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Date Player
12/12/2017 Jay Bouwmeester, StL, D
An undisclosed injury will keep the veteran defenseman out of action Tuesday.

Analysis: Beyond this point, it's uncertain how much more time Bouwmeester could possibly miss. Reports suggest the injury is a "nagging" one.
12/12/2017 Corey Perry, Anh, RW
Perry is nursing a lower-body injury and is considered week-to-week, coach Randy Carlyle announced.

Analysis: Perry was injured after his knee collided with Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner during the first period of the Ducks' 3-2 win on Monday. The former Hart Trophy winner remained on the ice for several moments before slowly skating to the bench.
12/12/2017 Scott Darling, Car, G
Darling stopped 20 shots in Monday's 3-2 loss in Anaheim.

Analysis: Darling has allowed three goals in each of his last four starts and has lost his last five. He is 1-5-2 with a 3.20 GAA in his last eight games.
12/12/2017 Victor Rask, Car, C
Rask had a goal in Monday's 3-2 loss in Anaheim.

Analysis: Rask has now scored in three straight games after tallying just one goal in his previous 13 contests.
12/12/2017 Jakob Silfverberg, Anh, RW
Silfverberg had a goal in his return in Monday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

Analysis: Silfverberg had missed the previous five games with an upper-body injury. He has two goals and two assists in his last three games played.
12/12/2017 John Gibson, Anh, G
Gibson stopped 28 shots in Monday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

Analysis: Gibson earned just his second win in eight starts, and he has allowed three or more goals in the six defeats in that span. The Ducks begin a six-game trip Thursday against the Blues, and one of Gibson's two wins in the last three weeks came at St. Louis on Nov. 29, when he stopped 37 shots in a 3-2 win.
12/12/2017 Jacob Markstrom, Van, G
Markstrom stopped 19 of 24 shots for Vancouver in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Markstrom has now allowed eight goals on 49 shots in losing his last two games after stopping 65 of 66 shots in winning his previous two.
12/12/2017 Brock Boeser, Van, RW
Boeser scored his team-leading 16th goal in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: The rookie has now scored in three straight games and is tied for the league lead with 11 goals in 13 games since Nov. 16.
12/12/2017 Connor Hellebuyck, Wpg, G
Hellebuyck made 25 saves in Monday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.

Analysis: Hellebuyck bounced back in Winnipeg after allowing nine goals in his previous two games - both on the road. He has a 1.70 GAA in winning his last seven home games and the Jets are home again Thursday against the Blackhawks. This will be his first start against them since allowing three goals on 34 shots in a home loss to them last February.
12/12/2017 Mark Scheifele, Wpg, C
Scheifele had an assist in Monday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.

Analysis: Scheifele ended a season high-tying three-game stretch without a point Monday. He ranks in the top 10 in points with 35 and owns a plus-10 rating.
12/12/2017 Nikolaj Ehlers, Wpg, LW
Ehlers scored to help Winnipeg halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

Analysis: Ehlers has scored in three straight games and has six goals and five assists in his last 11. Since Nov. 24, his six goals are tied for the second most among left wings.
12/12/2017 Mathieu Perreault, Wpg, LW
Perreault scored twice and added an assist to help Winnipeg halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

Analysis: Perreault is heating up this month, tallying three goals and five assists in six December games.
12/12/2017 Matt Murray, Pit, G
The Pittsburgh Penguins activated two-time Stanley Cup winning goaltender Matt Murray from injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. Goaltender Casey DeSmith was assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League in a corresponding move.

Analysis: Murray has been sidelined the past five games with a lower-body injury sustained in Pittsburgh's 5-4 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 27. The 23-year-old exited the contest with 4:21 remaining in the second period after Flyers forward Jakub Voracek crashed into him during a breakaway.
12/12/2017 James Reimer, Fla, G
Reimer shined with 34 saves in Monday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

Analysis: Reimer had been 3-5-3 with a 4.01 goals-against average over his previous 12 appearances.
12/12/2017 Vincent Trocheck, Fla, C
Trocheck scored a goal in Monday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

Analysis: Trocheck has racked up three goals and five assists over his last five games.
12/12/2017 Luke Witkowski, Det, RW
Witkowski returned to action for the first since Nov. 9, when he received a 10-game NHL suspension for returning to the ice to rejoin a fight and fought twice with Panthers C Micheal Haley, the NHL leader with nine fighting majors.

Analysis: He has no points in nine games.
12/12/2017 Henrik Zetterberg, Det, C
With 1:33 remaining in the first period on Monday, Detroit captain Zetterberg opened the scoring with his first goal since Oct. 18, ending a 22-game goalless skid.

Analysis: Zetterberg has five goals and 12 assists on the season.
12/12/2017 Dmitry Orlov, Was, D
Orlov produced another point Monday, scoring a goal in Washington's loss to the Islanders.

Analysis: Orlov has a goal and three assists over a four-game point streak. He also has two goals and six assists over his last 11 games.
12/12/2017 Johnny Boychuk, NYI, D
Boychuk sat out his third straight game Monday with an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: Boychuk participated in the team's morning skate and was labeled a game-time decision.
12/12/2017 Brock Nelson, NYI, C
Nelson scored his ninth goal of the season 2:36 into the first period on Monday.

Analysis: Nelson has come alive of late with three goals over his last five games.
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