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Date Player
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
12/7/2016 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.
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