Player Notes

  • Starting in St. Louis
    Daccord will guard the road goal Sunday against the Blues, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

    Advice: Daccord is coming off a 20-save effort in Thursday's 3-1 loss to San Jose. In 48 appearances this season, he has compiled a record of 18-17-11 with a 2.43 GAA and a .917 save percentage. St. Louis ranks 24th in the league with 2.86 goals per contest this campaign. Rotowire.com Today, 9:32 am
  • Lights lamp Saturday
    Dowd registered a goal, five PIM and eight hits during Washington's 4-2 win over the Lightning.

    Advice: Dowd dropped the gloves with Lightning forward Michael Eyssimont following the latter's hit the knocked Nick Jensen (upper body) out of the game and the insurance goal he provided in the third period snapped a six-game scoring drought. The 33-year-old is has hit the 20-point mark in three consecutive seasons. Rotowire.com Today, 9:06 am
  • Won't return in regular season
    Jensen (undisclosed) was spotted at the Capitals facility Sunday, but he'll miss their remaining two regular-season games, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Advice: It's encouraging to see Jensen back with the team Sunday after he had to leave the ice on a stretcher after crashing into the boards in Saturday's game versus Tampa Bay. While the blueliner will miss the Caps remaining two regular-season contests, he could return for the playoffs, should Washington qualify. Jensen will wrap up the campaign with one goal, 14 points and a minus-9 rating across 78 games. Rotowire.com Today, 8:51 am
  • Facing Avalanche
    Hill will patrol the home crease Sunday against Colorado, according to Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

    Advice: Hill is coming off a 20-save effort in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to Edmonton. He has posted a record of 18-11-2 this season with a 2.69 GAA and a .911 save percentage over 33 appearances. The Avalanche sit first in the league this campaign with 3.68 goals per contest. Rotowire.com Today, 8:29 am
  • Starting vs. Coyotes
    Wolf will guard the home net Sunday against Arizona, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

    Advice: Wolf has won his last two outings while alternating starts with Jacob Markstrom. The 22-year-old netminder is 5-7-1 with an .894 save percentage and 3.18 GAA this year. Wolf will take on a Coyotes team that's averaging 3.05 goals per game. Rotowire.com Today, 8:24 am
  • Summoned from AHL
    McIlrath was recalled from AHL Hershey on Sunday.

    Advice: McIlrath has three goals, nine points and 100 PIM in 58 AHL contests this campaign. After Nick Jensen (undisclosed) was taken off the ice on a stretcher in Saturday's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay, McIlrath or Lucas Johansen could play in Monday's contest versus Boston. Rotowire.com Today, 7:41 am
  • Needed in relief Saturday
    Annunen stopped eight of 11 shots after replacing Alexandar Georgiev late in the first period of Saturday's 7-0 loss to the Jets.

    Advice: The 24-year-old backup netminder didn't have much more success than Georgiev did as the Avs sleepwalked their way through the afternoon contest. Annunen has been playing better that Colorado's starter of late though, going 4-2-0 in seven outings over the last month with a 2.36 GAA and .921 save percentage, and coach Jared Bednar could have a tough decision to make in the crease when the playoffs begin. Rotowire.com Today, 7:25 am
  • Gets hook in rout
    Georgiev allowed four goals on 15 shots before being replaced by Justus Annunen late in the first period of Saturday's 7-0 loss to the Jets.

    Advice: The awful result was a team-wide effort by the Avalanche, and two of the goals against Georgiev came on Jets power plays while three of them came from in close. Even so, the 28-year-old netminder has only one win in his last six outings, going 1-3-1 with a brutal 5.18 GAA and .848 save percentage. Colorado already has a playoff spot locked up, but the club's No. 1 goalie won't be taking much momentum into the postseason. Rotowire.com Today, 7:21 am
  • Lights lamp twice in Colorado
    Lowry scored two goals in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Avalanche.

    Advice: The 31-year-old potted Winnipeg's fourth and seventh tallies in the rout. Lowry snapped a 17-game goal drought with the performance, a stretch in which he managed only three assists. Despite the slump, he sits only one point short of tying the career-high 36 he collected in 2022-23, and his plus-17 rating is nearly double his previous best. Rotowire.com Today, 7:15 am