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  • Kevan Miller BOS D
    Bruins' Kevan Miller: Remains sidelined
    1h ago

    Based on the Boston Bruins ' defensive pairings at morning skate, Kevan Miller (concussion) will remain sidelined Wednesday against the Red Wings.

    With Colin Miller also ailing, look for John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow to serve as the Bruins' third defensive pairing Wednesday night.

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  • Colin Miller BOS D
    Bruins' Colin Miller: Remains day-to-day
    1h ago

    Based on the Boston Bruins ' defensive pairings during the team's morning skate in advance of Wednesday evening's game against the Red Wings, Colin Miller (lower body) is line to remain sidelined.

    With the hard-shooting blueliner still day-to-day and Kevan Miller also ailing, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow are slated to remain part of the Bruins' blue line corps Wednesday night.

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  • Henrik Sedin VAN C
    Canucks' Henrik Sedin: Pots game-winner Tuesday
    2h ago

    Henrik Sedin scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over the Predators on Tuesday.

    Henrik's lamp-lighter just past the midway mark of the third period was the 999th of his career and held up as the game-winner, as Ryan Miller thwarted all 30 of the Predators' shots. He's now up to 29 points in 46 games this season, and his 10 tallies are just one off the 11 he fired home in 74 contests in 2015-16.

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  • Rickard Rakell ANA C
    Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Pots game-winner in overtime
    2h ago

    Rickard Rakell found twine in overtime to earn a 2-1 victory Tuesday over the Lightning.

    After a five-game absence from the scoresheet, the Swede is heating up with four points over his last four contests. Rakell has been following up last season's breakout in a big way in 2016-17, as his 19 goals are just one off last year's total and his 27 points amount to a 62-point pace, which would obliterate the 43 from 2015-16. However, it's worth noting that he has an unsustainably high 22.1 shooting percentage, so some regression likely lies ahead -- at least in the goal-scoring department -- in the second half of the season.

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  • Carey Price MON G
    Canadiens' Carey Price: To be rolled out against Penguins
    2h ago

    Carey Price will start in goal Wednesday, facing the Penguins at home, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    After coughing up a whopping 18 goals over his previous four starts, Price rebounded in a major way by halting 19 of 20 shots from the Red Wings on the road Monday. However, much to the dismay of his fantasy owners, Price didn't receive any goal support in that one, thus culminating in his eighth loss. He's 11-10-4 with an uninspiring .909 save mark in 26 career games against the Penguins, so consider fading him in daily fantasy formats.

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  • Markus Hannikainen CLB LW
    Blue Jackets' Markus Hannikainen: Transferred to minors
    2h ago

    Markus Hannikainen was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Wednesday.

    The promising Finn has close ties to Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalianen, as Kekalianen was the big boss for Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League when Hannikainen played there. This leads us to believe that the 23-year-old will remain a popular call-up option when injuries beset the parent club. While he is still in pursuit of his first NHL point, Hannikainen has show up defensively with 10 hits and four blocked shots this season.

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  • Henrik Sedin VAN C
    Canucks' Henrik Sedin: Pots game-winner Tuesday
    2h ago

    Henrik Sedin scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over the Predators on Tuesday.

    Henrik's lamp-lighter just past the midway mark of the third period was the 999th of his career and held up as the game-winner, as Ryan Miller thwarted all 30 of the Predators' shots. He's now up to 29 points in 46 games this season, and his 10 tallies are just one off the 11 he fired home in 74 contests in 2015-16.

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  • Rickard Rakell ANA C
    Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Pots game-winner in overtime
    2h ago

    Rickard Rakell found twine in overtime to earn a 2-1 victory Tuesday over the Lightning.

    After a five-game absence from the scoresheet, the Swede is heating up with four points over his last four contests. Rakell has been following up last season's breakout in a big way in 2016-17, as his 19 goals are just one off last year's total and his 27 points amount to a 62-point pace, which would obliterate the 43 from 2015-16. However, it's worth noting that he has an unsustainably high 22.1 shooting percentage, so some regression likely lies ahead -- at least in the goal-scoring department -- in the second half of the season.

