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  • Marchessault scores GWG in OT versus Kings
    Jonathan Marchessault scored in overtime to cap off the comeback and previously added an assist, as the Golden Knights rallied from behind to beat the Kings 3-2 on Thursday night.

    Advice: Marchessault had previously collected the primary assist on Mark Stone’s game-tying goal with five minutes remaining in regulation. In overtime, Marchessault and the Golden Knights needed just 64 seconds of extra time to earn the victory in a game that they trailed 2-0 in the third period. After posting 59 points in 82 games, and totaling 134 points in 159 games since joining Vegas in their inaugural season, the 28-year old makes for a solid fantasy option in the middle rounds. His eligibility for multiple positions also makes him more attractive for fantasy owners. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • P.-E. Bellemare scores in Avalanche debut
    Pierre-Edouard Bellemare opened the scoring in his Colorado preseason debut, but the Avs ultimately dropped a 2-1 decision against the Stars on Thursday night.

    Advice: Bellemare scored from in front of the net a mere two and a half minutes into the contest, wasting no time to get onto the board for his new NHL club. The 34-year old does not carry much fantasy upside this season, however he will be highly relied upon to improve a penalty killing unit that finished seventh worst in the NHL last season. Bellemare amassed 15 points, including two shorthanded goals as a member of the Golden Knights in 2018-19. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Nick Suzuki nets 2 assists in preseason win
    Nick Suzuki collected a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-4 preseason shootout win over the Florida Panthers.

    Advice: Suzuki helped set up Jordan Weal's first-period goal and he also made a beautiful pass to Brett Kulak in the second frame, which led directly to a goal. Suzuki also a beautiful goal in the shootout. He's been playing down the middle in training camp, but he'll likely move to wing if he breaks camp with the big club. If Suzuki can continue putting together performances like this, it'll be hard for Montreal to send him to the AHL. Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Jordan Kyrou (knee) is skating on his own
    Jordan Kyrou (knee) will be skating on his own for now.

    Advice: Kyrou underwent knee surgery over the summer. If this injury continues to prevent him from fully participating in training camp then there's a good chance he'll open the campaign in the AHL. Yesterday, 11:28 am
  • Agent: Lightning, Brayden Point are far apart
    Gerry Johansson, who serves as Brayden Point's agent, said that his camp remains far away from a contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: "We're a ways apart right now.... We're not that close, frankly," Johansson said. "We've been ready to go since last July.... This is a little odd for me." Johansson said that his client is open for either a bridge or long-term deal and hasn't been pursuing offer sheets. It's likely that Point will seek a contract similar to Mitch Marner, who got a six-year, $65,358,000 deal. However, Tampa Bay would have a very tough time making that kind of offer to Point given the Lightning's cap situation. The Lightning also have to consider that they already have $67,391,666 committed to 13 players last season and that's before factoring in Point's contract or defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, who will become a RFA after this season. Yesterday, 10:12 am
  • Andrew Copp impresses in top-six audition
    Andrew Copp has been occupying a top-six forward role during training camp.

    Advice: Copp has been skating alongside Blake Wheeler with the Jets missing key RFA forwards Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor. Copp and Wheeler played with Adam Lowry in Wednesday's preseason win over Minnesota. Copp picked up one goal and one assist in the first period. "Copper was really strong all over the ice," Wheeler said. "He’s such a smart player. You could tell he was on." Yesterday, 8:13 am
  • Rem Pitlick hopes to stick with Predators
    Rem Pitlick is competing for one of the final forward spots with the Predators during training camp.

    Advice: Pitlick played in one game with Nashville last season after completing his third season with the University of Minnesota. He understands that he could start the year in the AHL and that wouldn't bother him. "The common thread is there's no teacher in life like experience," said Pitlick. "You can drive yourself nuts thinking about different scenarios. … It's just 1 percent better every day. Whatever path life takes me, I'm going to make the best of that." Yesterday, 7:58 am
  • Kalle Kossila leaves Wednesday's game early
    Kalle Kossila didn't play after the first period in Wednesday's preseason match against Ottawa.

    Advice: Kossila was kept out for precautionary reasons due to an undisclosed injury. Coach Mike Babcock didn't have an update on the forward's status after the match. Yesterday, 7:29 am
  • Red Wings want two-way play from Joe Veleno
    Joe Veleno topped all goal scorers at the Prospects Tournament in Traverse City with seven markers.

    Advice: Veleno entered training camp with the Red Wings with plenty of confidence as a result, but it will still be tough for him to open the year in the NHL. "It's hard to be a pure point guy, and you look at his point (totals) in juniors, they were good but they weren’t astronomical," coach Jeff Blashill said. "To think you come here and all of a sudden go astronomical in points would be misleading. So become a great two-way center." Detroit doesn't have an opening down the middle, so it's probable that Veleno will start the year with Grand Rapids of the AHL. Yesterday, 7:03 am
  • Wiederer plays for first time since February
    Manuel Wiederer's preseason contest on Wednesday was his first game since Feb. 10th.

    Advice: Wiederer hadn't been able to play due to a knee injury. As previously reported, he came up big in his preseason debut with two goals. "I think I had a pretty rough first period, but after that I picked it up," Wiederer said. "I’m pretty happy for my first game in about seven months. It was pretty good." He's in a battle for one of the Sharks' vacant right wing spots. Yesterday, 5:39 am
  • Jared McCann likely to play on third line
    Jared McCann is likely to start the season alongside Nick Bjugstad and Patric Hornqvist.

