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|Frederik Andersen will face Arizona on Friday||02-05-2016|
|Frederik Andersen G ANA|
Frederik Andersen will face Arizona on Friday night.
Eric Stephens on Twitter
|Don't look now, but Andersen comes in having won each of his past four starts with just seven goals on 115 combined shots in that span. Opponents of note during the streak include Dallas, Boston, and rival San Jose. A hot goalie is a tough goalie to beat, toss in his .921 even strength save percentage this season and he could be a fine play tonight.|
|Cam Ward will face Winnipeg on Friday||02-05-2016|
|Cam Ward G CAR|
Cam Ward will face Winnipeg on Friday night.
Mike Maniscalco on Twitter
|Ward hasn't played since Jan. 15th due to a concussion, so it's tough to say how well he'll play tonight. But if his season's .905 save percentage and 2.41 GAA in 32 games are any indication, it likely won't be a good game. Thought it's worth noting that Ward is 22-12-4 with a .903 save percentage and 2.94 GAA in 39 career games against the Jets/Thrashers franchise.|
|Fleury will face Tampa Bay on Friday||02-05-2016|
|Marc-Andre Fleury G PIT|
Marc-Andre Fleury will face Tampa Bay on Friday night.
DKSports on Twitter
|Just once over his last 10 starts has Fleury failed to pick up at least a single standings point, winning his last six straight as well. Though his numbers easily rank among the League's best, Fleury did surrender five goals on 25 shots to Tampa Bay just a few weeks ago.|
|Anders Lindback gets the start on Friday||02-05-2016|
|Anders Lindback G ARZ|
Anders Lindback will be the Arizona Coyotes' starter on Friday.
Coyotes.nhl.com on Twitter
|Lindback hasn't started in a game since Jan. 16, though he has made two relief appearances since then. He has a 2.98 GAA and .896 save percentage in 18 contests in 2015-16.|
|Dallas promotes Radek Faksa||02-05-2016|
|Radek Faksa C DAL|
Radek Faksa has been called up by the Dallas Stars.
Dallas Morning News
|This move corresponds with Dallas placing Jason Spezza on the injured reserve list for an upper-body issue. Faksa has a goal and three points in 18 games with Dallas in 2015-16. The 22-year-old does have some offensive upside though, as demonstrated by his 26 points in 28 AHL contests.|
|Jason Spezza is on the injured reserve list||02-05-2016|
|Jason Spezza C DAL|
Jason Spezza (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.
Dallas Morning News
|Spezza sustained the injury when he was smashed into the boards on Thursday. We don't know much about the severity of his injury yet, but placing him on the IR list means that he won't be available for at least a week. He has 18 goals and 40 points in 52 contests in 2015-16. Dallas has called up Radek Faksa as a result of this injury.|
|Jaden Schwartz won't return on Saturday||02-05-2016|
|Jaden Schwartz C STL|
Jaden Schwartz (ankle) will miss Saturday's contest.
Andy Strickland on Twitter
|Schwartz continues to be close to returning, but we don't know exactly when he'll be back. He last played on Oct. 20.|
|Sean Couturier (LBI) is on the IR list||02-05-2016|
|Sean Couturier C PHI|
Sean Couturier (lower body) is on the injured reserve list.
|Couturier will miss the next four weeks, so it only makes sense for the Flyers to put him on the IR. He has nine goals and 24 points in 40 contests this season.|
|Philadelphia promotes Nick Cousins||02-05-2016|
|Nick Cousins C PHI|
Nick Cousins has been called up by the Philadelphia Flyers.
|This roster move was likely in response to the fact that Sean Couturier will miss the next four weeks with a lower-body injury. Cousins has 12 goals and 38 points in 38 AHL contests this season.|
|Daniel Catenacci is set to make his NHL debut||02-05-2016|
|Daniel Catenacci C BUF|
The Buffalo Sabres have summoned Daniel Catenacci.
John Vogl on Twitter
|Catenacci will make his NHL debut on Saturday. The 22-year-old has seven goals and 16 points in 36 AHL contests in 2015-16.|
|Semyon Varlamov will start on Saturday||02-05-2016|
|Semyon Varlamov G COL|
Semyon Varlamov will play between the pipes on Saturday.
Avalanche.nhl.com on Twitter
|Varlamov missed some time to deal with a legal issue and has consequently not played for Colorado since Jan. 23. He has a 2.59 GAA and .918 save percentage in 35 contests this season.|
|Joonas Kemppainen returns to Providence||02-05-2016|
|Joonas Kemppainen LW BOS|
Joonas Kemppainen has been returned to AHL Providence.
Joe McDonald on Twitter
|Kemppainen has spent the Bruins' last two games in the press box. He has a goal and three points in 35 contests this season.|
|Dan Hamhuis is likely to be back on Saturday||02-05-2016|
|Dan Hamhuis D VAN|
Dan Hamhuis (facial fractures) should be back on Saturday.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter
|It would be Hamhuis' first game since Dec. 9. The fact that Vancouver likes his chances of returning on Saturday is probably what motivated the Canucks to place Yannick Weber on waivers Friday afternoon.|
|Petr Mrazek will get the nod on Saturday||02-05-2016|
|Petr Mrazek G DET|
Petr Mrazek will start for Detroit on Saturday.
