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  • Roberto Luongo FLA G
    Panthers' Roberto Luongo: Will start second game of doubleheader
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Roberto Luongo has been named the starter for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Predators, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

    Luongo spent the offseason rehabbing a hip injury, but is ready to go for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. After struggling in his first full year with Florida, the netminder resumed his top tier form last year as he went 35-19-6 including four shutouts and a .922 save percentage. Assuming he can stay healthy, the 37-year-old should make it three consecutive seasons with 60+ appearances in goal.

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  • Brian Elliott CGY G
    Flames' Brian Elliott: Defending cage Monday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brian Elliott will make his first appearance in goal for the Calgary Flames ' preseason contest Monday in Calgary, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports.

    Elliott gets the start in the home contest against the Oilers, while Jon Gillies will be in goal on the road in the Flames other contest Monday. Elliott takes over as the clear starter for Calgary after splitting time with Jake Allen in St. Louis last season and should be motivated to perform well as he is set to be a free agent at the end of the year. Without competition for playing time, the netminder could finally break through the 30-win threshold, which would be a first for the 31-year-old.

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  • Marian Gaborik LA RW
    Kings' Marian Gaborik: Expected to miss eight weeks
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi indicated Monday that Marian Gaborik (foot) will likely miss eight weeks, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports.

    While Gaborik's play at the World Cup could have served as a means to get him into game shape ahead of the NHL season, it instead turned out as a disaster for both he and the Kings. After posting just 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) over 54 games last season, the veteran was looking for a bounce back season in 2016-17. While that may still be the case, potential fantasy owners will need to factor in lost time to begin the season.

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  • Duncan Keith CHI D
    Blackhawks' Duncan Keith: Will sit out first four preseason contests
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Duncan Keith (knee) will not participate in the Chicago Blackhawks ' first four preseason games, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Despite the knee injury, Keith should return to his 2015-16 form that saw him rack up nine goals and 34 assists, including 18 points with the man advantage. Even if it takes the blueliner a few games to shake off the rust, fantasy owners would be hard pressed to find a more consistent scorer among defensemen.

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  • Marian Gaborik LA RW
    Kings' Marian Gaborik: Out for World Cup
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marian Gaborik (foot) will miss the remainder of the World Cup for Team Europe and could be sidelined for the start of the NHL season, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports.

    The loss of Gaborik will be a huge blow to underdog Team Europe who are already going to be tested by the speed and skill of Team Canada. Perhaps more importantly for fantasy owners, the winger's status for the start of the 2016-17 campaign is now in question. The veteran had a down year, last season as he garnered a paltry 22 points. When factoring in the drop in production, plus injury concerns, owners may want to shy away from utilizing Gaborik until he can show he still has some left in the tank.

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  • Marian Gaborik LA RW
    Kings' Marian Gaborik: Sustains lower body injury Sunday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marian Gaborik 's status is uncertain, as he injured his lower body in the second period of Sunday's game but was able to return, Renaud Lavoie of the Journal de Montreal reports.

    Team Europe is still waiting to find out more information about Gaborik's status. There will likely be more updates on the information they find out in the near future.

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  • Tomas Nosek DET C
    Red Wings' Tomas Nosek: Out of preseason opener
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tomas Nosek (knee) won't play in Tuesday's preseason opener and is day-to-day, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Nosek limped off the ice Monday after he was hit in training camp by Steve Ott. The indication of day-to-day means his injury isn't too serious, and he should get the chance to play again relatively soon, and his overall season shouldn't be affected.

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  • Tyler Graovac MIN C
    Wild's Tyler Graovac: In mix for role on fourth line
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyler Graovac says he's fully healthy after struggling with a groin injury that required surgery to repair his bilateral core muscle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Graovac is battling Zac Dalpe and Joel Eriksson-Ek for the center spot on the fourth line. Graovac was able to play with the injury last season but wasn't at full strength. He scored just 16 points at AHL Iowa in 39 games after scoring 46 points in 73 games in 2014-15. Graovac will need to pass through waivers if he goes to the AHL this season, so the Minnesota Wild will give him a hard look in training camp.

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  • Auston Matthews TOR C
    Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews: Expected to be at Leafs camp Tuesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Auston Matthews is expected to be at Leafs' camp Tuesday after playing for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey, reports TSN.

    He got a few games off following his impressive first-line appearance on Team North America alongside Connor McDavid. Matthews looked every part of the young star he is to become and the comps to a bigger Jonathan Toews were clear at the tourney. The Leafs have a good one. A Calder nomination should come this year.

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  • Nick Bonino PIT C
    Penguins' Nick Bonino: Foot injury likely minor
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nick Bonino 's foot injury is believed to be minor despite him skipping practice Monday due to soreness, Josh Yohe of DKSports reports.

    Bonino doesn't appear in danger of missing time during the regular season because of the issue, but it could take a few days to get over. Fortunately, he seems to have avoided the major concerns involved in taking a shot off of the foot.

