Original Six 2012 (ID# 12519)
  • Justin Fontaine a healthy scratch vs. Stars
    Justin Fontaine will be a healthy scratch against Dallas on Friday night.

    Advice: Fontaine has just eight points, one goal, through his first 19 games of the season while playing an average of 11:30 per night. More troubling for the young forward is he has just 19 shots. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:30 pm
  • Martin Marincin, Keith Aulie scratched
    Martin Marincin and Keith Aulie will watch from the pine as they're made healthy scratches for Friday night's game in St. Louis.

    Advice: It'll be Marincin's second consecutive scratching, while Aulie sees the bench quickly after subbing in for Justin Schultz on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:49 pm
  • Chris Phillips back in vs. Panthers
    Chris Phillips will get back into the lineup on Friday night after sitting the past three games.

    Advice: He missed the previous three games with an undisclosed injury. The veteran defender has little to no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:22 pm
  • Andre Benoit to sit against Montreal
    Andre Benoit will ride the pine once again as Buffalo takes on Montreal.

    Advice: He's played in 15 games and is a minus-13 with no points. He'll be a healthy scratch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:03 pm
  • Cleary, Lashoff, Joakim Andersson out vs. NJ
    Daniel Cleary, Brian Lashoff and Joakim Andersson are expected to be healthy scratches against New Jersey on Friday night.

    Advice: Each player has just two points, with Cleary owning the loan goal, on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:51 pm
  • Frederik Andersen can't save Ducks Friday
    Frederik Andersen kicked out 34 of 37 shots in a 4-1 loss on Friday.

    Advice: Andersen might have allowed three goals, but he still had a strong game. It's not fair to put this loss on him, but of course his record will drop to 10-3-4 regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:38 pm
  • Brad Richards leads Hawks past Ducks
    Brad Richards had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory on Friday.

    Advice: Richards now has four goals and 14 points in 23 games this season. Patrick Kane scored twice, including an empty-netter. Andrew Shaw contributed a goal and an assist. Kris Versteeg recorded his eighth and ninth assists of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:36 pm
  • Carolina Hurricanes to start seven defensemen
    Coach Peters plans to dress seven defensement on Friday night against Pittsbugh.

    Advice: Sekera-Faulk; Hainsey-Liles; Gleason-Jordan; Harrison will be your blue liners, Canes fans. Coach Peters said Friday morning that "a couple guys [are] banged up" on defense, and don't want to risk being undermanned on defense if the worst should happen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:34 pm
  • Cam Ward to start against Pittsburgh
    Cam Ward will get his 16th game of the year Friday night against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Hard to believe he and Anton Khudobin were once duking it out for the starter's gig. Ward will have appeared in 16 of Carolina's 22 games with tonight's start. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:10 pm
  • Frederik Andersen will go against Chicago
    Frederik Andersen will get his 17th start of the season Friday night against Chicago.

    Advice: Andersen continues to masterfully backstop a battered defense in front of him, and that's exactly the kind of talent management thought they had in the 25 year old when they let Jonas Hiller walk last summer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:39 pm
  • Erik Johnson (neck) will play on Saturday
    Erik Johnson had a stiff neck as opposed to a head injury.

    Advice: Johnson didn't play on Wednesday because of the ailment. He's good to return Saturday though. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:33 am
     
    Day-to-Day
  • Josh Gorges out Friday, possible Saturday
    Josh Gorges (knee) will not be available on Friday.

    Advice: Gorges feels up to playing, but he hasn't gotten medical clearance yet. He's hoping to return Saturday instead. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:23 am
     
    Injured Reserve
  • Tanner Glass (illness) is out Friday
    Tanner Glass will miss Friday's game due to flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Glass has an assist and minus-nine rating in 21 contests in 2014-15. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:06 am
  • Chris VandeVelde might not return Friday
    Chris VandeVelde (lower body) is questionable Friday.

    Advice: VandeVelde has been out for three straight games due to the ailment. He has a goal and three points in 14 contests this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:49 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    L, 3-0 vs NYR
  • Coyle wants to be a presence physically
    Charlie Coyle has upped his physical game of late.