Dana Wakiji on Twitter
|This will be Mrazek's third start in Detroit's last four games. He has a 2.06 GAA and .931 save percentage in 34 contests in 2015-16.|
|Florida summons Brent Regner||02-05-2016|
|Brent Regner D FLA|
Brent Regner has been called up by the Florida Panthers.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
|The 26-year-old defenseman has yet to play in an NHL game, so we'll have to see if that changes during this stint. He has two goals and 12 points in 43 AHL contests in 2015-16.|
|Cory Schneider will get the nod on Saturday||02-05-2016|
|Cory Schneider G NJ|
Cory Schneider will start for the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
Rich Chere on Twitter
|Schneider has been dealing with a minor injury and while it wasn't serious enough to sideline him, he did serve as the backup goaltender on Thursday. He was back on the ice Friday though and says he's fine.|
|Kyle Turris (LBI) might return Saturday||02-05-2016|
|Kyle Turris C OTT|
Kyle Turris (lower body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Senators.nhl.com on Twitter
|Turris has missed Ottawa's last six games. He has 13 goals and 30 points in 46 contests in 2015-16.|
|Red Wings call up Andreas Athanasiou||02-05-2016|
|Andreas Athanasiou C DET|
Andreas Athanasiou has been promoted by the Detroit Red Wings.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
|Athanasiou has a goal in six games this season. He has eight goals and 16 points in 26 contests in 2015-16.|
|Roberto Luongo will get the nod on Saturday||02-05-2016|
|Roberto Luongo G FLA|
Roberto Luongo will start for the Florida Panthers on Saturday.
George Richards on Twitter
|Luongo has won his last four starts, bringing his record up to 23-13-4 this season. He has a 2.11 GAA and .930 save percentage in 40 contests.|
|T.J. Brodie is good to play on Friday||02-05-2016|
|T.J. Brodie D CAL|
T.J. Brodie (undisclosed) will be available on Friday.
Pat Steinberg on Twitter
|There was initially some uncertainty about his availability, but Flames coach Bob Hartley provided an update. Brodie was able to participate in the Flames' morning skate, so this news isn't surprising.|
|Richard Clune returns to the AHL||02-05-2016|
|Richard Clune LW TOR|
Richard Clune has been sent to the minors.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter
|Clune has no points in 10 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He also has 15 points and 102 penalty minutes in 29 AHL contests.|
|Yannick Weber is on waivers||02-05-2016|
|Yannick Weber D VAN|
Yannick Weber has been placed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
|Weber set a career-high with 21 points last season, but he has no goals and six assists in 35 contests in 2015-16. He's playing out a one-year, $1.5 million contract.|
|Jayson Megna returns to the AHL||02-05-2016|
|Jayson Megna RW NYR|
Jayson Megna has been sent to the minors.
The Bergen Record
|Megna was with the Rangers for just two days. He played for the Rangers on Thursday and logged 9:12 minutes of ice time.|
|Flyers lose Sean Couturier for four weeks||02-05-2016|
|Sean Couturier C PHI|
Sean Couturier will miss the next four weeks with a lower-body injury.
Flyers.nhl.com on Twitter
|Couturier has nine goals and 24 points in 40 games this season. He might not have developed into the prolific scorer we were looking for, but he is an important part of the Flyers' puzzle. This is a tough setback for the squad as they try to claw their way into the playoffs.|
|Ben Scrivens likely start vs. Oilers Saturday||02-05-2016|
|Ben Scrivens G MON|
Ben Scrivens is expected to get the nod against Edmonton on Saturday.
Jack Michaels on Twitter
|It will be an opportunity for Scrivens to play against the team that traded him in late December. He has a 3.85 GAA and .873 save percentage in four starts this season.|
|T.J. Brodie is a game-time decision Friday||02-05-2016|
|T.J. Brodie D CAL|
T.J. Brodie is dealing with an undisclosed injury that might keep him out of Friday's game.
Derek Wills on Twitter
|Brodie is skating Friday morning, so that's obviously a good sign. He has four goals and 25 points in 40 contests in 2015-16.|
|Marcus Foligno has a lower-body injury||02-05-2016|
|Marcus Foligno LW BUF|
Marcus Foligno will miss Saturday's game due to a lower-body injury.
Bill Hoppe on Twitter
|Foligno will be day-to-day after that. He has four goals and 11 points in 46 contests this season.|
|Max McCormick returns to the minors||02-05-2016|
|Max McCormick LW OTT|
Max McCormick has been returned to AHL Binghamton.
Brent Wallace on Twitter
|McCormick spent less than a week with the Senators in his latest NHL stint. He has two goals and four points in 20 contests with Ottawa in 2015-16.|
|Ben Bishop will likely start on Friday||02-05-2016|
|Ben Bishop G TB|
Ben Bishop was the first goalie off the ice Friday morning.
