Player Notes

  • Antoine Roussel ends droughts Thursday
    Antoine Roussel tallied a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory against Nashville on Thursday night.

    Advice: The multi-point performance snapped a six-game scoring skid for the pesky winger. It was also his first goal since Nov. 13. Roussel has 15 points in 28 games along with a league-leading 70 penalty minutes. 48 minutes ago
  • Landeskog sits out 10th straight game
    Gabriel Landeskog (lower body) sat for a 10th straight game Thursday, but he is getting closer to a return.

    Advice: "He's progressing every day and it's just a matter of getting on the ice enough and testing that — so he's 100 percent when he gets back," coach Jared Bednar said. Landeskog wasn't able to skate Wednesday because of an illness that has been making its way through the team. Today, 6:28 am
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  • Max Pacioretty played through a foot injury
    Max Pacioretty scored a goal in Thursday's win over New Jersey.

    Advice: He also recorded five shots in the match. Coach Michel Therrien confirmed a report that Pacioretty played through a microfracture in his foot during November. He is better now though and his production has gone up recently. Today, 5:57 am
  • Jonathan Marchessault may be back soon
    Jonathan Marchessault (lower body) may be ready to return soon.

    Advice: Interim bench boss Tom Rowe believes Marchessault should be back within the next three to five days. He has missed three games with a lower-body injury. Today, 5:24 am
  • Andreas Athanasiou poised to play Friday
    Andreas Athanasiou is slated to be eased back into the lineup on Friday in his return from a knee injury.

    Advice: That could mean that he is projected for fourth-line duty, so Drew Miller or Steve Ott could be scratched against Columbus. Athanasiou has been absent for the last four weeks because of a sprained knee. Today, 5:05 am
  • Nicolas Deslauriers feels ready to return
    Nicolas Deslauriers (knee) took part in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: He made sure he threw plenty of hits during the session. "It was a good test to get involved a little bit more with the guys," said Deslauriers. "I felt back to normal." He could be an option to return Friday night after missing 19 games with a knee injury. Today, 4:55 am
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  • Coach wants E. Kane to cut out bad penalties
    Coach Dan Bylsma wants Evander Kane to cut out the bad penalties he has been taking.

    Advice: "The type of penalties are more the discussion point than the penalties," Bylsma said. "Evander is an aggressive guy, a physical guy, and we want him to be and need him to be. If he's taking penalties being aggressive and being physical, then that's one we'll kill." Kane has heated up lately with three goals and five points in five games, which is the kind of play that Bylsma and the Sabres are looking for from him. Today, 4:44 am
  • Brad Marchand has a 4-game assist spree
    Brad Marchand has earned an assist in four straight games.

    Advice: He had the primary helper on David Pastrnak's second goal of the game Thursday night against Colorado. Marchand has produced seven goals and 24 points in 28 games. Today, 4:25 am
  • Viktor Arvidsson scores 9th goal of season
    Viktor Arvidsson scored a goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: Arvidsson's shorthanded goal in the first period cut Dallas' lead to 2-1. The 23-year-old has scored in back-to-back games. He has nine goals and seven assists in 26 games this season. He's on pace to score 28 goals in 2016-17. Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • Jamie Benn scores three points in W over NSH
    Jamie Benn scored a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

    Advice: Benn opened the scoring at the 9:55 mark of the first period and it was the 200th marker of his career. He also helped set up second-period goals by Jason Spezza and Tyler Seguin. The 27-year-old has eight goals and 24 points in 28 games. Antoine Roussel and Brett Ritchie also scored for the Stars. Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Taylor Hall picks up 2 points in loss to MTL
    Taylor Hall scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

    Advice: Hall helped set up Adam Henrique's first period goal that tied the game at one, and he picked up a marker of his own with his team trailing 4-1 at the time. The 25-year-old has now put together three consecutive multi-point efforts. He has eight goals and 19 points in 18 games this season. He's the best fantasy option on the Devils' roster and he needs to be started in all formats right now. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Phillip Danault scores goal, assist in win
    Phillip Danault scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

    Advice: Not bad for a guy who was a game time decision because of an illness. The Canadiens put together an impressive performance considering it was their first game back from a long road trip. They were also without Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais tonight. In their absence, Danault stepped up. He opened the scoring by tipping in a Nathan Beaulieu shot in the first period and he also assisted on Artturi Lehkonen's second period goal. Danault has six goals and five assists in 27 games this season. He doesn't have any value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Johnny Gaudreau continues points streak
    Johnny Gaudreau picked up two assists in the Flames 2-1 overtime win over Arizona on Thursday.

    Advice: Gaudreau has a four game points streak going in which he has collected three goals and four assists. The 23-year-old has seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points in 20 games. Mark Giordiano and Dougie Hamilton scored the goals for Calgary in the win. Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Max Domi scores in loss
    Max Domi scored the lone goal for Arizona in a 2-1 overtime loss to Calgary on Thursday.

    Advice: Domi banged home a puck in front of a crowded Flames net to bag his fifth of the season. He snapped a four-game losing streak with the goal. He also added seven penalties and three shots to help fantasy owners. The 21-year-old has been steady this year with five goals and 11 assists in 26 games. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Anders Lee scores two goals in win over STL
    Anders Lee scored two goals in Thursday's 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: Lee scored the game-tying (1-1) goal on the power play in the first period and he ended up scoring the game-winner in the third frame. The 26-year-old has three goals in his last three games and eight goals and two assists in 26 contests. John Tavares scored the other goal for the Islanders. Yesterday, 7:13 pm
  • Grabner returns to NYR lineup Thurs vs Jets
    Michael Grabner will return to the Rangers' lineup against the Jets on Thursday.

    Advice: Grabner had left the team to attend his grandmother's funeral. The veteran winger is having a banner season with 13 goals and 17 points in 26 games thus far. Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • Kris Versteeg isn't available Thursday night
    Kris Versteeg won't play on Thursday because of bumps and bruises.

    Advice: Versteeg has four goals and 11 points in 19 games this season. Micheal Ferland will play alongside Sean Monahan and Troy Brouwer as a result of Versteeg's absence. Yesterday, 3:13 pm
  • Jake Guentzel heads to the AHL
    Jake Guentzel has been sent to the minors.

    Advice: Guentzel has spent the Penguins' last three games in the press box. Moving him to the AHL is all about putting him in a position where he can play big minutes regularly to further his development. Yesterday, 8:17 am
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  • Lee Stempniak gets two assists Wednesday
    Lee Stempniak registered two assists in a 6-5 loss to Anaheim Wednesday night.

    Advice: Stempniak snapped a seven-game point drought. He has four goals and 12 points in 26 contests in 2016-17. Yesterday, 7:55 am
  • Teuvo Teravainen gets 2 in loss to Ducks
    Teuvo Teravainen scored the first and last goal of the night for the Carolina Hurricanes, but it was not enough to stem a 6-5 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night.

    Advice: Teravainen’s first goal of the contest came at the 19:22 minute mark of the first and it tied the game at the time. His second goal was scored at 9:21 and lifted the Canes to a two-point advantage, but he was answered by Nick Ritchie and Corey Perry. This pair of goals snapped an eight-game span in which he failed to score a single point. His last goal came nine games ago on November 18th, so players could be forgiven if he was not on their roster. Wednesday, 11:06 pm
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