Player Notes

  • Patrick Wiercioch Scratched Saturday
    Patrick Wiercioch will sit for the second time in three games Saturday night when Ottawa visits Columbus

    Advice: Sandwiching healthy scratches was an unmemorable 12 minute game with two minutes in penalties. Chris Wideman (40-5-2-7) will draw in instead after missing the last game. 31 minutes ago
  • Report: Jets to host Oilers in outdoor game
    According to Sportsnet's John Shannon, the Winnipeg Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers in an outdoor game next season.

    Advice: The game will likely take place in late October according to Shannon's report. The Jets have never played in an outdoor game, while the Oilers were the first team to host a Heritage Classic back in 2003. 41 minutes ago
  • Flyers recall Andrew MacDonald from AHL
    The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Andrew MacDonald from the American Hockey League.

    Advice: MacDonald is coming up to the NHL because Michael Del Zotto is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. MacDonald signed a $30 million contract prior to last season, but he's been a huge bust in the City of Brotherly Love. He won't have any fantasy value going forward. 46 minutes ago
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  • Leafs place Jared Cowen on injured reserve
    The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed Jared Cowen on injured reserve.

    Advice: He suffered the hip injury while he was still a member of the Ottawa Senators. Earlier this week, Leafs coach Mike Babcock said Cowen was about 10 days away from being back to full health. 49 minutes ago
    Injured Reserve
  • Wings recall Xavier Ouellet from minors
    The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Xavier Ouellet from the AHL.

    Advice: The call up was necessary because Jonathan Ericsson is questionable for tomorrow's game against the Boston Bruins. The 22-year-old has yet to play in an NHL game this season, but he does have two goals and three points in 25 games over the last two seasons. 59 minutes ago
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  • Gostisbehere sets new rookie record in OTL
    Shayne Gostisbehere scored a goal in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

    Advice: The 22-year-old now has a point in 11 straight contests, which is a new record for rookie defensemen. Gostisbehere has put together an incredible year since being called up from the minors earlier this season. He has 10 goals and 30 points in 35 games this season. He's worth owning in all fantasy formats. Today, 1:20 pm
  • Ryan McDonagh takes part in NYR practice
    Ryan McDonagh practiced with his teammates on Saturday, but he was wearing a red non-contact jersey.

    Advice: Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said McDonagh looked good on the ice and that he's just days away from being cleared for contact. The Rangers captain has missed three games because of a concussion he suffered against the Flyers last week. Today, 11:16 am
  • Spurgeon doubtful Saturday v Bruins
    Jared Spurgeon should be considered doubtful for Saturday afternoon's matinee against Boston.

    Advice: He has a deep bone bruise which is rather painful and will likely sit out. Play it safe and keep Spurgeon on reserve for now. Today, 10:16 am
  • Good chance Demers plays Saturday v Caps
    There is a very good chance that Jason Demers will play Saturday against Washington.

    Advice: He missed Thursday's game due to an illness but looks good to go Saturday night. Activate Demers if you need him. Today, 9:57 am
  • Ben Hutton to move to first pairing
    The Vancouver Canucks are expecting Ben Hutton to take over from the injured Alexander Edler.

    Advice: Hutton will join Chris Tanev as the Canucks top defensive pairing. "Coming into this season, I had no idea what to expect," said Hutton. "As injuries and stuff happened, now I’m up on the first pair with Tanev. Obviously, I feel very blessed and thankful the coaches have given me this opportunity. Now, I just have to perform." Hutton should get first power play time and could be a worthwhile pickup in fantasy pools. Today, 9:56 am
  • Paul Martin okay after missing some time
    Paul Martin will be well enough to play on Saturday after missing a bit of time in the third period Thursday.

    Advice: Martin has not been fantasy-relevant for a couple of seasons now but he is still a stalwart defensively and helps Martin Jones keep the puck out of the net. "I feel pretty good," Martin said. "Neck a little sore just from getting clipped, but for the most part it’s nothing serious or different from how I’d expect." Today, 9:35 am
  • Hedman should invite Lidstrom to all TB games
    Victor Hedman should invite former NHL star and Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom to all Tampa games going forward.

    Advice: Hedman idolized his fellow Swede growing up and seems to play extremely well when Lidstrom is in the crowd. That was the case on Thursday when Hedman played a season-high 27:50 and registered two assists in the Bolts' 4-3 win over Nashville with Lidstrom in attendance. Are you listening Stevie Y? Today, 8:28 am
  • No timetable for Petry's return
    There is good news and bad news concerning Jeff Petry.

    Advice: The bad news is that there is no timetable for Petry's return to action from a lower-body injury. The good news is that he does not need surgery. Well, relatively good news any way. Keep Petry on reserve until further notice. Today, 7:41 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Gudbranson could return Monday v Pens
    Erik Gudbranson may be able to rejoin the Panther lineup Monday against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: The tough defenseman has been out of action since January 26th with an undisclosed injury but looks to be on the verge of a return to action. Check back with us Monday with regards to Gudbranson's status. Today, 7:19 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Dalton Prout providing toughness for CBJ
    Dalton Prout has been a force physically for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Advice: That was on display Thursday when he fought Chris Stewart of the Ducks and apparently broke his jaw. Prout is on the bubble as far as Columbus defensemen are concerned and the return to action of David Savard just pushes him down the depth charts. Today, 6:08 am
  • Canes hope Justin Faulk plays Saturday
    Justin Faulk (leg) could be back in action Saturday.

    Advice: Faulk missed Friday's game but has been practicing since being injured Thursday when his leg was caught under Brad Malone against the boards. Faulk had played in 149 straight games before Friday. He has 15 goals and 34 points this season and has been one of the top blueliners in the game fantasy-wise. Faulk also has 100 hits and 55 blocks to add to his value. Today, 5:20 am
  • Kevin Connauton sees power play time
    Kevin Connauton saw 2:16 of power play time on Friday.

    Advice: The Coyotes have been going all season with four forwards and Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the point but things have changed and now coach Dave Tippett has been using two blueliners. Michael Stone saw 4:14, just 45 seconds less than OEL while Connauton saw plenty of ice time as well. The Yotes have also been going with seven defensemen and 11 forwards so pairings have been mixed up. "I think everyone knows each other well enough where it doesn’t matter who you get out there with you’re ready to go," Connauton said. "You’re sitting there focused, ready to go and whoever they tell you to go out there with, you guys go out there and do your job." Connauton picked up his first point of the season Friday in his 10th NHL game in 2015-16. Today, 4:03 am
  • Hurricanes activate Brett Pesce from IR
    Brett Pesce (lower body) was activated from the IL on Friday February 12.

    Advice: Pesce had four blocked shots and was a plus-one in 19:46 of action. The blueliner has four goals and 12 points in 42 games so his fantasy value is limited at this time. Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • Ekman-Larsson now up to 41 points on year
    With his trio of points during Friday's 4-1 win over Calgary, Oliver Ekman-Larsson is now up to 41 points on the year.

    Advice: It's his third straight season of at least 41 points, and will easily surpass his high of 44 any game now. Ekman-Larrson is also shooting at nearly 10%, putting his career high of 23 goals well within striking distance with eight goals to pass 29 games to work with. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Michael Stone sets new career high in points
    With his pair of assists during Friday's 4-1 win over the Flames, Michael Stone set a new career high in points.

    Advice: Stone's now up to 19 assists, an ever-increasing new high, and 22 points on the year. Though mostly known for his shot-blocking ability (he had another pair, by the way) in fantasy circles, annual improvement like this could land him real attention in due time. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
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