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Marchand scored a goal and picked up two assists in a 6-3 victory over the Stars on Sunday.
The three-point effort pushed Marchand back into the top five in scoring with 64 points this season. He's also tied for seventh in goals with 27. Marchand has been extremely hot since just before the All-Star break. Ironically, since the game against Detroit on Jan. 24 where he also earned a suspension for a questionable hit, he has 10 goals and 20 points in 13 games, and most of that damage is coming at even strength.
Nurse hasn't played since Dec. 1. His return is great for the Oilers and adds a decent depth option on defense in many fantasy formats. However, after an absence that long you may want to wait and see him playing 100 percent before rostering him.
Bergeron recorded two goals, an assist and five shots in a 6-3 victory over the Stars on Sunday.
It was his third game of February with at least three points and the second time this month where he had three points and more than four shots in the same game. Since Jan. 22, Bergeron has six goals and 17 points in 13 games and during that stretch, he's averaged 5.69 shots per game. Furthermore, six of those 17 points have come on the man advantage. With that kind of production, it's hard to find a hotter center in the league at the moment.
Rinne led his team onto the ice for warmups, confirming that he will be the starting goalie for Sunday's matchup with the Oilers.
While Rinne has struggled recently, his history against the Oilers, along with the fact that the team has lost two of its last three games and is averaging a low 2.20 goals per game in February, suggests that he could turn in a good performance Sunday. As it always seems to, it will all likely depend on how well the Predators can contain superstar Connor McDavid.
Talbot will tend the crease for Sunday's game in Nashville.
Talbot makes his third start in a row and will look to rebound after dropping a close one to Washington last time out. The 29-year-old's form has been solid lately -- over his last seven starts, he shows a 5-2-0 record and has allowed three goals or fewer to go with a .925 save percentage over that span. He'll look to get it going against a hot Predators team that has won three of its last four and is averaging 3.45 goals per game in February, good for fifth in the NHL.
Lehtonen allowed a season-high six goals on 28 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Bruins on Sunday.
The only other time Lehtonen even yielded five goals in a game this season was an overtime defeat to Vancouver in November, so this was, by far, his worst outing of 2016-17. It spoiled his mini two-game winning streak and dropped Lehtonen to 3-6-0 this month. He also possesses a .888 save percentage and 3.36 GAA in February. With the Penguins up next to close out the month, Lehtonen is best served on the fantasy bench.
Rask allowed three goals on 36 shots in a 6-3 victory over the Stars on Sunday.
After taking an early lead, Boston allowed Dallas to tie the score at two, but the Bruins reclaimed the lead with the next three goals. Rask stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced at even strength. The victory improves Rask to 5-2-0 since the All-Star break, but that record is misleading, as he also owns a .884 save percentage and 3.06 GAA during that stretch. Overall, he is now 29-14-4 with a .912 save percentage.
Bobrovsky was confirmed as the starter for Sunday's game against the Rangers in NYC.
The Russian has been one of the best tenders in the league this season, with a 2.21 GAA and .925 save percentage on the year. Sunday's matchup with the Rangers will be an unstoppable force against an immovable object, as Bob faces off against a Rangers team that averages 3.34 goals per game at home.
Pickard was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to a stiff neck.
Pickard was the confirmed starter for the contest before a stiff neck resulted in a late change. Jeremy Smith replaced him between the pipes, picking up his first career NHL victory in the game. His next chance to retake his place between the pipes comes Tuesday against the Flyers, but the team should update his status again before then.
Buchnevich won't play in Sunday's game because of a bout of the flu, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Buchnevich has missed time lately as a healthy scratch, so there's always a chance that he would've missed Sunday's matchup with the Blue Jackets even if healthy. He'll get a chance to return Tuesday against Washington.