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  • Dan Girardi scores GWG in return to lineup
    Dan Girardi made his presence felt in his return to the lineup on Sunday night, as he scored the game winning goal in the third period.

    Advice: Girardi helped the Rangers defeat the Coyotes 3-2 after returning from a groin injury. The 32-year-old looked just fine, playing more than 19 minutes and firing two shots on goal. 57 minutes ago
  • Nurse caps off sweet feed from McDavid
    Darnell Nurse had no trouble capping off a sweet feed from Connor McDavid in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Jets in the Heritage Classic.

    Advice: Not two minutes after Mark Letestu had scored on his own breakaway, the two youngsters rushed in on their own and was highlighted by McDavid's aerial feed and Nurse's top-shelf tally. It was his first of the season, giving him three points in six games thus far. Today, 4:57 pm
  • Nikita Tryamkin out vs Ducks on Sunday
    Nikita Tryamkin will not play in Sunday's match with Anaheim.

    Advice: Tryamkin is still waiting to make his season debut for Vancouver as they enter their sixth game of the year. After all that went into signing him, you'd have to think management isn't pleased with how things are going thus far. Today, 3:14 pm
  • Alex Biega makes season debut vs Ducks
    Alex Biega will make his season debut against the Ducks on Sunday night.

    Advice: Biega has a 158 hits in just 58 career games, so feel free to nab him as a last-minute plug if that's what you're looking for. Today, 3:08 pm
  • Nick Leddy will play Sunday vs Minnesota
    Nick Leddy will indeed return to the Islanders' blue line Sunday against the Wild.

    Advice: The Minnesota native has two points in four games with four hits and nine blocks so far this season, so get him back in your lineup. Today, 1:05 pm
  • Holzer, Cramarossa out vs Canucks on Sunday
    Korbinian Holzer and Joseph Cramarossa will be scratched against Canucks on Sunday night.

    Advice: Holzer has averaged just under 12 minutes in his first two games of the season, picking up an assist and two hits. We'd leave him on the waiver wire though. Today, 12:46 pm
  • Ducks place Simon Despres on LTIR
    The Anaheim Ducks have placed Simon Despres (upper body) on LTIR.

    Advice: The move alleviates $3.7M of cap hit off the books, but it's also a terrible sign for Despres' health. He's believed to be dealing with a concussion, and clearly is not expected back any time soon. Today, 11:18 am
  • Sabres recall Casey Nelson
    The Buffalo Sabres have recalled Casey Nelson from the AHL.

    Advice: The 24-year-old has four points in eight career NHL games, and was a stand-out at Minnesota State Uni. at Mankato for three years. So don't be too surprised if he begins to turn heads with Buffalo. Today, 10:23 am
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  • Devils assign Steven Santini to AHL Albany
    The New Jersey Devils have assigned Steven Santini to AHL Albany.

    Advice: Santini had two blocks, two PIMs, and a shot on net in his NHL debut, but clearly has not been able to work his way on to the Devils' blue line. He does not project to be much of a fantasy asset moving forward. Today, 10:15 am
  • Clendening out vs Arizona on Sunday
    Adam Clendening will be scratched in favor of the returning Dan Girardi for Sunday's match with Arizona.

    Advice: Through five games Clendening posted an assist with a hit and two blocks while averaging 16:48 per game. Suffice it to say, he's not much of a fantasy asset. Today, 10:12 am
  • Girardi returns to Rangers blue line Sunday
    Dan Girardi will return to the Rangers' blue line for Sunday's match with Arizona.

    Advice: Girardi has an assist with three hits and blocks in two games this season. He'll be taking Adam Clendening's spot as well. With such a short ledger today, might as well play the veteran if you have him. Today, 10:10 am
  • Stuart and Thoburn scratched for Classic
    Mark Stuart and Chris Thorburn will be healthy scratches for Sunday's Heritage Classic against the Oilers.