    Advice: He has amassed 29 hits in the past 10 games after he was credited with 11 in his first 11 outings. "You've just got to be able to flip the switch. That's something I definitely want to do," Coyle said. "It's something you can work on, too. Just be a big body out there and a big presence physically. Doesn't mean always fighting or anything, but just to be a force out there and give defensemen a tough night and be hard to push around. That's what I'm striving for." At 6-foot-3 and 221 pounds, Coyle has the size to be a punishing forward and he has the skill to produce as well. It just hasn't all come together yet. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:27 am
  • Erik Johnson (head) might return Saturday
    Erik Johnson (head) may be back in the lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He missed Wednesday's game against Chicago, but he's improved since then. Johnson was injured on Tuesday when he took a hit to the head from Arizona's Martin Hanzal. The good news is that he wasn't concussed on the play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:10 am
     
    Day-to-Day
  • Tomas Jurco is sparking offensively
    Tomas Jurco has collected two goals and five points in his past five games.

    Advice: He had no goals and two assists in his previous 14 appearances. "I'm trying to play a little harder," Jurco said. "There were a couple of things I changed, but I think it's just the puck is going in for all of us, my teammates and me, and it wasn't before. When I passed before, the puck didn't go in. I just have to keep doing whatever I'm doing right now, and hopefully, it will continue to go well." Unfortunately, now that Pavel Datsyuk is back in the lineup, Jurco got bumped to the fourth line with Luke Glendening and Drew Miller. If he keeps producing despite limited minutes then he could get a promotion. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:49 am
  • Josh Gorges (knee) hopes to play against Habs
    Josh Gorges (knee) participated fully in Thursday's practice, but it isn't clear if he'll be back in the lineup on Friday when the Sabres host his former Montreal teammates.

    Advice: "I have to be smart, and if I do come back and play, first of all I don't want to put my team in jeopardy," Gorges said. "If I'm not effective, I'm only hurting my team. At the same time I have to make sure I don't go too early where I'm out for another two or three weeks again, which is counterproductive. As much as I want to be back, we've got to be smart at the same time." Gorges is itching to play and he would like to be ready to go by Saturday's game in Montreal. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:40 am
     
    Injured Reserve
  • Martin Marincin will be a healthy scratch
    Martin Marincin is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Nashville.

    Advice: The 22-year-old registered one assist and is a minus-4 in 12 games this season. Justin Schultz will also be a healthy scratch for the Oilers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:37 pm
  • Andre Benoit draws back in with Myers out
    Andre Benoit was back in Buffalo's lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Prior to the match he had been a healthy scratch in seven of the last nine games. He got the chance to play because of an injury to Tyler Myers. Benoit logged 17:49 of ice time and he picked up a minus-1 rating to bring him to minus-13 on the year. To make matters worse, Benoit doesn't have a point in 15 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:59 am
  • Cam Ward allows one goal but still loses
    Cam Ward stopped 27 of 28 shots in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Florida.

    Advice: Despite the solid performance from Ward, the Hurricanes couldn't muster any offense throughout the game. The 30-year-old has now lost three consecutive starts. Ward is 6-8-1 with a 2.61 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:21 pm
  • Cam Ward to start against Florida
    Cam Ward will get the start against Florida on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Carolina sits just one point ahead of Edmonton, Buffalo and Columbus for fewest in the NHL, and depending on who you ask, that just might be the right way to go. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:10 pm
  • Erik Johnson a game-time call Wednesday
    Erik Johnson will be a game-time decision Wednesday night.

    Advice: He got hit in the head when he was checked by Arizona's Martin Hanzal on Tuesday. The Avalanche called up Karl Stollery to play if Johnson can't. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:39 pm
     
    Day-to-Day
  • Erik Johnson appears to OK after hit Tuesday
    Erik Johnson appeared to be knocked out after a collision with Martin Hanzal in overtime on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Coach Patrick Roy said Johnson was fine after the match, but we should know more about his status before Wednesday's meeting with Chicago. Keep him active for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:12 am
     
    Day-to-Day
  • Frederik Andersen makes 34 saves in win
    Frederik Andersen was named first star in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Calgary as he made 34 saves.

    Advice: Andersen made some spectacular saves in the third period to preserve the win for his team. It was his 10th win of the year to go with a microscopic 2.10 GAA and .922 save percentage. The Ducks' number one goalie now has wins in three straight starts after a streak of six win-less starts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:00 pm
  • Frederik Andersen to play against Calgary
    Frederik Andersen will get his 16th start of the season Tuesday night against Calgary.

    Advice: A rematch of Nov. 18th's matchup, Anaheim will probably prefer to earn the second point in this one. And they're in luck as Calgary has won just once in their past 28 visits to Anaheim, going 0-13-5 since the last victory in January of 2004. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:43 pm
  • Carolina promotes Michal Jordan
    Michal Jordan has been called up by the Carolina Hurricanes.

