NHL Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Nylander had a goal and an assist and the Maple Leafs cruised to a 5-2 victory over Columbus on Wednesday.
Impact: That's nine straight games with a point for Nylander, though this was his first with multiple points in that stretch.
News: Holden had an assist on Nash's second-period goal on Wednesday, giving Rangers defensemen 26 assists and 38 points in the last 20 games.
Impact: Holden has 10 goals and 32 points on the season.
News: Ekblad won't play Thursday against Arizona after waking up with a sore neck.
Impact: Ekblad said it was unrelated to the concussion that kept him out four games prior to his return Tuesday, but now he'll miss at least one more contest.
News: Greiss stopped 34 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.
Impact: Greiss had gone 3-4-2 with a 3.39 goals-against average over his previous nine appearances.
News: Beauvillier had two assists and Thomas Greiss stopped 34 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Impact: Beauvillier has two goals and four assists over his last six games.
News: Lee had a goal and an assist on Wednesday, and Nikolay Kulemin also scored for the Islanders, who pulled two points behind Boston for the Eastern Conference's second wild-card spot.
Impact: Lee now has 20 goals on the season.
News: Andersen had 32 saves in the Leafs' 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
Impact: With a .957 save percentage over his last four starts, Andersen may just lead the Leafs into the playoffs after all.
News: Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Wednesday night.
Impact: Ladd, signed in the offseason, has rebounded nicely after a slow start that saw him total four goals and three assists in his first 32 games. He has 16 goals and five assists in 36 games since.
News: Matthews scored as the Maple Leafs cruised to a 5-2 victory over Columbus on Wednesday.
Impact: The rookie star has two goals and an assist in his last three games after going seven straight without a point.
News: Draisaitl notched a fifth straight multipoint game with a goal and an assist Wednesday.
Impact: During the multipoint streak, Draisaitl has nine assists along with two goals. He scored his 25th of the season Wednesday, one shy of Connor McDavid for the team lead.
News: Eaves scored a goal for the second straight game Wednesday.
Impact: The 12-year veteran's 25 goals are five better than his previous career high. He's posted a plus-1 in five straight games, a stretch prior to which he was minus-11 for the season.
News: Rakell scored his 32nd goal of the season, chipped in an assist and finished at a plus-2 on Wednesday.
Impact: Rakell has scored 10 goals in his last 12 games and he's riding a six-game point streak during which he has five goals and three assists.
News: Getzlaf matched a season high with three points Wednesday, all on assists.
Impact: Getzlaf has 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 10 games since the bye week.
News: Cogliano appeared in his 777th consecutive game Wednesday, passing Craig Ramsay for the fourth-longest streak in NHL history.
Impact: Cogliano, though, has seen a drop in ice time lately as he's collected just two points in his last nine games.
News: Tavares had another assist in Wednesday's win, giving him four goals and five assists over his last nine games.
Impact: Tavares remained one goal from tying Bobby Nystrom (235) for eighth place on the Islanders' career goal-scoring list.
News: Talbot gave up four goals on 18 shots before being pulled midway through the second period in Wednesday's 4-3 loss in Anaheim.
Impact: Talbot had been coming off two straight shutouts before getting yanked mid-game for just the second time all season. Starting his 13th game in a row, Talbot seemed a step slow from the start. Edmonton next plays a home-and-home set with Colorado, a team which he's faced three times and has allowed there goals in each.
News: Strome will be sidelined for several weeks with a broken wrist, Newsday reported on Thursday.
Impact: Strome got hurt in the second period of Wednesday's game and did not return, then coach Doug Weight said Thursday he didn't expect to have him available for the next two games. Apparently the injury is much worse than Weight realized, and now Strome is unlikely to be back with the Islanders unless they go far in the playoffs.
News: Bernier made 29 saves in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
Impact: Bernier, 6-0-1 in his last seven starts, has a 1.64 GAA and .948 save percentage in nine games this month. The Ducks next play Friday versus the Jets, a team against which Bernier is 2-0-2 with a 1.92 GAA.
News: Maroon had two assists and two penalty minutes Wednesday.
Impact: Maroon had only two assists in his previous 14 games combined and has just 14 on the season. However, he has seven points in his last five contests while posting a plus-6 along with 16 penalty minutes.
News: McDavid played a part in all of Edmonton's goals Wednesday, scoring one and assisting on two in a 4-3 loss at Anaheim.
