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  • Cory Schneider struggles in loss to Rangers
    Cory Schneider didn't put forth his best performance in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.

    Advice: Schneider allowed four goals on just 25 shots in the defeat, which drops his record to 3-2-1 on the campaign. Despite the winning record, the former Canuck hasn't been especially sharp this year, as evidenced by his 3.13 GAA and his .898 save percentage.
    Today, 7:10 pm
  • King Henrik and Rangers beat Devs in OT
    Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers went into New Jersey Tuesday night and upended the Devils in overtime by a score of 4-3.

    Advice: King Henrik turned aside 28 of 31 shots in the victory and has shaken off a poor stretch to post three straight wins. His record now stands at 4-2-0 while his GAA is 3.15 and his save percentage checks in at .894.
    Today, 7:04 pm
  • Thomas Hickey leaves after scary skate cut
    New York Islanders defenseman left Tuesday's game against Toronto after being cut in the face by a skate.

    Advice: Hickey immediately left the ice and went to the dressing room for treatment and no updates have been released by the team regarding his condition. Let's hope the matter isn't a serious one.
    Today, 6:18 pm
  • Adam Larsson's set to make his season debut
    Adam Larsson will make his season debut Tuesday night.

    Advice: Larsson spent the Devils' first five contests in the press box. He's got a lot of potential, but he's struggled to establish himself in the NHL and until he does, it's hard to recommend him in standard leagues.
    Today, 3:51 pm
  • Paul Stastny (shoulder) is on the IR list
    Paul Stastny (shoulder) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

    Advice: No real surprise there given that he's week-to-week and was seen wearing a sling on Sunday. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said he'll be reevaluated over the weekend.
    Today, 1:27 pm
  • Jori Lehtera (flu) doesn't practice Tuesday
    Jori Lehtera (flu) didn't return to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lehtera was projected to play on Thursday, but seeing as he's already missed three days with this illness, we recommend taking a wait-and-see approach. He has a goal and three points in four games in 2014-15.
    Today, 1:25 pm
  • Bruins put Fallstrom on unconditional waivers
    Alexander Fallstrom has been placed on unconditional waivers by the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: Putting a player on unconditional waivers can be a step towards terminating the person's contract. Fallstrom has a goal in four AHL games this season.
    Today, 9:52 am
    Not Active
    W, 5-3 vs SJ
  • Chicago promotes Scott Darling
    Scott Darling has been called up by the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: Chicago needed to summon a goaltender because Corey Crawford is dealing with an upper-body injury. Darling will serve as Antti Raanta's understudy for now.
    Today, 9:44 am
    Not Active
    W, 4-0 vs Phi
  • Spezza, Benn, Seguin line stays together
    Jason Spezza will play alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin on Tuesday.

    Advice: The trio excelled on Saturday, so coach Lindy Ruff decided to keep them together. It's no surprise that Spezza, Benn, and Seguin would shine together as they're three of the league's top players. However, by keeping that line intact, Ruff is significantly hurting the team's ability to put out two strong lines, so it wouldn't surprise us if Spezza eventually goes back to centering the second unit.
    Today, 9:23 am
  • Jori Lehtera (flu) will probably play Thurs.
    Jori Lehtera (flu) is expected to be ready to return for Thursday's game against Vancouver.

    Advice: He missed Sunday's loss to Anaheim because of the flu bug. If he's able to play on Thursday then he will probably skate alongside Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz again.
    Today, 8:19 am
  • James Neal got on the board Friday for Preds
    James Neal picked up his first goal as a member of the Predators last Friday.

    Advice: He has posted 16 shots and no assists in five games this season, but the goal may get him going now. "It felt good, get the monkey off your back," Neal said. "Gives you a little confidence, it was nice to get that first one."
    Today, 8:11 am
    W, 4-3 vs Ari
  • Marc Methot skates briefly on Monday
    Marc Methot (back) skated a little before practice on Monday.

    Advice: "He had some public skating ... just a touch," said coach Paul MacLean. "That's improvement. How close he is to practicing is still to be determined, but he did go for a skate." Methot has been dealing with a back/hip injury since the start of camp and he wasn't able to play in any preseason games as a result. His return to the lineup is still a long way away.
    Today, 7:06 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Travis Hamonic exits Monday's practice early
    Travis Hamonic wasn't able to complete Monday's practice.

