Luke Glendening F DET 8 hours ago
Glendening recorded an assist in Sunday's loss to the Islanders.
Though he's since been moved out of a top-six role, Glendening has rattled off two goals and an assist over his last four games. Even so, given his low minutes total and lack of power-play time, Glendening shouldn't be trusted to maintain his current scoring run.
Nikita Zadorov D BUF 8 hours ago
Zadorov will replace Tyson Strachan in the lineup Monday vs. Arizona, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News.
Zadorov played just 9:46 against the Coyotes on Thursday before sitting out Saturday's game against the Avalanche as a healthy scratch. Head coach Ted Nolan had a long chat with Zadorov after practice, perhaps in an attempt to clear up what is expected of the talented but inconsistent defenseman. This has been the theme all year long, with Zadorov sitting the odd game here and there as Nolan tries to mold him into a pro. While Zadorov has plenty of upside, it's unlikely he'll realize it this year and will likely play a minor role on the team's third pairing against Arizona.
Jonathan Quick G LA 8 hours ago
Quick is on track to start Monday's game against Chicago, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Quick, who was pulled from Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Wild after giving up two goals on nine shots, will look to bounce back Monday against a Chicago squad that earned a 4-3 win over the Jets on Sunday to snap a two-game skid.
Dmitry Kulikov D FLA 8 hours ago
Kulikov recorded a power-play assist in Saturday's win over the Senators.
Kulikov one of three special-teams goals on the day for the Panthers, who drew within one point of the Senators for ninth place in the Eastern Conference with the victory. The 24-year-old blueliner has three goals and 20 points in 67 games this season.
Tyler Ennis C BUF 8 hours ago
Ennis did some puckhandling drills at the tail end of practice and it doesn't look like he'll play Monday, reports John Vogl of The Buffalo News.
It looks like Ennis (upper body) will miss his second straight game after missing Saturday's game against Colorado. The Sabres offense will take a hit with Ennis' absence and Brian Gionta is expected to take his place on the top line. Ennis considered day-to-day.
Richard Bachman G EDM 8 hours ago
Bachman is slated to start Monday's game against the Avs.
The Oilers -- who have won two consecutive games by a combined count of 8-3 -- will give Bachman his second straight start after he stopped all 29 shots that he faced in Friday's 4-0 win over the Stars.
Torey Krug D BOS 8 hours ago
Krug recorded an assist in his third consecutive game Sunday against the Hurricanes.
The blueliner also put six shots on net in the 2-1 win, which matched his highest total for the season. With Dougie Hamilton missing the previous four games and perhaps out for the remainder of the regular season, Krug has taken on a larger role for the Bruins, surpassing 21 minutes of ice time during three of those four games. That's a fairly noticeable increase from the 19:27 TOI Krug has been averaging for the season.
Mike Smith G PHO 8 hours ago
Smith is slated to start Monday's home game against the Sabres.
Smith, who has allowed 10 goals over his last three games, has picked up two wins in that span, including a 4-3 overtime victory this past Thursday against the Sabres in Buffalo.
Matt Hackett G BUF 8 hours ago
Hackett (unspecified issue) was not spotted at Monday morning's skate.
Andrey Makarov was recalled by the team, so it looks like he'll back up Anders Lindback on Monday against the Coyotes, with the reason for Hackett's absence not yet clarified.
Andrey Makarov G BUF 8 hours ago
The Sabres recalled Makarov from AHL Rochester on Monday.
With Matt Hackett absent from the team's morning skate, look for Makarov to back up Anders Lindback on Monday night against the Coyotes.