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Brad Marchand (undisclosed) is being listed as a game-time decision for Monday's game against Pittsburgh.

Marchand skated Monday morning at practice. He has missed three games with an undisclosed injury.
Nov 24 - 3:28 PM

Jordan Caron is back up with the Boston Bruins.

It's unclear if he'll play Monday night against Pittsburgh, though. He'll be a game-time decision as Brad Marchand may get back into the lineup.
Nov 24 - 3:25 PM

Chris Kelly is still out with an undisclosed injury.

He doesn't have a timetable other than being listed as day-to-day. Coach Claude Julien said he hasn't received a diagnosis from the trainers on Kelly's status, but he's not expected to play Monday.
Nov 24 - 3:23 PM

David Krejci (hip) won't play Monday night and coach Claude Julien provided an update on the center's status.

"The only thing I would tell you is that from everything I'm being told, it's not something we're going to have to manage all year and I know that's a big issue in wondering what's going on, but it's something that's going to be fixed is what I'm being told." Krejci has been in and out of the lineup with what is believed to be a hip issue, but he when Julien stressed he was 100 percent. His injury has been complicated, but there is some hope that he will get over it.
Nov 24 - 3:15 PM

Josh Leivo has been return to the AHL.

A move was expected with Toronto getting healthier up front. David Booth and Joffrey Lupul could be ready for Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh. Leivo has one goal in eight games this season.
Nov 24 - 1:57 PM

Ryan Garbutt (upper body) is ready to return to the Stars' lineup.

However, he skated on the team's fifth line at practice on Monday and it isn't clear if he'll play Tuesday night against Edmonton yet. A decision will be made on his status after the morning skate.
Nov 24 - 1:54 PM

Winnipeg-native Ryan Reaves scored the game-winning goal against the Jets on Sunday.

He got a standing ovation from his father, Willard, who was in attendance. "It was great to see him score against his home province," Willard Reaves said. "I jumped up and cheered and everybody was dead silent, looking at me. I just said, 'Hey, you guys score, you cheer. My boy scores, I cheer.'" It was his third goal of the season and his first since Oct. 30.
Nov 24 - 1:18 PM

Chris Butler made his debut with the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.

In doing so, he became just the second St. Louis-born player to play for the Blues, with Cam Janssen being the first. Butler registered one shot, two penalty minutes and a block in 13:24 of ice time in a 4-2 win over Winnipeg.
Nov 24 - 1:11 PM

Brett Bellemore (lower body) is projected to miss seven-to-10 days, according to coach Bill Peters.

He was injured in Saturday's contest versus Colorado. In 13 games this season, Bellemore has three assists and 38 hits.
Nov 24 - 1:05 PM

Roman Polak is expected to miss four weeks, according to his initial prognosis on his injured knee.

However, Toronto is still waiting for a definitive timetable because of the degree of the sprain hasn't been identified yet. Polak has five points in 21 games this year. His value in fantasy hockey is in real-time categories, where he has racked up 83 hits and 51 blocks.
Nov 24 - 1:00 PM

Roman Josi is logging heavy minutes for the Predators this season on the team's top pairing with Shea Weber.

Weber (26:57) is just ahead of Josi (26:32) in average ice time per game on the team. "I think we complement each other really well on the ice," Josi said. "I don't want to spoil it for everyone, but it's pretty easy for me to play with him. He's one of the best defensemen in the world and we've been playing with each other for what's our third year now, and you build chemistry every day." Josi has recorded 10 points and a plus-7 rating in 20 games. He also ranks first on the team and is tied for sixth in the league with 51 blocks.
Nov 24 - 12:54 PM

Niklas Backstrom will get the nod for Minnesota on Monday against Florida.

The Wild will be hoping his success against the Panthers continues. He owns a 5-0-1 record versus the Cats and is 3-0 in Florida. Backstrom was pulled in a 4-3 overtime win over Winnipeg on Nov. 16 in his last start.
Nov 24 - 12:43 PM

Nick Bjugstad is excited for Monday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

He's looking forward to facing off against former University of Minnesota teammate Erik Haula. "I definitely had this one marked on the calendar," Bjugstad said. "There's a little rivalry with me and Haula, so I'm sure we'll know when one another is on the ice. We were roommates in college, so we'll have fun with it." Bjugstad has been rolling lately with five goals and three assists in his past four games.
Nov 24 - 12:35 PM

Calvin Pickard entered Saturday's game in relief of Reto Berra and picked up his first NHL victory.

He stopped all 17 shots he faced in a 4-3 victory over Carolina when he came into the match late in the first period. "It was a pretty surreal night. I didn't get much sleep. I was up pretty late, or pretty early in the morning in reality," Pickard said Sunday. "I heard from a lot of people. My mom especially was pretty excited. The first guy to hug me was Jarome Iginla, and he was always a favorite of my mom, so it was amazing for her." He might get the call on Tuesday against Arizona.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 24 - 12:13 PM

Antti Raanta (illness) was able to serve as Corey Crawford's backup on Sunday.

He was scheduled to start Saturday's game versus the Oilers, but couldn't play because he wasn't feeling well. Raanta hasn't seen any game action since Oct. 25 in a 3-2 loss to St. Louis.
Nov 24 - 12:05 PM



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