Bryan Burns on Twitter
|That likely means Bishop will start against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has a 1.99 GAA and .927 save percentage in 38 contests this season.|
|Lucas Lessio is out for 2-3 weeks||02-05-2016|
|Lucas Lessio LW ARZ|
Lucas Lessio is expected to miss the next two-to-three weeks.
Canadiens.nhl.com on Twitter
|Lessio only ended up playing in one game with Montreal before getting hurt. He has 10 goals and 21 points in 42 AHL contests in 2015-16.|
|Washington summons Connor Carrick||02-05-2016|
|Connor Carrick D WAS|
The Washington Capitals have called up Connor Carrick.
|Carrick has nine goals and 22 points in 39 AHL contests in 2015-16. He's played in 37 career games with Washington, scoring a goal and six points.|
|Paul Carey has been summoned by Capitals||02-05-2016|
|Paul Carey C WAS|
Paul Carey has been called up by Washington.
|Carey has 13 goals and 31 points in 43 AHL games this season. He's also played in two games with Washington, but didn't record a point in either contest.|
|Washington demotes Zach Sill||02-05-2016|
|Zach Sill C WAS|
The Washington Capitals have returned Zach Sill to AHL Hershey.
|Sill has a goal in nine games with Washington in 2015-16. He also has nine points and 34 penalty minutes in 35 AHL contests.|
|Aaron Ness heads to the minors||02-05-2016|
|Aaron Ness D WAS|
Aaron Ness has been sent to the minors.
|Ness was called up in case they needed an extra defenseman on Thursday, but he ended up serving as a healthy scratch. He has two goals and 15 points in 32 AHL contests in 2015-16.|
|Sean Couturier has 24 points in 40 games||02-05-2016|
|Sean Couturier C PHI|
Sean Couturier registered an assist in the Flyers' 6-3 victory over Nashville Thursday night.
|Couturier is on a three-game point streak, though that dates back to Jan. 19 because he only recently returned from a lower-body injury. He has nine goals and 24 points in 40 contests in 2015-16.|
|Brock Nelson is on a three-game point streak||02-05-2016|
|Brock Nelson C NYI|
Brock Nelson registered an assist in the Islanders' 3-2 loss to Washington Thursday night.
New York Newsday
|Nelson has recorded a point in three straight contests. He has 20 goals and 31 points in 49 games this season.|
|Derick Brassard gets two points on Thursday||02-05-2016|
|Derick Brassard C NYR|
Derick Brassard is on a three-game point streak.
The Bergen Record
|Brassard had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 4-2 win over Minnesota on Thursday. He now has 18 goals and 39 points in 50 contests in 2015-16.|
|Drew Doughty extends point streak to 4 games||02-05-2016|
|Drew Doughty D LA|
Drew Doughty registered an assist in a 4-2 loss to Anaheim Thursday night.
|Doughty is on a four-game point streak. He has 10 goals and 31 points in 51 contests in 2015-16.|
|Nail Yakupov cold even as Edmonton gets hot||02-05-2016|
|Nail Yakupov RW EDM|
Nail Yakupov had an unfortunate distinction on Thursday.
|Yakupov was the only Oilers forward that dressed for Thursday's 7-2 victory against Ottawa to finish without a single point. Edmonton also earned a 5-1 win on Tuesday, but Yakupov was held off the scoresheet in that contest as well. The former first overall pick has four goals and 14 points in 30 contests this season.|
|Connor McDavid stays hot with two assists||02-05-2016|
|Connor McDavid C EDM|
Connor McDavid registered two assists in Edmonton's 7-2 victory over Ottawa Thursday night.
|McDavid now has five points in two games since returning from a broken clavicle, bringing him up to six goals and 11 assists in 16 contests in his rookie season. Edmonton has cleanly won both of those contests, in part because of McDavid's efforts. It will be interesting to see in the coming weeks if the Oilers can build on this momentum or fall back down even with a healthy McDavid.|
|Dennis Wideman issues statement on suspension||02-05-2016|
|Dennis Wideman D CAL|
Dennis Wideman issued a statement regarding his 20-game suspension.
|"Firstly, I want to apologize to Donnie Henderson," Wideman said. "I feel awful about what happened. Hopefully, he's recovering, and he's going to be back on the ice soon, but I feel really bad about the whole situation. The last seven days have been tough. ... As far as the suspension goes, I'm really disappointed with the decision and the length of the suspension. I did not have any intent at any time to hit the official or hurt him or anything like that. I would never do something like that, and I'm pretty disappointed with the decision." The NHLPA has already appealed the suspension on his behalf, asserting that they have "medical evidence" that they believe shows Wideman didn't intentionally hit Henderson. Wideman did absorb a hit prior to the incident with a linesman that could have injured or concussed him, but he didn't undergo the concussion protocol so that would be troubling if true.|
|Ryan Miller falls in shootout to Columbus||02-05-2016|
|Ryan Miller G VAN|
Ryan Miller saved 27 of 28 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss Thursday night.
|Miller got the better of the Blue Jakcets in their first two shootout attempts, but surrendered the deciding marker to Alexander Wennberg in the third round of the skills competition. Miller has a 2.65 GAA and .914 save percentage in 34 starts in 2015-16.|
|Linden Vey nets a goal in losing effort||02-05-2016|
|Linden Vey RW VAN|
Linden Vey scored a goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to Columbus on Thursday.
