NHL Player News
Evander Kane (lower body) will play Wednesday against the Predators.
Kane missed Tuesday's practice, but took the ice for pregame warmups, and will play in Wednesday's tilt against Nashville. The 24-year-old winger is expected to skate alongside Ryan O'Reilly and Brian Gionta on the Buffalo Sabres ' top line in Wednesday's contest.
Marc-Andre Fleury will be between the pipes in Wednesday's game against the Blues.
Fleury has been great this season, posting a 10-7-0 record with a 2.19 GAA and .925 save percentage in 17 appearances. He'll look to secure his 11th win of the season Wednesday against a Blues squad that has been mediocre offensively thus far, averaging just 2.64 goals scored per game this season.
As expected, Carter Hutton will be between the pipes in Wednesday's game against the Sabres, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Hutton hasn't been great in limited action this season, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 3.44 GAA and .899 save percentage in two appearances. He does, however, draw into an extremely favorable matchup Wednesday against the Sabres, as Buffalo has only averaged 2.05 goals scored per game this season, fourth worst in the NHL.
Jonathan Quick was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate Wednesday and is expected to start against the Lightning, LA Los Angeles Kings Insider reports.
Quick has been a bit hit-or-miss as of late, but is coming off a nice outing against the Panthers in which he stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced to up his save percentage to .915 and lower his GAA to 2.39 on the season. He'll carry a 10-7-0 record into Wednesday's matchup with the Lightning, and the netminder could benefit from the opposition being without a few forwards.
Ryan Strome could get a promotion back to the big club shortly, responds Newsday.
The New York Islanders sent Strome down to the AHL in order to send him a message about needing to show up to play every night in the NHL. He really hasn't played well enough in Bridgeport to force the Islanders to call him up but with the team having trouble scoring again it is likely he will be called up before Dec. 1.
Greg Pateryn will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night against the Rangers, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Pateryn will watch the game from the press box as blueliner Alexei Emelin reportedly is set to return from a lower-body injury. Pateryn has not recorded a point in 25 career games at the NHL level, though he does tend to do the dirty work without the puck and uses his 6-foot-2, 222 pound frame to outmuscle the opposition when he does see the ice. Last season, with AHL Hamilton, he doled out 56 PIM in 53 games.
Teuvo Teravainen won't play Wednesday against the Sharks, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Teravainen will miss a third straight game Wednesday with an upper-body injury, but he was able to return to practice Tuesday, indicating he's likely close to making a return to game action. The 21-year-old forward will hope to draw back into the Hawks' lineup Friday against the Ducks.
Oscar Klefbom will play Wednesday after needed a couple of stitches below his right eye, reports Edmonton Oilers web site.
Klefbom took a stick to the face so one could say he's pretty fortunate to have escaped with just a black eye and two stitches. Klefbom's name has been thrown about as a possible trade acquisition for the Islanders in return for Travis Hamonic but that would seem unlikely as the Oilers need to add defensemen, not just do a swap.
John Mitchell (oblique) remains day-to-day, Terry Frei of The Denver Post reports.
Mitchell has missed eight of the past 10 games and it seems that he's all but ruled out for Wednesday's home contest against the Senators. The 30-year-old has five goals representing his only points thus far in 2015-16.
Patrick Wiercioch (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, but was on the ice for the team's optional skate Wednesday, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Wiercioch suffered an upper-body injury in last Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, and it cost him last Saturday's game. as well. There's been no clarification of the injury beyond upper-body, and there' been know signification of when he'll next rejoin the lineup. His next chance will come Saturday against the Coyotes, but there's no indication that will be the point and the Ottawa Senators will have to activate him prior to him playing.