Impact: McDavid has scored or assisted on six of the Oilers' seven goals in the past three games, and his consistency lately has been very impressive. Besides having three goals and seven assists during a five-game point streak, he hasn't gone back-to-back games without scoring since Feb. 21-24.
News: Zuccarello put the Rangers up 1-0 in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Isles when he took a centering pass from Mika Zibanejad and put it past Greiss for his 15th.
Impact: Zuccarello has three goals and five assists over his last 10 games.
News: The New York Islanders have recalled Halak for their push for a playoff spot.
Impact: Halak, sent down to the minors on Dec. 31, gave up four goals in less than two periods of a 6-4 loss at Minnesota on Dec. 29. He was waived the next day. Halak was 6-8-5 with a 3.23 goals-against average in 21 games this season before being sent down to Bridgeport of the AHL after clearing waivers. The 31-year-old was 17-7-3 with a 2.15 GAA in 27 games with the Sound Tigers.
News: Polak was suspended two games Thursday for his hit on Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand in Wednesday's game.
Impact: Polak, who was given a major boarding penalty and game misconduct after the play, will forfeit $25,000 in salary.
News: Bjorkstrand left Wednesday's loss to the Leafs after being boarded by Roman Polak.
Impact: It's unclear how long he'll be out, but the league announced Thursday that Polak would be suspended for two games.
News: The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen for three games following his blindside hit that led to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel sustaining a concussion.
Impact: The fine costs Buffalo's top defenseman $90,000 in a ruling announced Thursday, shortly after Ristolainen had a hearing with the league's department of player safety. The hit occurred about nine minutes into Pittsburgh's 3-1 win at Buffalo on Tuesday.
News: According to coach Claude Julien, Price is dealing with a "very minor" injury that leaves his status versus Carolina on Thursday up in the air, Arpon Basu of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Price was given the night off Tuesday while Al Montoya got the starting nod against Detroit, but he may need additional time before he's ready to go. With the playoffs just around the corner, one would imagine the Canadiens would play it safe and rest the 29-year-old if there were any indication that he wasn't 100 percent.
News: Price's is expected to start Thursday night.
Impact: Price was given the night off Tuesday after playing back-to-back games over the weekend against Ottawa. Habs coach Claude Julien didn't sound overly concerned about Price's injury.
News: Mason turned aside 30 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.
Impact: Mason dropped to 1-2-0 with a 3.75 GAA and a .872 save percentage in his last three starts. The Flyers visit Minnesota on Thursday, and Mason has a 1.83 GAA in winning his last three starts against the Wild.
News: Giroux had a pair of assists in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.
Impact: Giroux, who has two goals and six assists in his last eight games, surpassed Jakub Voracek for the team lead with 39 assists.
News: Perreault had a goal and one assist for the Jets in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Flyers.
Impact: Perreault now has two goals and three assists in his last three games after a four-game stretch without a point.
News: Soshnikov will sit out a second straight game Thursday against the Devils due to an undisclosed injury.
Impact: Soshnikov has five goals and four assists in 56 games this season.
News: Megna will miss the rest of Vancouver's five-game trip due to an upper-body injury. The Canucks return home to face Anaheim on Tuesday.
Impact: Megna had an assist Tuesday in Chicago, but it was just his eighth point in 53 games this season.
News: The St. Louis Blues announced Stastny is week to week with a lower-body injury. Stastny was injured in the Blues' 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. He played just 3:51 before leaving the game midway through the first period.
Impact: Stastny is tied for fifth on St. Louis with 40 points (18 goals, 22 assists).
News: The Blues announced Stastny is week to week with a lower-body injury. Stastny was injured in the Blues' 4-2 win against Colorado on Tuesday. He played just 3:51 before leaving the game midway through the first period.
Impact: Stastny is fourth on St. Louis in scoring with 40 points on 18 goals and 22 assists.
News: Fiddler is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Impact: Fiddler has just two goals and two assists in 53 games this season.
News: Guentzel sustained a concussion after receiving a hard hit from Buffalo's Rasmus Ristolainen during the first period of Tuesday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: Ristolainen was given a game misconduct for the shot, which could keep Guentzel out for several games depending on the severity. The rookie has been quite productive lately, totaling five goals and eight assists over his last 13 games.
News: Turris scored twice as the Senators ended an untimely skid with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Impact: Turris now has 25 goals on the season, a team high and one off his career high set in 2013-14.
