Player Notes

  • Marchand questionable Saturday v Habs
    It is not known if Brad Marchand will play Saturday night against Montreal.

    Advice: He missed the Bruins' last two games with an undisclosed injury and he did not skate Friday. If you have a reasonable replacement for Marchand, we would play him for now. Check back with us later as we may have an update on Marchand's status.
    21 minutes ago
  • Michael Cammalleri returns to Calgary
    Michael Cammalleri returns to Calgary for the first time since leaving as a UFA in the off-season.

    Advice: Cammalleri's New Jersey Devils play at the Saddledome on Saturday and Cammalleri is looking forward to his return."It will be a quick turnaround right around the corner," Cammalleri said. "You always talk about the game that’s present and right now for us ... we need some wins here. Having said that, I’m excited to go back to Calgary. It’s a place that was just so good to me and my family. I have so many really, really close friends still there – in hockey, out of hockey, everything." Cammalleri has seven goals and 11 points in 14 games but has not picked up a point in his last three games.
    28 minutes ago
  • Kevan Miller comes through Friday's game fine
    Kevan Miller, who returned to action Friday night against Columbus after sitting out for over a month with a shoulder injury, looked fine in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout win.

    Advice: Miller got ample ice time (20:32) and although he was beaten on the Blue Jackets' first goal, he seemed to get through the contest without any more playing or physical issues. Miller's return to action was well-timed as the Bruins recently learned that Adam McQuaid will be out of action for 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb. Miller is sure to see plenty of ice for the balance of 2014.
    28 minutes ago
  • Brayden McNabb taking advantage of injuries
    Brayden McNabb has taken advantage of injuries that have occurred on the Kings blueline.

    Advice: McNabb has played in all 20 games for the Kings and has four assists and a plus-two rating. He has averaged 21:19 minutes over the last four games as Alec Martinez is now out with a finger injury. "I think his whole game is predicated on what he does in his own end," associate coach John Stevens said. "I think that’s what you’re seeing. He’s doing a good job defending. He’s doing a better job defending down low and he’s making a lot more firm plays with the puck. That allows us to get out of our zone with speed and numbers and it draws penalties and leads to good things in the offensive zone. It sets us up for offensive zone success. We’ve always felt that he’s had poise. We’ve always felt he sees the ice well. We just wanted more pace to his game and a little more firmness to his game and he’s done that lately."
    31 minutes ago
  • Mark Fayne plays ex-teammates Friday
    Mark Fayne played against the New Jersey Devils for the first time since leaving over the summer as a UFA.

    Advice: Fayne said that it was the first time he had ever played against ex-teammates as he has played for the Devils his entire NHL career and it's not like you can be dealt from a college team. He has been a force on the Oilers blueline this season, providing the team with some veteran leadership. "He quietly goes about his business and he doesn't make a lot of mistakes," coach Dallas Eakins said. "We desperately needed a guy like that on our back end who can just eat up minutes and play against the other team’s top two lines. He takes on some big heavy responsibilities and takes on those minutes very well. The other thing he’s brought, is his leadership is incredible. He’s a guy that we really rely on in our room to hold things together."
    40 minutes ago
  • Krejci's hip bothering him again
    David Krejci did not play against Columbus Friday night due to what is believed to be an ongoing injury to hi hip.

    Advice: Krejci has been laboring with this injury for some time and it doesn't seem to be going away. The concern of course, is that a longer rest or surgery might be in order, although the Bruins aren't saying that now. Krejci is questionable for Saturday night's contest against Montreal, and if he fails to suit up it will be the eighth game out of Boston's last 11 he has missed due to the hip problem. If you have the talented pivot on your fantasy team you should be worried.
    40 minutes ago
  • Rask likely starter v Habs Saturday
    Look for Tuukka Rask to be in goal Saturday night when the Bruins face off against the Canadiens.

    Advice: Niklas Svedberg started won Friday night against Columbus in the first game of a back-to-back situation this weekend so Rask will get the call Saturday. Rask is coming off a fine 2-0 win over the Blues Tuesday night but he has a weak life-time record against Montreal (3-11-3, 2.80 GAA and .902 SP). We might consider sitting him if you have a reasonable alternative.
    48 minutes ago
  • Jack Johnson gets huge cheers Friday
    Jack Johnson scored once and received huge cheers from the Columbus crowd on Friday.

