• Andrew MacDonald likely to miss 2 more games
    Andrew MacDonald (lower body) took part in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Unfortunately MacDonald won't be available on Tuesday and he doesn't think he'll be able to return on Wednesday either. That's unfortunate for the Flyers given that they're also now missing defenseman Radko Gudas, who received a 10-game suspension. The situation might lead to Mark Alt playing on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
  • Skjei enjoyed getting mentioned on SNL
    Brady Skjei found himself as the subject of a Saturday Night Live skit where an interviewer refuses to attempt to pronounce his last name.

    Advice: Skjei was apparently contacted ahead of time as SNL prepared to do the skit, but he couldn't participate so he was instead played by Alex Moffat. Skjei still was able to see the skit though. "I thought it was hilarious," Skjei said. "It was kind of weird seeing your jersey on SNL. He did a great job, Chance the Rapper (who played the interviewer for the skit). I thought it was really funny. It was a pretty cool experience." Skjei's name is pronounced shay. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • John Moore leads blueliners in 3v3 OTG
    John Moore has surprisingly excelled in three-on-three overtime hockey.

    Advice: Moore isn't seen as an offensive defenseman, but he's managed to score six overtime goals since the NHL adopted the three-on-three overtime structure in 2015-16. That's the most overtime goals of any defenseman over that span, topping Brent Burns and Shayne Gostisbehere, who have recorded four each. Keep in mind that Moore has 30 total goals since the start of 2015-16 while Gostisbehere has 76 and Burns has 102, so that highlights how surprising it is that Moore would top that list. For Moore's part though, he's downplayed his accomplishment. "I’m really fortunate to get the opportunity to get out there and play with some great players," Moore said. "I’m the recipient of some selfless hockey by a lot of guys." Rotoworld.com Today, 6:23 am
  • Andrej Sekera won't return until December
    Andrej Sekera (knee) was able to practice with the Oilers on Monday.

    Advice: Despite that, Sekera is nowhere near close to returning. "When the calendar changes and we get to December, then we’ll be talking about when Sekera might play," said Oilers coach Todd McLellan. Sekera is recovering from knee surgery for a torn ACL. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:34 am
  • M. Nutivaara already tops rookie points total
    Markus Nutivaara registered two assists in Columbus' 3-2 win over Buffalo on Monday.

    Advice: Nutivaara has eight assists in 16 games this season. That's already one point more than his seven in 66 contests during his 2015-16 rookie campaign. His playing time remains limited by defenseman standards at 14:20 minutes per game, but the 23-year-old did have some offensive upside to begin with, so his higher production this season hasn't come out of nowhere. He's probably not going to maintain his current pace, but 20-30 points in 2017-18 doesn't seem like an unrealistic projection. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:25 am
  • Cam Fowler scoreless in return from IL
    Cam Fowler (knee) was activated from the Injured List and he went scoreless in 23:25 of ice time on Monday in San Jose.

    Advice: Fowler took just one shot in 23:25 of ice time, but he was able to post a plus-1 rating with two blocked shots. He missed 12 games due to his knee ailment. The Ducks are starting to get key components back after a tough start due to several injuries. It's safe to get him back into the active lineup as he did not show any ill effects of his injury and played with no apparent restrictions. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Brandon Montour picks up two assists
    Brandon Montour posted two assists with a plus-2 rating, four blocked shots and four hits in Monday's 3-2 shootout win at San Jose.

    Advice: Montour has picked up the pace with two goals, five points and a plus-3 rating over the past six outings. He is seeing time on the power play lately and enjoying a nice run of success. The rearguard is enjoying a nice two-week run of success and has emerged as a useful option in plenty of fantasy pools. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • Dalton Prout scratched as Devils face Wild
    Dalton Prout will be a healthy scratch on Monday night as the New Jersey Devils visit the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Prout has no points in four games so far this season. He racks up penalty minutes but won't contribute much offensively for his team. His most notable NHL moment remains his knockdown of former Bruins' enforcer Milan Lucic while Prout was with the Blue Jackets. Joining him in the press box in Minnesota will be Stefan Noesen and Jimmy Hayes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:40 pm
  • Scott Harrington scratched versus Sabres
    Scott Harrington will be a healthy scratch as the Columbus Blue Jackets visit the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.

