NHL Recent Player News
|2/28/2015||Antoine Vermette, C|
|The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night for a first-round pick this year and defensive prospect Klas Dahlbeck. The 32-year-old Vermette will help replace Patrick Kane, the star Chicago forward who broke his left collarbone Tuesday night and will be out at least until late May.
Analysis: Vermette is in position to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. He has 13 goals and 22 assists in 62 games this season. In 11 NHL seasons, Vermette has 194 goals and 236 assists in 815 regular-season games with Ottawa, Columbus and Arizona.
|2/28/2015||Henrik Zetterberg, C|
|Zetterberg has a head injury for the Wings.
Analysis: Zetterberg has 49 points so monitor his health closely if you need him in your lineup.
|2/28/2015||Anton Khudobin, G|
|Khudobin stopped all 28 shots he faced Friday for the first shutout of his season.
Analysis: Khudobin now has four shutouts for his career. He owns a 2.60 goals-against average in 23 games.
|2/28/2015||David Pastrnak, RW|
|Pastrnak scored and added an assist in Boston's overtime win Friday.
Analysis: The 18-year-old winger has seven points in his last nine games.
|2/28/2015||Darren Helm, C|
|Helm left the Red Wings' game Saturday against the Nashville Predators with an upper-body injury. The team said he would not return to the game.
Analysis: Helm played just five shifts, accumulating 2:41 of ice time. He has played in all 61 of Detroit's games this season, scoring 13 goals and adding 16 assists.
|2/28/2015||Tim Gleason, D|
|The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Jack Hillen and a draft pick.
Analysis: The Hurricanes traded Gleason for the second time in 14 months. They dealt him to Toronto on New Year's Day 2014 in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles and a prospect, then signed him over the summer to a one-year, $1.2 million contract.
|2/28/2015||Dany Heatley, LW|
|The Florida Panthers acquired forward Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in this year's draft from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, in exchange for forward Tomas Fleischmann.
Analysis: Heatley was scoreless in six games with Anaheim, and hasn't been in the NHL since December. The former rookie of the year has a pair of 50-goal seasons and has 791 points in 869 career regular-season games.
|2/28/2015||Tomas Fleischmann, LW|
|Fleischmann has been traded to Anaheim for Dany Heatley and a 2015 third-round pick.
Analysis: Fleischmann had 27 goals for Florida three seasons ago, and 27 goals in 180 games since. Fleischmann had seven goals and 14 assists for the Panthers this season.
|2/28/2015||Sergei Bobrovsky, G|
|The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky off injured reserve after he missed 15 games because of a groin injury.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Bobrovsky, winner of the 2013 Vezina Trophy as the league's top goalie, is 16-15-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout in 33 games this season. The injury caused him to miss the All-Star game.
|2/27/2015||Scott Gomez, C|
|Gomez played Friday for the Devils.
Analysis: Gomez had the flu.
|2/27/2015||Kimmo Timonen, D|
|The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia on Friday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-rounder.
Analysis: Timonen is set to return after being sidelined all season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. The 39-year-old native of Finland has been expected to retire after this season, although the trade could change his plans.
|2/27/2015||Brandon Dubinsky, C|
|Dubinsky is out indefinitely due to concussion symptoms.
Analysis: Dubinsky was knocked off his feet, landed awkwardly on his head and crashed into the end boards Wednesday while scoring.
|2/27/2015||Tuukka Rask, G|
|Rask was back between the pipes Saturday.
Analysis: Rask has had his streak of playing in 18 straight games snapped Friday. Rask was not feeling well at the Bruins' morning skate and he did not dress for the game against the New Jersey Devils later that night.
|2/27/2015||Brian Gibbons, C|
|The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled center Brian Gibbons from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Analysis: Gibbons, a free agent signing from Pittsburgh last summer, has five assists in 21 games this season with the Blue Jackets. The Braintree, Massachusetts, native has three goals and six assists in 10 games at Springfield.
|2/27/2015||Matt Calvert, LW|
|The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve.
Analysis: Calvert is out indefinitely due to a concussion. Calvert has recorded 10 goals and nine assists in 49 games this season and has totaled 39 goals and 43 assists in 202 career NHL games after being Columbus' fifth pick in the 2008 NHL draft.
|2/27/2015||Mike Fisher, C|
|Fisher had a goal and assist in Nashville's loss to Minnesota on Thursday.
Analysis: Fisher snapped an 11-game goalless drought, and has seven points in his last eight games.
|2/27/2015||Nino Niederreiter, RW|
|Niederreiter scored two goals in Minnesota's win over Nashville on Thursday.
Analysis: Niederreiter now has 21 goals on the season, crossing the 20-goal milestone for the first time in his career.
|2/27/2015||Corey Crawford, G|
|Crawford needed only 20 saves to pick up his second shutout in a 3-0 win at Florida.
Analysis: Crawford had given up eight goals on 44 shots while losing his previous two starts.
|2/27/2015||Jonathan Bernier, G|
|Bernier starred for the Leafs with a season-high 47 saves in Thursday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Bernier has won two in a row after a personal 0-8-2 stretch. He owns a decent 2.61 goals-against average over his last 13 starts.
|2/27/2015||Jacob De La Rose, LW|
|De La Rose had his first two NHL goals in a 5-2 victory at Columbus on Thursday.
Analysis: De La Rose hadn't scored a goal over his first 11 games, while recording only one assist for the Canadiens.
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