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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/25/13

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the current NHL leaders, Friday's TV schedule and more

December 25, 2013

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The NHL is shut down until Friday, so hockey fans will have to wait a while before getting their fixes once again. That said, the downtime provides a good opportunity to take stock of the season so far, and a chance to try and determine where we’re headed. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players and storylines out there.

Jonathan Ericsson, D, Detroit Red Wings: Bad news for Ericsson this morning. After coming out of Monday’s game against the Islanders due to an upper-body injury, he’s been diagnosed with two fractured ribs. His recovery window will be around 3-5 weeks.
In 29 games so far this year, Ericsson has one goal and seven assists.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 12/25/13

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Fantasy Corner: The holiday break is a good time to take stock of your fantasy hockey team, which includes taking a trip to the waiver wire to see if anyone catches your eye. Here’s a list of some of the trending players out there, so if you’re in the market for some new names on your roster, these are the guys to focus on.

C: Jaden Schwartz, STL; Ryan Johansen, CBJ; Derek Roy, STL
RW/LW: Reilly Smith, BOS; Wayne Simmonds, PHI
D: Erik Johnson, COL; Mark Giordono, CGY
G: Eddie Lack, VAN; Cam Talbot, NYR; Evgeni Nabokov, NYI

Current NHL Leaders: With the lack of activity out on the ice this week, it’s a good time to take a look at some of the players out there who are leading the pack statistically. Here’s a snapshot of the leader boards in some of the key categories right now.

Points: Sidney Crosby, PIT (54)
Goals: Alex Ovechkin, WSH (30)
Assists: Joe Thornton, SJS (35)
Plus-Minus: Hampus Lindholm, ANA (22)
GAA: Josh Harding, MIN (1.51)
Save %: Ben Scrivens, LAK (.941)
Wins: Marc-Andre Fleury, PIT (21)

NHL Friday Schedule: The league is shut down for the holiday break, but there’s no harm in taking a glance forward. Here’s a look at the schedule when the NHL picks back up on Friday, along with the start times and TV networks carrying the games.

Friday, December 27, 2013:

7:00 PM ET:
Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins (RDS, SNET-E, NESN)
Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils (FS-O, MSG PLUS)
NY Rangers at Washington Capitals (MSG 2, CSN-DC)
Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes (ROOT, FS-CR)

7:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Sabres at Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN, MSG-B)

8:00 PM ET:
Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks (ALT, CSN-CH)
Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets (FS-N, TSN-JETS)

8:30 PM ET:
Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars (FS-TN, FS-SW)

9:00 PM ET:
Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames (SNET-W)
San Jose Sharks at Phoenix Coyotes (CSN-CA, KTVK)

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