    Advice: Harrington last played on October 30th versus the Boston Bruins. The defenseman has appeared in only two games so far this season with the Blue Jackets. With a defense core that includes Seth Jones, Zach Werenski, Jack Johnson and Ryan Murray, the former second-round pick might have trouble cracking this lineup. He will be the only healthy scratch for Columbus on Monday, but will be joined in the press box by an injured Alexander Wennberg. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:05 pm
  • Aaron Ness scratched as Caps host Flames
    Aaron Ness will be a healthy scratch on Monday night when the Washington Capitals host the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: It will be the sixth straight game Ness watches from the press box. The defenseman hasn't played since November 7th. He has just one assist in eight game so far this season. Also scratched for the Capitals is forward Nathan Walker. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:50 pm
  • Senators call up Thomas Chabot
    Thomas Chabot has been called up by Ottawa.

    Advice: Chabot will get another chance with the big club because of an injury to Mark Borowiecki. He has two assists in three games with Ottawa this season. Chabot also has two goals and five helpers in 12 matches with Belleville of the AHL in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:07 pm
  • Cam Fowler will be a game-time call Monday
    Cam Fowler (knee) will be a game-time decision on Monday night.

    Advice: Fowler took part in Saturday's practice and he skated again in Monday's optional morning session. He has missed the last 12 games with a knee injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:53 pm
  • Bouwmeester off IR, expects to play Tuesday
    Jay Bouwmeester (ankle) expects to be back in the lineup on Tuesday

    Advice: Bouwmeester was a full participant at Monday's morning skate and he has been activated from injured reserve. He sustained a fractured ankle on the third day of training camp, but he is finally ready to play. Bouwmeester is projected to be paired with Colton Parayko against Edmonton. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:42 pm
  • Pittsburgh assigns Frank Corrado to AHL
    Frank Corrado has been returned to the minors.

    Advice: Corrado has appeared in three games with Pittsburgh this season, but he hasn't played since Nov. 4. He also has one goal and one assist in six matches with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:47 pm
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  • Vancouver sends down Patrick Wiercioch
    Patrick Wiercioch has been assigned to the AHL's Utica Comets.

    Advice: Wiercioch has one goal in two games with Utica this season. He didn't see any playing time with the Canucks during his call up from the minors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:37 am
  • Ben Chiarot will suit up on Monday
    Ben Chiarot will be back in the lineup on Monday night.

    Advice: Chiarot hasn't played since Oct. 20 when he logged 16:08 of ice time against Minnesota. He has waited a long time to get back in the fold and he'll get his chance to play versus Nashville because of an injury to Toby Enstrom. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:25 am
  • Niklas Hjalmarsson expected to play Monday
    Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body) is expected to return Monday night against Toronto.

    Advice: Hjalmarsson has missed the last 10 games with an upper-body injury. He was paired with Alex Goligoski during the morning skate and he has been activated from injured reserve. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 am
  • Olli Maatta still battling an illness
    Olli Maatta didn't take part in Monday's practice because he is still dealing with an illness.

    Advice: Maatta didn't skate Saturday morning either, but he still managed to play against Chicago. He logged 18:10 of ice time in the contest. Pittsburgh doesn't return to action until Wednesday night, so Maatta has some time to recover. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 am
  • Marc Methot (knee) will miss 4-6 weeks
    Marc Methot will be out of action for four-to-six weeks after he had his knee scoped on Monday.

    Advice: Methot, who has been put on injured reserve, hasn't played since Nov. 6 with what was initially listed as a "lower-body injury." He has no points in 15 games this season. Methot's extended stay on the sidelines explains why the Stars brought up Julius Honka from the minors on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 am
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  • Erik Johnson registers two points Sunday
    Erik Johnson notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 OT win over Detroit.

    Advice: Johnson also had five shots on target, one hit and two blocks in 30:48 of ice time. The Avalanche rearguard has averaged 26:43 of playing time per game this season, which ranks fifth overall in the league. Johnson has also chipped in eight points in 19 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 am
  • Mark Borowiecki out with a concussion
    Mark Borowiecki suffered a concussion on Sunday night against the New York Rangers.

    Advice: Borowiecki crashed into the boards after he was involved in a third-period collision with Brendan Smith. Ottawa coach Guy Boucher confirmed that Borowiecki lost consciousness on the ice before he was helped off and that he was concussed on the play. A timetable for his return is unclear at this time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:52 am
  • Keith Yandle posts two points vs. Ducks
    Keith Yandle netted his third goal of the year in a 3-2 loss to Anaheim on Sunday.

    Advice: Yandle also added an assist in the contest, but the Panthers' comeback bid fell short in the third period. The Florida defender has 11 points through 20 contests this campaign. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:33 am
  • Kris Letang turning things around
    Kris Letang is starting to turn his season around.

