• Justin Williams nets three points in win
    Justin Williams had a goal and two assists in the Sharks 4-1 preseason win over rival San Jose.

    Advice: Williams, Anze Kopitar, Jake Muzzin and Dwight King all had multiple point nights as the Kings seem to just own the Sharks lately. Jonathan Quick stopped 16-of-17 shots through two periods before giving way to Martin Jones who stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Antti Niemi not sharp versus Kings again
    Antti Niemi stopped 26-of-30 shots in the Sharks 4-1 preseason loss to the Kings on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Niemi was unable exercise any demons against the Kings in this one as he let in a softie and was poor in playing the puck at times. Niemi did not help his cause to be the full-time starter this season and is in real danger to lose multiple starts to Alex Stalock this season. Make sure to handcuff your Niemi investment with Stalock if you haven't already. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Vladimir Tkachev ineligible to sign
    The NHL tossed out the entry level contract signed by Vladimir Tkachev and the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: "We felt he was eligible because he had played games last season in North America, but in talking to the NHL, the wording is clear that he had to have played a full season," said Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish. The 19 year-old undrafted Russian forward turned some heads in the prospects camp and was offered an invite to the Oilers training camp. It's clear the Oiler brass was pretty disappointed they couldn't claim his rights here with a contract. Tkachev will be thrown back into the talent pool for next year's NHL entry draft and will be a name to look for next year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Stars lose big in final preseason tilt
    Anders Lindback stopped 28-of-33 shots faced in the Stars 5-1 preseason loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was not really the way Lindback hoped to play in his first action against his old team. The Stars didn't offer a lot of support for Lindback as Jamie Benn's lone goal was all they could muster up against Ben Bishop. Despite the shelling, Lindback has earned the back-up role in big D this season. The Stars won't see action until their season opener against the Blackhawks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Bretty Connolly nets two points in win
    Brett Connolly was one of five players to score a goal in the Lightning 5-1 preseason win over the Stars on Tuesday.

    Advice: Connolly had a goal and helper while Richard Panik, Nikita Kucherov, J.T. Brown and Cedric Paquette had goals in the blowout win. The goals support came early and often for Ben Bishop who was solid in stopping 21-of-22 shots faced for the visiting Lightning. It was the second time in four days that Tampa beat Dallas in preseason action. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Johnny Gaudreau pots game winner
    The Flames highly touted prospect Johnny Gaudreau potted the game-winning goal in the Flames 2-0 preseason win over the Avalanche on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was the first goal of the preseason for Gaudreau and it turned out to be all the Flames needed. "It feels good to get that first one out of the way," said Gaudreau after the game. Lance Bouma scored the empty netter for the Flames who got stellar outing from Jonas Hiller in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Claude Giroux returns in Philadelphia victory
    Flyers star Claude Giroux dressed in his first preseason game Tuesday night and showed no signs of being bothered by the lower-body injury that kept him sidelined in Philadelphia's previous exhibition games.

    Advice: Giroux played 16:53 in the Flyers' 4-2 win over the New York Rangers. He had two shots on net and dished out two hits. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:27 pm
  • Matt Read grabs three points in Flyers' win
    Left winger Matt Read scored a goal and added two assists as the Flyers downed the New York Rangers 4-2 Tuesday night in exhibition play in Philadelphia.

    Advice: Wayne Simmonds contributed to Philly's offense with a goal and an assist while Mark Streit chipped in with two assists. Nicklas Grossmann and Sean Couturier scored the other goals for the Flyers. Anthony Duclair and Carl Hagelin had the Rangers' goals. Dominic Moore assisted on both. Ray Emery was the winning goalie, blocking 24 of the 26 New York shots he faced. Cam Talbot allowed three goals on 22 shots in the Rangers' net. Jason Missiaen allowed no goals on seven Philly shots. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Mitchell Callahan could be lost on waivers
    Mitchell Callahan has to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors, so he's getting an extended look at training camp with Detroit.

