• Will play Saturday
    Schenn (lower body) will play Saturday against Pittsburgh, according to Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    Advice: Schenn missed practice Friday and will partake in his 800th career NHL game. He has six goals and 17 points in 23 games this season. Rotowire.com Today, 9:31 am
  • Makes season debut Saturday
    Cirelli (shoulder) will make his season debut against Toronto on Saturday, Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Advice: Coach Jon Cooper confirmed that Cooper will play Saturday. He is expected to see third-line action between Vladislav Namestnikov and Ross Colton. Cirelli had 17 goals and 43 points in 76 games last season. Rotowire.com Today, 8:53 am
  • Resumes skating
    Kane (wrist) was skating on his own Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Advice: Kane was stickhandling with only one hand as he underwent surgery three weeks ago when he was cut across his wrist by the skate of Philippe Myers. He is still expected to be out of action another 2-3 months, but this is a good first step for the talented winger, who has five goals, 13 points and 50 shots on goal in 14 games. Rotowire.com Today, 7:53 am
  • Scores on the power play
    Stutzle potted his ninth goal of the season as Ottawa defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime Friday.

    Advice: Stutzle has been great in his third season in the NHL as the 20-year-old scored on the power play, giving him 23 points in 23 games this season. Stutzle had a season high seven shots on goal and has 55 this season. Rotowire.com Today, 7:20 am
  • Scores OT winner
    Tkachuk scored twice, including the overtime winner, and added an assist as Ottawa upended the Rangers 3-2 on Friday.

    Advice: Tkachuk was the star of the game, as he was in on all three Ottawa goals. Tkachuk has been on fire this season, scoring 11 goals as well as assisting on 17. He also fought Jacob Trouba in the second period and added eight shots on goal, giving him 107 in 23 games. Rotowire.com Today, 7:16 am
  • Skates again
    Nichushkin (ankle) skated Saturday for the second time this week, Brennan Vogt of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

    Advice: Nichushkin, who was first seen on the ice Tuesday, skated for about 10 minutes, gliding and testing out the ankle. The forward was given a timeline of a month after undergoing surgery in early November, so he could rejoin the Avalanche next week. Prior to the injury, Nichushkin had seven goals and five assists through seven games. Rotowire.com Today, 6:39 am
  • Riding four-game point streak
    Perfetti provided a power-play assist in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Advice: Perfetti set up a Pierre-Luc Dubois goal in the third period. The helper was Perfetti's first power-play point since Nov. 5 and his third of the year. The 20-year-old winger has four goals, 11 assists, 41 shots on net, 17 hits, 10 PIM and a plus-3 rating in 22 outings overall while logging top-six minutes. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
     
  • Sends helper Friday
    Johnson recorded an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Johnson continued his warm run of late by helping out on an Erik Gudbranson goal in the first period. Since returning from a two-game absence with an undisclosed injury, Johnson has two goals and four helpers in eight contests, including his first career multi-point effort. The 20-year-old is up to five tallies, seven helpers and 22 shots on net in 19 outings overall, which could him some fantasy value in deeper redraft formats as a scoring-only forward. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:58 pm
     
  • Distributes three assists in win
    Gaudreau notched three assists, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Friday's 4-1 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Gaudreau helped out on both of Patrik Laine's goals in the game as well as a Gustav Nyquist tally. Getting Laine back from an ankle injury should help Gaudreau's offense, not that he's needed it lately -- during the seven games his teammate was out, the 29-year-old picked up two goals and eight assists. Gaudreau is up to eight tallies, 17 helpers, 67 shots on net and a minus-1 rating through 22 appearances. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:47 pm