Player Notes

  • Ryan Miller pulled in 4-0 loss to Ducks
    Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was yanked midway through the third period after allowing four goals against.

    Advice: Miller stopped 25 of 29 Anaheim Ducks' shots at the Honda Center on Monday night. He was replaced by Jacob Markstrom, who only faced one shot in the remainder of the third period. Miller's save percentage on the night was a dismal .862, and his record is now 7-8-6 on the season with a 2.57 GAA and a .910 save percentage. Expect Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins to give Jacob Markstrom the start in the second night of the back-to-back on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings. Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • John Gibson perfect in Ducks win over Canucks
    Ducks back-up goalie John Gibson shuts out Canucks in 4-0 win.

    Advice: Filling in again for flu-ridden Frederik Andersen, John Gibson earned his first shutout of the season, stopping 25 shots in the game. With the win, Gibson's record now improves to 2-1-1 with a 1.82 goals against average and a .936 save percentage. Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Shawn Horcoff scores game-winner in Ducks Win
    Shawn Horcoff's goal at 1:19 of the first period proved to be the only goal needed for the Ducks, in their 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.

    Advice: It was Horcoff's fourth goal of the season. In 24 games, Horcoff has four goals and four assists for a total of eight points. Rickard Rakell, Jakob Silfverberg and Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks. Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Jake Virtanen exits with upper body injury
    Jake Virtanen left the game with an upper-body injury after getting cross-checked in the first period of the Canucks 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: Virtanen is Day-to-Day. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Garret Sparks sparks Leafs; shuts out Oilers
    Garret Sparks had a memorable debut in the National Hockey League Monday night, shutting out the visiting Edmonton Oilers and helping the Toronto Maple Leafs record a 3-0 victory.

    Advice: Sparks made 24 saves and became only the 25th netminder in NHL history to register a shutout in his first game. He also is only the seventh goalie since 2000 to blank his opponents in his first game. Sparks was called up from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League on Saturday to replace James Reimer, who has a lower-body injury. Jonathan Bernier dropped to 0-8 on Saturday so Leafs coach Mike Babcock decided to promote Sparks for the job. So, after the one appearance, the kid is 1-0, with a goals-against average of 0.00, of course, and a save percentage of 1.000. He was 8-2-1 with a 1.90 GAA and a .938 save percentage with the Marlies. Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Derick Brassard posts two points; Rangers win
    Derick Brassard produced a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers ended their losing streak Monday night with a 4-3 triumph over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.

    Advice: Brassard increased his point total on the season to 17 -- seven goals and 10 assists. His assist came on a goal by Mats Zuccarello, who had gone four games without scoring. The Rangers were on a three-game losing drought. Zuccarello's goal was his 11th of the season. Oscar Lindberg (ninth) and Chris Kreider (fourth) also had goals for New York. The Rangers led 2-0 after the first period and 4-2 after the second. Yesterday, 7:28 pm
  • Shea Theodore scratched on Monday
    Shea Theodore is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

    Advice: Theodore is one of the Ducks' top prospects, but he isn't expected to see any action during this call up. The 20-year-old was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft. Korbinian Holzer will also watch the game from the press box. Yesterday, 7:14 pm
  • Isles' Thomas Greiss improves record to 7-3-2
    Could New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss be making a run for first-string status?

    Advice: Greiss and the Isles defeated the visiting Colorado Avalanche 5-3 Monday night and the goalie improved his record to 7-3-2. On the weekend, Greiss defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning and Halalk lost in a shootout to the Florida Panthers. Greiss has a goals-against average of 2.30 and a save percentage of .925. In comparison, Halak is 6-4-2 this season with a GAA of 2.02 and a save percentage of .921. Yesterday, 7:11 pm
  • G Semyon Varlamov makes 23 saves in defeat
    Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov turned aside 23 shots as Colorado fell on the road Monday night, 5-3 to the New York Islanders.

