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  • Beauchemin records three assists in loss
    Francois Beauchemin picked up three assists in the Avalanche 5-4 opening night loss against the Wild Thursday night.

    Advice: Beauchemin finished the game as the second star, recording three assists, a plus-1 differential, and logged 22:06 minutes of ice time. The 35 year-old defenseman saw some power play time, assisting on Erik Johnson’s first period power play goal. He scored 23 points last season in Anaheim and will probably maintain that pace this season. Today, 9:17 pm
  • Semyon Varlamov gives up five goals in opener
    Semyon Varlamov gave up five goals on 30 shots in a 5-4 loss to the Wild Thursday night.

    Advice: Varlamov was solid through two periods giving up only one goal on 20 shots before giving up four goals 10 minutes into the third period. The hot start to the game is encouraging for his fantasy outlook. Varlamov and his teammates will be looking to bounce back Saturday night against the Stars. Today, 9:08 pm
  • Devan Dubnyk average in Wild win
    Devan Dubnyk was average in the Minnesota Wild 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night.

    Advice: We saw more of the old Dubnyk in his first regular season outing since signing his six year, $26 million dollar contract in the off-season. The Wild were down 3-0 at the end of the first period, and 4-1 to end the second. He did stop all four shots he faced in the third period to help the Wild seal their come from behind win over the Avalanche. Fantasy owners should hope he rebounds Saturday night against the Blues. Today, 8:56 pm
  • James Garrison scores first 3-on-3 OT goal
    Jason Garrison scored the inaugural 3-on-3 overtime winning goal, his second of the game, as the Lightning roared to a 3-2 win over Philadelphia in the opener on Thursday night.

    Advice: Garrison was strung on an odd breakaway off a transition from Tampa Bay's own zone, and made no mistake with a wrister that went past Steve Mason. He's already halfway towards his goal total from last year, scoring four in 70 contests. Thursday's performance was not a sign that the 30-year-old suddenly has a scoring touch, but we'll let him enjoy his memorable night for the time being. Today, 7:20 pm
  • Clendening, Porter and Erixon scratched THU
    Adam Clendening, Kevin Porter and Tim Erixon are healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Dallas.

    Advice: Clendening, 22, skated in 21 games with Vancouver and Chicago last season. None of these three players will have any fantasy value going forward. Today, 5:52 pm
  • Semyon Varlamov starts vs. Minnesota
    Semyon Varlamov will be between the pipes in Thursday's game against Minnesota.

    Advice: The 27-year-old had a 28-20-8 record with a 2.56 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage in 57 games last season. A bounce-back season from Varlamov could propel the Avalanche back into the playoffs this year. Today, 5:49 pm
  • Devan Dubnyk will start on Thursday
    Devan Dubnyk will get the start in Thursday's game against Colorado.

    Advice: The 29-year-old was outstanding after he was acquired in a trade with Arizona last season. He posted a 27-9-2 record with a 1.78 goals-against-average and a .936 save percentage in 2014-15. Today, 5:45 pm
  • Max Talbot is a healthy scratch on Thursday
    Max Talbot, Colin Miller and Tyler Randell will all be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

    Advice: The Bruins put Talbot on waivers in the preseason, but he went unclaimed and remains in Boston. Miller, 22, has put up impressive numbers in the AHL, but he has yet to skate in an NHL game. Randell, 24, was Boston's sixth round pick in 2009. Like Miller, he has never played in an NHL game. Today, 4:08 pm
  • Report: Brown avoids supplemental discipline
    Dustin Brown will reportedly not receive any supplemental discipline after headbutting Logan Couture on Wednesday.

    Advice: Couture stayed in the game, although the incident left him bloodied. Brown also assisted on the Kings' lone goal in a 5-1 loss. Today, 3:05 pm
  • Taylor Chorney might earn sixth D spot
    Taylor Chorney is in the running to earn the sixth defensive spot for Saturday's game.

    Advice: Capitals coach Barry Trotz is also consider Dmitry Orlov for that role. If Chorney does get the opportunity then he will play alongside Nate Schmidt. Today, 1:32 pm
  • Mattias Janmark set to make NHL debut
    Mattias Janmark is set to make his NHL debut on Thursday.

    Advice: Janmark had 13 goals and 36 points in 55 Swedish Elite League contests in 2014-15. He will play alongside Antoine Roussel and Ales Hemsky on the fourth line. Given his role, we don't expect too much from him in the short-term, although he certainly has offensive upside. Today, 12:09 pm
  • Edmundson to play in first NHL game Thursday
    Joel Edmundson will play in his first NHL game on Thursday.

    Advice: Edmundson recorded four goals and 12 points in 30 AHL contests last season. He will be paired up with another rookie in Colton Parayko. Today, 11:15 am
  • Josh Gorges (LBI) is set to play Thursday
    Josh Gorges has completely recovered from his lower-body injury.

