NHL News: Player News and Updates for 10/21/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News
Last night was a quiet one in the NHL, with just one game on the schedule. Things wil be ramping up once again this evening, however, as we’ll have a stuffed set of 10 games headed our way. While we’re waiting, let’s take a look at the current headlines from around the league.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers are finally in the win column this season, thanks in part to top draft pick Nugent-Hopkins. He scored late in the third to break a tie and send Edmonton to a 3-2 victory against the Lightning last night. It was his first goal of the year.
Taylor Hall also aided the cause with a goal and an assist. Net-minder Ben Scrivens made 22 saves in the victory.
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According to sources covering the team, the Bruins’ Seth Griffith skated alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci during yesterday’s practice. That could lead to some interesting action on that line tonight against the Sharks.
Griffith was recalled from the AHL yesterday.
Let’s stick with the Bruins a moment and check on Kevan Miller. The defenseman is reportedly out indefinitely due to a dislocated shoulder, hurt during a fight with a Sabres player on Saturday.
Miller has a plus-4 rating and five PIM in his half-dozen games so far.
It looks like the Blackhawks’ Kris Versteeg is healthy enough to get back to the ice. He’s expecting to play in tonight’s home game against Philadelphia.
Versteeg has been out for the team’s first four games thanks to a lower-body injury. If he is indeed able to come back tonight, he’ll beat his initial timeline for recovery.
Similarly, the Flyers’ Braydon Coburn expects to play in tonight’s game as well. He’s been out with a lower-body issue and missed Saturday’s game against Dallas.
Coburn is plus-1 on the year but hasn’t made an impact on the score sheet.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014:
7:00 PM ET:
San Jose Sharks at Boston Bruins (TVA, CSN-CA, NESN)
NY Rangers at New Jersey Devils (MSG, MSG PLUS)
Toronto Maple Leafs at NY Islanders (TSN4, MSG PLUS 2)
7:30 PM ET:
Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens (FS-D, RDS, CITYM)
8:00 PM ET:
Arizona Coyotes at Nashville Predators (FS-A, FS-TN)
Carolina Hurricanes at Winnipeg Jets (FS-CR, TSN3)
8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks (NBCSN, CSN-PH, CSN-CH)
Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars (SNV, FS-SW)
9:00 PM ET:
Florida Panthers at Colorado Avalanche (FS-F, ALT)
Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames (SUN, SNF)
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