    Advice: Hamonic seems to have sustained an undisclosed injury, but it's not known if it's serious enough to keep him out of the lineup. The Islanders will play against Toronto on Tuesday.
    Today, 7:04 am
  • Aleksander Barkov back with Boyes, Bergenheim
    Aleksander Barkov was reunited with Brad Boyes and Sean Bergenheim during Monday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Gerard Gallant knows that the trio enjoyed success last season and he's trying to get Barkov going offensively with the change. Barkov has no points and five shots in his first five games of the 2014-15 campaign.
    Today, 6:56 am
  • Dennis Seidenberg not in a groove yet
    Dennis Seidenberg is still working his way back from a torn ACL/MCL that he suffered last Dec. 27.

    Advice: "I hear it, but I don't want to listen it," Seidenberg said when told that injuries like this can require a year before players feel fully comfortable again. "You don't want to say, 'I'm playing, but I'm not there yet and I have to wait a year.' You want to be at your best as soon as possible. I'm working at it. It's coming, That's the good thing." Even when it comes to natural defensive plays, the timing isn't fully down yet. However, it should come back before too long.
    Today, 6:03 am
  • Dany Heatley hopes to return 'soon'
    Dany Heatley (groin) resumed practicing with the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.

    Advice: "It felt good being out there with the guys," Heatley said. "I feel good. It's progressing really well. First, you skate by yourself, and then you get in some practices. Hopefully it keeps going the right way and I can get back soon." Heatley has missed the Ducks' first six games of 2014-15. He'll be worth keeping an eye on when he's back as he might play on Anaheim's top line.
    Today, 5:17 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Adam Larsson might replace Gelinas Tuesday
    A final decision hasn't been made yet, but Adam Larsson may make his season debut Tuesday night versus the Rangers.

    Advice: He practiced alongside Jon Merrill on Monday, which could bump Eric Gelinas from the lineup. Larsson is excited by the possibility that he's finally coming out of the press box.
    Yesterday, 2:39 pm
  • Jori Lehtera (flu) misses Sunday's game
    Jori Lehtera sat out Sunday's 3-0 loss to Anaheim because of the flu.

    Advice: Consider him day-to-day. Lehtera scored a goal and added two assists in St. Louis' 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night to earn his first NHL points.
    Yesterday, 9:43 am
  • Paul Stastny week-to-week with shouder injury
    Paul Stastny is being listed as week-to-week with a shoulder injury.

    Advice: He was wearing a sling Sunday after he was injured on Saturday. Keep him on your bench for now.
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Henrik Lundqvist posts shutout against SJ
    Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 33 shots he faced in New York’s 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

    Advice: After allowing six goals in back-to-back games, Lundqvist has now allowed just one goal in his last two starts. Despite the slow start, the Rangers goaltender should still be considered an elite goalie in the NHL.
    Sunday, 4:42 pm
  • Paul Stastny (wrist) will not play on Sunday
    Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock said that center Paul Stastny (wrist) will not play against Anaheim on Sunday night.

    Advice: Stastny suffered the injury in Saturday's 6-1 win over Arizona. Stastny left the ice clutching his left wrist. He is day-to-day at this point. The 28-year-old has one goal and four points in four games this season.
    Sunday, 7:52 am
  • Travis Hamonic has big fantasy game Saturday
    Travis Hamonic had a big fantasy night on Saturday with 17 penalty minutes in addition to being a plus-one.

    Advice: Hamonic went after Steve Downie of the Penguins at the 4:23 mark of the third after Downie took some liberties with Frans Nielsen in the corner, earning Hamonic an instigating penalty as well as five for fighting and a ten minute misconduct. But coach Jack Capuano was behind him 100 percent although it meant the Islanders were in trouble on their backend for the last 15 minutes of the game. "I support that all day long," Capuano said. "I hope we have more guys to step up if it happens again."
    Sunday, 4:55 am
  • Spezza's four-point night not enough in loss
    Jason Spezza fueled the Stars’ offense with four points, but they weren’t enough in the 6-5 overtime loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

    Advice: Spezza scored and assisted three times, to give himself six points over his last two games. In such a high-powered offense, Spezza should return to the point-per-game mark and will be a very valuable fantasy player this season. Tyler Seguin picked up four assists and two penalty minutes. Trevor Daley had two goals, while Jamie Benn and Erik Cole registered the others. Daley’s penalty in overtime was the back-breaker, as the Flyers scored 40 seconds later.
    Saturday, 9:03 pm
  • Thomas Hickey pots only goal for Islanders
    Thomas Hickey scored the lone goal for the Islanders in their 3-1 loss to the Penguins on Saturday night.