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  • Lukas Sedlak CLB C
    Blue Jackets' Lukas Sedlak: Pots goal in Tuesday's win
    3h ago

    Lukas Sedlak scored a goal while adding two shots and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.

    He also dominated the faceoff circle, winning 11 of 14 draws on the night. Sedlak doesn't see a lot of ice time from the Columbus Blue Jackets ' fourth line, and as a result his fantasy production (five goals and 11 points in 41 games) has been modest, but his skill in winning faceoffs givens him a secure spot on the team's depth chart.

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  • Paul Stastny STL C
    Blues' Paul Stastny: Scores in Tuesday's loss
    4h ago

    Paul Stastny scored his 11th goal of the season and had three shots on goal in Tuesday night's 6-4 loss to the Senators.

    The 31-year-old Stastny is not an elite scorer, but the St. Louis Blues can plug him in on any line and he'll work well with whomever he's lined up. He's been on a nice run over the last month, posting 10 points in the last 14 games.

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  • Patrik Berglund STL C
    Blues' Patrik Berglund: 600th game is bittersweet
    5h ago

    Patrik Berglund scored a goal on three shots with three hits, two takeaways and a blocked shot over 17:41 of ice time in St. Louis' 6-4 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday.

    Berglund, who also won 12 of 21 faceoffs, was playing his 600th career NHL game, all with the St. Louis Blues . At one point this season, when the big Swede had just one goal through 30 games, it didn't look like he'd last until his 600th game, but he's been one of the hotter forwards in the league of late. Since then, he's scored 10 goals over 15 games (35.7 shooting percentage), including three in the last two games.

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  • Mikko Koivu MIN C
    Wild's Mikko Koivu: Back on scoresheet with two points
    9h ago

    Mikko Koivu notched a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's loss to New Jersey.

    He's been hitting the scoresheet on a nearly every-game basis; as a result, Koivu has a lengthy hot streak going in which he's picked up 18 points and a plus-14 rating in 16 games. That's a pretty massive (and welcome) improvement from the mere six points he managed in the season's first 17 contests.

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  • Andrew Ladd NYI LW
    Islanders' Andrew Ladd: Day-to-day with mystery ailment
    36m ago

    Andrew Ladd is considered day-to-day with his undisclosed injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

    Ladd will hope to draw into Thursday's game against the Stars. The fading star has but 12 points and a minus-10 rating in 41 games this season, though it's important to note that the New York Islanders have cut ties with Jack Capuano as the team's bench boss and replaced him with assistant general manager Doug Weight -- fantasy owners of Ladd can only hope this switch saves the winger's season.

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  • Markus Hannikainen CLB LW
    Blue Jackets' Markus Hannikainen: Transferred to minors
    2h ago

    Markus Hannikainen was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Wednesday.

    The promising Finn has close ties to Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalianen, as Kekalianen was the big boss for Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League when Hannikainen played there. This leads us to believe that the 23-year-old will remain a popular call-up option when injuries beset the parent club. While he is still in pursuit of his first NHL point, Hannikainen has show up defensively with 10 hits and four blocked shots this season.

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  • Michael McCarron MON RW
    Canadiens' Michael McCarron: Back to AHL
    4h ago

    Michael McCarron was sent back to St. John's of the American Hockey Leauge on Tuesday, Stu Cowan of Hockey Inside Out reports.

    As injured forwards began to return to the Montreal Canadiens ' lineup, we knew guys like McCarron or Chris Terry would wind up back in the AHL. McCarron has improved since being drafted in the first round of the 2013 draft, but the fact he's not among the top 12 forwards in Montreal yet tells us that the 21-year-old still has some development left. Montreal general Marc Bergevin said the 6-foot-6, 230-pound McCarron needs to be quicker, particularly those initial strides, and more refined. He'll get that opportunity with the IceCaps, for whom he'll get more ice time than would be available to him in the NHL.

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  • Ryan Reaves STL RW
    Blues' Ryan Reaves: Five-minute major in Tuesday's loss
    5h ago

    Ryan Reaves had one shot, one hit and a five-minute major penalty over 5:48 in the St. Louis Blues ' 6-4 loss to the Senators on Tuesday.