    Advice: Neither veteran will play in the outdoor game. Today, 10:04 am
  • Spurgeon won't play Sunday v Islanders
    Jared Spurgeon will not play Sunday against the Islanders.

    Advice: He remains out due to an upper-body injury. Consider Spurgeon day-to-day for the time being. Today, 9:43 am
  • Philip Larsen picks up two assists Saturday
    Philip Larsen picked up his first two points of the season Saturday.

    Advice: Larsen had a pair of power play assists but was also a minus-two on the evening. The defenseman has been the quarterback on the first power play and it looked like it finally began to click on Saturday. He is worth taking because of his offensive capabilities as he had 11 goals and 36 points in 52 KHL games with Jokerit last season. Today, 7:37 am
  • Brent Burns point streak ends in Detroit
    Brent Burns did not pick up a point Saturday and saw his five game point streak end.

    Advice: The blueliner got off to an amazing start with three goals and nine points in the Sharks first five contests but that ended in Detroit as Jimmy Howard turned aside all 30 Shark shots. Burns is a must-own and is coming off a 27 goal, 75 point effort last season and then proceeded to get 24 points in 24 playoff games. Needless to say, he is a must-start. Today, 7:16 am
  • Kris Letang sits out second straight game
    Kris Letang missed his second straight game on Saturday with an upper body injury.

    Advice: While the injury is not expected to keep the ultra-talented blueliner out for long, the Penguins struggled on Saturday without him as they dropped a 5-1 decision to a flu-ridden Nashville team. Letang has two assists in four games but his production will go up upon his return. Today, 6:59 am
  • Shayne Gostisbehere has three point night
    Shayne Gostisbehere scored his first of the season and chipped in with a couple of assists Saturday.

    Advice: The goal was the first of the season and now the sophomore defenseman has five points in five games. Gostisbehere was sensational last season as he had 17 goals and 46 points in only 64 games. Look for a 50-plus points season from the blueliner if he can remain healthy. He should already be taken in your pool so hopefully he has landed on your squad. Today, 6:42 am
  • Ivan Provorov has big game for Flyers
    Ivan Provorov had a couple of assists for the Flyers Saturday.

    Advice: The rookie blueliner had a tough go of it against Chicago Tuesday as he was a minus-five, but he was a plus-two as well and now has three assists in five games with a minus-three rating. The 19-year-old has a boatload of talent and should be a fixture on the Flyers blueline for the next 10-15 years. Grab him if you can right now. He skated with Brandon Manning on the point Saturday for the first time Saturday so that could be the Flyers new pairing. Today, 6:39 am
  • Sproul impresses Blashill Saturday
    Ryan Sproul impressed Red Wing coach Jeff Blashill with his play Saturday night against San Jose.

    Advice: Sproul had been a healthy scratch in four of the six Red Wings' games thus far. Blashill was pleased with Sproul's effort Saturday, though. "If he competes that hard, plays with that type aggressiveness defensively, he’s going to be real good player", said Blashill. This performance could lead to more starts for the 23-year-old rearguard. Sproul has some modest offensive ability so watch him for now. Today, 6:30 am
  • Krug still working his way back from surgery
    It appears that Torey Krug is still trying to find his game after off-season shoulder surgery.

    Advice: Krug has yet to register a point and is minus two over the Bruins' first five games. He is also being beaten to pucks in the defensive zone and hasn't been able to get his shots through during the Boston power play. Krug is not using his shoulder injury recovery as an excuse, though. "There's no consistency in my game for whatever reason. I've gotta make sure I'm working to get better, so that my teammates can count on me every single shift," said Krug. "It’s not there right now, and I’ll take the blame for that. I’ve just got to work through it." We expect Krug to turn it around eventually. Today, 5:37 am
  • Brayden McNabb gets second of the season
    Brayden McNabb scored his second of the season Saturday.

