NHL Player News

  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Guarding road net Friday

    Primeau is expected to start on the road against San Jose on Friday.

    Primeau has a 1-2-0 record, 3.98 GAA and .885 save percentage in three contests this season. He surrendered six goals on 42 shots in a 6-5 loss to Vegas in his previous start last Thursday. The Sharks, who rank last offensively with 1.47 goals per game, are likely to give Primeau less trouble.

  • Kraken's Andrew Poturalski: Returns to minors

    Poturalski was reassigned to AHL Coachella Valley on Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Seattle was called up by Seattle on Nov. 14, but he didn't end up playing for the Kraken. He has two goals and seven points in 10 contests with Coachella Valley this season.

  • Kings' Tobias Bjornfot: Injury not major

    Bjornfot's undisclosed injury is "thankfully nothing major," AHL Ontario coach Marco Sturm told Jared Shafran of LA Kings Insider on Thursday.

    Bjornfot was with Ontario on a conditioning loan when he was stretchered off the ice during a game Tuesday. The Kings placed him on injured reserve Wednesday. Sturm noted that Bjornfot won't be ready to play this weekend, but the 22-year-old defenseman should be available soon.

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    Maple Leafs' Alex Steeves: Up from AHL

    Steeves was summoned by Toronto on Thursday.

    Steeves has 11 goals and 18 points in 14 games with AHL Toronto this season. The 23-year-old might get a chance to play with the big club Friday versus Chicago, though it likely would be in a bottom-six capacity.

  • Maple Leafs' John Klingberg: Put on LTIR

    Klingberg (undisclosed) was placed on the long-term injured reserve list Thursday.

    The move is presumably retroactive to Nov. 11, which is when Klingberg last played. If that's the case, the earliest he can be activated is Dec. 12 for Toronto's game against the Rangers. Klingberg has five assists, 11 hits and 14 blocks in 14 contests this campaign. Conor Timmins (lower body) is day-to-day at this point, so the defenseman might be activated off LTIR soon and play regularly while Klingberg is unavailable.

  • Lightning's Matt Tomkins: On waiver wire Thursday

    The Lightning placed Tomkins on waivers Thursday, per Chris Johnston of The Athletic.

    This is great news for Andrei Vasilevskiy (back surgery) and his fantasy managers as he is expected to return to action Friday versus Carolina or Monday in Colorado. Tomkins was 1-2-0, giving up 10 goals on 90 shots in his three appearances. He will be returned to AHL Syracuse, should he pass through waivers.

  • Wild's Vinni Lettieri: Waived Thursday

    Lettieri was placed on waivers by Minnesota on Thursday, per Chris Johnston of The Athletic.

    Lettieri has two goals, 11 hits and two blocks in 11 contests this season. If he clears waivers, Minnesota might send him to AHL Iowa to help clear cap space for Alex Goligoski (lower body), who is believed to be close to being activated off the long-term injured reserve list.

  • Flames' Chris Tanev: Plucks apple in loss

    Tanev notched an assist and blocked three shots in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Predators.

    Tanev has a helpers in each of the last two contests, doubling his season total to four points (all assists). The 33-year-old blueliner has added 19 shots on net, 48 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating. He continues to be a defensive stalwart on the Flames' second pairing, though that role doesn't offer him much fantasy interest.

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    Maple Leafs' Joseph Woll: Starting Saturday in Pittsburgh

    Woll will patrol the visiting crease in Pittsburgh on Saturday, according to Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun.

    Woll has been inconsistent this season, but is coming off a strong performance in Sweden, stopping 33 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over the Wild. Woll is 6-4-0 this season, with a 2.90 GAA and .909 save percentage. He will take on the Penguins, who are 16th in NHL scoring, averaging 3.15 goals per game.

  • Flames' Andrew Mangiapane: Registers assist in loss

    Mangiapane notched an assist and four shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Predators.

    Mangiapane set up a Noah Hanifin tally in the first period. Since his one-game suspension, Mangiapane has produced a goal and three helpers over seven contests. The winger is up to 11 points, 30 shots on net, 22 hits, 25 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 18 outings. He's mainly played in a top-line role since head coach Ryan Huska has slowed down his line shuffling.

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