Player Notes

  • Boston waives Max Talbot, again
    With Kevan Miller on his way back to the lineup, the Boston Bruins have waived Maxime Talbot once again.

    Advice: Should he go unclaimed the 31-year-old Talbot is expected to be assigned to AHL Providence. Talbot has seen just seven games with the Bruins without an impact on the stat sheet. While Talbot was never a fantasy maven, it would appear that his viability even as a one-game plug has evaporated as well. Today, 11:03 am
  • Dave Bolland scratched vs. Red Wings on Sund
    Dave Bolland will continue to watch from the press box in Sunday's match with Detroit.

    Advice: This will be Bolland's third straight game as a healthy scratch. The veteran forward has but five points and little else to show for his efforts through 18 games thus far. Today, 10:12 am
  • Minnesota Wild waive Jordan Schroeder
    The Minnesota Wild have waived Jordan Schroeder.

    Advice: The former 22nd overall pick in 2009 Schroeder has not managed to solidify a role in the NHL, playing in just 92 career games with 24 points in that time. If he goes unclaimed, he'll be assigned to AHL Iowa. Today, 9:21 am
  • Charlie Coyle scores in OT loss to DAL
    Charlie Coyle scored a goal and picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-3 OT loss to the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: The Wild built up a 3-0 lead with goals by Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville and Coyle, but they weren't able to hold on for the win. Coyle did all his damage in the first period as he assisted on Vanek's goal and scored just minutes later. The 23-year-old has six goals and 12 points in 22 games. Today, 9:21 am
  • Peter Holland can't explain recent hot streak
    Peter Holland, who scored in Saturday's loss to Washington, can't explain his recent hot streak.

    Advice: "There isn’t a simple answer," Holland said. "I want to say confidence, but what came first, the chicken or the egg? Because it’s not like I had it before things started going well. I’m just bearing down. Trying to be a little more physical was something I concentrated on when I came back in. I try to get a bump early to get in the game and it seemed like bounces have started going my way." Holland has three goals and seven points since being benched by Mike Babcock nine games ago. Today, 9:08 am
  • Alex Killorn scores in loss to Islanders
    Alex Killorn scored in Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

    Advice: Killorn opened the scoring in the first period to give the Bolts the early lead, but the Islanders answered with three straight goals to close out the game. The 26-year-old has four goals and 10 points in 24 games. Today, 9:05 am
  • Alex Steen scores in win over CBJ
    Alex Steen scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Advice: Steen iced the game with his empty net goal in the final minute of the third period and assisted on Vladimir Tarasenko's power play goal in the second period. The 31-year-old has four points in his last two contests and now has 21 points in 24 games. Today, 8:46 am
  • Cody Eakin has two assists in comeback win
    Cody Eakin picked up a pair of assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: The Stars found themselves down 3-0 going into the third period, but they got goals from Alex Goligoski, Jamie Benn and John Klingberg to force overtime. Eakin picked up an assist on Benn's goal and helped set up John Klingberg's game-tying goal. Eakin has six goals and 12 points in 24 games this season. Today, 8:32 am
  • Carl Soderberg scores in win over Jets
    Carl Soderberg scored in Saturday's 5-3 win over Winnipeg.

    Advice: Soderberg extended Colorado's lead to 3-0 in the second period. The 30-year-old has four points in his last four games and has four goals and 13 points in 23 games this season. Today, 8:27 am
  • Matt Duchene has three pts in win over WPG
    Matt Duchene scored a goal and two assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Duchene scored an empty net goal late in the third period and picked up a pair of primary assists on goals by Gabriel Landeskog and Carl Soderberg. The 24-year-old has been on fire since his name came up in trade rumors. He has 16 points in his last nine games and 22 points in 23 games this season. Today, 8:21 am
  • Chris Wagner scores GWG for Avs
    Chris Wagner scored in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

    Advice: Wagner's goal at the 2:48 mark of the third period was his second in two games and it proved to be the game-winning goal. The 24-year-old has two goals in 17 games this season, but both of those have come since he was claimed off waivers by Colorado. Today, 8:19 am
  • Patrick Kane not using excuses for OTL to LAK
    Patrick Kane isn't making excuses for Saturday's collapse against the Kings.

