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  • Sean Couturier PHI C
    Flyers' Sean Couturier: Lands on IR
    2m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sean Couturier (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

    Couturier is expected to miss four weeks with his lower-body injury, so this comes as no surprise. Philly has rattled off three straight wins and hopefully -- if you're a fan of the Orange & Black -- Couturier's absence doesn't seriously disrupt the positive momentum. Still, that could be wishful thinking as Couturier is a proficient line defender and has a playmaker's touch, having collected a helper in each of his past three games and notching 24 points in 40 contests on the year. As a testament to his solid two-way play, Couturier is also plus-9 on the year which is a stark contrast to the Philadelphia Flyers ' minus-13 goal differential.

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  • Patrick Maroon ANA LW
    Ducks' Patrick Maroon: Carries the offensive load Friday against Arizona
    4m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Patrick Maroon scored his second goal of the season and added two assists in Friday's win over the Coyotes.

    Maroon only saw 11:33 of ice time, but he made the most of it, striking for a power-play tally and earning first star of the game honors. The 27-year-old has just 11 points in 45 games and doesn't see significant ice time, but if the Anaheim Ducks keep rolling, the former 34-point-getter could be worth grabbing in some deeper leagues.

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  • Rickard Rakell ANA C
    Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Distributes two assists in victory
    12m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Rickard Rakell collected two helpers in Friday's win over the Coyotes.

    Rakell skated on the second line, firing three shots on goal in 14:48 of ice time. The 22-year-old has been producing for a surging Anaheim Ducks team, racking up three goals and seven points in his last seven games. He's now got 11 goals and 26 points on the season and is worth looking at right now. Rakell has a lethal shot and been producing more consistnely of late, so if Anaheim contiues to roll,

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  • Ryan Kesler ANA C
    Ducks' Ryan Kesler: Dishes out two assists in win over Coyotes
    16m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan Kesler contributed a pair of helpers in Friday's win over the Coyotes.

    The surging Anaheim Ducks have won six straight games and Kesler has played a key role in the team's recent success, racking up three goals and nine points in that span. The two-way center now has 11 goals and 26 points on the season and should be rolled out with confidence right now.

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  • Kevin Klein NYR D
    Rangers' Kevin Klein: Probable for Saturday's matinee
    18m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kevin Klein (thumb) is expected to play in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

    Klein missed one game after fracturing his thumb in a contest against the Devils on Tuesday night, but it appears the defenseman is not going to let the ailment hold him out of further action. Klein reportedly wore a splint on the injured thumb and managed to get in a full practice Friday, putting him on track for what promises to be an intense Broadway versus Broad Street rivalry match Saturday.

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  • Shane Doan ARI RW
    Coyotes' Shane Doan: Strikes on power play in loss
    24m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Shane Doan netted a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's loss to the Ducks.

    Doan now has 19 goals and 30 points on the season, as the 39-year-old continues to get it done in his 20th career NHL season. The veteran has put up points in back-to-back games and has scored nine times on the power play this season, making him a lethal fantasy threat in most formats. The Arizona Coyotes have lost four straight games, but Doan should still find ways to produce despite the team's recent struggles.

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  • Sean Couturier PHI C
    Flyers' Sean Couturier: Lands on IR
    2m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sean Couturier (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

    Couturier is expected to miss four weeks with his lower-body injury, so this comes as no surprise. Philly has rattled off three straight wins and hopefully -- if you're a fan of the Orange & Black -- Couturier's absence doesn't seriously disrupt the positive momentum. Still, that could be wishful thinking as Couturier is a proficient line defender and has a playmaker's touch, having collected a helper in each of his past three games and notching 24 points in 40 contests on the year. As a testament to his solid two-way play, Couturier is also plus-9 on the year which is a stark contrast to the Philadelphia Flyers ' minus-13 goal differential.

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  • Rickard Rakell ANA C
    Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Distributes two assists in victory
    12m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Rickard Rakell collected two helpers in Friday's win over the Coyotes.

    Rakell skated on the second line, firing three shots on goal in 14:48 of ice time. The 22-year-old has been producing for a surging Anaheim Ducks team, racking up three goals and seven points in his last seven games. He's now got 11 goals and 26 points on the season and is worth looking at right now. Rakell has a lethal shot and been producing more consistnely of late, so if Anaheim contiues to roll,

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  • Ryan Kesler ANA C
    Ducks' Ryan Kesler: Dishes out two assists in win over Coyotes
    16m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan Kesler contributed a pair of helpers in Friday's win over the Coyotes.

    The surging Anaheim Ducks have won six straight games and Kesler has played a key role in the team's recent success, racking up three goals and nine points in that span. The two-way center now has 11 goals and 26 points on the season and should be rolled out with confidence right now.

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  • Sidney Crosby PIT C
    Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Snaps road slump Friday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sidney Crosby scored his first road goal since December against the Lightning on Friday.

