NHL Player News
Avalanche's Alexandar Georgiev: Tending twine Wednesday
Georgiev will guard the home goal Wednesday versus Pittsburgh, Penguins radio play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff reports.
Georgiev has won five straight games, including a 28-save shutout Monday versus the Blackhawks. The 27-year-old will face a Penguins team that is struggling to get results. Given the differing directions of both teams, Georgiev is a strong fantasy play for Wednesday's light schedule.
Sharks' Jacob MacDonald: Nearing return
MacDonald (upper body) is close to returning, according to Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.
MacDonald, who has been unavailable since March 6, isn't guaranteed to play Thursday versus Vancouver, but there's at least a chance he'll be ready for that contest. The 30-year-old has a goal and five points in 48 appearances in 2022-23. When MacDonald's healthy, he might replace Nikolai Knyzhov in the lineup.
Sharks' Jonah Gadjovich: Not close to returning
Gadjovich (upper body) isn't close to rejoining the Sharks, coach David Quinn told Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.
Gadjovich hasn't played since Feb. 12. He has three goals, seven points, 57 PIM and 92 hits in 35 contests this season. When Gadjovich returns, he will likely serve in a fourth-line role.
Sharks' Radim Simek: May return before end of trip
Simek (concussion/foot) could play before the end of the Sharks' current road trip, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Simek has been dealing with both injuries over the last couple of weeks, but he is with the Sharks on their current trip. They play Thursday in Vancouver and Saturday in Calgary, so it's possible he draws in for one of those games.
Sharks' Andreas Johnsson: Won't play Thursday
Johnsson (undisclosed) won't play Thursday versus the Canucks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Johnsson was hurt Monday versus the Oilers and will miss at least one game while recovering from the injury. Jacob Peterson will likely enter the lineup in place of Johnsson.
Penguins' Jeff Petry: Unavailable Wednesday
Petry (upper body) isn't expected to play against the Avalanche on Wednesday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Petry also missed Pittsburgh's previous two contests. He is traveling with the team though, so Petry might still return for Thursday's game in Dallas. Through 52 appearances this season, the 35-year-old has five goals, 26 points, 168 hits and 86 blocks.
Penguins' Tristan Jarry: Facing Avalanche
Jarry will guard the road goal versus the Avalanche on Wednesday, Matt Vensel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Jarry has allowed 13 goals on 79 shots over his last four appearances, taking the loss in three of them. The 27-year-old will have a tough time getting on track against the Avalanche, who have won six straight games.
Kings' Sean Durzi: Practices with Kings
Durzi (upper body) joined the Kings for Wednesday's practice, per Zach Dooley of LA Kings Insider.
Durzi had been skating on his own, but this is the first time he's worked with LA since he was injured March 6. Durzi served as an extra during the practice, so it might still take some time before he's ready to play, but the 24-year-old is at least trending in the right direction. He has seven goals and 34 points in 62 contests this season.
Flyers' Tyson Foerster: Nets two helpers in win
Foerster generated two assists in Tuesday's win over Florida.
That's Foerster's third straight game with a point, and second consecutive multi-point game. The 21-year-old rookie has five points through six games this season, while averaging 16:10 of ice time including 2:15 on the power play.
Flyers' Scott Laughton: Lights lamp in win
Laughton picked up a goal during Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
Laughton finished the contest with one goal, one shot, one block and a plus-2 rating. He has 16 goals and 38 points on the campaign, setting a career high in both aspects.