Player Notes

  • Andersen would love to stay with Ducks
    Frederik Andersen can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

    Advice: It's unclear if the Ducks will keep Andersen in the fold with John Gibson ready to be a full-time starter. "Tough to say right now," Andersen said. "I think when the time comes some decisions will be made. I like playing here and all the guys love having me in the net. I like it here, so obviously, I would love to play here." Andersen's previous contract had an annual average value of just $1.15 million. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:51 pm
  • Antti Raanta has a new two-year deal
    Antti Raanta's new deal with the Rangers is a two-year contract.

    Advice: He will earn $1 million in each of the next two seasons. Raanta had an 11-6-2 record along with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage in 25 games in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:02 am
  • M-A Fleury making progress, still day-to-day
    Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) faced shots during the morning skate on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Sullivan said that Fleury is "making significant progress." He remains day-to-day with a concussion, so Matt Murray is expected to start in Game 3 versus Washington. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 am
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  • Al Montoya may be brought back by Panthers
    Al Montoya is eligible for unrestricted free agency in July.

    Advice: He played very well as Florida's second-string goalie in 2015-16 with a 12-7-3 record and a career-best 2.18 goals-against average. The Panthers may bring him back for another season while they wait for prospect Samuel Montembeault to develop. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:36 am
  • Pekka Rinne gives up two in GM 2 loss to SJ
    Pekka Rinne allowed two goals on 24 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 2.

    Advice: There were rumblings about Rinne being banged up coming into tonight's game, but he turned in a pretty solid performance overall. The Predators now find themselves down 2-0 with the series going to Nashville for Games 3 and 4. Rinne has a 4-5 record with a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage in the 2016 playoffs. Although one more loss won't eliminate them, Tuesday's Game 3 will be a must-win for the Preds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Martin Jones makes 37 saves in GM 2 win
    Martin Jones stopped 37 of 39 shots in Sunday's 3-2 Game 2 win over Nashville.

    Advice: The Sharks now have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Jones turned in a fantastic effort tonight. Nashville's second goal was scored with just four seconds left and the Sharks leading 3-1. The 26-year-old netminder was named the game's first star for his effort. Jones has a 6-1 record with a 2.13 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this postseason. Game 3 will be played in Nashville on Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:31 pm
  • Antti Niemi plays well, but loses GM 2 in OT
    Antti Niemi stopped 19 of 20 shots in Dallas' 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 2.

    Advice: Niemi came into the game at the start of the second period after starter Kari Lehtonen got the hook. The Stars were trailing 3-1 when Niemi entered the game, but they managed to battle back in the third period to force OT. Unfortunately for Niemi, the Blues converted on their second power play attempt in overtime. The series will head to St. Louis tied 1-1. Don't be surprised if coach Lindy Ruff opts to start Antti Niemi on Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:21 pm
  • Brian Elliott makes 31 saves in OT win in GM2
    Brian Elliott stopped 31 of 34 shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over Dallas in Game 2.

    Advice: The Blues held a 3-1 lead going into the third period, but goals by Mattias Janmark and Jamie Benn forced overtime. Neither goal was Elliott's fault. The Blues goalie was involved in a scary incident in the third period, when he took a Jason Spezza shot off the mask. Elliott remained down for a bit, but he did stay in the game. The 31-year-old has a 5-4 record with a 2.38 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this postseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Kari Lehtonen pulled in Game 2 vs. STL
    Kari Lehtonen was pulled in Game 2 after allowing three goals on just five shots.

    Advice: Lehtonen lasted just 20 minutes in Game 2. The Stars' goaltending situation was questioned coming into this series and this performance from Lehtonen certainly won't help. Antti Niemi entered the game in relief of the Stars starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:10 pm
  • Jack Campell recalled from AHL by Stars
    The Dallas Stars have recalled Jack Campbell from the AHL.

    Advice: The 24-year-old has played in one NHL game since being drafted by the Stars in 2010. He'll serve as the team's third goalie behind Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 am
  • Predators recall Marek Mazanec from AHL
    The Nashville Predators have recalled Marek Mazanec from the AHL.

    Advice: The 24-year-old was recalled a couple of times this season, but he never got into a game. Both Pekka Rinne and Carter Hutton appear to be healthy and ready to dress for Game 2 which means Mazanec is likely being recalled for insurance purposes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:55 am
  • Holtby makes 33 saves, but Caps fall short
    Braden Holtby stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Penguins Saturday night.

    Advice: Holtby allowed a goal in each of the second and third frames. He has a 1.24 GAA and .957 save percentage in eight starts in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:52 pm
  • Murray holds Capitals to one goal in Game 2
    Matt Murray kicked out 23 of 24 shots in a 2-1 win over Washington in Game 2 on Saturday.

    Advice: The only goal Murray surrendered was scored with the man advantage. He's now appeared in five playoff games and has allowed two or fewer goals in three of them. Especially given the competition he's faced and his relative inexperience at the NHL level, his performance in the postseason continues to impress. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:32 pm
  • Bishop solid in Game 2 win over Islanders
    Ben Bishop backstopped his Lightning to a Game 2 win over the Islanders on Saturday.

    Advice: Bishop turned away 19 of 20 shots during the game, including four of five on the kill. Suffice it to say, Bishop's teammates made it a very easy afternoon for him as the series now stands knotted at one thanks to the 4-1 win. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • Three pucks beat Greiss as Isles drop Game 2
    Thomas Greiss and the Islanders fell 4-1 on Saturday to Tampa Bay in Game 2.

    Advice: Greiss turned away 27 of 30 shots, including three of four on special teams. Greiss will surely want this game back, but at least he'll take the solace in knowing the series is merely knotted at one. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:27 pm
  • Howard or Mrazek could be traded
    Don't be surprised if either Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek is traded this off-season.

    Advice: In a post-season media press conference Detroit General Manager Ken Holland indicated that although it is a good problem to have two NHL caliber netminders, it might make more sense for the Wings and both Howard and Mrazek if one of them were traded. Interesting that Holland would allude to such a thing at this point in the off-season. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:37 am
  • Hutton plays final 50 seconds in Game 1 vs SJ
    Carter Hutton played the final 50 seconds of Game 1 versus San Jose on Friday night.

    Advice: After the Sharks made it 5-2 in the final minute of play, starter Pekka Rinne did not come out to finish the game. Rather Hutton was given the honors, though he did not face any shots. Rinne does not appear to be injured, so we wouldn't expect to see much more of Hutton. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:39 pm
  • Jaroslav Halak (groin) skates, takes shots
    Jaroslav Halak (groin) was on the ice with the Islanders on Friday.

    Advice: Halak skated and took some shots. If he's getting close to returning, and we can't say for certain that he is, then it will be interesting to see where the Islanders go from there. At this point the starting job is probably Thomas Greiss' to lose. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:25 am
  • Blues call up Jordan Binnington
    Jordan Binnington has been promoted to the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: Binnington had a 2.85 GAA and .907 save percentage in 41 AHL contests in 2015-16. He's not likely to appear in any 2016 playoff contests with St. Louis. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:48 am
  • Darcy Kuemper might be traded
    GM Chuck Fletcher is open to trading Darcy Kuemper.

    Advice: "I think it would behoove us to look around and see what value we could find in him," said Fletcher. "If there's a deal that makes sense for us and allows him to get a better opportunity, I think that would be good for both of us. But I also have no problem bringing him back." With Devan Dubnyk locked up for the next four years, it makes sense that the Wild would explore their options with Kuemper. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:19 am
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