|Vey now has two goals and seven points in 17 contests this season. His marker was assisted on by Sven Baertschi and Bo Horvat.|
|Hartnell nets goal in 2-1 win over Canucks||02-05-2016|
|Scott Hartnell LW CLB|
Scott Hartnell scored a goal in Columbus' 2-1 shootout win against Vancouver Thursday night.
|That extended Hartnell's point streak to four games. Ryan Murray and Cam Atkinson assisted on Hartnell's goal.|
|Joonas Korpisalo saves 37 shots in victory||02-05-2016|
|Joonas Korpisalo G CLB|
Joonas Korpisalo turned aside 37 of 38 shots in a 2-1 shootout victory over Vancouver.
|Korpisalo has now won three of his last four starts, allowing two or fewer goals in each of those wins. He has a 2.77 GAA and .916 save percentage in 14 contests this season.|
|Martin Hanzal has cooled down since hot start||02-05-2016|
|Martin Hanzal C ARZ|
Martin Hanzal registered an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago Thursday night.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
|Hanzal has six goals and 24 points in 38 contests this season. That's not a bad showing compared to his past campaigns, but it is a bit of a disappointment when weighed against his start of 19 points in 20 games.|
|Tikhonov gets an assist against former team||02-05-2016|
|Viktor Tikhonov C ARZ|
Viktor Tikhonov registered an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago Thursday night.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
|Tikhonov started the season with the Blackhawks, but they placed him on waivers in December and Arizona claimed him. He has two goals and four points in 22 contests since being picked up by the Coyotes.|
|Chris Stewart is on a three-game point streak||02-05-2016|
|Chris Stewart RW ANA|
Chris Stewart had an assist in a 4-2 win over Los Angeles on Thursday.
Orange County Register
|Stewart is on a three-game point streak. He has seven goals and 16 points in 43 contests this season.|
|Ryan Kesler records an assist on Thursday||02-05-2016|
|Ryan Kesler C ANA|
Ryan Kesler had an assist in Anaheim's 4-2 victory over Los Angeles Thursday night.
Orange County Register
|Kesler has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last five games. He has 11 goals and 24 points in 49 contests in 2015-16.|
|Jake Allen (LBI) resumes skating||02-05-2016|
|Jake Allen G STL|
Jake Allen (lower body) has resumed skating.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
|He is taking to the ice for solo sessions, which is a little encouraging. Allen hasn't played since Jan. 8 due to a knee injury. Brian Elliott has been excellent during Allen's absence, so the Blues won't rush him back before he is 100 percent.|
|Jori Lehtera hopes to finish season strong||02-05-2016|
|Jori Lehtera C STL|
Jori Lehtera has accounted for three goals and eight points in the past 19 games.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
|"I don't know," Lehtera said. "It's been a little bit harder than last year, but we've still got a lot of games left, I think. It's changing. ... I have to play more simple hockey and put the puck to the net, go there. That's where you start to score goals." He hasn't played that much with Vladimir Tarasenko this season and he has 21 points in 54 matches.|
|Tarasenko needs 'to get his energy back'||02-05-2016|
|Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL|
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored one goal in his last 11 games.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
|He has generated only three points during that time. "I just think he has to get his energy back," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think we've leaned on him awful hard and he's come through every time." The Blues bench boss feels that Tarasenko is looking "fresher" and the goals will come back soon.|
|Calle Jarnkrok scores in loss to Philadelphia||02-05-2016|
|Calle Jarnkrok C NAS|
Calle Jarnkrok got his eighth goal of the 2015-16 campaign on Thursday night in a 6-3 loss to Philadelphia.
The Nashville Tennessean
|He posted five shots on goal in the contest after recording a mere total of two during his previous four outings. Jarnkrok has 15 points in 51 games.|
|Roman Josi collects 2 helpers Thursday||02-05-2016|
|Roman Josi D NAS|
|Roman Josi collected a pair of assists in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.||He had the primary helper on goals by Ryan Johansen and Shea Weber. Josi is having another strong season with 37 points in 52 games.|
|Shea Weber records 2 points in loss to Flyers||02-05-2016|
|Shea Weber D NAS|
Shea Weber had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Philadelphia.
The Nashville Tennessean
|His 13th goal of the season came on the power play, where he has produced 10 of his tallies. Weber has 33 points in 52 matches.|
|Gabriel Bourque skates with team Thursday||02-05-2016|
|Gabriel Bourque LW NAS|
Gabriel Bourque (undisclosed) has missed 30 consecutive games, but he appears to be getting closer to being available to return.
