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Date Player
10/18/2017 Zemgus Girgensons, Buf, C
Girgensons had to leave Tuesday's game after getting hit in the foot.

Analysis: Girgensons' status for Friday's game is uncertain.
10/18/2017 Brad Richardson, Ari, C
Richardson has a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Richardson didn't play Tuesday and his status for Thursday is uncertain.
10/18/2017 Tuukka Rask, Bos, G
Rask left Wednesday's practice after a collision.

Analysis: Rask had to be helped off the ice and his status is uncertain.
10/18/2017 Wayne Simmonds, Phi, RW
Simmonds left Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury and his status for Thursday's game against Nashville will be determined after the Flyers' morning skate.

Analysis: Simmonds is off to a stellar start, scoring five goals with three of them coming on the power play.
10/18/2017 Ryan Spooner, Bos, C
Spooner is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a right groin adductor tear.

Analysis: Spooner only had one point through his first five games of the season but has been a key contributor on Boston's power play, tallying three goals and 15 assists in man-advantage situations last season.
10/18/2017 Lars Eller, Was, C
Eller sat out Tusday's game with an illness and his status for Friday against Detroit is uncertain.

Analysis: Eller has two assists through six games and has a minus-2 rating.
10/18/2017 Martin Jones, SJ, G
Jones made 28 saves in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.

Analysis: Jones began the season with back-to-back losses, allowing four goals in each, before yielding two goals in each of his last two starts and winning both. The Sharks open a five-game road trip Friday in New Jersey, and Jones is 3-1-0 with a 1.44 GAA lifetime against the Devils.
10/18/2017 Carey Price, Mon, G
Price stopped 30 of 34 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.

Analysis: Price's rough start to the season continued as he dropped a fifth straight start, his longest losing streak since October 2011. He has a 4.00 GAA during this skid.
10/18/2017 Joe Thornton, SJ, C
Thornton scored an empty-netter and had an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.

Analysis: Thornton, who had only one point in his first four games of the season, also had two penalty minutes for the second straight contest. Though the 38-year-old has been on the decline for a while, the good news for his fantasy owners is that Thornton remains a big part of San Jose's power play. He spent more than 6 minutes on the ice with the man advantage Tuesday and is second on the team in that category.
10/18/2017 Shea Weber, Mon, D
Weber scored on the power play but finished at a minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.

Analysis: It was the first goal of the season and ended a four-game point drought for Weber, who is a minus-4 in Montreal's last four games.
10/18/2017 Jonathan Drouin, Mon, C
Drouin had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss at San Jose.

Analysis: It was Drouin's second straight multipoint game, but he finished at a minus-2 and has posted a minus-5 during Montreal's five-game losing streak. He's yet to score with the man advantage but is averaging 4:05 of ice time on the power play.
10/18/2017 Joe Pavelski, SJ, C
Pavelski had a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.

Analysis: Pavelski finished at a plus-2 after posting a minus-4 and no points in San Jose's previous three games.
10/18/2017 Logan Couture, SJ, C
Couture had two goals, including one on the power play, and two assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.

Analysis: Couture, who recorded his 24th career multi-goal game, had managed only one point - a power-play goal - through San Jose's first four games. He tied a career high with 11 power-play tallies last season.
10/18/2017 Malcolm Subban, VGK, G
Subban finished with 30 saves in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Golden Knights.

Analysis: Subban, claimed off waivers from Boston on Oct. 3, has won both of Vegas' games since starter Marc-Andre Fleury went on injured reserve list with a concussion.
10/18/2017 Jack Eichel, Buf, C
Eichel had two assists and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's overtime loss to Vegas. He finished at a minus-1 in 23:41 of ice time.

Analysis: It was the third multipoint performance in four games for Eichel, who leads the Sabres with seven assists and is second on the team with eight penalty minutes.
10/18/2017 Ryan Strome, Edm, C
Strome had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: It was the first points in the fifth game of the season for Strome, who had 13 goals and 30 points last season for the Islanders.
10/18/2017 Reilly Smith, VGK, RW
Smith had a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sabres.

Analysis: Smith had totaled just two points through his first five games of the season. He's been a fixture on the power play, averaging 3:48 per game among his 18:54 average ice time overall.
10/18/2017 Mark Letestu, Edm, C
Lucic had a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: It was the first goal of the season for Lucic, who has taken 14 shots. He had 23 goals last season for his third 20-goal season in the last four years but has a career-low 7.1 shooting percentage this year.
10/18/2017 Mark Letestu, Edm, C
Letestu had a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: It was the first goal of the season for the nine-year veteran, who had a career highs of 16 goals and 35 points last season.
10/18/2017 Evander Kane, Buf, LW
Kane had two assists before scoring the tying goal with 8.9 seconds left in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights. He got a season-high 24:55 of ice time.

Analysis: It was the third multipoint performance in seven games for Kane, who is one of eight players in the NHL to have compiled at least 10 points. He's well on his way to shattering his previous career high of 57.
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