Ryan Callahan potted a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Thursday's overtime win over the Flyers.
He also threw three hits (for those of you counting that obscure category). Callahan is getting top-line duty in Tampa and toils on the power play, too. That's worthy of attention in most fantasy formats.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Major Wright (abdomen) turned in a second consecutive full practice session Thursday, Joe Kania of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official site reports.
Wright appears set to retake the field in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars . Although Chris Conte turned in three consecutive solid performances while he was sidelined, Wright is expected to regain the starting strong safety job come Sunday.
Johnthan Banks (knee) missed practice for a second consecutive day Thursday, Joe Kania of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official site reports.
Banks appears to be trending towards another game on the sidelines, and a missed session Friday would serve as a much more definitive sign. Mike Jenkins would once again step in to Banks' right cornerback role against the Jaguars in Week 5 if the third-year pro is unable to take the field.
Phil Kessel registered six shots, but was held scoreless in his debut for Pittsburgh on Thursday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were unable to solve Antti Niemi, who spoiled Kessel's first game with Pittsburgh. Niemi robbed Kessel on the doorstep, his best scoring chance of the night. While the performance isn't what Kessel owners were looking for, the shot total was encouraging. He led all forwards not named Sidney Crosby in ice time with 19:40 and was prominently featured on the power play. Tonight was simple one of those games where the goalie was untouchable, so it shouldn't be long before Kessel pots his first as a Penguin.
Craig Smith scored on a first-period power play Thursday, helping propel the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 season-opening win over Carolina.
Smith's coming off a bit of a disappointing follow-up to his 2013-14 breakout campaign, as he saw his point total fall from 52 to 44 and his goal total fall by one (to 23) despite easily setting a new career high in shots on goal. A little rebound in shooting percentage paired with his near-guaranteed top-six ice time should mean a rebound to 50-plus points is well within reach for the talented 26-year-old.