Seidenberg scored his first goal of the season with his only shot on net during Friday's game against Arizona.
The 35-year-old veteran still tips the scales in the peripheral categories with a plus-5 ratings, six shots on net, six hits and 12 blocked shots through the first three games of the season. However, his offensive numbers have dwindled considerably over the past four years, as he has failed to reach the 20-point mark in each campaign. With some injuries on the blue line, Seidenberg could see some extra minutes in the immediate future, but he's nothing more than a low-end fantasy option because of his lack of offensive contributions.
Boychuk scored the game-winning goal while shorthanded and registered an assist with four shots on net, a plus-1 rating, three hits and a blocked shot during Friday's game against the Coyotes.
This is the stuffed stat line fantasy owners are used to seeing from Boychuk. Nick Leddy (upper body) didn't suit up for the game, and Ryan Pulock was forced from the contest due to a lower-body injury after playing just 3:57. As a result, Boychuk received a season-high 22:11 of ice time and had his best showing of the season. However, he played just 23 seconds with the man advantage. So, while Friday's game was an encouraging outing, without a sizable power-play role, Boychuk will likely struggle to return to his 2014-15 form when he scored 35 points and averaged 2:50 on the PP.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a Nyquist sighting. Despite the Swede gathering a helper in each of his first three games, fans of the Winged Wheel were growing weary of his low shot totals -- only two SOG in the first four games -- but he looked invigorated in this latest contest, firing the puck at the cage a whopping six times. His ice time has dropped substantially since he skated for 17:06 in the season opener, but fantasy owners won't complain so long as the points keep coming. The Red Wings go right back to work Saturday against the Sharks, but Nyquist only has one point (an assist) and a minus-3 rating in seven career regular-season games against Team Teal.
Van Riemsdyk (upper body) could be out for "a bit," per coach Joel Quenneville, Eric Lear of Blackhawks TV reports.
Various media outlets are reporting that TVR sustained a shoulder injury while facing the Blue Jackets on Friday, but the exact nature and severity of the issue should be known in the coming days. Fortunately, this injury isn't likely to burn a large percentage of fantasy owners. Unlike his big brother James, a star forward on the Maple Leafs, Trevor must be lightly owned in the majority of fantasy leagues given how he's only made his way into two games on the young season.
Sproul recorded his first career point -- a power-play assist -- in Friday's win over the Predators.
Coach Jeff Blashill gave Xavier Ouellet a breather in favor of Sproul, yet another promising young defender. While Sproul was technically credited with an assist Friday, he initiated the play with a shot from the point that hit Justin Abdelkader's skate and fell into the cage. The Wings have struggled to find much offensive production from the blue line in recent years, but the hope is that Sproul and Ouellett fix that problem once they gain a little more experience.