Player Notes

  • Zach Boychuk signs with KHL club
    Zach Boychuk signed a contract to play hockey with HC Sibir of the KHL.

    Advice: Boychuk was drafted 14th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has 12 goals and 18 assists across 127 NHL games. He was in training camp with the Arizona Coyotes this season, but what ultimately let go by the club. Yesterday, 7:16 pm
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  • Andreas Athanasiou a healthy scratch tonight
    Andreas Athanasiou will be a healthy scratch for the Red Wings against Nashville in Detroit tonight.

    Advice: Ed Ott will replace Athanasiou. Also sitting out tonight as a healthy scratch for Detroit will be Xavier Ouellet. Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Stars call up Gemel Smith
    Gemel Smith has been summoned by the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: Smith has a goal in three AHL games this season. He was promoted in connection to Patrick Sharp (concussion-like symptoms) going on the injured reserve list. Yesterday, 2:37 pm
  • Blue Jackets will scratch Sam Gagner Friday
    Sam Gagner will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

    Advice: That possibility had previously been talked about, but it seems Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has finalized his decision. With Gagner heading to the press box, Lukas Sedlak will make his NHL debut. Yesterday, 10:11 am
  • Lukas Sedlak is set to make NHL debut Friday
    Lukas Sedlak will play in his first NHL game on Friday.

    Advice: Sedlak made the Blue Jackets as their 13th forward and has been a healthy scratch since then. The 23-year-old has traditionally not been much of an offensive threat, but he did excel during the 2016 AHL playoffs with nine goals and 16 points in 17 games. Yesterday, 9:51 am
  • Daniel Winnik takes puck to head Thursday
    Daniel Winnik was struck in the head by the puck during Thursday's game.

    Advice: Winnik was missing a small piece of his ear after that incident, but surprisingly he managed to return and finish the game. He ended up logging 12:12 minutes in Washington's 4-2 win over Florida. Yesterday, 8:00 am
  • Jacob Josefson registers an assist Thursday
    Jacob Josefson recorded an assist in the Devils' 2-1 loss to Boston on Thursday.

    Advice: Josefson hadn't recorded a point in his first two games of the 2016-17 campaign. He set a new career-high in 2015-16 with 14 points in 58 contests. Yesterday, 7:29 am
  • Jeff Carter gets two points Thursday night
    Jeff Carter had a goal and an assist in the Kings' 4-3 overtime victory Thursday night.

    Advice: Carter has enjoyed back-to-back multi-point games. That's brought him up to a goal and three assists in four contests this season. Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • Zac Dalpe scores in win over Toronto
    Zac Dalpe scored in Thursday's 3-2 win against Toronto.

    Advice: He scored his first goal of the season in the third period to tie the game at 2-2. Dalpe has contributed three points in four games for the Wild this season. Yesterday, 6:55 am
  • Radek Faksa scores Thursday vs. Kings
    Radek Faksa lit the lamp for the first time this season on Thursday night.

    Advice: He scored the Stars' first goal of the game in a 4-3 overtime loss to Los Angeles. Faksa, who logged 19:09 of ice time in the match, has become a trusted center for coach Lindy Ruff. He has contributed one goal and one assist in four outings. Yesterday, 6:43 am
  • Tyler Seguin chips in two helpers Thursday
    Tyler Seguin chipped in two assists in the Stars' 4-3 overtime loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.

    Advice: Seguin helped set up goals by Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn (power play) in the contest. He has compiled five points in Dallas' first four games. Yesterday, 6:41 am
  • Laurent Dauphin scores his 2nd career goal
    Laurent Dauphin netted a goal in the Coyotes' 5-2 loss to Montreal.

    Advice: That was Dauphin's first point in three games in 2016-17. It was also the 21-year-old's second career goal in his 11th contest. Yesterday, 6:34 am
  • Carl Soderberg scores Thursday vs. Bolts
    Carl Soderberg tallied his second goal of the year in a 4-0 win against Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

    Advice: He salted the game away at the 12:22 mark of the third period. Soderberg produced 39 assists, along with his 51 points, in 82 games last season, but he hasn't chipped in any helpers yet so far in 2016-17. Yesterday, 6:20 am
  • Nazem Kadri picks up 200th NHL assist
    Nazem Kadri earned his 200th NHL assist on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a power-play helper on a goal by Auston Matthews in a 3-2 loss to Minnesota. Kadri has three points in four games this season and all of his scoring has come in his last two appearances. Yesterday, 5:57 am
  • Tomas Plekanec picks up 2 assists Thursday
    Tomas Plekanec contributed two assists in a 5-2 win over Arizona on Thursday.

    Advice: He also accounted for four shots in the match. Plekanec has no goals and three helpers after four games this season. Yesterday, 5:21 am
  • Alex Galchenyuk scores first goal of the year
    Alex Galchenyuk potted his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 win over Arizona.

    Advice: He has collected four points in four games this season. Montreal's top line combined for 14 of Montreal's 43 shots in the contest, with Brendan Gallagher getting nine of them. The only blemish on his play this season has been on faceoffs, where Galchenyuk has lost 30 of his 45 draws. Yesterday, 5:13 am
  • Aleksander Barkov earns 2 helpers Thursday
    Aleksander Barkov assisted on both of Florida's goals in a 4-2 loss to Washington Thursday night.

    Advice: He set up Jaromir Jagr's 750th career goal on a Florida power play during the second period. Barkov has compiled five points in four games to begin the 2016-17 season. Yesterday, 5:05 am
  • Danton Heinen pointless after 4 games
    Danton Heinen skated alongside David Backes and David Krejci on Thursday night versus New Jersey.

    Advice: He saw a season-high 17:33 of ice time and posted one shot in a 2-1 victory over the Devils. Heinen is still searching for his first NHL point after four appearances. "I think it's tougher to get chances in this league," said Heinen. "I've got to look to use my shot a little more, I think, but everyone has a better stick out there. I think I've got to get to the [scoring] areas more and I feel like our line had too much [offensive] zone time. But I've got to find ways to get open." Yesterday, 4:28 am
  • Jason Spezza scores 2 points in OTL to Kings
    Jason Spezza picked up a pair of points in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

    Advice: Spezza registered the primary assist on Radek Faksa's first period goal and his third period tally with under three minutes remaining in regulation tied the game at three. After failing to pick up a point in the first two games of the year, Spezza has two goals and an assist in his last two outings. Jamie Benn also scored for the Stars, while Tyler Seguin recorded a pair of assists. Thursday, 9:15 pm
  • Auston Matthews scores in loss to Wild
    Auston Matthews found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Matthews' power play goal at the 15:28 mark of the second period gave the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead. The Leafs entered the third frame with the lead, but watched as Minnesota scored two goals to jump ahead. Matthews' NHL career is off to a great start, as he already has five goals and one assist in his first four games. He's a must-own in all fantasy leagues. Thursday, 9:01 pm
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