Player Notes

  • Tanner Pearson scores in loss to Sharks
    Tanner Pearson scored at the 5:46 mark of the first, but it was not enough to stem a 3-2 loss to the Sharks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pearson’s goal tied the game for 10 minutes until Tommy Wingels provided the Sharks a lead they would never give up. Pearson has scored seven goals in the last 11 games, but his real value has come in his shots on goal. Since December 28, he has made three or more shots in nine of 11 games. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Seth Griffith Healthy Scratch Versus Oilers
    Seth Griffith will sit out Wednesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: Griffith was scratched against the Flames the last game and has only dressed once since a three game absence with a concussion. He has five assists in 25 games split among the Panthers, Leafs and Bruins. Jakub Kindl and Denis Malgin will also be scratched. Yesterday, 6:17 pm
  • Matt Hendricks Healthy Scratched Wednesday
    Matt Hendricks will be a healthy scratch when the Oilers host the Panthers Wednesday night.

    Advice: Joining him in the press box will be defenseman. This will be Hendricks second straight scratch. Benning was a surprise scratch, with Eric Gryba taking his spot in the lineup. Its highly unlikely any rosters need adjusting, but if there is, that must be one very deep league. Yesterday, 6:17 pm
  • Tom Kuhnhackl Scratched Wednesday Night
    Tom Kuhnhackl will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday night when the Penguins roll into Montreal to take on the Canadiens

    Advice: Kuhnhackl has scored twice in 25 games. This scratch will make it two in a row. Steve Oleksy will be the other scratch. Yesterday, 4:32 pm
  • Daniel Carr Healthy Scratch Wednesday
    Daniel Carr will be a healthy scratch when the Penguins roll into Montreal

    Advice: Carr has appeared in 28 games, scoring once with seven points. Ryan Johnston will join him as the other scratch. Yesterday, 4:03 pm
  • Markus Hannikainen heads to the minors
    Markus Hannikainen has been assigned to Cleveland of the AHL.

    Advice: He doesn't have a point in nine NHL career games with Columbus, including five this year. Yesterday, 1:01 pm
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  • Andrew Ladd day-to-day with UBI
    Andrew Ladd is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

    Advice: His status for Thursday night is unclear at this time after he missed Monday's contest. Yesterday, 10:40 am
  • Alexander Steen notches two points Tuesday
    Alexander Steen produced a goal and an assist in the Blues' 6-4 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He has generated three of his six markers this season in the last eight games. Steen has also added six assists during that span, so he appears to be heading in the right direction after a disappointing start. Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Patrik Laine skates, no timetable for return
    Patrik Laine (concussion) skated before Wednesday's morning session.

    Advice: However, there is still no timetable for his return, according to coach Paul Maurice. Laine has missed Winnipeg's last five games with a concussion and the team has won just one time during that span. Yesterday, 8:46 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Patrick Sharp scores two goals vs. NYR
    Patrick Sharp netted two goals in the Stars' 7-6 win against the New York Rangers on Tuesday,

    Advice: He has having his best stretch of the season in January with seven points in eight games. Sharp has generated just nine points in 20 matches this season and could be on the trading block if Dallas doesn't turn it around. Yesterday, 8:33 am
  • Matthew Nieto scores in loss to Blackhawks
    Matthew Nieto got his first goal of the season Tuesday in a 6-4 loss to Chicago.

    Advice: He has accounted for one goal and one assist in four games with Colorado since he was claimed off waivers from San Jose. Yesterday, 8:29 am
  • Leafs' JVR scores GWG, extends point streak
    James van Riemsdyk's insurance goal in the third period held up as the game winner against Buffalo on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He gave the Leafs a 4-2 lead on his 16th goal of the season during a third-period power play. JVR has 13 points on the man advantage this season. He also extended his point streak to eight straight games. Yesterday, 7:49 am
  • Jared McCann earns two assists Tuesday
    Jared McCann registered a pair of assists in Florida's 5-2 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

    Advice: He had the primary helper on a pair of goals by Vincent Trocheck in the contest. McCann has three points in the last four games, while skating on Florida's top line. Yesterday, 7:11 am
  • Matt Beleskey (knee) is getting closer
    Matt Beleskey (knee) is going to be with the team in Detroit for Wednesday's game, but he may not be ready to play.

    Advice: He is anxious to getting back to playing and appears to be close to achieving that end. Beleskey hasn't played since Dec. 3 because of a knee injury. Yesterday, 6:47 am
    Injured Reserve
  • Taylor Hall riding a four-game point streak
    Taylor Hall's point streak reached four games on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hall registered an assist in the Devils' 4-3 win over Minnesota. He has 11 goals and 29 points in 36 contests in 2016-17. Yesterday, 2:02 am
  • Boone Jenner is on a four-game point streak
    Boone Jenner's point streak reached four games Tuesday night.

    Advice: Jenner had a goal and an assist in the Blue Jackets' 4-1 win against Carolina. That gives him nine goals and 16 points in 43 contests this season. Yesterday, 1:46 am
  • Valtteri Filppula scores in OT loss to Ducks
    Valtteri Filppula scored the first goal of the night, but it was not enough as the Lightning lost 2-1 to the Ducks Tuesday.

    Advice: Filppula’s seventh goal of the season came with an assist by Nikita Nesterov and Anton Stralman at the 4:36 mark of the second period. It did not take long for Ryan Getzlaf to answer it, however, and he responded 21 seconds later. Those would be the only regulation goals as both goalies had solid nights. This was Filppula’s first goal since December 10, but he entered the night with a current, four-game streak with an assist. Tuesday, 10:23 pm
  • Rickard Rakell scores in OT win over Bolts
    It took only 54 seconds of overtime for Rickard Rakell to find the back of the net and give the Ducks a 2-1 victory over the Lightning Tuesday night.

    Advice: Rakell’s goal came on a power-play early in overtime and gave the Ducks their seventh win in the last nine games. They have scored at least one point in 12 of their last 13. Rakell has not been a particularly big part of that success, however, with only four goals and one assist in that span of games. Tuesday, 10:17 pm
  • Forsberg, Fisher, Ellis get 4 SOG in loss
    Filip Forsberg, Mike Fisher, and Ryan Ellis each made four shots on goal Tuesday night, but none of them found the back of the net as the Predators lost 1-0 to the Canucks.

    Advice: The three shooters accounted for 40 percent of the total shots on goal, but Ryan Miller was perfect in the net. Forsberg had the greatest opportunity with just over 19 minute of ice time. He has scored in his last two efforts although it took five shots against the Avalanche Saturday night to sink one goal. Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • Vince Hinostroza scores 2G in win over Avs
    Vince Hinostroza scored the tying and game winning goals as the Blackhawks handed the Avalanche a 6-4 loss Tuesday night.

    Advice: Hinostroza snapped a seven-game goal-less streak and earned this pair with only a little more than 11 minutes on ice. In that span of seven games without a goal, he had only one assist. These were Hinostroza’s fifth and sixth goals, which accounts for 33 percent of his season total. Tuesday, 9:04 pm
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