point as a member of the Boston Bruins in his 18th game. Rinaldo has 12 shots, 57 hits and 29 penalty minutes, while averaging 7:38 of ice time per match.
Tom Wilson records an assist Monday night 11-24-2015
Tom Wilson RW WAS
Tom Wilson had an assist in Washington's 1-0 overtime win on Monday.

CSN Mid-Atlantic
Wilson hasn't found the back of the net yet this season, but he does have five assists. Of course, if you own him in a standard league then you're doing so for his time in the sin bin. He has 37 PIM so far.
Alexander Edler has been on fire 11-24-2015
Alexander Edler D VAN
Alexander Edler has only been held off of the scoresheet once in his last six games. Edler now has four goals and 12 points in 21 contests this season. That's skewed his point-per-game pace to the point where he's now projected to finish with 47 points, but we think the 30-40 point range is a more realistic target.
Joe Thornton's decline could continue 11-24-2015
Joe Thornton C SJ
Joe Thornton might decline further this season from an offensive perspective. Thornton reached the 70-point mark for 10 straight seasons with the exception of the 2013 lockout shortened campaign. That streak ended in 2014-15 though when he recorded 16 goals and 49 assists in 78 contests. So far this season he's on pace to do worse than that as he has 14 points in 21 games. It's too early to pass judgment on Thornton's season, but at the age of 36, it's not unreasonable to think that Thornton's best seasons are behind him.
Jakub Voracek has another multi-point night 11-24-2015
Jakub Voracek RW PHI
Jakub Voracek had two assists in a 3-2 overtime win against Carolina.

CSN Philadelphia
Voracek has now recorded at least two points in three of his last five games. He got off to a sluggish start this season, but that could also be said for Philadelphia's offense as a whole. Regardless, the Flyers need more from Voracek than they were initially getting from him and it will be a huge boost to them if he's turned a corner.
Brayden Schenn scores his sixth goal of 15-16 11-24-2015
Brayden Schenn C PHI
Brayden Schenn found the back of the net in a 3-2 overtime win against Carolina Monday night.

CSN Philadelphia
Schenn ended a five-game point drought. He has scored six goals this season, but he only has two assists in 19 contests. Schenn entered the league with such promise and at the age of 24 he certainly can't be written off, but the odds of him developing into a major fantasy contributor are waning.
Keith Yandle has 11 points in 21 games 11-24-2015
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Keith Yandle had an assist in the Rangers' 3-0 win over Nashville on Monday.

The Bergen Record
Yandle has 11 points in 21 games, which matches his output during the 2014-15 regular season with the Rangers. It also puts him on pace for 43 points, which is a realistic target for him this season.
Marc Staal has been hot lately 11-24-2015
Marc Staal D NYR
Marc Staal registered an assist in a 3-0 win on Monday.

The Bergen Record
Staal isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. That's brought him up to eight points in 21 games this season.
Milan Lucic gets an assist vs. Florida 11-24-2015
Milan Lucic LW LA
Milan Lucic recorded an assist in a 3-1 victory over Florida Monday night.

Los Angeles Times
Lucic has six goals and 12 points in 21 games this season. That's more-or-less in line with his pace during the 2014-15 campaign, but last season was not an ideal showing for Lucic.
Anze Kopitar records an assist on Monday 11-24-2015
Anze Kopitar C LA
Anze Kopitar registered an assist in a 3-1 win over Florida on Monday.

Los Angeles Times
Kopitar got off to a slow start this season, but perhaps his current three-game point streak has marked a turning point in his campaign. He has seven goals and 11 points in 21 contests in 2015-16.