NHL Player News

  • Chris Stewart RW | MIN

    Wild's Chris Stewart: Snaps three-game drought with goal

    Stewart scored a goal against the Bruins on Tuesday to end a three-game scoreless stretch.

    Stewart projects to continue playing a supporting role for the Wild and is unlikely to be a reliable fantasy contributor in most formats. Still, he already has two goals, two assists and 19 PIM, so there might be some deep leagues where he moves the fantasy needle.

  • Matt Dumba D | MIN

    Wild's Mathew Dumba: Continues to see hefty minutes

    Dumba registered an assist with two shots on net and a plus-3 rating while receiving 24:51 of ice time during Tuesday's win over Boston.

    Dumba has now topped 24 minutes in each of the past three games, as the 22-year-old defenseman has settled in alongside veteran Ryan Suter on the top pairing. And with four points through seven games to start the campaign, Dumba is well on his way to a breakout campaign. He owns oodles of fantasy upside and warrants ownership in the majority of leagues.

  • Jason Zucker LW | MIN

    Wild's Jason Zucker: Lands on scoresheet three times against Boston

    Zucker scored a goal and added two assists during Tuesday's win against the Bruins.

    Zucker owns some offensive upside, but through the first seven games of the year, he has played fewer than 13 minutes in each outing. And while just a season removed from a 20-goal showing, he'll need to carve out a bigger role to become a reliable fantasy contributor. You'll likely be best served to wait for Zucker to climb the depth chart before leaning on him in most fantasy formats.

  • Ryan Suter D | MIN

    Wild's Ryan Suter: Continues strong start with two more points

    Suter scored a goal and added an assist with three shots on net and a plus-3 rating during Tuesday's win against the Bruins.

    After failing to find the scoresheet and posting a minus-4 rating over his previous two outings, Suter got back on track Tuesday. He's up to seven points -- two goals -- through his first seven games of the season, and the veteran is also tipping the scales across the contributing categories with 14 shots, nine hits and seven blocked shots.

  • Devan Dubnyk G | MIN

    Wild's Devan Dubnyk: Blanks Bruins for first shutout of 2016-17

    Dubnyk saved all 27 shots he faced against Boston on Tuesday for his first shutout of the season.

    The 30-year-old veteran has now saved 88 of 92 shots (.957 save percentage) over his past three games, and he appears to be settling in after allowing three goals in each of his first two starts of the year. The Wild visit Buffalo on Thursday, and Dubnyk projects to build on his recent success in the cushy matchup.

  • Peter Budaj G | LA

    Kings' Peter Budaj: Making fourth consecutive start Tuesday

    Budaj will start in net Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period reports.

    With Jonathan Quick landing on the DL and Jeff Zatkoff performing miserably in place of him, the Kings will call upon Budaj for a fourth consecutive game to guard the blue paint. While Budaj has given up three goals in each of his last two starts, they've been in winning efforts. As long as the Czech netminder continues to tally victories, he figures to receive the lion's share of starts until Quick returns from injury.

  • Ducks' Jonathan Bernier: Making second start Tuesday

    Bernier will guard the posts Tuesday against the Sharks.

    Bernier is set to make his second appearance of the season as John Gibson gets a day of rest following four consecutive starts. In Bernier's last time out, the 28-year-old put away a tremendous 42 of 45 shots (.933 save percentage) en route to a loss to the Penguins.

  • Ryan Miller G | VAN

    Canucks' Ryan Miller: Guarding crease Tuesday

    Miller will start between the posts Tuesday against the Senators, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province and Sun reports.

    Miller allowed four goals on 37 shot attempts in his first game back from an abdominal injury Sunday and it appears his grasp over the No. 1 goalie spot is well-secured as he's making a second consecutive start on one day's rest. The 36-year-old netminder faces a Senators' squad Tuesday that averages the most shots per game (34) of any team in the NHL.

  • Drew Stafford RW | WPG

    Jets' Drew Stafford: Leaves Tuesday's game with upper-body injury

    Stafford left Tuesday's game against the Stars with an upper-body injury and will not return, Ken Wiebe of winnipegsun.com reports.

    Stafford suffered an injury to his upper body in the preseason but it's unclear at this point if this most recent setback is related. Prior to exiting the contest, the right winger logged 2:13 of ice time over three shifts. He'll likely be reevaluated by team doctors in the coming days to determine the severity of his condition.

  • Patrick Eaves RW | DAL

    Stars' Patrick Eaves: Returns to lineup following one game absence

    Eaves (lower body) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Jets.

    Eaves sustained a lower body injury in Thursday's game against the Kings and missed the Stars' fifth regular season game as a result. However, the injury was never considered serious and the right winger rejoined the team during morning skate Tuesday in preparation for his return to the lineup. The Alberta native will join Jamie Benn and Radek Faksa on the second line as Dallas looks to secure a win at home.