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    • Taylor Beck in the lineup Monday
      Taylor Beck will dress for the Predators Monday night against the Rangers.

      Advice: Beck hasn’t dressed in game since February 22nd in Buffalo but will get his chance Monday night at Madison Square Garden. He has five goals and 10 points with a minus three rating in 44 games this year and is not relevant fantasy forward. He is just 23-years-old so maybe he can aid a fantasy team in the upcoming years. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:12 pm
    • Jesper Fast (knee) to return to lineup Monday
      Jesper Fast (knee) will return to the Rangers lineup Monday night against the Predators.

      Advice: Fast has been out since February 7th due to a knee injury but will be back in the lineup Monday night when the Rangers host Nashville. Fast has limited fantasy value but is an underrated real-life hockey player and will add a lot of value to the Rangers bottom six forwards. He has three goals and six assists in 37 games this year. Newly acquired James Sheppard will not be able to dress Monday so the lineup remains unchanged except for Fast being inserted. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:17 pm
       
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    • Michael Sgarbossa to Anaheim for Mat Clark
      Michael Sgarbossa has been sent to Anaheim and Mat Clark is heading to Colorado.

      Advice: Sgarbossa has four goals and 23 points in 40 games with Lake Erie of the AHL. In three outings with the Avalanche this year, he earned one assist. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:02 pm
    • Avalanche get Mat Clark from Colorado
      The Colorado Avalanche have acquired Mat Clark from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Muchael Sgarbossa.

      Advice: Clark has six points and 60 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games in 2014-15. The 24-year-old has participated in nine career NHL games. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:00 pm
       
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    • P. A. Parenteau will return Monday night
      P. A. Parenteau will be back in the lineup on Monday night.

      Advice: He hasn't played since Jan. 15 because of a concussion. Parenteau has produced six goals and 15 points in 40 contests this campaign. Rotoworld.com
    • Blue Jackets ink Cam Atkinson to 3-year deal
      Cam Atkinson has agreed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract extension.

      Advice: Atkinson has 13 goals and 25 points in 58 games in 2014-15. That's a substantial jump from his previous average annual salary of $1.15 million, but that's not surprising given that the 25-year-old has established himself as an important part of the Blue Jackets. He would have been eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:57 am
    • Arizona acquires David Leggio from Islanders
      The New York Islanders have shipped David Leggio to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Mark Louis.

      Advice: Leggio has a 3.78 GAA and .866 save percentage in 22 AHL games this season. This is just a depth move for Arizona. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:17 am
       
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    • Wild obtain Jordan Leopold from Columbus
      Jordan Leopold has been traded to Minnesota for Justin Falk and a fifth-round draft pick.

      Advice: Leopold has three points and 31 blocks in 25 games with the Blue Jackets. He will occupy a depth role on the Wild. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:16 am
    • Sharks move Freddie Hamilton for Stollery
      The San Jose Sharks have dealt Freddie Hamilton to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Karl Stollery.

      Advice: Hamilton has nine goals and 30 points in 49 AHL games in 2014-15. He was taken with the 129th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:35 am
    • Wings add Marek Zidlicky from New Jersey
      Marek Zidlicky has been dealt to Detroit for a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

      Advice: If the Red Wings reach the Stanley Cup final, New Jersey gets Detroit's second-round pick. The veteran defender can be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Detroit was after a right-handed defenseman and they found one in Zidlicky, who brings some depth to the back end of the Wings. He has 23 points in 63 matches this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:07 am
    • Coyotes retain half of Z. Michalek's salary
      The Arizona Coyotes have retained half of Zbynek Michalek's remaining salary and cap hit in their trade with St. Louis.

      Advice: Michalek is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so it's not a big financial undertaking for Arizona, but it will help St. Louis stay under the ceiling. The Coyotes also sent a conditional third-round pick to St. Louis and received prospect Maxim Letunov. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:35 am
       
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    • Joel Ward nets a goal against Toronto
      Joel Ward scored a goal in a 4-0 victory over Toronto.

      Advice: Ward has 15 goals and 26 points in 64 games in 2014-15. There was a report that Chicago might be interested in the services of Ward, but Chicago might be done dealing after acquiring Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen. Still, it's something worth keeping in the back of your mind as we move towards the 3:00 p.m. ET trade deadline. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:12 am
    • Coyotes ship Zbynek Michalek to St. Louis
      Zbynek Michalek has been dealt to St. Louis.

