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    • Stan Mikita is suffering from dementia
      Former Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita is suffering from dementia.

      Advice: Per Mikita's family, "Stan has been diagnosed with suspected Lewy body dementia, a progressive disease and is currently under the care of compassionate and understanding care givers." Mikita played 22 season for Chicago and is still the Blackhawks' all-time leader in games played (1,394), assists (926) and total points (1,467). May only the best lay ahead for him and his family. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:08 pm
    • David Backes scores goal in SO win vs. CAR
      David Backes scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over Carolina.

      Advice: The 30-year-old forward has now extended his point-streak to nine games and he has collected at least a point in 11 of his last 12 games. Backes' first period goal gave the Blues a 2-0 lead in the game, but the Hurricanes were able to tie it up and force a shootout. Backes has 17 goals and 35 points in 47 games this season. Ryan Reaves also scored in regulation for the Blues, while Kevin Shattenkirk scored the shootout winner. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:09 pm
    • Ryan Miller to face former Buffalo Sabres
      Ryan Miller will face his former Buffalo Sabres club on Friday night for the first time in his career.

      Advice: Ryan Miller is atop the leader boards on nearly every goalie category in Buffalo's history, including games played (540), wins (284) and losses (184). But tonight will be his first career game tending the other net. "I will pay special attention not to pass the puck towards the Buffalo symbol," Miller said. For Canucks fans and fantasy owners alike, one can only hope he can treat this just like any other game. Now 35 games into his Vancouver career, Miller sports a 23-11-1 record with 78 goals against. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:03 pm
    • Petr Mrazek will start Saturday
      Petr Mrazek will play between the pipes on Saturday.

      Advice: Mrazek will get a chance to bounce back after allowing five goals on 15 shots on Thursday. With Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson, Mrazek has emerged as the Red Wings' de facto number one goaltender. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:28 pm
    • Detroit promotes Alexei Marchenko
      Alexei Marchenko has been called up by the Detroit Red Wings.

      Advice: This comes after Detroit demoted defenseman Xavier Ouellet and waived blueliner Brian Lashoff. Marchenko has two goals and 17 points in 42 contests in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:17 am
       
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    • Malcolm Subban joins the Boston Bruins
      Malcolm Subban has been called up by the Boston Bruins.

      Advice: Subban was summoned to serve as Tuukka Rask's understudy while Niklas Svedberg participates in a conditioning stint. It's possible that Subban will end up making his NHL debut during this stint as Boston will play in three games over four days from Feb. 7-10. He has a 2.47 GAA and .921 save percentage in 22 AHL contests. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:30 am
       
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    • Tomas Hertl gets two assists Thursday night
      Tomas Hertl had two assists in a 6-3 victory against Anaheim.

      Advice: Hertl has had a disappointing sophomore campaign with just eight goals and 19 points in 49 games. He got a chance to regain some confidence in the minors during the All-Star break though and that might set him up for a strong finish to the season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:14 am
    • T.J. Oshie still rolling along in January
      T.J. Oshie has scored in three consecutive contests.

      Advice: He got his 14th goal of the year in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over Nashville. Oshie has enjoyed an excellent month, with eight goals and six assists in 10 January games, which has helped him rebound from a tough start to the year. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:13 am
    • Nick Schultz nets his first goal of 2014-15
      Nick Schultz scored his first goal of the season in a 5-2 win against Winnipeg on Thursday.

      Advice: Schultz was playing in his second straight game after dealing with a minor upper-body injury. He has 11 points in 48 contests in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:12 am
    • Filip Forsberg scores in SO loss to St. Louis
      Filip Forsberg has scored in two straight games coming out of the All-Star break.

      Advice: He is first on the Predators with 17 goals and he continues to lead all rookies in scoring with 42 points in 47 matches. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:07 am
    • John Klingberg prevents Ottawa comeback
      John Klingberg produced a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over Ottawa.

      Advice: He registered his second game-winning goal of the season after the Senators rallied from a 3-0 deficit. Klingberg has 20 points in 34 games this season, which places him seventh in scoring among first-year players and second among rookie defensemen. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:38 am
    • Martin Hanzal nets his third game-winner
      Martin Hanzal scored a goal in a 3-1 victory over Toronto.

      Advice: Hanzal has now found the back of the net eight times this season and three of those have been game-winning markers. He also has 16 assists in 37 contests in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:33 am
    • Ilya Bryzgalov isn't done yet
      Although Ilya Bryzgalov struggles continued against San Jose on Thursday, he's expected to get more work with the Ducks.

