Player Notes

  • Stu Bickel sitting out again Monday
    Stu Bickel will remain in the press box Monday night versus Florida.

    Advice: Bickel sat out Saturday night as well and will remain in warm-up suits when the Wild take on the Florida Panthers. Bickel doesnt't offer much fantasy value if he's not in the lineup accruing penalty minutes.
    Today, 3:56 pm
  • Illness will keep Calvin De Haan out Monday
    Calvin De Haan will sit out Monday's game because of an illness.

    Advice: He has three assists, 39 hits and 26 blocks in 17 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
    Today, 3:37 pm
  • Scottie Upshall set to return Monday
    Scottie Upshall (lower body) will be back in Florida's lineup on Monday.

    Advice: He was sidelined for two games with a lower-body injury. Upshall has produced three goals and four assists in 16 games this year.
    Today, 2:59 pm
  • Cory Conacher again a healthy scratch
    Islanders trio of Cory Conacher, Matt Donovan, and Brian Strait to be healthy scratches again Monday night.

    Advice: The Islanders have rolled with the same lineup the last two games when they've defeated the Penguins, so why not go with the same group again Monday night? Conacher has just three points in 14 games and Strait has recorded an assist in 11 games for the Isles. Donovan has yet to crack the Islanders lineup this year.
    Today, 2:53 pm
  • Matt Fraser inactive Monday night
    Matt Fraser will be a healthy scratch Monday night when the Bruins host the Penguins.

    Advice: After dressing up Saturday versus the Islanders, the Bruins winger will have to watch from the stands Monday night with Brad Marchand returning to the lineup. Fraser has recorded three goals in 14 games played for Boston so far. Marchand's return also sent Seth Griffith back to the minors.
    Today, 2:34 pm
  • Cody McCormick getting concussion testing
    Cody McCormick is expected to miss the next seven days, while he undergoes concussion protocols.

    Advice: He left Saturday's game after he was struck in the head by a skate. McCormick has three assists and 43 hits in 21 games.
    Today, 2:29 pm
  • Datsyuk feels better, needs more practices
    Pavel Datsyuk (groin) won't be in the lineup Monday.

    Advice: He has missed the last four games and six of the team's past eight with a groin injury. "I feel much better, but I think I need more full practices with team to make sure it feels good and it does not come back every second game," Datsyuk said. He isn't sure when he'll be available to return and he's taking it one day at a time.
    Today, 2:00 pm
  • Craig Anderson will face Detroit on Monday
    Craig Anderson will be in goal for Monday's game at Detroit.

    Advice: The Senators play again on Tuesday versus St. Louis and the club has another back-to-back set this weekend in Florida, so Robin Lehner is sure to see some action.
    Today, 1:18 pm
  • Bellemore (LBI) expected to miss 7-10 days
    Brett Bellemore (lower body) is projected to miss seven-to-10 days, according to coach Bill Peters.

    Advice: He was injured in Saturday's contest versus Colorado. In 13 games this season, Bellemore has three assists and 38 hits.
    Today, 10:05 am
  • Roman Josi sees heavy minutes for Preds
    Roman Josi is logging heavy minutes for the Predators this season on the team's top pairing with Shea Weber.

    Advice: Weber (26:57) is just ahead of Josi (26:32) in average ice time per game on the team. "I think we complement each other really well on the ice," Josi said. "I don't want to spoil it for everyone, but it's pretty easy for me to play with him. He's one of the best defensemen in the world and we've been playing with each other for what's our third year now, and you build chemistry every day." Josi has recorded 10 points and a plus-7 rating in 20 games. He also ranks first on the team and is tied for sixth in the league with 51 blocks.
    Today, 9:54 am
  • Antti Raanta (illness) dressed on Sunday
    Antti Raanta (illness) was able to serve as Corey Crawford's backup on Sunday.

    Advice: He was scheduled to start Saturday's game versus the Oilers, but couldn't play because he wasn't feeling well. Raanta hasn't seen any game action since Oct. 25 in a 3-2 loss to St. Louis.
    Today, 9:05 am
  • Henrik Zetterberg going through mini slump
    Henrik Zetterberg is currently mired in his longest scoring drought of the year.

    Advice: He hasn't picked up a point in four straight games and he has a minus-4 rating over that span. Still, he has managed to amass 15 shots during that time and his skid probably won't last much longer. He'll be looking to get back on track on Monday against Ottawa.
    Today, 7:52 am
  • Riley Sheahan doing well on Wings' 2nd line
    Riley Sheahan has been playing well as Detroit's second-line center.

    Advice: "I think the biggest contributor is playing with some great players," he said referring to linemates Tomas Tatar and Justin Abdelkader. "We've been getting the puck to the net and are just trying to get bounces off the goalie, and that's been working. I'm trying to be a little more confident with the puck and use my body to my advantage. That's been a focus point for me." Sheahan has recorded two goals and two assists in his past four games. His offensive game is still a work in progress.
    Today, 7:44 am
  • Xavier Ouellet 'plays like a veteran'
    Detroit coach Mike Babcock has been impressed with the play of Xavier Ouellet.

    Advice: "He's a good hockey player," Babcock said. "He plays like a veteran." Ouellet has skated in just two games with the Red Wings this season after appearing in four NHL contests last year. He also dressed in one match during the playoffs last spring. Ouellet is positionally sound and the 21-year-old defender plays with a lot of poise.
    Today, 7:31 am
  • Jim Slater scores in loss to St. Louis
    Jim Slater got his first goal of the season in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: He gave the Jets a 2-1 lead at the time, but the Blues tied it before the end of the second period and then won the game in the third. Just an FYI as Slater shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
    Today, 7:10 am
  • Henrik Sedin has a three-game point streak
    Henrik Sedin is on a three-game point streak.

    Advice: Sedin had an assist in Sunday's 4-1 victory over Chicago. He now has five goals and 21 points in 21 contests in 2014-15.
    Today, 6:21 am
  • Derek Dorsett picks up two assists Sunday
    Derek Dorsett recorded two assists in a 4-1 win Sunday night.

    Advice: Dorsett has two goals and eight points in 19 contests in 2014-15. That's impressive numbers for him given that he just got eight points in all of 2013-2014. He's a decent source of penalty minutes that can chip in offensively, but he shouldn't be counted on to maintain anything close to his current point-per-game pace.
    Today, 6:20 am
  • Derek Stepan is making up for lost time
    Derek Stepan had a goal in the Rangers' 5-0 win Sunday night.

    Advice: Stepan is now on a three-game point streak. After missing the start of the season due to a fractured fibula, he now has two goals and seven points in eight contests.
    Today, 5:57 am
  • Adam Larsson has been establishing himself
    Adam Larsson has gone from having a tough time getting out of the press box to logging 22:30 minutes of ice time on Saturday.

    Advice: Larsson spent 6:04 of those minutes helping kill penalties. Although when he was draft he had a lot of offensive upside, he's transitioned into a more defensively-minded defenseman. "I feel good," Larsson said. "My confidence builds up the more games I play and the more minutes I play. I'm just trying to build up the confidence from the coaches."
    Today, 5:47 am
  • Rene Bourque was called up from the minors on Sunday November 23.
    Yesterday, 11:29 pm
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