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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be back between Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle in Monday's match versus Tampa Bay.

When he returned from injury on Friday against Vancouver, he skated on the second line. Nugent-Hopkins has one assist in three games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 20 - 6:44 PM

Shawn Matthias will move up to Vancouver's third line for Tuesday's game in Dallas.

He had been playing center on the fourth line, but now he'll be a left winger. Matthias, who has no points and three shots in four games, will play with Brad Richardson and Zack Kassian.
Oct 20 - 6:27 PM

Antti Raanta is likely to play this weekend, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

The Blackhawks play back-to-back games against St. Louis and Ottawa on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. It's probable that Raanta will be in the crease versus the Senators, but we'll keep you posted.
Source: CSN Chicago
Oct 20 - 6:02 PM

Jeremy Morin appears as though he'll be a healthy scratch Tuesday night.

Kris Versteeg is slated to return, so Morin was the odd man out. Ben Smith, Marcus Kruger and Daniel Carcillo made up the Blackhawks' fourth line. Morin has played in Chicago's first four games this year, but the highest amount of ice time he's seen is the 8:57 he played against Buffalo on Oct. 11.
Source: CSN Chicago
Oct 20 - 5:58 PM

Jesse Winchester (concussion) was on the ice for practice Monday.

He participated in a limited role, which makes him questionable at best for Tuesday's game against Florida. Winchester hasn't played yet this season because of a concussion he sustained in the preseason.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 20 - 5:54 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) practiced Monday.

It was his first session with his teammates since he was injured against the Minnesota Wild on Sept. 25. Bortuzzo is nearly on week four of a three-to-five week projection for his return from a lower-body injury.
Oct 20 - 5:49 PM

A final decision hasn't been made yet, but Adam Larsson may make his season debut Tuesday night versus the Rangers.

He practiced alongside Jon Merrill on Monday, which could bump Eric Gelinas from the lineup. Larsson is excited by the possibility that he's finally coming out of the press box.
Source: NJ.com
Oct 20 - 5:39 PM

Jimmy Howard (groin) will be between the pipes for Detroit on Tuesday night in Montreal.

He was on 48-hour injured reserve while he recovered from a groin injury, but he's recovered now and ready to go. Get him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Oct 20 - 5:27 PM

Scott Harrington has been assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

He didn't get to make his NHL debut after he was recalled from the minors a little more than a week ago. Harrington will get much more playing time in the AHL than he would with Pittsburgh anyway.
Oct 20 - 5:18 PM

Andrew Ebbett has been sent to the minors.

He hasn't played any games with Pittsburgh this year and it appears as though he could finally see his first action of the season in the AHL.
Oct 20 - 5:14 PM

Tyler Seguin captured the league's first star of the week for the period ending Oct. 19.

He racked up eight points (four goals, four assists) in three games to lead the NHL in scoring. Seguin's fifth career hat trick came in a 4-2 victory over Columbus last Tuesday and collected a career-high four assists in a 6-5 overtime defeat to Philadelphia this past Saturday.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 20 - 4:50 PM

Frederik Andersen was awarded with the NHL's second star of the week.

The Anaheim netminder posted a 4-0-0 record to go with a 1.22 goals-against average, a .955 save percentage and one shutout. Andersen's first NHL shutout came in a 3-0 win over St. Louis on Sunday when he blocked all 28 shots he faced.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 20 - 4:47 PM

Steve Stamkos earned the third star of the week for the period ending Oct. 19.

He led the NHL with five goals and recorded six points in three games. Stamkos kicked off the week with his eighth career hat trick and a career-high 12 shots in a 7-1 win over Montreal.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 20 - 4:44 PM

Tom Wilson has been assigned to the minors.

He missed the first five games of this season with an ankle injury, but he's ready to return and will get back into game shape in the AHL with Hershey. Wilson is poised to play for the Bears this weekend.
Oct 20 - 4:39 PM

Jay Beagle (upper body) is expected to come off injure reserve and play Wednesday against Edmonton.

Beagle skated with Andre Burakovsky and Marcus Johansson at practice Monday and could start there in Brooks Laich's place. He was hurt in the preseason.
Oct 20 - 4:32 PM



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