    Advice: Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome had the assists. The goal was his first of the season, after a 22-point 2013-14 campaign. Hickey’s offensive upside is limited, but he could get into the 30-point range this season. Travis Hamonic had 17 penalty minutes in the loss.
    Saturday, 8:33 pm
  • Blues' Paul Stastny leaves with UBI after hit
    Paul Stastny suffered an upper-body injury on a hit from Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal on Saturday night.

    Advice: Stastny will not return to the game. The center played just 31 seconds. The Blues’ big summer addition is vital to their hopes in the West as a two-way first-line center. He has a goal and three assists this season.
    Saturday, 7:33 pm
  • Cory Schneider gives up three in loss to SJ
    Cory Schneider gave up three goals on 31 shots in New Jersey’s 4-2 loss to the Sharks on Saturday.

    Advice: The final goal was scored on the empty net. After winning three straight to start the season, Schneider has now given up eight goals in his last two games, both losses for the Devils. Schneider certainly has the ability to be a number-one starter, but there’s an adjustment period with becoming the full-fledged top guy, which he’s never been before until now. He has a 2.97 goals-against average and .908 save percentage this season.
    Saturday, 7:08 pm
  • Adam Larsson continues to be healthy scratch
    Adam Larsson continues to be a healthy scratch four games into the season.

    Advice: The young blueliner was taken fourth overall by the Devils in the 2011 draft after many thought he should go first, but he is having a tough time cracking the Devils lineup and has been passed on the depth chart by Damon Severson who has been outstanding. Larsson still has an outstanding future but he may need a change of scenery to fulfill his potential.
    Saturday, 4:32 am
  • Dany Heatley still not practicing with team
    Despite skating on his own for the last week, Dany Heatley has not practiced since his groin injury on September 28.

    Advice: It's been almost three weeks and Heatley, who was penciled in to play on the first line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, was not happy that he could not play Friday against his ex-Minnesota squad. "I felt really good in the preseason," Heatley said. "I thought I had a good camp. It was frustrating to start this way. I'm getting good time in the gym and on the ice. Hopefully when I'm ready, I'll be really sharp." Stay tuned and take him off the waiver wire if he is available as there will not be too many opportunities to grab a first line player the rest of the way. There is no timetable for his return so if you do get him, stash him away.
    Saturday, 1:34 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Dany Heatley skating, no exact timetable
    Dany Heatley (groin) has been skating all week, but there's still no timetable for his return.

    Advice: All he would say is: "Hopefully it's sooner rather than later." Heatley hasn't been able to make his Anaheim debut in the regular season because of a groin injury.
    Friday, 12:44 pm
    Injured Reserve
  • Cory Schneider allows five goals in loss
    Cory Schneider was yanked in the midst of a 6-2 loss to Washington on Thursday night, allowing five goals on 26 shots in the defeat.

    Advice: It was Schneider's first loss of the season after a productive 3-0 start to kick off the new campaign. The 28-year-old is now 3-1 with a .909 save percentage and 2.96 goals against average. Schneider will look to rebound on Saturday night against the Sharks.
    Thursday, 8:49 pm
  • Carolina nets just one on Henrik Lundqvist
    Yes, "The King", Henrik Lundqvist allowed just one goal to Carolina Thursday night.

    Advice: The Rangers weren't great, but Lundqvist sure was. Stopping 29-30 shots in 65 minutes of play, plus all eight shots he saw while on special teams, and all three shootout attempts. In four starts this season The King has been beated 15 times, but 12 of them came in his second and third starts combined.
    Thursday, 8:24 pm
  • Cory Schneider stands tall in win over Tampa
    Devils netminder Cory Schneider was sharp Tuesday night as he turned away 26 of 27 shots to earn himself a 2-1 victory over the Lightning.

    Advice: With Martin Brodeur no longer around to look over his shoulder, Schneider has been perfect on the campaign, posting a GAA of 2.00 and a .937 save percentage to accompany his 3-0-0 record. He may not have been a consensus top five fantasy goaltender, but there's no reason Schneider can't push himself into the discussion.
    Wednesday, 12:40 am
  • Henrik Lundqvist suffers another nightmare
    Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist suffered through another forgettable contest Tuesday as the Rangers dropped a 6-3 decision to the New York Islanders.

    Advice: After he allowed six goals in less than two periods of action against Toronto Sunday night, King Henrik permitted another half dozen on 27 shots in this contest, extending his early-season struggles. He's certain to improve, but his numbers currently look ugly, as he possesses a 1-2-0 record to go along with a 5.42 GAA and an .816 save percentage.
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
  • Cory Schneider will get the nod Tuesday
    Cory Schneider is projected to play between the pipes on Tuesday.