    Advice: Jordan has two goals and seven points in 15 AHL contests in 2014-15. He played in five games with Carolina in 2013 and is searching for his first NHL point. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:21 am
  • Josh Gorges (knee) skates Monday
    Josh Gorges (knee) skated before Buffalo's practice on Monday.

    Advice: "He's a pretty optimistic guy," coach Ted Nolan said. "He skated out there, surprised me, and we'll just go from there." He's expected to be out until next month because of a knee injury, which has resulted in him missing the last four games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:29 am
     
    Injured Reserve
  • Daniel Cleary scratched Monday night
    Daniel Cleary out of the lineup Monday versus the Senators.

    Advice: With Stephen Weiss returning the Detroit lineup, Clearly will be a healthy scratch. Cleary had played in six of the last nine games for the Wings, recording a goal and assist, but he will give way for his teammate tonight and watch from the stands. Regular playing time could be dwindling for Cleary with Pavel Datsyuk aiming for a return soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:59 pm
  • Frederik Andersen allows one goal in win
    Frederik Andersen made 26 saves on 27 shots in Anaheim's 2-1 win over Arizona.

    Advice: Andersen has now won back-to-back starts for the first time this month. After winning his first six starts this season, Andersen has come back down to earth a little bit but his numbers are still solid. Keith Yandle was the only Coyote who was able to beat Andersen tonight. The 25-year-old is 9-2-4 with a 2.10 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage. He will continue to be a strong play in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:55 pm
  • Frederik Andersen gets the start vs. Coyotes
    Frederik Andersen will be between the pipes Sunday night as Anaheim takes on the Coyotes.

    Advice: Andersen has been excellent thus far posting a .918 save percentage and a 2.18 GAA through 15 starts. In his only other start against the Coyotes, he stopped 23-25 in an overtime loss. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:19 pm
  • Phillips takes part in warmup, doesn't play
    Chris Phillips took part in the pre-game warmup for Ottawa on Saturday, but he was unable to play because of a lingering injury.

    Advice: Phillips is battling an undisclosed injury. He is more valuable to the Senators than he is in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:02 am
  • Cam Ward struggles in loss to Avalanche
    Cam Ward faltered late for the Hurricanes in their 4-3 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

    Advice: Ward gave up one goal on seven first-period shots, then gave up three more on 28 shots the rest of the way. Carolina controlled the puck on five-on-five, but Ward let them down. He has a 2.71 goals-against average and .903 save percentage this season. WardÂ’s given up 11 goals over his last three games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Cam Ward will get the start vs. Los Angeles
    Cam Ward will get his 14th start of the season for Carolina on Saturday night against Los Angeles.

    Advice: Ward and Anton Khudobin were expected to split goaltending duties this season, but Ward has clearly reclaimed the net as he's outplayed Khudobin 2:1. However, he still owns a 2.61 GAA and a .905 save percentage. Start at your own risk. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:18 pm
  • No Chris VandeVelde for Philly tonight
    The Philadelphia Flyers will be without forward Chris VandeVelde on Saturday.

    Advice: It could be related to a rumored lower-body injury. JFYI as he isn't a major fantasy contributor. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:09 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    L, 3-0 vs NYR
  • Chris Phillips out, Patrick Wiercioch in OTT
    Chris Phillips won't play for the Ottawa Senators against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

    Advice: Patrick Wiercioch is taking his place in the lineup tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:03 pm
  • Chris VandeVelde doubtful Saturday
    Chris Vandevelde is doubtful on Saturday with a lower body injury.

    Advice: Vandevelde was seen on Thursday night limping as he left the dressing room. If he cannot go, look for Jason Akeson to draw into the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:22 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    L, 3-0 vs NYR
  • Martin Marincin back in the lineup Friday
    Martin Marincin was back in the Oilers lineup Friday after being a healthy scratch the previous five games.

    Advice: Marincin has an assist in 10 games this season as he played for the first time since November 7. He has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:21 am
  • Chris Phillips was OK to play Thursday
    Chris Phillips (undisclosed) was able to play Thursday night.

    Advice: He logged 23:39 of ice time in Ottawa's 3-2 win versus Nashville. Phillips has 32 blocks and 32 hits in 16 games this year to go with two assists. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:24 am
  • Cam Ward makes 36 saves in loss to Kings
    Cam Ward stopped 36 of 39 shots in Carolina's 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

    Advice: Ward was busier than his counterpart in goal Jonathan Quick. Ward did come up with some key saves in the game but it wasn't enough to pull off the upset. The 30-year-old has lost three of his last four starts but that isn't all his fault. Carolina will struggle to string wins together this season which makes Ward a poor play in fantasy leagues. Ward is 6-6-1 with a 2.61 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:25 pm
  • Frederik Andersen picks up win over VAN
    Frederik Andersen stopped 25 of 28 shots in Anaheim's 4-3 shootout win over Vancouver.

