Hurricanes May Start Ward On Tuesday
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Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer indicates that Cam Ward
is likely to start Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
We'll await confirmation, but it looks like the Hurricanes are inclined to give Cam Ward
a turn Tuesday after he took over for Anton Khudobin in Saturday's 5-4 loss to New Jersey.
News: Colton Sceviour
will join the team in St. Louis on Tuesday with Rich Peverley and Alex Chiasson sidelined, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Analysis: Colton Sceviour
has three goals and an assist through eight games with the Stars this season. This may be a short-term call up for Scevious depending on how long the team expects Chiasson and Peverley to remain out.
Wings To Start Howard On Tuesday
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News: Jimmy Howard
will start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Jimmy Howard
, who dropped a 3-0 decision to the Rangers on Sunday, has allowed 10 goals over his last three starts, with just one win to his credit in four starts since the Olympic break.
Stars Recall Mueller On Emergency Basis
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News: Chris Mueller
Analysis: Chris Mueller
will join the team in St. Louis Tuesday with Rich Peverley and Alex Chiasson out of the lineup, according to the Dallas Morning News
has appeared in two games this season, totally two shots. With Chiasson likely to return soon, it's not clear if it will be him or Colton Sceviour, who was also recalled, will be with the team when Chiasson returns.
News: Jaroslav Halak
will start Tuesday's game against the Penguins, Mike Vogel of washingtoncaps.com reports.
Analysis: Jaroslav Halak
, who will be making his third straight start for the Caps overall, will get another shot at thwarting the Penguins on Tuesday after dropping a 3-2 decision to Pittsburgh on Monday.
News: Viktor Fasth
will start Tuesday's game against the Wild, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
In doing so, Viktor Fasth
will be making his Oilers debut and playing in first NHL game since Nov. 18, when he was with the Ducks. Prior to his trade to Edmonton, Fasth (who was previously slowed by a lower body injury) was limited to just five games with Anaheim, going 2-2-1, with a 2.95 GAA and .885 save percentage.
News: Darcy Kuemper
is slated to square off against Viktor Fasth and the Oilers on Tuesday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: Darcy Kuemper
returns to the Minnesota net Tuesday after giving way to Ilya Bryzgalov in Sunday's shootout loss to the Blues.
News: Henrik Lundqvist
will start Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Henrik Lundqvist
, who recorded his 300th career triumph in Sunday's 3-0 shutout of the Red Wings, will tie Mike Richter for the Rangers' all-time franchise wins lead with his next victory.
News: Mike Smith
will start Tuesday's game against the Panthers.
Analysis: Mike Smith
, who also started Monday's shootout win over the Lightning, has now won three of his last four turns. He last gave way to backup Thomas Greiss back on Feb. 28.
News: Mikael Backlund
notched an assist in a 3-2 losing effort against the Kings on Monday.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund
went into the Olympic Break on fire, but Monday's assist was his first point in seven games since the break. It appears he's back to his inconsistent fantasy self, scoring in bursts but then going through droughts.