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  • Al Montoya MON G
    Canadiens' Al Montoya: Allows one goal Tuesday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Al Montoya stopped seven of eight shots in 29:20 of action in Tuesday night's preseason win over Washington.

    Montoya is expected to be Carey Price's backup when the regular season opens, but the Montreal Canadiens are letting the preseason battle play out with Montoya, Zach Fucale, Mike Condon and Charlie Lindgren each getting a look in net.

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  • Andrew Shaw MON C
    Canadiens' Andrew Shaw: Two majors, misconduct Tuesday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Andrew Shaw picked up two major penalties, a 10-minute misconduct and then a game misconduct in Tuesday night's preseason win over Washington.

    Shaw's stat line from his first preseason game as a Canadien: 12:27 of ice time, one shot on goal, one hit and 30 minutes in penalties. The Habs acquired Shaw in the offseason to add some grit to the lineup and the former Blackhawk lived up to his reputation. He's slated to skate on the second line with Tomas Plekanec and Alexander Radulov when the season opens.

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  • Greg Pateryn MON D
    Canadiens' Greg Pateryn: Three assists Tuesday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Greg Pateryn collected three assists while playing a game-high 26:01 in Montreal's preseason win over Washington on Tuesday.

    Pateryn got extensive ice time on the Habs' top defensive pairing Tuesday, but will not be there once Andrei Markov and Shea Weber return from the World Cup of Hockey. Still, it was an encouraging performance for Pateryn, who finished up last season as a regular top-four defenseman. Offense isn't typically his calling card but he showed some improvement in that area at the AHL level. The Montreal Canadiens will be pleased if the Michigan-native can lock down the blue line with physical play (100 hits in 38 games last season) and sacrificing his body (52 blocked shots).

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  • Alexander Radulov MON RW
    Canadiens' Alexander Radulov: Two power-play points Tuesday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Alexander Radulov had a hand in two first-period, power-play goals in Montreal's preseason win over Washington on Tuesday.

    Radulov planted himself in front of the net in prime position to tip in a Greg Pateryn shot from the point to give Montreal a lead, and then fed Nathan Beaulieu with a cross-ice pass, setting up the Habs second goal. The power play was a drag on the Montreal Canadiens ' offense last season, so Radulov's efforts Tuesday were a welcome sign to a team starving for offense.

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  • Jake Virtanen VAN RW
    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Leaves game with upper-body injury
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jake Virtanen left Tuesday's preseason matchup against the Sharks with an upper-body injury and will not return, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

    The exact location of the injury remains unclear, but it appeared to be either a shoulder or neck issue for Virtanen. He'll likely be evaluated further following the game, so we should get a better understanding of a potential absence in the near future.

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  • Mika Zibanejad NYR C
    Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Starts off with bang on new team
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mika Zibanejad exploded for a power-play goal and two assists -- one on the man advantage -- during Tuesday's 5-2 preseason victory over the Islanders.

    Well, that didn't take long. Traded by the Senators over the offseason, Zibanejad looked stellar in his debut with the New York Rangers . While we can't get overly excited about preseason, the 23-year-old has been poised for a breakout and this type of performance can only help his case. The center amassed 21 goals and 30 assists last season with Ottawa and will be asked to shoulder more of the load in New York, leaving owners excited for what's to come in 2016-17.

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  • Andrew Shaw MON C
    Canadiens' Andrew Shaw: Two majors, misconduct Tuesday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Andrew Shaw picked up two major penalties, a 10-minute misconduct and then a game misconduct in Tuesday night's preseason win over Washington.

    Shaw's stat line from his first preseason game as a Canadien: 12:27 of ice time, one shot on goal, one hit and 30 minutes in penalties. The Habs acquired Shaw in the offseason to add some grit to the lineup and the former Blackhawk lived up to his reputation. He's slated to skate on the second line with Tomas Plekanec and Alexander Radulov when the season opens.

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  • Mika Zibanejad NYR C
    Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Starts off with bang on new team
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mika Zibanejad exploded for a power-play goal and two assists -- one on the man advantage -- during Tuesday's 5-2 preseason victory over the Islanders.

