Holtby will start Monday vs. the Avalanche.
Holtby allowed six goals on 38 shots in the Capitals loss in Nashville last Thursday. Since opening the season with a victory, Holtby has lost three in a row while allowing a combined 13 goals on 92 shots (.859 SV%). Tonight he faces an undefeated Avalanche team that rank t-4th in goal-scoring (4.00 GF/pg) through four games.
The Avalanche have placed J.T. Compher (lower-body) on IR.
Compher is set to miss his third straight game and he has been moved to IR because Ian Cole (hip) is set to make his season debut on Monday and they needed to open up a roster spot.
Barberio will be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Barberio had four shots while averaging 16:50 TOI/gm in the last two games. He will be replaced by Ian Cole (hip), who will be making his season debut in Washington.
Source: Ryan Clark 10/14/19, 3:00 pm EST
Cole (hip) will make his season debut on Monday.
Cole has missed the first four games of the regular season but will replace Mark Barberio in the lineup on Monday. Cole had 15 points (2G / 13A) in 71 games last season.
Source: Ryan Clark 10/14/19, 2:58 pm EST
Grubauer will start Monday in Washington.
Grubauer made 39 saves on 41 shots in Colorado’s win over the Bruins last Thursday. Grubauer’s tenure as their No.1 netminder has gotten off to a fantastic start, going 3-0-0 with a 2.34 GAA and .931 SV% in his first three starts. He has a difficult matchup in Washington—the Capitals are 3-1-2 while averaging 3.17 goals for per game (17th in the NHL) though six contests.
Source: Ryan Clark 10/14/19, 3:11 pm EST
Hutton will start Monday afternoon vs. the Stars.
Hutton allowed four goals on 27 shots in the Sabres’ win over the Canadiens last Wednesday. Linus Ullmark has started two out of the last three games, so Hutton will get back between the pipes on Monday. He has not lost a game this season while posting a 2.32 GAA and .908 SV% in three starts. Dating back to the start of last season, Hutton is 15-9-2 with a .917 SV% in his last 26 starts in Buffalo.
Smith will start Monday in Chicago.
Smith stopped 20 of 21 shots in the Oilers win in New York on Saturday. Smith has won all three of his starts with the Oilers, allowing eight goals on 86 shots (.907 SV%). Tonight he faces a Blackhawks team that hasn’t won a game this season, despite averaging 3.00 goals for per game (t-18th in the NHL).
Perlini will be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Perlini had one shot in 7:49 TOI on Saturday but will come right back out of the lineup on Monday. Alex Nylander will draw in on the fourth line.
Source: Eric Lear 10/14/19, 1:05 pm EST
Nylander will be back in the Blackhawks lineup on Monday.
Nylander was a healthy scratch on Saturday but will replace Brendan Perlini on Monday. Nylander who has one goal on two shots in two games will re-enter the lineup on the fourth line with Ryan Carpenter and Zack Smith.
Source: Eric Lear 10/14/19, 1:04 pm EST
Hawryluk will be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Hawryluk has been in the lineup for the last four games, posting a minus-3 rating, two shots and two PIMS while averaging just 7:54 TOI/gm. Hawryluk will be replaced by Henrik Borgstrom in the Panthers’ bottom-6.
Borgstrom will be back in the Panthers lineup on Monday.
Borgstrom has been a healthy scratch for the last two games but will replace Jayce Hawryluk on Monday afternoon. Borgstrom has no points, one shot and two PIMS in three games this season.
Crawford will start Monday vs. the Oilers.
Crawford gave up five goals on 34 shots in the Blackhawks loss to the Sharks last Thursday. Robin Lehner started Saturday vs. the Jets, but they will go back to Crawford tonight vs. the Oilers. He has given up a combined nine goals on 72 shots (.875 SV%) in his two starts and the Oilers come in as the second-highest scoring team in the league (4.20 GF/gm) and undefeated (5-0-0).
Source: Eric Lear 10/14/19, 2:05 pm EST
Smith was in the starter's crease at the Oilers' morning skate.
Steel (mid-body) will return to the Ducks lineup on Monday.
Steel has been out since the season-opener but will be back on the Ducks’ top-line on Monday afternoon. Steel will have Maxime Comtois and Ondrej Kase on his wings, but have a tough matchup against the Bruins.
Anisimov (lower-body) is not on the ice for warmups.
Anisimov will miss Monday’s game against the Wild due to a lower-body injury. One of Jordan Szwarz or Nick Paul is expected to replace Anisimov in the lineup.
Gibson led the Ducks onto the ice for warmups.
Gibson allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Ducks loss in Pittsburgh last Thursday. Gibson was given Friday off, so they’ll come back to him in Boston this afternoon. Gibson has been outstanding to kick-off 2019-20, going 3-1-0 with a 1.26 GAA and .961 SV% in his first four starts. As good as he has been, the Bruins present a very difficult matchup.
Stalock led the Wild onto the ice for warmups.
Stalock allowed one goal on 11 shots after replacing Devan Dubnyk in the Wild’s loss to the Penguins on Saturday. With Devan Dubnyk struggling to start the season, Stalock will make his first start today in Ottawa. He was 2-5-0 with a 2.92 GAA and .898 SV% on the road last year.
Greiss led the Islanders onto the ice for warmups.
Greiss allowed four goals on 39 shots in the Islanders' loss in Carolina last Friday. Semyon Varlamov won Saturday vs. The Panthers but they will come back to Greiss vs. the Blues. He is 1-1-0 with a 2.40 GAA and .921 SV% in three appearances and faces a Blues team that has started 3-1-1 while averaging 3.40 goals per game so far.
Binnington leads the Blues onto the ice for warmups.
Binnington gave up five goals on 37 shots in the Blues loss in Montreal on Saturday. The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak for Binnington, who is 2-1-1 with a 2.97 GAA and .910 SV% to start the season. He draws a good matchup against the Islanders—they are averaging just 2.20 goals per game (tied for 25th in the NHL) through five games.
Source: Jim Thomas 10/14/19, 1:17 pm EST
Zuccarello (undisclosed) will miss the Wild’s three-game road-trip.
Zuccarello was originally expected to accompany the team on their road-trip but was instead held back in Minnesota and will not play until they return home on Sunday at the earliest. Victor Rask Ryan Donato is the most likely candidate to draw back into the lineup and replace the veteran winger.
Source: @mnwild 10/14/19, 12:20 pm EST