Marco Scandella D MTL 47 minutes ago
Contrary to an earlier report, Scandella (lower body) will play in Monday's contest against the Capitals.
It appears there was some miscommunication with the lineup prior to the contest, but Scandella will appear in his 10th game with Montreal.
Marcus Hogberg G OTT 49 minutes ago
Hogberg will patrol the home crease for Monday's game against New Jersey, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
The 25-year-old will get the team's first start out of the All-Star break with fellow goaltender Anders Nilsson (concussion) still not ready. Hogberg has deserved a better fate in his past five starts, going 1-1-3 along with a 2.75 GAA and .911 save percentage in that span. The Swede will face a great matchup against a Devils offense that ranks 26th in the league in goals per game this campaign (2.58).
Marco Scandella D MTL 1 hour ago
Scandella (lower body) will not suit up for Monday's tilt against the Capitals.
As expected, Scandella's lower-body injury will hold him out for the first time since he was acquired by Montreal on Jan. 2. His next chance to play will be in Buffalo on Thursday.
Frederik Andersen G TOR 4 hours ago
Andersen will tend the twine for Monday's road clash with the Predators, Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun reports.
In his last five outings before the All-Star break, Andersen posted a 1-1-2 record, 4.03 GAA and .867 save percentage. The Leafs already find themselves on the outside looking in for a playoff spot by four points and will need the veteran netminder to rediscover his game soon. The 30-year-old has performed well historically against Nashville, as he is 8-2-0 with a 2.32 GAA in 11 career matchups.
IRMatt Benning D EDM 4 hours ago
Benning was recalled from his conditioning assignment with AHL Bakersfield.
Benning will likely still need some time to get back up to speed with the Oilers before he is activated off injured reserve, especially considering he's played in the NHL just once since Nov. 19. In three games with the Condors, the 25-year-old notched one assist, two PIM and a plus-1 rating. Once given the all-clear, Benning figures to jump Caleb Jones or Kris Russell on the depth chart.
OUTMackenzie MacEachern LW STL 5 hours ago
MacEachern (lower body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Canucks, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
MacEachern participated in the morning skate, but he will sit out for the first time since Oct. 19. The 25-year-old spends his time on the fourth line and has accrued nine points over 42 games. Jordan Kyrou will re-enter the lineup and Oskar Sundqvist will drop to the fourth line in MacEachern's place.
Jake Allen G STL 5 hours ago
Allen was the first goalie off the ice during morning skate, indicating he'll start Monday's road game versus the Canucks, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Jordan Binnington participated in the All-Star Game on Saturday, so he'll get some additional rest and likely be between the pipes Tuesday versus the Flames. Allen has been one of the most dependable backup goalies in the league this year, as he has posted a .927 save percentage and 2.22 GAA. The Canucks had a strong run before the break with wins in 11 of 14 games while averaging 3.6 goals per contest.
DTDDrew Doughty D LA 5 hours ago
General manager Rob Blake said Doughty missed Monday's practice because he's "not healthy enough" to be on the ice, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
The Kings haven't played since Jan. 18, so it's concerning that Doughty's hurting following the break. The veteran blueliner hasn't missed a game since the 2013-14 season, so his iron-man streak is in jeopardy if he isn't healed up by Wednesday's matchup versus the Lightning. Derek Forbort (undisclosed) also missed practice, so the Kings will need to call up reinforcements if neither play.
Thatcher Demko G VAN 5 hours ago
Demko will get the home start Monday versus the Blues.
Jacob Markstrom wasn't playing poorly before the All-Star break, so we shouldn't read into it too much that Demko is starting immediately following the lengthy break. The 24-year-old Demko has posted a .904 save percentage and 9-5-1 record, and he has a tough matchup on tap. The Blues are 13-7-4 on the road, where they've averaged 3.13 goals per game this year.
Carey Price G MTL 6 hours ago
Price will tend the home twine Monday versus the Capitals, Stu Cowan of The Montreal Gazette reports.
Price has had a rocky season, but he started to heat up ahead of the All-Star break with four straight wins and a .959 save percentage. He'll draw a tough task in the Capitals, who rank fifth in the league with 3.55 goals per game, but he'll find some relief in Alex Ovechkin (suspension) sitting out as a result of skipping the All-Star Game.