Player Notes

  • Purcell, Nolan, Greene out vs Canucks on Sat
    Teddy Purcell, Jordan Nolan and Matt Greene will each be scratched from Saturday's match with Vancouver.

    Advice: Unfortunately none of these three have managed to make an impact on the stat sheet. Purcell has been especially disappointing given his talent level and the production he provided last season. If he ever gets going though, he'll make for solid depth for both you and LA. 39 minutes ago
  • Milano, Harrington scratched vs Dallas on Sat
    Sonny Milano and Scott Harrington will be scratched for Saturday's match with Dallas.

    Advice: Surprising to see Milano on the pine again, but he should get another chance soon enough. He has 37 points in 66 career AHL games, and one point in three NHL games. Today, 3:56 pm
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  • Red Wings lose Justin Abdelkader to LBI
    Justin Abdelkader will not play in Saturday's match with San Jose due to a lower body injury.

    Advice: Andreas Anthanasiou will be a late addition to the lineup in Abdelkader's place. The veteran forward had a goal, seven PIMs and 14 hits in five games thus far. Today, 3:49 pm
  • Predators rcall up Austin Watson
    The Nashville Predators have recalled Austin Watson from AHL Milwaukee with food poisoning playing a major role in what Saturday's lineup might look like.

    Advice: It hasn't been a pretty sight in Nashville's locker rooms. Watson has posted just 11 points in 64 career NHL games, so we wouldn't count on him to make much of an impact. Today, 3:25 pm
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  • Heinen, O'Gara out vs Monteral on Saturday
    Danton Heinen and Rob O'Gara will each be scratched for Saturday's match with Monteral.

    Advice: The two youngsters have just 14 combined games of professional hockey in the AHL and NHL, and have not made much of an impact. Until they do, we'd pass over for more tantalizing talent. Today, 2:31 pm
  • Erik Haula won't play (LBI) vs Devils on Sat
    Erik Haula won't play against the Devils on Saturday due to a lower body injury.

    Advice: With two points in four games, the 25-year-old was being given a chance to earn a larger role with the team. Expect him to hit the ice running once he returns. Today, 2:22 pm
  • Tkachuk scratched vs Blues on Saturday
    Matthew Tkachuk will be scratched against the Blues on Saturday night.

    Advice: Flames coach Glen Gulutzan that this is all part of the "development plan", which speaks volumes about what they think of the young third generation NHL'er. Today, 1:40 pm
  • Islanders waive Eric Boulton
    The New York Islanders have waived Eric Boulton.

    Advice: Boulton has not been expected to contribute to the Islanders, and it's suspect what he'll be able to apply to AHL Bridgeport. Either way, he has no fantasy viability. Today, 11:00 am
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  • Ducks recall Joe Cramarossa from AHL
    The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Joseph Cramarossa from AHL San Diego.

    Advice: Cramarossa prime talent appears to be of the physical variety, so if you're in a deep league who rewards PIMs, you may want to keep an eye on him. Today, 10:52 am
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  • Ducks send Mason Raymond to AHL San Diego
    The Anaheim Ducks have sent Mason Raymond to AHL San Diego.

    Advice: Raymond was pointless and seeing less than nine minutes a night through the first four games of the season. Anaheim will be alleviated of his $675K against the cap while he's with the Gulls. Today, 10:38 am
  • Matt Moulson playing well for Sabres
    Matt Moulson has been playing some good hockey for the Buffalo Sabres.

    Advice: Molson had a disappointing season last season, as he scored just eight goals in 81 games, but this year's been different. He's already scored two goals and his work rate is noticeably better too. "It comes from the work, having an extra spurt here and there to get to pucks," he said. "It's how I want to play, getting a lot of chances. If you do that, you're likely to be more successful." Today, 7:56 am
  • Clarke MacArthur doesn't want to retire
    Despite suffering another concussion, Clarke MacArthur isn't interested in retiring just yet.