    He has 16 goals and 31 points in 25 home games, but only five goals and 15 points in 24 road contests. He seems to pass up more shooting chances away from Consol Energy Center, though the goal he scored while shooting from one leg Friday was a beauty. Crosby collected three points (1G, 2A) the last time he skated against Florida (Saturday's opponent) on Oct. 20, though that outburst came in Pittsburgh.

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  • Matt Cullen PIT C
    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Scores in Friday loss
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Cullen scored his sixth goal of the season Friday but finished with a minus-3 rating against the Lightning.

    The line of Cullen, Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel committed more than its fair share of defensive breakdowns. Because all of the team's current bottom-six forwards have played in the AHL this year, look for the line of Cullen, Hagelin and Kessel to stay together for at least one more game with Evgeni Malkin (lower body) out.

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  • William Karlsson CLB C
    Blue Jackets' William Karlsson: Carries offensive load Friday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    William Karlsson scored both Columbus goals in a win over the Flames Friday.

    They were the fifth and sixth goals of the season for Karlsson, who skated on the third line with Matt Calvert. The 23-year-old has just 74 career NHL games under his belt, but he's a promising sniper who is only going to get better.

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  • Patrick Maroon ANA LW
    Ducks' Patrick Maroon: Carries the offensive load Friday against Arizona
    4m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Patrick Maroon scored his second goal of the season and added two assists in Friday's win over the Coyotes.

    Maroon only saw 11:33 of ice time, but he made the most of it, striking for a power-play tally and earning first star of the game honors. The 27-year-old has just 11 points in 45 games and doesn't see significant ice time, but if the Anaheim Ducks keep rolling, the former 34-point-getter could be worth grabbing in some deeper leagues.

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  • Shane Doan ARI RW
    Coyotes' Shane Doan: Strikes on power play in loss
    24m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Shane Doan netted a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's loss to the Ducks.

    Doan now has 19 goals and 30 points on the season, as the 39-year-old continues to get it done in his 20th career NHL season. The veteran has put up points in back-to-back games and has scored nine times on the power play this season, making him a lethal fantasy threat in most formats. The Arizona Coyotes have lost four straight games, but Doan should still find ways to produce despite the team's recent struggles.

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  • Matt Calvert CLB LW
    Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert: Collects pair of assists in win over Flames
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Calvert assisted on both of William Karlsson's goals in Friday's win over the Flames.

    A strong showing from Calvert, who helped Columbus pick up their fourth win in five games. The third-liner now has seven goals and 10 points in 45 games, making him a decent depth scorer. He doesn't play on the power play and has never surpassed 24 points in his career, though, so Calvert really only holds value in very deep leagues.

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  • Chris Kunitz PIT LW
    Penguins' Chris Kunitz: Moves up to top PP unit
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chris Kunitz compiled his third straight multipoint effort with a pair of assists and was elevated to the team's top power-play unit Friday.

    The left winger replaced Evgeni Malkin on the man advantage, giving Pittsburgh two players (Kunitz and Patric Hornqvist) camped out in front of the net. Kunitz has scored four goals and 10 points in his last seven games.

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  • Ondrej Palat TB LW
    Lightning's Ondrej Palat: Grabs two goals Friday
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ondrej Palat scored twice in Friday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.

    This was Palat's third multi-point game in his last nine outings, giving him a disappointing 16 points in 31 games this season. He's missed a good chunk of time due to injury and has looked a lot better lately -- along with the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning as a whole -- so look for him to pick up steam as the Bolts jockey for playoff positioning down the stretch.

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  • Andrej Nestrasil CAR RW
    Hurricanes' Andrej Nestrasil: Pots two goals Friday
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Andrej Nestrasil scored two goals, skated to a plus-3 and fired six shots on net in a 5-3 win over Winnipeg.

    The sophomore has been producing lately, picking up five points in his last five games, a span in which he's also recorded 15 shots on goal. Nestrasil has 19 points in 46 games this season and although it's much too early to count on him for fantasy purposes, his recent run of strong play could be a sign of things to come for the 24-year-old.

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  • Kevin Klein NYR D
    Rangers' Kevin Klein: Probable for Saturday's matinee
    18m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kevin Klein (thumb) is expected to play in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

    Klein missed one game after fracturing his thumb in a contest against the Devils on Tuesday night, but it appears the defenseman is not going to let the ailment hold him out of further action. Klein reportedly wore a splint on the injured thumb and managed to get in a full practice Friday, putting him on track for what promises to be an intense Broadway versus Broad Street rivalry match Saturday.

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  • Scott Mayfield NYI D
    Islanders' Scott Mayfield: Sent down to minors
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Scott Mayfield has been returned to AHL Bridgeport, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

    This transaction allowed the Isles to activate Johnny Boychuk from injured reserve. Mayfield played in one of two games following his most recent call-up, recording 15:34 of ice time and two PIM in a 5-3 win over Minnesota this past Tuesday. Now, Mayfield's packed his bags for Bridgeport where he's contributed six points, 41 PIM and a plus-6 rating through 38 games.

