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  • Luca Sbisa VAN D
    Canucks' Luca Sbisa: Leaves game with illness
    8h ago

    Luca Sbisa (illness) left Saturday's game against the Sharks due to an illness, Farhan Lalji of TSN.ca reports.

    The good news for Sbisa is that doctors said the illness is not connected to mumps and the veteran has totally different symptoms. Mumps have run rampant through the Vancouver Canucks locker room this week, sacking a few players in the process.

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  • Bryan Bickell CAR LW
    Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Plays first game since MS diagnosis
    9h ago

    Bryan Bickell (illness) had an assist Saturday in his first hockey game since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He was playing with the AHL Carolette Checkers.

    Bickell was diagnosed with MS in November and began practicing last month with the Carolina Hurricanes . He logged about 10 minutes Saturday while playing on the fourth line.

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  • Andrew MacDonald PHI D
    Flyers' Andrew MacDonald: Records assist versus Penguins
    9h ago

    Andrew MacDonald picked up an assist and posted two shots in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins at Heinz Field on Sunday.

    The 30-year-old gained a point mostly behind the effort and skill of Jakub Voracek, who worked hard behind Pittsburgh's net to corral a loose puck, shake off a defender and avoid two sticks to score. MacDonald now has two goals and 14 points this season, making him only valuable in deeper leagues, but MacDonald also has just two points and no goals in his last 26 games. It would be best to leave him on the waiver wire.

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  • Shayne Gostisbehere PHI D
    Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere: Breaks long goalless drought
    9h ago

    Shayne Gostisbehere tallied a power-play goal in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday.

    The goal Saturday ended a 33-game goalless streak for the 23-year-old. Gostisbehere had a strong start to the season, but since the Philadelphia Flyers ended their 10-game winning streak in December, he's struggled to the tune of just 10 points and a minus-19 rating in 26 contests. A year after a very strong rookie season of 17 goals and 46 points with a plus-8 rating, Gostisbehere has just five goals and 26 points with a minus-24 rating through 55 contests.

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  • Sidney Crosby PIT C
    Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Nets league-leading 34th goal
    9h ago

    Sidney Crosby scored his league-leading 34th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flyers.

    Crosby has a goal in each of his last three games and seven points, including four goals, in his last six games. He is within two points of Connor McDavid for the Art Ross.

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  • Claude Giroux PHI C
    Flyers' Claude Giroux: Just five points in past 16 contests
    9h ago

    Claude Giroux recorded an assist and had no shots on goal in a 4-2 defeat against the Penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday.

    The Philadelphia Flyers captain salvaged another disappointing night with a power-play assist. Although it was a beautiful pass to Shayne Gostisbehere, Giroux disappeared for much of the game. Saturday marked the fourth time in the last five games where Giroux registered either zero or one shot. He has just two goals and five points in the last 16 games. That's not the type of production fantasy owners were expecting from Giroux at the start of the season.

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  • Sidney Crosby PIT C
    Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Nets league-leading 34th goal
    9h ago

    Sidney Crosby scored his league-leading 34th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flyers.

    Crosby has a goal in each of his last three games and seven points, including four goals, in his last six games. He is within two points of Connor McDavid for the Art Ross.

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  • Claude Giroux PHI C
    Flyers' Claude Giroux: Just five points in past 16 contests
    9h ago

    Claude Giroux recorded an assist and had no shots on goal in a 4-2 defeat against the Penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday.

    The Philadelphia Flyers captain salvaged another disappointing night with a power-play assist. Although it was a beautiful pass to Shayne Gostisbehere, Giroux disappeared for much of the game. Saturday marked the fourth time in the last five games where Giroux registered either zero or one shot. He has just two goals and five points in the last 16 games. That's not the type of production fantasy owners were expecting from Giroux at the start of the season.

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  • Jake Guentzel PIT C
    Penguins' Jake Guentzel: Two assists in win
    9h ago

    Jake Guentzel set up two goals in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over Philadelphia on Saturday. One of the goals came on the power play.

    The rookie has six points (two goals, four assists) in his last nine games and he's seeing time alongside Sidney Crosby. That alone makes Guentzel a worthy fantasy play.

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  • Andrew Shaw MON C
    Canadiens' Andrew Shaw: Nets winner in overtime
    10h ago

    Andrew Shaw scored the game-winning goal in overtime in a 3-2 victory over Toronto on Saturday night.