    Advice: The 'Hawks built a 2-0 lead going into the third period, but they allowed the Kings to tie the game and win in OT. "A lot of guys have played a lot of games in this league to know that’s not the recipe for success," Kane said. "Especially with the way games can turn on a dime these days. Pretty frustrating right now, especially because going into the third period 2-0, it’s looking like the trip’s going to end on a good note. And we couldn’t follow through." Kane had a goal and an assist in the loss and set a new American record with his 19 game point streak. Today, 8:10 am
  • Evgeni Malkin has seven goals in last 6 games
    Evgeni Malkin is on a tear of late with seven goals in his last six games.

    Advice: Malkin scored both on Saturday and now has 11 goals and 22 points in 23 games this season. He is very hot and is a must start in your pool as well as DFS at this time. Today, 6:52 am
  • Sean Couturier scores for first time in 13
    Sean Couturier scored for the first time in 13 games on Saturday.

    Advice: It was only his second goal of the season and he now has five points in 18 games. Couturier was a plus-two in the afternoon match and could finally be snapping out of a season long slump. We cannot recommend him at this time but suggest that you keep an eye out for him in the next couple of weeks. Today, 5:54 am
  • Chris VandeVelde plays some on blueline
    Chris VandeVelde saw some action on defense Saturday.

    Advice: The Flyers were in deep trouble late in the first period as they were down to only three defensemen. Nick Schultz was injured, Luke Schenn took 17 minutes in penalties for defending Schultz as he fought Dylan McIlrath, while Radko Gudas took a minor late in the first. So VandeVelde played defense and was obviously adequate enough as the Flyers shutout the Rangers 3-0. Don't expect to see that very often. Today, 5:51 am
  • Patrik Elias big factor in win Saturday
    Patrik Elias was a big factor in the win over Montreal Saturday.

    Advice: There was some doubt as to if Elias would even play as it was his third game in four nights after missing the first 20 games of the season with a knee injury. The thought was to give Elias the night off but it was a good thing the Devils didn't as Elias had a goal and was instrumental in the overtime winner although he did not pick up an assist. Elias has two points in three games and is likely worth picking up in deeper leagues at this time. Today, 5:16 am
  • Brandon Dubinsky to return on Tuesday
    Brandon Dubinsky will return to action on Tuesday after being suspended for one game.

    Advice: Dubinsky was handed the discipline for his cross-check to the neck of Sidney Crosby. It was the first suspension of his career and it forced him to miss the St. Louis game. "We absolutely missed him," Ryan Johansen said. "We all know what he provides for this team, in so many areas. I thought we had guys step up and play pretty big minutes. It’s a tough club over there. But Dubi is one of our difference-makers." Dubinsky has four goals and 12 points in 18 games this season. He should be in your lineup when healthy (or not suspended). Today, 4:03 am
  • Mike Hoffman nets two in Senators' loss
    Mike Hoffman tickled the twine twice for the Senators in a 4-3 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday night.

    Advice: He also had seven shots on net. That "sophomore slump" everyone likes to talk about doesn’t look applicable to Hoffman. He has points in four games in a row, with five goals and seven points in that stretch. On the year, he has 10 goals and 21 points in 19 games. Mark Stone recorded a goal and a helper. Erik Karlsson tallied two assists. Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Tomas Hertl ends drought in dismal season
    Tomas Hertl enjoyed a two-point night in the Sharks’ 5-1 win against the Flames on Saturday.

    Advice: Herzl, who scored and assisted, was one of four Sharks players to record two points. He had gone five games without a point. Hertl’s third season is not going much better than his second, when he tallied 31 points and 13 goals. Thus far, he has three goals and 11 points. Marc-Edouard Vlasic (goal, assist), Tommy Wingels (goal, assist), Joel Ward and Patrick Marleau were the other scorers. Joe Pavelski got two assists. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Markus Granlund tickles twine in loss to SJ
    Markus Granlund scored for the Flames in their 5-2 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

    Advice: Granlund’s first goal of the season comes in his third game. He played 13:02 and had three shots on goal. Granlund has shown decent offensive ability in the AHL, but he’s yet to prove he’s worth fantasy consideration in 58 NHL games. He has 11 goals and 22 points. Micheal Ferland tallied the other goal. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
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