NHL Player News

  • Aaron Dell G | SJ

    Sharks' Aaron Dell: Heads to AHL

    Dell was returned to AHL San Jose on Tuesday.

    Dell allowed seven goals on 68 shots en route to a 0-2-0 record during his NHL stint with the Sharks. In a corresponding move, the team brought up goaltender Eetu Makiniemi on Tuesday.

  • Sharks' Eetu Makiniemi: Brought up by Sharks

    Makiniemi was summoned from AHL San Jose on Tuesday.

    Makiniemi has a 6-4-1 record with a 2.57 GAA, a .918 save percentage and one shutout in 12 games at the AHL level this season. In a corresponding move, the Sharks returned netminder Aaron Dell to the Barracuda.

  • Red Wings' Elmer Soderblom: Could be back soon

    Soderblom (lower body) could be available to play as early as this weekend, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.

    Soderblom has been out since Nov. 8, which could make him a candidate for a conditioning loan in the AHL once he is cleared to return. He has two goals, 20 shots on net, eight blocks and 10 hits in 13 games this season.

  • Eric Comrie G | BUF

    Sabres' Eric Comrie: Still week-to-week

    Comrie (lower body) has started doing some light rehab skating, but he's still considered week-to-week with his lower-body issue, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    While Comrie is clearly making a little progress in his recovery, there's still no clear-cut timetable for his return. Craig Anderson and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen should continue to serve as Buffalo's top-two netminder's until Comrie is ready to rock.

  • Blue Jackets' Mathieu Olivier: Returning against Penguins

    Olivier (illness) will be back in the lineup Tuesday against Pittsburgh, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.

    Olivier has two goals, two assists, 23 shots on net, 16 blocks and 35 hits in 18 appearances this season. He is slated to replace Carson Meyer on the fourth line after missing the past three games.

  • Kings' Alex Iafallo: Ready to rock

    Iafallo (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Ottawa, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports.

    Iafallo is slated to play for the first time since Oct. 17 on a line with Adrian Kempe and Gabriel Vilardi. He has two goals, three assists and six shots on net in four appearances this year.

  • Blackhawks' Arvid Soderblom: Starting second straight

    Soderblom will patrol the road crease during Tuesday's game versus the Devils, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Soderblom played pretty well in his last appearance Sunday against the Islanders, turning aside 37 of 40 shots, but he still came away with a loss due to a complete lack of goal support from his teammates. He'll try to snap his personal five-game losing streak in a tough road matchup with a red-hot New Jersey team that's 9-3-1 at home this year.

  • Craig Smith C | BOS

    Bruins' Craig Smith: Expected to play Wednesday

    Smith (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday versus Colorado, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.

    Smith, who has sat out the past three games, has one goal, two assists and 13 hits in 12 appearances this season. It is believed that he could replace A.J. Greer in the lineup.

  • Kings' Pheonix Copley: Set to face Ottawa

    Copley was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Zach Dooley of the Kings' official site reports, indicating he will start Tuesday's road matchup against Ottawa.

    Copley is poised to make his Los Angeles debut after he was called up from the AHL last Thursday. The 30-year-old netminder has a posted a 16-9-3 record with a 2.98 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 31 appearances during his NHL career. The Senators sit 18th in the NHL with 3.13 goals per game.

  • Stars' Jake Oettinger: Tending twine Tuesday

    Oettinger will start Tuesday's home game versus Toronto, Brian Rea of Bally Sports Southwest reports.

    Oettinger has a 9-2-3 record this season with a 2.51 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 17 appearances. He allowed four goals on 16 shots to Minnesota on Sunday prior to being replaced at the start of the third period by Scott Wedgewood. Oettinger will be looking for a bounce-back performance versus a Toronto team that ranks 19th in the league with 3.04 goals per game.

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