Player Notes

  • Scheifele lifts point streak to four games
    Mark Scheifele lifted his point streak to four games during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blues.

    Advice: He scored both a goal and an assist for the second time during the streak, giving him two goals and six points over that span. For the season Scheifele has posted 21 goals and 45 points in 46 games. Today, 4:48 pm
  • Jason Garrison out sick vs Coyotes on Sat
    Jason Garrison will not play in Saturday's match with the Coyotes due to illness.

    Advice: Through 45 games so far this season the veteran blue liner has posted six points along with 56 hits and 61 blocks thus far. Today, 4:42 pm
  • Hedman warming up, to play Sat vs Arizona
    Victor Hedman is warming up for Saturday's match with Arizona, which means he's going to play.

    Advice: Great news for the Lightning as he's missed the last few games due to illness. Through 44 games he has seven goals and 38 points along with 51 hits and 73 blocks. Today, 4:41 pm
  • Byfuglien nets second straight 2-point game
    Dustin Byfuglien collected his second straight two-point game during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blues.

    Advice: Big Buff picked up his second consecutive game with a pair of helpers. Through 49 games this season he has picked seven goals and 30 points thus far. Today, 4:38 pm
  • Mark Borowiecki out sick Saturday vs Toronto
    Mark Borowiecki out sick Saturday against Toronto.

    Advice: No surprise here. Borowiecki could not even get through the morning skate. He has two points with 52 blocks, 69 PIMs and a 197 hits in 40 games this season. Today, 3:41 pm
  • Weise, Manning, Schultz out vs Devils on Sat
    Dale Weise, Brandon Manning and Nick Schultz will each be scratched against the Devils on Saturday.

    Advice: Through 41 games this season Weise has posted just five points with 15 PIMs and 82 hits. Manning meanwhile has picked up nine points with 40 PIMs and 76 hits. Schultz finally has put together four points with 22 hits and 29 blocks in 13 games. Today, 3:08 pm
  • Nicolas Deslauriers scratched vs Montreal
    Nicolas Deslauriers will be scratched against Montreal on Saturday.

    Advice: The youngster has posted 11 PIMs and 66 hits though is still searching for his first points of the season through 22 games thus far. Today, 2:55 pm
  • Luke Gazdic to play Saturday vs Philadelphia
    Luke Gazdic will finally get to play again on Saturday against the Flyers.

    Advice: It'll be brute's ninth game of the season as he's still searching for his first points of the campaign. He also has 12 PIMs and 13 hits while seeing just 7:16 of ice time per game on average. Today, 2:21 pm
  • Chicago interested in acquiring Gus Nyquist
    It appears the Blackhawks wouldn't mind picking up Gustav Nyquist from the Red Wings.

    Advice: As report Mark Lazerus notes, all reports ought to be taken with a grain of salt this time of year. But it's an interesting change in strategy for the perennial Cup-contenders, picking up a player with plenty of term left on his deal. The 27-year-old is on pace for his worst career season with just 17 points in 46 games and carries a $4.75M cap hit for two additional seasons after this. Today, 2:16 pm
  • Keith Kinkaid will face Philadelphia on Sat
    Keith Kinkaid will face Philadelphia on Saturday.

    Advice: Kinkaid beat the Flyers in his only other start against them, turning aside 25 of 27 shots faced. With Michal Neuvirth in the other net, and considering Kinkaid's .919 save percentage and 2.63 GAA in 13 games this season this could be a nice matchup yet. Today, 2:08 pm
  • Connor Murphy returns Saturday vs Lightning
    Connor Murphy will return to Arizona's blue line against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

    Advice: Through 40 games Murphy is still searching for his first goal but does have eight helpers along with 29 PIMs, 50 blocks and 91 hits. Today, 1:38 pm
  • Scott Harrington will play Carolina on Sat
    Scott Harrington will play in Saturday's match against Carolina.

    Advice: Thus will be the young defender's fifth game of the season and 30th of his career in the NHL. Harrington has an assist along with eight PIMs, 32 blocks and 36 hits in his career. Today, 12:01 pm
  • Martin Jones in net vs Colorado on Saturday
    Martin Jones will be in net against Colorado on Saturday.

    Advice: Though he's only played one fewer game at home, Jones has played much better at home than on the road. In 19 games he's 12-6-1 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.12 GAA. Today, 11:29 am
  • Mike Vest will take on the Lightning on Sat
    Mike Vest will take on the Lightning on Saturday.

    Advice: Smith has just one victory over his last 11 starts, and just one game in which he's allowed fewer than three goals. Over that span he's 1-9-1 with 38 goals against with a .883 save percentage. You may wish to find a more favorable matchup. Today, 10:53 am
  • John Gibson takes on the Wild on Saturday
    John Gibson will take on the Wild on Saturday.

    Advice: Not since New Year's Day, or nine games ago, has Gibson allowed as many as three goals in a game. He's gone 6-1-1 since with just nine goals against and two shutouts. Which makes Gibson perhaps the hottest goalie in game right now. Today, 10:08 am
  • Tyson Barrie doesn't practice on Friday
    Tyson Barrie didn't participate in Colorado's practice on Friday.

    Advice: Barrie missed Thursday's game against the Ducks because of a lower-body injury, but his status for Saturday's game is still up in the air. He's considered day-to-day for now. Today, 8:43 am
  • Chris Kunitz scores in win over Hurricanes
    Chris Kunitz scored his fifth marker of the season Friday night in a 7-1 win versus the Carolina Hurricanes.

    Advice: He has two goals in two games versus Carolina this season. However, Kunitz has recorded just 19 points in 39 contests and shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. Today, 6:40 am
  • Matt Read appears to be ready to return
    Matt Read (lower body) might be back in the lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He skated alongside Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux during Friday's practice. Read has sat out the last two games for the Flyers due to a lower-leg injury. Today, 6:14 am
  • Matt Puempel slated to practice Saturday
    Matt Puempel (concussion) is expected to take part in Saturday's practice.

    Advice: He has missed seven straight games because of a concussion he sustained on Dec. 31 against Colorado. Puempel suffered two concussions in December, but he appears to be making some progress. Today, 6:04 am
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  • Andy Greene won't return Saturday vs. Flyers
    Andy Greene (arm) isn't ready to play yet and won't be in the lineup Saturday against Philadelphia.

    Advice: He has been sidelined since Jan. 3 with a left arm injury. Consider him day-to-day. Today, 5:53 am
    Injured Reserve
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