've played, you want to do well, and the team's playing well so you're hoping you can do something to make it even better, and hopefully we'll get a win tonight."
The Sharks (13-8-0) without defenseman Justin Braun. Braun, who skates with Marc-Edouard Vlasic in San Jose's top defensive pair, has an upper body injury that he battled through during the Sharks' 6-0-0 road trip.
"Just wasn't in a good...
nowadays and it's working for me right now, but it's a matter of sticking with it."
Avalanche coach Patrick Roy plans to stick with goalie Semyon Varlamov as long as he stays healthy. Varlamov made 20 saves Monday in the Avalanche's 4-1 win against Winnipeg in his first game since Nov. 5. He missed the previous seven games, five because of a groin injury.
"Is he having the start he wants? Probably not...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes will have goalie Mike Smith and defenseman Nicklas Grossmann back in the lineup Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks (9 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-SD, FS-A PLUS).
Grossmann has missed the past seven games with a lower-body injury but took part in the past two full practices since the Coyotes returned from a 1-3-0 road trip. He had been playing well when he went...
TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson could return to the lineup against the Los Angeles Kings at Amalie Arena on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SUN, FS-W).
Johnson has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury but says he feels refreshed and ready to play but will let the team doctors have the last word. He took part in the team's optional morning skate Wednesday...
games with a lower-body injury before returning last week. "It's always fun to play against your old team. I've been in this situation before and it's never personal, but you always want to prove something."
McDonald had two goals and eight points in 18 games for the Islanders last season and was scoreless in two Stanley Cup Playoff games.
"He's a gritty, scrappy, two-way winger," Flyers coach Dave...
Dominic Moore - Jarret Stoll - Viktor Stalberg
Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal - Dan Boyle
Keith Yandle - Kevin Klein
Scratched: Emerson Etem, Dylan McIlrath
Status report: Emelin returns to Montreal's lineup after missing the past five games with a lower-body injury. He is replacing Pateryn. Therrien said it was a difficult...
NEWARK, N.J. -- Left wing Patrik Elias will make his season debut for the New Jersey Devils against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday at Prudential Center (7 p.m. ET; FS-O, MSG+).
The Blue Jackets are expected to get two key players back in their lineup in centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg, who have each missed the past six games with injury.
Elias is returning from a right...
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer wasn't on the ice Wednesday after leaving practice early Tuesday because of injury, but said he plans to practice Friday and start Saturday against the Washington Capitals, according to TSN in Toronto.
Reimer, who has started the past 11 games for the Maple Leafs and is fourth in the NHL with a .934 save percentage and seventh with a 2.07 goals...
with Johnny Oduya. Jordie Benn, who missed the game on Saturday because of illness, is in for Jason Demers, who sustained a lower-body injury in the second period against the Sabres and did not return.
Demers participated in morning skate but left the ice early, so it appears the second pair will consist of Oduya and Benn with Jokipakka and Jamie Jamie Oleksiak forming the third pair.
Goalie Antti Niemi...
New Jersey Devils left wing Patrik Elias could make his season debut Wednesday when the Devils host the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Prudential Center.
Elias practiced Monday, according to Northjersey.com. The report said Elias took line rushes on the third line with forwards Jacob Josefson and Stefan Matteau. He also saw regular time while the Devils practiced their power play.