Player Notes

  • Pulkkinen on a line with Datsyuk, Richards
    Teemu Pulkkinen has been fitting in nicely on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Brad Richards.

    Advice: He has generated a goal and two assists in his last two games. "Pulkkinen can make plays and he's a shooter," said Datsyuk. "He can make things happen." If he can continue to make the most of this opportunity then Pulkkinen is worthy of a flier at the very least. Today, 4:43 am
  • Alex Semin placed on IR with a LBI
    Alex Semin has been placed on injured reserve and is expected to miss at least a week with the lower-body injury.

    Advice: He suffered the injury in Wednesday's match with the Rangers. While Canadiens fans probably won't blink twice at missing Semin's four points and 18 shots through 15 games, well, you probably shouldn't either. If things continue at this clip after the 31-year-old returns from injury, it'll be his second straight worst season of his career. In terms of fantasy viability, perhaps that says it all. Yesterday, 8:27 pm
    Injured Reserve
  • Montreal calls up Christian Thomas
    Christian Thomas has been promoted by the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: Thomas has seven goals and 14 points in 18 AHL games this season. The 23-year-old forward has played in 21 career NHL contests and has scored one goal over that span. Yesterday, 2:47 pm
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  • Jiri Hudler will be back in the lineup Friday
    Jiri Hudler will draw into the lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Hudler was dealing with an illness, but he was available on Tuesday and the Flames still opted not to use him. He has four goals and 13 points in 20 contests this season. Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Justin Fontaine (knee) is doubtful Friday
    Justin Fontaine (knee) isn't likely to play on Friday.

    Advice: Fontaine has been out since Oct. 30. He has a goal and three assists in eight games this season. Yesterday, 9:14 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Ryan White won't play on Friday or Saturday
    Ryan White (shoulder) won't return on Friday or Saturday.

    Advice: White does feel like he's getting closer, but he doesn't have a timetable for his return. He hasn't played since November 14. Yesterday, 8:49 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Voracek is putting early slump behind him
    Jakub Voracek recorded an assist in a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday.

    Advice: Voracek had a terrible start to the season, but he seems to have thawed out lately. He still has just 12 points in 22 contests, but seven of those points have come in his last six games. Yesterday, 8:47 am
  • Islanders summon Ryan Strome
    Ryan Strome has been recalled by the New York Islanders.

    Advice: Strome had two goals and four points in eight AHL contests. While those numbers aren't inspiring, Strome has a ton of offensive upside and is certainly worth keeping an eye on now that he's back with the Islanders. Yesterday, 8:32 am
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  • Kyle Palmieri misses some time after elbowing
    Kyle Palmieri missed half of the first period on Wednesday after being elbowed near his eye by Ryan Murray.

    Advice: The incident, which occurred during a battle for the puck, didn't lead to a penalty. When Palmieri returned he was wearing a full face mask. He'll undergo X-Rays to rule out a facial fracture, but he wasn't dealing with any concussion symptoms. Unless his X-Rays tell otherwise, Palmieri appears to be healthy enough to play. Yesterday, 8:22 am
  • Tyler Toffoli has 20 points in 22 games
    Tyler Toffoli registered an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Over his last nine games, Toffoli has only been held off of the scoresheet once. The 23-year-old has 11 goals and 20 points in 22 contests as he looks to shatter his previous career-high of 49 points. Yesterday, 8:05 am
  • Carter maintains near point-per-game pace
    Jeff Carter recorded an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss Wednesday night.

    Advice: Carter has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. That's continued his strong start to the 2015-16 campaign as he has nine goals and 21 points in 22 contests. Yesterday, 8:02 am
  • Ryan Reaves draws back into lineup
    Ryan Reaves suited up in Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He played in just three of the Blues' previous 10 games. "He's had very much an up and down season, most of it based on health," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's healthy now, he feels good. We've conditioned him. This is about as far as we can go with him. The rest is going to be in his court." The Blues have a couple of extra forwards so Reaves will have to battle for his playing time. Yesterday, 7:54 am
  • Bryan Little collects 2 assists in loss
    Bryan Little contribute two assists in Winnipeg's 5-3 loss to Washington.

    Advice: He had the secondary helper on goals by Tyler Myers and Mathieu Perreault. The Jets top center has nine goals and 20 points in 23 games this season. Yesterday, 7:49 am
  • Pominville hasn't scored in 20 straight games
    Jason Pominville's goalless drought hit 20 games on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He had five shots on goal and hit the crossbar in Minnesota's 3-2 loss to Vancouver. Pominville is still looking for his first goal of the season. He has 10 assists and 45 shots. Yesterday, 7:20 am
  • Charlie Coyle scores late in loss to Canucks
    Charlie Coyle buried his fifth goal of the season Wednesday night.

    Advice: He scored with 80 seconds left in regulation, but it wasn't enough as the Wild dropped a 3-2 decision to the Vancouver Canucks. Coyle has one goal and four assists in his last nine outings. Yesterday, 7:17 am
  • Chris Wagner scores first NHL goal
    Chris Wagner potted his first NHL goal in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Ottawa.

    Advice: He didn't have a point in 20 games with Anaheim prior to joining the Avalanche via waivers in 2015-16. Wagner has dressed in five contests with Colorado. Yesterday, 7:03 am
  • Patrick Kane close to a U.S. scoring record
    If Patrick Kane picks up a point Friday at Anaheim then he'll tie Eddie Olczyk and Phil Kessel for the longest point streak by a U.S.-born player.

    Advice: He stretched his point streak to a career-best 17 games on Wednesday when he earned a pair of assists in a 5-2 win over San Jose. Yesterday, 6:49 am
  • No timetable on Tyler Ennis' UBI yet
    Tyler Ennis missed Wednesday's game with an upper-body injury.

    Advice: Coach Dan Bylsma said that Ennis has to undergo further evaluation, so right now there is no timetable for his return. Yesterday, 6:24 am
  • Devante Smith-Pelly pots 2 goals Wednesday
    Devante Smith-Pelly netted a pair of goals in Montreal's 5-1 win over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The promotion to the top line worked out wonderfully for Smith-Pelly, as he filled in for injured winger Brenden Gallagher in the contest. Tomas Plekanec assisted on both of DSP's markers. He has three goals and eight points in 22 games this year, but skating with Plekanec and Max Pacioretty looks like it will give him a nice fantasy boost. Yesterday, 5:55 am
  • Brent Burns picks up two points in loss
    Brent Burns picked up a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 5-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday.

    Advice: Burns is red-hot with goals in three straight games and 19 points in 22 overall. At this rate, he is going to push past his career high of 60 he had in last season's campaign. Patrick Marleau added a goal and an assist as well in a losing effort. The best part about the Sharks' effort tonight was their power-play which was confidently moving the puck all night. Wednesday, 10:25 pm
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