    Advice: Andersen has now started seven straight games for the Ducks. He's been good so far this year, but he's being forced to play because backup goaltender John Gibson is on the sidelines due to injury. Andersen is now 8-2-4 with a 2.18 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage. The win snaps a five-game winless streak for Andersen. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:06 pm
  • Frederik Andersen will be in goal Thursday
    Frederik Andersen will tend to Anaheim's goal on Thursday at Vancouver.

    Advice: He hasn't won a game since Oct. 31 and he's had some rough outings lately. Andersen's excellent start to the year still has him sitting with a .920 save percentage and a 2.13 goals-against average. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:59 pm
  • Sens' Chris Phillips has a nagging injury
    Chris Phillips is dealing with an undisclosed injury that could keep him out of Thursday's game.

    Advice: The veteran defenseman left practice early on Wednesday due to a nagging ailment. If he can't play then Patrick Wiercioch will probably take his place. Phillips should be considered questionable at this time. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:45 am
  • Martin Marincin remains scratched Wednesday
    Martin Marincin will once again be scratched Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Oilers defensemen will be sitting in the press box when the Oilers host the Canucks. Marincin hasn't dressed since November 7th and has recorded just one assist in nine games played for Edmonton this season. As previously reported, Luke Gazdic and Jesse Joensuu will also be healthy scratches for Edmonton Wednesday evening. Steven Pinizzotto will make his season debut in place of Joensuu. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:01 pm
  • Charlie Coyle skates between Vanek and Zucker
    Charlie Coyle centered a line between Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker during Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: "(The Coyle line) have to be good checkers. They have to be strong defensively. But obviously, we want that line to go out and create offense for us," said coach Mike Yeo. "We want three lines we can really count on to go out and bring offense to us, and we think that gives us the opportunity. We like the idea of (Coyle's) speed and skill with Thomas, and we wanted an offensive dynamic." Coyle has produced two goals and nine points in 17 games this campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:35 pm
  • Buffalo moves Josh Gorges to injured reserve
    Josh Gorges (knee) has been moved to injured reserve.

    Advice: He was injured on Nov. 11 and he's expected to miss weeks due to a knee injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:16 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
  • Tomas Jurco finally scores in win over CBJ
    Tomas Jurco recorded his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-0 victory versus Columbus.

    Advice: He scored a power-play marker during the third period and added an assist on a goal by Darren Helm late in the match. Jurco had a six-game pointless skid and a 14-game goalless slump entering the contest. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:31 am
  • Cam Ward wins despite shaky effort vs. Stars
    Carolina goalie Cam Ward allowed four goals on 27 shots Tuesday, but was bailed out by his teammates to earn a 6-4 win in Dallas.

    Advice: Ward's play has actually been great in recent weeks, as this outing ended a streak of seven games in which he had allowed two or fewer goals, so he can be forgiven for his struggles on this night. After a disastrous start to the year, his record now stands at 6-5-1 while his 2.57 GAA and .903 save percentage are a little more respectable. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:49 am
  • Frederik Andersen makes 16 saves in SO loss
    Frederik Andersen stopped 16-of-19 shots in a 4-3 shootout loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

    Advice: Andersen let a couple of seeing-eye points shots get by him this game as the Flames got their scoring touch in the third period. After starting red-hot, the second year goalie has allowed three goals or more in each of his last four starts and has failed to earn his team a win over that stretch. He still holds a nice 7-2-1 record with an outstanding 2.13 goals against average to go with a .920 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:35 pm
  • Cam Ward will start in Dallas on Tuesday
    Cam Ward will see his 12th start of the season in Dallas on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He'll face a Stars squad who has just one win at home thus far this season. Meanwhile Ward sports a mere .907 save percentage and a 2.44 GAA. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:41 pm
  • Andre Benoit scratched against San Jose
    Andre Benoit has been scratched for Tuesday's tilt against San Jose.

    Advice: No reason was specified by Coach Nolan. In 14 games this season the veteran defender has 26 shot blocks, 12 hits and eight PIMs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:49 pm
  • Frederik Andersen is expected to play Tuesday
    Frederik Andersen will start for Anaheim against Calgary on Tuesday.

    Advice: Andersen got off to a great start this season, but he's allowed three or more goals in each of his last three appearances. He'll try to bounce back while facing the man he used to backup, Jonas Hiller. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:38 pm
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