News: Corey Crawford will not start Tuesday as expected due to an illness, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: It was announced Monday that Corey Crawford would start Tuesday's game, but he will no longer do so after coming down with the illness. Antti Raanta will get the start in Crawford's place.
News: Antti Raanta will be the starting goaltender in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: Corey Crawford was originally expected to start Tuesday, but he came down with an illness overnight and will not play, so Antti Raanta will get the start instead. He will take on a Flyers team that has just one win on the season but is tied for third in the league with 3.40 goals per game.
News: Kari Lehtonen is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Canucks, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official website reports. Analysis: Kari Lehtonen will look to get back on track after giving up as many goals (six) in his last start as he did in his first three combined. He will take on a Vancouver squad that is currently tied for 10th in the league averaging 3.00 goals per game.
News: Jori Lehtera (illness) should be able to play in Thursday's game against the Canucks, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Analysis: Jori Lehtera missed Sunday's game and did not take part in Tuesday's practice due to the illness, but it appears he should be able to play Thursday after resting for another day or two.
News: Dan Girardi (foot) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Devils. Analysis: Dan Girardi did not practice Monday after receiving stitches in his foot following Sunday's game, but he gave himself a chance to play Tuesday by taking part in the Rangers' morning skate. A final call on Girardi's status likely will not be made until pregame warmups, but head coach Alain Vigneault said "it would take a lot to keep (Girardi) out of the lineup."
News: Tim Gleason, who is second on the team in hits with 12 over four games, has renewed his focus towards playing with a physical edge, Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Analysis: Tim Gleason's increased tenacity is putting him on pace for 246, which would be the most he's registered since the 215 he tossed around back in 2010-11. Gleason doesn't score much, but for those if you in deep leagues that count peripheral stats like hits and blocked shots, Gleason typically shows well in those categories.
News: The Lightning recalled Michael Blunden from AHL Syracuse on Tuesday. Analysis: Michael Blunden was brought up to provide some depth with two Tampa Bay forwards suffering an injury Monday. He recorded five PIM but did not tally a point in seven games with the Canadiens last season.
News: Jonathan Bernier will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports. Analysis: Jonathan Bernier gave up nine goals over his first two games of the season, but he gave up just one in an overtime loss to the Red Wings his last time out. He will take on an Islanders team that scored just once in its last game but tallied 19 goals over its first four contests.
News: Carey Price is on track to start Tuesday's game against the Red Wings, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Carey Price has been a little lucky this season, winning four games despite owning a 3.38 GAA -- the 38th best mark in the league. He will likely need to be sharp to pick up the victory Tuesday with the Canadiens taking on a Red Wings team that has given up just 1.40 goals per game through five contests.
News: The Penguins assigned Derrick Pouliot (shoulder) to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday. Analysis: Derrick Pouliot is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, and it appears he is ready to take the ice. He could be called up to Pittsburgh once the team feels he has his game legs under him.