The Nashville Tennessean
|He skated with his teammates again on Thursday. It's uncertain when he'll return, but he should be considered day-to-day.|
|Justin Fontaine draws back in Thursday||02-05-2016|
|Justin Fontaine RW MIN|
Justin Fontaine was back in the lineup on Thursday night against the New York Rangers.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
|He had been scratched in three of the past four games and six times since Dec. 28. Fontaine has nine points in 32 appearances this season.|
|Thomas Vanek has company in SOG problem||02-05-2016|
|Thomas Vanek LW MIN|
Thomas Vanek was one of several Wild players who didn't register a shot on goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
|Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu didn't have a shot either, as the team's forward group combined for just six all game. Vanek hasn't been credited with a shot in five of his last eight matches.|
|Avs coach likes Chris Bigras||02-05-2016|
|Chris Bigras D COL|
Coach Patrick Roy likes the progress that Chris Bigras is making.
|"You can tell he needs more experience, especially on the physical side of the game. But I'm very happy with his performance," Roy said. "We agreed as coaches that the more he plays, the more confident he is, and the more confident he is, the better he is playing. He's starting to get more in the rush. He's starting to taking more chances offensively, for example, standing up at the blue line. Earlier he would back up way before, but now he seems to read those plays better and better." He suited up in his 10th game with the Avalanche on Thursday night. Bigras has one assist, five shots and a plus-2 rating since making his NHL debut on Jan. 14.|
|Spezza out 'more than a few days' with UBI||02-05-2016|
|Jason Spezza C DAL|
Coach Lindy Ruff said that Jason Spezza suffered an upper-body injury Thursday night.
Dallas Morning News
|It was originally reported as a lower-body ailment. "It looks like a little bit of time," Ruff said when asked about the length of the injury. "I'm going to say it's more than a few days." We may get a better timetable after he is re-evaluated.|
|Nathan MacKinnon plays in 200th contest||02-05-2016|
|Nathan MacKinnon C COL|
Nathan MacKinnon contributed an assist in his 200th NHL game on Thursday night.
|He had a helper on goal by Nick Holden in Colorado's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas. MacKinnon has 143 points in his brief career, including 42 in 54 matches in 2015-16.|
|Shawn Matthias scores in win over Devils||02-05-2016|
|Shawn Matthias C TOR|
Shawn Matthias scored his fifth goal of the year in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey.
|He has two points in his last two games, but has struggled to produce for most of the season. Matthias has 16 points in 49 matches.|
|Cedric Paquette OK after scare at practice||02-05-2016|
|Cedric Paquette C TB|
Cedric Paquette had to leave the ice at Thursday's practice after blocking a shot, but he was able to return.
Erik Erlendsson on Twitter
|He said he was struck near his shin pad, but he felt fine afterward and should be in the lineup for Friday's game against Pittsburgh.|
|Mike Hoffman scores in loss to Oilers||02-05-2016|
|Mike Hoffman LW OTT|
Mike Hoffman tallied his 23rd goal in Thursday's blowout loss to Edmonton.
|He got the Senators on the board after the Oilers had taken a 3-0 lead. Ottawa lost the game by an embarrassing 7-2 score even though goals by Hoffman and Mark Stone made it close early in the second period. The Senators have been struggling, but Hoffman's superb season has him sitting on 41 points in 48 games.|
|Carey Price (LBI) still skating 'gingerly'||02-05-2016|
|Carey Price G MON|
Carey Price (lower body) was on the ice again Thursday for a solo skate without his goaltender equipment.
|He has been seen walking with a limp and his skates haven't been that encouraging either because they have looked tentative. Price has been out since Nov. 25 with a lower-body injury, which is believed to be to a right knee problem. It still isn't clear when he'll be available to return, but it doesn't look like that will be any time soon.|
|Reilly Smith extends point streak to 6 games||02-05-2016|
|Reilly Smith RW FLA|
|Reilly Smith chipped in two assists in Thursday's win over Detroit.||He picked up assists on goals by Aleksander Barkov (power play) and Vincent Trocheck. Smith extended his point streak to six straight games, with his second multi-point effort during that span. He has four goals and four assists during his scoring surge.|
|Jaromir Jagr closing in on Hull on goal list||02-05-2016|
|Jaromir Jagr RW FLA|
Jaromir Jagr generated a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win over Detroit on Thursday night.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
|He had been dealing with a lower-body issue that caused him sit out the final 10 minutes of Tuesday's victory against Washington. Jagr, who has 738 career markers, is three goals away from tying Brent Hull for third on the all-time goals list. His two helpers gives him 1,101 during his NHL career.|
|Brandon Pirri posts 2 points in return||02-05-2016|
|Brandon Pirri C FLA|
Brandon Pirri got back into the lineup on Thursday against Detroit.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
|Pirri returned with a bang, as he picked up a goal and an assist in Florida's 6-3 victory. He had been a healthy scratch for the previous four games after going on a six-game pointless skid.|
|Niklas Kronwall hopes to skate this weekend||02-05-2016|
|Niklas Kronwall D DET|
Niklas Kronwall (knee) hopes to be back skating this weekend or early next week.
|He isn't able to come off the injured list until Feb. 14, but he may be able to return shortly after that. "That all depends on the conditioning and how you feel once you get back on the ice," Kronwall said. "And of course Blash (coach Jeff Blashill) is the one making the final call. Hopefully there are no setbacks. You get your legs under you and get your timing back and when you feel ready, Blash makes his decision." He is still on the mend from arthroscopic left knee surgery on Jan. 19.|
|Mike Green scores PPG against Panthers||02-05-2016|
|Mike Green D DET|
Mike Green scored his third goal of the season on Thursday in a 6-3 loss to Florida.
