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.
News: Derek Stepan (leg) has yet to resume skating, and it remains to be seen when he will be able to do so, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Analysis: Derek Stepan is making good progress in his recovery from a broken leg, but he still has a few steps to go in the process, and will likely be sidelined at least a couple more weeks.
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.