NHL Player News

  • Marko Dano C | WPG

    Jets' Marko Dano: Back in action Sunday

    Dano (undisclosed) is back in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Canucks.

    Dano returns to the lineup after missing just two games and is projected to skate on Winnipeg's fourth line alongside Nicolas Petan and Chris Thorburn. The 22-year-old has just one goal in his last nine games, making him far from a hot commodity during the fantasy hockey playoffs.

  • Nick Cousins C | PHI

    Flyers' Nick Cousins: Out again Sunday

    Cousins (upper body) is scratched for Sunday's game against the Penguins.

    Cousins misses his sixth straight contest and remains without a firm timetable for return from his upper-body ailment. Matt Read could continue to see extended looks while Cousins remains sidelined.

  • Scott Wilson C | PIT

    Penguins' Scott Wilson: Back in lineup Sunday

    Wilson (lower body) will skate right wing on a fourth line with Tom Kuhnhackl and Oskar Sundqvist on Sunday.

    Two games ago, Wilson played on Sidney Crosby's line. After missing Friday with a nagging injury, the winger will start Sunday's tilt as part of a depth unit. Of course, with the way injuries have hit Pittsburgh there's always a chance he could move back up in no time.

  • Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark: Rejoins big club

    Wallmark was recalled from the club's AHL Charlotte affiliate Sunday.

    Wallmark trailed only Andrew Poturalski in scoring for the Checkers this season, notching 42 points over 64 games in the AHL. He's unlikely to fill a similar role for the Hurricanes, but could get some run down the stretch as the team attempts to get some of its younger guys some playing time.

  • Devils' Joe Blandisi: Out Sunday with illness

    Blandisi will not play in Sunday's game against the Stars due to illness, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

    Blandisi has spent more of his season at the AHL level this season, but has been with the top club since early February. The second-year forward has totaled nine points (three goals, six assists) over 22 contests with the group, but has also provided a bit more upside in leagues that count penalty minutes (20). It's unlikely the bug will cost him a ton of time, but his next chance to rejoin the lineup comes Tuesday against the Jets.

  • Coyotes' Clayton Keller: Signs entry-level contract with Coyotes

    Keller signed a three-year, entry-level with the Coyotes on Sunday and will spend the rest of the season with the team.

    Keller recently completed his freshman year at Boston University where he posted 21 goals and 24 assists in 31 games for the Terriers to finish the season as the team's leading scorer. The 18-year-old is undersized at 5-foot-10 and 174 pounds and that could cause him some problems with injuries down the line if he isn't careful, but his craftiness with the puck will make him a fascinating prospect to watch as the season winds down.

  • Hurricanes' Patrick Brown: Sent back to minors

    Brown was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Sunday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

    Brown's one-month trial with the big club was a seriously disappointing one -- he managed no points, 12 shots on goal, and a minus-6 rating while averaging 9:42 of ice time in 14 games. He did manage 30 hits as well, giving him value as an enforcer but not much else.

  • Derek Stepan C | NYR

    Rangers' Derek Stepan: Buries game-winner Saturday

    Stepan scored the game-winning goal against the Kings on Saturday.

    That's the fourth consecutive 50-point season for Stepan, who is one of the more reliable producers in the game. He's on track for a career low in goals, but Stepan's main value lies in his puck distribution ability and elite vision. Keep him rolling, as his plus-18 rating and power-play production make him a well-rounded fantasy asset.

  • Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Racks up two helpers against Kings

    Zibanejad had two assists in Saturday's win over the Kings.

    Zibanejad has been producing nicely on the team's second line of late, managing three goals and seven points in his last 10 games. The 23-year-old doesn't tear up the scoresheet, but he's fairly consistent and we've seen his lethal shot on display on numerous occasions. Keep him rolling, as his top-six role, power-play time and sniping ability makes him a solid fantasy play.

  • Scott Wilson C | PIT

    Penguins' Scott Wilson: Slated to return Sunday

    Wilson (lower body) took line rushes at morning skate, indicating that he will likely be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Flyers.

    Anyone looking to slot Wilson into their lineup will want to check warmups prior to puck drop Sunday, but all signs point to the 24-year-old returning after missing just one game. He's slated to maintain his spot on Pittsburgh's fourth line, which limits his fantasy value for most leagues.