Howard is sick with the flu and will not start Tuesday vs. the Blue Jackets.
There was no word that surfaced during the morning that Howard was feeling under the weather, so it seems likely the ill symptoms started to emerge in the afternoon. Petr Mrazek will make the start in goal in Howard's stead.
03/11/14 - 12:37PM ETPaul Stastny
: (Back) Will Miss Wednesday's Game
Stastny (back) will not play Wednesday against the Blackhawks, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Though Stastny will miss his second straight game due to the back issues, coach Patrick Roy indicated the forward has made some level of progress in the last couple of days and could be an option Friday vs. the Ducks. In the meantime, Brad Malone and Paul Carey have been summoned from AHL Lake Erie to beef up the forward depth while Stastny and P.A. Parenteau (knee) remain unavailable.
Hanzal (lower body) will not play Tuesday vs. the Panthers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Hanzal will be sidelined for the fifth straight game as he tends to a lower-body injury.
03/11/14 - 12:03PM ETJosh Harding
: (Illness) Returns To Skating
Harding (illness) was back skating Tuesday, marking his first appearance on the ice since January, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
After being ruled out indefinitely due to recurring effects of multiple sclerosis following his Dec. 31 start, Harding indicated he's felt much better recently. Coach Mike Yeo said the team didn't have a plan or practice schedule arranged for Harding as of yet, but it doesn't appear as though the Wild are completely closing the door on him returning this season. Even if Harding continues to improve by the day, the Wild will likely take things slowly with his recovery just to be cautious.
Peverley (irregular heartbeat) is "doing well" after collapsing on the bench in Monday's game against the Blue Jackets, TSN.ca reports.
Peverley, 31, is said to be resting comfortably in a Dallas hospital after undergoing successful treatment for a cardiac event. The forward will continue to be monitored closely over the next few days as doctors look to determine if he's dealing with a different type of arrhythmia than the pre-existing condition was already known. The Stars will resume action Tuesday against the Blues without Peverley, who should be considered out indefinitely.
Sedin scored his 10th goal of the season in Monday's loss to the Islanders, ending an 11-game scoring drought.
Though Sedin finally recorded a point, the goal was his just his first tally in 24 games. He is struggling right now, but maybe this goal is a sign of things to come for the 33-year-old. He had a decent outing on Monday, dishing out a season-high four hits, while logging 20:46 of ice time. On the year, Sedin has amassed 41 points in 59 games.
Grabner left Monday's win over Vancouver with an upper-body injury late in the second period, according to Newsday. The forward did not return.
Grabner, who suffered the injury when he collided with Vancouver's Chris Tanev, missed out on all the fun in the third period, when the team put up a franchise-tying seven goals in the frame. He'll be evaluated in the next day or two, so we should know his status for Friday's home game against the Sharks fairly soon.
Sceviour will join the team in St. Louis on Tuesday with Rich Peverley and Alex Chiasson sidelined, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Sceviour has three goals and an assist through eight games with the Stars this season. This may be a short-term call up for Scevious depending on how long the team expects Chiasson and Peverley to remain out.
Mueller will join the team in St. Louis Tuesday with Rich Peverley and Alex Chiasson out of the lineup, according to the Dallas Morning News</a.
Mueller has appeared in two games this season, totally two shots. With Chiasson likely to return soon, it's not clear if it will be him or Colton Sceviour, who was also recalled, will be with the team when Chiasson returns.
Stewart (ankle) could be done for the season, The Buffalo News reports. "Stewart doesn't look good right now," interim coach Ted Nolan said. "There are only five weeks left in the year and his injury is four-to-five weeks."
Based on the timetable outlined by Nolan, it looks like Stewart's season will come to a close after 60 games, over which he has scored 26 points. Stewart did not record a point in two games for the Sabres after being acquired in the deal that sent Ryan Miller to the Blues.
Parenteau, who sustained a right MCL injury Monday, is likely to miss the rest of the regular season, NHL.com reports. "We'll see for playoffs, but he will be out for four-to-six weeks," according to Avalanche coach Patrick Roy.
