Player Notes

  • Corey Perry doesn't make Team Canada
    Corey Perry wasn't selected to be on Team Canada's World Cup roster.

    Advice: Perry has represented Canada at every major international tournament including the World Junior Championship, the World Cup, the World Championships and the Olympics. Perry recently became the 27th member of the "Triple Gold Club" (Stanley Cup, World Championships, Olympics). The 31-year-old had 34 goals and 62 points in 82 games during the 2015-16 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:35 pm
  • P.K. Subban doesn't make Team Canada
    P.K. Subban won't be playing for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: Subban didn't make the roster even though Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is part of Team Canada's management team. Subban was on the 2014 Olympic team, but he served as nothing more than a spare part on Canada's Gold Medal-winning team. The 26-year-old had six goals, 51 points and 75 penalty minutes in 68 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Team Europe adds 7 players for World Cup
    Marian Gaborik has been added to Team Europe for the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: Thomas Greiss, Christian Ehrhoff, Luca Sbisa, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Nino Niederreiter and Tobias Rieder were also put on the team Friday. Team Europe is made up of players who weren't born in the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Ben Bishop had strained ankle/shin area
    Ben Bishop strained ligaments around his ankle/shin area in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: He was still experiencing some problems when he went into down into the butterfly, but felt he was getting close. Bishop said he might have been ready for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final had the Lightning advanced. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:22 pm
  • Matthew Nieto optimistic he'll play in SCF
    Matthew Nieto (upper body) took part in Friday's practice.

    Advice: It marked his first full session since he was injured earlier this month in Game 6 versus Nashville. Nieto hopes to be ready to play at some point during the Stanley Cup Final versus Pittsburgh. He has recorded three points in 11 playoff games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:16 pm
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  • Zbynek Michalek joins CZE World Cup team
    Zbynek Michalek will play for the Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey in September.

    Advice: He was added to the team on Friday. Michalek will join Coyotes teammates Martin Hanzal on the roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Hagelin, Hornqvist get spots on Sweden
    Carl Hagelin has been named to Team Sweden for the World Cup.

    Advice: Pittsburgh teammate Patric Hornqvist was also added to the roster on Friday. Hagelin has been a great pickup for the Penguins since he was acquired from Anaheim. He had 10 goals and 27 points in 37 games during the regular season and he has posted 12 points in 18 matches during the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:39 pm
  • Erik Gudbranson to play in Canucks' top 4
    The Canucks intend to use Erik Gudbranson as a top-four defender.

    Advice: Vancouver expects the 6-foot-5, 220-pound blueliner to add some leadership and a physical presence. GM Jim Benning isn't concerned that the analytics community views Gudbranson as a third-pairing defenseman. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:32 pm
  • Dmitrij Jaskin will play at the World Cup
    Dmitrij Jaskin will play for the Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: This will be the first time Jaskin will represent his country at the senior level. Jaskin recorded four goals and nine assists in 65 games with St. Louis during the 2015-16 campaign. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:22 pm
  • Tomas Nosek inks two-year deal with Detroit
    Tomas Nosek has signed a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

    Advice: He is slated to earn $575,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the AHL in 2016-17 and then $650,000 in 2017-18. Nosek had 15 goals and 15 assists in 70 AHL games with Grand Rapids this season. He also made six appearances with Detroit, but didn't find the scoresheet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:02 pm
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  • Pekka Rinne optimistic after up and down year
    Pekka Rinne is encouraged by his finish to the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: In his last 20 starts of the year, he posted a 14-3-2 record with a 2.27 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. "It was a lot of ups and downs," Rinne said. "Personally, I wanted to be better during the regular season. I always have high expectations for myself. I thought that it was hard to get consistency going on throughout the season. I feel like I had a lot of good games, but then (an average game would follow) or something like that." He was also happy with his performance in the playoffs, but there were some rough games there as well. Rinne will try to get off to a good start at the World Cup of Hockey to warm up for the 2016-17 regular season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:29 am
  • Mattias Ekholm lands spot on World Cup team
    Mattias Ekholm will represent Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: He just played for Sweden at the World Championship after Nashville was eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He had one goal in two games at the tournament. Ekholm received the spot on the roster over John Klingberg and Hampus Lindholm. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Spurgeon healing from biceps/shoulder injury
    Jared Spurgeon revealed that he had been dealing with biceps tendon injury that caused significant shoulder pain.

    Advice: Spurgeon has been going through treatments and cortisone injections to try to avoid surgery and it has gone well so far. "Hopefully it settles down so that nothing further has to go through it," he said. "We're just waiting. Everyone goes through the battles. We all do." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Zach Parise on the mend from back injury
    Zach Parise is doing well in his recovery from a season-ending back injury.

    Advice: "I'm happy [with] the way it's going because I'm able to do what I normally would do had nothing happened," Parise said. "That's why I'm really optimistic and feeling really good about it." He opted for rehabilitation instead of surgery and hopes to be ready for the World Cup of Hockey in September. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 am
  • Pokka, Kruger added to World Cup rosters
    Ville Pokka has been added to Team Finland for the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: Teams are finalizing their rosters Friday. Chicago players Pokka and Marcus Kruger (Sweden) received spots for the tournament in Toronto in September. Pokka had 10 goals and 45 points in 76 games with AHL Rockford this past year. He could be a member of the Blackhawks as soon as next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 am
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  • Matt Niskanen hit 'another level' this year
    Matt Niskanen has proven to be a solid addition to the Washington Capitals and GM Brian MacLellan liked the way he played this past season.

    Advice: "We signed him as a free agent two years ago, and I just thought his game got taken to another level this year," said MacLellan. "… I'm really happy about the way that's turned out." When Brooks Orpik and John Carlson were injured, Niskanen and Karl Alzner became the Capitals' top defensive pairing. He also finished the season with five goals and 32 points in 82 contests. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 am
  • T.J. Oshie clicked with Ovechkin in '15-16
    T.J. Oshie played well on Washington's top line in 2015-16.

    Advice: He netted a personal best 26 goals and produced 51 points in 80 games in his first season with the Capitals. Oshie spent most of his playing time alongside Alex Ovechkin and that is expected to continue next year after they benefited from playing with each other. "I think he really enjoyed playing with Oshie," GM Brian MacLellan said of Ovechkin. "I mean, that takes a lot of the pressure off him, offensively, and I think he can play longer given a good team, a deep team." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:39 am
  • Valtteri Filppula ends point slump in Game 7
    Valtteri Filppula ended a five-game scoring drought on Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: He earned three assists in the series to give him seven points in 17 games during the postseason. Filppula had a disappointing year offensively in 2015-16 with eight goals and 31 points in 76 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Matt Carle sits as a scratch in Game 7 of ECF
    Matt Carle was a healthy scratch in Game 7 against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: The Lightning kept Slater Koekkoek in the lineup instead and dressed six defenders due to the return of Steven Stamkos to the fold. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 am
  • Ben Lovejoy has two points in last two games
    Ben Lovejoy earned an assist for a second straight game on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a plus-2 rating in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Lovejoy has contributed one goal and four points in 18 playoff games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 am
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