      Advice: Arizona also sent a conditional third-round pick to St. Louis in exchange for prospect Maxim Letunov. Michalek hasn't played since Feb. 14 due to a concussion and he hasn't skated yet, but he is feeling better. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:05 am
       
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    • Report: STL still frontunner for Z. Michalek
      St. Louis is reportedly the frontrunner for Coyotes defender Zbynek Michalek.

      Advice: He has received interest from other clubs as well despite being sidelined with a concussion. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:03 am
       
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    • Holland strengthens lineup with Erik Cole
      Detroit GM Ken Holland feels Erik Cole's addition improves his lineup.

      Advice: "We're very pleased, he gives us another dimension," said Holland. "He's a top-six, top-nine forward, who pushes everyone up. He can play with anybody, he gives size and a physical presence, and he's scored 18 goals." Depending on Darren Helm's status, Cole could line up on one of Detroit's top-two lines when he makes his debut. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:23 am
    • Brandon Pirri returns over the weekend
      Brandon Pirri (upper body) was activated by Florida over the weekend.

      Advice: He scored a pair of goals on nine shots against Buffalo on Saturday and was scoreless versus Tampa Bay on Sunday. Pirri has 11 goals and 13 points in 30 games this campaign. He missed nine games with an upper-body injury. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:14 pm
    • Jake Allen drops shootout decision to VAN
      Jake Allen stopped 21 of 25 shots in Sunday's 6-5 shootout loss to Vancouver.

      Advice: Allen was pulled after allowing four goals through two periods. In a strange turn of events, Brian Elliot pulled himself after allowing an early third period goal to Nick Bonino. With Allen back in goal, the Blues scored three unanswered goals to force overtime. Unfortunately for St. Louis, their goaltender was unable to come up with a single save in the shootout. Allen's record falls to 17-6-3 this season and he has a 2.55 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:44 pm
    • Stars trade Erik Cole to Detroit Red Wings
      The Dallas Stars have traded Erik Cole and a conditional third round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for prospects Mattias Backman, Mattas Janmark and a 2nd round pick in 2015.

      Advice: The 36-year-old is in the final year of his contract. He has 18 goals and 33 points in 57 games with the Stars this season. He is a big body who will add some good depth on the wing for Detroit. Cole has 14 points in 46 career playoff games. He won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2005-06. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:36 pm
    • Jordan Leopold scratched vs. PIT on Sunday
      Jordan Leopold is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

      Advice: Brandon Dubinsky (concussion) and Kevin Connauton (lower body) are also out of Columbus' lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:16 pm
    • Erik Cole skating on Stars' top line
      Erik Cole skated on the Stars' top line with Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn during Sunday's morning skate.

      Advice: The Stars are hosting the Ducks on Sunday and it looks like Cole will play on the first line. With the Stars out of the playoff picture, many "insiders" believe that Cole will be moved between now and Monday's trade deadline. The 36-year-old has 18 goals and 33 points this season. He is a free-agent at season's end. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:47 am
    • Jake Allen will start vs. Canucks on Sunday
      Jake Allen will get the start in Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

      Advice: Allen allowed five goals in his last start against Montreal on February 24th. The 24-year-old has a 17-6-2 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:37 am
    • Jesper Fast close to returning to NYR lineup
      Jesper Fast (knee) is close to returning to the Rangers' lineup according to coach Alain Vigneault.

      Advice: The 23-year-old has been out since February 8th with the injury. His fantasy upside is limited even when he returns to the lineup. Fast has three goals and nine points in 37 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:25 am
       
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    • Jesper Fast expected to practice on Sunday
      Jesper Fast (knee) is expected to be a participant at practice on Sunday.

      Advice: Fast suffered the knee injury on February 7 and was expected to miss two-three weeks so he is on the long end of the prognosis. Fast should be ready to go on Monday. He has three goals and nine points in 37 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:35 am
       
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      W, 4-1 vs Nsh
    • Zbynek Michalek drawing significant interest
      Zbynek Michalek is drawing "significant interest" on the trade market, according to Coyotes general manager Don Maloney.

      Advice: This despite Michalek dealing with an upper-body injury that has sidelined him since Feb. 14. Michalek is improving and should be able to play soon, so it hasn’t scared off teams. The 32-year-old has eight points this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:15 pm
       
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    • Report: Erik Cole generating trade interest
      Erik Cole is generating widespread interest, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

      Advice: Cole, an unrestricted free agent, has a partial no-trade clause, with most of his approved teams in the Eastern Conference. That hasn’t proven to be an issue, LeBrun said, and he thinks the Stars would be able to work something out if a team not on his list offered a good enough package. Cole has 18 goals and 33 points this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:42 pm
    • Parenteau not quite ready to return vs. Leafs
      PA Parenteau has been practicing with his teammates and has been cleared to play, but will not dress against Toronto on Saturday night.