    Advice: McNabb has already tied his career high in goals, as he had two last season and in the previous season. McNabb is known for his penchant for getting penalties and this season has been no different as he has 11 over the last two games. Look for 25 points this season with 100 penalty minutes and get him if that will help you. Today, 5:02 am
  • Ryan Murray back in Columbus
    Ryan Murray (head) was sent back to Columbus and sat out Saturday's game in Dallas.

    Advice: Murray suffered the injury in Friday's first period against Chicago. The defenseman is highly regarded as he was selected second overall in 2012, but injuries have held him back in his NHL career. He managed to play in all 82 games last season but has missed two of four this year while playing in only the first period Friday. Consider him day-to-day for now. Today, 4:44 am
  • Ryan Murphy still out of action
    Ryan Murphy (lower body) is still out of action.

    Advice: Murphy was projected to miss three-to-four weeks when he was injured before the start of the NHL season but he has had a setback so it looks like early-November at the earliest for the defenseman. Murphy had 10 assists in 35 games last season for the Hurricanes so don't expect a lot this season. Today, 4:08 am
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  • Shea Theodore to see power play time
    Defenseman Shea Theodore will see power play time on the second unit.

    Advice: The Ducks recalled their former first round pick in 2013 as they needed someone to spell both Cam Fowler and Sami Vatanen on the power play as coach Randy Carlyle doesn't want to play the duo the full two minutes. "We know Shea Theodore has that ability, offensive instincts and whatnot to run a power play," Carlyle said. "Right now, he gives us that option of not taxing Cam (Fowler) and Sami Vatanen. To play the full two minutes of a power play, that’s tough. Plus to play a regular shift, plus they’re getting some penalty killing time." Theodore is worth a pickup in deeper leagues at this time. Today, 3:24 am
  • Marco Scandella returns from one game illness
    Marco Scandella (illness) returned to action on Saturday.

    Advice: Scandella was a late scratch Thursday due to the illness and play 15:23 upon his return to the lineup Saturday. He was a minus-one with nary a point. He has no points with a minus-four rating in four games with the Wild this season. Yesterday, 11:14 pm
  • Carl Gunnarsson back after two game absence
    Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) returned to action on Saturday.

    Advice: Gunnarsson missed a couple of games with the injury. Gunnarsson had no stats while playing only a couple of ticks under 10 minutes Saturday. Yesterday, 11:14 pm
  • Jared Spurgeon (UBI) out vs Devils on Sat
    Jared Spurgeon will remain out of Minnesota's lineup against New Jersey due to an upper body injury.

    Advice: Spurgeon has two points and seven blocks through four games for the Wild this season, so we'd get him back on your blue line as soon has he returns. Yesterday, 2:20 pm
  • No long term concern for Kris Letang
    Kris Letang's upper body injury is not expected to keep him out long term.

    Advice: Well that's encouraging news. He's still day-to-day, and a must-start across all formats once he does return to Pittsburgh's blue line. Yesterday, 1:47 pm
  • Nick Leddy (UBI) expected to play on Sunday
    Nick Leddy (upper body injury) practiced on Saturday and is expected to play on Sunday when the Islanders take on the Wild.

    Advice: Leddy has two points in four games with four hits and nine blocks thus far. Expect his quality play to continue. Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • Ducks recall Shea Theodore from AHL San Diego
    The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Shea Theodore from AHL San Diego.

    Advice: In 63 career AHL games, Theodore has posted 48 points from the blue line. Add on his eight points in 17 games with Anaheim, and you have yourself a tantalizing prospect. Still just 21-years-old, it wouldn't be surprising to never see him in the minors again. Yesterday, 10:48 am
  • Dan Girardi (groin) felt good after practice
    Dan Girardi (groin) felt good after participating in Friday's practice.

    Advice: "Just have to see how I feel (Saturday)," Girardi said. "It was my first real skate." As previously noted, Girardi might end up playing this weekend, but he's unlikely to play in both games. With that in mind, he might simply be kept out of Saturday's game in favor of using him on Sunday after he's gotten a little bit more time to recover. Yesterday, 6:23 am
  • Marco Scandella (illness) practices on Friday
    Marco Scandella practiced with his team on Friday morning.

