Braydon Coburn D PHI 8 Hrs
Though he looked set to return to action Tuesday versus the Blackhawks, Coburn (lower body) ended up being a late scratch by the Flyers, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
It seems likely that Coburn didn't feel 100 percent healthy during warmups, which may have prompted the Flyers to keep him out as a precaution. Coburn will miss his fifth straight contest and turn his focus toward getting ready for Wednesday's tilt with the Penguins.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 9 Hrs
Lehtonen is in the net Tuesday versus the Canucks, Sportsnet reports.
Lehtonen's recent history against the Canucks (4-0, 0.95 GAA over last five starts) would seem to bode well for his chances of rebounding from Saturday's six-goal debacle against the Flyers. Ryan Miller will oppose him in the opposite net.
Braydon Coburn D PHI 9 Hrs
Coburn (lower body) will play Tuesday versus the Blackhawks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
As anticipated, Coborn was given the go-ahead to return to the lineup after he completed the morning skate without any further setbacks. He'll step back into a top-four role on defense following his four-game hiatus.
Pekka Rinne G NAS 9 Hrs
Rinne led the Predators onto the ice for pregame warmups and will get the start Tuesday versus the Coyotes.
Unsurprisingly, the Predators will turn the net back over to Rinne after backup Carter Hutton was given the team's most recent start. Rinne will face off against the Coyotes' Devan Dubnyk on Tuesday.
Radko Gudas D TB 10 Hrs
Gudas (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Since Gudas ruled out Tuesday for the fourth straight game and has a retroactive date of Oct. 13, the Lightning will be able to activate him from IR as soon as he's deemed ready to go, which could happen later this week. The roster move will allow the team to recall forward Michael Blunden from AHL Syracuse as a depth option.
Nathan Horton RW CLS 10 Hrs
The Blue Jackets fear that Horton (back) will not be able to suit up in 2014-15, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Horton, who was placed on injured reserve prior to the start of the regular season, has been diagnosed with a degeneration of the entire lumbar region of his spine, a serious condition that could spell the end of his career. The Blue Jackets are still viewing surgery as a last-resort option for Horton, but there's growing concern the forward may never skate for Columbus -- or any other team -- again. He'll continue to rest up for several weeks before a decision is made on his next course of action.
Lubomir Visnovsky D NYI 10 Hrs
Visnovsky (back) doesn't look like he'll play Tuesday versus the Maple Leafs, Daniel Friedman of WFAN reports.
The Islanders suggested after Monday's practice that Visnovsky would be activated from injured reserve Tuesday to make his season debut, but with the defenseman not taking part in the pregame skate, it appears his return to the ice will be pushed back. He'll set his sights on rejoining the lineup Thursday in Boston.
Travis Hamonic D NYI 10 Hrs
Hamonic (undisclosed) will play versus the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, according to Newsday's Travis Hamonic.
Hamonic had to leave practice early Monday but all systems are go for Tuesday as he is on the ice for pre game warmups.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 10 Hrs
Rask led the Bruins onto the ice and will start Tuesday against the Sharks.
Rask will match up with San Jose's Antii Niemi as he looks to even his season record at 3-3.
Dave Bolland C FLA 10 Hrs
Bolland (lower body) won't play Monday against the Avalanche, Steve Goldstein of FOX Sports Florida reports.
It didn't take long for the health-averse Bolland to fall victim to his first injury of the season, as he'll sit out for the second straight game. Brandon Pirri fills in for him as the Panthers' third-line center once again.