    It isn't surprising to see Reaves picking up PIM, but the Blues' bouncer wasn't doing much enforcing earlier this season. That's changed of late, however, as he's served time in four straight games (22 PIM) and has 39 minutes in penalties over the last 19 games. The number of checks has picked up as well, but at 2.4 hits per game, Reaves is still well of last season's pace of 3.2.

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  • Vladimir Tarasenko STL RW
    Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko: Five-games with a goal
    5h ago

    Vladimir Tarasenko had an assist, two shots on goal and a hit over 19:54 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Senators.

    Tarasenko's been stuck on 20 goals for five games, a stretch of hockey in which he has two assists, a minus-4 rating, and just seven shots. This five-game run of frustration is the second longest streak without a goal this season -- he had a seven-gamer early in the season. His current linemates -- Jori Lehtera (13 points) and Nail Yakupov (six points) -- aren't the best forwards the St. Louis Blues have to help the Russian snap out of it. After Tuesday's lackluster loss, their third in the last four home games, coach Ken Hitchcock may shake up the lines in advance of Thursday's home game against Washington.

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  • Kyle Palmieri NJ RW
    Devils' Kyle Palmieri: Turning season around
    9h ago

    Kyle Palmieri netted a goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Wild.

    The winger scuffled through the season's first two months, totaling only seven points in 17 games through Nov. 19, then missed two games to an upper-body injury. However, Palmieri's been an entirely different player since coming back from that ailment -- he's got 20 points (eight of those on the power play) in his last 27 games. That's more in line with the 57 points he put up last year, though Palmieri's slow start has ensured that he's almost certain to end up well short of matching his 2015-16 production.

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  • Colin Miller BOS D
    Bruins' Colin Miller: Remains day-to-day
    1h ago

    Based on the Boston Bruins ' defensive pairings during the team's morning skate in advance of Wednesday evening's game against the Red Wings, Colin Miller (lower body) is line to remain sidelined.

    With the hard-shooting blueliner still day-to-day and Kevan Miller also ailing, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow are slated to remain part of the Bruins' blue line corps Wednesday night.

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  • Scott Harrington CLB D
    Blue Jackets' Scott Harrington: Sees minimal ice time Tuesday
    3h ago

    Scott Harrington saw just 12:29 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes, but was a plus-1 and recorded two blocked shots.

    Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella didn't seem too impressed by the effort Harrington was showing, giving him far fewer shifts than his other five defensemen and over seven minutes less than his erstwhile blue line partner, Ryan Murray. Expect Harrington to return to the press box as soon as Markus Nutivaara (undisclosed) is healthy.

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  • Jared Spurgeon MIN D
    Wild's Jared Spurgeon: Notches pair of points in losing effort
    9h ago

    Jared Spurgeon scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Devils.

    He's been a surprisingly strong source of offense for nearly a month now, racking up 10 points (three on the power play) in his last 12 contests. Then again, maybe it's not that surprising -- we always knew Spurgeon had plenty of talent, but he hadn't yet pulled it all together, even in the course of scoring 11 goals last year. It's too early to consider this a true breakout, but he's on pace to shatter last season's career-high 29 points.

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  • Kevin Shattenkirk STL D
    Blues' Kevin Shattenkirk: All or nothing lately
    9h ago

    Kevin Shattenkirk notched a goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's loss to Ottawa.

    The blueliner has three two-point efforts in his last 12 games; in the other nine put together, he has one point. That balances out to terrific seasonal production, but it makes Shattenkirk a bit of a risky, hit-or-miss option in DFS.

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  • Mark Giordano CGY D
    Flames' Mark Giordano: Three-point night in Tuesday's win
    10h ago

    Mark Giordano posted a goal with two assists and a blocked shot in Tuesday's 5-2 win against the Panthers.

    Giordano is best known to fantasy owners for his ability to block shots, ranking second in the Western Conference with 106. But he is anything but a one-trick pony, as he provides a fairly steady stream of points, a respectable plus/minus and semi-frequent trips to the sin bin, too.

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  • Tyson Barrie COL D
    Avalanche's Tyson Barrie: Chips in with pair of assists
    11h ago

    Tyson Barrie posted a pair of assists with a plus-1 and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 6-4 loss against the Blackhawks.