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  • Mikhail Grabovski NYI C
    Islanders' Mikhail Grabovski: Fails physical, earned non-roster injury tag
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) failed his physical and is officially listed as injured non roster.

    Grabovski's salary still counts toward the cap but he will continue to sit as he recovers from a concussion dating back to last season. The issue is certainly concerning given the length of recovery up to this point, so it may be best to monitor the centerman throughout camp if considering him in fantasy leagues.

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  • Mikhail Grabovski NYI C
    Islanders' Mikhail Grabovski: Lands on IR
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Monday, The Score reports.

    Grabovski's career has been marred by injuries, as he's barely averaged 53 games in 10 years of service time between the Habs, Leafs, Capitals and New York Islanders . Specifically, the 32-year-old skater from East Germany has sustained three concussions over the past two campaigns, so it's no surprise to learn that he failed to obtain medical clearance for training camp with the Isles. It's a shame that injuries are ruining Grabovski's career; he's a proven playmaker with three seasons of 45-plus points on his resume.

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  • Marian Gaborik LA RW
    Kings' Marian Gaborik: Expected to miss eight weeks
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi indicated Monday that Marian Gaborik (foot) will likely miss eight weeks, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports.

    While Gaborik's play at the World Cup could have served as a means to get him into game shape ahead of the NHL season, it instead turned out as a disaster for both he and the Kings. After posting just 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) over 54 games last season, the veteran was looking for a bounce back season in 2016-17. While that may still be the case, potential fantasy owners will need to factor in lost time to begin the season.

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  • Marian Gaborik LA RW
    Kings' Marian Gaborik: Out for World Cup
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marian Gaborik (foot) will miss the remainder of the World Cup for Team Europe and could be sidelined for the start of the NHL season, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports.

    The loss of Gaborik will be a huge blow to underdog Team Europe who are already going to be tested by the speed and skill of Team Canada. Perhaps more importantly for fantasy owners, the winger's status for the start of the 2016-17 campaign is now in question. The veteran had a down year, last season as he garnered a paltry 22 points. When factoring in the drop in production, plus injury concerns, owners may want to shy away from utilizing Gaborik until he can show he still has some left in the tank.

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  • Marian Gaborik LA RW
    Kings' Marian Gaborik: Sustains lower body injury Sunday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marian Gaborik 's status is uncertain, as he injured his lower body in the second period of Sunday's game but was able to return, Renaud Lavoie of the Journal de Montreal reports.

    Team Europe is still waiting to find out more information about Gaborik's status. There will likely be more updates on the information they find out in the near future.

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  • Ales Hemsky DAL RW
    Stars' Ales Hemsky: Could skate later in week
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ales Hemsky (groin) could resume skating later in the week.

    Hemsky was believed to require 7-10 days for recovery from the issue but a bumped up timetable has surfaced that seems to suggest the groin issue is minor. Unless something changes, he should be good to go for the start of the regular season.

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  • Nikita Kucherov TB RW
    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Contract extension should come soon
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Contract talks between Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning should pick up now that Team Russia has been eliminated from the World Cup of Hockey.

    The team wants to get him signed as soon as possible and general manager Steve Yzerman says he will "push harder" to get that done now that the tourney is done. Kucherov is a building block in Tampa Bay, so it's really just a matter of time.

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  • Ryan Callahan TB RW
    Lightning's Ryan Callahan: Remains on schedule for mid-November return
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan Callahan (hip) is progressing well and remains "on schedule" for a mid-November return, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

    He's at camp, but not cleared for contact yet. Callahan will need to work hard to get up to game speed for a team that is built on skills he just doesn't seem to have anymore.

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  • Nikita Nesterov TB D
    Lightning's Nikita Nesterov: Inks one-year deal Monday
    7m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nikita Nesterov agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Tampa Bay on Monday worth $725,000.

    Nesterov tallied just nine points in 57 contests last season, which appears to have convinced the Tampa Bay Lightning to give him at least one more year to show what he can do. The 23-year-old figures to be in a battle for ice time for the duration of the campaign, barring injury, but will no longer have to worry about being sent down to the minors under the terms of a two-way deal. Given the uncertainty regarding the blueliner's spot on the depth chart, fantasy owners may want to hold off on slotting Nesterov into their lineups.

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  • Duncan Keith CHI D
    Blackhawks' Duncan Keith: Will sit out first four preseason contests
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Duncan Keith (knee) will not participate in the Chicago Blackhawks ' first four preseason games, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Despite the knee injury, Keith should return to his 2015-16 form that saw him rack up nine goals and 34 assists, including 18 points with the man advantage. Even if it takes the blueliner a few games to shake off the rust, fantasy owners would be hard pressed to find a more consistent scorer among defensemen.

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  • Nate Schmidt WAS D
    Capitals' Nate Schmidt: Suffers lower-body injury Sunday
    20h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nate Schmidt (lower-body) was injured during Sunday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington reports.

