Player Notes

  • Travis Zajac records his 25th point of 15-16
    Travis Zajac reached the 25-point milestone on Saturday.

    Advice: Zajac registered an assist in the Devils' 3-2 shootout loss to Washington. He's played in 45 games so far in 2015-16. It's certainly a step up from last season when he finished with 25 points over 74 contests. Today, 2:36 am
  • Jacob Josefson gets his 10th point of 15-16
    Jacob Josefson had an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss on Saturday.

    Advice: Josefson has three goals and 10 points in 42 contests in 2015-16. The 24-year-old has spent parts of six seasons with New Jersey and has never registered more than 11 points in a single season. Today, 2:33 am
  • Alexander Wennberg adjusting to top-six role
    As expected, Alexander Wennberg has seen his role with Columbus grow as a result of the Ryan Johansen trade.

    Advice: That move thrust Wennberg into a top-six forward role. "It’s big shoes to fill," Wennberg said. "When you play with the top players, you have to score. That’s what we’re missing right now; we have to score more goals." He did net a shootout goal on Thursday to help Columbus beat Vancouver, but Wennberg hasn't scored in regulation/overtime since Jan. 13. He also has just three assists in his last nine games, so the bigger role hasn't really benefited him from a fantasy perspective yet. Today, 2:11 am
  • Jiri Hudler is on a three-game point streak
    Jiri Hudler registered an assist in a 4-1 victory against Vancouver on Saturday.

    Advice: Hudler has recorded at least a point in three straight games and five of his last six contests. He has seven goals and 28 points in 44 contests in 2015-16. Today, 2:00 am
  • Wild summon Tyler Graovac
    Tyler Graovac was called up from the minors on Saturday February 6.

    Advice: Graovac had two shots on goal in 9:36 minutes of ice time on Saturday. It was his second game with the Wild this season and his fifth career NHL contest. Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Colton Sceviour (UBI) returns Saturday
    Colton Sceviour (upper body) returned to action on Saturday February 6.

    Advice: Sceviour missed Thursday's game due to the ailment. He had three shots on goal in 10:49 minutes of playing time in his return. Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Matt Duchene nets 24th in loss to Winnipeg
    Matt Duchene tickled the twine in the Avalanche’s 4-2 loss to the Jets on Saturday night.

    Advice: Duchene also had four shots on goal in 20:29. After a down 2014-15 season, Duchene has bounced back in a nice way with 24 goals and 43 points. Though it’s worth pointing out he’s converting at a high clip (over 15%). Mikhail Grigorenko got the other goal. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Sam Bennett records goal, assist in 4-1 win
    Sam Bennett got a goal and an assist in the Flames’ 4-1 win against the Canucks on Saturday night.

    Advice: It went in with the goalie pulled, but it counts nonetheless. The points snapped a five-game spell without one. Bennett has 14 goals and 24 points this year. Of course, that doesn't tell the whole story as Bennett has nine goals since the start of January. Mikael Backlund and Michael Frolik also had a goal and a helper. Sean Monahan picked up a goal, too. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Stastny gets goal, assist in Blues' 4-1 win
    Paul Stastny was among four Blues with two points in their 4-1 win against the Wild on Saturday night.

    Advice: Stastny, along with Jori Lehtera and Troy Brouwer, picked up a goal and an assist apiece. After going without a point in four games, Stastny has picked up points in back-to-back contests. He has six goals and 26 points on the year. Vladimir Tarasenko ended a five-game skid with a goal, while Robby Fabbri picked up two assists. Yesterday, 8:15 pm
  • Tyler Seguin scores only Stars goal in loss
    Tyler Seguin netted the lone goal for the Stars in their 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

    Advice: Seguin also had six shots on goal and a minus-two rating in 18:19. After looking like he’d easily get to 100 points through the first three months, Seguin’s dip to three points in 11 January games hurt him. He has 28 goals and 56 points, so it's not like he's been a disappointment by any means. Jamie Benn and Patrick Eaves got the helpers. Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • Lazar scores twice as Sens rout Maple Leafs
    Curtis Lazar potted two goals in the Senators’ 6-1 rout of the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

    Advice: You have to look long and hard to find the Senators forwards who didn’t contribute on the scoresheet. Only four forwards didn’t record a goal or an assist. Lazar had three shots on goal in 12:28. He had gone eight games without a goal, but broke out in this one. Lazar only has five goals and 14 points this season, though, revealing that he’s not much of an asset this season. In time. Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith (goal, assist), Mark Stone (goal, assist) and Mika Zibanejad all recorded goals for Ottawa. Erik Karlsson had four assists. Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Sam Reinhart pots 14th in OT loss to Boston
    Sam Reinhart got a goal for the Sabres in their 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins on Saturday night.

