Player Notes

  • Carey Price allows 3 goals in loss to Bruins
    Carey Price allowed three goals on 31 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: The Canadiens opened the scoring with a Jakub Jerabek goal just 31 seconds into the game, but they allowed the Bruins to score the next four goals. Price has now dropped three straight games (0-2-1). He's given up 11 goals during that stretch. He'll enter his next outing with a 13-15-4 record with a 2.96 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage this season. Price is still a quality netminder, but the team in front of him isn't very good. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 pm
  • Adam McQuaid (leg) will play on Wednesday
    Adam McQuaid (leg) will play in Wednesday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: McQuaid is coming back from a broken right fibula. He hasn't suited up in a game since Oct. 19. McQuaid has no goals, one assist and a minus-3 rating in six games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:14 pm
  • Logan Shaw scratched against Bruins on WED
    Logan Shaw will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: Shaw met up with the team in Boston after being claimed on waivers from Anaheim earlier this week. He has two goals and six assists in 42 games with the Ducks this season. Joe Morrow will also watch the game from the press box. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:12 pm
    Player Note
    Logan Shaw Mon - C,LW,RW
  • Cam Atkinson (foot) returns to the ice
    Cam Atkinson (foot) did some skating and shooting before practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: This marks Atkinson's first time on the ice since he was injured back in late December. He hasn't played since Dec. 23. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:34 pm
    Injured Reserve
  • Tomas Nosek (upper body) heads back to Vegas
    Tomas Nosek (upper body) has returned to Las Vegas to be evaluated by team doctors.

    Advice: Nosek left Tuesday's game against Nashville after he was hit hard by Predators defenseman Alexei Emelin. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:46 am
    Player Note
    Tomas Nosek VGK - C,LW,RW
    Out
  • Kari Lehtonen slated to start Saturday
    Kari Lehtonen will get the call on Saturday against Buffalo.

    Advice: Lehtonen played well in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over Boston and he will get another start this week as a result. It will also be the Stars' fourth game in six days, so it makes sense to give him another appearance after Ben Bishop plays versus Columbus on Thursday. Adjust your lineup accordingly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:53 am
  • Milano has torn oblique muscle, out 4-6 weeks
    Sonny Milano will be sidelined four-to-six weeks with a torn oblique muscle.

    Advice: Milano suffered the injury on Jan 8 against Toronto, which explains why he's been out of the lineup for the last two games. He has been placed on injured reserve. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Kevin Hayes (LBI) could resume skating soon
    Kevin Hayes (lower body) is close to getting back on the ice.

    Advice: Hayes worked out off the ice Wednesday. It doesn't sound like he will play Thursday, but if he returns to practice then that would be an encouraging sign. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 am
    Day-to-Day
  • Marc Staal (hip) won't play Thursday
    Marc Staal (hip) won't play Thursday night.

    Advice: Staal didn't take part in Wednesday's practice. Steven Kampfer will draw into the lineup in his place. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 am
    Day-to-Day
  • Jake Muzzin (UBI) might return Thursday
    Jake Muzzin (upper body) appears to be on track to return Thursday night.

    Advice: Muzzin participated in Wednesday's skate, while seeing regular power play and line rush action. He has been out since Jan. 4 with an upper-body injury, but could be activated to play against Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 am
  • Ryan Johansen (UBI) practices Wednesday
    Ryan Johansen (upper body) is participating in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Johansen is skating between Kevin Fiala and Calle Jarnkrok during line rushes. He was on the ice 20 minutes before the team's session as well after he left Tuesday's game following a high hit from Vegas' William Carrier. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 am
  • Columbus claims Jussi Jokinen off waivers
    Columbus has claimed Jussi Jokinen off waivers from Los Angeles.

    Advice: The Blue Jackets will be Jokinen's third team this season. He has posted one goal and six points in 32 games with Edmonton and Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 am
  • Pittsburgh calls up Jean-Sebastien Dea
    Jean-Sebastien Dea has been recalled by Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Dea has nine goals and 23 points in 36 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. He made one appearance with the big club in 2016-17, which was his NHL debut. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 am
  • Alexander Steen scores in win over Leafs
    Alexander Steen got his seventh goal of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Toronto.

    Advice: Steen, who finished the contest with five shots, netted the game-tying goal with 57 seconds remaining in regulation. He has produced four goals and three assists in the past 10 outings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 am
  • Mark Borowiecki probable to play Thursday
    Mark Borowiecki will probably be back in the lineup on Thursday night.

    Advice: Borowiecki was scratched for two games prior to Ottawa's break after he recovered from a concussion. He will add a physical dimension to the Senators' back end when he returns. Borowiecki hasn't played since Nov. 19. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 am
  • Brent Burns records an assist on Tuesday
    Brent Burns records an assist in San Jose's 3-2 shootout victory against Arizona Tuesday night.

    Advice: Burns has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven games. He got off to a slow start the season, but he's bounced back in a big way and now has seven goals and 34 points in 43 contests. That's good for third place in the blueliner scoring race. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:08 am
  • Taylor Hall's point streak reaches five games
    Taylor Hall extended his point streak to five games.

    Advice: Hall scored a goal in the Devils' 4-1 win against the Islanders Tuesday night. He's up to four goals and nine points over the span of that five-game stretch. That gives him 16 goals and 45 points in 41 contests this season. "I think the pucks are going in," Hall said after Tuesday's victory. "I haven’t been on for a lot against and that’s huge. Last year, the puck didn’t go in and this year it’s going in a lot. I can’t complain about puck luck at all tonight. As you see tonight, we had a lot of Grade A chances. You don’t want to have 15 shots from the wall. You want to have seven from the slot and we’ve done a good job of doing that." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 am
  • Andy Greene took part in his first fight
    Andy Greene got into the first fight of his career on Tuesday.

    Advice: Greene battled the Islanders' Brock Nelson at the end of the first period. "I don’t know, it just happened so far," Greene said of the incident. "We were just battling hard in front of the net. He asked me to go, I said sure and then I blacked out after that. Don’t really know what happened. We’ve been battling hard against each other for quite a few years. It was a heat of the moment thing, it wasn’t a staged thing. It was just two guys playing hard in front for each other’s teams. It was fun to do. I’ve got to look at the tape." Greene has two goals, nine points, and 13 penalty minutes in 42 contests. He doesn't expect to get into more fights. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:36 am
  • Jeff Carter (ankle) is skating on his own
    Jeff Carter (ankle) has begun to skate on his own.

    Advice: There's still no timetable for Carter's return or even an indication of when he might start practicing with the Kings, but it's an encouraging move forward. He last played on Oct. 18 because of a lacerated ankle tendon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:19 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Ducks want consistency out of Nick Ritchie
    The Ducks are looking for Nick Ritchie to more consistently make impact plays.

    Advice: Ritchie worked hard to set up a key assist on Saturday, but has a modest three goals and 12 points in 39 contests this season. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle wants to see more efforts like that out of Ritchie and on a routine basis. "It’s not about a little more," Carlyle said. "We just have to see that every day. This is black and white for Nick Ritchie. The information has been transferred to the individual. That is what we need on a consistent basis night in, night out. We need his complement to our group. His physicality, his play-making ability, his body checking. All of that and, if necessary, defending our teammate when the time calls upon." Ritchie acknowledged that there's been ups and downs to his season thus far. He's still just 22-years-old, so it's not too alarming that he's shown flashes of what he's capable of without being able to deliver it consistently. If he is able to find that next level then he should be a great asset for the Ducks. For now, Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:50 am
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