    Advice: Gorges will play in Buffalo's season opener on Thursday as a result. Look for him to be paired up with Mark Pysyk. Today, 9:42 am
  • Jamie Benn is expected to play Thursday
    Jamie Benn is expected to play Thursday night even though coach Lindy Ruff is a little concerned with how to utilize his captain.

    Advice: Ruff doesn't want Benn to suffer a setback while playing in his first game after hip surgeries. Benn has been in and out of practices and he played in two preseason games, but he'll probably be fine. Today, 6:26 am
  • Dustin Brown collects an assist in opener
    Dustin Brown had an assist in the Kings' 5-1 loss Wednesday night.

    Advice: Brown is coming off of a season where he was limited to 11 goals and 27 points in 82 contests. In that campaign he only had one point in 11 October games, so anything more he does this month would be a step up from his 2014-15 production levels. Today, 6:25 am
  • P.K. Subban earns 3 assists in season debut
    P.K. Subban collected three assists in Montreal's 3-1 win over Toronto on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was also credited with four blocks, two hits and one shot, while logging a game-high 24:35 of ice time. Subban is off to a fine start this season and his well-rounded game makes him one of the most valuable fantasy defenders in the game. Today, 5:32 am
  • Canadiens scratch blueliners Pateryn, Tinordi
    Greg Pateryn was a healthy scratch Wednesday night to open the regular season.

    Advice: He was joined by fellow defensemen Jarred Tinordi in the press box. Pateryn played in 17 games with Montreal last season, but he will have a tough time cracking the Canadiens' lineup unless injuries occur. Today, 5:28 am
  • Martin Jones wins in Sharks season debut
    Martin Jones stopped 19-of-20 shots in a 5-1 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was a nice way to get introduced to this rivalry from the other side of the fence for Martin Jones as he beat his old team in his Sharks season debut. It helped that the Sharks were just far and away the better team on this night but Jones was perfect following a goal he allowed on the first shot of the game. The starting gig is his to lose it seems going forward. Yesterday, 11:32 pm
  • Josh Gorges (LBI) may play Thursday night
    Josh Gorges (lower body) is still listed on injured reserve on Buffalo's website, but he could be available to play Thursday night.

    Advice: He participated fully in Wednesday's practice and it looks like he will play in Buffalo's opener against Ottawa. Yesterday, 11:50 am
  • Maxime Talbot clears waivers, still with B's
    Maxime Talbot practiced Tuesday with Boston and he cleared waivers.

    Advice: For now, it looks like he will remain with the team, but the Bruins have the flexibility to send him to the minors. "I'm going to keep a good attitude and do whatever they ask me to do," Talbot said. "I'm just waiting now to see what's up." Yesterday, 6:53 am
  • Martin Jones gets ready to start for San Jose
    Martin Jones will start in the Sharks' opener on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones is looking to build off of a strong preseason that saw him post a 3-1 record, 0.76 GAA, and .970 save percentage. He's got a chance to establish himself as the Sharks' starter this season after previously serving as Jonathan Quick's understudy in Los Angeles. Yesterday, 6:47 am
  • Mattias Janmark makes it on the Stars
    Mattias Janmark will start the regular season with Dallas.

    Advice: Coach Lindy Ruff is still trying to work out where Janmark will play, but he may center the fourth line. "He's a natural centerman, so we may start him off in his position," said Ruff. "That's where he feels most comfortable. But we'll leave that for Thursday night." He skated between Antoine Roussel and Ales Hemsky/Colton Sceviour during Tuesday's practice. Tuesday, 2:32 pm
  • Joel Edmundson shocked to make the Blues
    Joel Edmundson was "speechless" when he was told that he made St. Louis' roster out of camp.

    Advice: "I was waiting for this conversation for a long time now and was kind of nervous," Edmundson said. "But when he told me 'Congratulations,' I was kind of speechless, to be honest." The Blues also kept Colton Parayko on the back end for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. Tuesday, 11:11 am
  • Jamie Benn takes part in Tuesday's practice
    As expected, Jamie Benn is taking part in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Coach Lindy Ruff raised some eyebrows when he called Benn's status for Thursday's opener a "mystery." Still, it would be very surprising if he wasn't in the lineup. Benn skated on a line with Tyler Seguin and Cody Eakin during Tuesday's session. Tuesday, 8:58 am
  • Coach: Jamie Benn's status remains a mystery
    High-scoring forward Jamie Benn of Dallas is a question mark for the Stars' season opener this week, according to coach Lindy Ruff.