    Well, that didn't take long. Traded by the Senators over the offseason, Zibanejad looked stellar in his debut with the New York Rangers . While we can't get overly excited about preseason, the 23-year-old has been poised for a breakout and this type of performance can only help his case. The center amassed 21 goals and 30 assists last season with Ottawa and will be asked to shoulder more of the load in New York, leaving owners excited for what's to come in 2016-17.

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  • Patrice Bergeron BOS C
    Bruins' Patrice Bergeron: Grabs two points in Game 1 victory
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Patrice Bergeron found twine and added an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey Finals.

    The line of Bergeron, Sidney Crosby and Brad Marchand was dominate Tuesday, accounting for six points (two each) in total. The 31-year-old has three goals and three assists during the tournament while averaging almost 18 minutes of ice time. The two-way center should once again be a key piece in Thursday's potential clincher.

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  • Sidney Crosby PIT C
    Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Continues stellar tournament in Game 1 win
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sidney Crosby notched two helpers in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey Finals.

    Crosby has been simply unstoppable in the tournament, which should come as no surprise considering he is surrounded by exceptional talent, and he's a star himself. The 29-year-old has three goals and six assists in five games -- including points in three straight -- and should have no issue sealing the deal come Thursday.

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  • Shawn Matthias WPG C
    Jets' Shawn Matthias: Leaves game with upper-body injury
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Shawn Matthias left Tuesday's preseason game against the Flames with an upper-body injury and did not return.

    The severity of the injury is currently unknown, but there is a chance that Matthias was held out simply as a precautionary measure. Winnipeg Jets officials will likely provide updates on Matthias' status later this week.

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  • Josh Jooris NYR C
    Rangers' Josh Jooris: Leaves game Tuesday with groin injury
    14h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Josh Jooris suffered a groin injury during Tuesday's preseason matchup with the Islanders and will not return.

    It remains unclear how the injury occurred or what the severity of it might be, but the groin injury will at least rule him out for the rest of Tuesday's exhibition matchup. We should see his status updated following the game or within the next few days, so stay tuned for further information regarding his availability moving forward.

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  • Alexander Radulov MON RW
    Canadiens' Alexander Radulov: Two power-play points Tuesday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Alexander Radulov had a hand in two first-period, power-play goals in Montreal's preseason win over Washington on Tuesday.

    Radulov planted himself in front of the net in prime position to tip in a Greg Pateryn shot from the point to give Montreal a lead, and then fed Nathan Beaulieu with a cross-ice pass, setting up the Habs second goal. The power play was a drag on the Montreal Canadiens ' offense last season, so Radulov's efforts Tuesday were a welcome sign to a team starving for offense.

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  • Jake Virtanen VAN RW
    Canucks' Jake Virtanen: Leaves game with upper-body injury
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jake Virtanen left Tuesday's preseason matchup against the Sharks with an upper-body injury and will not return, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports.

    The exact location of the injury remains unclear, but it appeared to be either a shoulder or neck issue for Virtanen. He'll likely be evaluated further following the game, so we should get a better understanding of a potential absence in the near future.

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  • Wayne Simmonds PHI RW
    Flyers' Wayne Simmonds: Reaches box score with two points in preseason debut
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Wayne Simmonds notched a power-play goal, adding an assist, two PIM and four hits during Tuesday's 4-0 preseason win against the Islanders.

    Simmonds already looks in regular season form, even without a few studs in the lineup. The 28-year-old had a career year in 2015-16, finding twine 32 times and adding 28 assists, 147 PIM and 229 shots on goal. The winger has been a consistent offensive threat for five years with the Philadelphia Flyers , but struggles in the plus/minus department. The 2007 second-round pick has only reached positive for the year once (2009-10 with the Kings), which is one of the few knocks against the power-play weapon.

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  • Brad Marchand BOS LW
    Bruins' Brad Marchand: Feasts on top line during Game 1
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brad Marchand registered a goal and an assist during Tuesday's 3-1 victory over Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey Finals.

