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Anders Nilsson will be in goal for Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Jacob Markstrom is dealing with an injury and may not be available to suit up in the contest. Nilsson has a 7-10-1 record with a 3.26 goals-against and .910 save percentage in 20 games this campaign. He stopped 44 shots in a 6-1 win over Boston this past Saturday.
Feb 20 - 4:32 PM

Jacob Markstrom has a minor injury and it's unclear if he'll be in the lineup Tuesday night.

Markstrom "tweaked something" and his status may not be decided until closer to game time. If he can dress then he will serve as Anders Nilsson's backup versus Colorado. If he isn't available then call-up Richard Bachman will be on the bench instead.
Feb 20 - 4:28 PM

Sam Gagner (ankle) won't play Tuesday night.

Gagner hasn't been in the lineup since Feb. 6 because of an ankle injury. He has seven goals and 22 points in 52 games this season.
Feb 20 - 4:24 PM

Semyon Varlamov will be back in the blue paint on Tuesday night against Vancouver.

Varlamov made 36 saves on 39 shots in a 4-2 loss to Edmonton on Sunday. Jonathan Bernier didn't travel with the team because of a head injury. Varlamov has a 14-12-2 record this season with a 2.84 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 20 - 4:18 PM

Sammy Blais is projected to play alongside Jaden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn on Tuesday night.

Blais was called up from the minors on Monday. He only has one goal and two helpers in 10 appearances with the Blues this season.
Feb 20 - 4:14 PM

Carter Hutton will be between the pipes Tuesday versus San Jose.

Hutton surrendered four goals on 33 shots in a 4-3 OT loss to Nashville last Tuesday. However, he has been superb this season and has great career numbers versus the Sharks with a 4-0-1 record, two shutouts and a 0.98 goals-against average.
Feb 20 - 3:59 PM

Martin Jones is likely to start Tuesday's game against St. Louis.

Jones was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate, so he play Tuesday night. He has posted victories in three of the last four games and he has permitted two goals or less in each contest. Jones has posted a record of 18-15-5 this season with a 2.54 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 3:55 PM

Jimmy Howard will get the call Tuesday against Nashville.

Petr Mrazek has been traded to Philadelphia, so Howard should see the vast majority of Detroit's games down the stretch. Howard had wins over Anaheim and Washington before last Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay. He has a 16-18-6 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and .910 save percentage this season
Feb 20 - 3:45 PM

Michal Kempny won't play Tuesday night, but is slated to make his Capitals debut on Thursday against Florida.

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan feels Kempny will slide nicely into the team's top-four defense group alongside John Carlson. "I think [Coach Barry Trotz] is probably a little more conservative on it, but I think [Kempny] will got a shot at playing there and we will see how it does with it," MacLellan said.
Feb 20 - 3:32 PM

Braden Holtby is expected to start Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

For what it's worth, Holtby was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate. He will seek to bounce back after he was burned for six goals on 33 shots by the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. He has registered a mark of 28-11-4 this campaign with a 2.92 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 3:29 PM

Jake McCabe is projected to miss 4-6 months following shoulder surgery.

McCabe underwent surgery on his thumb earlier this month and he hasn't played since Feb. 6. "Jake has been progressing well in his recovery from his previous injury, but we decided that this was a good opportunity to take care of a problem that he has been dealing with for a while," Sabres GM Jason Botterill said. "Jake will have time to fully recover before the beginning of the 2018-19 season."
Feb 20 - 3:16 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will be in the crease against Washington on Tuesday night.

Vasilevskiy has lost two of his last three starts and he surrendered four goals against in each of those defeats. He has a 1-1-0 record against the Capitals this year with a 2.49 goals-against average and .921 save percentage. Vasilevskiy has gone 34-12-2 this year with a 2.34 GAA and .927 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 3:10 PM

Keith Kinkaid will get the nod Tuesday against Columbus.

Kinkaid has posted three straight wins and he has surrendered just two goals in each of his last two outings. He has a 13-7-2 record this season with a 3.17 goals-against average and .897 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 2:59 PM

Will Butcher will be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Butcher was a healthy scratch Sunday versus Carolina. Mirco Mueller will head to the press box against Columbus instead.
Feb 20 - 2:52 PM

Phillip Danault (concuussion) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Philadelphia.

Danault skated between Charles Hudon and Alex Galchenyuk at the team's morning skate. He has missed the last 15 contests due to a concussion. Danault has seven goals and 23 points in 43 games this season.
Feb 20 - 2:50 PM


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