      Advice: "I know we have a great team but I know when I'm 100 percent healthy I can definitely help them. I'm working really hard to get my spot back," Parenteau said. Through 40 games this season, he has 15 points, 20 PIMs, and 25 hits. Rotoworld.com
    • Jordan Leopold scratched vs. Devils on Sat
      Jordan Leopold will be scratched against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday evening.

      Advice: It's been a trying season for the veteran Leopold whose managed just three points and 11 PIMs in 25 games this season. Unfortunately, he appears to no longer have fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:20 pm
    • Erik Cole getting a lot of trade interest
      Erik Cole is the subject of many trade rumors.

      Advice: Given that the Stars are virtually out of the playoff hunt and that the 36-year-old Cole is an unrestricted free agent after the season, odds are good Cole will plying his trade for one of the many teams that are looking for forward help. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:06 am
    • Brandon Pirri cleared to return to action
      Brandon Pirri has been cleared to return to action.

      Advice: He may even play Saturday afternoon against Buffalo after missing the last two weeks with an upper-body injury. Pirri was surprisingly effective the month before his injury, but may be looking at third-line minutes with the acquisition of Jaromir Jagr. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:28 am
    • Blackhawks could be interested in Joel Ward
      The Chicago Blackhawks may be interested in the services of Joel Ward.

      Advice: That's the rumor according to Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com as Ward would be part of a package with Patrick Sharp going to Washington. With the trade deadline just two days away, there should be plenty of rumors in the next 53 hours. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:06 am
    • Look for PA Parenteau to return vs. Leafs
      Now that Christian Thomas has been returned to AHL Hamilton, look for PA Parenteau to make his return to Montreal's lineup on Saturday night versus Toronto.

      Advice: Parenteau has not played since mid-January due to a concussion, but wasn't having a great season through his first 40 games. With just six goals, 15 points, 20 PIMs, and 25 hits, it's difficult to recommend Parenteau for your squad down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    • Devils haven't asked Zidlicky about trade
      The New Jersey Devils still haven't inquired to Marek Zidlicky about his willingness to waive his no-trade clause.

      Advice: There was a similar report roughly two weeks ago, but obviously we're mere days away from the trade deadline at this point. That doesn't necessarily rule out the possibility of him being dealt, but he does have a full no-trade clause, so the Devils would need to get his blessing before anything could happen. Zidlicky hasn't ruled out the possibility of accepting a trade, but he wants to stay in New Jersey. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:38 pm
    • Report: Hawks intersted in Atkinson, Vermette
      According to sources, Chicago is interested in acquiring Cam Atkinson from Columbus.

      Advice: The Blackhawks would like to bring in some help after losing Patrick Kane for 12 weeks. Atkinson and Arizona's Antoine Vermette appear to be at the top their list. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:14 am
    • Taylor Beck scratched vs. Wild on Thursday
      Taylor Beck will be scratched against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

      Advice: The soon-to-be 23 year old Beck has just five goals and 10 points with little else to show for his efforts across 44 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:04 pm
    • Jordan Leopold to play vs. Montreal on Thurs
      Jordan Leopold will pair with James Wisniewski to form Columbus' second unit on Thursday night against Montreal.

      Advice: Leopold has just three points, and little else to show for his efforts over 24 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:01 pm
    • Zbynek Michalek unlikely to play this week
      Zbynek Michalek (upper body) probably won't join Arizona on their road trip.

      Advice: The Coyotes end a three-game road swing on Saturday at Boston. Coach Dave Tippett said there's nothing new to report on Michalek's status, so that has made him doubtful to play for at least this week. He has been sidelined since Feb. 14. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:06 am
       
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    • Erik Cole continues hot streak with goal
      Erik Cole continued his recent hot streak Tuesday night as he scored his 18th goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to Winnipeg.

      Advice: The marker was the third in four games for the veteran, who is definitely enjoying his time alongside Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza on the team's top line. Jason Demers registered the only other Dallas goal in the losing effort. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:44 pm
    • Jake Allen's streak snapped by Habs
      Jake Allen suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Canadiens Tuesday by allowing five goals on 23 shots.

      Advice: Allen entered the contest having allowed just one goal in each of his prior three starts, but after this outing he sees his record fall to 17-6-2 while his GAA is 2.49 and his save percentage is .905. Look for Brian Elliott to get the nod in the Blues' next game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:21 pm
    • Report: Injury delays Zbynek Michalek trade
      The Coyotes were close to trading Zbynek Michalek before he suffered an upper-body injury.