    Advice: "Cally's played good, but we've had lots of guys play good," coach Mike Babcock said. "Lots of kids that look like they might be able to play here." Callahan plays a feisty game and he can play at both ends of the ice, so he may not get through the waiver process. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:33 pm
  • Alexander Semin to make preseason debut
    Alexander Semin is set to make his preseason debut on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He had been dealing with a wrist injury that underwent surgery during the off-season. Semin is projected to join Jiri Tlusty and Eric Staal on the top line in the contest. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:49 pm
  • Claude Giroux will make preseason debut Tues.
    Claude Giroux (lower body) will dress in his first preseason game on Tuesday night.

    Advice: "I'm fine and ready to go," said Giroux, who had been limited at camp due to a lower-body injury. "I want to make sure I'm ready to play against Boston (in the season opener Oct. 8), and for me to play this game tonight it's going to make me a better player for that game." He was between Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek during the morning skate. Coach Craig Berube also expects Giroux to play Thursday against Washington in another preseason outing. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:16 am
  • Wild assign three players to AHL Iowa
    Justin Falk was sent down to the minors by Minnesota on Tuesday.

    Advice: He cleared waivers, along with Jonathan Blum and Joel Rechlicz, which paved their paths to AHL Iowa. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 am
  • Marian Hossa (LBI) misses practice Monday
    Marian Hossa didn't practice Monday because of a minor lower-body injury.

    Advice: Coach Joel Quenneville expects Hossa to practice on Tuesday, so this ailment shouldn't be anything to worry about. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 am
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk has enjoyed a strong camp
    Trevor van Riemsdyk has been a surprise success at training camp for the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: "Every camp there's always a surprise or two - (van Riemsdyk) is definitely one where we're very pleased," coach Joel Quenneville said. "It's still early in measuring him and seeing where he could go, but we'll look a little bit longer because we like what we saw." The younger brother of Toronto forward James van Riemsdyk is still with the Hawks at training camp, but he should still be considered a long shot to make the final roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 am
  • Devils release Tomas Kaberle from PTO
    Tomas Kaberle has been released from his professional tryout with the Devils.

    Advice: He was hoping to land an NHL job after playing in the Czech League last season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:23 am
  • Milan Michalek returns to the ice Monday
    Milan Michalek was back on the ice Monday after he sat out three sessions last week with a hip flexor injury.

    Advice: He still has high expectations of himself and he believes he can be a 30-goal scorer this season if he can stay healthy. Michalek skated in all 82 games last year, but he managed to generate just 17 goals and 39 points. He spent most of his playing time at five-on-five alongside Jason Spezza, who was traded to Dallas in the summer, last season. It's hard to envision him having much success this campaign unless he really clicks with David Legwand or gets promoted to the top line with Kyle Turris. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:58 am
  • Aaron Rome leaves Monday with LBI
    Aaron Rome left Monday's preseason game against Toronto in the first period due to a lower-body injury.

    Advice: He is attending Detroit's training camp on a tryout basis, so an injury at this ime won't help his chances of earning an NHL deal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • Brian Flynn expects to get 'bounced around'
    Brian Flynn expects to play several different roles this season with the Sabres if he sticks with the team.

    Advice: "I expect to be bounced around a little bit between different lines and right wing, center, even left wing," he said. "I was prepared for that coming into training camp. I've played a few positions so far but I'm used to it so it's not that big an adjustment for me anymore." He suited up in 79 games with Buffalo last season, while contributing six goals and 13 points. Flynn mostly played as a bottom-six forward and he saw time on the penalty kill. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:17 am
  • Jarret Stoll (hip) might return on Tuesday
    Jarret Stoll (hip) might be able to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: Stoll has been feeling better lately, but nothing is set in stone yet when it comes to his return date. Including Tuesday's contest, Los Angeles has three preseason games left. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:14 am
  • Nathan Horton (back) isn't progressing yet
    Nathan Horton (back) has reportedly not made any progress yet.

    Advice: There's no timetable for Horton's recovery, but we wouldn't count on him being back any time soon. He was limited to just 35 games last season and finished with 18 points as a result. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:40 am
  • Ekman-Larsson picks up two assists Monday
    Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two assists in Arizona's 4-2 victory over Vancouver on Monday.

