Player Notes

  • Alex Iafallo scores in loss to Ducks
    Alex Iafallo scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: Iafallo put in a great effort tonight, causing havoc on several shifts and was rewarded with a goal off a rebound from Jake Muzzin's point shot. It's Iafallo's third goal of the year, bringing the undrafted free-agent's point tally to 13 in 44 games. Anze Kopitar also picked up an assist on the Kings' only goal. Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • William Karlsson scores 25th goal of season
    William Karlsson scored a goal in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers.

    Advice: Karlsson has arguably been the biggest surprise of the season in the entire NHL so far. His goal at the 6:54 mark of the second period tied the game at two. Karlsson has now found the back of the net eight times in his last nine games. The 24-year-old has 25 goals and 39 points in 45 games this season. His previous career high was nine goals (2015-16 with Columbus). David Perron and James Neal also scored for the Golden Knights in loss. Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Max Pacioretty nets 2G, 1A in win over Caps
    Max Pacioretty scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

    Advice: Pacioretty opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 7:08 mark of the second period. He then gave the Canadiens a 3-1 lead with an empty-netter at the 18:42 mark of the third frame (that proved to be the game-winning goal). Pacioretty also registered the primary assist on Paul Byron's tally in the third frame. After going through a long slump, the Canadiens captain has certainly come alive over the last few games. Pacioretty has now found the back of the net six times in his last six contests. He's up to 14 goals and 28 points in 46 games this season. Yesterday, 7:14 pm
  • Andy Andreoff scratched vs. Ducks on Friday
    Andy Andreoff will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game that he watches from the press box. Andreoff has two goals and two assists in 29 games this season. Jonny Brodzinski and Paul Ladue will also serve as healthy scratches in this one. Yesterday, 6:59 pm
  • Niederreiter out until after All-Star break
    Nino Niederreiter (lower body) will be out until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: That means that Niederreiter won't be back in the lineup before Jan. 30. Head coach Bruce Boudreau called the situation "a setback". The Wild forward suffered the injury in Monday's practice and he hasn't played since. He has 13 goals and 19 points in 31 games this season. Yesterday, 5:34 pm
  • Daniel Carr scratched vs. Capitals on Friday
    Daniel Carr will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Washington Capitals.

    Advice: Carr played just over 11 minutes in Montreal's last game against Boston on Wednesday night. The Canadiens forward has three goals and 10 points in 16 games this season. Joe Morrow will also watch the game from the press box. Yesterday, 4:20 pm
  • Sabres haven't attempted to re-sign E. Kane
    Evander Kane and the Buffalo Sabres haven't engaged in contract talks.

    Advice: Kane is willing to negotiate, but its the Sabres that haven't approached him. "Of course I would have. Absolutely," Kane said of the possibility of discussing a contract extension. "I've said from Day One I've really enjoyed the time here. For me, it's a place where I've grown to know more and more about Buffalo. It's been a real great experience for me. I'm just going to continue that until I get told something different." It seems that the Sabres are more focused on trading him before he can become an unrestricted free agent this summer though. That makes some sense given the Sabres' position, though it should be noted that Kane is still just 26-years-old so it's entirely possible that he could still be part of the long-term solution in Buffalo if the Sabres believed he was suited for that role. Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Calgary calls up Andrew Mangiapane
    The Calgary Flames have summoned Andrew Mangiapane.

    Advice: Mangiapane has 16 goals and 35 points in 30 AHL games this season. By contrast, he doesn't have a point in seven contests with the Flames, but then he also averaged a mere 8:46 minutes of ice time in those games. Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Darren Helm will miss at least 3 more games
    Darren Helm (lower body) isn't expected to return until Thursday at the earliest.

    Advice: In other words, Helm should be penciled in to miss at least three more games. He has four goals and 13 points in 41 contests in 2017-18. Yesterday, 12:58 pm
  • Abdelkader (groin) out at least 3 more games
    Justin Abdelkader (groin) will Detroit's next three games.

    Advice: In other words, Abdelkader won't be back until Thursday at best. He's already missed two contests in addition to the three he's been ruled out for. He has eight goals and 21 points in 43 games this season. Yesterday, 12:57 pm
  • Shane Prince (UBI) is likely out for 3 games
    Shane Prince (upper body) is back on the sidelines.

    Advice: Prince couldn't complete Tuesday's game due to an injury, but he was able to log 12:41 minutes on Thursday. Despite that, he won't be joining the Islanders on their upcoming three-game road trip. Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Tomas Nosek (UBI) is on the IR list
    Tomas Nosek (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

    Advice: The move is presumably retroactive to Jan. 16, which is the last time he played. He has three goals and eight points in 41 games in 2017-18. Yesterday, 10:43 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Logan Shaw will make his Habs debut Friday
    Logan Shaw will make his Canadiens' debut on Friday.

    Advice: Shaw was claimed off waivers from Anaheim on Monday, but he was a healthy scratch on Wednesday. Look for him to play on the fourth line in his Habs debut. He had two goals and eight points in 42 contests with Anaheim this season. Yesterday, 10:23 am
    New Player Note
    Logan Shaw Mon - C,LW,RW
  • Islanders promote Ross Johnston
    Ross Johnston has been summoned by the New York Islanders.

    Advice: Johnston has 11 points and 113 penalty minutes in 37 AHL games this season. The 23-year-old forward might be a decent source of PIM if he does get regular minutes with the Islanders, but we wouldn't count on that happening. Yesterday, 9:32 am
  • Matt Nieto earns 1G, 1A in win over Sharks
    Matt Nieto notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 victory versus San Jose.

    Advice: Nieto's goal in the third period halted the Sharks' comeback attempt. Colorado had a 4-0 lead before San Jose got the next three markers. Nieto has nine goals and 17 points through 37 matches. Yesterday, 8:17 am
  • De La Rose quickly moves back to 4th line
    Jacob De La Rose didn't last long in Montreal's top-six forward group.

    Advice: De La Rose started Wednesday's game between Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk, but seven minutes into the second period he was back on the fourth line. The 22-year-old forward has only one goal and three helpers in 26 games this season. Yesterday, 7:38 am
  • Sam Reinhart posts two assists Thursday
    Sam Reinhart chipped in two assists in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Thursday night.

    Advice: Reinhart had a hand in goals by Kyle Okposo (power play) and Justin Falk in the match. He was also whistled for embellishment during the second period and didn't agree with the call. Reinhart didn't have a point in his previous four appearances and he has earned 15 points through 45 contests in 2017-18. Yesterday, 6:19 am
  • Marcus Johansson has 13 points in 26 games
    Marcus Johansson recorded an assist in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win against Washington.

    Advice: Johansson has recorded a point in three of his last four games. That gives him five goals and 13 points in 26 contests this season. Yesterday, 6:10 am
  • Brad Marchand records 1G, 2A Thursday
    Brad Marchand notched a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.

    Advice: Marchand has racked up 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in his past seven outings. He has been held off the scoresheet once during that span and he has registered five multi-point performances. Marchand has amassed 46 points in 36 matches this season. Yesterday, 6:02 am
  • Ryan Spooner has a three-game goal spree
    Ryan Spooner has found the back of the net in three straight games this week.

    Advice: Spooner also added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders. The 25-year-old forward has seven goals and 17 points in 24 matches this campaign. Yesterday, 5:53 am
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