With Parenteau (who has 33 points in 53 games) out, and Paul Stastny hurting, the Avs will bring up forwards Paul Carey and Brad Malone from AHL Lake Erie.
Parenteau (knee) will likely be out for a few weeks and is scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Early indications are that the injury is at least somewhat serious, but nothing is certain until Parenteau undergoes further testing. While a torn ACL represents the worst-case scenario and may be in play, fantasy owners need not jump to any conclusions.
Parenteau hurt his right knee Monday, and the injury does not look good, according to Mike Chambers of the Denver Post.
Nothing's official, but the early report doesn't sound good. Hopefully, the Avalanche will provide an update after Monday's game. With four goals and an assist in his previous six contests, Parenteau had been thriving since the Olympic break.
03/10/14 - 7:05PM ETColton Orr
: (Undisclosed) Out Monday
Orr (undisclosed), who was expected to return, will not play in Monday's game against the Ducks, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
Orr is dealing with an undisclosed injury and was expected to return for Monday's game. He took the ice for pregame warmups but was ultimately scratched.
Parenteau suffered a lower-body injury during the first period of Monday's game, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Parenteau logged just 49 seconds of ice time in the first frame and is likely done for the night. He hasn't officially been ruled out for the game, but an update should be available at some point in the second or third period.
Clarkson (leg) is likely back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.
Clarkson missed just one game with the injury, which he suffered during Friday's practice. Fantasy owners can use him as they normally would.
03/10/14 - 6:27PM ETTim Thomas
: Monday's Game Postponed
Monday's game between the Stars and Blue Jackets has been postponed, after Rich Peverley collapsed on the Stars' bench during the first period, 630 CHED's Dan Tencer reports.
Peverley regained consciousness before leaving the arena, but the other players were clearly shaken up, so the NHL decided to postpone the game. Prior to the cancellation, Columbus' Nathan Horton scored a power-play goal, staking the Jackets to an early 1-0 lead against Thomas and Co.
Peverley is conscious and headed to the hospital, after collapsing on the bench during Monday's game, Sportsnet 590's Daren Millard reports.
Peverley, who has previously dealt with complications from an irregular heartbeat, collapsed on the bench during Monday's game, creating a sense of panic among the Stars' other players. Fortunately, Peverley regained consciousness in the following minutes and is headed to a hospital for further evaluation. He seems to be out of immediate danger but may still be dealing with a very serious health situation.
The Capitals have placed Grabovski (ankle) on the injured reserve list retroactive to Feb. 27, Katie Carrera of The Washington Post reports.
The team did not specify whether Grabovski was on the short-term or long-term injured reserve list, the latter having salary cap implications. The designation will open up a roster spot for the Capitals to recall a player from Hershey. Grabovski stated on Saturday that he was hopeful to resume skating some time this week, but so far no timetable has been given for his return.
03/10/14 - 1:41PM ETBrad Stuart
: Not Close To Returning
Stuart (upper body) is not close to returning, CSN Bay Area reports.
Stuart still isn't participating in contact drills at practice, although head coach Todd McLellan did say that he is continuing to work on his conditioning. The blueliner hasn't suited up since February 7, but recorded three goals and six assists before getting hurt.
03/10/14 - 10:31AM ETPaul Stastny
: (Back) Won't Play Monday
Stastny (back) will not play Monday vs. the Jets.
The Avs are officially listing Stastny as day-to-day after he left Saturday's game with a back issue and wasn't present at Monday's morning skate. The team will try to get by with defenseman Nick Holden skating as the 12th forward, but should Stastny's injury linger deeper into this week, an forward call-up from the minors would grow more likely.