      Advice: Recalling John Gibson would be the alternative, but his playing time has been limited this season due to illness and injury, so he's expected to stay in the minors so he can continue to get regular work. Meanwhile, the Ducks will face a hectic schedule in February. "Starting next Wednesday, we've got so many games," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We're not going to run with Freddie the whole time. Bryz is going to get an opportunity again." Bryzgalov allowed six goals on 25 shots before he was replaced by Frederik Andersen halfway through Thursday's game. That gives Bryzgalov a 4.68 GAA and .832 save percentage in five contests. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:27 am
    • Ilya Bryzgalov allows six goals in 36 minutes
      Ilya Bryzgalov allowed six goals on 25 shots in 36 minutes to San Jose in Anaheim's 6-3 loss on Thursday night.

      Advice: After Andrew Cogliano opened the scoring, the Sharks would go on to score six straight goals over a 27-minute span. Not that Bryz got much help defensively, but many of the goals were legitimately soft. Bryz was eventually pulled in favor of Frederik Andersen to stop the bleeding late in the second period. He's now 1-3-0 through five games and has allowed 18 goals this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:52 pm
    • Oscar Klefbom scores first goal of season
      Oscar Klefbom scored his first goal of season Thursday night in Edmonton's 3-2 victory over Buffalo.

      Advice: After Anton Lander outworked the Buffalo defenders to obtain the puck deep in the offensive zone, he came around the net and gave Klefbom a pass he could step into. Klefbom ripped his second career goal late in the first period, giving the Oilers a 2-1 lead. He now has five points through 27 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:21 pm
    • Aaron Ekblad scores goal in FLA victory
      Aaron Ekblad scored his seventh goal of the year in Florida's 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

      Advice: The rookie has three assists since his All Star debut, good for 28 points in 46 games so far this season. Ekblad has a +6 rating with 18 penalty minutes, and is showing signs of being a fantasy juggernaut in the not-too-distant future. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:30 pm
    • Petr Mrazek pulled in loss to Bolts
      Petr Mrazek was yanked after two periods of work on Thursday night where he allowed five goals on 15 shots.

      Advice: It just wasn't the Czech's night as Cedric Pacquette scored a hat trick and everything seemed to trickle past the youngster. Mrazek has still been sharp though in net, with a 10-4-1 record, .904 save percentage and 2.77 goals against average. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:21 pm
    • Ilya Bryzgalov probable to face San Jose
      Ilya Bryzgalov is probable to start for the Ducks Thursday against San Jose.

      Advice: He was the first goalie off the ice and the Ducks play again Friday versus Chicago, so Frederik Andersen will probably play that contest. Bryzgalov made 14 saves in a 5-1 win over New Jersey on Jan. 16 in his last outing. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:17 pm
    • Oscar Klefbom gets a point vs. Minnesota
      Oscar Klefbom had an assist in a 2-1 loss to Minnesota.

      Advice: Klefbom has four assists in 26 games this season. We don't anticipate him having any fantasy value in standard leagues for the rest of the 2014-15 campaign. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:52 am
    • Aaron Ekblad earns a pair of assists Tuesday
      Aaron Ekblad earned a pair of assists in a 5-4 loss to Detroit on Tuesday.

      Advice: That gives him a total of 21 on the year. The rookie defender sits second on the Panthers in scoring with 27 points in 45 games. Ekblad is also third among first-year players in scoring. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:37 am
    • Mrazek earning wins since Howard went down
      Petr Mrazek stopped 37 shots in a 5-4 win over Florida on Tuesday night.

      Advice: "Pete was OK (early on) but then good in the end," coach Mike Babcock said. "Pete has a way about him. He wins games. Sometimes the goals he gives up, you wonder 'why did that go in' but he wins the game. And in the end, that's what matters, winning games." He has posted five wins in six starts for the Red Wings since Jimmy Howard went down to injury. Tom McCollum was victorious against Buffalo on Jan. 18 after Mrazek was pulled, but that's been his only hiccup since he took over the team's crease. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:06 am
    • Nick Schultz back from UBI Tuesday night
      Nick Schultz (upper body) returned to action on Tuesday January 27.

      Advice: He didn't play in Philadelphia's last game before the All-Star break because of an upper-body injury. Schultz recorded two shots and saw 20:56 of ice time in 4-3 shootout win over Arizona. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:49 pm
    • Ryan Miller not sharp in loss to Ducks
      Ryan Miller allowed three goals on 23 shots to take the loss in Vancouver's 4-0 loss to Anaheim.

      Advice: Miller allowed two goals that he really wished he could have back in this contest. It is hard to pin this entire loss on him though as the Canucks were sloppy all-night and mustered just seven shots in last 40 minutes of this game (17 in total). Miller has lost back-to-back starts but still has a very solid 23 wins on the year to go with a 2.33 GAA and .917 save percentage. He will likely get the next start for the Canucks as they get his former team in the Sabres on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:39 pm
    • Ryan Miller to face Anaheim on Tuesday
      Ryan Miller will face the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday.