    Advice: Letang started the season as one of the worst defensemen in the NHL as he had the worst plus-minus in the league. He was on for only seven goals in five-on-five situations while the Penguins allowed 25 when he was on the ice. But that was then and he has shown a marked improvement in his game. The Penguins have outshot their opposition 70-38 when Letang has been on the ice in five-on-five situations of late and that is a big improvement. He has a goal and 15 points in 22 games and a minus-12 rating but look for his stats to only get better in the last three quarters of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:34 am
  • Brendan Smith gets tossed on Sunday
    Brendan Smith had 17 penalty minutes on Sunday and was tossed from the game.

    Advice: Smith got five for interference and a game misconduct for his hit on Mark Borowiecki of the Senators who sustained a concussion on the play. Smith has two assists and 27 penalty minutes this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:48 am
  • Alec Martinez blocks five shots Sunday
    Alec Martinez blocked five shots on Sunday and moved into a first place tie in the category with Toronto's Nikita Zaitsev.

    Advice: Both have blocked 62 shots this season. Martinez has been off to a slow start offensively as he has only two goals and four points this season. He had 39 points last year so he is capable of more but just has not done so in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:30 am
  • Justin Faulk gets pair of pp assists
    Justin Faulk had two power play assists on Sunday.

    Advice: The defenseman has been a power play specialist for a few seasons and Sunday was no exception, getting helpers on goals by Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho. Faulk has been having a bad time of things entering the game as he had only a goal and three points in 18 contests so perhaps this will get him going. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:04 am
  • Brandon Montour gets game winner
    Brandon Montour's sixth goal of the season was the game winner Sunday.

    Advice: Montour has enjoyed a nice run of success while Cam Fowler has been out of action but that may change slightly as Fowler is due back this week after missing a month of action. That being said, Montour has a lot of offensive weapons and should still be fantasy worthy in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:39 am
  • Flyers hope MacDonald ready on Tuesday
    The Philadelphia Flyers hope that Andrew MacDonald (lower body) is ready to go Tuesday.

    Advice: MacDonald was injured almost a month ago. He is participating in practice and with Radko Gudas facing possibly a long suspension, the Flyers need MacDonald back and help steady the blueline. MacDonald has only one goal in eight games this season but the Flyers need help defensively and his return would help that cause. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:08 am
  • Cam Fowler closing in on return
    Cam Fowler (knee) is close to returning to action.

    Advice: The defenseman considers himself lucky that he was not out of action for four-five months rather than four-five weeks after the way his knee bent in a way it should not have on October 20. "It was a scary thing," Fowler said Saturday. "When you’re on the ice, you don’t know exactly what’s going on. You just know that something’s wrong. Once I got back in and the emotions kind of settled down a little bit, you’re able to take a step back and realize that things could have obviously been a lot worse. So I’m thankful for that and thankful for all the work that everyone around here has done for me to help me get back to a point to where I’m close to playing now." Fowler practiced on Saturday with the Ducks and should return at some point this week to the regular lineup. Get ready to activate him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:08 am
  • Aaron Ness scratched tonight vs. Wild
    Aaron Ness won't dress tonight when the Washington Capitals play the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Ness will sit for the fifth straight game. With only one point in eight games, head coach Barry Trotz won't be in a rush to get him back into the lineup any time soon. Nathan Walker will also be scratched tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:33 pm
  • Olli Maata will play vs. Chicago
    After missing the morning skate due to an illness, it has been confirmed that Olli Maatta will play tonight vs. Chicago.

    Advice: With 11 points in 21 games this season, Maatta has started to garner fantasy attention. Get the talented Finn into your lineups tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:58 pm
  • Corrado scratched again tonight
    Frank Corrado will serve as a healthy scratch tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks.

    Advice: Corrado has played in only three games this season, and will watch from the press box for the sixth straight game. Josh Archibald and Chad Ruhwedel are also expected to be scratched. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:42 pm
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  • Maatta game-time decision Saturday
    Olli Maata missed Saturday morning's skate due to an illness.

    Advice: He will be a game-time decision for Saturday night's contest against the Blackhawks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:54 am
  • Brendan Smith finally gets to play
    Brendan Smith was in the Ranger lineup Friday night in the team's 2-0 loss.

    Advice: Smith had been a healthy scratch for the Blueshirts' last six games and was getting a bit stale. Friday night he had 19 shits, played 14:25, was minus one and took three shots on goal. It remains to be seen if Smith will suit up against Ottawa on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:29 am
  • Niklas Hjalmarsson (UBI) might be back Monday
    Niklas Hjalmarsson (upper body) will miss Saturday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: It will be Hjalmarsson's 10th straight game on the sidelines. The good news is that he might be back as early as Monday and should be back within the next week even if he doesn't return Monday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:08 pm
  • Marc Methot (LBI) won't play on Saturday
    Marc Methot (lower body) will not be available on Saturday.