    Advice: Ekman-Larsson set career-highs last season with 15 goals and 44 points. We're looking for the 23-year-old defenseman to be just as productive in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:21 am
  • Claude Giroux (LBI) might return Tuesday
    Claude Giroux (lower body) remains a possibility for Tuesday's preseason contest.

    Advice: Giroux will take part in Tuesday's morning skate before a decision is made. He's been unable to play in exhibition games thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:55 pm
  • Claude Giroux could play as early as Tuesday
    Claude Giroux (lower body) could play his first pre-season game as early as Tuesday.

    Advice: Giroux suffered his injury in the first few minutes of the first practice session but he has been on the ice the last three days and is getting close to a return. Poolies should not be afraid to take Giroux at the end of the first round or early in the second, in most pools. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:46 am
  • Babcock impressed with Mitch Callahan
    Detroit Red Wings' head coach Mike Babcock said he was impressed with the play of Mitch Callahan in the Wings' 2-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night.

    Advice: "I liked him a lot tonight," said Babcock of Callahan. The 23-year-old was very good at both ends of the ice against the Bruins. Callahan probably won't start the year with Detroit, but if the Red Wings get into some injury trouble like they did last season, Callahan could get an opportunity with the big club. The former sixth round pick in 2009 registered 26 goals and 44 points in 70 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL last season. You can safely ignore him on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:11 am
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson moves to right side
    The Arizona Coyotes are experimenting with moving defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to the right side from his natural left side.

    Advice: The reason for the move is to team up Ekman-Larsson with Keith Yandle and have the Coyotes top two defenseman on the ice for 25-plus minutes a game. It will also help as both man the point on the first power play helping coach Dave Tippett avoid mixing and matching after a power play. Look for Ekman-Larsson to improve on his 15 goal, 44 point season from a year ago and approach the 50 point mark in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:28 am
  • Berube will not push Claude Giroux at camp
    Coach Craig Berube will not make Claude Giroux (lower body) play a pre-season game if he is not ready to go.

    Advice: Giroux suffered his lower body injury a few moments into the first practice and is now skating and able to do everything with the exception of contact but his return to game action is still up in the air. Giroux could be back in time for the start of the NHL campaign in Boston on October 8 but he could also miss the first week of action. Nevertheless, poolies should not be afraid to take Giroux at the end of the first round or early in the second, in most pools. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:13 am
  • Niemi solid in first preseason start
    Antti Niemi played all 65 minutes of Friday night's game against Arizona, stopping 17 of 18 shots.

    Advice: While he's playing with house money as the incumbant, his job is very much in question to begin the season. Head Coach Todd McLellan has made it known that the hot hand will play until noted otherwise. More starts like this however, will shape things in Niemi's favor. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:00 pm
  • Claude Giroux takes part in Friday's skate
    Claude Giroux (lower body) participated in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Giroux skated alongside Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek. The Flyers hope to get Giroux into a preseason game, but nothing has been decided yet. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:56 pm
  • Nathan Horton still suffering with back pain
    Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said that Nathan Horton will attempt to overcome his ailing back injury without surgery on Thursday.

    Advice: The decision to avoid surgery does not necessarily mean Horton is recovering well from his injury. "He is suffering," Kekalainen said. "It's about getting stronger and managing the pain by getting stronger in the core.[He] is the only person that really knows where he is at and how much pain there is involved. It's impossible for anybody else to know what he is going through right now." It is uncertain at this point how much time Horton will miss. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:12 pm
  • Claude Giroux returns to practice Thursday
    Claude Giroux (lower body) was back at practice on Thursday.

    Advice: However, he won't play against New Jersey tonight in preseason action. "He's getting better quick," coach Craig Berube said. The Flyers bench boss wants to get Giroux into some exhibition games when he's ready, but there's no timetable for that yet. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:02 am
  • Jarret Stoll (hip) is ahead of schedule
    Jarret Stoll (hip) believes he's ahead of schedule in his recovery.