      Advice: Michalek won't be available on Monday and it's not clear how long he'll be out for. With the trade deadline on March 2, he might be moved in the very near future anyways. It's not known what team was on the brink of acquiring him, although other reports have linked Michalek to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 3:54 pm
       
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    • Jake Allen will start against the Canadiens
      Jake Allen will get the nod for Tuesday's game against Montreal.

      Advice: Allen has only played against the Canadiens once so far and he surrendered four goals on 30 shots in that game. However, Allen has been hot lately, allowing just one goal in each of his last three contests. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was in a lighthearted mood when talking about his decision. "Jake is a Montreal guy, isn't he?" Hitchcock asked. "I hope he is because he told me he was ... that's why (he's starting). I hope he didn't lie to me." Allen was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He did play in Montreal during his time in the QMJHL though. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 12:29 pm
    • Beck, Bitetto tag in vs. Buffalo on Sunday
      Taylor Beck and Anthony Bitetto will tag in as Nashville takes on Buffalo on Sunday night.

      Advice: With Calle Jarnkrok and Victor Bartley being scratched, it's another opportunity for Beck and Bitetto to show they belong. While Bitetto has just six NHL games to his credit, it's Beck who has failed to make an offensive impact. The 23 year old forward has just eight goals and 17 points in 68 career NHL games. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:55 pm
    • Joel Ward scores in loss to Philadelphia
      Joel Ward scored a goal in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

      Advice: The Capitals found themselves down 2-0 in the second period but they were eventually able to tie the game on goals from Ward and Tom Wilson. The 34-year-old veteran now has 14 goals and 25 points in 61 games. Eric Fehr and Brooks Laich picked up the assists on Ward's goal. The loss ends Washington's four-game winning streak. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 12:32 pm
    • Erik Cole scores goal and assist in loss
      Erik Cole scored a goal and an assist in Saturdays' loss to Detroit.

      Advice: Cole's goal at the 18:16 mark of the second period gave the Stars a 4-2 lead. He also collected the primary assist on Shawn Horcoff's goal that gave Dallas a 6-4 lead in the third frame. Cole is now on a three-game point streak and he has collected at least one point in six of his last seven games. He is on pace to score 24 goals this season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:56 am
    • P.A. Parenteau able to practice with team
      P.A. Parenteau (concussion) has received permission to start practicing again.

      Advice: Parenteau missed three games in January because of a concussion and returned for two games before suffering the same injury again. He has now missed 16 consecutive games with the injury but it finally looks like he will make a return some time next week. The 31-year-old was having a disappointing season before going down. Parenteau has just six goals and 15 points in 40 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    • Zbynek Michalek questionable for road trip
      Zbynek Michalek (upper body) is questionable for the upcoming four game road trip.

      Advice: Michalek has missed the last three games with the injury and the Coyotes need him to get healthy if they hope to deal him before the March 2 trade deadline. He has a possible concussion (according to Bob MacKenzie who mentioned it on Thursday on TSN) and if that is true, there is no timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:59 am
       
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    • Jake Allen stops 26 shots in win over Boston
      Jake Allen stopped 26 of 27 shots in Friday's 5-1 win over Boston.

      Advice: Allen allowed a weak first period goal to Brad Marchand but he was perfect after that point. Allen has now won six consecutive decisions and he has allowed more than two goals just once in his last eight games played. The 24-year-old has a 17-5-2 record with a 2.39 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage. As good as his record is, his fantasy upside is limited because of the presence of Brian Elliot. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:55 pm
    • Jake Allen to start vs Bruins on Friday night
      Jake Allen will get the start against the Boston Bruins on Friday night.

      Advice: Through 26 games this season, the young netminder Allen has gone 16-5-2 with 56 goals against. Which isn't bad at all, but Allen's save percentage is a troubling just .907. He'll face the Bruins for the first time, who have Malcolm Subban making his first career NHL start across the ice. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 3:01 pm
    • Zbynek Michalek (UBI) won't play Saturday
      Zbynek Michalek (upper body) isn't expected to play Saturday.

      Advice: He is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Michalek was at the rink Friday for treatment. He sat out Monday's game versus Colorado due to the ailment. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:50 am
       
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    • Erik Cole scores in Stars loss to Sharks
      Erik Cole scored his 16th goal of the season on Thursday night but the Stars imploded in a 5-2 loss to San Jose.

      Advice: Cole is enjoying a bit of a hot streak with points in five of his past six games. In total, the veteran has 29 points in 53 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 9:05 pm
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