|He got his second goal on the power play in the match. Detroit went 2-for-7 with the man advantage against the Panthers. Green has 20 points in 45 games this season.|
|Justin Abdelkader registers 2 assists vs. FLA||02-05-2016|
|Justin Abdelkader LW DET|
|Justin Abdelkader earned two assists in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Florida.||He helped set up power-play goals by Dylan Larkin and Mike Green in the defeat. Abdelkader has 12 assists and 26 points in 51 games to go with 57 penalty minutes and 129 hits.|
|Sam Reinhart scores in SO loss to Bruins||02-05-2016|
|Sam Reinhart C BUF|
|Sam Reinhart netted his 13th goal of the season on Thursday night.||He gave the Sabres a 2-0 lead, but the Boston Bruins rallied for a 3-2 shootout victory. Reinhart is tied with Max Domi and Sam Bennett for fifth among rookies in goal scoring.|
|Ryan O'Reilly records a helper Thursday||02-05-2016|
|Ryan O'Reilly C BUF|
|Ryan O'Reilly has picked up where he left off following the All-Star break.||He has registered an assist in both games for the Sabres since the NHL resumed play. O'Reilly earned his 25th helper of the season on Thursday night in a 3-2 shootout loss to Boston. He has a team-leading 42 points in 52 games.|
|Sabres have talked with Jamie McGinn's agent||02-05-2016|
|Jamie McGinn LW BUF|
Buffalo GM Tim Murray said he has spoken to Jamie McGinn's agent about a contract extension.
|Murray and Thane Campbell have had discussions two or three times in recent weeks regarding the pending unrestricted free agent. "I hope that they're talking a lot but it's out of my control," McGinn said. "What I can do comes on the ice, being a good teammate and trying to help this team win. That's between them. My focus in here is to play hockey. I like it here and that's why I have an agent to deal with that kind of stuff." He has been a pleasant surprise this year with 11 goals and 22 points in 52 games.|
|Torey Krug earns a helper Thursday||02-05-2016|
|Torey Krug D BOS|
|Torey Krug has picked up an assist in each of his past two outings.||He didn't have a point in his previous five contests. Krug hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 5, but he has racked up 26 shots over his last five appearances. He has 24 points on the season.|
|Brad Marchand scores 8th goal in 8 games||02-05-2016|
|Brad Marchand C BOS|
Brad Marchand potted his 23rd goal of the year in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Buffalo.
|He tied the game at 2-2 early in the third period. Marchand has scored eight times in his last eight games. He has 35 points in 46 contests.|
|Taylor Chorney D WAS|
|Taylor Chorney returned to action on Thursday February 4.|
|Garbutt with three points in four games||02-05-2016|
|Ryan Garbutt C CHI|
|Ryan Garbutt now has three points in four games with the Anaheim Ducks.||Which includes goals in consecutive games as well. Garbutt has just 78 career points in his career, but a hot streak is a hot streak.|
|Getzlaf is on a four game point streak: alert||02-05-2016|
|Ryan Getzlaf C ANA|
|And just like that, Ryan Getzlaf is on a four game point streak.||Getzlaf picked up just his fourth goal of the season during Thursday's 4-2 win over LA, but he also tallied a helper giving him 34 points in 42 games thus far. During the streak he now has a goal and six points.|
|David Perron is on fire with the Ducks||02-05-2016|
|David Perron LW PIT|
|David Perron is on fire with the Anaheim Ducks.||Through six games with the Ducks, Perron has scored three goals and eight points which includes his goal and two assist game against LA in Thursday's 4-2 win. If he's still available, pick him up immediately and ride the wave.|
|Lindholm scores another goal vs Cali rival||02-05-2016|
|Hampus Lindholm D ANA|
|With his goal on Thursday night against Anaheim, Hampus Lindholm tallied another marker against a rival Californian team.||Two rivalry games, two goals for the young defender who now has five goals and 13 points on the season. This may not be proving the kind of offensive outburst expected of Lindholm, but he's proving he has a long career ahead of him nevertheless.|
|Gibson beats LA, wins third straight||02-05-2016|
|John Gibson G ANA|
|John Gibson turned away 23 of 25 shots during Thursday's 4-2 win over LA.||Now a winner of three straight, Gibson has let just six pucks out of 78 combined during the streak. Not too shabby at all for the young netminder whose record now stands at 12-8-2.|
|Martinez now has three points in two games||02-05-2016|
|Alec Martinez D LA|
|With his goal during Thursday's 4-2 loss to Anaheim, Alec Martinez now has three points over his past two games.||Not too shabby for the steady defender, who also chipped in two shots with three blocks and four hits in 21:04 of work. Martinez now has goals in consecutive games with seven total and 19 points on the season.|
|Tyler Toffoli ends six game goal drought||02-05-2016|
|Tyler Toffoli C LA|
|Tyler Toffoli ended his six game goal drought during Thursday's 4-2 loss to Anaheim.||Toffoli managed just two points in that span, though he's now up to 23 goals and 38 points on the season. Not too shabby at all.|
|Kopitar now holds a four game point streak||02-05-2016|
|Anze Kopitar C LA|