      Advice: Miller comes in 23-10-1 with just 75 goals against through 34 appearances this season. He's allowed just one goal seven times, with nine more seeing two pucks get by him. Add in his five shutouts, and you have a goalie whose allowed two or fewer goals in 21 of his 30 starts. The critics have been right to critique the veteran netminder, but that's about everything Vancouver was buying over the summer. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:17 pm
    • Klingberg, Schlemko, Cole scratched vs. Habs
      John Klingberg, David Schlemko, and Erik Cole will be scratched against Montreal on Tuesday night.

      Advice: Coach Ruff appears to be sending the rookie Klingberg a message on playing better with this benching, as Klingberg has six goals, 18 points, 20 PIMs, 30 hits, and 40 blocks through his first 32 career games. Cole also checks in with some value, he has 12 goals and 23 points with 102 hits through 44 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:27 pm
    • Petr Mrazek to start against Panthers on Tues
      Petr Mrazek will start against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

      Advice: Mrazek comes in with a 9-3-1 record on the year through 15 appearances with 32 goals against. Of his nine starts, he's allowed two or fewer goals six times. Plus one more two-goal 55-minute effort after replacing a pulled Jimmy Howard. Expect good things. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:56 pm
    • Sharks bring back Tomas Hertl
      Tomas Hertl has been called up by the Sharks.

      Advice: No surprise there. Hertl was only sent to AHL Worcester so that he could continue to play during the All-Star break. He had two assists in two games in the minors. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:47 am
    • F. Forsberg has successful All-Star weekend
      Filip Forsberg netted a pair of goals for Team Toews at the All-Star Game.

      Advice: He was able to play in the game because of a lower-body injury to Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin and he didn't look out of place. Forsberg also got a new car at All-Star weekend because he was one of the last two players, along with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, picked at the draft prior to the game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:29 am
    • Jonathan Toews earns 5 points in ASG
      Jonathan Toews earned a goal and four assists to help his squad win the All-Star Game by a 17-12 score over Team Foligno.

      Advice: "It was fun to just have the puck and make some plays," said the captain of Team Toews. "That's what we were trying to do and it ended up in the back of the net more often than not. Nash and (Voracek) were doing a great job of finishing off plays and I was lucky enough to be in on those plays too. We were just having fun out there." Toews entered the All-Star break with a seven-game scoring streak for the Blackhawks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:57 am
    • Aaron Ekblad records 4 assists in first ASG
      Aaron Ekblad collected four assists at the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday.

      Advice: "You kind of cringe at it for a second," smiled Ekblad referring to the 17-12 score. "Your plus-minus is taking quite a hit. It's just a fun experience." The 18-year-old blueliner got a chance to play in his first All-Star Game due to an injury to Colorado's Erik Johnson, but he'll probably be involved in plenty more of these events. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 am
    • Toews skates with Voracek and Nash at ASG
      Jonathan Toews will skate on his team's first line with Flyers' forward Jakub Voracek and Rangers' forward Rick Nash in Sunday's All-Star game.

      Advice: Ryan Getzlaf will center Tyler Seguin and Vladimir Tarasenko on Team Toews' second line. The third line is made up of Patrice Bergeron, Patrik Elias and John Tavares. The fourth line will see a rotating center play with Filip Forsberg and Johnny Gaudreau. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:29 pm
    • Aaron Ekblad is youngest D in ASG history
      Aaron Ekblad is the youngest defenseman to ever suit up in the NHL All-Star game.

      Advice: Ekblad will only turn 19 on February 7th. The first overall pick in last year's NHL entry draft has had an incredible rookie season for the Panthers. Ekblad has six goals, 25 points and a plus-7 rating while averaging over 22:00 minutes per game for Florida. He will definitely be in the Calder trophy (top rookie) conversation at the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:14 am
    • Team Toews All-Star game roster is set
      Team Toews selected Phil Kessel with their first pick in the NHL All-Star player draft, but they later traded him to Team Foligno for Tyler Seguin.

      Advice: The two teams made the comical trade because of the Kessel-Seguin swap that occurred between Boston and Toronto a few years ago. Ryan Getzlaf and Rick Nash were Toews' assistant captains. Tyler Seguin (DAL), Jakub Voracek (PHI), John Tavares (NYI), Vladimir Tarasenko (STL), Patrice Bergeron (BOS), Patrik Elias (NJ), Tyler Johnson (TB) and Filip Forsberg (NSH) are the forwards for Team Toews. Filip Forsberg and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins both received cars because they were the last players selected on their respective All-Star teams. Johnny Gaudreau (CGY) and Mike Hoffman (OTT) are the rookies on Team Toews. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:10 pm
    • Aaron Ekblad will play in All-Star Game
      Aaron Ekblad will participate in the All-Star Game.

