Abdelkader (lower-body) did not practice on Monday; has not been ruled out for Tuesday’s game.
Abdelkader was a late scratch on Saturday and missed Monday’s practice, but head coach Jeff Blashill would not rule Abdelkader out for Tuesday’s game. Monitor his status during tomorrow’s morning skate.
Reimer allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Panthers’ loss in Tampa Bay last Tuesday. Roberto Luongo started four of the first five games, but Reimer will go on Tuesday. Reimer will take on a Penguins team that is 3-2-1 while averaging 2.17 goals per game through their first six contests.
The Predators have reassigned Juuse Saros to Milwaukee (AHL).
Saros stopped 34 of 35 shots in the Predators win over the Penguins on Saturday. He started because Pekka Rinne had food poisoning. He was excellent and is the goalie of the future in Nashville, but he heads back to Milwaukee for the time being.
The Predators have reassigned Frederick Gaudreau to Milwaukee (AHL).
Gaudreau played on Saturday because the Predators were missing four players due to food poisoning, but with those players set to return this week, Gaudreau has been sent back to Milwaukee. He had three blocked shots in 9:01 TOI on Saturday.
Sissons missed Saturday’s game vs. the Penguins because of food poisoning, but he was back on the ice for practice this afternoon and it looks like he will be available for Wednesday’s game in Anaheim.
Crawford allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Blackhawks’ loss in Columbus on Friday. Scott Darling started on Saturday, so they’ll go back to Crawford tonight vs. Calgary. Crawford has won once in four starts while posting a 3.34 GAA and .886 SV% to start the season. Tonight he faces a Flames team that is 1-4-1 with 3.00 goals per game.
The Predators have recalled Matt Irwin from Milwaukee (AHL).
The Predators have been battling food poisoning, so they’ve recalled Irwin to serve as a seventh defenseman on their upcoming road-trip. The 28-year-old defenseman has one assist in four AHL games this season and 51 points (16G / 25A) in 155 career NHL games with the Sharks and the Bruins.
Mason allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Flyers’ win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. It was Mason’s first win of the season and he now sits at 1-2-1 with a 3.35 GAA and .882 SV% in his first four starts. Tonight he will face a Canadiens’ team in Montreal—Mason was 9-12-4 with a 2.84 GAA and .909 SV% on the road last year.
The Bruins have recalled Malcolm Subban from Providence (AHL).
Subban, 22, has gone 0-3-1 with a 4.50 GAA and .846 SV% in his first four games with Providence this season. With Tuukka Rask still sidelined with general soreness, Subban can be expected to backup Anton Khudobin on Tuesday and could start the tail-end of the back-to-back if Rask is still out. Subban allowed three goals on six shots in his NHL debut.
Price allowed two goals on 21 shots in the Canadiens’ win in Boston on Saturday. Price has won each of his first two starts while stopping 46 of 50 shots (.920 SV%). Tonight he will make his third consecutive starts and it will come against the Flyers. Philadelphia is off to a 2-2-1 start while averaging 3.80 goals per game.