The Predators have signed Philip Tomasino to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Tomasino was selected in the first-round (No.24 overall) in this summer's draft. The 18-year-old centre has had a tremendous start to the 2019-20 season, leading the Niagara IceDogs with 23 points (9G / 14A) in 12 games.
The Predators reassigned Yakov Trenin to Milwaukee (AHL).
Trenin made his NHL debut on Saturday but was returned to Milwaukee on Sunday, suggesting that one or both of Rocco Grimaldi and Filip Forsberg will be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Trenin has four goals and one assist in three AHL games this season.
Dumoulin will miss at least the next two games with a lower-body injury.
Dumoulin was a late scratch from Saturday's game vs. Vegas and will miss at least Tuesday's game in Florida and Wednesday's game in TampaBay. With Dumoulin sidelined, John Marino is expected to play on the top-pair with Kris Letang and Juuso Riikola figures to see some reps on PP2.
Rantanen left Monday’s game with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Rantanen suffered a pretty ugly looking lower-body injury in the first period of Monday’s game in St. Louis. Rantanen suffered a non-contact injury, twisting his knee while skating out of the offensive zone. Non-contact injuries are usually bad news but the Avalanche likely won’t release any further information until Rantanen is evaluated.
Georgiev will start Tuesday vs. the Coyotes.
Kuemper will start Tuesday in New York.
Nilsson will start Monday in Dallas.
Nilsson stopped 52 of the 54 shots that he faced in Ottawa's shootout loss in Vegas last Thursday. It was an outstanding performance for Nilsson, who is 0-1-1 while allowing seven goals on 90 shots (.922 SV%) in two starts. Nilsson is always a risky option but tonight's matchup looks decent. Ottawa has lost five of their last six while averaging just 1.83 goals per game.
Source: @Senators 10/21/19, 1:44 pm EST
Grubauer will start Monday in St. Louis.
Grubauer surrendered four goals on 44 shots in Colorado's win in Florida last Friday. Grubauer has opened the season at 5-0-1 while posting a 2.79 GAA and .919 SV% but has allowed a combined 10 goals on 108 shots (.908 SV%) in his last three starts. Grubauer went 0-0-2 with a 2.87 GAA and .891 SV% in two games against the Blues last year--St. Louis enters play at 3-2-3 and 13th in the NHL in scoring (3.00 GF/gm).
Trocheck (undisclosed) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Penguins.
Trocheck was absent from Monday's practice and head coach Joel Quenneville is unsure whether his second-line centre will be available on Tuesday. The Panthers recently signed Brian Boyle to a one-year deal and the veteran was skating in Trocheck's spot in Monday's session.
Bjugstad (lower-body) will travel on the Penguins three-game road-trip.
Bjugstad has been sidelined since October 5th but will travel on the Penguins upcoming road-trip, which starts Tuesday in Florida. There's no indication whether or not Bjugstad will play on the trip but this is a step in the right direction for the 27-year-old centre.
Rask will start Tuesday vs. the Maple Leafs.
Krejci (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Krejci will miss this third consecutive game with an upper-body injury that he suffered last Monday. Charlie Coyle will remain the Bruins' second-line centre while Krejci is sidelined. Monitor Krejci's status leading up to Saturday's game vs. the Blues.
Khudobin will start Monday vs. the Senators.
Khudobin allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Stars loss in Pittsburgh on Friday. Ben Bishop's house was hit by a tornado on Sunday night (he and his family are fine) and he missed the morning skate, so Khudobin will start vs. the Senators. Khudobin has lost all three of his starts while posting a 3.42 GAA and .888 SV% but he is a fantastic spot-start option with a home-matchup vs. a Senators team ranking 28th in offence (2.29 GF/gm).
Dansk will start Monday in Philadelphia.
With Marc-Andre Fleury starting the first nine games of the season and Malcolm Subban hurt, Dansk will start the front-end of Vegas' back-to-back. The 25-year-old netminder will be appearing in his first NHL games since October 30th, 2017. Dansk has gone 3-0-0 with a 1.78 GAA and .946 SV% in four career NHL appearances and was 27-13-2 with a 2.46 GAA and .913 SV% in 40 AHL games last year.
Dansk was the first goalie off of the ice at the Golden Knights morning skate.
With Marc-Andre Fleury starting the first nine games of the season and Malcolm Subban hurt, Dansk is expected to start the front-end of Vegas' back-to-back. The 25-year-old netminder will be appearing in his first NHL games since October 30th, 2017. Dansk has gone 3-0-0 with a 1.78 GAA and .946 SV% in four career NHL appearances and was 27-13-2 with a 2.46 GAA and .913 SV% in 40 AHL games last year.
Binnington will start Monday vs. the Avalanche.
Binnington allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Blues loss to the Canucks last Thursday. After losing three in a row while allowing a combined 11 goals with an .891 SV%, Jake Allen got the nod on Saturday but will come back to Binnington tonight vs. Colorado. He is 1-0-2 with a 2.56 GAA and .916 SV% on home-ice this year and faces an Avalanche team that is 7-0-1 and lead the NHL in goal-scoring (4.38 GF/gm).
Source: Jim Thomas 10/21/19, 1:36 pm EST
Murray (upper-body) is questionable to play Monday in Toronto.
Murray missed Saturday's game against the Islanders and head coach John Tortorella is unsure whether or not he will be available tonight. Dean Kukan will remain in the lineup if Murray can't play.
Source: Tom Reed 10/21/19, 11:27 am EST
Lilja will be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Lilja has played in all eight games this season but will come out of the lineup with Josh Anderson (upper-body) back in. Lilja has two assists and eight shots while playing just 8:52 ATOI this season.
Source: Tom Reed 10/21/19, 11:25 am EST
Korpisalo will start Monday in Toronto.
Korpisalo surrendered three goals on 34 shots in the Blue Jackets loss to the Islanders on Saturday. The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak for Korpisalo, who is now 3-2-1 with a 2.66 GAA and .905 SV% in six starts this season. He should be stapled to your bench on Monday though. The Maple Leafs are currently third in the NHL in scoring, averaging 3.89 goals per game thus far.
Source: Tom Reed 10/21/19, 12:48 pm EST
The Senators have recalled J.C. Beaudin from Belleville (AHL).
When Jordan Szwarz was sent back to Belleville, it pointed towards Artem Anisimov being ready for Monday's game, but Beaudin's recall suggests otherwise. The 22-year-old centre has no points in two AHL games this season and just nine goals and 14 assists (23 points) 98 career AHL games.