    Advice: It will be Methot's fifth straight game on the sidelines. He has no points and 14 penalty minutes in 15 contests in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:01 pm
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  • Andrew MacDonald (LBI) practices Wednesday
    Andrew MacDonald (lower body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: MacDonald is getting close to returning, but he's still doubtful for Thursday's contest. "I’m not sure if that’s realistic or not, just being off for the amount of time I was off," MacDonald said. "It did feel really good, but we just have to go through the process of seeing how it feels tomorrow and go from there, make sure there’s no setbacks or anything." He last played on Oct. 21. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:24 pm
  • Cam Fowler (knee) should start skating soon
    Cam Fowler (knee) might resume skating before the week's end.

    Advice: Fowler was hurt on Oct. 20 and isn't expected to be back until December. He had a goal and two points in seven contests before getting hurt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:18 am
  • Andrew MacDonald slated to skate Wednesday
    Andrew MacDonald (lower body) is expected to skate Wednesday in Winnipeg.

    Advice: If MacDonald gets back on the ice then it will be his first session since he suffered a leg injury back on Oct. 21. He hopes to be back in the lineup next Tuesday against Vancouver. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:54 am
  • Justin Faulk exits practice, should play Mon
    Justin Faulk is expected to play Monday night even though he left the morning skate early.

    Advice: The reason for his departure was not given. Faulk has struggled offensively this season with one goal and only three points in 15 games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:35 am
  • Mark Borowiecki off IR, set to play Thursday
    Mark Borowiecki has been activated from injured reserve by Ottawa.

    Advice: Borowiecki hasn't played since Oct. 27 because of an illness, but he will likely be back in the lineup on Thursday night. He has two points, 25 penalty minutes and 28 hits in nine games this year. Feel free to activate him if you normally would. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 am
  • Jay Bouwmeester practices Sunday
    Jay Bouwmeester (ankle) will travel with the Blues, but he won't play on the team's upcoming three-game road trip.

    Advice: Bouwmeester skated with his teammates for the first on Sunday since he fractured his ankle in a scrimmage just three days into training camp. He didn't take part in contact drills, though. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 12:53 pm
  • Marc Methot won't travel with Sunday
    Marc Methot (lower body) didn't travel with the team Sunday for Monday's match at Carolina.

    Advice: Methot didn't play Friday because of a lower-body injury. The Stars will also visit Florida on Tuesday and head to Tampa Bay for a game on Thursday. It's unclear at this time if Methot will join the team at some point on the road. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 10:49 am
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  • Wiercioch named healthy scratch against SJS
    Patrick Wiercioch will sit as a healthy scratch against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

    Advice: The defenseman has yet to play a game for the Canucks this season. Wiercioch will join teammates Brendan Gaunce and Jake Virtanen as healthy scratches against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 7:08 pm
  • Corrado named healthy scratch for PIT
    Frank Corrado will be a healthy scratch for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

    Advice: Corrado missed Friday's game as a healthy scratch and he'll sit for a third straight game on Saturday. Joining him in the press box will be Josh Archibald. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 5:03 pm
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  • Harrington named healthy scratch for Jackets
    Scott Harrington (healthy scratch) will be a healthy scratch for the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

    Advice: Harrington has only played twice for Columbus this season. He'll be a scratch along with Sonny Milano on Saturday evening. Zac Dalpe is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 4:03 pm
  • MacDonald should be ready to practice on Mon
    According to GM Ron Hextall, Andrew MacDonald should be able to practice on Monday.

    Advice: MacDonald will also accompany the team for their two-game road trip to Minnesota and Winnipeg. He has one goal in eight game this season. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 3:49 pm
  • Rangers scratch Brendan Smith vs. Oilers
    The New York Rangers will scratch Brendan Smith for their matinee contest against the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: Smith will now sit for the fifth straight game. He has two points in 11 games this season. Paul Carey will also serve as a healthy scratch. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 10:03 am
  • Skjei comfortable with Shattenkirk
    Brady Skjei seems to have found a defense partner as he has meshed nicely with Kevin Shattenkirk.

    Advice: The two have played very well together and have been an integeral part of the Rangers' current five-game win streak. Said New York coach Alain Vigeneault of the pair: "So I like the way both of those guys right now are building chemistry. That’s a good sign for us." Playing with Shattenkirk will mean more ice time and increased production opportunities for Skjei, so this is a good thing for Skeji onwers. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 6:37 am
  • Rangers' Smith a healthy scratch
    Brendan Smith will once again be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Oilers.

    Advice: It will be the fifth game in row Smith has sat in the pressbox and the seventh time in 18 games so far this season. Needless to say, Smith is not a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 6:31 am
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