The Maple Leafs have recalled Calle Rosen from Toronto (AHL).
Rosen was acquired from the Avalanche at the trade deadline and his services will be required right away. Jake Muzzin will miss four weeks with a broken hand so Rosen or Martin Marincin will draw into the lineup on Thursday. Rosen has 15 points (3G / 12A) in 35 AHL games this season and four points (1G / 3A) in 16 career NHL games.
Muzzin will miss four weeks with a broken hand.
Muzzin was forced to leave Tuesday's game after blocking a shot and it was announced on Wednesday morning that he broke his hand. Muzzin, who the battered Maple Leafs could ill afford to lose, will miss at least one month. Four weeks will cause Muzzin to miss roughly 14 games of Toronto's remaining 18 games. Calle Rosen, who was acquired at the trade deadline, has been recalled from the AHL to replace Muzzin.
The Panthers have sent Chris Driedger to Springfield (AHL) on a conditioning stint.
Driedger has been out since mid-January with a lower-body injury but will get a few games with Springfield before returning to the Panthers to serve as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup. Driedger is 6-8-0 with a 2.09 GAA and .938 SV% in 14 AHL games this season.
Gibson led the Ducks onto the ice for warmups.
Gibson allowed six goals on 28 shots in the Ducks loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday. Gibson has lost five of his last six starts (1-3-2) while posting a 3.36 GAA and .893 SV%. The Ducks have struggled mightily in front of him, so it's probably wise to leave him on the bench against Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and the Oilers.
Kivlenieks ends up getting the nod for Columbus.
Despite head coach John Tortorella saying that Joonas Korpisalo would start tonight, Kivlenieks will end up getting the nod in Minnesota. He was recalled last night because Elvis Merzlikins was hurt vs. the Senators and tonight will be his fourth start of the season. He's gone 1-0-2 with a 2.41 GAA and .907 SV% in the NHL and 9-8-2 with a 2.97 GAA and. 904 SV% in the AHL
Source: NHL.com 02/25/20, 8:04 pm EST
Anderson led the Senators onto the ice for warmups.
Saros led the Predators onto the ice for warmups.
Bernier led the Red Wings onto the ice for warmups.
Bernier surrendered three goals on 30 shots in the Red Wings loss to the Flames on Sunday. Bernier's numbers have fallen off a bit lately, going 1-5-0 with a 3.27 GAA and .896 SV% in his last seven games (six starts). In his first two starts vs. the Devils, Bernier is 0-2-0 while giving up eight goals on 59 shots (.864 SV%).
Couture (ankle) returns to the Sharks lineup on Tuesday.
Source: Kevin Kurz 02/25/20, 6:56 pm EST
Holtby led the Capitals onto the ice for warmups.
Holtby allowed three goals on 35 shots in the Capitals win over the Penguins on Sunday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Holtby, who is 3-3-1 with a 3.21 GAA and .899 SV% in February. Tonight he faces a Winnipeg team that has lost four of their last seven (3-4-0) while scoring 2.86 goals per game.
Source: Ken Wiebe 02/25/20, 6:32 pm EST
Giordano (hamstring) is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Boston.
Niku (lower-body) will not play Tuesday in Washington.
Source: Brian Munz 02/25/20, 6:31 pm EST
Paquette (lower-body) will return to the Lightning lineup on Tuesday.
Kreider (illness) will play Tuesday.
Kreider was listed as a game-time decision but head coach David Quinn told reporters that the recently signed winger will play vs. the Islanders. Kreider comes in with 14 points (8G / 6A) in his last 13 games.
Source: @NYRangers 02/25/20, 5:49 pm EST
Buchnevich (undisclosed) is day-to-day; will not play on Tuesday.
Buchnevich is banged up after getting in a car accident and will not be in the lineup against the Islanders. Brendan Lemieux is expected to move up into the top-6 with Buchnevich out.
Source: @NYRangers 02/25/20, 5:47 pm EST
Smith will start Tuesday in Anaheim.
Smith stopped 21 of 23 shots in the Flames win in Los Angeles on Sunday. Smith has been excellent in February, going 5-1-1 with a 2.53 GAA and .920 SV% in his last seven starts. He has not faced the Ducks this season but is 10-6-2 with a 2.63 GAA, .913 SV% and one shutout on the road.
Price will start Tuesday vs. the Canucks.
Price stopped all 30 shots that he faced in the Canadiens shutout win in Ottawa on Saturday. After a five-game losing streak, Price has turned in back-to-back wins while stopping 59 of the 62 shots (.952 SV%) that he’s faced. He stopped 38 of 39 shots in a winning effort in his first start vs. the Canucks, who are coming off of an impressive 9-3 win over the Bruins on Saturday.
Source: Pat Hickey 02/25/20, 6:26 pm EST
Buchnevich (car accident) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Buchnevich was in a car accident on Sunday and suffered some minor injuries and is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Islanders. Head coach David Quinn is expected to speak around 5:30 PM ET and should update Buchnevich's status at that time.
Kreider (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
The day after getting a seven-year contract extension, Kreider is questionable to play vs. the Islanders due to an illness. Head coach David Quinn is expected to speak around 5:30 PM ET and should update Kreider's status at that time.
Rittich will start Tuesday in Boston.
Rittich allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Flames win in Detroit on Sunday. It was a much-needed win for Rittich, who struggled mightily in his previous two outings. Tonight he faces a Bruins team that is 11-2-0 while scoring 3.23 goals per game in their last 13 games.