    It was a beauty -- Shaw broke hard to the net and sliced a saucer pass past Frederick Andersen. He then slammed hard into the end boards, but was not hurt. Shaw has struggled to deliver offense for les bleu, blanc et rouge -- he has 22 points on the season, including four in his last 10 games. Shaw is better on the ice than in the fantasy arena.

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  • Alex Galchenyuk MON C
    Canadiens' Alex Galchenyuk: First multi-point game in over a month
    10h ago

    Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win.

    He has been struggling -- this was his first multi-point game in more than a month. And Galchenyuk has just nine points (four goals, five assists) in 16 games since his return from injured reserve on Jan. 14. We'd like to see the Habs finally determine if he's a center or a winger in their scheme. That might help Galchenyuk settle into a better groove.

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  • Auston Matthews TOR C
    Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews: Two goals push him into share of second on NHL goals list
    10h ago

    Auston Matthews scored twice in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal.

    Matthew now has 30 goals in his rookie season and is tied for second in the league with Jeff Carter and Patrik Laine. Yes -- second! And he's tied with five other players, including Alex Ovechkin, Nikita Kucherov and Artemi Panarin, for 15th on the overall scoring list with 54 points. We knew Matthews was good, but this exceeds all expectations.

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  • Bryan Bickell CAR LW
    Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell: Plays first game since MS diagnosis
    9h ago

    Bryan Bickell (illness) had an assist Saturday in his first hockey game since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He was playing with the AHL Carolette Checkers.

    Bickell was diagnosed with MS in November and began practicing last month with the Carolina Hurricanes . He logged about 10 minutes Saturday while playing on the fourth line.

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  • Jakub Voracek PHI RW
    Flyers' Jakub Voracek: Scores a goal in Stadium Series loss
    9h ago

    Jakub Voracek hit the 50-point mark Saturday with a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins.

    Voracek is on track for another 20-goal season and 60-plus points. However, his minus-20 rating hangs like an anchor in those leagues that count that stat.

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  • Ben Smith TOR RW
    Maple Leafs' Ben Smith: Just a single point in 11 games
    10h ago

    Ben Smith has just one point since his Feb. 2 return from injury.

    That's a span of 11 games. Smith plays a sturdy game on the Leafs' bottom six, but that does not make him worthy of fantasy consideration.

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  • Matt Martin TOR LW
    Maple Leafs' Matt Martin: No points in 13 games, but second in NHL in hits
    10h ago

    Matt Martin hasn't registered a point in 13 games, but continues to lay big hits.

    Martin played just under nine minutes and laid five hits. He has four, five-hit games in his last six. And Martin sits second in the NHL with 232 hits. But that has little to no fantasy value in most leagues.

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  • James van Riemsdyk TOR LW
    Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk: Goal drought now sits at 11 games
    10h ago

    Van Riemsdyk picked up an assist Saturday in a 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal.

    JVR has been stuck at 19 goals since Feb. 4, a span of 11 goalless games. And he has just four points in those 11. Van Riemsdyk is talented, but it's clear he's a passenger and not a driver -- he needs someone special to carry him to where he needs to go. And his driver -- Mitch Marner -- remains sidelined with an injury.

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  • Viktor Arvidsson NSH RW
    Predators' Viktor Arvidsson: Extends point streak to three games
    11h ago

    Viktor Arvidsson picked up an empty-net goal in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Capitals. The goal was his 20th of the season. He also tallied an assist.

    He's also riding a three-game, four-point (two goals, two assists) streak and has 11 points, including seven goals, in his last nine games. Arvidsson has been a revelation on the Preds' top line and is a pretty much a must-play fantasy winger.

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  • Luca Sbisa VAN D
    Canucks' Luca Sbisa: Leaves game with illness
    8h ago

    Luca Sbisa (illness) left Saturday's game against the Sharks due to an illness, Farhan Lalji of TSN.ca reports.

    The good news for Sbisa is that doctors said the illness is not connected to mumps and the veteran has totally different symptoms. Mumps have run rampant through the Vancouver Canucks locker room this week, sacking a few players in the process.

    See Full Article
  • Andrew MacDonald PHI D
    Flyers' Andrew MacDonald: Records assist versus Penguins
    9h ago

    Andrew MacDonald picked up an assist and posted two shots in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins at Heinz Field on Sunday.

