News: Rich Peverley will miss the remainder of the season after collapsing in a game on Monday, according to NHL.com. Analysis: In a press conference Wednesday Rich Peverley thanked the doctors who treated him for saving his life. He will have a "procedure on his heart" in Cleveland soon. Everyone is just glad he's up and about. Monday's game was a scary moment for everyone on the bench and watching the game.
News: Blake Comeau will be suspended two games for his hit on the Red WIngs' Brendan Smith, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Blake Comeau was only assessed a minor boarding penalty after making the hit, but after a phone hearing on Wednesday, was handed a two-game suspension. He'll miss contests on Thursday and Saturday against the Canadiens and Wild, respectively.
News: Sean Bergenheim (lower body) will not travel with the team for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Analysis: Sean Bergenheim has a history of hip and abdominal issues so it is likely that the Panthers are going to take extra precaution with him. He is currently listed as day-to-day and will not go on the injured reserve. The veteran winger has had a decent year thus far with 24 points in 50 games, including 14 goals.
News: Although Josh Harding (illness) was able to skate on Tuesday, his return this season remains unlikely, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Analysis: Josh Harding has been dealing with the recurring effects of multiple sclerosis, and remains a without any outline of a rehab plan. Darcy Kuemper and Ilya Bryzgalov will likely handle goalie duties for the Wild from here on out.
News: Sam Gagner (ankle) did not participate in the Oilers' Wednesday practice in St. Louis, the Edmonton Sun reports. Analysis: Sam Gagner exited Tuesday night's game after taking a controversial hit from the Wild's Matt Cooke, and was unable to return to action. The fact that he missed practice suggests that the hit did more damage that initially thought, leaving his status for Thursday's matchup with the Blues up in the air.
News: Ryan Miller will get the starting nod Thursday against the Oilers, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Analysis: Ryan Miller has gone 5-1 since coming over from Buffalo via trade, posting a .925 save percentage since the move. He lost his most recent start Tuesday against the Starts, but will look to get another winning streak going on Thursday.
News: Jonas Hiller was first off the ice during Wednesday morning's skate, therefore will likely start in the goal Wednesday night against the Flames, the Ducks' official site reports. Analysis: Jonas Hiller lost his previous two starts during shootouts, but will look to start another winning streak on Wednesday. The Ducks are just 3-5 in Hiller's last eight starts, but the goalie still has a respectable 2.28 GAA on the season.
News: Andrej Meszaros will remain in the Bruins' lineup Wednesday against the Canadiens, the team's official site reports. Analysis: With the B's sticking with the same defensive group that suited up against the Panthers on Sunday, Dougie Hamilton and Corey Potter will be the team's healthy scratches Wednesday.
News: Dougie Hamilton will be a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Canadiens, the Bruins' official site reports. Analysis: With Dougie Hamilton sitting for the second straight game, Andrej Meszaros will remain in the B's lineup Wednesday after making his debut with the team on Sunday. That said, it shouldn't be long before Hamilton -- who has seven goals and 18 points in 47 games to date -- re-enters the B's lineup.
News: Ben Lovejoy will be a game time decision Wednesday due to illness, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Ben Lovejoy took the morning off, and will make a decision later Wednesday whether or not he will suit up against the Flames. The blueliner has three goals and 11 assists in 63 games this season, and also sports an impressive plus-23 rating.