    Advice: Stoll is aiming to play in two preseason games, but he wants to be cautious to avoid a setback. He had nine goals and 27 points in 78 games in 2013-14. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:08 am
  • Vladimir Tkachev gets two assists Wednesday
    Vladimir Tkachev had two assists in Edmonton's 3-2 preseason game against Winnipeg.

    Advice: Tkachev is trying to show Edmonton that he's worthy of a contract despite his five-foot-nine, 141-pound frame. He also made a good impression in the Oilers' rookie camp, which led to his current invite to their main camp. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:01 am
  • Milan Michalek wins game for Sens in shootout
    Milan Michalek's goal in the fourth round of the shootout was the difference in the Ottawa Senators' 4-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.

    Advice: The Sens and Leafs split their squads for a pair of exhibition games Wednesday night. The Sens won the other game 3-2. In this one, the Sens were trailing 3-1 before Alex Chiasson (shorthanded) and Ryan Dzingel scored in the third period. Shane Prince also netted a goal for Ottawa. Goalie Robin Lehner stopped 24 of 27 shots. Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner and James van Riemsdyk scored for Toronto. James Reimer started and stopped all 18 shots he faced before Christopher Gibson allowed three goals on 17 shots. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Vladimir Tkachev will play Wednesday
    Vladimir Tkachev will get a chance to show what he can do against men in Wednesday's preseason game.

    Advice: Tkachev is trying to prove that he can make it in the NHL despite his small stature. He is just five-foot-nine, 141 pounds. He was never drafted, but made a good impression at the Oilers' rookie camp, so they decided to invite him to the main camp. Although his size is obviously a concern, his offensive skills make him an interesting prospect. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:12 am
  • Cooper has been impressed by Brett Connolly
    It looks like Brett Connolly will be able to start the season with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: He has to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors and he has looked good at training camp so far. "He looks bigger, leaner and faster ... and I think he has been buzzing around the ice," coach Jon Cooper said. "I'm looking forward to seeing him play because it looks like he has worked really hard to show that he wants to not only make this team but play." Connolly has played just 16 games with the Lightning over the past two seasons. He was among the big club's final cuts a year ago and will be hoping to avoid that disappointment for a second straight time. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:10 am
  • Stoll (hip) hopes to play in preseason
    Jarrett Stoll hopes to play in at least one game during the preseason.

    Advice: Stoll had surgery during the off-season to repair a chip and labrum tear in his hip. The 32-year-old believes he suffered the injury during last year's Western Conference final against the Chicago Blackhawks. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 6:14 pm
  • Jarret Stoll (hip) should play in preseason
    Jarret Stoll, who is coming off hip surgery, should get a fair amount of ice time in the preseason.

    Advice: "Yeah, he'll get three or four, for sure," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said of Stoll. "That's kind of what we want to do with everybody. We're just sticking right to the program that we had for him. We wanted him to skate two days, take the third day off and start ramping again from there. Get into more contact, and by the time we get into that Game 4 or 5 in there, we should be ready." Stoll had eight goals and 27 points in 78 games in 2013-14. Those numbers might not be impressive, but he's known more for his physical play and success on the draw. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 3:55 pm
  • Marian Hossa fully healthy entering camp
    Marian Hossa says he's fully healthy coming into Blackhawks training camp this season.

    Advice: Hossa was hampered by a back injury during last year's training camp, but assured reporters that he is injury free right now. "Last year in the beginning of training camp I felt it wasn't still good. I had an extra shot in my back at the beginning of last training camp so I missed a few days because of that," said Hossa. "So far it's been good, no complaints. Hopefully, it's going to stay that way." The 35-year-old can still be productive if healthy. He registered 30 goals and 60 points in 72 games last season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 7:46 am
  • Claude Giroux works out off the ice Saturday
    Claude Giroux (lower body) worked out off the ice on Saturday.

    Advice: Giroux suffered a lower body injury on Friday and the hope is that he can get in one pre-season game before the start of the season. Giroux is one of the top scorers in the NHL and deserves to be taken in the second round of most drafts at this time. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 5:43 am
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