    Advice: That would be the Penguins' potential third line, but it does have more skill than your typical third line. "I feel like we’re not just going to be labeled as a third line," said McCann. "We have the skill on the line that can create like a first or a second line. Putting it just as third line is kind of tough, but we’re going to go out there and show that we can contribute no matter what." That all said, some would be disappointed if McCann ends up on that line because it was believed that he might end up on a line with Sidney Crosby instead. Yesterday, 5:22 am
  • Islanders test Mathew Barzal on the PK
    The New York Islanders are experimenting with putting Mathew Barzal on the penalty kill.

    Advice: Barzal logged all of 5:30 shorthanded minutes over the entire 2018-19 campaign. There is an opening though with Valtteri Filppula now playing for Detroit. "Mathew Barzal, can he kill a penalty?" Trotz added. "If he can, he’s a right-handed shot. There are a lot of attributes. He’s got speed. He’s got skill. He can become dangerous. The glamour position is the power play. The penalty killers are the ones that are sometimes the unsung guys that have to chew on pucks when things break down." Though killing penalties wouldn't have a large impact on his fantasy value, it would certainly increase his use to the Islanders. Yesterday, 4:58 am
  • Jujhar Khaira confident going into 2019-20
    Jujhar Khaira thinks his third full NHL campaign will be his best yet.

    Advice: Khaira had three goals and 18 points in 60 games last season, which was a step down from 2017-18 when he scored 11 goals and 21 points in 69 contests. "It was a good summer," Khaira said. "It was a summer where I can now come into the season with confidence. I feel like I put in the work this summer. I focused a bit more on shooting, a lot in tight areas. Last year, I didn’t score a lot so that was a big thing I wanted to stress on this summer." He has the potential to develop into a decent secondary scorer for the Oilers, but he's unlikely to do well enough to have much worth in standard fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 3:51 am
  • Erik Haula exits game with lower-body injury
    Erik Haula sustained a lower-body injury during Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Haula left the game in the second period. Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour called Haula's departure precautionary, so we'll list him as day-to-day. This was Haula's preseason debut with the Hurricanes. He spent the 2018-19 campaign with Vegas, though he only played in 15 games with Vegas due to a knee injury. Yesterday, 2:21 am
  • D. Dube takes advantage of top line chance
    Dillon Dube played alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan during Wednesday's preseason game.

    Advice: That won't be Dube's regular line if he makes the Flames, but it was a chance for him to show what he can do. He took advantage of the chance by scoring a goal and an assist. "I’m really excited for the opportunity. They’re obviously top guys in the league," Dube said. "Just their brains, they’re so smart with the puck. They’ve been playing together for so long for a reason — because they think so far ahead of everybody else. The plays someone doesn’t see coming, they always see it. You can almost just see it build from our end to their end, just because of the things they do and the lanes they find … It’s incredible. Obviously, Lindy (Elias Lindholm) has played a lot with them and it won’t be the chemistry they have. But I’m just going to be trying to talk a lot and hopefully fit in with them." While Dube isn't expected to play on the top line going forward, he does have a real shot of making the team. Yesterday, 2:00 am
  • Monahan scores in Flames' victory vs. Sharks
    Sean Monahan scored his first goal of the preseason in Wednesday's 6-4 win against the San Jose Sharks.

    Advice: The 24-year-old center tallied off a feed from usual linemate Johnny Gaudreau at 7:06 of the opening period to tie the game at 1-1. After posting career highs across the board in 2018-19 (34 goals, 48 assists, 82 points), the seventh-year pro once again looks primed for another monster campaign. Of course, being sandwiched between wingers Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm on a team that finished tied for most goals in the Western Conference a season ago doesn't hurt either. Wednesday, 8:42 pm
  • Nico Sturm scores in preseason loss to Jets
    Nico Sturm scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-1 preseason loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

    Advice: Sturm cut his team's deficit to 2-1 in the third period, but that's as close as they'd come in this one. After finishing his season at Clarkson University last year, the 24-year-old played in two games with the Wild and didn't record a point. He'll need to have a strong training camp if he's hoping to start the year with the big club. Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Auston Matthews scores twice in preseason L
    Auston Matthews scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 4-3 preseason loss to the Ottawa Senators.

    Advice: Matthews cut the Senators' leads to 2-1 and 3-2 with his goals in the second and third frames. The 22-year-old is ready to have another incredible offensive season, but he has to find a way to stay healthy. He's played 62 and 68 games over the last two years. He had 37 goals and 73 points during his third year in the league. Year four should be special, too. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Matthew Peca nets 2 pts in preseason win
    Matthew Peca scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 preseason win over the Florida Panthers.

    Advice: This game was played in Bathurst, New Brunswick. Peca opened the scoring 5:47 into the first period and he also added the primary helper on Jeff Petry's go-ahead goal (2-1) in the second frame. The 26-year-old has a one-way contract for this season, but it will be tough for him to break a deep Montreal roster out of training camp. There's a decent chance he could start the season in AHL Laval and earn a call up eventually. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Clark Bishop scores in preseason win over TB
    Clark Bishop scored a goal in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: Bishop's goal gave the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead at the 5:06 mark of the third period. The 23-year-old played 20 games for the Hurricanes last season and he accumulated one goal and three points during that time. He's a long shot to make the roster out of camp, but he could earn a call up at some point during the season. Wednesday, 7:52 pm
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