Watson has spent most of this season skating on the Preds' fourth line, which provides him little opportunity to contribute much offensively. Watson has been one of the better scorers at AHL Milwaukee the past few seasons, but has so far had little impact at the NHL level.
Smith will be in the crease for Monday's matchup with Anaheim.
Smith has been hot-and-cold lately, with a 36 save shutout wedged in the middle of four games where he allowed three or more goals in each. The Ducks aren't great on the road--ranking 19th in the league with 2.47 goals per game--so Smith will have a favorable matchup to be hot rather than cold.
Smith extended his current pointless drought to nine games with yet another goose egg Sunday against the Blue Jackets.
What's worse, Smith has just two points in his last 18 games, which is surely causing fantasy owners to pull their collective hair out. Given his current pace, Smith will be lucky to hit the 25-point mark this season, which would be his worst full-season output of his career so far. Plant him firmly on your fantasy bench until he can figure out a way to right the ship.
Spooner tallied the opening goal in Boston's 2-1 overtime victory over San Jose on Sunday, taking his point-streak to three games.
The oft-maligned forward has enjoyed a move from left wing to center under new bench boss Bruce Cassidy, scoring three points in four games and looking much more confident on the ice. In addition to his recent scoring streak, Spooner has logged eight points in his last nine games, an enormous departure from the inconsistency he had showed up to that point. Spooner's offensive talent has never been doubted, and if he continues to be more than just a perimeter player, he can be great fantasy pick up for the remainder of the season.
Crouse (lower body) will miss Monday's matchup with Anaheim, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The good news for fantasy owners is that Crouse has not been ruled out for their back-to-back road trip Thursday and Friday. The winger has already missed the Yotes' last four outings and Josh Jooris will likely continue filling in for the youngster until he is cleared to return. Although Crouse's production has been limited -- just eight points in 49 contests -- he has shown flashes of raw talent and might be worth stashing in deeper dynasty or keeper leagues.