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Date Player
12/13/2017 Alexander Radulov, Dal, RW
Radulov left Wednesday's game against the Islanders with a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Radulov scored in the first period to give him 10 goals to go along with 16 assists in 32 games.
12/13/2017 Marcus Johansson, NJ, LW
Johansson has been placed on the injured list by the Devils.

Analysis: He's going to have to be sidelined for a couple of games.
12/13/2017 Ryan Callahan, TB, RW
Callahan isn't playing Tuesday against the Blues.

Analysis: Callahan is dealing with an undisclosed injury and we are uncertain about how much time he'll be sidelined.
12/13/2017 Denis Malgin, Fla, C
Malgin is dealing with an upper-body injury, and it's unclear whether he will play Thursday against Colorado.

Analysis: The 20-year-old had to leave Tuesday's loss in Chicago due to the injury. He has four goals in his last eight games
12/13/2017 Kevan Miller, Bos, D
Miller (personal) will not play Wednesday following the birth of his child but should be back on the ice for Thursday's game.

Analysis: Miller has only five points in 26 games but is fifth on the Bruins in total ice time.
12/13/2017 Brandon Dubinsky, Cls, C
Dubinsky will miss six to eight weeks after sustaining an orbital bone fracture in a fight during Tuesday's game.

Analysis: Dubinsky needed to be helped off the ice following a fight with Zack Kassian late in the third period of Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. "At this time, the damage has not affected the function of his eye and long-term vision. He will continue to be monitored closely by our medical team," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said.
12/13/2017 Mike Smith, Cgy, G
Mike Smith stopped 21 of 22 shots in the Flames' 2-1 shootout loss to the Wild on Tuesday. The defeat dropped him to 13-9-0 on the season with a 2.61 GAA and 0.919 save percentage.

Analysis: Smith has a sparkling .947 save percentage in his last three starts but has lost two shootouts in that span.
12/13/2017 Matt Cullen, Min, C
Matt Cullen scored one goal in 12:07 of ice time in the Wild's 2-1 shootout win over the Flames on Tuesday. Cullen took three shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. He now has 2 goals on the season.

Analysis: Cullen halted a 17-game goal drought and scored the 250th of his 21-year NHL career.
12/13/2017 Matt Cullen, Min, C
Matt Cullen scored one goal in 12:07 of ice time in the Wild's 2-1 shootout win over the Flames on Tuesday. Cullen took three shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. He now has 2 goals on the season.

Analysis: Cullen halted a 17-game goal drought.
12/13/2017 Micheal Ferland, Cgy, RW
Micheal Ferland scored one goal in 17:33 of ice time in the Flames' 2-1 shootout loss to the Wild on Tuesday. Ferland took one shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. He now has 12 goals on the season.

Analysis: Ferland, though, missed a golden opportunity to give Calgary the lead early in the third period when he hit the crossbar with a wrist shot on an open net. Plus, he missed on the Flames' fifth and final shootout attempt. Ferland, though, did score his 12th goal to pull within three of his total from all of last season.
12/13/2017 Devan Dubnyk, Min, G
Dubnyk left after the first period Tuesday after aggravating a lower-body injury.

Analysis: The team wouldn't speculate on the severity of the injury to Dubnyk, who stopped all 10 shots he faced to drop his GAA to 2.69. He did not practice Wednesday.
12/13/2017 Brayden Point, TB, C
Point has to be one of the hottest players in the league after scoring again in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Blues.

Analysis: He's now scored in four straight games and has added three assists over his last five. He has 13 goals and 28 points on the season.
12/13/2017 Nikita Kucherov, TB, RW
Kucherov stepped up again with a goal in Tampa's 3-0 win over the Blues.

Analysis: Kucherov has scored in back-to-back games and has four goals in his last five contests.
12/13/2017 Tyler Johnson, TB, C
Johnson continued his recent tear, finishing with a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Blues.

Analysis: Johnson has seven goals and 20 points on the season and three goals and six assists over his last five games.
12/13/2017 John Carlson, Was, D
Carlson scored his third goal of the season and had four penalty minutes while finishing at a plus-2 in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

Analysis: Carlson scored his first goal in 15 games. All three of his goals this season and 13 of his 16 points since the beginning of November have come at home.
12/13/2017 Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB, G
Vasilevskiy erased the memory of a bad outing in St. Louis with one solid performance. Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point scored and the Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.

Analysis: It was Vasilevskiy's third shutout of the season and the seventh of his career. The 23-year-old Vasilevskiy gave up four goals on 16 shots and was pulled from a 5-4 loss at St. Louis last December.
12/13/2017 Evgeny Kuznetsov, Was, C
Kuznetsov had three assists and two penalty minutes while posting a plus-2 in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

Analysis: Kuznetsov avoided going three straight games without a point for the first time this season and moved past Alex Ovechkin for the team lead with 34.
12/13/2017 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edm, C
Nugent-Hopkins stayed hot with another goal in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Columbus.

Analysis: Nugent-Hopkins has totaled four goals with one assist over his last seven games.
12/13/2017 Milan Lucic, Edm, LW
Lucic scored another goal in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

Analysis: Lucic has come alive with three goals and three assists over his last five games.
12/13/2017 Mark Letestu, Edm, C
Letestu had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-2 win at Columbus.

Analysis: Letestu has been productive of late with three goals and five assists in his seven games.
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