Player Notes

  • Miller, Sproul out vs Blue Jackets on Friday
    Drew Miller and Ryan Sproul will be scratched against the Blue Jackets on Friday.

    Advice: Sproul leads the pair with five points, and Miller leads with 30 hits. Unfortunately, that's about the extent of the production level from these three. 55 minutes ago
  • Vigneault 'leaning towards' playing Vesey
    Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is "leaning towards" playing banged up forward Jimmy Vesey on Friday against Chicago.

    Advice: The rookie will take the warm-up stroll then he and the medical staff will come to a consensus, which usually results in the player playing in the game. We'll keep you posted on the official word. Today, 4:03 pm
  • Nick Foligno out sick Friday vs Red Wings
    Captain Nick Foligno is too sick to play in Friday's match with the Red Wings.

    Advice: Being sick sucks, and you know it has to be bad for Foligno to miss a game. He's posted 10 goals and 22 points in 24 games along with 15 blocks, 22 PIMs, and 36 hits. He's considered day-to-day. Today, 3:59 pm
  • Deslauries tags in for Grant vs Capitals
    Nicolas Deslauriers will tag in for Derek Grant as the Sabres take on the Capitals on Friday night.

    Advice: This will be Deslauriers' first games since suffering a knee injury back on Oct. 29th. Through seven games played he's posted four PIMs and 16 hits without any points. Today, 3:36 pm
  • Connolly, Ness scratched vs Sabres on Friday
    Brett Connolly and Aaron Ness will be scratched against the Sabres on Friday.

    Advice: Connolly has managed just three points with 12 PIMs and 30 hits through 15 games this season, and he's seeing just 11:02 of ice time on average. Ness meanwhile has yet to make his season debut for the Caps, he does however have three goals and nine points in 17 games for AHL Hershey. Today, 3:33 pm
  • Daniel Winnik had ankle problems last season
    Daniel Winnik said on Friday that he was playing through a high ankle sprain for a good chunk of the 2015-16 campaign.

    Advice: Winnik had six goals and 19 points in 76 games last season. His ankle healed up over the summer, so it's presumably a non-factor now. Today, 1:05 pm
  • Gabriel Landeskog might be back Saturday
    Gabriel Landeskog (lower body) thinks he'll make his return on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Jared Bednar wouldn't confirm his availability though, so we'll have to wait and see. Landeskog has missed 10 straight games due to the injury. Today, 10:44 am
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  • Ryan Garbutt successfully clears waivers
    Ryan Garbutt has gone unclaimed on waivers.

    Advice: Garbutt has two goals and three points in27 contests in 2016-17. He comes with a $1.8 million cap hit, so it's not surprising that there were no takers. Today, 9:27 am
  • Kyle Connor heads to the minors
    Kyle Connor has been sent to the minors.

    Advice: Connor has a goal and four points in 19 games this season. He was a healthy scratch in the Jets' last five games, so this doesn't come as a major surprise. Today, 8:53 am
  • Brock Nelson collects an assist on Thursday
    Brock Nelson registered an assist in a 3-2 victory over St. Louis.

    Advice: Nelson has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last five games. That gives him six goals and 17 points in 26 contests in 2016-17. Today, 8:15 am
  • Brock McGinn gets two points Thursday
    Brock McGinn had a goal and an assist in Carolina's 3-1 victory Thursday night.

    Advice: McGinn had just one assist in 19 games prior to Thursday's showing. This was the second multi-point game of his career with the first one being on Oct. 16, 2015. Today, 7:49 am
  • Calle Jarnkrok scores in loss to Dallas
    Calle Jarnkrok has produced three points in the last four games.

    Advice: He scored his second goal in the past three matches Thursday night versus Dallas. Jarnkrok has picked up just seven points in 26 games this season after he showed some promise in 2015-16. Today, 7:03 am
  • 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. Today, 6:46 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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