NHL Player News

  • Bo Horvat C | VAN

    Canucks' Bo Horvat: Could return Sunday

    Horvat (leg) will not rejoin the action for Saturday's matchup against the Oilers, but he could paly Sunday against the Jets.

    Horvat remains on injured reserve at this point, but he is traveling with the team and should be activated in the near future. Although he can't be counted on Saturday, a return Sunday would be huge for a Canucks club that's near the bottom of the standings in the Western Conference.

  • Daniel Sedin LW | VAN

    Canucks' Daniel Sedin: Back issue behind him

    Sedin is no longer dealing with the back spasms that caused him to miss last Sunday's game.

    Sedin appears good to go heading into Saturday's matchup, but that should be confirmed when the lines are released during warmups, if not before then. The veteran winger has been on a bit of a point binge recently when on the ice, racking up five of them (two goals, three assists) over his last four tilts. He should slot back into his normal top-six role with the Canucks on Saturday assuming his back doesn't act up again.

  • Wild's Nino Niederreiter: Out through All-Star break

    Niederreiter (lower body) will not return until after the All-Star break.

    Niederreiter continues to recover from a lower-body ailment, but the timetable has been pushed back on multiple occasions thus far. He will now be sidelined until Jan. 30 at the earliest, leaving the team shorthanded among forwards. Kyle Rau -- who was recalled by the Wild on Friday -- is expected to make his NHL debut Friday and could see a fair amount of action in the next couple of weeks.

  • Canadiens' Phillip Danault: Out again Friday

    Danault (head) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Danault will miss his third straight affair Friday because of his ailment, leaving the Canadiens a man down once again. His next opportunity to rejoin the action arrives Saturday against the Bruins, while Logan Shaw will draw into the lineup Friday in his place. Danault racked up two points in the two games prior to exiting with the injury and will attempt to keep things rolling when he's back in action.

  • Blackhawks' Anton Forsberg: Gets starting nod for Saturday's match

    Forsberg will guard the goal in Saturday's home game against the Islanders, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.

    Forsberg has played well recently, compiling a 2-1-0 record while posting an impressive 1.68 GAA and .943 save percentage in his last three outings. The Swedish netminder will look to stay sharp and pick up his fourth victory of the campaign in a home matchup with an Islanders squad that's averaging 3.13 goals per game on the road this season, fifth in the NHL.

  • Penguins' Justin Schultz: Game-time call Saturday

    Coach Mike Sullivan indicated Friday that Schultz will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup against the Sharks, Penguins Insider Josh Getzoff reports.

    Schultz himself suggested he's "good to go" for Saturday's contest, but his availability will be in the hands of trainers and coach Sullivan. He likely lands more on the probable end of the spectrum, but interested parties should keep an eye on his status heading into the contest. Confirmation should arrive closer to the opening faceoff Saturday.

  • Golden Knights' Malcolm Subban: Starting Friday in Florida

    Subban will patrol the crease in Friday's road game against the Panthers.

    Subban hasn't been sharp in his last two starts, registering a 3.50 GAA and .873 save percentage, but he's managed to pick up wins in both of those outings due to fantastic goal support from his teammates. The 24-year-old netminder will look to pick up an eighth consecutive victory in a road matchup with a Panthers team that's averaging 3.30 goals per game at home this campaign, seventh in the NHL.

  • Sean Monahan C | CGY

    Flames' Sean Monahan: Poised to return Saturday

    Monahan (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

    Monahan missed Sunday's game against the Hurricanes due to an illness, but he was never in real danger of missing Saturday's matchup with Winnipeg following the Flames' five-day break. The 23-year-old pivot, who's racked up an impressive four goals and 12 points in his last 10 games, will center Johnny Gaudreau and Micheal Ferland on Calgary's top line against the Jets.

  • Colin White C | OTT

    Senators' Colin White: Recalled by big club

    The Senators recalled White from AHL Belleville on Friday.

    Nate Thompson (lower body) won't be available Saturday, so White will round out the Senators' depth up front against the Maple Leafs. The 20-year-old forward has notched eight goals and 16 points in 30 games with AHL Belleville this campaign.

  • Devils' Cory Schneider: Not expected to dress Saturday

    Schneider isn't expected to dress for Saturday's game against the Flyers, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports.

    Schneider traveled with his teammates to Philadelphia, which indicated he'd likely be able to dress as Keith Kinkaid's backup against the Flyers, but the Devils recalled goaltender Ken Appleby from the minors under emergency conditions Friday, a move that all but confirm's Schneider's status for Saturday's clash. The veteran netminder will hope to overcome his illness in time for Monday's matchup with Detroit.