Greiss won his third straight start, stopping 36 shots in a 5-3 victory at Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Analysis: Greiss is 4-0-1 with a 2.99 goals-against average in his last five starts. The Islanders are giving him every opportunity to seize the No. 1 job with Jaroslav Halak sporting an .898 save percentage.
Ovechkin left Saturday against the Wild with 11 minutes left in the second period after taking a puck to the face. He returned to start the third period and recorded an assist.
Analysis: A puck off the stick of Minnesota's Chris Stewart deflected off Ovechkin's stick and then hit him in the face below his visor. Ovechkin fell to the ice and was helped up by a trainer and went to the dressing room. Ovechkin left a pool of blood where he had fallen. He has a team-high 13 goals but none in the last five games.
Crawford left Saturday's game against the Penguins in the second period after being clipped in the head by Evgeni Malkin, but he came back to make 35 saves in a 2-1 win.
Analysis: Crawford, 9-7-0 with a 2.19 GAA and .933 save percentage, had left the crease and was near the left post when Malkin flew past. It appeared Malkin's knee made contact with Crawford's head. Malkin got a minor goalie interference penalty.
Vrbata left Saturday's game in Los Angeles during his first shift after getting hit in the face by a puck. He was holding a towel over his face to control the blood and was assisted off the ice. Vrbata didn't return.
Analysis: Vrbata has three goals and eight assists in 19 games.