    Advice: Benn and fellow forward Ales Hemsky, both of whom underwent hip surgery during the off-season, did not participate in the Stars' practice Monday and, while Ruff said he expected the pair to practice Tuesday and Wednesday, he said he did not know if they would be ready for Thursday's opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins. "That is the great mystery," the coach was quoted as saying. "I don't know that they know where they are at. They are obviously getting better, but they are still missing practices. Part of this is to make sure that we don't have a setback." Benn finished atop the NHL in scoring last season. He had surgery in late April on one hip and in May on the other. Hemsky's surgery took place in April. Monday, 7:06 pm
  • Bruins put Maxime Talbot on waivers
    Maxime Talbot has been waived by Boston.

    Advice: His potential demotion indicates that Tyler Randell will start the season in the NHL. Talbot dressed in 18 games with the Bruins last year after he was acquired from Colorado. He collected 18 points in 81 contests in 2014-15. Monday, 10:34 am
  • Francois Beauchemin enjoying time in COL
    Francois Beauchemin has enjoyed his stay in Colorado so far.

    Advice: The Avalanche signed Beauchemin to a three-year contract worth $13.5 million over the summer. The veteran said his new teammates have made him feel welcome from day one. "Ever since I stepped in the locker room the guys have been really good. Great group of guys," said Beauchemin. "Normally you come into a locker room and have two or three cliques. But in here it's everybody together, all doing the same things and having fun. That's a big key." The 35-year-old will probably be counted on to play over 20 minutes per game in Denver. Sunday, 6:53 am
  • Martin Jones outstanding in pre-season
    Martin Jones finished up the pre-season with a 3-1 record.

    Advice: What was sensational was his peripherals as he had a GAA of 0.76 with a .970 save percentage. The netminder was a backup to Jonathan Quick last season but seems to have the number one job in San Jose in his hip pocket as the NHL regular season begins. He is likely a lower end number one goalie in a 12 team league or a top-notch second netminder in the same pool. Saturday, 7:11 am
  • Martin Jones blanks Coyotes on just 18 shots
    Martin Jones blanked the Coyotes on just 18 shots on Friday night.

    Advice: That's right, just 18 pucks made it to Jones with only two coming in the middle frame. Granted it is the Coyotes and their lineup had several players with little to no NHL experience, but a shut out is a shut out. Friday, 9:35 pm
  • Semyon Varlamov turns away 30 shots in defeat
    Semyon Varlamov turned away 30 shots on Thursday night, however his Avalanche were shutout 3-0 by the Ducks.

    Advice: Varlamov looked good in net, but the defense in front of him continues to be porous. At least in the short term this should be expected to continue, but don't be surprised if the Avs turn it around over the course of the season. Young, talented teams have a funny way of doing just that. Thursday, 9:59 pm
  • Martin Jones has been strong in preseason
    Martin Jones has a .963 save percentage in the preseason.

    Advice: It obviously won't be that high in the regular season, but the Sharks have to hope that his success in the exhibition games does carry forward. San Jose plan on using Jones and Alex Stalock as its goaltenders this season. Both of them are light on NHL experience, but the hope is that one of them will establish himself as a solid starter. Jones is definitely a risk, but one that's capable of paying off. Wednesday, 8:46 am
  • Martin Jones makes 30 saves in win
    Martin Jones makes 30 saves in the Sharks 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jones beat the Canucks for the second time in less than a week and looked good in doing it again. This wasn't the Canucks' "A" roster though but he did make some big saves to preserve the win. Brent Burns and Tommy Wingels provided the scoring for the Sharks. Tuesday, 10:18 pm
  • Jamie Benn to see 1st preseason action Tues.
    Jamie Benn will draw into the lineup for Tuesday's preseason game against St. Louis.

    Advice: He has been skating and practicing throughout training camp after undergoing surgery on both hips during the summer. Benn has taken part in a team scrimmage, but this will mark his first preseason action this year. The Stars wanted to get Benn into one or two games before the start of the regular season. Coach Lindy Ruff was reluctant to say if the Dallas captain was 100 percent, but we don't think he would be playing if he wasn't. Sep 28, 2:53 pm
  • Josh Gorges week-to-week with LBI
    Josh Gorges has a lower-body injury that may sideline him for the start of the regular season.

    Advice: His status is listed as week-to-week. Gorges records plenty of blocked shots, but he doesn't have any fantasy value beyond that. Sep 28, 11:45 am
  • Mattias Janmark has impressed the Stars
    Mattias Janmark is being given an opportunity to make Dallas' roster.

    Advice: Dallas GM Jim Nill has been impressed with Janmark's play at training camp. "He's a good player, I've been watching him for a long time," Nill said. "He's a bit older, he's played against men in Sweden, and he's handling every challenge he's been given here. We're very excited about him." He will be 23 in early December and will probably be back in Sweden if he doesn't earn a spot with the Stars. Sep 28, 9:07 am
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