    Advice: Scandella was a late scratch in Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs because of an illness. We still don't know if he'll play in Saturday night's game against New Jersey, but the fact that he practiced is a good sign. Yesterday, 4:56 am
  • Jared Spurgeon doesn't practice on Friday
    Jared Spurgeon didn't take part in the Wild's practice on Friday.

    Advice: Spurgeon suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild, when he was hit by Matt Martin. It's unclear how long he'll be out, but we'll consider him day-to-day for now. Yesterday, 4:51 am
  • Ryan Murray suffers injury, will not return
    Ryan Murray suffered an upper-body injury in the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: He has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the game. It's a tough blow for the talented rearguard who was just making his return to the lineup after sustaining a bone bruise blocking a shot in the Blue Jackets season opener. We will update you with any further information when it is made available. Friday, 6:33 pm
  • Ryan Murray returns to Blue Jackets tonight
    Defenseman Ryan Murray will be back in the Columbus lineup for the Blue Jackets' game against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks tonight.

    Advice: Murray suffered a bone bruise after blocking a shot during the Blue Jackets' season opener. Friday, 3:51 pm
  • Casey Nelson heads to the minors
    Casey Nelson has been sent to the minors by the Buffalo Sabres.

    Advice: Nelson has no points in one game with Buffalo. The Sabres are off until Tuesday, so Nelson has an opportunity to get some work in at the AHL level. From there, he might be recalled early next week. Friday, 3:27 pm
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  • Dan Girardi questionable Saturday, Sunday
    Dan Girardi (groin) remains questionable for this weekend.

    Advice: The Rangers are scheduled to play against Washington on Saturday and Arizona on Sunday. It's possible that Girardi will play in one of those contests, but Rangers coach Alain Vigneault doubts he'll appear in both halves of that back-to-back set. Friday, 11:42 am
  • Nick Leddy (UBI) is out Friday
    Nick Leddy (upper body) has been ruled out for Friday's game.

    Advice: Leddy should be regarded as day-to-day beyond that. Ryan Pulock, who was summoned on an emergency basis, will play instead. Friday, 7:41 am
  • Jared Spurgeon suffers UBI Thursday night
    Jared Spurgeon sustained an upper-body injury Thursday night.

    Advice: He was hurt in the third period after he was hit hard by Maple Leafs forward Matt Martin. Consider him day-to-day for now. Friday, 6:58 am
  • Nelson, Fasching out vs Canucks on Thursday
    Casey Nelson and Hudson Fasching will be scratched from Thursday's match with Vancouver.

    Advice: While both boast tantalizing talent, neither have made an impact on the score sheet through three combined games of action. Thursday, 5:28 pm
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  • Scandella a late scratch vs TOR on Thurs
    Marco Scandella will be a late scratch and replaced by Matt Dumba for Thursday's match with Toronto.

    Advice: He is suffering from an illness. Scandella is still without a point through three games while skating nearly 20 minutes per. Feel free to include Dumba in your lineup if you're in a pinch. Thursday, 4:40 pm
  • Carl Gunnarsson skates, won't play Thursday
    Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) was on the ice again Thursday.

    Advice: Gunnarsson will still miss Thursday's game though. He suffered the injury on Saturday and couldn't play Tuesday. Robert Bortuzzo has been paired with Kevin Shattenkirk in Gunnarsson's absence. Thursday, 1:27 pm
  • Nick Leddy (upper body) is day-to-day
    Nick Leddy is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

    Advice: The Islanders summoned Ryan Pulock on an emergency basis, so he'll help fill the void. Leddy has a goal and an assist in four games this season. Thursday, 11:24 am
  • Kris Letang (UBI) will miss Thursday's game
    Kris Letang (upper body) will not play in Thursday's game.

