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  • Named Second Star of the Week
    Nylander was named Second Star of the Week by the NHL on Monday.

    Advice: Willie had four goals and three assists as Toronto won three of four games, including two goals and two assists in a 5-2 win over the Islanders last Monday. Two nights later, Nylander reached 400 career points with an assist versus the Rangers, and he stretched his scoring streak to seven games and 12 points with goals against Ottawa on Friday and Washington on Sunday. Claude Giroux of the Sens and Bolts goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy were the first and third stars, respectively. Rotowire.com 25 minutes ago
  • Productive when in lineup
    Timmins has played in seven of the Leafs' last 12 games and recorded a goal and three assists.

    Advice: Timmins cycles in and out of the Leafs' lineup now that the team's blue line is healthy. He's smart and physical, and he can move pucks well. Timmins has one goal and 11 assists in 18 games with Toronto, and he is clearly productive as long as he's in the lineup. Rotowire.com 35 minutes ago
  • Three points in last five games
    Jarnkrok picked up a goal in Sunday's 5-1 win over Washington.

    Advice: He got the primary assist on William Nylander's second period snipe. Jarnkrok has three points, including two goals, in his last five games. He has 24 points, including 11 goals, in 44 games this season and has been hopping the boards on the second line. Jarnkrok is the most at risk if the Leafs bring in a scoring winger by the deadline, as the new arrival will be likely step onto the second line in his place. Beware if you roster him -- you may need a replacement soon. Rotowire.com 44 minutes ago
     
  • Not many games this season
    Benn has dressed for four of the Leafs' last 16 games.

    Advice: He has a minus-3 rating with eight hits and six blocks in those four games, and he's played just 12 games (one goal, one assist) over the season. Benn is a depth defender who can be exposed on the ice if he tries too hard -- he's much better when he plays a simple, straight-ahead game. And that's not really the Leafs' style, although he might be a more prototypical playoff guy. Benn is an undrafted 35-year-old who has carved out 607 NHL games with six teams over 12 seasons. Rotowire.com 53 minutes ago
  • Rare appearance against Caps
    Simmonds played 9:02 on Sunday against the Capitals and picked up a minor penalty. It was just his second game in the lineup in the last seven.

    Advice: Simmonds is in the twilight of a long career. He's played 1,031 games and has 263 goals, 262 assists, 1,293 PIM and 1,769 hits. This season, Simmonds has suited up for only 12 games with one assist and 29 each of PIM and hits. He is much more likely to find himself in the press box than on the ice. Rotowire.com Today, 7:06 pm
  • On 70-point pace
    Hagel has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in his last 14 games.

    Advice: Hagel sits fourth on the team scoring list with 41 points (19 goals, 22 assists) in 48 games and is within three points of his career best (44). Hagel is on pace for more than 30 goals and about 70 points. He is a salary cap bargain at $1.5 million per season for this one and next. Rotowire.com Today, 6:50 pm
  • Among best hitters in NHL
    Cernak has 22 hits in his last five games.

    Advice: The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defender is tied with Minnesota's Marcus Foligno for 15th in the NHL in hits (140). Cernak has one goal, nine assists and 73 blocks in 44 games this season. Rotowire.com Today, 6:29 pm
  • Nearing career pace
    Killorn has eight points (two goals, six assists) in his last nine games.

    Advice: Killorn is very quietly on a 58-point pace, which would land close to his career mark of 59 set last season. And he's doing almost all of it at even-strength -- only three assists of his 34 points have come with the man advantage. Rotowire.com Today, 6:15 pm
     
  • Closing in on 600-game mark
    Namestnikov picked up an assist Saturday night in a 5-2 win over the Kings.

    Advice: He picked up the secondary assist on Corey Perry's game winner in the first period. Namestnikov's assist was his first since Dec. 15 and just his fourth point in 18 games since. His ice time on the Bolts' fourth line typically hovers under 10 minutes a game and he only delivers about one hit a game. Namestnikov has carved out a serviceable NHL career -- his next game will be his 600th. But his fantasy value is limited. Rotowire.com Today, 6:01 pm