Anderson's shutout bid was quashed 6:37 into the third period on a Travis Zajac power-play goal. The veteran was flawless besides that in helping his team pick up a victory despite being out-shot 30-23. He hasn't missed a beat since returning from a two-month absence, winning three of four starts while allowing only seven goals.
Andersen stopped just 16 of 20 shots en route to a 5-4 overtime win against the Jets on Tuesday.
Andersen hasn't even met the lowest standards of competence as a fantasy netminder recently, having given up a ridiculous 33 goals in his last nine outings. That includes five implosions of four goals or more. He's pulled out just three wins in that span, and the Dane can thank his offense for two of those. It's been quite the roller-coaster campaign for Andersen behind a young Leafs squad, but the cumulative stats paint the picture of a roughly average NHL goalie. Perhaps that means he'll go on a hot streak soon to balance out these struggles.
Pruitt will start the Rays' Grapefuit League opener Friday versus the Twins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 27-year-old righty has steadily climbed the organizational ranks with the Rays and posted an 8-11 record in 2016 at Triple-A Durham that belied a slightly better level of performance. Pruitt generated a respectable 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP, along with an 8.24 K/9 that was his best as a pro. He'll get an immediate opportunity to make his case for a spot on the big league roster but won't be in for long, as seven other pitchers are also slated to get work in Friday's contest.
Williams' 10-day contract with the Cavaliers expired, and the team is yet to make a decision on his future, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Cleveland opted not to sign Williams to a second 10-day deal, but the team is keeping the forward on its radar, and whether he returns to Cleveland will likely be determined by what the Cavs do -- or don't do -- before Thursday's trade deadline. All indications are that the Cavs have been impressed by Williams, who's averaged 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in four games, but they want to keep a roster spot available in the event of a trade that would force them to bring back multiple players. If the Cavaliers still have an opening after the deadline passes, Williams would likely be re-signed, assuming another team doesn't scoop him up in the meantime. "We hope that this is a long-term thing," LeBron James said after Williams initially signed. "Obviously, we know that he's on a 10-day contract, but we believe it's going to be long term."
Bailey opened the scoring with an unassisted goal and helped out on a John Tavares tally in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Detroit. He finished plus-2 with two PIM and three shots.
Bailey strung together a spectacular hot streak from mid-January into early February, ripping off 14 points in a span of 12 games. However, he'd gone cold since then, including just one point in seven games coming into Tuesday's action. Nonetheless, he continues to see heavy ice time (including on the power play), which certainly helps with breaking slumps, and playing alongside Tavares certainly never hurt anyone.
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