    Advice: Consider Letang day-to-day beyond that. He has two assists in four games this season. Thursday, 9:19 am
  • Simon Despres (UBI) is back in Anaheim
    Simon Despres (upper body) is back in Anaheim while his teammates prepare for a game in Philadelphia on Thursday.

    Advice: That's the last game of Anaheim's season-opening five-game road trip though, so Despres and the Ducks won't be separated for much longer. That being said, it's not clear when Despres will be able to return to the Ducks' lineup. While it's not confirmed, it's believed that Despres is dealing with concussion symptoms. Thursday, 6:51 am
  • Carl Gunnarsson (UBI) practices Wednesday
    Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) skated on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was hurt Saturday and missed Tuesday's game as a result. It's uncertain if he will be ready to play Thursday. Wednesday, 2:51 pm
  • Dan Girardi (groin) may skate Thursday
    Dan Girardi (groin) might skate on his own Thursday, according to coach Alain Vigneault.

    Advice: The Rangers bench boss is encouraged by Girardi's progress after the defenseman missed Monday's game with a groin injury. He won't play on Wednesday night either. Wednesday, 11:56 am
  • Kris Letang day-to-day with UBI
    Kris Letang is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

    Advice: His ice time dropped to 18:55 against Montreal on Tuesday night after he didn't log less than 26 minutes in each of his previous three outings. Letang was injured in the third period following a hit from Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher. Wednesday, 10:20 am
  • Ryan Murray (leg) believes he'll play Friday
    Ryan Murray (leg) thinks he'll be available for Friday's game.

    Advice: Nothing has been decided yet, but it helps that Murray participated in Tuesday's practice. "It was good to get out there and skate again," Murray said. "It (stinks) sitting in here and watching." He suffered a bone bruise while blocking a shot during the season opener. Wednesday, 5:30 am
  • Brent Burns picks up a couple of assists
    Brent Burns picked up two assists in a 3-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday.

    Advice: Burns is red hot to start the year. He now has eight points through the first four games for the Sharks. He is really picking up where he left off with Team Canada during the World Cup of Hockey. There aren't many players who can create as much as Burns from the back end. He is an elite fantasy defensemen who will contribute with points, penalty minutes, shots on goal, plus/minus, and powerplay points. Tuesday, 7:13 pm
  • Marco Scandella will get some PP time
    Marco Scandella is going to get more opportunities on the power play.

    Advice: "He's got a great shot, and I think once he starts to get a little more comfortable on the power play, if he gets that shot through, a lot of times it's not going to be stopped," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "When you have a guy that can really shoot the puck on the point, it sort of makes the other team a little bit leery about getting out there and blocking them." Jared Spurgeon, Ryan Suter and Matt Dumba get most of the power-play time among Minnesota's defenders, but Mike Reilly's AHL demotion will give Scandella a chance. Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Ryan Murray (leg) practices Tuesday
    Ryan Murray (leg) was on the ice for practice Tuesday.

    Advice: It is believed that Murray suffered a bone bruise on a blocked shot in Columbus' season opener. He felt good after the session, but he is listed as day-to-day. Tuesday, 2:26 pm
  • Ryan Murray (leg) doesn't practice Monday
    Ryan Murray's lower-body injury is a bruised lower leg.

    Advice: Murray sustained the injury when he blocked a shot on Thursday and couldn't play Saturday as a result. He also missed Monday's practice and remains day-to-day. Tuesday, 1:48 am
  • Two goals, assist for Brent Burns in loss
    The Sharks took a 7-4 loss to the Rangers in New York Monday night but San Jose defenseman Brent Burns had a big night.

    Advice: Burns scored his second and third goals of the young season and picked up his third assist on Joe Pavelski's first goal. Logan Couture also notched a goal for San Jose, his second of the season. Oct 17, 7:37 pm
  • Mark Stuart scratched vs. Bruins on Monday
    Mark Stuart is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: He served as a healthy scratch in Winnipeg's season opener and played just 11 minutes in their last game. Chris Thorburn will also be scratched for this one, while Bryan Little is out because of injury. Oct 17, 5:28 pm
  • Ryan Sproul scratched vs. Sens on Monday
    Ryan Sproul will serve as a healthy scratch against the Senators on Monday.

