• Carving out PP role
    Bjork has two power-play assists in the Blue Jackets' last three games.

    Advice: The 25-year-old doesn't have much of a track record as an offensive threat in Sweden and scored just two goals and five points in 11 AHL games this season prior to his promotion, but Bjork has earned a spot on Columbus' top power-play unit with Zach Werenski (shoulder) and others sidelined. With a goal and four points through his first seven NHL games, Bjork is proving to be an asset in deeper fantasy formats. Rotowire.com 9 minutes ago
  • Minimal impact in NHL
    Gaunce has one assist, nine shots on goal, four hits, two blocked shots, two PIM and a minus-1 rating in five games since being promoted from AHL Cleveland at the beginning of November.

    Advice: He's also been a healthy scratch for three games. Gaunce has provided an injury-depleted Columbus lineup with some bottom-six depth, but the 28-year-old journeyman offers little fantasy upside. Rotowire.com 15 minutes ago
  • Starting in Anaheim
    Jones was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Bob Condor of the Kraken's official site reports, indicating he will start Sunday in Anaheim.

    Advice: Jones has won his past three outings, including a 21-save effort in Friday's 8-5 victory over San Jose. He has a 10-4-2 record this season with a 2.49 GAA and a .906 save percentage. Jones has been superb on the road this year with a mark of 4-1-0, a 1.93 GAA and a .930 save percentage. Rotowire.com 17 minutes ago
  • Healthy scratch again Friday
    Foudy wasn't in the lineup for Friday's loss to the Islanders.

    Advice: Despite the Blue Jackets' extensive injury list, Foudy has still been a healthy scratch for two of the last three games. The 22-year-old has failed to score a point in seven straight games with a minus-5 rating when he has suited up, so Foudy slipping down the depth chart isn't a big surprise. Rotowire.com 18 minutes ago
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  • Back to full health
    Asplund is available to return from his upper-body injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Advice: Asplund didn't take part in line rushes during Sunday's practice, so it is unclear if he will play Monday versus the Lightning. He has missed the past two games. Rotowire.com 40 minutes ago
  • Sits out practice
    Fox felt under the weather and didn't practice Sunday, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.

    Advice: Fox picked up an assist and logged 26:02 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Edmonton. He still could be available for Monday's contest versus New Jersey. Fox has amassed six goals and 24 points in 22 games this season. Rotowire.com 46 minutes ago
     
  • Out for start of road trip
    Barkov (illness) is expected to miss the first two games of Florida's upcoming road trip, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.

    Advice: Barkov will not travel with the team to Alberta for the start of the trip. As a result, it is expected that he will unavailable to play against Edmonton on Monday and Tuesday versus Calgary. Barkov didn't play Saturday because of an illness and didn't practice Sunday. Florida has brought up Aleksi Heponiemi from the minors on an emergency basis. The Panthers hope that Barkov will be able to join the team on the road at some point. Rotowire.com Today, 9:18 am
  • Won't play Sunday
    Lafferty (upper body) won't be in the lineup Sunday versus Winnipeg, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Lafferty will miss a second consecutive contest after being injured in Wednesday's game against Dallas. He has three goals, four assists, 26 shots on net and 26 hits in 19 appearances this season. Rotowire.com Today, 8:45 am
  • Unavailable Sunday
    Tinordi (undisclosed) won't play Sunday against Winnipeg, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Tinordi didn't take part in the morning skate and will miss at least one game because he is feeling banged up. He will be replaced in the lineup by Filip Roos. Rotowire.com Today, 8:39 am