    Advice: Johnson's plight has been revealed in the last few days as he was forced to file for bankruptcy after giving his parents power over his finances and having his parents allegedly taking advantage of the situation by taking out a series of loans that turned so bad, Johnson had only $50,000 worth of assets and $10 million-plus of debt. We wish him the best of luck.
    55 minutes ago
  • Mason Raymond not on ice Friday
    Mason Raymond (shoulder) did not skate on Friday.

    Advice: No word on why he was not on the ice as he was skating last week despite the shoulder ailment. He has not played since October 25 and has five goals and seven points in 10 games.
    Today, 4:54 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Mikael Backlund still not skating
    Mikael Backlund has not resumed skating since suffering an abdominal strain.

    Advice: The late October injury was a recurrence of a training camp injury and he is considered week-to-week so don't expect him back in the short-term. He has a goal and four points in 11 games.
    Today, 4:52 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Joe Colborne still skating before practice
    Joe Colborne (wrist) is still skating before practice.

    Advice: Colborne has been skating for the last 10 days but has not been cleared to practice with the team. He suffered the wrist injury on October 28 and has eight assists thus far. Stay tuned.
    Today, 4:48 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Kris Russell a game-time decision Saturday
    Kris Russell (lower body) will be a game time decision on Saturday.

    Advice: Russell certainly wants back in after missing two games with the injury but the team will decide before the game if he is healthy enough to go. "The other night he told me, ‘If you want me to play, I’ll play,’ " Flames coach Bob Hartley said Friday. "That’s who he is. There’s no way that we would (allow him to suit up). We’re not going to take any chances." He has eight assists in 19 games with a plus-five rating. If Russell is unable to go, then Raphael Diaz will draw into the lineup.
    Today, 4:41 am
  • Jonas Hiller to start on Tuesday
    Jonas Hiller will get the start Tuesday for the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: Karri Ramo is getting the start on Saturday and Wednesday with Hiller in between. Hiller has been the busier goalie of the two with a 9-5-1 record to go with a 2.45 GAA and a .914 save percentage. Adjust your lineups accordingly.
    Today, 4:36 am
  • Karri Ramo to get the start Saturday
    Karri Ramo will get the start in goal Saturday for the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: Ramo started a week ago and gave the Flames the goaltending they needed in a 4-2 win over Ottawa. He has a 2.73 goals-against average and .903 save percentage this season to go with a 3-2-1 record. Start him if you normally would.
    Today, 4:31 am
  • Martin Hanzal a game time decision
    Martin Hanzal (lower body) will be a game time decision Saturday.

    Advice: The Coyotes are in San Jose to take on the Sharks and Hanzal will participate in the morning skate and a decision as to whether or not he returns to action will be made after that. He has five goals and 11 points in 15 games thus far but has missed the last two games with the injury.
    Today, 4:07 am
  • Jakob Silfverberg special in the shootout
    Jakob Silfverberg is now four-of-six in shootouts.

    Advice: While the Swede has been a shootout specialist, he has had trouble finding the back of the net when there are other skaters on the ice this season as he has only one goal, albeit with nine assists, in 21 games.
    Today, 3:58 am
  • Dougie Hamilton returned to action on Friday November 21.
    Today, 12:02 am
  • Jack Skille back in game action Friday
    Jack Skille (undisclosed) returned to action on Friday.

    Advice: Skille missed four games with the mysterious injury. He had three shots on goal Friday and has three goals in 15 games this season. He is not worth having on your fantasy roster.
    Today, 12:02 am
  • Matt Calvert was activated from the IL on Friday November 21.
    Today, 12:02 am
  • Viktor Fasth surrenders two, falls to Devils
    Viktor Fasth turned away 24-26 shots New Jersey sent his way on Friday night, falling 2-0.

    Advice: Fasth had a real good game aside from the two goals, both of which seemed to surprise him. Whatever the reason, Edmonton now sits tied with Columbus with 14 points in the league standings, just two better (worse?) than Buffalo.
    Yesterday, 9:10 pm
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