News: Backstrom had three assists as the NHL-leading Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 on Tuesday.
Impact: That's a remarkable 10 assists in the last four games for Backstrom, who now shares the NHL lead in that category with Connor McDavid.
News: Ovechkin had a goal and two assists as the NHL-leading Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night.
Impact: Ovechkin's goals was his 29th of the season and put him on the verge of becoming the third player in NHL history with 30 or more goals in each of his first 12 seasons. He has led Washington in goals every season of his career.
News: Schneider made 38 saves in the Devils' 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Impact: Schneider had been 0-6-2 with a woeful .885 save percentage in his last eight starts.
News: Blandisi set up John Quenneville's first NHL goal and Quennville returned the favor in overtime, setting up his pal's winner on an odd-man rush with 54.6 seconds left in a 3-2 win that left the Rangers with a rare road loss.
Impact: Blandisi had a goal and two assists in his first 14 games this season but now has two goals and four assists in his last six.
News: Joseph Blandisi set up Quenneville's first NHL goal and Quennville returned the favor in overtime, setting up his pal's winner on an odd-man rush with 54.6 seconds left in a 3-2 win Tuesday that left the Rangers with a rare road loss.
Impact: What a moment for the former first-round pick, who had just an assist in his first five outings but chipped in big time against New Jersey's biggest rival.
News: Murray made 29 saves in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday.
Impact: Murray had allowed four goals in three of his last four starts, but looked much better Tuesday allowing one or none for the 15th time in his 41 starts.
News: Sheary had a goal and an assist in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday.
Impact: Sheary has four goals and 10 assists in his last nine games and continues to thrive playing on Sidney Crosby's wing.
News: Krug had a goal and an assist in the Bruins' 3-2 loss to the Senators on Tuesday.
Impact: Krug now has 41 assists this season, two behind Brad Marchand for the team lead.
News: Anderson made 33 saves as the Senators improved to 3-0 against Boston this season with a 3-2 win Tuesday night.
Impact: Anderson played his 499th career game and he's now 10-3-1 with a .934 save percentage in 14 starts since returning from injury Feb. 11.
News: Holtby made 29 saves as the Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night and snapped goaltender Brian Elliott's franchise-record winning streak at 11 games.
Impact: Holtby had been just 2-3-1 with an .875 save percentage over his last six starts before looking much better Tuesday.
News: Elliott stopped 36 shots Tuesday night but let four slip past him in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals that snapped his franchise-record winning streak at 11 games.
Impact: Elliott still has a ridiculously good .949 save percentage over his last 10 starts.
News: Howard stopped 35 shots to help the Red Wings to a 2-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
Impact: Howard improved to 3-1-0 with a 1.74 GAA and .939 save percentage in four games after being sidelined since Dec. 20 with a knee injury. He has posted consecutive wins for the first time since Nov. 8 and 10.
News: Mantha scored a highlight-reel goal to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. It was his first goal since March 4 and only his second since Feb. 12. He was a healthy scratch for two games two weeks ago.
Impact: The 22-year-old, who hails from Longueuil, Quebec, on Montreal's south shore, now has three career goal against the Canadiens in five games played. The Red Wings play the Canadiens one more time on April 8.
News: Crawford allowed four goals on 10 shots before getting yanked in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.
Impact: The only blemish for the Blackhawks was an uncharacteristically ugly outing from Crawford. Backup netminder Scott Darling stopped four of five shots in relief. This is only going to increase some fans' cries for Darling in net.
News: Coyle scored for the second straight game in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Sharks.
Impact: Coyle now has 17 goals and 32 assists on the season.
News: Dumba scored again Tuesday, giving him three goals and three assists in his last eight games.
Impact: Dumba became the 11th player to reach the 10-goal mark for the Wild this season, matching his career high.
News: Jones made 24 saves for the Sharks in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.
Impact: He gave up more than two goals for the first time in nine games.
News: Dubnyk finished with 21 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Sharks that stopped Minnesota's five-game losing streak.
Impact: Dubnyk's 37 wins are tied for second-most in the NHL. He had been 0-4-0 with a 3.60 goals-against average over his previous four outings.
News: Bailey didn't practice Tuesday due to an illness but will play Wednesday against the Rangers.
Impact: Bailey leads the Islanders with 37 assists but doesn't have a point in a season-high five straight games.
