• Jordie Benn scores PPG in preseason win
    Dallas blueliner Jordie Benn netted a rare power play tally in Monday's preseason-opening 4-3 win over the Blues.

    Advice: Newcomers Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky helped to set up the goal early in the third period. The Stars also received goals from Jason Dickinson, Curtis McKenzie and Vernon Fiddler in the win. In goal, Kari Lehtonen played the first 30 minutes of the contest and stopped 11 of 12 shots before he was replaced by Anders Lindback, who allowed two goals on 21 shots. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:23 pm
  • Dustin Byfuglien scores in Jets preseason win
    Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal for Winnipeg in Monday's 2-1 preseason victory over the Wild.

    Advice: Big Buff netted a power play marker with a slap shot in the second period while Bryan Little added an insurance marker in the third. Ondrej Pavelec was perfect in 30 minutes of action, stopping all 15 shots he faced, while Michael Hutchinson relieved him and blocked 12 of 13 during his stint. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Mark Streit excels in preseason debut
    Mark Streit filled the stat sheet for the Flyers in Monday's 5-4 preseason win over Washington.

    Advice: The veteran defenseman scored a goal and dished out three helpers in an impressive offensive performance for the Flyers. Brayden Schenn, Vincent Lecavalier, Jakub Voracek and Andrew Gordon also tallied for Philly in the victory. Goaltenders Rob Zepp and Ray Emery each played about 30 minutes between the pipes to get their first taste of preseason action. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:00 pm
  • Korbinian Holzer in battle for job with Leafs
    Defenseman Korbinian Holzer is one of a few bluliners trying to secure a position with the Toronto Maple Leafs to begin the season.

    Advice: Holzer skated with the big club for 22 contests in 2013-14 and is hoping to regain a spot on the Toronto blue line, saying "That's what you've worked for all your life, to play in the NHL. And if you get the opportunity to get up for a sniff, you get in there and you learn what it takes, you don't want to go back." Vying for a full-time role with Toronto are veteran Henrik Tallinder and youngster Petter Granberg. Of the three, Granberg possess the greatest amount of upside, however the team may prefer a veteran presence at the back end of the roster. In any case, the players in question are unlikely to offer much in the way of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:01 pm
  • Leafs make 10 roster cuts from camp
    Matt Finn was assigned to the minors on Monday by the Maple Leafs.

    Advice: He has played the last four seasons in the OHL with the Guelph Storm, but now he'll start his professional career in the AHL. Stefan Della Rovere, Brett Findlay, Spencer Machacek, Ryan Rupert, Francis Wathier and Patrick Watling were also sent down to the Marlies. Matt Rupert, Carter Verhaeghe and Cody Donaghey were returned to their respective junior clubs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:29 pm
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  • Trevor Daley is dealing with a sore hip
    Trevor Daley has a sore hip.

    Advice: He went hard into boards on Saturday and he may be afforded some time to get better during training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:17 pm
  • Sergei Gonchar (head) day-to-day
    Sergei Gonchar took a puck to the head in a scrimmage that will keep him out of Monday's preseason game.

    Advice: He is listed as day-to-day. Gonchar was hurt late in the session. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:16 pm
  • Brendan Smith ready to improve in '14-15
    Brendan Smith is confident he'll be better in 2014-15.

    Advice: "Just playing simple and playing my game will help me," he said. "I think what I have to do better is make sure that I don't try to chase the game - let the game come to me. That will make sure that I have a great start." He's slated to be paired with Kyle Quincey again in Tuesday's exhibition game against Chicago. Smith is also expected to get some time on the power play during the preseason, which could help his fantasy value once the regular season begins. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 am
  • Anthony DeAngelo hopes to make his mark
    Anthony DeAngelo has been learning from Eric Brewer at training camp.

