News: Tomas Jurco (back) will play Thursday against the Lightning. Analysis: Tomas Jurco will take the ice Thursday for the first time since Jan. 6. He will replace Dan Cleary in the Red Wings' lineup and skate on the fourth line alongside Joakim Andersson and opposite Drew Miller.
News: Tuukka Rask is set to start Thursday against the Islanders. Analysis: Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice following Boston's morning skate, which puts him on track to start Thursday night. He will face a stiff test from an Islanders team that has lost just once from Jan. 6 and currently sits second in the league with 3.17 goals per game.
News: Kari Lehtonen is set to start Thursday's game against the Senators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice after Thursday's morning skate, which puts him on track to start Thursday night. He will look to get back in the win column after taking the loss his last two times out.
News: Michael Hutchinson is on track to start Thursday's game against the Flyers, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Analysis: Michael Hutchinson was the first goalie off the ice following the Jets' morning skate, which lines him up to start Thursday night. He has not taken the ice since Jan. 21, but is currently riding a four-game winning streak.
News: The Senators recalled Andrew Hammond on an emergency basis from AHL Binghamton on Thursday. Analysis: Andrew Hammond was brought up to add another goaltender to the roster with Craig Anderson dealing with a hand injury. Hammond will serve as the backup goaltender behind Robin Lehner until Anderson is ready to return.
News: Ryan Suter didn't participate in practice Wednesday due to "a little discomfort," head coach Mike Yeo told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Analysis: Ryan Suter was limping after Tuesday's game, but the injury wasn't though to be serious. He is expected to play Thursday against Calgary.
News: Ben Bishop will start Thursday's game against the Red Wings, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Ben Bishop took the loss his last time out for just the fourth time in 12 games. He will be challenged Thursday by a surging Red Wings team that has lost just once since Jan. 3.
News: Michael Raffl (illness) was not on the ice for Thursday's morning skate, CSN's Tim Panaccio reports. Analysis: Michael Raffle missed Tuesday's game due to his illness, and it looks like the ailment could prevent him from taking the ice Thursday as well.
News: Jonathan Bernier will start Thursday's game against the Coyotes, David Alter of the Maple Leafs' website reports. Analysis: Jonathan Bernier will start for the second time in as many nights despite tallying 64:43 TOI in Toronto's loss to New Jersey on Wednesday. He will square off against a slumping Arizona team that has lost seven in a row entering Thursday's game.
News: The Maple Leafs assigned Josh Leivo to AHL Toronto on Thursday. Analysis: Josh Leivo will head back to Toronto after being recalled earlier in the week. He has appeared in nine games with the Maple Leafs this season, so he will garner consideration next time the team needs to add a forward.