Player Notes

  • Riley Sheahan will not play vs. Senators
    Despite Riley Sheahan's declaration that he was ready to play, he will be scratched with an upper body injury for Tuesday's tilt with Ottawa instead.

    Advice: It will be Sheahan's third game in the stands. For the season, Sheahan has compiled 12 goals, 34 points, 455 of his 900 faceoffs this season over 73 games.
    29 minutes ago
  • Pavel Datsyuk out vs. Senators with LBI
    Pavel Datsyuk will miss Tuesday's match with the Ottawa Senators due to an lower body injury.

    Advice: After missing five games, Datsyuk returned on Saturday versus Tampa for a two-game stretch where he tallied two points. But it's been a tough month for him in March, missing six of 15 games. For the season, Datysuk has compiled 24 goals, 60 points, and 51 hits while winning nearly 600 of his 1,056 faceoffs through 59 games.
    33 minutes ago
  • Bailey, Kozun scratched vs. Lightning on Tues
    Casey Bailey and Brandon Kozun will be scratched against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Unfortunately, neither player has much fantasy value this season. It's unclear how much ice time Bailey will receive. He has just one game to his credit, and it was without notable production. Kozun meanwhile has produced just four points and 21 hits over his 20 games.
    Today, 3:41 pm
  • Boucher, Havlat, Ryder scratched vs. CBJ
    Reid Boucher, Martin Havlat, and Michael Ryder will each be scratched from Tuesday's tilt with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Advice: While Havlat and Ryder have produced just 11 goals and 33 points through 87 combined games this season, Boucher resembles of a bit of hope moving forward. Bocher has amassed 35 goals and 66 points over 134 games with AHL Albany since the beginning of last season.
    Today, 3:29 pm
  • Tyler Johnson out Tuesday, may play on trip
    Tyler Johnson (upper body) won't play Tuesday, but he may return during Tampa Bay's road trip.

    Advice: Coach Jon Cooper provided some comfort for Tampa Bay's fans when he said the injury won't impact the playoffs, but it could hurt Johnson's fantasy owners if a return doesn't arrive before the end of the week.
    Today, 3:26 pm
  • Riley Nash has a concussion
    Riley Nash will miss his second consecutive game on Tuesday versus Washington night with a concussion he suffered during warm-ups on Sunday against Boston.

    Advice: No word yet on the severity of the concussion, nor the expected amount of time he may be sidelined for. But that has more to do with the nature of concussions than anything else. Through 68 games this season, Nash has accumulated eight goals, 25 points, 88 hits, and winning 51% of his 1,058 faceoffs.
    Today, 3:18 pm
  • Brad Boyes will suit up on Tuesday
    Brad Boyes will draw back into the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was a healthy scratch on Sunday against Ottawa. Boyes is projected to skate with Jussi Jokinen and Dave Bolland on the third line.
    Today, 3:07 pm
  • Mathieu Perreault will play on 3rd line Tues.
    Mathieu Perreault will skate with Adam Lowry in the middle and Lee Stempniak on the other wing on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He was limited to just 8:40 of ice time in his return from a lower-body injury on Sunday. Perreault has registered 18 goals and 36 points in 57 games this season.
    Today, 12:55 pm
  • Martin St. Louis hopes to return Thursday
    Martin St. Louis (knee) hopes to be ready to return on Thursday.

    Advice: That will depend on how he feels after taking part in a full practice on Wednesday, but he said Tuesday that he feels the "jump" is back in his stride again after he sprained his MCL on Mar. 15.
    Today, 11:42 am
  • Ryan Kesler skips skate, could be hurting
    Ryan Kesler didn't skate on Tuesday morning because of a possible injury.

    Advice: He was seen sporting a wrap on his right elbow. It's unclear if Kesler will be ready to play on Wednesday against Edmonton at this time.
    Today, 11:35 am
  • Jets welcome back Bryan Little for Tuesday
    Bryan Little (upper body) is expected to return Tuesday night.