    Advice: "Any time he could, he's trying to help me and just tell me what little plays are open or how to change my body (position)," DeAngelo said. "Some of that stuff I maybe wouldn't know just by being in junior and being used to it, he can help me out and he has so far." If he isn't able to make the team out of camp, and that appears to be the likely scenario, then he wants to make a positive first impression after the Lightning selected him with the 19th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:52 am
  • Tom Gilbert teams with Andrei Markov
    Tom Gilbert has been skating alongside Andrei Markov at the beginning of training camp.

    Advice: "Today was their best day," coach Michel Therrien said following Sunday's team scrimmage. "They're starting to build more chemistry. We'll get more answers when we start playing exhibition games." Gilbert signed a two-year deal with Montreal worth $5.6 million when free agency opened in July. He collected three goals and 28 points in 73 games last season as a member of the Florida Panthers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Aaron Ekblad eager to learn from Mitchell
    Aaron Ekblad skated with veteran defender Willie Mitchell during an intrasquad scrimmage over the weekend.

    Advice: "I was looking over at him every once in a while to see how good his gaps were and where he was on the ice to pick up some tricks," Ekblad said. "He said he was going about 60 percent today and I thought he was a superstar." The 18-year-old rearguard was the top pick in the 2014 draft and he's looking to crack Florida's roster for the start of the 2014-15 season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:54 am
  • Sabres want mentorship role from Benoit
    Andre Benoit logged 23:11 of ice time in Sunday's preseason loss to Washington.

    Advice: Only defense partner Rasmus Ristolainen (23:17) played more on the Sabres in a 1-0 defeat. Both players finished a minus-1 rating. Buffalo wants Benoit to act as a leader on the club even though he has just 120 NHL contests in his career. Benoit, who turned 30 in January, broke out last season with the Colorado Avalanche. He registered seven goals, 28 points and 113 shots in 79 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:22 am
  • Adam McQuaid competes in team scrimmage
    Adam McQuaid suited up in Sunday's team scrimmage.

    Advice: He was limited to just 30 games last season and he underwent surgery on his ankle in May. McQuaid looks like he'll be ready for the start of the season. The stay-at-home defender has one season left on his contract before he can be an unrestricted free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • Dennis Seidenberg holds up in scrimmage
    Dennis Seidenberg played in Sunday's Black and Gold scrimmage.

    Advice: It confirmed that his recovery from knee surgery went well and that he'll be ready to go for the 2014-15 season. Seidenberg's steadiness on the blueline was missing from the Bruins for most of last year after he had surgery to repair an ACL/MCL injury in his right knee. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:04 am
  • Mark Stuart takes it easy during Sunday
    Mark Stuart wasn't 100 percent when he returned to the ice on Sunday.

    Advice: He wasn't able to participate in every drill and he left before some extra skating at the end of the session, but he was pleased to take part. "It was good to get out there again," Stuart said. "It's tough, because you wait all summer to get back out there with the guys and then I had a little setback. I felt good today. Not 100 percent, but it was good to get back out there again." Stuart believes he'll be back at in full sessions shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • J. Scott works on establishing role early on
    John Scott nearly got into a fight with fellow Sharks heavyweight Taylor Doherty during a scrimmage.

    Advice: Scott was responding to what he felt was a questionable hit from Doherty on one of Scott's linemates, Eriah Hayes. "I thought it was a really good moment for our team," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. "Taylor finished a teammate really hard, John stepped in and he let everybody know what his job was, and Taylor responded well. We didn't need to wound or injure anybody." Scott only had one goal and no assists last season. He's about as pure an enforcer as you'll find in the NHL. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:22 am
  • Justin Schultz starts preseason on high note
    Justin Schultz was happy with how he did in his first preseason game of 2014.

    Advice: "I felt really good (Sunday)," Schultz said. "I wanted to play my game, which is jumping up in the rush, which I thought I did quite well. The legs were there, which was good. It was a good win tonight." He stood out with a goal and an assist in Edmonton's 3-1 victory against Calgary. Schultz had 33 points in 74 games last season, but he's capable of doing more offensively. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:19 am
  • Tim Erixon hurts leg while blocking shot
    Tim Erixon hurt his leg while blocking a shot in the second period of Sunday's preseason contest.