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  • Johnny Boychuk NYI D
    Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Officially taken off IR
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Johnny Boychuk (shoulder) has been activated from injured reserve ahead of Saturday's road match with the Red Wings, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

    Boychuk should be ready to rock Saturday after missing the past 12 games with a dislocated shoulder in the final contest of 2015. The 32-year-old blueliner is averaging 21:33 of ice time this season, including 1:06 with the man advantage. He's grabbed 14 points in 38 games while carrying a plus-9 rating.

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  • Anton Stralman TB D
    Lightning's Anton Stralman: Scores two goals Friday
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Anton Stralman scored two goals and skated to a plus-3 in Friday's 6-3 doubling up of the Penguins.

    Stralman's tallies were the book-ends for the Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, as he both opened the scoring in the first and closed it with an empty-netter late in the third. The blueliner is now up to eight goals, 26 points, a plus-11 rating and 89 shots on goal this season, making him barely less valuable fantasy-wise than fellow Swedish d-man Victor Hedman (four goals, 30 points, plus-11, 116 SOG).

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  • Dustin Byfuglien WPG D
    Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Stays hot in loss Friday
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dustin Byfuglien dished out two helpers and fired four shots on goal in Friday's 5-3 loss to Carolina. He also received four PIM and received a team-high 2:27 of power-play ice time.

    The big man is officially hot, as he's now recorded seven points as part of a four-game point streak -- four of which have been goals. Byfuglien is up to 32 points in 51 games with 162 shots on goal and 72 PIM, making him one of the more valuable fantasy blueliners in hockey, especially in leagues where he's assigned forward eligibility.

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  • Jarred Tinordi MON D
    Coyotes' Jarred Tinordi: Will play Friday
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jarred Tinordi (lower body) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Friday against the Ducks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

    Tinordi, who hasn't registered a point in three games with the Yotes this season, is expected to skate alongside Zbynek Michalek on Arizona's second pairing in Friday's contest.

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  • Frederik Andersen ANA G
    Ducks' Frederik Andersen: Keeps rolling with 23-save win over Coyotes
    34m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Frederik Andersen stopped 23 of 25 shots in Friday's win over Arizona.

    That's five straight wins for Andersen, who is getting the job done on a surging Anaheim Ducks team. The 26-year-old hasn't allowed more than two goals in a game since Dec.21 against Vancouver and is now 23-10-8 on the season with a .918 save percentage. Make sure he's in your lineup right now, as the Ducks are piling on goals, so the wins should continue to come.

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  • Marc-Andre Fleury PIT G
    Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury: Starting status for Saturday unknown
    34m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marc-Andre Fleury voiced his interest in starting against the Panthers after getting yanked Friday, but with no Saturday morning skate it's unknown whether the team will go with Fleury or backup Jeff Zatkoff.

    The Flower has surrendered 12 goals in his last three road starts. With a full slate of action Saturday, it might be wise to at least consider other options. Florida will be well rested while the Pens will be coming off Friday's 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

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  • Anders Lindback ARI G
    Coyotes' Anders Lindback: 36 saves not enough against surging Ducks
    38m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Anders Lindback stopped 36 of 41 shots in Friday's loss to the Ducks.

    It was a decent showing from the 27-year-old, but the Arizona Coyotes were no match for a surging Anaheim team that has now won six straight games. Lindback falls to 13-5-7 on the season with a .894 save percentage. Lindback doesn't see the crease very often and even when he does get the call, the fact he's managed just two wins in his last eight appearances doesn't bode too well for his fantasy value.

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  • Karri Ramo CGY G
    Flames' Karri Ramo: Can't get job done Friday against Blue Jackets
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Karri Ramo allowed two goals on 18 shots in Friday's loss to Columbus.

    Not a great night for Ramo, who was outdueled by the much busier Joonas Korpisalo. Ramo falls to 17-18-0 on the season with a .911 save percentage. While he's had some strong appearances of late, Ramo has managed just two wins in his last eight games and has been plagued with consistency issues, so exhibit caution before deciding to put him in your lineup.

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  • Joonas Korpisalo CLB G
    Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo: Stymies Flames in victory Friday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Joonas Korpisalo stopped 30 of 31 shots in Friday's win over the Flames.

    That's back-to-back outstanding performances from Korpisalo, who has won four of his past five games. The 21-year-old advances to 14-7-6 on the season with a .919 save percentage. Aside from a rough outing against the Oilers in Connor McDavid's return to action, Korpisalo has been very reliable of late. Get him in your lineup, as Columbus is rolling and just took down two Pacific Division squads that were playoff teams last season.

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  • Jake Allen STL G
    Blues' Jake Allen: On ice with teammates
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jake Allen (knee) skated in full gear during Friday's practice, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports.

    Allen skated the previous two days, but that was on his own. Friday was the first time he was on the ice while teammates were practicing. There's still no timetable for his return, but skating with teammates is typically a sign of progress.

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