News: Pietrangelo did not produce a point in Tuesday's win over the Avs. It's only the fourth time in the past 12 games that he hasn't had a goal or an assist.
Impact: Pietrangelo has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his last 12 games. Not bad for a defenseman.
News: Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Arizona.
Impact: Kucherov is now up to 13 goals and 24 points over his last 14 games. The Lightning are in Boston on Thursday, and he has just one assist in his last five games against the Bruins.
News: Tarasenko remained productive with an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Avs.
Impact: Tarasenko has seven points (six goals, one assist) in his past eight games.
News: Berglund had two goals, including an empty-netter to seal it for the Blues in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Avs.
Impact: Berglund scored his 21st goal into the empty net at 19:12.
News: Namestnikov had a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Arizona.
Impact: Namestnikov played for the first time since March 13 after sitting out three games with a lower-body injury.
News: Hedman had a goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Arizona.
Impact: Hedman is now up to 60 points, and has eight goals and 11 assists in his last 19 contests.
News: Allen made 26 saves, and Magnus Paajarvi and Jaden Schwartz scored in the third period to lift the Blues over the Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Impact: Allen has gone 6-1-0 with a sparkling 1.29 goals-against average in his last seven starts.
News: Domi had a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win at Tampa Bay.
Impact: It was Domi's first two-assist game since Nov. 8.
News: Ekman-Larsson had a goal and an assist during Arizona's three-goal third period and the Coyotes damaged Tampa Bay's playoff hopes with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
Impact: Ekman-Larsson now has two goals and an assist in his last two games after notching just one assist in his previous 15.
News: Hartman finished with two goals, including a tying score with 1:03 to go in regulation in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Vancouver.
Impact: Hartman's game-tying goal marked his second of the game and 18th of the season. He scored that Blackhawks' first goal on the power play early in the second period.
News: Vrbata had the game-winning goal in Arizona's 5-3 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
Impact: Vrbata has three goals in the last seven games, and Tuesday's score was his first on the road since Feb. 24.
News: Miller maintained his composure after a third-period letdown Tuesday, finishing with 40 saves on 44 shots to earn his first victory since March 4.
Impact: Miller had been 3-12-3 with a 3.19 goals-against average over his last 18 starts.
News: Sutter scored a pair of goals against Corey Crawford in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks, increasing his total to 17 goals on the season.
Impact: Sutter hadn't scored since Feb. 16. He has 17 goals and 14 assists on the season.
News: Jagr had two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Carolina.
Impact: It was the second two-assist game in the last three contests for Jagr, who is now up to 41 points on the season.
News: Barkov had a goal in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Carolina.
Impact: With four goals in his last seven games, Barkov has now reached the 20-goal mark. He has eight points in his last seven, and has three goals and four assists in his last six at home.
News: Ward had 33 saves in the Hurricanes' 4-3 win over the Panthers on Tuesday.
Impact: Ward got the win despite allowing at least three goals for a seventh straight game. The Hurricanes are in Montreal on Thursday, and Ward had 20 saves in a 2-1 loss in his last game there on Nov. 24. He has lost four in a row in Montreal, and is 1-6-1 with a 3.28 GAA there since 2010-11.
News: Aho had a short-handed goal and an assist to help the Hurricanes beat the Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Impact: Aho now has a four-game point streak and is up to 21 goals and 22 assists on the season.
News: Teravainen had a goal to help the Hurricanes beat the Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Impact: Teravainen has three goals and two assist in his last seven games, helping the Hurricanes to go 4-0-3. Carolina is 9-1-4 this season when Teravainen scores a goal.
News: Skinner had two goals, including the game-winner with 3:55 left, to lead the Hurricanes over the Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Impact: Skinner has five goals in his last three games and has eight scores in his last 10. He leads the Hurricanes with 28 goals and 51 points this season - matching his totals in both categories last season. The Hurricanes visit Montreal on Thursday, and Skinner has four goals in his last five games against the Habs.
News: Mitchell had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blues.
Impact: Mitchell's first goal in 19 games and third of the season at 5:32 of the first gave Colorado a 1-0 lead.
News: Scheifele had a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Flyers.
Impact: Since Feb. 14, Scheifele's 21 points are tied for fourth-most in the league. He has four goals and 17 assists over that stretch, and is up to 74 points on the season.
News: Wheeler had a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Flyers.
Impact: Wheeler has a four-game point streak, tallying two goals and five assists, and has five goals and 15 points in his last 11 contests.