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Boston has called up Urho Vaakanainen on an emergency basis.

Vaakanainen has two assists in six AHL games this season. He started the season with Boston, but was a healthy scratch in two contests before being demoted.
Oct 20 - 2:34 PM

Stephen Johns' (head) return isn't imminent.

At the least, Johns isn't expected to play on Tuesday. He's missed the Stars' first seven games.
Oct 20 - 2:32 PM

Jacob Markstrom will start for Vancouver Saturday night.

It will be Markstrom's first start since Oct. 9. He struggled out of the gate with a 4.02 GAA and .883 save percentage in three games, so hopefully the time off did him some good.
Oct 20 - 2:31 PM

Nathan Beaulieu has an undisclosed injury.

Beaulieu won't play on Saturday, but beyond that he's day-to-day. Casey Nelson will draw into the lineup as a result.
Oct 20 - 2:29 PM

Linus Ullmark will start for Buffalo Saturday afternoon.

Ullmark earned a 36-save shutout in his first start on Oct. 13. Despite that, he hasn't played since. Carter Hutton has gotten off to a somewhat shaky start, so there is an opportunity for Ullmark to earn some more playing time if he is able to build off his strong season debut.
Oct 20 - 2:27 PM

The Blues have shuffled their forward lines going into Saturday night's contest against Toronto.

The Blues have had some trouble putting the puck in the net and coach Mike Yeo really needs to light a fire under his star players. So Yeo has reunited Brayden Schenn with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz and shifted Ryan O'Reilly to a unit with David Perron and Zach Sanford. The Blues third unit will be comprised of Tyler Bozak, Pat Maroon and Alex Steen. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Oct 20 - 2:19 PM

Tyler Bozak will be back in Toronto for the first time since he left the city as a free agent on July 1st.

Bozak, who had played his entire nine-year career in Toronto, will likely get a warm reception from Maple Leaf Nation. Look for Buds' coach Mike Babcock to give Bozak's buddy Nazem Kadri plenty of ice time against the former Leaf.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oct 20 - 2:08 PM

Look for Marc-Andre Fleury to start for Vegas on Saturday.

Fleury is appearing in his third straight game. He has a 3-3-0 record, 2.70 GAA, and .896 save percentage in six contests in 2018-19.
Oct 20 - 2:07 PM

The Nashville Predators are calling up Miroslav Svoboda on Saturday.

Pekka Rinne has been moved to the injured reserve list after sustaining an injury during Friday's contest. Svoboda will serve as Juuse Saros' understudy on Saturday.
Oct 20 - 2:05 PM

Pekka Rinne (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

As previously reported, Rinne left Friday's game with what might be a concussion. He probably wouldn't have started on Saturday even if he was healthy, but moving him to the IR list also rules him out for Tuesday and Thursday's contests.
Oct 20 - 2:03 PM

Jake Allen will get the start in goal Saturday night against Toronto.

Allen was first off the ice during Saturday morning's scrimmage. Allen is off to a slow start, in a season where he is looking to redeem himself after a medicore 2017-18 campaign. The inconsistent netminder has a 1-2-2 record with a 3.91 GAA and a .877 SP. Not pretty numbers by any stretch of the imagination. We would stay far away from Allen Saturday night against the high-flying Maple Leafs.
Oct 20 - 2:00 PM

Juuse Saros will get the start against Edmonton Saturday night.

He was scheduled to make the start before Pekka Rinne left Friday night's game after a collision in the net. Saros is one of the league's better backups and is regarded as Nashville's goalie of the future. If Rinne is going to be out for any length of time, Saros is a must have. At the very least, you should feel confident in starting him Saturday night.
Oct 20 - 1:52 PM

There is concern out of Nashville that the injury sustained by Pekka Rinne on Friday night might be a concussion.

Although no one in Nashville is saying anything about the nature of the injury, Rinne did leave Friday's game after colliding with teammate Kevin Fiala. Juuse Saros is slated to start Saturday's game against the Oilers. Stay tuned for further updates as to Rinne's condition.
Oct 20 - 1:48 PM

If you're looking for a player who might have a big game Saturday night, consider Eric Staal.

The Wild face off against the Lightning at home and in his career Staal has 72 points in 71 games against the Bolts. That's second in the NHL behind Alexander Ovechkin. Make sure Staal is active and in your lineup for Saturday night's contest.
Oct 20 - 1:39 PM

Don't be surprised if Alex Stalock gets the start Saturday night against Tampa.

The Wild played Friday night with Devan Dubnyk in net and had to travel after the game. Given how well Stalkock plays at home, it wouldn't be a bad decision to give Dubnyk a rest and start Stalock against the visiting Lightning.
Oct 20 - 1:34 PM



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