NHL Recent Player News
|12/8/2013||Nick Bonino, C||Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist in the Ducks 5-2 victory over the Blues on Saturday.
Analysis: In Anaheim's past nine games, Bonino has scored three goals and handed out seven assists.
|12/8/2013||Ryan Getzlaf, C||Getzlaf had a goal and an assist as the Ducks beat the Blues 5-2 on Saturday in St. Louis.
Analysis: Getzlaf has a point in his last 13 games. He has 10 goals and 10 assists during that span.
|12/8/2013||Reto Berra, G||Berra earned his fourth career win with a 30-save performance in a 2-1 overtime win on Saturday vs. Edmonton.
Analysis: Berra had to be sharp to keep it scoreless in the second as the Oilers were buzzing late in the period and Ales Hemsky redirected a Ference shot while on his knees in the slot that the Flames' goalie was quick to get across and stop.
|12/8/2013||Jiri Hudler, RW||Hudler scored 3:14 into overtime and the Flames defeated the Oilers 2-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: The goal for Hudler was hist first since Nov. 18.
|12/8/2013||James van Riemsdyk, LW||Van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists to help Toronto pull out a 4-3 shootout win in Ottawa on Saturday.
Analysis: Van Riemsdyk has four goals and five assists in his last six games.
|12/8/2013||Valeri Nichushkin, RW||Nichushkin finished with a goal and three assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Nichushkin appears to be heating up with two goals and four assists in his last three games.
|12/8/2013||Anze Kopitar, C||Anze Kopitar scored in another dominant defensive performance by Los Angeles. Kopitar slipped into the slot and used a slick move to score his eighth goal.
Analysis: The Kings' perennial leading scorer has 20 points in the last 22 games.
|12/8/2013||Tyler Seguin, C||Seguin pulled off the hat trick Saturday in a 5-1 win over the Flyers.
Analysis: Seguin snapped a six-game goal-scoring drought and also added an assist.
|12/8/2013||Martin Jones, G||After earning his first NHL shutout in only his second career start, Martin Jones might be yet another potential star in the Los Angeles Kings' crease.
Analysis: "It's easy to play with confidence when you're behind these guys," said Jones, who made 16 saves. "They take a lot of pride in their defensive zone, and we did a great job. The guys have been awesome since I've been up here. It's a great group of guys, and I'm happy to be able to get a couple of wins for them."
|12/8/2013||Matt Calvert, LW||Calvert is out with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: The Columbus Blue Jackets forward was hurt in a 4-0 win over Minnesota on Dec. 6.
|12/8/2013||James Wisniewski, D||The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Wisniewski will miss at least the next two games.
Analysis: The Blue Jackets defenseman is dealing with an upper-body injury.
|12/8/2013||Mike Brown, RW||The San Jose Sharks placed Brown on injured reserve with an undisclosed ailment.
Analysis: His timetable for returning is also undisclosed.
|12/8/2013||Marek Zidlicky, D||Zidlicky is out with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: His timetable for returning is unknown.
|12/8/2013||Jeff Petry, D||Petry left early in the second period of Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to Calgary and did not return.
Analysis: Petry was hammered into the post between the boards and the bench by David Jones. Petry was making his return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch during the Oilers' 8-2 win over Colorado on Thursday.
|12/8/2013||Loui Eriksson, RW||Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien said Eriksson left Saturday's 3-2 win over Pittsburgh with a concussion
Analysis: Eriksson will not travel to Toronto for Sunday's game.
|12/8/2013||Vernon Fiddler, C||Fiddler sustained an upper-body injury in the second period of a 5-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff said Fiddler will be re-evaluated on Monday. Ruff did not expect the injury to be serious.
|12/7/2013||Brooks Orpik, D||Orpik was expected to travel home with the team after being taken off the ice on a stretcher after being pulled down and punched by Boston's Shawn Thornton in the opening period of Saturday's 3-2 loss. The club said on its Twitter site that he "returned from the hospital and will be traveling with the team back to Pittsburgh." Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said Orpik has a concussion.
Analysis: Orpik was in a scrum with a few Penguins players with Boston's Gregory Campbell in the Pittsburgh defensive end of the ice with 8:54 left in the period.
|12/7/2013||Ryan Getzlaf, C||Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in Friday's shootout win over Chicago.
Analysis: Getzlaf has nine goals and nine assists during a 12-game point streak.
|12/7/2013||Jordan Staal, C||Staal had a goal and an assist in Friday's win over San Jose.
Analysis: Staal has scored in three of his last five games.
|12/7/2013||Joe Thornton, C||Thornton had an assist Friday to extend his point streak to eight games.
Analysis: Thornton has three goals and seven assists during his streak.
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