Niemi stopped all 22 shots that he faced in the Stars shutout win over the Sabres on Saturday. Niemi has won each of his last two starts while stopping 46 of 47 shots (.979 SV%). Niemi’s had an inconsistent season so far, but it has resulted in an 8-3-0 record, 2.41 GAA and .917 SV%. Tonight he will face a Senators team that has gone 5-1-3 while averaging 2.89 goals per game in November.
Lindholm (upper-body) will be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Lindholm missed Saturday’s game with a minor upper-body injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Flames. Lindholm has enjoyed a solid start to the year, having posting two goals, four assists and 43 shots on goal in 20 games.
Elias (knee) could make his season debut on Wednesday.
Elias has missed the first 20 games of the season, but skated on the Devils third line on Tuesday and said he could play on Wednesday vs. the Blue Jackets. Monitor his status during the morning skate, but the veteran winger will provide some extra offence for a team that ranks 22nd in the NHL in scoring.
Hudler (illness) will miss his second straight game.
Hudler was listed as questionable after Monday’s practice, but he will sit tonight, which means that Mason Raymond will continue to skate on the Flames’ top line. After tonight the Flames are off until Friday, so look for Hudler to play then.
Kane (lower-body) listed as day-to-day after missing Tuesday's practice.
Kane missed Tuesday’s practice and the Sabres have listed him as day-to-day. Kane has played just three games since returning from a knee injury and at this time there is no word whether or not he re-aggravated that injury. He is in danger of missing Wednesday’s game, but monitor his status during the morning skate.