NHL Player News

  • Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper: Starting against Knights

    Kuemper will man the crease Monday in Vegas, Craig Morgan of NHL Network reports.

    Kuemper took a shootout loss to the Sharks in his first start, then watched Antti Raanta defeat them, so he'll be looking to bounce back and maintain his grip on the top spot in Arizona's net. Doing so won't be easy against a Vegas team that's among the favorites to win the Stanley Cup and is off to a 2-0 start.

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    Wild's Cam Talbot: Gets third straight start

    Talbot will start Monday in Anahiem, Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Talbot's tenure in Minnesota has gotten off to a solid start, as he presided over back-to-back 4-3 overtime win over the Kings. He'll look to keep rolling against a Ducks team that has scored only three goals through its first two games.

  • Sharks' Fredrik Handemark: Brought up from taxi squad

    Handemark was recalled from the taxi squad Monday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    Handemark spent time with Malmo (Sweden) before NHL training camp started, and he produced 15 points over 25 games. The 27-year-old forward has yet to make his NHL debut, but he could draw into the lineup for Monday's game against the Blues.

  • Sharks' Nicolas Meloche: Shuffles to taxi squad

    Meloche was assigned to the taxi squad Monday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

    The 23-year-old played in the season opener and logged just 5:43 of ice time, and he was a healthy scratch in Saturday's loss to the Coyotes. Meloche will still be eligible to practice and travel with the team while on the taxi squad.

  • Blues' Mackenzie MacEachern: Drops to taxi squad

    MacEachern was assigned to the taxi squad Monday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    MacEachern didn't draw into either of the Blues' first two games, and he'll drop back to the practice squad to open up a roster spot for defenseman Jake Walman. Through 51 NHL games last year, MacEachern posted seven goals and 10 points.

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    Blues' Jake Walman: Promoted to active roster

    Walman was recalled from the taxi squad Monday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Walman will add depth on the blue line after the Blues placed Robert Bortuzzo (upper body) on injured reserve. However, Niko Mikkola likely has the upper hand if there's a late scratch for Monday's game against the Sharks.

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    Canadiens' Jake Allen: Pegged for season debut

    Allen will tend the road twine in Monday's game against the Oilers, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

    Allen was outstanding as Jordan Binnington's backup in St. Louis last season, posting a .927 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA to complement a 12-6-3 record. The 30-year-old should be due for a handful of spot starts this year behind Carey Price, and he'll make his Canadiens debut Monday. The Oilers managed to score just one goal on the Canadiens in Saturday's loss.

  • Canucks' Braden Holtby: Looking to douse Flames

    Holtby was in the starter's net for Monday's morning skate, suggesting he'll man the crease in the evening against Calgary, Aaron Vickers of FCHockey reports.

    Holtby will be making his third start in Vancouver's first four games, so he's currently viewed as the superior option to Thatcher Demko. The former Capitals netminder is 1-1-0 on the young season, having allowed three goals in each of his first two appearances, including Saturday's 3-0 loss to Calgary.

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    Sharks' Radim Simek: Ready to go

    Simek (undisclosed) will play in Monday's game against the Sharks, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

    Simek missed the opening two-game series against the Coyotes, but he'll make his season debut Monday. The 28-year-old blueliner averaged 17:11 of ice time per game last season with no power-play usage, and he finished with nine points, 91 hits and 60 blocked shots over 48 contests.

  • Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Gets nod in Toronto

    Hellebuyck is expected to man the crease for Monday's trip to Toronto, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Winnipeg has been idle since nabbing a 4-3 overtime win over Calgary to open the season last Thursday, but Hellebuyck will finally have an opportunity to make his second appearance of the season. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner will need to be in his usual sharp form against a high-powered Maple Leafs offense that has produced 11 goals through three games.