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.
News: Antti Niemi will start Tuesday's game against the Bruins, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Analysis: The undefeated Antti Niemi will get the start as the Sharks continue to alternate goalies every other game. He will take on a Boston team that tallied eight goals over its last two games after scoring just six times in its first five games of the season.
News: Reto Berra (neck) will be the starting goaltender in Tuesday's game against the Panthers. Analysis: Reto Berra has dealt with a sore neck since being injured last Thursday, but it appears he is feeling good enough to play Tuesday. Berra has played just one full contest this season, but he has played well when he has been on the ice, giving up just one goal in 82:31 TOI.
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.