    Advice: It’s not all there yet, but Reinhart, now with 14 goals and 22 points, has been no slouch when it comes to rookie production. He could be in for a breakout as early as next season. Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn got the helpers. Yesterday, 7:02 pm
  • Wagner replaces Skille vs Jets on Saturday
    Chris Wagner will fill in for Jack Skille as the Avalanche take on the Jets on Saturday night.

    Advice: Skille suffered a concussion during the third period of Thursday's tilt with Dallas. Through 20 games with Colorado, Wagner has produced four goals and 31 hits. He'll center Andreas Martinsen and Cody McLeod on the team's fourth line. Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • McCann, Cracknell, Biega out vs Flames on Sat
    Jared McCann, Adam Cracknell, and Alex Biega will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Calgary.

    Advice: There's a spot or two of potential fantasy value to be found between these three. Biega has posted 52 hits in 26 games, while Cracknell has a whopping 85 hits in 39 games. McCann has posted 12 points as a 19-year-old, which isn't great but respectable for the teen and useful for any dynasty league. Yesterday, 6:02 pm
  • Turris centers Ryan, Hoffman in return vs TOR
    Kyle Turris will center Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman in his return to Ottawa's lineup Saturday night against Toronto.

    Advice: It's been six games since Turris last played for the Senators. He's posted 13 goals and 30 points in 46 games this season, and is a must-start. Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • Gustav Nyquist records two helpers in win
    Gustav Nyquist recorded two assists in a 5-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday.

    Advice: Nyquist isn't having a terrible season, but he is capable of much more. He might be turning the corner on his season with four points in his last fives games. His assists were on goals by Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar. Nyquist now has 29 points in 52 games. Yesterday, 2:05 pm
  • Ryan Johansen and Neal looking for a LW
    Coach Peter Laviolette is still trying to find a linemate for Ryan Johansen and James Neal.

    Advice: Calle Jarnkrok took over for Mike Fisher during Thursday's win over Philadelphia, but before that Colin Wilson, Kevin Fiala, Filip Forsberg and Mike Ribeiro received turns as well. "Every guy who's been on my line, or me and (Neal's) line here to start, we've had success at times," Johansen said. "We've done a lot of great things. ... Whoever's on that line right now, we've really got to find ways to be successful because we're counted on by this team." Yesterday, 8:33 am
  • John Mitchell to play with Iginla, Tanguay
    John Mitchell is projected to play between veteran wingers Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay on Saturday night.

    Advice: "I've had good chemistry over a couple of years with Mitchy," Iginla said. "Tangs, I'm always excited to play with him. We both know what we're going to do instinctively because we've played together so much. But now we know we need to be better." Mitchell hasn't scored since Dec. 21 and he has one assist in his last 13 contests. Yesterday, 8:20 am
  • McDavid excited for first game in Montreal
    Connor McDavid's next milestone is his first game in Montreal, which will take place Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: "I’m really excited about it," McDavid said. "I played here last year in the World Juniors and it’s obviously one of the greatest hockey cities of all time. Definitely looking forward to it. Saturday, Hockey Day in Canada in Montreal, it doesn’t get any better than that." McDavid will be looking to stay hot after recording five points in two games since returning from a broken clavicle. Yesterday, 1:35 am
  • Santorelli steals goal from Lindback, Coyotes
    Mike Santorelli stole a goal from the Coyotes, and turned the tide for the Ducks as they went on to win 5-2 on Friday.

    Advice: Santorelli was simply forechecking as he swooped in from behind Anders Lindback making an outlet pass, stole the puck, and slammed it home before the net could be covered. Santorelli's sixth goal of the season gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead at the time, and they never looked back. Friday, 10:32 pm
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