    Schmidt got tangled up with fellow defenseman Garrett Mitchell during a drill session and limped off the ice. Acting head coach Todd Reierden, who is filling in for Barry Trotz during the World Cup, indicated the injury is not a major concern.

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  • Mikhail Sergachev MON D
    Canadiens' Mikhail Sergachev: Set to practice Monday
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mikhail Sergachev (upper body) is expected to practice Monday, but will be held out of the team's first two preseason games, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

    Sergachev missed Montreal's intra-squad scrimmage on Friday, but appears to be nearing a return to full health and will likely be attending practice on Monday. However, it appears Sergachev is going to be eased back into the swing of things and will sit out the first couple of preseason games. We should see his status updated again later in the week, but as it currently stands, Sergachev isn't in danger of missing any regular season action.

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  • Johnny Boychuk NYI D
    Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Returns to practice
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Johnny Boychuk (upper body) returned to practice Sunday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

    Boychuk didn't practice Saturday in order to have tests done on the injury. His return Sunday would seem to indicate that those tests came back negative. Good new for the New York Islanders and fantasy owners. Boychuk should once again be a part of the Isles top defensive pair going into this season.

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  • Matt Hunwick TOR D
    Maple Leafs' Matt Hunwick: Healthy and ready to get back to work
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Hunwick (sports hernia) is healthy and ready to resume his role as rudder on the Toronto blue line, reports the Toronto Sun.

    He was a reliable member of Mike Babcock's system before he was shut down for surgery and Hunwick is ready to resume that role. He could be partnered with Morgan Rielly on the top pairing, but that decision won't be finalized until late in camp. It won't affect his limited fantasy value, though.

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  • Roberto Luongo FLA G
    Panthers' Roberto Luongo: Will start second game of doubleheader
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Roberto Luongo has been named the starter for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Predators, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

    Luongo spent the offseason rehabbing a hip injury, but is ready to go for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. After struggling in his first full year with Florida, the netminder resumed his top tier form last year as he went 35-19-6 including four shutouts and a .922 save percentage. Assuming he can stay healthy, the 37-year-old should make it three consecutive seasons with 60+ appearances in goal.

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  • Brian Elliott CGY G
    Flames' Brian Elliott: Defending cage Monday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brian Elliott will make his first appearance in goal for the Calgary Flames ' preseason contest Monday in Calgary, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports.

    Elliott gets the start in the home contest against the Oilers, while Jon Gillies will be in goal on the road in the Flames other contest Monday. Elliott takes over as the clear starter for Calgary after splitting time with Jake Allen in St. Louis last season and should be motivated to perform well as he is set to be a free agent at the end of the year. Without competition for playing time, the netminder could finally break through the 30-win threshold, which would be a first for the 31-year-old.

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  • Henrik Lundqvist NYR G
    Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist: Allows three goals in semi-final loss
    14h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Henrik Lundqvist gave up three goals on 31 shots in Sunday's semi-final loss to Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey.

    While Lundqvist couldn't quite get the job done, he still had a very strong tournament overall, posting a 3-1-0 record with a .940 save percentage. The King will be looking to build on his 35-win season from 2015-16 when the NHL season rolls around in October and the World Cup was a great way for him to get his game up to speed.

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  • Jaroslav Halak NYI G
    Islanders' Jaroslav Halak: Propels Europe to World Cup Finals
    15h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jaroslav Halak stopped 37 of 39 shots in Sunday's semi-final overtime win over Team Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey.

    A marvelous outing for Halak, who shutdown a potent Sweden offensive attack. The New York Islanders netminder is having a fantastic tournament, posting a 3-1-0 record with a .947 save percentage. The Slovakia native is now 9-0 in his last nine games against Henrik Lundqvist and a big reason why Europe is off to the finals against Canada. Look for the World Cup of Hockey finals matchup to come down to a critical goaltending duel between Halak and former Montreal teammamte Carey Price.

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  • Sergei Bobrovsky CLB G
    Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky: 42 saves not enough against Canada in semi-finals
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sergei Bobrovsky turned away 42 of 47 shots in Saturday's semi-final loss to Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.

    It was a strong outing for Bobrovsky, but it wasn't enough, as Team Canada ended up being too much to handle. While the Russians have been eliminated, Bobrovsky had a fantastic tournament, posting a .930 save percentage. The 28-year-old was a big reason Russia got to the semi-finals and should be on the top of his game when the NHL season begins in a couple of weeks.

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  • Carey Price MON G
    Canadiens' Carey Price: Stymies Russians in semi-final
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carey Price stopped 31 of 34 shots in Saturday's semi-final win over Team Russia at the World Cup of Hockey.

    Price continues to excel on the world stage and is now 3-0 this tournament with a .948 save percentage. The Montreal goaltender is as reliable as they come and a big reason why Canada is off to the finals. Whether it's Sweden or Europe who Canada ends up facing, look for Price to play a big role and build on his outstanding 18-2 record at the international level.

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