News: Ryan Callahan (lower body) appears unlikely to play Tuesday versus the Flames, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper said on Monday that both Ryan Callahan and Alex Killorn (undisclosed) would need miraculous recoveries in order to return to play Tuesday, leaving serious doubt about the availability of both players. The Bolts declined to hold a morning skate Tuesday, so Callahan's status likely won't be officially known until pregame warmups.
News: Josh Jooris (upper body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Lightning, Sportsnet's Pat Steinberg reports. Analysis: Josh Jooris missed only one game due to the lower-body injury, which he suffered during his NHL debut Friday. The ailment aside, Jooris enjoyed a productive first game with the Flames, contributing a goal in over 15 minutes of action. Now that it's healthy, it looks like Jooris will receive the opportunity to solidify himself as the Flames' top-line right winger.
News: Deryk Engelland (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Lightning, Sportsnet's Pat Steinberg reports. Analysis: Deryk Engelland was held out for the previous three games with a lower-body injury. The blueliner has racked up 13 penalty minutes in the four games in which he's played this season, and even though he's now healthy, Engelland won't be guaranteed a regular spot in the lineup. Look for him and Raphael Diaz to share a role as the club's sixth defenseman.
News: Matt Cullen (lower body) isn't expected to return Tuesday against the Coyotes, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: Matt Cullen resumed practicing last week and is being labeled as day-to-day by the Predators at this stage, but he wasn't a part of the team's line rushes at Tuesday's morning skate, signaling that he won't be making his return. He could be ready to go in time for the Preds' next game, scheduled for Thursday versus the Blackhawks.
News: Mike Fisher (Achilles) was on the ice for practice Tuesday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: It marked the first time Mike Fisher has participated in organized team drills this season, though the center was still donning a gray no-contact jersey while doing so. Fisher, who has placed on the team's non-roster injury list prior to the season after rupturing his Achilles' tendon in June, isn't expected to return to game action until late-November.
News: Martin Hanzal (lower body) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Predators, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic. Analysis: Martin Hanzal is receiving treatment in Arizona on Tuesday, so he will not be available to play Tuesday night. Hanzal is considered day-to-day with the injury, and he could join the Coyotes for their next game Thursday in Minnesota.
News: Trevor Lewis (upper body) skated on his own prior to Tuesday's practice, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Analysis: Since Trevor Lewis' injury is to his upper-body, the fact that he's merely skating doesn't necessarily foretell an impending return. He'll need to take part in full-contact practice before any consideration for his activation from injured reserve will be determined.
News: Jake Muzzin (upper body) will visit a doctor Tuesday and is expected to receive clearance to play Thursday against the Sabres, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Analysis: Jake Muzzin has been sidelined for the Kings' first six games with the upper-body injury, with the team giving no clear timetable for the blueliner's return until now. The Kings have resisted putting Muzzin on injured reserve while he dealt with the ailment, so no roster move will be required to bring him back in the fold. He's expected to rejoin the team's top pairing with Drew Doughty.
News: Alexander Fallstrom will return to Sweden, Mark Divver of The Providence Journal reports. Analysis: A call-up to the NHL was not on the horizon for Alexander Fallstrom, so he decided to head home to Sweden for the time being. The Bruins placed him on release waivers, so he will be free to sign with any team if he attempts to return to the NHL.
News: Roberto Luongo is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, Panthers play-by-play announcer Steve Goldstein reports. Analysis: Roberto Luongo struggled early this season, but he shut out the Sabres in his last start Friday and gave up just one goal in the game before that, so he is seemingly back on track. He will take on an Avalanche team that has scored just nine goals through its first six games.