Coach Lindy Ruff confirmed Monday that Lehtonen is experiencing concussion symptoms and has no timetable for a return, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
As was feared, Lehtonen will likely be out of commission for at least a handful of games after taking a helmet-to-helmet and head-to-crossbar hit in Saturday's win over the Wild. Health concerns have dogged Lehtonen throughout his career, but he's generally held up well until this point, with a serviceable 25-16-10 record and 2.47 GAA to go along with it. The Stars will have to get by with Tim Thomas until further notice as the team looks to remain in the thick of the Western Conference playoff hunt.
03/10/14 - 9:19AM ETJosh Gorges
: (Hand) To Miss Four Weeks
Gorges underwent surgery on his fractured left hand Monday and is expected to miss four weeks.
Gorges' projected timetable would seem to run up with the end of the regular season, effectively making him an afterthought in any annual fantasy league. The Canadiens should have their most proficient shot blocker close to full health by the time the playoffs commence.
Luongo gave up four goals on 41 shots in a loss to the Bruins on Sunday.
Luongo got a shutout in his first start back with the Panthers. However, that was against the Sabres. The Bruins are a very different level of competition. Playing for Florida, Luongo's win potential is limited.
03/09/14 - 4:43PM ETPaul Stastny
: (Back) No Additional Updates On Status
The Avs did not update Stastny's (back) status Sunday, the Denver Post reports.
The report adds that Stastny tweaked his back in Saturday's game against the Blues, while suggesting that the Avs aren't slated to update the forward's status until Monday, which clouds his status for the team's evening tilt against the Jets later that day.
After Kari Lehtonen suffered a head injury Saturday, the Stars went ahead and gave Nilstorp the call to serve as Tim Thomas' backup for the time being. Lehtonen is currently listed as day-to-day, but he took a pretty nasty spill into the crossbar and it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him miss several games. In 39 games with Texas this season, Nilstorp has gone 21-12-4 with a 2.58 GAA and a .915 save percentage.
Luongo will start in goal Sunday against the Bruins, Erin Brown of FOX Sports Florida reports.
In what was a widely considered the biggest surprise of the trade deadline, the Canucks shipped Luongo back to the Panthers on Tuesday, with whom he played from 2000-2006. He'll serve as the Panthers' primary goalkeeper moving with Tim Thomas now in Dallas. Sunday will mark Luongo's first time facing the Bruins since 2011.
03/09/14 - 1:37PM ETChad Johnson
: Starting For Bruins On Sunday
Johnson will start Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Johnson will square off against Florida's Roberto Luongo on Sunday, while giving Tuukka Rask -- Saturday's starter in nets for the B's -- a breather.
Scrivens will get the nod Sunday when the Oilers host the Kings, Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports.
Scrivens will be back between the pipes for his third consecutive start, as he's officially taken the reins as primary goalkeeper after Ilya Bryzgalov's trade earlier in the week. The 27-year-old Scrivens has come out on top in his last two outings, and has posted a 1.71 GAA and a .942 save percentage at home this season.
Coach Lindy Ruff said Lehtonen (head) was not doing well Sunday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
Lehtonen was on the receiving end of a vicious blow from the Wild's Erik Haula on Saturday, and was left bloody after hitting his head on the crossbar. He left under his own power, and the team is calling it a head injury for now, but one can't help but wonder if a concussion may be in play. Either way, Tim Thomas will likely start Monday against Columbus, and the team figures to recall a goalkeeper from the AHL to serve as his backup.
03/09/14 - 10:19AM ETRay Emery
: (Groin) Doubtful For Tuesday
Emery (groin) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Devils, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The groin injury appears likely to keep Emery out for a fifth straight game, and if coach Craig Berube decides Steve Mason needs a rest, 25-year-old Cal Heeter could make his NHL debut.
03/09/14 - 8:48AM ETChris Stewart
: (Ankle) Out At Least One More Week
Stewart (ankle) will be out for at least another week, according to interim coach Ted Nolan.
After enduring immense trade talk at the deadline, Stewart remained a Sabre, but then suffered an ankle injury during Thursday's game against the Lightning. Nolan says it's at least a week, but it could be much longer. The team will continue to update his condition throughout the week.