    Marchand has showed up when it counts, notching four points in the past two games (three goals and an assist). The 28-year-old went cold before the knockout games started, but with Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron gracing the top line, that dry spell wasn't going to last. Expect more fireworks in Game 2 on Thursday.

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  • James van Riemsdyk TOR LW
    Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk: Hits ice at Leafs' camp Wednesday
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Van Riemsdyk will hit the ice Wednesday for the first time at Leafs' training camp, reports the Toronto Star. He played for Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey.

    He's coming off a disappointing World Cup of Hockey where the USA struggled mightily. JVR tallied just a single assist with four shots in three games and finished minus-4. He'll get up to speed at camp quickly and should deliver a solid 2016-17 season.

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  • Kurtis Gabriel MIN RW
    Wild's Kurtis Gabriel: Scores goal iln preseason debut
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kurtis Gabriel scored a goal in Monday's preseason win over Buffalo. Minnesota head coach Bruce Boudreau said Gabriel has a chance to win a roster spot on the fourth line, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Gabriel would appear to be a long shot to win a roster spot, but it's not clear if Boudreau wants to keep an enforcer on the fourth line. If so, Gabriel could have some value for penalty minutes.

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  • Greg Pateryn MON D
    Canadiens' Greg Pateryn: Three assists Tuesday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Greg Pateryn collected three assists while playing a game-high 26:01 in Montreal's preseason win over Washington on Tuesday.

    Pateryn got extensive ice time on the Habs' top defensive pairing Tuesday, but will not be there once Andrei Markov and Shea Weber return from the World Cup of Hockey. Still, it was an encouraging performance for Pateryn, who finished up last season as a regular top-four defenseman. Offense isn't typically his calling card but he showed some improvement in that area at the AHL level. The Montreal Canadiens will be pleased if the Michigan-native can lock down the blue line with physical play (100 hits in 38 games last season) and sacrificing his body (52 blocked shots).

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  • Nathan Beaulieu MON D
    Canadiens' Nathan Beaulieu: Surprises with four points after trade rumors
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nathan Beaulieu notched a power-play goal and three assists -- one on the man advantage -- during Tuesday's 5-2 preseason victory over the Capitals.

    Beaulieu's performance comes at an interesting time, as the defenseman was recently placed on the trade block by the Montreal Canadiens . Showcasing his offensive prowess, the 23-year-old is an intriguing name to keep an eye on, especially if he changes jerseys. The blueliner put up two goals and 17 helpers last season and could reach that with ease in the right situation (averaged 17:27 of ice time in 2015-16). It's also evident that Beaulieu is over his thumb injury, seeing over 25 minutes of ice time during Tuesday's matchup.

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  • Morgan Rielly TOR D
    Maple Leafs' Morgan Rielly: Arrives at training camp on Wednesday
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Morgan Rielly will skate at Leafs' camp Wednesday for the first time his preseason, reports the Toronto Star. He played for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey.

    He impressed at the WCH, delivering a goal and an assist in three games for Team North America. Rielly's ascent to the top of the blue line heap in Toronto will continue in 2016-17 and he should be the first Toronto blueliner off the board on draft day.

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  • Mike Reilly MIN D
    Wild's Mike Reilly: Logs assist in preseason debut
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike Reilly had an assist in the Minnesota Wild 's first preseason game Monday. He's in a battle with Christian Folin and Nate Prosser for the final two spots on the blue line, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Reilly could lose out because he's the only one of the three who won't need waivers if sent to AHL Iowa. Reilly could have the most upside of the the trio due to his skills on offense, however.

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  • Duncan Keith CHI D
    Blackhawks' Duncan Keith: Minutes to be monitored once healthy
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Duncan Keith will have his minutes managed carefully once he returns from his knee injury, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Keith was the 12th-most utilized defenseman last season, averaging 30.1 shifts and 25:16 of ice time per contest, but the Chicago Blackhawks have wisely decided to hold him out of the first four preseason games and put his playing time under a microscope in effort to avoid wear and tear on his knee before the regular season even begins. Keith was quite efficient last season, finding twine nine times to go along with 34 helpers in just 67 games.

