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    • Patrick Kane scores goal and two assists in W
      Patrick Kane scored a goal and added two assists in Chicago's 4-0 win over Toronto.

      Advice: Kane picked up the primary assists on both of Chicago's first period goals (Rundblad, Versteeg). His power play goal in the third period made it 3-0 for the Hawks. The 26-year-old has now picked up at least a point in six consecutive games (He has 10 points in those six games). Kane has 16 goals and 36 points in 34 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:40 pm
    • Tyler Seguin picks up three points in SO win
      Tyler Seguin scored two goals and an assist in Dallas' 6-5 shootout win over Edmonton.

      Advice: Seguin did all his damage in the second half of the game. He picked up an assist on Jamie Benn's goal late in the second period, and scored two goals in the third period. The 22-year-old has 25 goals and 42 points in 32 games this season. Seguin is on pace to reach the 100 point mark for the first time in his career. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:07 pm
    • Bartkowski's hit knocks B. Gionta from game
      Matt Bartkowski delivered a big high hit to Brian Gionta in the first period of Sunday's Bruins-Sabres tilt, Gionta will not return due to an upper body injury.

      Advice: Gionta went airborn, spun around, and landed viciously before laying still on the ice face-first. Before leaving under his own power, the Sabres captain skated 4:06 with one shot on goal. We'll keep you updated on his condition. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:32 pm
    • Patrick Kaleta is sick, does not travel
      Patrick Kaleta was scratched Sunday night against Boston due to illness, according to Coach Nolan. He did not travel with the team.

      Advice: He also left Saturday's tilt against Colorado with an undisclosed injury after playing just 4:43. It doesn't seem like the truculent forward will be out for long, but will need some rest. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:30 pm
    • Mike Brown will miss 4-to-6 more weeks
      Mike Brown will miss four-to-six more weeks with a broken fibula.

      Advice: Brown has already missed approximately two weeks, so expect him back in late January or early February. It's the 29-year-old's second significant injury this season. He missed 22 games because of a hand injury earlier in the year. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:35 pm
      Injured Reserve
    • Corey Perry won't play vs Sharks on Monday
      Corey Perry (knee) will not play against the San Jose Sharks on Monday.

      Advice: Perry practiced with the Ducks on Sunday and his return is imminent, but it won't be on Monday. Its been a rough season for Perry, who has also battled the mumps. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:57 am
      Injured Reserve
    • Zack Kassian is practising with Canucks
      Zack Kassian was on the ice for the Canucks' practice on Sunday.

      Advice: Kassian has been out since November 28th with the finger injury. The 23-year-old has two goals, five points and 26 penalty minutes in 17 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:15 am
      Injured Reserve
    • Torrey Mitchell placed on injured reserve
      The Buffalo Sabres have placed Torrey Mitchell on injured reserve.

      Advice: Mitchell has missed two consecutive games with a lower body injury. He's considered week-to-week at this point. The 29-year-old has six points in 31 games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:06 am
      Injured Reserve
    • Thomas Vanek scores late to send game to OT
      Thomas Vanek scored a goal in Minnesota's 6-5 overtime loss to Nashville.

      Advice: Vanek scored in the final minute of the third period to send the game to overtime, but the Wild couldn't pick up the extra point. The 30-year-old also picked up an assist on Zach Parise's first period goal. Vanek has six points in his last six games, and has five goals and 20 points in 31 games overall this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:47 am
    • Tyler Johnson continues to produce for TB
      Tyler Johnson picked up an assist in Tampa Bay's 3-1 loss to the Islanders on Sunday.

      Advice: Johnson has been a breakout performer for the Lightning this season. The 24-year-old has picked up at least one point in 10 of his last 12 games. Johnson has 10 goals and 34 points in 34 games this season. It doesn't look like he will slow down anytime soon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:04 am
    • Ales Hemsky makes return to EDM on Sunday
      Ales Hemsky will return to Edmonton for the first time since he was traded away last season.

      Advice: Hemsky has had a horrendous season for the Stars. He's been a healthy scratch three times this season, and has just two goals and eight points in 28 games this season. Maybe playing his former team will give him the spark he needs to turn his season around, but that isn't likely. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:07 am
    • Ryan Garbutt eligible to return (suspension)
      Ryan Garbutt has finished serving his three-game suspension.

      Advice: Garbutt was suspended for slew-footing Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets. Stars' coach Lindy Ruff is hoping that Garbutt has learned his lesson. "We’ve had a lot of discussions, (GM) Jim (Nill) and I have had discussions with him, because we just feel it’s that important that he change the way he approaches some of those situations when he’s on the ice," said Ruff. "Because when he plays the way he can play, he’s been a very good player for us. But we have to find a happy medium for him." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:04 am
    • Ben Smith scores in shootout loss to CBJ
      Ben Smith scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus.

      Advice: Smith's third period goal tied the game at two. The 26-year-old has been a solid depth player for the Hawks this season. Smith has three points in his last two games, but has just eight points overall this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:41 am
    • Patric Hornqvist in a slump
      Patric Hornqvist has only one point in his last eight games.

      Advice: It was an assist on December 15 against the Lightning. Hornqvist has 26 points in 30 games so his overall stats look okay but the Penguins are sure looking forward to Hornqvist to begin clicking again. His fantasy owners feel the same way. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:09 am
    • Matt Read picks up two assists on Saturday
      Matt Read had two assists on Saturday in the Flyers 7-4 win over Toronto.

      Advice: Read has a goal and five points in his last five games as he has finally started scoring again. The winger has three goals and 10 points in 32 games but had gone eight straight games without a point before his current streak. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:51 am
    • Nikolay Kulemin scores his sixth Saturday
      Nikolay Kulemin scored an empty net goal to seal a 3-1 win for the Islanders on Saturday.

      Advice: When the Islanders inked Kulemin in the off-season, it was thought he could return to his former glory in Toronto as the New Yorkers planned to play him with Mikhail Grabovski, his linemate with the Maple Leafs. But Kulemin is now a third liner with the capabilities to score 10-15 goals a season. He now has six. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:27 am
    • Justin Shugg sent to the minors
      The Carolina Hurricanes have sent Justin Shugg back to the minors.

      Advice: Shugg played in three games as he made his NHL debut earlier in the week. He was held pointless but he should return for another audition later in the season, especially if he continues to score in the AHL like he had before his recall. He had nine goals in 17 games for Charlotte in the AHL. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:57 am
    • Brad Boyes back after missing one game
      Brad Boyes (upper body) returned to action on Saturday.

      Advice: Boyes managed a shot on goal in 14:45 minutes of action. He has five goals and 14 points in 30 games. He has negligible fantasy value in shallow pools. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:29 pm
    • Brent Burns scores GWG in OT against Blues
      Brent Burns scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Sharks defeat the Blues on Saturday night 3-2.

      Advice: Burns scored with 37.5 seconds left in the frame, a power play tally with assists from Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture. The goal was Burns’ 10th of the season, to go with 26 points, so he’s clearly been one of the more valuable defensemen from a fantasy perspective. Andrew Desjardins and Marc-Edouard Vlasic picked up the other markers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
    • Radim Vrbata gets PPG goal in OT victory
      Radim Vrbata potted a goal for the Canucks in their 3-2 overtime win over the Flames on Saturday night.

      Advice: Vrbata’s 13th goal of the year came on the power play, his sixth power-play goal of the season. The 33-year-old now has 24 points in 30 games. Yannick Weber and Christopher Tanev, with the winner 18 seconds into overtime, picked up the other goals. Daniel Sedin recorded two helpers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 pm
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