Player Notes

  • Robin Lehner (illness) misses skate Thursday
    Robin Lehner didn't participate in Thursday's practice due to an illness.

    Advice: That puts Lehner's availability for Friday's game in question. He has a 3.14 GAA and .900 save percentage in five contests this season. 24 minutes ago
  • Kings expected to sign Brooks Laich soon
    Brooks Laich will reportedly sign with the Los Angeles Kings soon.

    Advice: Laich participated in the Kings' training camp on a tryout basis. He's continued to skate with the Kings after the preseason concluded despite the fact that he didn't have a contract. Now that Jeff Carter is out indefinitely with a leg injury, it seems Los Angeles will sign him. Today, 1:27 pm
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  • Jeff Carter has leg surgery, out indefinitely
    Jeff Carter's leg was cut by a skate during Wednesday's game and he's had surgery as a result.

    Advice: Carter is out indefinitely, but beyond that we don't have a timetable for him. There was an earlier report that suggested that the skate cut caused tendon damage. He has three assists in six games this season. We wish him the best in his recovery. Today, 12:21 pm
  • Brad Richardson (LBI) questionable Thursday
    Brad Richardson (lower body) remains questionable for Thursday's contest.

    Advice: It remains to be seen if Richardson will even participate in the pregame warmups. He missed Tuesday's contest due to the ailment. Today, 12:01 pm
  • Zach Parise won't play on Friday, Saturday
    Zach Parise (undisclosed) will miss Friday and Saturday's contests.

    Advice: Beyond that, there was no update on Parise's status. With him ruled out for the weekend though, he will miss at least the first six games of the Wild's campaign. Today, 11:59 am
  • Anton Forsberg will get the nod Thursday
    Anton Forsberg is expected to start Thursday night.

    Advice: Forsberg will be making his second start of the 2017-18 campaign. He stopped 39 of 43 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto on Oct. 9. Today, 10:56 am
  • Mike Smith projected to start Thursday
    It looks like Mike Smith will start against Carolina on Thursday.

    Advice: Smith was the first goaltender off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. Smith is Calgary's number one goaltender, but it's a bit surprising that Eddie Lack, who hasn't started yet this season, won't get the chance to play against his old team. Today, 10:54 am
  • Cory Schneider will get the nod on Thursday
    Cory Schneider said he'll be the starting goaltender Thursday versus Ottawa.

    Advice: Schneider got off to a strong start this season, but he's allowed at least three goals in each of his last three contests. Given that he's playing Thursday, Keith Kinkaid will likely start Friday night. Today, 10:09 am
  • Patrice Bergeron is a game-time decision
    Patrice Bergeron (lower body) is a game-time decision on Thursday.

    Advice: Bergeron has been absent for the Bruins' first five games due to the injury. Getting him back would naturally be a huge boost for Boston, especially given that they'll be missing Tuukka Rask (undisclosed) on Thursday. Today, 9:22 am
  • Dustin Byfuglien practices on Thursday
    Dustin Byfuglien participated in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: This is just an FYI because Byfuglien skipped Wednesday's skate for maintenance reasons. He should be fine to play on Friday. Today, 9:04 am
  • Tyler Graovac (UBI) is week-to-week
    Tyler Graovac (upper body) is considered week-to-week, per Capitals coach Barry Trotz.

    Advice: Graovac sustained the injury during Tuesday's game. He has no points in three games this season. Today, 9:03 am
  • Gallant doesn't know M-A Fleury's status
    Coach Gerard Gallant doesn't know the status of Marc Andre-Fleury, as he recovers from a concussion.

    Advice: Fleury is being re-evaluated every day, but Gallant avoids contact with injured players as much as he can to avoid putting pressure on them to return before they are ready. "When they're hurt, they're hurt. They see our doctors, they see our trainers," Gallant said. "I don't want to talk to them because sometimes coaches, you know, 'We need you back here.' So I stay away." Today, 7:46 am
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  • Kyle Brodziak gets a goal Wednesday night
    Kyle Brodziak scored a goal Wednesday night in a 5-2 victory versus Chicago.

    Advice: It was Brodziak's first point in seven games this campaign. He provided eight goals and 15 points in 69 appearances last season. Today, 7:35 am
  • Jamie Oleksiak in, Honka out for Thursday
    Jamie Oleksiak is projected to play Thursday night.

    Advice: Oleksiak's return is expected to make Julius Honka a healthy scratch against Arizona. Oleksiak doesn't have any fantasy value. Today, 7:25 am
  • Nazem Kadri records two points Wednesday
    Nazem Kadri recorded his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Detroit.

    Advice: Kadri opened the scoring nearly six minutes into the first period. He has generated two goals and two assists over a three-game point streak. Kadri has accounted for eight points in seven matches this season. Today, 6:54 am
  • Jordie Benn draws back in Wednesday
    Jordie Benn suited up against Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Benn was a healthy scratch Tuesday against San Jose. His return bumped Brandon Davidson to the press box. Benn logged 12:39 of ice time in Montreal's 5-1 loss and he wasn't on the ice for any of the Kings' goals. Today, 6:23 am
  • Travis Zajac has been skating on his own
    Travis Zajac (pectoral) was on the ice by himself Wednesday.

    Advice: Zajac was projected to miss four-to-six months after having surgery in August, but Devils coach John Hynes noted that he might be back at the more optimistic end of that spectrum. "There’s a possibility," Hynes said. "Travis is in unbelievable shape. When a guy like that gets injured, sometimes the recovery time is quicker because the body is in good shape. It looks like he’s progressing really well." Zajac had 14 goals and 45 points in 80 contests last season. Today, 1:35 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Ondrej Kase (head) practices on Wednesday
    Ondrej Kase (head) took part in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Kase has missed three straight games due to the injury. If all goes well he might draw into the lineup for Friday's contest. Today, 1:14 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Paul Byron accounts for team's only goal
    Paul Byron scored a goal with two hits in 17:55 of ice time in Tuesday's 5-1 setback in Los Angeles.

    Advice: There weren't a lot of highlights on the Montreal side of the ledger, but Byron did give the team a brief lead before the Kings woke up for five unanswered markers. Despite the goal he is a third-line player on a bad team right now, so he warrants very little in the way of fantasy consideration. Today, 12:25 am
  • Al Montoya bounced around in L.A.
    Al Montoya allowed five goals on 42 shots in Wednesday's 5-1 loss ins Los Angeles.

    Advice: Montoya was getting a chance with Carey Price resting after some early-season struggles. The results were about the same, as Montoya offered little relief. He sees sporadic playing time and isn't worth using in most pools unless Price goes down with some sort of long-term ailment. Today, 12:22 am
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