    The 30-year-old gained a point mostly behind the effort and skill of Jakub Voracek, who worked hard behind Pittsburgh's net to corral a loose puck, shake off a defender and avoid two sticks to score. MacDonald now has two goals and 14 points this season, making him only valuable in deeper leagues, but MacDonald also has just two points and no goals in his last 26 games. It would be best to leave him on the waiver wire.

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  • Shayne Gostisbehere PHI D
    Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere: Breaks long goalless drought
    9h ago

    Shayne Gostisbehere tallied a power-play goal in a 4-2 loss to the Penguins at Heinz Field on Saturday.

    The goal Saturday ended a 33-game goalless streak for the 23-year-old. Gostisbehere had a strong start to the season, but since the Philadelphia Flyers ended their 10-game winning streak in December, he's struggled to the tune of just 10 points and a minus-19 rating in 26 contests. A year after a very strong rookie season of 17 goals and 46 points with a plus-8 rating, Gostisbehere has just five goals and 26 points with a minus-24 rating through 55 contests.

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  • Roman Polak TOR D
    Maple Leafs' Roman Polak: Lays six hits in overtime loss
    10h ago

    Roman Polak had six hits in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens.

    Polak is playing steady hockey -- coach Mike Babcock deploys him in a way that protects his slow feet from exploitation. Unfortunately, his six points in 56 games doesn't cut the mustard in fantasy.

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  • Martin Marincin TOR D
    Maple Leafs' Martin Marincin: Continues to be healthy scratch
    10h ago

    Martin Marincin has been a healthy scratch since Toronto's win over Boston on Feb. 4.

    He's not hurt; he just can't crack the lineup. Marincin did dress as a forward at practice this week to balance numbers, but it doesn't make him more valuable. He can't get out of coach Mike Babcock's dog house.

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  • John Carlson WAS D
    Capitals' John Carlson: Fires 10 shots, gets assist
    11h ago

    John Carlson picked up an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Predators on Saturday.

    He fired a whopping 10 shots on net -- that was almost 40 percent of the Caps' shots. Carlson hit the 30-point mark with the assist.

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  • Matt Murray PIT G
    Penguins' Matt Murray: Makes 36 saves in win
    9h ago

    Matt Murray made 36 saves in a 4-2 win over the Flyers in the Stadium Series game Saturday.

    Murray has two straight wins and is 4-1-2 in his last seven games. He has allowed two or fewer goals in five of those six. Murray remains the Pens' top dog and is an automatic play when he's in the blue paint.

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  • Michal Neuvirth PHI G
    Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Makes 25 saves in loss
    10h ago

    Michal Neuvirth made 25 saves in the Philadelphia Flyers ' 4-2 loss to the Penguins in the Stadium Series game on Saturday.

    His record dropped to 10-9-1 with the loss. Neuvirth has been porous of late, allowing four or more goals in three of his last four starts. But his performances have been queasy for much of the season. Neuvirth entered Saturday night with a save percentage well below hockey's Mendoza line (.900).

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  • Carey Price MON G
    Canadiens' Carey Price: Makes 32 saves in OT win
    10h ago

    Price made 32 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

    Now, this was a vintage Carey Price effort. He looked comfortable in the blue paint and it showed in the game. Price is just 2-3 in his last five starts, but he hasn't allowed more than two goals in his last four starts. Wait another start to declare his game fully resurrected.

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  • Frederik Andersen TOR G
    Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen: Makes 25 saves in OT loss
    10h ago

    Frederik Andersen made 25 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens.

    He played a strong game, but would probably wish for the winning goal back after he missed on a poke check, leaving the net wide open for the winning goal. Andersen is a solid fantasy play.

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  • Philipp Grubauer WAS G
    Capitals' Philipp Grubauer: Makes 21 saves in loss
    11h ago

    Philipp Grubauer made 21 saves in a 5-2 loss to Nashville on Saturday. He allowed four goals.

    It was Grubauer's first average start since November. He remains a solid handcuff for Braden Holtby and stands on his own in daily formats.

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  • Juuse Saros NSH G
    Predators' Juuse Saros: Sharp in win over potent Caps
    11h ago

    Juuse Saros was sharp in a 5-2 win over Washington on Saturday. He made 24 saves.

    Saros is just 2-2-2 in his last six appearances and 7-5-3 in 12 starts in this his rookie season. But he was smooth against one of the NHL's best offenses on Saturday. Saros will continue to get sporadic starts until season's end, so his value is restricted to matchups in daily formats.

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