    Barrie has come alive over the past few weeks, posting a goal and 10 points over his past 10 games. While his plus/minus has been absolutely atrocious, he is still providing a decent amount of offense and blocked shots for fantasy owners. He can be trusted in deeper pools despite his dismal minus-23 overall through 42 games.

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  • Tuukka Rask BOS G
    Bruins' Tuukka Rask: In line to start Wednesday's game
    44m ago

    Tuukka Rask is in line to start Wednesday's road game against the Red Wings.

    Rask, who was pulled following the second period of Monday's 4-0 loss to the Islanders after allowing three goals on 15 shots, will look to bounce back Wednesday against the Red Wings, who have won back to back games (over Pittsburgh and Montreal) by a combined tally of 7-3. As a team, the Boston Bruins were flat Monday and Rask's chances of rebounding are largely tied to his teammates shaking off the lackluster effort and bringing more intensity to the table against Detroit on Wednesday.

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  • Mike Smith ARI G
    Coyotes' Mike Smith: Punching in for work Wednesday
    1h ago

    Mike Smith was designated as Wednesday's road starter against the Jets, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

    The hulking veteran in his 11th year has allowed exactly three goals in each of his past four starts, and he's only skated away with the 'W' once in his past 10 games. His next match promises to be interesting, though, as he'll reportedly be countered by Ondrej Pavelec -- who was waived prior to this season but getting a chance for redemption since neither Connor Hellebuyck nor Michael Hutchinson are getting it done for the 'Peg, who carry the league's 15th-ranked offense.

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  • Carey Price MON G
    Canadiens' Carey Price: To be rolled out against Penguins
    2h ago

    Carey Price will start in goal Wednesday, facing the Penguins at home, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    After coughing up a whopping 18 goals over his previous four starts, Price rebounded in a major way by halting 19 of 20 shots from the Red Wings on the road Monday. However, much to the dismay of his fantasy owners, Price didn't receive any goal support in that one, thus culminating in his eighth loss. He's 11-10-4 with an uninspiring .909 save mark in 26 career games against the Penguins, so consider fading him in daily fantasy formats.

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  • Ben Bishop TB G
    Lightning's Ben Bishop: Suffers overtime loss Tuesday
    2h ago

    Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 21 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Ducks on Tuesday.

    Bishop came back strong in two starts (both wins) following a nine-game injury absence, but was rather pedestrian in this one. The American netminder is having his worst campaign as the starter in Tampa, as his 2.64 GAA and .910 save percentage trail last year's numbers (2.06, .926) by a sizable margin. Andrei Vasilevskiy hasn't been any better (2.93, .906 in 24 appearances), so it's conceivable the duo could continue to duke it out for starts until one of them heats up -- or gets traded.

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  • John Gibson ANA G
    Ducks' John Gibson: Grounds Lightning in overtime
    2h ago

    John Gibson allowed a single goal on 28 shots in a 2-1 overtime win over the visiting Lightning on Tuesday.

    The victory is the third in four starts for the young netminder, bringing him up to 18 in 36 appearances this year. Gibson has been all kinds of hot in January with a 6-1-1 record and sparkling ratios (1.36 GAA, .957 save percentage), and is a significant reason why the Anaheim Ducks currently sit atop the Pacific Division with 59 points. Despite the Pittsburgh native's success this season, it's worth noting that he's just four appearances off his career high, which is something owners should be aware of (based on fatigue concerns) as Gibson enters unchartered territory in his first season as a bonafide No. 1 NHL netminder.

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  • Pekka Rinne NSH G
    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Drops tough one to Canucks
    2h ago

    Pekka Rinne allowed a single goal on 26 shots but it wasn't enough in a 1-0 loss to the Canucks on Tuesday.

    Ryan Miller was just a tad better in the opposing blue paint, turning aside all 30 shots to blank the Preds. Rinne has been quite dependable since the calendar flipped to 2017, as evidenced by his stingy 1.63 GAA and impressive .946 save percentage through six starts, and makes for an above-average play right now in both seasonal and daily contests.

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