Matt Murray
Penguins' Matt Murray: Gets starting nod for Friday's contest
Matt Murray, G, PIT
4:48 PM
News: Murray will guard the goal in Friday's road game against the Panthers, Josh Yohe of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

Murray was a bit shaky in his last outing Tuesday against the Rangers, surrendering four goals on 32 shots, but he did enough to pick up his fourth win of the campaign. He'll look to pick up a fifth consecutive victory Friday against a Panthers club that's averaging 3.40 goals per game this season, ninth in the NHL.

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Antti Raanta
Coyotes' Antti Raanta: Scheduled to resume skating Saturday
Antti Raanta, G, ARI
4:38 PM
News: Raanta (lower body) will resume skating Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune reports.

The 25-year-old netminder will also travel with the Coyotes during their upcoming five-game road trip, which begins Tuesday in New York. Coach Rich Tocchet doesn't know when Raanta will return to practice with his teammates, but he's clearly making progress in his recovery from the lower-body injury he sustained Oct. 12 against Detroit. Louis Domingue and Adin Hill will continue to split time in goal until Raanta is cleared to play.

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Robin Lehner
Sabres' Robin Lehner: Set to back up Friday
Robin Lehner, G, BUF
4:15 PM
News: Lehner (illness) will serve as the backup netminder for Friday's contest against the Canucks, Joe Yerden of NHL.com reports.

Lehner came down with a bug Thursday, but his presence at morning skate Friday all but confirmed his availability. The veteran hasn't played well in his opportunities so far this season, posting a 0-3-1 record with a 3.14 GAA and .900 save percentage through five appearances this season.

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Jacob Markstrom
Canucks' Jacob Markstrom: Starting Friday in Buffalo
Jacob Markstrom, G, VAN
2:40 PM
News: Markstrom will start between the pipes in Friday's road game against the Sabres.

Markstrom has struggled of late, posting an 0-2-0 record while registering a 3.57 GAA and .844 save percentage over his last three appearances. The Swedish netminder will look to get back on track Saturday in a road matchup with a Sabres team that's averaging 2.57 goals per game this season, 23rd in the NHL.

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Scott Wedgewood
Devils' Scott Wedgewood: Recalled by big club
Scott Wedgewood, G, NJ
2:22 PM
News: The Devils recalled Wedgewood from AHL Binghamton under emergency conditions Friday.

New Jersey placed starting netminder Cory Schneider on injured reserve in a corresponding move Friday, so Wedgewood will presumably slot in as Keith Kinkaid's backup for Friday's game against the Sharks. The 25-year-old netminder will be returned to the minors as soon as Schneider is fit to play.

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Cory Schneider
Devils' Cory Schneider: Lands on IR
Cory Schneider, G, NJ
2:19 PM
News: The Devils placed Schneider (lower body) on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 19 on Friday.

Schneider sustained his injury during Thursday's 5-4 overtime win against the Senators, but the Devils have yet to comment on the severity of his ailment. It's possible that the veteran backstop will only miss one contest while recovering from his lower-body issue, as New Jersey plays the Sharks on Friday, but the team's next game isn't until next Friday against the Senators, when Schneider will be eligible to return from IR. For the time being, Keith Kinkaid will take over as the Devils' starter, with the recently recalled Scott Wedgewood serving as his backup.

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Philipp Grubauer
Capitals' Philipp Grubauer: Guarding cage Saturday
Philipp Grubauer, G, WAS
2:12 PM
News: Grubauer is set to be between the pipes against the Panthers on Saturday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Grubauer is still looking for his first win of the 2017-18 campaign and will no doubt be hoping to put his previous performance behind him in which he gave up eight goals on 37 shots versus the Flyers. Unfortunately for the netminder, he will be facing his third straight top-10 offense in Florida, which is averaging 3.40 goals per game.

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Craig Anderson
Senators' Craig Anderson: Gets starting nod for Saturday's tilt
Craig Anderson, G, OTT
2:02 PM
News: Anderson will guard the cage in Saturday's home game against Toronto.

Anderson has struggled recently, posting an 0-1-1 record while registering an ugly 4.00 GAA and .886 save percentage over his last two appearances. The veteran backstop will look to bounce back Saturday in a brutal matchup with a Maple Leafs squad that's averaging 4.86 goals per game this season, first in the NHL.

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John Gibson
Ducks' John Gibson: Gets starting nod Friday
John Gibson, G, ANA
2:01 PM
News: Gibson will guard the cage against the Canadiens on Friday, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

Gibson -- who has just two wins in six games -- should benefit from facing the Habs woeful offense which is averaging a league worst 1.43 goals per game. The netminder will be making his seventh consecutive start and may not get a rest day until Ryan Miller (wrist) is cleared to play.

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Martin Jones
Sharks' Martin Jones: Tending twine Friday
Martin Jones, G, SJ
12:57 PM
News: Jones will patrol the crease against New Jersey on Friday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

After beginning the year with a pair disappointing outings (four goals allowed in each), Jones appears to have bounced back with wins in each of his last two starts. Friday's clash will test the netminder, as he goes up against the second hottest offense in the league in the Devils, who are averaging 4.29 goals per game.

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