    Advice: This has not been a good season for Varlamov. His record is 5-7-1, his goals-against average is 3.28 and his save percentage is .887. At 27, Varlamov is on the downswing. If he's your goalie on your fantasy team, we suggest you start searching for a replacement. Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Carl Soderberg picks up two assists in loss
    Colorado center Carl Soderberg notched two assists in the Avalanche's 5-3 loss to the Islanders in Long Island Wednesday night.

    Advice: Soderberg now has 11 assists on the season. He assisted on goals by Blake Comeau (fourth) and Nick Holden (first). Jarome Iginla also produced a goal for the Avs, his eighth of the season. The game was tied 2-2 after two periods but the Isles outscored Colorado 3-1 in the third. Yesterday, 7:00 pm
  • Frank Corrado scratched vs. Oilers
    Frank Corrado will be a healthy scratch versus the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

    Advice: Corrado was claimed on waivers from the Canucks prior to the start of the regular season, but he still hasn't suited up in a game for the Leafs. The 22-year-old had one goal in 10 games with Vancouver last season. Yesterday, 4:40 pm
  • Montreal calls up Zachary Fucale
    Montreal has called up netminder Zachary Fucale.

    Advice: Dustin Tokarski had been serving as Mike Condon's backup, but now that role will go to Fucale. He has posted a 7-2-2 record with St. John's of the AHL this season along with a 3.12 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. Yesterday, 2:21 pm
  • Logan Couture skates Monday, still not ready
    Logan Couture (fractured fibula) skated for about 30 minutes on Monday with his teammates.

    Advice: He still isn't feeling comfortable with his skating and there is no set timetable for his return. Couture has exceeded the club's initial four-to-six week timeline, but he feels like he is where he should be in terms of his recovery. Yesterday, 2:08 pm
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  • Ryan Carter projected to play Tuesday
    Ryan Carter is expected to be play Tuesday after sitting out Saturday's game with a lower-body ailment.

    Advice: He took part in Monday's practice. Carter scored his third goal of the season last Friday prior to getting hurt. He has just four points in 21 contests this year. Yesterday, 12:46 pm
  • Darren Helm gets bumped up to 2nd line
    Darren Helm will get a turn with Pavel Datsyuk and Brad Richards on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Teemu Pulkkinen and Tomas Jurco received time on that line, but now coach Jeff Blashill is trying to get Helm out of his scoring funk with a promotion. Helm has no goals and three assists in 20 games this year. Yesterday, 12:14 pm
  • Brian Elliott to start Friday against Isles
    Brian Elliott will get his first start since Nov. 17 on Friday.

    Advice: Jake Allen has seemingly taken over St. Louis' number one gig, but the Blues haven't made a final decision on that yet. Elliott has a 4-2-1 record with an .898 save percentage and a 2.70 goals-against average this year. Yesterday, 11:40 am
  • Curtis Lazar still skating on second line
    Curtis Lazar has been skating on the second line with Mika Zibanejad and Mark Stone.

    Advice: He will probably remain there on Tuesday versus Philadelphia based on Ottawa's line rushes during Monday's skate. Lazar had a minus-3 rating in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Coyotes. He has just five points in 20 games this year. Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Wings scratched Brendan Smith Sunday
    Brendan Smith was a healthy scratch Sunday.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Blashill wanted to get Jakub Kindl back in the lineup and Smith was the odd-man out instead of Alexey Marchenko. Smith played in four straight games after getting back into the lineup from an illness. Yesterday, 6:59 am
  • Kevan Miller (concussion) to travel with team
    Kevan Miller (concussion) will accompany the Bruins on the road this week.

    Advice: He has not been cleared to return from a concussion yet, but it's good news that he is able to travel. When Miller is healthy there's a chance he'll have to wait for an opportunity to play because the Bruins have been playing very well lately. Yesterday, 6:40 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Joel Ward extends point streak to four games
    Joel Ward is on a four-game point streak.

    Advice: That brings Ward up to nine goals and 23 points in 23 contests. We'd be surprised if Ward was able to maintain that pace, especially after being limited to 34 points in 2014-15. Yesterday, 3:15 am
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