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Lars Eller is slated to play in his 500th NHL game Wednesday night.

Eller has been productive lately with 17 points in the last 23 matches. He has generated 177 career points in his previous 499 appearances.
Feb 22 - 3:28 PM

Braden Holtby will be in goal for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia.

He was between the pipes for a 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit on Saturday in his last outing. Holtby has a 29-8-5 record this season with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. His last appearance versus the Flyers was a 3-2 shootout loss back on Dec. 21.
Feb 22 - 3:21 PM

James Reimer will get the nod again for the Panthers on Wednesday against Edmonton.

Reimer has been outstanding lately, while posting a 5-0-0 record with a 1.44 goals-against average and a .948 save percentage in his last six games. That includes five starts. He made 26 stops in a 2-1 win over St. Louis on Monday.
Feb 22 - 3:08 PM

Marek Langhamer has been assigned to AHL Tucson.

Louis Domingue will be back in uniform on Thursday night against Chicago, so Langhammer is back in the minors. He got his first taste of NHL action on Monday against Anaheim when he stopped seven of eight shots in a relief appearance.
Feb 22 - 2:48 PM

Louis Domingue (lower body) is ready to return to the lineup.

He is expected to serve as the Coyotes backup goalie on Thursday versus Chicago, so Marek Langhamer is going back to the minors.
Feb 22 - 2:46 PM

Lawson Crouse (lower body) could be ready to return Thursday.

He is still on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and hasn't played since Feb. 11.
Feb 22 - 2:42 PM

Cam Talbot will be in net for the Oilers on Wednesday night.

It was already reported that he would play against Florida when Laurent Brossoit was revealed as Tuesday's starter. Talbot has won his last three appearances to become the first Oilers goalie to win 30 games in a single season since 2002 when Tommy Salo got 30 victories. Talbot also has a 2.35 GAA and a .921 save percentage in 53 games.
Feb 22 - 2:33 PM

Erik Johnson (broken fibula) expects to return to the lineup on Saturday.

He has been sidelined since Dec. 3, but participated fully in Wednesday's practice. Johnson has 11 points in 23 games this season.
Feb 22 - 2:22 PM

Connor Carrick is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

He was injured in Tuesday's game against Winnipeg. Coach Mike Babcock feels the term "day-to-day" means about 10 days, so that could keep Carrick out for the next five games.
Feb 22 - 2:13 PM

Sam Bennett had root canal surgery Wednesday morning.

He also required 10 stitches after he took a stick to the mouth from teammate Deryk Engelland. However, Bennett said he will be ready to play on Thursday night.
Feb 22 - 2:07 PM

Anaheim has brought up Nicolas Kerdiles.

He has generated nine points in 10 games with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL this season. Kerdiles has played well since returning from a concussion and he is being rewarded with an NHL recall.
Feb 22 - 1:59 PM

Brian Elliott will make his four straight start on Thursday versus Tampa Bay.

He has posted a 2-0-1 record his previous three outings. Elliott allowed five goals to Nashville on Tuesday in a 6-5 overtime win to climb back to a 13-13-3 record on the season.
Feb 22 - 1:56 PM

Jared Coreau has been sent to the minors on a conditioning loan.

He is expected to start both games for Grand Rapids this weekend before rejoining the Red Wings on Monday when their bye week is over. Coreau hasn't played since Feb. 12 because Petr Mrazek has been playing much better lately, but the team still needs him because Jimmy Howard isn't ready to return yet.
Feb 22 - 1:50 PM

Juuse Saros is making a good case for himself to see more action.

Pekka Rinne has been pulled in two of his last four starts and Saros has provided solid goaltending this season when he's been called upon. The 21-year-old puck stopper has a 6-5-3 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage. It will be interesting to see if gets the nod on Thursday versus Colorado.
Feb 22 - 1:46 PM

Connor Jones has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Islanders.

He is signed for the rest of the 2016-17 season after he was playing on a minor-league contract previously. Jones has 17 points and 81 penalty minutes in 47 games with Bridgeport this year.
Feb 22 - 1:39 PM


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