NHL Recent Player News
|10/20/2014||Brooks Laich, C|
|Laich is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: He'll miss Washington's three-game Canadian road trip, but coach Barry Trotz said the injury isn't a serious one.
|10/20/2014||Dan Girardi, D|
|Girardi's status for Tuesday's game against New Jersey is in question due to a cut on his lower leg from a blocked shot.
Analysis: He's considered day to day.
|10/20/2014||Jason LaBarbera, G|
|Anaheim reassigned LaBarbera to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk.
Analysis: LaBarbera has absolutely zero fantasy value.
|10/20/2014||John Gibson, G|
|The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Gibson from a brief stint in the minors.
Analysis: Gibson hasn't played for Anaheim since giving up six goals in a season-opening loss to Pittsburgh. The Ducks haven't lost since, with Frederik Andersen winning five straight starts for the two-time defending Pacific Division champions. Gibson got a brief assignment to the AHL to keep his game sharpness. The 21-year-old American is considered one of the top goaltending prospects in hockey after briefly playing with the Ducks last season.
|10/20/2014||T.J. Brodie, D|
|The Calgary Flames have signed Brodie to a five-year contract extension.
Analysis: Brodie is in the final year of a two-year deal signed in 2013 which paid him an average annual salary of $2.1 million. The 24-year-old has three goals and four assists in seven games this season for the Flames.
|10/20/2014||Anton Forsberg, G|
|The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and added Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Analysis: The 21-year-old Forsberg, the Blue Jackets' sixth pick in the 2011 draft, is 1-2-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in three games with Springfield this season. He is 4-2-0 with a 1.69 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in seven career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Falcons late in the 2013-14 season.
|10/20/2014||Frederik Andersen, G|
|Andersen earned his first career shutout Sunday night, stopping 28 shots in Anaheim's 3-0 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Since taking over the starting goaltender duties from John Gibson, who allowed six goals in the Ducks' season opener, Andersen has been lights out. Sunday marked his fifth consecutive victory, and his 1.38 goals against average ranks second among goalies with at least four starts.
|10/20/2014||Sami Vatanen, D|
|Vatanen scored two goals in Anaheim's 3-0 win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Vatenen, 23, had only eight career goals prior to Sunday's performance. He leads Ducks defensemen with five points.
|10/20/2014||Jonas Hiller, G|
|Hiller stopped 34 of 35 shots Sunday in Calgary's 4-1 victory.
Analysis: Hiller is on a hot streak for the Flames. He has faced 85 shots over his last two games and allowed only two goals, picking up a win in both contests.
|10/20/2014||Mason Raymond, LW|
|Raymond scored and picked up two assists in Calgary's 4-1 win over Winnipeg.
Analysis: In his first season with the Flames, Raymond leads the team with five goals and seven points.
|10/20/2014||Henrik Lundqvist, G|
|Lundqvist posted his first shutout of the season Sunday, blanking San Jose 4-0.
Analysis: Lundqvist started slow but has been dominant over his last two games. He stopped all 33 shots he faced Sunday.
|10/20/2014||Rick Nash, LW|
|Nash scored in New York's 4-0 win over San Jose.
Analysis: After a rocky start to his tenure in New York, Nash is off to a torrid start this season. He has scored in five of the Rangers' six games and leads the NHL with seven goals.
|10/20/2014||Jonathan Quick, G|
|Quick stopped 40 of 41 shots in Los Angeles' 2-1 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Quick was the difference Sunday in a game where the Kings were out-shot 41-16. He has allowed only two goals over his last three games.
|10/20/2014||Tyler Toffoli, RW|
|Toffoli scored his third goal of the season and picked up an assist in Los Angeles' 2-1 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Toffoli has excelled this season as a part of "That 70's Line" with Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson. He and Pearson are tied for the team lead with seven points.
|10/20/2014||Slava Voynov, D|
|The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges.
Analysis: The league says he was arrested Monday morning but isn't providing other details. He will be paid during the investigation. The NHL's collective bargaining agreement allows it to suspend players during a criminal investigation "where the failure to suspend the player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the league."
|10/19/2014||Kevin Shattenkirk, D|
|Shattenkirk had a pair of assists in a 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.
Analysis: Shattenkirk is among the league leaders with five assists, and he had the other three in a win over Calgary on Oct. 11.
|10/19/2014||Alexander Steen, LW|
|Steen had a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.
Analysis: It was the first goal of the season for the St. Louis winger, who had one assist in his first three games.
|10/19/2014||David Backes, C|
|Backes had a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.
Analysis: The St. Louis center had one goal and one assist in his first three games.
|10/19/2014||Vladimir Tarasenko, RW|
|Tarasenko had a career-high three assists in a 6-1 rout of Arizona on Saturday night.
Analysis: Tarasenko has one goal and four assists in the first four games.
|10/19/2014||Jhonas Enroth, G|
|Enroth made 32 saves Saturday.
Analysis: Enroth has a 3.34 GAA but his defensemen are among the NHL's worst.
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