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Date Player
10/30/2014 Stephen Weiss, C
The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Weiss from his conditioning loan with Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Analysis: The 31-year-old Weiss was limited to 26 games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and did not play after Dec. 10 because of hernia surgery. The Toronto native had two goals and two assists in his first season with Detroit after signing a five-year, $24.5 million contract. Weiss has played in 681 games since 2001-02. He has 147 goals and 251 assists with Detroit and Florida.
10/30/2014 Justin Abdelkader, LW
Abdelkader finished with two goals and an assist in Detroit's 4-2 win at Washington on Wednesday.

Analysis: Abdelkader had totaled three goals to go along with two assists over his first eight games before putting up his best performance of the season.
10/30/2014 Pekka Rinne, G
Rinne made 27 saves in Wednesday's 4-1 win in Edmonton.

Analysis: Rinne has dazzled in his road starts, going 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average and .983 save percentage.
10/30/2014 Craig Smith, C
Smith scored twice in Wednesday's win in Edmonton.

Analysis: He had a strong finish to 2013-14 with four goals in his last three games, but had been held to one through his first eight games this season.
10/30/2014 Torey Krug, D
Krug is expected to miss two to three weeks with a broken finger.

Analysis: Krug, who leads Boston defensemen with six points, suffered the injury in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota.
10/30/2014 Joe Colborne, C
Colborne was forced to leave Tuesday's shootout loss to Montreal with an upper-body injury.

Analysis: The Calgary center is considered day to day.
10/30/2014 Brad Marchand, LW
Marchand left Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed ailment.

Analysis: Coach Claude Julien merely said Marchand "tweaked something" but he was hopeful he'd play Thursday against Buffalo.
10/30/2014 Mark Letestu, C
Letestu has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss the next two to four weeks.

Analysis: The Columbus center has a groin injury.
10/30/2014 Matt Stajan, C
The Flames placed Stajan on injured reserve Wednesday saying they expect him to miss about six weeks of action.

Analysis: Stajan left Tuesday's win over the Canadiens following a knee-to-knee collision with Montreal's Jarred Tinordi, who received a minor penalty for the hit.
10/30/2014 Artem Anisimov, C
Anisimov's status is unknown for upcoming games after he was forced to leave in the second period of a 5-2 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday.

Analysis: The Columbus center did not return after taking a hit to the head from Senators defenseman Eric Gryba.
10/30/2014 James Wisniewski, D
Wisniewski has been placed on injured reserve will likely miss the next week or two because of a broken finger.

Analysis: The Columbus defenseman suffered his injury in the third period of a 5-2 loss to Ottawa on Oct. 28.
10/30/2014 David Backes, C
Backes left Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Dallas with an upper-body injury.

Analysis: The St. Louis captain's status is unclear for upcoming games.
10/29/2014 Brian Boyle, C
Boyle scored twice in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

Analysis: It was his first multipoint effort of the seasons and just his fourth in four seasons, so don't expect it to become a trend.
10/29/2014 Nikita Kucherov, RW
Kucherov scored three goals in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

Analysis: It was his first career multigoal game, but he's got seven points in his last three contests.
10/29/2014 Tyler Johnson, C
Johnson had four assists in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

Analysis: He has 11 points on a seven-game streak.
10/29/2014 Vladimir Tarasenko, RW
Tarasenko had a hat trick - including the winning goal in overtime - and added an assist in Tuesday's win over Dallas.

Analysis: It was a breakout game for Tarasenko, who had only one goal in his previous seven.
10/29/2014 Jonathan Bernier, G
Bernier needed only 10 saves to blank the visiting Sabres, 4-0 on Tuesday.

Analysis: Bernier has gone 2-1-1 with a 1.84 goals-against average in his last four starts.
10/29/2014 Clarke MacArthur, LW
MacArthur finished with two goals and an assist in Ottawa's 5-2 win at Columbus on Tuesday.

Analysis: MacArthur hadn't scored in his previous three games. He has four goals and three assists in eight games.
10/29/2014 Sidney Crosby, C
Crosby continued his hot start with two more goals in an 8-3 win over New Jersey on Tuesday.

Analysis: Crosby has three goals in his last two games and seven scores with seven assists overall this season. Hopefully, he's in your lineup.
10/29/2014 Ray Emery, G
Emery stopped 38 shots in Tuesday's overtime win over Los Angeles.

Analysis: He's won his last four appearances, and his last two have been especially impressive with 73 saves, a 1.96 goals-against average and .948 save percentage.
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