News: Eric Staal (upper body) skated Tuesday in a no-contact jersey, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports. Analysis: It's a good sign that Eric Staal was able to take the ice Tuesday, but he is not ready to play just yet. He will likely miss several more games, but he could return to action Oct. 28 against the Canucks.
News: John-Michael Liles (general soreness) has been cleared for contact, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports. Analysis: John-Michael Liles is showing improvement, but he is not ready to play just yet, so he will miss his second straight game Tuesday night. With him back on the ice, however, he could return to action as soon as Thursday.
News: Andrej Sekera (upper body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Jets, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports. Analysis: Andrej Sekera missed the Hurricanes' last game due to the setback, but he will return to action after making it through Tuesday's morning skate without issue. Expect him to be part of the Hurricanes' top defensive pairing moving forward.
News: Braydon Coburn (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, CSN's Tim Panaccio reports. Analysis: The Flyers have yet to rule Braydon Coburn either in or out of Tuesday's game, but he took part in Tuesday's morning skate and head coach Craig Berube thinks he is ready to play, so it seems more likely that he will suit up Tuesday than not.
News: Devan Dubnyk will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Predators. Analysis: Primary goaltender Mike Smith has given up six goals in two of his three starts this season, so Devan Dubnyk will get the nod Tuesday to give Smith a mental break. Dubnyk picked up the win in an overtime victory over the Kings in his lone other start this season.
News: Steve Mason will start Tuesday against the Blackhawks, CSN's Sam Carchidi reports. Analysis: Steve Mason will look to get back on track after being pulled before the third period in his last start Saturday. He will take on a Chicago team that is off to a 3-0-1 start but will be playing without regular goaltender Corey Crawford, who is out with an upper body injury.
News: Anton Khudobin will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Jets, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' website reports. Analysis: Anton Khudobin and Cam Ward alternated starts over the Hurricanes' first four games, but Khudobin will start for the second game in a row after giving up just one goal his last time out. He will take on a Winnipeg team that has lit the lamp just two times over its last four games after scoring six goals in its season opener.
News: Derek Stepan (leg) has yet to resume skating, and it remains to be seen when he will be able to do so, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Analysis: Derek Stepan is making good progress in his recovery from a broken leg, but he still has a few steps to go in the process, and will likely be sidelined at least a couple more weeks.
News: Henrik Lundqvist will be in the crease for Tuesday's game against the Devils, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Analysis: Henrik Lundqvist struggled in back-to-back starts last week, but he got back on track over his last two games, picking up two wins and giving up just one total goal in those contests. He will take on a New Jersey team that has lost two straight since opening the season with three consecutive wins.
News: Dan Girardi (foot) will play in Tuesday's game against the Devils, Newsday's Steve Zipay reports. Analysis: A decision on Dan Girardi's status was not expected to come until game time, but it appears fantasy owners will not have to wait to find out whether or not he will suit up Tuesday night. Girardi figures to line up in his regular spot on the Rangers' top defensive pairing.