      Advice: Ekblad was already in Columbus for the rookie showcase, so it was convenient for the NHL to use him in place of Erik Johnson. Ekblad is having a great rookie season with nine goals and 25 points in 42 games. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:10 am
    • Filip Forsberg will replace Malkin at ASG
      Filip Forsberg has been added to the NHL All-Star Game as an injury replacement.

      Advice: He was going to take part in the All-Star weekend festivities during the skills competition, along with some others NHL rookies. Now, he will take part in the game after Evgeni Malkin had to withdraw because of an undisclosed injury. Forsberg leads the Predators in scoring with 40 points in 45 games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:21 pm
    • Sharks send Hertl to AHL for All-Star break
      Tomas Hertl has been demoted to the minors.

      Advice: Coach Todd McLellan has been saying recently that Hertl had to recover from injuries over the summer, so he didn't have off-season that he needed to get ready for the 2014-15 season. He will get some extra playing time in the minors during the All-Star break before returning to the NHL. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:09 pm
    • Jonathan Toews extends point to 7 games
      Jonathan Toews earned an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over Pittsburgh.

      Advice: He also won 15 of the 22 faceoffs he took in the match. He extended his point streak to seven consecutive contests with his 28th helper of the year. Toews has picked up one goal and eight assists over that span. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:41 am
    • Ryan Miller stumbles in loss to Tampa Bay
      Ryan Miller saw his win streak get snapped at three Tuesday night as he suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Lightning.

      Advice: Miller's prolonged shutout streak was ended on Monday evening, but it was just the beginning as he allowed three goals on 25 shots in this defeat against the Bolts. The loss drops his record to 23-10-1 while his GAA stands at 2.30 and his save percentage is .918. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:19 pm
    • Petr Mrazek wins wild game vs. Minnesota
      Petr Mrazek was beaten for four goals on 38 shots Tuesday, but he hung on to win a 5-4 shootout decision over Minnesota.

      Advice: It seemed as though Mrazek would cruise to victory after the Red Wings took a 4-1 lead into the third period, but he quickly allowed three goals and was forced to hold the fort until his teammates could win it in a shootout. The stand-in netminder now possesses a 9-3-1 record on the year with a 2.44 GAA and a .914 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:59 pm
    • Ryan Miller indeed to start Tueday in Tampa
      Ryan Miller indeed will start Tueday night in Tampa Bay.

      Advice: It's Miller's second consecutive attempt at playing both ends of a back-to-back. Last week, he shut out both Philadelphia and Carolina. Yesterday he made 24 saves in Vancouver's 2-1 victory over Florida. That's a lot of success, but Tampa is one of the five best teams in the NHL. Consider other options if they are available. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:04 pm
    • Petr Mrazek to start vs. Wild on Tuesday
      Petr Mrazek will get the start against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

      Advice: In six starts since Mrazek took over for the injured Jimmy Howard, the young Czech netminder is 4-1-0 with just 12 goals against on 140 total shots. That is quite good. Yes he allowed three goals on seven shots to Buffalo on Sunday, but give the kid a break, this is his break! He's 8-3-1 with 28 goals against in 13 games all told this season, so start with confidence. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:54 pm
    • Klingberg wants to be an all-around defender
      John Klingberg wants to have better communication with his teammates.

      Advice: "I have to do a better job of letting my teammates know what I'm thinking and what I want to do," Klingberg said. "I know that I don't do what's expected, and that's good in fooling the other team. But I don't want to fool my own teammates, so that's something I've been working on." Alex Goliogoski said that Klingberg likes to talk on the bench and on the ice because he's eager to learn. The 22-year-old ranks second among rookie blueliners in scoring with 18 points in 31 games, but he wants to be better physically and defensively. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:13 am
    • Petr Mrazek may have some kinks to work out
      Coach Mike Babcock suggested that Petr Mrazek wasn't prepared to start back-to-back games over the weekend.

      Advice: "Veterans learn to do it," Babcock said. Mrazek was excellent in Saturday's win 5-2 win over Nashville when he stopped 34 of 36 shots, but he was lit up by Buffalo the night after. We wouldn't worry about the 22-year-old netminder, though. That's something he'll learn with experience and he has the talent to be a starter at the NHL level. He has played well while filling for Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson. Mrazek owns an 8-3-1 record to go with a .916 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average this campaign. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:38 am
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