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.
Klesla will not report the Sabres' AHL affiliate and plans to continue his career in Europe, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Klesla, a borderline NHL player at this point, shouldn't have much trouble finding suitors in Europe. He was recently assigned to AHL Rochester, after getting assigned to AHL Portland while he was with the Capitals earlier this season. It sounds like he'll take some time off before locating his next team.
Downie (illness) will not play Saturday vs. the Maple Leafs, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Downie apparently came down with a case of the flu over the afternoon and will take Saturday off to rest up and recover. Jay Rosehill enters the lineup in his stead.
03/08/14 - 2:36PM ETRyan Miller
: 26 Saves in Another Win
Miller turned away 26 of 27 shots in Saturday's win over the Avalanche.
The 33-year-old has been everything the Blues could have expected and more in his first four starts with the team, all of which have been victories. He's surrendered two or fewer goals in each outing and should continue to rack up the wins for his new team.
MacArthur will not need surgery on his injured hand and could return to the lineup as soon as next Saturday, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
MacArthur isn't playing Saturday and won't play Monday but could conceivably return next weekend. He injured a tendon in his hand and is hoping that the pain will die down with rest in the next few days.
03/08/14 - 1:55PM ETPaul Stastny
: Leaves Saturday With Injury
Stastny left Saturday's game versus the Blues with a back injury and is doubtful to return, the official Twitter feed of the Colorado Avalanche reports.
Stastny spent just 0:40 on the ice before leaving Saturday's matinee division showdown with the Blues. He has dealt with back issues in the past, so the Avalanche are likely being extra cautious with their star center. Stastny is an integral piece of the Avs' top-six forward group and any extended absence would undoubtedly have a major impact on the team's offense. More info to come.
03/08/14 - 11:01AM ETRyan Murray
: (Knee) Out 4-6 Weeks
Murray underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Saturday and will miss the next four to six weeks.
The injury comes as devastating timing with the Blue Jackets fighting for a contention for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and in need of as many key contributors as possible to secure a spot. For fantasy owners, Murray's absence is similarly damaging, as the 20-year-old ranked third among all rookies in hits (93) and fifth in power-play points among rookie defensemen (6). Even if the Blue Jackets do qualify for the playoffs, Murray could be hard-pressed to be healthy in time given his lengthy timetable.
03/08/14 - 10:12AM ETEvgeny Kuznetsov
: Will Make NHL Debut Monday
Kutznetsov agreed to an entry-level contract with the Capitals on Saturday.
There was some uncertainty as to whether or not the prized prospect would actually arrive in Washington this season, but it appears he is set to make his long-awaited debut Monday against the Penguins. Coach Adam Oates will probably ease him into the fold so as not dramatically shape up his lines right away, but the 21-year-old is a high-end talent that could very well make an immediate impact in the NHL. By virtue of his standing as a top-flight prospect, he makes for a good speculative add in deep or mid-sized format.
Clarkson left Saturday's morning skate due to a leg issue, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.
Clarkson seemed to injure his leg towards the end of practice Friday, so apparently the issue could be more serious than originally perceived. They are calling it a muscle pull, so consider him day-to-day and questionable for Saturday's game.
Laich (groin) was not on the ice for the team's morning skate and is doubtful to play Saturday night against Phoenix, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports.
This is the third-straight day that Laich has been unable to skate due to the injury. Coach Adam Oates said that he hoped to have him back for Saturday but that seems unlikely now. Continue to view him as day-to-day and expect the team to update his condition over the weekend.
Luongo stopped all 25 shots he faced as the Panthers beat the Sabres 2-0 on Friday in the netminder's debut for his new team.
Luongo was brought back to be the team's primary goalie, as Tim Thomas was shipped off to Dallas at the trade deadline. The shutout was his fourth of the season and he is now 20-16-6 with a 2.32 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Neuvirth stopped 42 of 44 shots but took the loss in his Sabres debut Friday.
Neuvirth came over from the Capitals at the trade deadline and got the start but is still considered the backup to Jhonas Enroth, though it sounds like the rest of the season could be used to raise some competition for 2014-15. Neuvirth played a solid game as the Panthers peppered him with shots all night, but with little offensive support, he did the best he could. He is now 4-7-2 with a 2.76 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Updating a previous item: Cogliano returned to Friday's game after being helped to the locker room during the first period.
Cogliano took a hard hit and was helped to the locker room by trainers after he skated slowly back to the bench. He appears to be fine though, so no concern seems necessary.
03/07/14 - 8:14PM ETLuca Sbisa
: (Lower-Body) Leaves Game Friday
Sbisa did not return to the bench for the second period of Friday's game due to a lower-body injury and is doubtful to return.
No other details were given with regard to the injury, but not returning to the ice doesn't sound too promising. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect the Ducks to update his condition over the weekend.
03/07/14 - 7:44PM ETAndrew Cogliano
: (Undisclosed) Leaves Friday After Hit
Cogliano left Friday's game with an undisclosed injury in the first period, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Cogliano took a hard hit against the boards and was slow to get himself back to the bench. He immediately left with the trainers for the locker room and his return to the game is in question.
Zuccarello, who had missed the last four games due to a hand injury, returned to the lineup Friday and recorded one assist and three shots on goal over 18:19 of ice time.
