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Date Player
10/23/2017 Antti Niemi, Pit, G
The Pittsburgh Penguins placed Niemi on waivers Monday.

Analysis: The backup goalie lost all three starts and sported a bloated 7.49 goals-against average this season.
10/23/2017 Andre Burakovsky, Was, LW
Burakovsky (upper body) missed practiced Monday and coach Barry Trotz said he expects him to miss some time. Burakovsky may not travel with the Capitals on their three-game trip which ends Sunday against the Flames.

Analysis: Burakovsky has a goal and three assists in nine games.
10/22/2017 Jimmy Howard, Det, G
Howard struggled again Sunday as he stopped 33 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Canucks.

Analysis: In his last three starts, Howard has allowed 10 goals on 67 shots for an .851 save percentage.
10/22/2017 Jacob Markstrom, Van, G
Markstrom made 20 saves in a 4-1 win at Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: Markstrom has allowed three goals in winning his last two starts after giving up eight while dropping his previous two.
10/22/2017 Anthony Mantha, Det, RW
Mantha scored against Vancouver on Sunday.

Analysis: Mantha's gotten off to a nice start with four goals and four assists in nine games. He had 17 goals and 19 assists in 60 games in 2016-17.
10/22/2017 Mike Green, Det, D
Green picked up another assist Sunday against the Canucks.

Analysis: Green is tied for third in the NHL with 10 assists. He didn't get his 10th assist last season until Dec. 3. With a number of young, exciting forwards on the Red Wings roster, it's possible Green could see an increase in his points compared to his first two years in Detroit.
10/22/2017 Daniel Sedin, Van, LW
Sedin had an assist Sunday in Detroit.

Analysis: That gave him four points in eight games this season and 990 for his career.
10/22/2017 Bo Horvat, Van, C
Horvat picked up his first two assists of the season Sunday against the Red Wings.

Analysis: Horvat, who led the Canucks with a career-best 52 points last season, has three goals in eight games.
10/22/2017 Derek Dorsett, Van, RW
Dorsett scored for the third straight game Sunday in Detroit.

Analysis: Dorsett has four goals over his last three games and five in his past five. He scored a career-high 12 times in 2011-12, then had 20 goals in 239 games over the next five seasons.
10/22/2017 Brock Boeser, Van, RW
Boeser had an assist Sunday against the Red Wings.

Analysis: Boeser has recorded a point in five of his six games this season while notching two goals and four assists.
10/22/2017 Sven Baertschi, Van, LW
Baertschi scored twice Sunday in Detroit.

Analysis: They were the first two goals of the season for Baertschi, who scored a career-high 18 times in 2016-17. All five of his points have come in his last five games.
10/22/2017 Andrew MacDonald, Phi, D
MacDonald will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a lower-body injury.

Analysis: MacDonald ranked third on the team in total ice time and second with 18 blocks while scoring one goal in eight games before getting hurt.
10/22/2017 James Neal, VGK, LW
Since scoring at least one goal in Vegas' first four games, James Neal has not put one in the net the last two games.

Analysis: He has, however, recorded a point in five of the Golden Knights' first seven games.
10/22/2017 Reilly Smith, VGK, RW
Smith finished with a goal and two assists in Vegas' 3-2 win over the Blues on Saturday.

Analysis: Smith appears to be heating up with two goals and three assists in the past two games.
10/22/2017 Oscar Dansk, VGK, G
Malcolm Subban stopped 37 shots before being helped to the dressing room by two trainers with 9:10 remaining in regulation after stretching out on a wide shot by Jaden Schwartz. Dansk stopped 10 of the 11 shots he faced, making key stops at the end of regulation and in overtime to earn the victory in his NHL debut.

Analysis: Subban is expected to miss at least a month and with Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) also out, Dansk is in line to take over the starting job.
10/22/2017 Malcolm Subban, VGK, G
Subban stopped 37 shots on Saturday before being helped to the dressing room by two trainers with 9:10 remaining in regulation after stretching out on a wide shot. He was placed on IR on Sunday and is expected to miss at least a month.

Analysis: With Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) also out, Oscar Dansk is expected to take over the starting job. Dansk stopped 10 of the 11 shots he faced Saturday, making key stops at the end of regulation and in overtime to earn the victory in his NHL debut.
10/22/2017 Alex Stalock, Min, G
Stalock came up big with 35 saves in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flames.

Analysis: Stalock is 1-0-1 with a 2.90 goals-against average in his two starts.
10/22/2017 Ryan Suter, Min, D
Suter finished with a goal and two assists in Saturday's 4-2 win over Calgary.

Analysis: Suter now has a goal and four assists over his last three games.
10/22/2017 Jonathan Toews, Chi, C
Toews broke out of his recent quiet stretch with two assists in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arizona.

Analysis: Toews, who had been pointless in his previous three games, has three goals and five assists on the season.
10/22/2017 Duncan Keith, Chi, D
Keith continued his productive stretch with two assists in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arizona.

Analysis: Keith has seven assists on the season, and five in the last four games alone.
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