    Advice: Sproul will continue to serve as the Red Wings' extra defenseman. The 23-year-old has one game of NHL experience and it came in 2013-14. Steve Ott will also be scratched for the second consecutive game. Oct 17, 4:36 pm
  • Brent Burns OK after injury scare
    Brent Burns is OK after he took a high-stick under his left eye Saturday night.

    Advice: Burns escaped with some discoloration and some blood, but he will be in the lineup for Monday's game against the New York Rangers. It will mark his 800th career contest. Burns has generated three points in the Sharks' opening two games of the season. Oct 17, 11:32 am
  • Dan Girardi (groin) won't play Monday night
    Dan Girardi has been ruled out of Monday's game against San Jose due to a groin strain.

    Advice: He was hurt on Saturday during the second period and wasn't able to return to the game. Dylan McIlrath may see his first action of the season as a result. Oct 17, 7:33 am
  • Nelson, Baptiste out vs Oilers on Sunday
    Casey Nelson and Nicholas Baptiste will be scratched from Sunday's match with the Oilers.

    Advice: Nelson was a standout for Minnesota State University, posting 55 points in 80 games from the blue line. He's managed to carry forward that talent through his first eight NHL games, picking up four helpers. The Sabres are as hungry as anyone for production, so stay patient with the 24-year-old. Oct 16, 2:20 pm
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  • Gunnarsson leaves game Saturday with UBI
    Carl Gunnarson was the third Blues player to leave Saturday night's game with an upper-body injury.

    Advice: Jori Lehtera, Kyle Bordziak and Gunnarson all left Saturday's 3-2 win over the Rangers with UBIs. Tough break for the Blues. We will update you once we know any more details about Gunnarsson's condition. For now consider him day-to-day. Oct 16, 11:08 am
  • No lineup changes for Canucks vs Hurricanes
    Coach Willie Desjardins will forego any lineup changes for Sunday's match with Carolina.

    Advice: Which means that Nikita Tryamkin, Jack Skille and Alex Biega will each be scratched again. Tryamkin provided 23 blocks and 31 hits in 13 games last season, but just two points. Oct 16, 11:07 am
  • Shayne Gostisbehere okay after cut
    Shayne Gostisbehere was okay after getting cut by the skate of the Kings Kyle Clifford Friday.

    Advice: Gostisbehere did not need stitches and returned to action later in the period. He also played Saturday so the Flyers were fortunate that their best offensive defenseman was not injured despite a cut to his right cheek and nose. "I got really lucky it didn't get me too bad," Gostisbehere said. "I'm just thankful it wasn't worse. I'll take this any day over whatever could have happened. God was with me on that one. I thank him for that." He has one assist in two games and was held off the scoresheet Saturday despite seven shots on goal. He is a must start in pools after a 17 goal, 46 point effort in 64 games last season. Oct 16, 6:01 am
  • Dan Girardi leaves game with hip flexor
    Dan Girardi suffered a hip flexor in the second period Saturday and did not return.

    Advice: Consider the defenseman day-to-day for now. He had only 17 points in 74 games last season but did do well in the funky categories as he had 168 hits and 195 blocked shots in addition to a plus-18 rating. Use him accordingly in your fantasy pool. Oct 16, 4:43 am
  • Tryamkin, Skille, Biega out vs Flames on Sat
    Nikita Tryamkin, Jack Skille and Alex Biega will each be scratched against Calgary on Saturday night.

    Advice: Unfortunately, there isn't much fantasy value between the three of them. Though Tryamkin did provide 23 blocks and 31 hits in 13 games last season, but just two points. Oct 15, 4:17 pm
  • Korbinian Holzer to play vs Islanders on Sat
    Korbinian Holzer will make his season debut against the Islanders on Saturday night.

