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Date: Team: Pos:

Matt Niskanen (upper body) is being listed as day-to-day.

Niskanen won't travel to Buffalo with the Capitals, so he'll miss at least Friday's game. He was hurt when Patrice Bergeron boarded him from behind during Wednesday's contest.
Dec 8 - 1:37 PM

Mike Smith is projected to start on Thursday.

Smith is looking for his first win after falling short in four straight starts. He has a 4-3-3 record, 2.77 GAA, and .924 save percentage in 11 games in 2016-17.
Dec 8 - 1:24 PM

St. Louis has summoned Brad Hunt.

Hunt has nine goals and 29 points in 23 AHL contests in 2016-17. The 28-year-old has appeared in 21 NHL contests in his career.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 8 - 1:21 PM

Ryan Garbutt has been placed on waivers by the Anaheim Ducks.

Garbutt has two goals and three points in 27 games this season. At his peak in 2013-14 he had a 32-point campaign with Dallas.
Dec 8 - 1:19 PM

Cam Talbot will be the Edmonton Oilers' starter on Friday.

Talbot is projected to get Thursday's contest off. He has a 13-9-3 record, 2.61 GAA, and a .914 save percentage in 25 games this season.
Dec 8 - 1:16 PM

Greg Pateryn missed Thursday's practice due to an undisclosed injury.

Montreal described Pateryn as taking a therapy day, but the Canadiens also called him a game-time decision. He has a goal and five points in 19 games this season.
Dec 8 - 12:50 PM

Nathan Beaulieu (neck) will be in the Canadiens' lineup on Thursday.

Beaulieu was sidelined for six straight games. He has a goal and five assists in 20 games this season.
Dec 8 - 12:46 PM

Alexey Marchenko (shoulder) will be a game-time decision on Friday.

Marchenko is expected to be available on Sunday even if he ends up missing Friday's contest. He last played on Nov. 20.
Dec 8 - 12:42 PM

Phillip Danault (illness) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Danault wasn't able to participate in Thursday's practice. Despite that, it sounds like the odds are in favor of him playing.
Dec 8 - 12:39 PM

Matt Murray is expected to get the nod on Thursday.

Murray has a 8-2-0 record, 2.01 GAA, and .931 save percentage in 10 contests in 2016-17. This will be his first start since Nov. 30, though he did appear in Monday and got the win in that contest.
Dec 8 - 12:37 PM

Jonas Gustavsson will get the nod on Thursday.

Gustavsson is making his second start on three games. He has a 1-1-1 record, 2.00 GAA, and .923 save percentage in five contests this season.
Dec 8 - 12:13 PM

Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed) is ready to return on Thursday.

Drouin missed Sunday's game due to the ailment. He has three goals and 10 points in 19 contests this season.
Dec 8 - 12:11 PM

Carey Price will be the Canadiens' starter on Thursday.

Price got a breather on Tuesday, so it's not surprising to see him get the nod Thursday night. He has a 14-3-1 record, 1.82 GAA, and .942 save percentage in 18 contests in 2016-17.
Dec 8 - 11:52 AM

Jason Garrison (lower body) has declared himself ready to play Thursday.

Garrison is projected to play alongside Andrej Sustr. He missed two contests due to the ailment.
Dec 8 - 11:32 AM

Ben Bishop is expected to start on Thursday.

Bishop was the first goalie off the ice, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He has an 8-9-1 record, 2.74 GAA, and .910 save percentage in 18 contests in 2016-17.
Dec 8 - 11:31 AM



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