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Date Player
1/29/2015 Derek Dorsett, RW
Dorsett left Tuesday's game against Anaheim with an upper-body injury after taking a hit from Ryan Kesler.

Analysis: Replays appeared to show that Kesler, who was dealt from Vancouver to Anaheim in the offseason, made contact with Dorsett's head on the play. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.
1/29/2015 Tyler Kennedy, LW
Kennedy didn't practice Wednesday due to a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Kennedy has been injury-ridden this season, though it's not clear how serious this latest ailment is.
1/29/2015 Jiri Tlusty, LW
Carolina coach Bill Peters said he expects Tlusty to play Friday against the Blues.

Analysis: Tlusty is dealing with an upper-body injury.
1/28/2015 Carey Price, G
Price made 40 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Dallas.

Analysis: Price has a 1.69 GAA and .946 save percentage over an 8-1-1 span.
1/28/2015 Eric Staal, C
Staal had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: He's got three goals in his last two games.
1/28/2015 Jaroslav Halak, G
Halak made 40 saves in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Analysis: Halak has won five of six starts, but this was a needed effort for him after posting a 4.49 GAA and .849 save percentage in his previous three games.
1/28/2015 Chris Thorburn, RW
Thorburn scored Tuesday for his third goal in four games.

Analysis: Not known for his scoring ability, Thorburn is enjoying one of the hottest stretches of his career. He has five goals in 48 games this season.
1/28/2015 Evander Kane, LW
Kane recorded three assists in Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: After a slow start to his season, Kane has nine points in his last nine games.
1/28/2015 Cam Atkinson, RW
Atkinson snapped a 17-game goalless drought Tuesday.

Analysis: He has nine goals this season and scoring 21 last campaign.
1/28/2015 Nick Foligno, LW
Foligno recorded two assists in Tuesday night's win over Washington.

Analysis: After serving as Columbus' ambassador over this past weekend's All-Star festivities, Foligno tallied his 13th multi-point game of the season. He is three points away from tying his career-high.
1/28/2015 Jeremy Morin, LW
The Blue Jackets have placed Morin on injured reserve with an upper-body injury that will sideline him indefinitely.

Analysis: Morin becomes the seventh Blue Jacket out with an injury, with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, forwards Nathan Horton, Artem Anisimov, Brian Gibbons and Boone Jenner also on injured reserve along with defenseman Ryan Murray. Morin has a goal and two assists and nine penalty minutes in 17 games with the Blue Jackets this season after being acquired from Chicago in a trade on Dec. 14.
1/28/2015 Aleksander Barkov, C
Barkov had a goal with two assists Tuesday.

Analysis: He has three goals with six assists in nine games.
1/28/2015 Luke Glendening, C
Glendening had two goals Tuesday.

Analysis: This was his second multi-point game of the season.
1/28/2015 Stephen Weiss, C
Weiss had a goal and two assists against his former team, and Luke Glendening scored twice to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the struggling Florida Panthers 5-4 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Analysis: Weiss, who played for the Panthers from 2001-13 before signing with Detroit as a free agent, scored his first goal against them.
1/28/2015 Mike Ribeiro, C
Ribeiro had three assists Tuesday.

Analysis: He has 25 points (five goals, 20 assists) in his last 24 games, including 11 assists in his last 10 games.
1/28/2015 Craig Smith, C
Smith scored on a breakaway at 2:46 of overtime, and the Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Analysis: He has two goals and two assists in five games.
1/28/2015 Simon Gagne, LW
A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Bruins have placed Gagne on waivers for the purpose of releasing him.

Analysis: The decision is regarded a formality. Two weeks ago, the Bruins announced Gagne was placed on their "suspended" list and would miss the remainder of the season following the death of his father in December. He had three goals and an assist in 23 games with the Bruins this season.
1/28/2015 Jiri Hudler, RW
Hudler had two assists Tuesday.

Analysis: He had one point in his previous six contests.
1/28/2015 Johnny Gaudreau, LW
Gaudreau scored twice in a 4-1 victory Tuesday night that extended the Buffalo Sabres' team-record losing streak to 12 games.

Analysis: Gaudreau tied sophomore Sean Monahan for the team lead in goals with 15.
1/28/2015 Devan Dubnyk, G
Dubnyk stopped 23 shots for Minnesota in Tuesday's 2-1 win.

Analysis: He is 3-1-0 with a 2.04 goals-against average since being acquired by Minnesota on Jan. 14.
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