NHL Player News
Lowry netted the game-winning goal on the power play Sunday against the Canucks.
It was the 14th tally of the season for Lowry, who has been a decent third-line contributor this season. The 23-year-old has put up a career-high 26 points and aided fantasy goers with 50 PIM. Lowry's valuable in deep leagues as he plays on the power play, but don't expect significant offensive production given his bottom-six role and lack of scoring touch.
Sheary sustained a lower-body injury in Sunday's game against the Flyers and is day-to-day.
The diminutive winger got banged up in the first period and didn't return for the remainder of the contest, recording just 3:56 of ice time. Sheary has already missed a handful of games this season due to various injuries, which has stunted a still-impressive 21-goal, 50-point campaign in 54 contests (prior to Sunday). On the bright side, the Pens have locked up a playoff spot, so Sheary will have plenty of time to rest up before the postseason, but that doesn't do much to quiet the concerns of his fantasy owners in the midst of vying for a championship. Look for further updates on his status prior to Wednesday's date with the Blackhawks.
Barbashev scored on his only shot attempt of the game in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary. The 20-year-old has points in three straight games and five of the last six.
Barbashev has been economical since joining the Blues, scoring four goals on just 12 shots. His line, which has at times featured wingers Magnus Paajarvi, Zachary Sanford and Nail Yakupov, has been a steady source of offense the last 10 days, producing six goals in the last six games. He's received increased ice time with Paul Stastny (lower body), Jori Lehtera (upper body) and Dmitrij Jaskin (upper body) on the shelf. His minutes could be cut pending the return of those injured forwards, but Barbashev's recent explosion may give coach Mike Yeo pause.
Neal scored a pair of power-play goals on his only two shots of the game in Saturday's 7-2 rout of the Sharks.
After a total of just four goals in a 30-game span from Dec. 22 to March 9, the light is going off for Neal again. He has five goals over his past seven outings. He has 20 or more goals in each of his nine NHL seasons, but his 40 points this year are a far cry from the 58 points he posted a season ago.
Bailey posted an assist in Saturday's 2-1 loss against the Bruins, his second helper in as many nights.
Bailey snapped a six-game scoring drought his last time out. He is up to eight assists in March, his second most productive month of the season in that category. Every time he etches is name onto the scoresheet he improves his career high in points, too. Bailey is up to a career-high 39 assists and 51 points with a few more games left to go.
Duclair posted an assist and plus-1 rating in Saturday's 4-1 loss against the Capitals.
Duclair has three assists over his past four games, as he is picking up the pace a bit down the stretch. While those in deeper seasonal pools might not find him useful yet, he is worth a look as a low-end option in DFS play.
Aho's point streak now stands at six games and eight points (three goals, five assists) after he scored twice in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Devils.
Aho has 46 points, including 23 goals, in 73 games. It's a bad year to get recognition as part of an elite fleet of rookies. But Aho is showing himself to be every bit a top-line forward.
Skinner scored the game-winner Saturday in a 3-1 victory over the Devils.
Skinner is riding a five-game goal streak (seven goals) and six-game point streak (nine points). And the goal was his 30th. That's the third time he's hit that height. Make sure you take full advantage of this hot streak.
Schwartz scored his 16th goal of the season in Saturday's OT loss to the Flames.
Schwartz recently snapped a 14-game goal drought and now has two in his last three games and a three-game point streak on the go.
Gaudreau's point streak stands at four games and seven points (one goal, six assists) after setting up two goals in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over St. Louis.
Gaudreau's game is picking up -- he has 13 points, including 10 helpers, in his last 10 games. He's one of the driving forces behind the Flames' recent success and yours, too.