    Advice: Coach Paul Maurice talked about Little returning to the top line between Andrew Ladd and Michael Frolik. Little has been sidelined since Mar. 4 because of an upper-body injury. Get him back into your lineup if you normally would.
    Today, 10:14 am
  • Trevor Lewis gets an assist Monday
    Trevor Lewis registered an assist in a 4-1 loss to Chicago Monday night.

    Advice: Lewis has nine goals and 24 points in 67 contests in 2014-15. That might not be a ton, but it does shatter his previous career-high of 14 points. It's also noteworthy given that the 28-year-old has 133 penalty minutes this season.
    Today, 6:56 am
  • William Karlsson made good first impression
    Although William Karlsson was sent to the minors, he can consider his brief NHL stint to be a success.

    Advice: Karlsson had a goal and an assist in three contests during his latest NHL stint. "I told him this morning that he came in and did a good job," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "He made a good first impression. A smart player who plays a 200-foot game. You can see the ability, the talent." Anaheim acquired Karlsson from Anaheim on March 2 as part of the James Wisniweski trade.
    Today, 6:46 am
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  • B. Malone won't change over past concussions
    Brad Malone's past experience with concussions isn't making him consider retirement of alter his style of play.

    Advice: The subject came up in relation to Chris Borland, a 24-year-old football player who was healthy, but had suffered two concussions in the past and decided to retire in an attempt to avoid future neurological problems. The question is if we might see ever see one or more NHL players retire under similar circumstances, but if we do it won't be 25-year-old Malone. "It's a sacrifice I guess I'm willing to make," Malone said of exposing himself to the risk of head injuries. "It's one of those things where you know the risk but you don't want to think about it, right? If that situation was affecting my life at home and the people around me, away from the rink and at the rink, then I think that's when I sit down and sort of reevaluate. Until that time I think you kind of deal with the blows or the situation at hand."
    Today, 6:37 am
  • Sam Gagner gets an assist vs. Buffalo
    Sam Gagner had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Buffalo.

    Advice: Gagner has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has 13 goals and 38 points in 76 contests in 2014-15.
    Today, 6:23 am
  • Anton Lander nets two more points in victory
    Anton Lander recorded two points for the second time in three games during Monday's 4-1 victory over Colorado.

    Advice: All four points have come via the assist. For the season, Lander now owns 11 assists and 17 points in 32 games this season.
    Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Andrew Miller now has points in three games
    Andrew Miller, who went pointless over his first three NHL games, now has points in three straight.

    Advice: Miller recorded three assists during Monday's 4-1 victory over the Avalanche. He now has five assists and six points over his first six NHL games.
    Yesterday, 11:49 pm
  • O'Reilly now has points in 12 of 13 games
    Ryan O'Reilly scored Colorado's lone goal in Monday's 4-1 defeat to Edmonton.

    Advice: O'Reilly now owns an eight-game point streak, and finishes March with having scored in 12 of 13 games. He posted eight goals and 17 points during the month, and he now owns 15 goals and 53 points over 76 games this season.
    Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Jason Spezza kicks off game with sweet goal
    Jason Spezza kicked off Monday's game with a sweet goal, and later added an assist in the Stars' 5-3 loss to the Flames.

    Advice: Spezza simply took Patrick Eaves' pass and walked into the offensive zone, and fired a laser through a screen far-side just 40 seconds into the game. It was only Spezza's second goal of the month. He now has 17 goals and 59 points through the season.
    Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Jamie Benn records two assists in defeat
    Jamie Benn recorded two assists including one on the power play during Monday's 5-3 loss to Calgary.

    Advice: Benn did all he could to will his team to victory, but it wasn't enough to make up for Dallas' continued porous defense and goaltending. Benn set a new career high in assists with 46 in the match, his 74 points is just five shy of his career high that he set last season.
    Yesterday, 11:00 pm
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