|With his pair of assists in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Anaheim, Anze Kopitar now has a four game point streak.||Kopitar has also posted consecutive two-assist games during the streak, giving him six overall (with no goals). He now has 33 assists and 46 points in 51 games this season. Curiously however, he played just 20 shifts totaling 15:34. Easily the fewest shifts and least amount of time on ice of the season for him, aside for when he left early against St. Louis on Nov. 3rd.|
|Enroth valiant in relief of Quick vs Ducks||02-05-2016|
|Jhonas Enroth G LA|
|Jhonas Enroth put up a good fight against the Ducks after he relieved Jonathan Quick.||Though the Kings would go on to fall to their rival 4-2 on Thursday night, Enroth entered down 3-0 just 22 minutes into it. Well, the backup netminder stopped 14 of 15 pucks and gave the Kings a chance to come back. About all they could ask for, to be honest.|
|Toews scores twice, beats 'Yotes in overtime||02-05-2016|
|Jonathan Toews C CHI|
|Jonathan Toews wasn't going to lose to Arizona on Thursday night.||The Blackhawks' captain picked up a pair of goals, including the overtime winner which was the fifth such goal of the season for him. Toews now has 23 goals and 39 points on the season.|
|Panarin registers sixth 3-point game of year||02-05-2016|
|Artemi Panarin LW CHI|
|With his trio of assists on Thursday's night, Artemi Panarin picked up his sixth three-point game of the season.||Though, it was his first career three-assist game. He now has 11 multi-point games as well, in just his rookie campaign. Simply remarkable, Panarin now has 32 assists and 50 points in 55 games thus far.|
|Hossa picks up 8th multi-point game of year||02-05-2016|
|Marian Hossa RW CHI|
|Marian Hossa picked up his eighth multi-point game of the season in Thursday's 5-4 win over Arizona.||Hossa's totals however are only up nine goals and 26 points overall this season with his goal and assist tonight. Which means he's only registered a point in 17 of 50 games this season.|
|Patrick Kane picks up another goal||02-05-2016|
|Patrick Kane RW CHI|
|Patrick Kane picked up his 31st goal of the season during Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over Arizona.||Kane is running away with the scoring title, now up to 75 points in just 51 games this season. Simply remarkable.|
|Rozsival now has a point streak||02-05-2016|
|Michal Rozsival D CHI|
|Don't look now, but Michal Rozsival has a point streak.||That's right the veteran scored again, though it was only his second goal and sixth point of the season. So we'd leave him out on the wire.|
|Corey Crawford picks up 30th win of season||02-05-2016|
|Corey Crawford G CHI|
|Corey Crawford picked up his 30th win of season during Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over Arizona.||Crawford's glorious season continues, even if this one stands out as his second three-goal or more game over his last three. Regardless, he stands at 30-12-2 now and it doesn't seem as though he nor the Blackhawks are slowing down any time soon.|
|Shane Doan just keeps scoring||02-05-2016|
|Shane Doan RW ARZ|
|Shane Doan just keeps scoring.||Doan picked up his 18th goal and 28th point of the season during Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago on Thursday. With two more tallies he'll achieve his 14th career 20-goal season.|
|Martinook picks up third multi-point game||02-05-2016|
|Jordan Martinook LW ARZ|
|With a goal and an assist on Thursday night, Jordan Martinook picked up his third multi-point game of the season.||Martinook now has points in four of his last five games, bringing his totals up to seven goals and 19 points in 50 games this season.|
|Mikkel Boedker ends 15-game goal drought||02-05-2016|
|Mikkel Boedker LW ARZ|
|Mikkel Boedker ended his personal 15-game goal drought in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago.||Boedker hadn't scored since just before the turn of the calendar, going all of January without a tally. He now has 13 goals and 35 points on the year.|
|Ekman-Larsson is making players very happy||02-05-2016|
|Oliver Ekman-Larsson D ARZ|
|Oliver Ekman-Larsson made fantasy players very happy during Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago.||Ekman-Larsson picked a goal and two assists, along with three hits, six shots, and a whopping 12 PIMs. He's now up to 15 goals and 37 points with 62 PIMs on the year.|
|Louis Domingue posts another stinker Thursday||02-05-2016|
|Louis Domingue G ARZ|
|Louis Domingue posted another stinker Thursday, falling to Chicago 5-4 in overtime.||That's three straight five-goal games for Domingue, who suddenly appears like a mere mortal in Arizona's net. He's stopped just 75 of 90 shots by Winnipeg, Los Angeles and Chicago in the defeats in that time as well. Domingue's record falls to 9-6-4.|
|Ales Hemsky is heating up||02-05-2016|
|Ales Hemsky RW DAL|
|Ales Hemsky is heating up, and he picked up another goal in Thursday's 4-3 win over Colorado.||Hemsky now has points in three of his last six games, with points in two consecutive as well. He has two goals and four points in that time, but has just six goals and 18 points overall.|
|Nemeth collects first career multi-point game||02-05-2016|
|Patrik Nemeth D DAL|