    Advice: In 87 NHL games spread over the last four seasons, Holzer has posted 12 points, 65 PIMs, 142 blocks, and 232 hits. So if you need a spot-starter in a league that endorses his talents, feel free to pick him up and hope he sees plenty of time against Cal Clutterbuck. Oct 15, 1:03 pm
  • Brayden McNabb scores in Friday defeat
    Brayden McNabb potted his first goal of the 2016-17 season on Friday night in a 4-2 loss to Philadelphia.

    Advice: He scored the team's second goal of the match early in the third period to make it 4-2, but that was as close as the Kings would come to cutting into the Flyers' lead. It was the sixth goal of McNabb's NHL career. He had 14 points in 81 matches last year. Oct 15, 8:25 am
  • Concussion issues may be hindering Despres
    Simon Despres (upper body) is believed to be dealing with concussion symptoms again.

    Advice: He missed half of the 2015-16 season because of concussion issues and visited with a specialist Friday after he wasn't feeling right. Despres missed the third period of Thursday's game due to an "upper-body injury." Oct 15, 7:28 am
  • Ivan Provorov picks up helper in NHL debut
    Ivan Provorov earned an assist in his NHL debut with the Flyers on Friday night.

    Advice: He logged 20:18 of ice time in Philadelphia's 4-2 win over Los Angeles, while posting four hits, two blocks and one shot on goal. Provorov also saw 2:07 of power-play time, which was just behind Shayne Gostisbehere's 2:08. Oct 15, 6:47 am
  • Scandella: Wild are on brink of greatness
    Wild defenseman Marco Scandella believes his team is on the brink of greatness.

    Advice: Public expectations aren't very high for Minnesota heading into this season, but the players obviously believe in themselves. "I feel like we're so close. We're on the brink of greatness, and we just have to find it within ourselves. We have guys that are young still, but we have guys in their 30s now. With our group of guys, it has to happen now." Greatness might be a stretch, but the Wild are certainly capable of making the postseason this year. Oct 15, 5:24 am
  • Despres day-to-day with UBI to see specialist
    The Anaheim Ducks have announced that Simon Despres is day-to-day with an upper body injury, and will see a specialist.

    Advice: GM Bob Murray sounded despondent over Despres' injury status stating, "Something’s wrong here and we've got to get to the bottom of it here." The young veteran defender played just 32 games last season due to a concussion. While the Ducks haven't indicated the type of his latest ailment, Murray made sure to state Despres was neither hit nor fell. We'll keep you posted as the story develops. Oct 14, 4:01 pm
  • Ryan Murray (LBI) is out Saturday
    Ryan Murray (lower body) will miss Saturday's contest.

    Advice: Murray was hurt when blocking a shot on Thursday and is considered day-to-day. Look for Dalton Prout to play in Saturday's game as a result. Oct 14, 1:29 pm
  • Kris Letang records an assist on Thursday
    Kris Letang had an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 shootout victory over Washington on Thursday.

    Advice: Letang also had a plus-one rating and four shots on goal. He had 16 goals and 67 points in 71 contests last season. Health issues have held Letang back in the past, but as long as he avoids the sidelines this season, he should be one of the league's top scoring defensemen. Oct 14, 8:14 am
  • Nick Leddy nets goal, but also gets -3 rating
    Nick Leddy scored a goal in the Islanders' 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Unfortunately Leddy also finished with a minus-three rating. He had five goals and 40 points in 81 games in 2015-16. Oct 14, 8:09 am
  • Burns gets game winner over Kings
    Brent Burns scored the game winning goal in Wednesday night’s 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

    Advice: Burns scored 34 goals for the Sharks in the last two years in 164 games. Burns had assists from Joonas Donskoi and Logan Couture, who also had the game tying shot at the 14:05 minute mark of the first. Oct 12, 10:44 pm
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