    Advice: The Sens forward has had four concussions over the last 18 months. To add insult to injury, the latest one was the result of a hit he took from teammate Patrick Sieloff during a practice. "I just still feel I’ve got logs burning on the fire," MacArthur said. "I’m not ready to do something else. I’m going to set up a landscaping company at some point but not yet ... I’m going to keep going." Today, 7:52 am
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  • Tyler Motte scores first NHL goal in loss
    Tyler Motte scored his first NHL goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Advice: Motte got the Blackhawks on the board at the 2:29 mark of the second period to tie the game at one. The rookie has one goal, two assists and four penalty minutes in five games this season. Today, 7:37 am
  • Loui Eriksson only has 4 SOG in 4 games
    Loui Eriksson has just four shots on goal in four games.

    Advice: Eriksson does have two assists, but as you might suspect based on his lack of shots, he hasn't found the back of the net yet. Although he did accidentally score on his own net during a delayed penalty. "My type of play is playing good in all zones, so that’s important to me, too," Eriksson said. "But of course I want to score goals and produce. I think that will come the more comfortable I am. For now, it’s nice to get wins and get that feeling as a group. I definitely need more shots. The thing is if I see a guy open, I like to give him the pass. I’ve never been really a shooting guy before. But for sure, for now, I haven’t been shooting that much and if I put more pucks on net, good things will happen." Today, 7:00 am
  • Edmonton's hot start is a change of pace
    The Edmonton Oilers' hot start is a significant change for them.

    Advice: Edmonton is 4-1-0 thus far. In 2015 it took them until their 11th game to reach the four-win mark, in 2014 they needed nine games to do it, and in 2013 they needed 16 contests. So beginning the season on a positive note has been a rarity for them. "Leading up to this year, we talked about erasing the past," said Milan Lucic. "You talk about St. Louis having the Oilers' number in past years, it's not just them, it’s everyone. We’re kind of turning the page on everything that’s happened. For us to come here and having the mindset that we believe can win is the type of mindset that we’re starting to build in our hockey club. I think that’s what helped us get that win." Beating the Blues on Thursday was an encouraging sign, but of course Edmonton has many more tests ahead. Today, 5:58 am
  • Scott Hartnell has two points in three games
    Scott Hartnell registered an assist in a 3-2 win over Chicago Friday night.

    Advice: Hartnell has two points in three games so far. That's not bad, but what hasn't been encouraging is his role thus far. He's averaged just 12:47 minutes per game, down from 15:35 in 2015-16. Today, 5:51 am
  • Drew Miller scores 'huge goal' for Wings
    Drew Miller scored an important goal for the Red Wings in Friday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.

    Advice: With the Red Wings trailing 2-1 in the second period, Miller beat Preds goalie Pekka Rinne to tie the game up. Detroit went on to score three more goals in the third period to come away with the win. "That was a huge goal," Blashill said. "We had played very, very well and then got into penalty trouble and they score and suddenly you’re down 2-1 after you’d played well. I was real happy with our guys’ resolve there. We had a good shift before that and Miller scored and that was a huge momentum swing." Miller has two goals in five games this season. He's never been an elite offensive player, but he's now scored nine goals in 27 games against Nashville. Today, 5:38 am
  • FLA not sure Jussi Jokinen will play on Sat
    Jussi Jokinen didn't take part in Florida's practice on Friday.

    Advice: Jokinen left Thursday's game against Washington after being clipped with a high-stick, but he's also been dealing with a knee issue since the World Cup. Head coach Gerard Gallant said the team isn't sure if Jokinen will play on Saturday night. Today, 5:02 am
  • Gustav Nyquist scores 1st goal of the season
    Gustav Nyquist scored a goal and recorded an assist in a 5-3 win over the Predators on Friday.

    Advice: The goal, his first of the season proved to be the game-winner for the Red Wings. His two point effort now gives him five points through five games for the Red Wings this season. After a sub-par 2015-16 season, he has really started the season strong with the intent of proving his doubters wrong. He's owned in only 58% of yahoo leagues, it might be time to consider picking him up if he is lingering on the waiver wire. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Jeff Skinner scores and adds assist in win
    Jeff Skinner scored and added an assist in Carolina's 4-2 win over Calgary on Thursday.

    Advice: Skinner added the insurance marker for his team on the power-play late in the third period. He had four shots but was a minus-1 on the night. That's five points in four games so far for the Canes best point producer. Victor Rask and Teuvo Teravainen and Viktor Stalberg scored the other goals for the Canes. Thursday, 9:14 pm
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