|Patrik Nemeth collected his first career multi-point game during Thursday's 4-3 win over Colorado.||Nemeth had four points in 41 career NHL games coming into tonight, but now he's the proud owner of his very own multi-point game with a pair of assists. The young defender is still without a goal, but he can also cross one milestone off the bucket list.|
|Jason Demers has been scoring lately||02-05-2016|
|Jason Demers D DAL|
|Jason Demers can't seem to stop scoring, lately.||Demers picked up his sixth goal of the season Thursday night, and points in three of his last four games with two goals mixed in. Add in his hit and minor, he now has seven goals, 18 points, and 52 PIMs on the year.|
|John Klingberg now up to 43 points||02-05-2016|
|John Klingberg D DAL|
|John Klingberg picked up his eighth goal of the season during Thursday's 4-3 win over Colorado.||Klingberg now has goals in consecutive games, and points in four of his past five. He's also up to 43 points in 52 games this season, proving quite definitively that he's the real deal.|
|Antti Niemi wins 20th game of season||02-05-2016|
|Antti Niemi G DAL|
|Antti Niemi won his 20th game of the season in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Colorado.||Niemi turned away 21 of 24 shots faced for the victory in what's been a defiantly resurgent season for the veteran netminder. His record now stands at 20-9-5, which is pretty good considering how much time he's splitting with Kari Lehtonen.|
|Comeau now owns a scoring streak||02-05-2016|
|Blake Comeau LW COL|
|With his goal and assist Thursday night, Blake Comeau is now the proud owner of a tidy three game point streak.||Unfortunately the Avalanche still fell to the Stars 4-3 in overtime, but that's not Comeau's fault. The veteran winger posted a minor, a block, plus three hits and shots to go along with the extension of his streak. He now has seven goals and 24 points this season.|
|Keith Kinkaid takes SOL despite solid effort||02-05-2016|
|Keith Kinkaid G NJ|
|Keith Kinkaid put forth a strong effort on Thursday night, making 37 saves on 39 shots, but took the loss in a shootout to the Maple Leafs.||The backup falls to 3-5-1 this season with a 2.52 goals against average and .912 save percentage. He has one win in his last five appearances.|
|Soderberg stays hot with goal, assist vs DAL||02-05-2016|
|Carl Soderberg C COL|
|Carl Soderberg picked up his second two-point game in his last three during Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas.||Soderberg scored a goal and added an assist, bringing his totals to 11 goals and 38 points on the year. He also now has five points over his last four games.|
|James Reimer backstops Leafs to shootout win||02-05-2016|
|James Reimer G TOR|
|James Reimer made 32 saves and then a few more in the shootout to help the Leafs claim a 3-2 victory over New Jersey on Thursday night.||The resurgent 27-year-old is now 10-8-6 this season with a 2.12 goals against average and .932 save percentage this season. His fantasy value would be higher if he were healthy all season and playing on a better team, nonetheless, Optimus Reim is a solid option in goal.|
|Nick Holden ends 19-game goal drought||02-05-2016|
|Nick Holden D COL|
|Nick Holden ended his 19-game goal drought during Thursday's 4-3 loss to Dallas.||Holden hadn't scored since early December, but now has four goals and 19 points on the year. He also added four hits and a block, just for good measure.|
|Erik Johnson picks up pair of helpers in loss||02-05-2016|
|Erik Johnson D COL|
|Erik Johnson picked up a pair of helpers during Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas.||Johnson had another excellent game registering the two assists along with a pair of shots and hits, plus six blocks during his 25:24 of work. He's now up to 13 assists and 20 points in 45 games thus far.|
|Pickard makes 40 saves, picks up tough OTL||02-05-2016|
|Calvin Pickard G COL|
|Calvin Pickard made 40 saves Thursday night against the Stars, but he still wound up with the 4-3 overtime loss.||Pickard turned away 37 of 40 even strength shots as well, but a late goal in the third and a quick goal in the extra frame turned a likely victory into a loss. His record now stands at 3-3-1 in seven starts and 11 games this season.|
|Tyler Bozak nabs two points in Leafs' victory||02-05-2016|
|Tyler Bozak C TOR|
|Tyler Bozak pitched in a goal and an assist in the Leafs' 3-2 shootout win over the Devils on Thursday night.||The 29-year-old has 31 points in 46 games this season for the Leafs. The numbers are nothing special, but the centerman has played well considering he is playing for a team well out of the playoffs. His fantasy value would rise if he is dealt at the trade deadline.|
|David Schlemko collects goal, assist in loss||02-05-2016|
|David Schlemko D NJ|
|David Schlemko notched a goal and an assist in New Jersey's shootout loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.||The 28-year-old defenseman now has six points in his past five games. He has 15 points in 45 games this season.|
|Cam Talbot, Oilers topple Senators||02-05-2016|
|Cam Talbot G EDM|
|Cam Talbot allowed two goals on 38 shots as the Oilers easily beat the Senators 7-2 on Thursday night.||Talbot pitched his second straight 36-save winning performance and improved to 10-15-3 this season with a 2.54 goals against average and .916 save percentage.|