Zuccarello suffered the injury while playing for Norway at the Sochi Olympics, but was insistent that it wouldn't keep him out for long. Coach Alain Vigneault said that Zuccarello "didn't miss a beat" and played a strong game, so it looks like he's safe to get back into your lineups.
Richards (finger) will have x-rays taken to determine the severity of his injury, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Richards took a slash on the left hand from Eric Staal, but the injury wasn't enough to keep him from staying in the game. He did record one assist, but that was before the incident. Gross cites that Richards will be sore but that it shouldn't affect his ability to play. Still consider him day-to-day for now though until test results come back.
Stewart (ankle) is out for Friday's game against the Florida Panthers, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Sabres coach Ted Nolan reportedly said that a couple of his players may be dealing with season-ending injuries, but the coach declined to specify who he might be referring to. Torrey Mitchell (foot) and Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) are also out Friday, making it rather unclear whether Stewart is one of the players in question. Until more information is available, Stewart is somewhere between day-to-day and out for the season, with that range of possibilities being of little use to fantasy owners facing tough roster decisions.
03/07/14 - 2:42PM ETCory Conacher
: Delayed By Immigration Issues
Conacher has been delayed by immigration issues and will now have to wait until Sunday to make his Sabres debut, reports Paul Hamilton of WGR 550.
Claimed off waivers at the trade deadline, Conacher is expected to serve as a top-six forward for the hapless Sabres. His late arrival shouldn't change much, other than the obvious fact that he won't be playing in Friday's game.
Koekkoek has suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and will require surgery, the Windsor Star's Jim Parker reports.
The good news is that Koekkoek hurt his right shoulder, after undergoing a pair of procedures on the other shoulder over the last couple of years. He's still a promising prospect, but the injury issues are becoming harder and harder to ignore, even though he just turned 20 in February. An attack-minded defenseman, Koekkoek had 15 goals and 38 assists in 62 games for AHL Windsor this season.
Kassian has been suspended three games for his hit on Dallas defenseman Brenden Dillon in Thursday's loss to the Stars, CBC's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Kassian was previously suspended for the first five games of the season, after he broke the jaw of Edmonton's Sam Gagner with a high stick in preseason play. With just 18 points through 59 games, Kassian has drawn more attention for his disciplinary hearings than his play. Assuming he serves the suspension immediately, Kassian will be back for next Friday's game (Mar. 14) in Washington.
MacArthur (hand) is out for Saturday's game and doubtful for Monday.
While details are unavailable, MacArthur is now known to be dealing with a hand injury and appears to be in danger of landing on injured reserve. Given that he logged just 7:40 of ice time in Wednesday's game, he likely suffered the injury during that contest.
Halak will start Saturday's game against the Coyotes, CSN Washington's Rob Carlin reports.
As expected, Halak will make his Caps debut against the Coyotes, in a matchup between two teams grinding for wild-card spots in their respective conferences. The Slovak netminder posted a 24-9-4 record, 2.23 GAA and .917 save percentage in 40 games (38 starts) behind the stout St. Louis defense this season. He'll have a tough time maintaining those numbers behind a shaky Washington blue line that has struggled on the PK all season. It's still unclear how the playing time will be divided between Halak and Braden Holtby, but a timeshare would make sense.
MacArthur missed Friday's practice with an undisclosed injury, James Gordon of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
MacArthur dealt with a foot injury right before the Olympic break but wasn't forced to miss any time. It's unclear whether his latest issue is related, but either way, the veteran forward seems to be in danger of missing Saturday's game against Winnipeg.
Zuccarello (hand) will play in Friday's game against the Hurricanes, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.
It was believed that a decision on Zuccarello's status would not come until game time, but it appears he is feeling a little better than expected, and he will take the ice Friday for the first time since breaking his hand during the Olympics. Zuccarello will attempt to pick up where he left off; he notched two goals and six assists over the last six games he played in for the Rangers.
Hudler (upper body) will not play Friday against the Islanders, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
This loss hurts for the Flames, as Hudler leads the team with 44 points and has been one of the few skaters to stay healthy all season. It remains to be seen if he will be available for Saturday's game against the Canucks.
Helm will be out at least another week due to concussion-like symptoms, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Helm was able to play in a game earlier this week before departing in the second period, but he said he has been dealing with concussion symptoms since last Thursday, when he hit his head on the ice against the Senators. Helm will miss at least the Red Wings' next three games, and it's possible he could still end up on injured reserve if his symptoms linger longer than expected.
Luongo will be between the pipes for Friday's game against the Sabres, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
The Panthers brought Luongo back to be the team's primary goaltender, so it comes as little surprise that he will jump right into the crease Friday night. Luongo, who last started a game for the Panthers in 2006, will have the benefit of taking on a Sabres squad that currently sits dead last in scoring at 1.95 goals per game, though in fairness we'll note the Sabres have been playing a lot better since the Olympic break.
Kindl was a healthy scratch Thursday, reports MLive.com's Ansar Khan.
He was also scratched despite being good to go Tuesday. Fantasy owners aren't exactly missing Kindl's 11 points on the year while he languishes in the press box, but with the Wings having dropped the last two games, they may work him back into the lineup soon.