    Advice: Erixon was limited to three shifts in the third period, but the fact that he played at all is encouraging. Blue Jackets associate coach Craig Hartsburg thinks his injury is probably a bruise. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:09 am
  • Schultz has goal and assist in win over CGY
    Justin Schultz scored the game-winner and added an assist in Edmonton's 3-1 win over Calgary.

    Advice: The Oilers and Flames played two split-squad games Sunday night, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary. This game was in Edmonton. Schultz scored on a wrist shot midway through the first period and added an assist on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' second period goal. The 24-year-old defenseman registered 11 goals and 33 points last season. Schultz has the offensive ability to improve on those numbers, but he'll have to clean up his defensive game this season. Marco Roy scored the other goal for the Oilers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:39 pm
  • Mirco Mueller in battle for last spot on d
    Mirco Mueller is in a battle for the final spot on the San Jose blueline.

    Advice: This is the first training camp for Mueller who was selected in the first round, 18th overall in 2013, but missed camp last season due to a wonky back. Mueller is in a battle with Matt Tennyson, Taylor Doherty and Taylor Fedun for the spot but if he is going to spend time on the bench or in the press box, a return to junior hockey would be best for his development. "I saw a player that was excited to be here, a player that looked somewhat comfortable," coach Todd McLellan said of Mueller. "His play going forward will dictate where he fits." Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:56 am
  • Haydn Fleury to play Sunday for Hurricanes
    Haydn Fleury will be in the Carolina lineup on Sunday as the Hurricanes open their pre-season schedule.

    Advice: Fleury was selected seventh overall in the 2014 Draft. He will line up on the blueline alongside Danny Biega. Expect to see Fleury back in junior hockey this season as it's tough for a defenseman to make the jump to the NHL at the age of 18 but the Hurricanes could give him a small taste of NHL regular season action before sending him back to Red Deer of the WHL. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:18 am
  • Stuart returns to ice Saturday
    Mark Stuart, who missed Friday's opening practice, was back on the ice Saturday.

    Advice: He has obviously recovered from what was considered a very minor injury. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:39 am
  • Byfuglien probable to see PP time on defense
    Dustin Byfuglien's play as a forward and a power-play defenseman is likely to continue this season.

    Advice: He went from a minus-16 to minus-4, while producing 10 goals and 12 assists in 32 games after he was moved to forward. Byfuglien ended up tying his previous career high with 20 goals and he set a new personal best with 56 points in 78 games last campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:35 am
  • John Scott looking to make impact for Sharks
    There's a feeling around Sharks training camp that enforcer John Scott may make an impact with his new team this season.

    Advice: General manager Doug Wilson brought in the 6'8" behemoth to serve as the team's unofficial security guard and has been comparing his arrival to that of Scott Parker to the 2003-04 season, one in which the team reached the Western Conference Finals. Counting on enforcers in rotisserie leagues is always a tricky endeavor since their ice time is not guaranteed, but Scott can certainly rack up time in the sin bin when he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:18 pm
  • Dustin Byfuglien might be better off on D
    There are strong arguments for and against putting Winnipeg Jets "rover" Dustin Byfuglien back on defense.

    Advice: Ultimately, many lean toward keeping him on D rather than at forward, even if there are good arguments both ways (The Score did a great breakdown of that today). The important thing is that Byfuglien is likely to get F/D distinction, making him a pretty unique asset. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 3:14 pm
  • Ekblad excited to play in first rookie game
    All eyes will be on Aaron Ekblad Saturday night as the Panthers' rookies face off against the Bruins' rookies.

    Advice: It will be the first game Ekblad will play in a Florida uniform and it goes without saying that the NHL's first overall pick in this past June's entry draft will garner a tremendous amount of attention. "It's going to be fast-paced, there's going to be a lot of good players," said Ekblad. "It's going to be good to get our feet back under us, get the pace where it needs to be." Ekblad has a legitmate shot at starting the season in the Cats' top four and is well worth a mid to late round pick in your fantasy pool regardless of format. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 7:48 am
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