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  • Olli Maatta PIT D
    Penguins' Olli Maatta: Ready for regular season
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for Olli Maatta to take his game to another level in 2016-17. "He played top-four minutes most of the year for us as a 21-year-old," coach Mike Sullivan told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I think that speaks volumes for how the coaching staff feels about him as a player and a person. He's got great hockey sense. He's very competitive. We're constantly striving to get better, and as young as Olli is, we think his game can get to another level."

    Maatta just finished up in the World Cup of Hockey, where he led all Finnish defensemen in playing time. The 22-year-old has endured a series of injuries and health issues -- including a thyroid tumor, the mumps, and two shoulder surgeries, since his rookie season -- but is ready to step up his game. "I want to be a big part of this team," Maatta said. "But we have a great 'D' group. It's not easy. You have to earn it. If you don't, there's always somebody who's going to step up. I think that's what's good about us. Our depth is so good that there's always a next guy up." He collected nine goals and 29 points in 78 games as a 19-year-old rookie but most recently scored only six goals and 19 points in 67 contests.

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  • Al Montoya MON G
    Canadiens' Al Montoya: Allows one goal Tuesday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Al Montoya stopped seven of eight shots in 29:20 of action in Tuesday night's preseason win over Washington.

    Montoya is expected to be Carey Price's backup when the regular season opens, but the Montreal Canadiens are letting the preseason battle play out with Montoya, Zach Fucale, Mike Condon and Charlie Lindgren each getting a look in net.

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  • Devan Dubnyk MIN G
    Wild's Devan Dubnyk: Struggles in preseason debut
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Devan Dubnyk gave up three goals on 29 shots during Tuesday's 3-1 preseason loss to the Avalanche.

    Dubnyk looked rusty Tuesday, which the netminder will have to shake off before the regular season starts. The 30-year-old struggled near the end of last year, which carried over to the playoffs, but still had a productive second campaign with the Minnesota Wild . The 2004 No. 4 pick reached 32 wins to the tune of a .918 save percentage and 2.33 GAA.

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  • Jaroslav Halak NYI G
    Islanders' Jaroslav Halak: Gives up three to Team Canada in loss
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 of 38 shots during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Team Canada in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey Finals.

    Halak has had an excellent tournament, but he may have met his match in the finals. Team Canada has a stellar group of stars on the attacking end, which could make for a long Game 2 on Thursday. The 31-year-old has still been a standout for Team Europe, registering a 3-2-0 record to date with a .943 save percentage (one shutout). Halak will hope to bounce back in Thursday's matchup to keep his team alive.

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  • Carey Price MON G
    Canadiens' Carey Price: Sets aside 32 in Game 1 win
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carey Price turned away 32 of 33 shots during Tuesday's 3-1 victory against Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey Finals.

    Price is undefeated in the tournament, protecting the crease with relative ease at times, and ultimately dominating as the top netminder in the tournament. The 29-year-old gave up three goals to a powerful Team Russia in the semifinals, but Team Europe will find it tough to produce against one of the best in the business. Thursday's matchup could spell the end to Price's World Cup of Hockey run, as Team Canada has the chance to close it out. Owners should be excited at the 2005 No. 5 pick's prospects for the upcoming season.

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  • Jean-Francois Berube NYI G
    Islanders' Jean-Francois Berube: Could be part of goalie rotation
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jean-Francois Berube could once again be a part of a three-man goalie rotation for the New York Islanders , Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

    Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss are still playing in the World Cup so Berube is getting plenty of work in training camp but that will change in the coming days. Berube is still looking at spending more time on the bench than on the ice during games this season as he figures to be third on the depth chart in goal unless the Isles were to deal Halak.

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  • Steve Mason PHI G
    Flyers' Steve Mason: Tending twine Tuesday
    17h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Steve Mason will be in the blue paint against the Islanders on Tuesday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Mason struggled in his three playoff appearances before being given the hook in favor of Michal Neuvirth last year. While Mason should start the season as the primary netminder, a slow start could see him replaced, which will no doubt weigh on his mind. Until there is more clarity regarding the Philadelphia Flyers goaltending situation, fantasy owners may want to avoid utilizing either player.

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