Rask allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Bruins’ win over the Panthers on Monday. Rask has won three of his last four starts (3-0-1) while posting a 1.71 GAA and .941 SV%. Rask has been exceptional this season and tonight he starts in Washington. The 29-year-old has gone 8-2-1 with a 1.44 GAA and .950 SV% in 11 starts on the road.
Galchenyuk will miss 6-8 weeks with a knee injury.
Galchenyuk missed Tuesday’s game with a knee injury and after further evaluation in Montreal the Canadiens announced that Galchenyuk would miss at least six weeks. This is a tough break because the Habs will also be without David Desharnais for 6-8 weeks.
Rakell (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Rakell took part in the Ducks' morning skate but did not say whether or not he would take warmups tonight. The Ducks recalled Stefan Noesen from San Diego to presumably take Rakell's spot, but monitor his status during pre-game warmups.
The Canadiens have sent Charles Hudon to St. John's (AHL).
Hudon appeared in three games with the Canadiens in mid-November before suffering an upper-body injury that forced him to miss the last five games. He returns to St. John’s where he has collected 14 points (9G / 5A) in 15 games.
The Ducks have recalled Stefan Noesen from San Diego (AHL).
Noesen, 23, has picked up three goals and eight assists (11 points) in 18 games with San Diego this season. The former first round pick (21st overall in 2011) has battled injuries throughout his journey to the NHL, which have limited him to just two games with the Ducks.
Vesey (upper-body) is listed as day-to-day but will travel to Winnipeg.
Vesey is apparently dealing with an upper-body injury after Tuesday’s game and is questionable for Thursday’s game in Winnipeg. He will travel with the team, but there’s no guarantee that he will play.
The Flyers have activated Boyd Gordon (upper-body) from IR.
Gordon has been sidelined by an upper-body injury since October 29th, but he has been activated from IR and should draw into the lineup vs. Edmonton on Thursday. The veteran centre has one goal in eight games this season.
Oduya (lower-body) could return to the lineup this weekend.
Oduya has missed the last eight games with a lower-body injury, but is expected to be ready for this weekend. Oduya has picked up one goal and four assists (five points) in 19 games this season. The Stars have went 3-4-1 in the eight games that he has missed so far.
Jones allowed a single goal on 32 shots in the Sharks’ win over the Canadiens last Friday. Jones has won three consecutive games and five of his last six starts while posting a 1.17 GAA and .957 SV%. Tonight he will make his 12th start on home-ice—in his previous 11 starts at SAP Center, he is 8-3-0 with a 1.56 GAA and .939 SV%.
Gibson surrendered three goals on 32 shots in the Ducks’ overtime loss in Edmonton on Saturday. Gibson has lost three of his last five starts despite posting a strong 2.20 GAA and .929 SV%. Gibson has been a solid No.2 fantasy netminder so far this season and comes in with a 5-4-0 record, 2.43 GAA and .920 SV% on home-ice this season.