News: Radko Gudas (lower body) is doubtful to play Tuesday versus the Flames, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Radko Gudas was generally expected to return to action in time for Monday's tilt with the Oilers, but he hasn't quite progressed as quickly as the Bolts had anticipated. While a long-term absence looks to be off the table for the blueliner, he'll still head off to the press box for his fourth consecutive contest.
News: Jonathan Drouin (thumb) turned in a quiet outing in his NHL debut Monday against the Oilers, attempting one shot on goal and finishing with a minus-1 rating over 16:10 of ice time. Analysis: Jonathan Drouin was activated from his rehab assignment at AHL Syracuse on Sunday, but was expected to sit out Monday's game, until an injury to Alex Killorn (undisclosed) ushered the youngster into the lineup. With both Killorn and Ryan Callahan (upper body) doubtful to play Tuesday versus the Flames, Drouin will slot into the Bolts' top-six forwards for a second straight game. It shouldn't take long for the much-hyped Drouin to cement himself as a mainstay on the top two lines and the team's power play.
News: Alex Killorn (undisclosed) appears to be feeling better Tuesday, but he still looks likely to miss his second consecutive game against the Flames, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper indicated a day earlier that Alex Killorn would need a "miraculous recovery" in order to suit up Tuesday, so despite his apparent progress, his chances of suiting up against the Flames would appear doubtful. Because the Bolts didn't hold a morning skate Tuesday, Killorn's official status for the game likely won't be known until warmups.
News: Ryan Callahan (lower body) appears unlikely to play Tuesday versus the Flames, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper said on Monday that both Ryan Callahan and Alex Killorn (undisclosed) would need miraculous recoveries in order to return to play Tuesday, leaving serious doubt about the availability of both players. The Bolts declined to hold a morning skate Tuesday, so Callahan's status likely won't be officially known until pregame warmups.
News: Josh Jooris (upper body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Lightning, Sportsnet's Pat Steinberg reports. Analysis: Josh Jooris missed only one game due to the lower-body injury, which he suffered during his NHL debut Friday. The ailment aside, Jooris enjoyed a productive first game with the Flames, contributing a goal in over 15 minutes of action. Now that it's healthy, it looks like Jooris will receive the opportunity to solidify himself as the Flames' top-line right winger.
News: Deryk Engelland (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Lightning, Sportsnet's Pat Steinberg reports. Analysis: Deryk Engelland was held out for the previous three games with a lower-body injury. The blueliner has racked up 13 penalty minutes in the four games in which he's played this season, and even though he's now healthy, Engelland won't be guaranteed a regular spot in the lineup. Look for him and Raphael Diaz to share a role as the club's sixth defenseman.
News: Matt Cullen (lower body) isn't expected to return Tuesday against the Coyotes, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: Matt Cullen resumed practicing last week and is being labeled as day-to-day by the Predators at this stage, but he wasn't a part of the team's line rushes at Tuesday's morning skate, signaling that he won't be making his return. He could be ready to go in time for the Preds' next game, scheduled for Thursday versus the Blackhawks.
News: Mike Fisher (Achilles) was on the ice for practice Tuesday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: It marked the first time Mike Fisher has participated in organized team drills this season, though the center was still donning a gray no-contact jersey while doing so. Fisher, who has placed on the team's non-roster injury list prior to the season after rupturing his Achilles' tendon in June, isn't expected to return to game action until late-November.
News: Martin Hanzal (lower body) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Predators, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic. Analysis: Martin Hanzal is receiving treatment in Arizona on Tuesday, so he will not be available to play Tuesday night. Hanzal is considered day-to-day with the injury, and he could join the Coyotes for their next game Thursday in Minnesota.
News: Trevor Lewis (upper body) skated on his own prior to Tuesday's practice, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Analysis: Since Trevor Lewis' injury is to his upper-body, the fact that he's merely skating doesn't necessarily foretell an impending return. He'll need to take part in full-contact practice before any consideration for his activation from injured reserve will be determined.