    Advice: It would be Schneider's third straight start. He has a 2.50 GAA and .926 save percentage this season.
    Oct 13, 11:51 am
  • Lundqvist pulled in loss to Leafs
    Henrik Lundqvist was pulled in the Rangers' 6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

    Advice: King Henrik allowed six goals on 24 shots and was pulled with just under five minutes remaining in the second period. This is just a small blip on the radar. Lundqvist is still an elite fantasy option going forward. Cam Talbot came on in relief of the 32-year-old and stopped all 12 shots he faced.
    Oct 12, 7:06 pm
  • Heatley (groin) will not play in home opener
    Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said that it is unrealistic to expect Dany Heatley to suit up in the team's home opener on Friday.

    Advice: Heatley was injured in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings on September 28th. The 33-year-old will try to have a bounce-back season in 2014-15. He registered 12 goals and 28 points in 76 games last season.
    Oct 12, 3:42 pm
    Injured Reserve
  • Stastny comfortable with Blues
    Paul Stastny says he feels comfortable with the St. Louis Blues and the results speak for themselves.

    Advice: Stastny signed with the Blues as a free-agent last summer and hasn't disappointed so far. The 28-year-old has one goal and three assists in two games with St. Louis so far this season. "I think we just got more comfortable out there," Stastny said. "The first game we were kind of getting the jitters out of the way. I think we just kept it a little more simple, and kind of created chances through turnovers."
    Oct 12, 7:59 am
  • Methot no closer to returning
    Senators' head coach Paul MacLean told reporters that Marc Methot is not closer to making a return to Ottawa's lineup because of a back injury.

    Advice: Methot hasn't skated since the Senators left for their three-game road trip. "It's been evaluated and re-evaluated already. The doctors see him regularly to see if anything more has to be done or what actually has to be done," MacLean said. "He's doing rehab. He's doing whatever the therapists are telling him to do but nothing more than that."
    Oct 12, 7:01 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Devils scoring more with Schneider in goal
    The New Jersey Devils have scored 11 goals in two games with Cory Schneider between the pipes.

    Advice: This is in stark contrast to last season when the Devils managed only 10 goals in Schneider's first nine starts. "It's great," Schneider said. "We're playing with confidence. We're playing with skill and speed. We're getting some good bounces, but I think it's because we're doing the right things and playing the right way, and that's the result of that. So, obviously, it's probably not sustainable, but we're enjoying it while we can." Schneider will likely be a top-ten fantasy goaltender this season.
    Oct 12, 5:20 am
  • Stastny, Shattenkirk get three assists in win
    Paul Stastny recorded three assists in the Blues' 4-1 win over the Flames on Saturday night.

    Advice: A great sign for the Blues after Stastny missed Friday's practice because of a quad contusion. The Blues are looking for Stastny to be a difference-maker, and he has certainly made his impact felt early on. He has four points on the year and should have 25 goals and a point-per-game by season's end. Goal scorers for the Blues included Joakim Lindstrom, David Backes and Alex Pietrangelo. Kevin Shattenkirk also finished with three helpers.
    Oct 11, 9:03 pm
  • Cory Schneider returns to form with 28 saves
    Cory Schneider made 28 saves as the Devils blew out the Panthers on Saturday night 5-1.

    Advice: That is more like it. After giving up four goals in the first game of the season, Schneider was his stingy self in this one. Schneider could be among the best goalies this year, and with more puck luck in New Jersey, close to 40 wins can't be ruled out. He is 2-0-0 with a 2.50 goals-against average and .926 save percentage this season. The veteran-laden Devils could be a sneaky-good team this year.
    Oct 11, 7:53 pm
  • Stastny expected to play Saturday v Flames
    Paul Stastny who left Thursday's game and missed Friday's practice due to a quad contusion will play Saturday against the Flames.

    Advice: That's a relief for Stastny owners. Keep the talented pivot active Saturday night.
    Oct 11, 10:43 am
  • Cory Schneider happy to be undisputed no. 1
    Cory Schneider is happy to finally be the undisputed number one netminder.

    Advice: Schneider should have had this distinction the last two years as he was better than Roberto Luongo in Vancouver during the 2012-13 season, and last year as well as he certainly outplayed the legend, Martin Brodeur. This season, with only Scott Clemmensen as his competition, Schneider should play 65-70 games, barring an injury. He is a must-start in fantasy pools.
    Oct 11, 4:14 am
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