Hamilton (knee) said he'll ride a stationary bike and participate in treatment for about two days, and he hopes to swinging in the batting cage by the end of the weekend, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Hamilton recently received good news as his MRI showed no structural damage. He could be ready for a nearly full spring workload sometime next week. Fantasy owners in mixed leagues shouldn't plan on drafting him yet, outside of extremely deep games, but AL-only competitors will be watching intently to see whether he can carve out consistent at-bats via a productive exhibition performance.
Eberle saw just 15:40 of ice time in Wednesday's win over Florida, but had an assist, a plus-1 rating and a team-leading five shots.
Eberle has been streaky all year while producing less offense than you're hoping if he's on your roster. However, he's picking up the pace following an eight-game slump. In the four games since, he has a goal, three assists, a plus-3 rating and 11 shots.
Lin (hamstring) will be available for Friday's game against the Nuggets, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
The Nets were counting on Lin to serve as one of their top complementary scoring options behind Brook Lopez heading into the season, but the point guard has been limited to only 12 games due to multiple setbacks with his left hamstring. The latest occurrence of the injury has sidelined him for the past 26 contests, but after upping his activity in recent weeks and taking part in a full practice Wednesday, it finally appears that he's back to full strength. Coach Kenny Atkinson admitted that he didn't know if he'd immediately return Lin to the starting lineup, but indicated Wednesday that he might be leaning in that direction. "My gut, to be honest, I'd like to start [Lin]. But we're going to get all the information and then make the decision,'' Atkinson said. Even if Lin's return to the starting five doesn't come Friday, it should happen before long, which would result in Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead sacrificing playing time.
The 26-year-old has already had one setback this spring, so that timetable is hardly set in stone, but if Wheeler continues to make progress he could see some game action in a couple of weeks. The Mets will be very cautious with him given his long recovery period from Tommy John surgery in 2015, however, and the most likely plan for Wheeler still involves him staying in extended spring training when the regular season begins.
Ritchie registered two assists and three hits during Wednesday's win over Boston.
Ritchie now has four helpers through his past three games and is clearly clicking on a new-look line with Ryan Getzlaf and Ondrej Kase. Additionally, Ritchie's high-shot volume (2.02 shots per game) and physicality (37 PIM and 3.25 hits per game) make him a nice cross-category asset. He's worth a look in deeper seasonal leagues, and Ritchie has the potential cap off 2016-17 with a solid run leading into the playoffs. He's also currently priced for profit in daily contests.
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