Matt Niskanen, Was, D
Niskanen appeared to hit his head when he was boarded in the first period of Wednesday's game against the Bruins. He skated off but did not return.
Analysis: The Capitals later announced he would be re-evaluated Thursday.
Tyler Myers, Wpg, D
Myers has not played since Nov. 11 due to a lower-body injury.
Analysis: There is no timetable for his return.
Mark Fayne, Edm, D
Fayne is injured again after leaving Tuesday's game.
Analysis: Fayne has appeared in just four games this season while registering two assists. He's been placed on injured reserve and is expected to be out a while.
Artem Anisimov, Chi, C
Anisimov scored and the Blackhawks beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on Tuesday night to snap a two-game slide.
Analysis: Anisimov has tallied nine goals and seven assists in 14 home games compared to two goals and five assists in 13 on the road.
Scott Darling, Chi, G
Darling made 22 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on Tuesday night to snap a two-game slide.
Analysis: Darling made a handful of tough stops but wasn't heavily tested in his first shutout this season and third of his career. He started his third straight game in place of No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford, who had an appendectomy in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Marian Hossa, Chi, RW
Hossa had two goals and the tight-checking Blackhawks beat the Coyotes 4-0 on Tuesday night to snap a two-game slide.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Hossa scored his team-leading 13th and 14th goals in his 27th game - surpassing his total of 13 last season in 64 contests.
Jake Allen, StL, G
Allen won his eighth straight start Tuesday, making 28 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Allen has a 2.20 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage during his personal win streak. On Tuesday, he improved to 10-0-2 at home with a 1.79 GAA, but St. Louis is headed out on a four-game road trip.
Paul Stastny, StL, C
Stastny had a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's overtime win over Montreal.
Analysis: With seven goals, Stastny is just three shy of his total from all of last season.
Jaden Schwartz, StL, LW
Schwartz completed a late rally with a pair of goals, including one in overtime, to lead the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Over his last nine games, Schwartz has scored in three of them - and they were all two-goal games. He's second on the Blues with 10 goals.
Tomas Plekanec, Mon, C
Plekanec had a goal and an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: The veteran center hopes this is the spark to get his season going after a dreadful start. He had gone 14 straight games without a goal and has just nine points through 26 games.
Paul Byron, Mon, LW
Byron had a goal and an assist Tuesday while finishing at a plus-2.
Analysis: Byron, among the team leaders with 14 points, had gone six straight games without getting on the scoresheet as he posted a minus-3.
Matt Duchene, Col, C
Duchene had two goals in Tuesday's loss to Nashville.
Analysis: Duchene, who leads the Avs with nine goals, hadn't scored in six games.
Pekka Rinne, Nsh, G
Rinne stopped 25 of 28 shots as Nashville salvaged the finale of a three-game homestand, holding off the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 at Bridgestone Arena.
Analysis: Rinne has won five of six starts, though he's been a little shaky in the last three, yielding 11 goals on 90 shots.
P.K. Subban, Nsh, D
Subban scored as Nashville salvaged the finale of a three-game homestand, holding off the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 at Bridgestone Arena.
Analysis: Subban has two goals in his last three games, and six of his seven goals on the season have come at home. He has one in 12 road games.
James Neal, Nsh, RW
Neal scored his team-high 11th goal Tuesday night in his return from a four-game absence as Nashville salvaged the finale of a three-game homestand, holding off the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 at Bridgestone Arena.
Analysis: Neal, who sustained an upper-body injury Nov. 25 in a 5-1 win over Winnipeg, was said to be week-to-week on Thursday. But his recovery accelerated from that point and he was activated hours before this game.
Matt Tennyson, Car, D
Tennyson missed practice Tuesday due to a lower-body injury but played Wednesday.
Analysis: He has two assists in 12 games since being recalled Nov. 12.
Chad Johnson, Cgy, G
Johnson had 29 saves in the Flames' 2-1 win over the Sharks on Tuesday.
Analysis: Johnson won for the seventh time in eight games, and has a 1.74 GAA over that stretch.
Johnny Gaudreau, Cgy, LW
Gaudreau had a goal and an assist in the Flames' win over the Sharks on Tuesday.
Analysis: Gaudreau has two goals and two assists in two games since recovering from a broken finger.
David Schlemko, SJ, D
Schlemko is out with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: He has no goals and five assists in 24 games after posting career highs with six goals, 13 assists and 67 games for the Devils last season.
David Desharnais, Mon, C
Desharnais left Tuesday's game with a knee injury and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
Analysis: He has three goals and six assists in 25 games. More Player News >>
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