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.
News: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in goal Wednesday against the Flyers. Analysis: Marc-Andre Fleury is coming off his best game of the season, a victory in which he stopped 34 of 35 shots against an Islanders team that entered the game having scored 19 goals in its first four games. Fleury has started every game for the Penguins this season, but he will get a night off soon, as head coach Mike Johnston said backup goalie Thomas Greiss will start either Thursday or Saturday.
News: The Blackhawks recalled Scott Darling from AHL Rockford on Tuesday. Analysis: Scott Darling was called up to add another goaltender to the roster with Corey Crawford (upper body) sidelined. He owns an impressive 1.89 GAA in 29 career NHL games, but will serve as the backup behind Antti Raanta with the big club.
News: Sergei Gonchar (ankle) skated on his own Monday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' website reports. Analysis: It's not exactly clear where Sergei Gonchar stands in his recovery, but it's a good sign that he was able to get back on the ice. Gonchar will likely be ready to return to game action sometime in early November.
News: Kris Versteeg (lower body) will play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, ESPN Chicago reports. Analysis: Kris Versteeg will make his season debut after recovering from a lower body injury that kept him sidelined the last two weeks. He will likely line up as part of the Blackhawks' second line Tuesday night.
News: Josh Jooris (upper body) should be healthy enough to return to the lineup Tuesday, according to the Calgary Herald. Analysis: Josh Jooris scored his first career goal Friday but was unable to play Sunday with an upper body injury. Jooris' role with the club is still being defined, so it remains to be seen how much playing time he gets Tuesday.
News: Corey Crawford is actually dealing with an upper body injury, and not an illness as first reported, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: The extent of Corey Crawford's injury is uncertain, but it clouds his status for the Blackhawks' next couple games more than an illness would have. Antti Raanta will start in Crawford's place Tuesday and serve as Chicago's primary goaltender until Crawford is able to get back between the pipes.
News: Karri Ramo will get the start in net Tuesday against Tampa Bay, the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Karri Ramo is 2-1 with a 2.30 goals against average so far and has played well enough to continue the goalie rotation between him and Jonas Hiller. Ramo and the Flames are playing well as of late, so Ramo is not a bad start for Tuesday night.
News: Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) will play in Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Analysis: Pavel Datsyuk was not expected to return until the upcoming weekend, but he will take the ice a little earlier than expected after making it through Tuesday's morning skate without issue. He skated on the Red Wings' top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader on Tuesday morning, so he should play a prominent role for the Red Wings right out of the gate.