Gibson leads the Ducks onto the ice for warmups.
Sparks will start Friday in Anaheim.
Sparks allowed five goals on 34 shots in the Maple Leafs loss in Boston last Saturday. Sparks is 2-1-0 with a 4.00 GAA and .879 SV% in three starts this season, making him a risky option whenever he gets the nod. Tonight he faces a Ducks team that is 5-3-3 on home-ice this season.
Petersen leads the Kings onto the ice for warmups.
Petersen stopped 15 of 16 shots after replacing Peter Budaj in the Kings 5-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. With Budaj sick, Petersen will likely make his first career start tonight in Chicago. The 24-year-old has a career .903 SV% in 51 career games with the Ontario Reign (AHL).
Demers will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Archibald has been suspended two games for his illegal check to the head of Ryan Hartman.
Kuemper will start Saturday vs. the Bruins.
The Oilers have acquired Ryan Spooner from the Rangers for Ryan Strome.
Spooner signed a two-year deal with the Rangers this offseason, that carries a $4.0M cap-hit. The Rangers will be retaining $900K. Spooner has terrible possession numbers, posting a 39.4 CorsiFor% and -7.1 CF% rel and has picked up just two points (1G / 1A) in 16 games this season. Spooner will likely slide into the Oilers bottom-6, where Strome was.
The Rangers have acquired Ryan Strome from the Oilers for Ryan Spooner.
Strome signed a two-year contract that carries a $3.1M AAV cap-hit. Strome has significantly better possession numbers than Spooner, posting a 53.5 CorsiFor% and +3.2 CF% rel with the Oilers this season. However, Strome has had a really difficult time producing offence, picking up just two points (1G / 1A) in 18 games this season.
Hertl (lower-body) is doubtful to play on Saturday.
Hertl missed Thursday’s game vs. the Maple Leafs and is not expected to play on Saturday. When head coach Pete DeBoer was asked about Hertl’s status for Saturday’s game, he said “probably not.”
Source: Kevin Kurz 11/16/18, 3:28 pm EST
Steen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Steen missed the Blues morning skate and will not play Friday in Vegas. Steen is day-to-day, so he will be replaced by Brayden Schenn.
Schenn (upper-body) will be back in the Blues lineup on Friday.
Despite being placed on IR on Thursday, Schenn will play tonight in Vegas. Schenn’s move to IR was retroactive to November 3rd, so he is eligible to be activated before tonight’s game. Schenn is expected to skate on a line with Tyler Bozak and Robby Fabbri and returns to the lineup with nine points (3G / 6A) in 12 games this season.
Rittich will start Saturday vs. the Oilers.
Vasilevskiy will miss 4-6 weeks with a left foot fracture.
Vasilevskiy was placed on IR on Thursday and sent to Tampa Bay to be re-evaluated. The original report of a fractured foot was confirmed and the Lightning’s No.1 netminder will miss at least one month. Louis Domingue is expected to take on a heavy workload until at least mid-December.
Source: Joe Smith 11/16/18, 3:02 pm EST
Allen will start Friday in Vegas.
Allen allowed one goal on 19 shots in the Blues loss in Chicago on Wednesday. It was a solid outing for Allen, who was on the verge of losing his starting job last week. He will make his second straight start tonight in Vegas, who he stopped 31 shots against in a win on November 1st.
The Ducks have placed Patrick Eaves (back spasms) on IR.
The Ducks were originally listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but have narrowed it down to back spasms and placed him on IR retroactive to November 9th.
Kinkaid will start Saturday vs. the Red Wings.
Talbot will start Sunday vs. the Golden Knights.
Koskinen will start Saturday in Calgary.
Koskinen is expected to start Saturday in Calgary.
Fluery will start Friday against the Blues.
Fleury stopped all 29 shots that he faced in the Golden Knights win over the Ducks on Wednesday. Fleury has alternated wins and losses in his first six starts in November, going 3-3-0 with a 2.54 GAA, .910 SV% and two shutouts. One of those losses came against the Blues, who he’ll face again tonight—he allowed five goals on 26 shots in a 5-3 loss on November 1st.