NHL Player News

  • Sam Gagner LW | EDM

    Red Wings' Sam Gagner: Will see regular action in Detroit

    Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman said Gagner, whom the team acquired from the Oilers on Monday, will be a mainstay in the lineup, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Detroit still has an abundance of left-shot forwards, but trading speedster Andreas Athanasiou for Gagner -- who shoots from the right -- should lead to a more balanced attack. The journeyman produced five goals and seven assists over 36 games prior to the trade.

  • Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Stays in Buffalo

    Ristolainen, thought to be a trade candidate, was not dealt by the Sabres as the deadline passed Monday.

    Risto, a good scorer who's historically put up nauseating plus/minus ratings, has adapted well to new coach Ralph Krueger's system, and at plus-3 the defenseman could put up his first-ever positive rating. While he offered Cup candidates a scoring presence from the blue line at a reasonable salary, in the end he'll stay with the Sabres as they try to make a late playoff push.

  • Brett Howden LW | NYR

    Rangers' Brett Howden: Dropped down a level

    The Rangers demoted Howden to AHL Hartford on Monday.

    Over the last 14 games, Howden has recorded two points on six shots while averaging just 10:21 of ice time per game. It's unclear if he'll be recalled before Tuesday's tilt against the Islanders or if the team is looking to get him some more playing time in the minors.

  • Adin Hill G | ARI

    Coyotes' Adin Hill: Dropped down a level

    The Coyotes reassigned Hill to AHL Tuscon on Monday.

    With Darcy Kuemper (lower body) expected to return from injured reserve soon, Hill's services were no longer needed with the big club. The 23-year-old was solid at the NHL level, registering a 2.62 GAA and .918 save percentage in 13 appearances. Barring another injury to Kuemper or Antti Raanta, Hill will likely finish out the season with AHL Tucson.

  • Senators' Thomas Chabot: Shows no lingering effects

    Chabot (lower body) skated 32:47 and fired two shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Despite picking up a minor injury early in Saturday's game against the Canadiens, Chabot showed no effects as he played his fourth-highest ice time of the year. The 23-year-old can be deployed as usual in fantasy going forward.

  • Senators' Matthew Peca: Adds helper despite late arrival

    Peca notched an assist in 9:00 during Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Peca was acquired from the Canadiens at the trade deadline, and he was unable to get to Columbus' Nationwide Arena in time for puck drop. He was definitely there in the third period, drawing the secondary helper on Colin White's tally for his first point with his new team. It's also his first point in six appearances this season -- Peca doesn't project to make enough of an impact for fantasy owners to notice him in redraft formats.

  • Senators' Christian Jaros: Chips in with assist

    Jaros generated an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Jaros only played 6:32 in the contest, but he was able to earned the secondary helper on Connor Brown's first-period tally. The 23-year-old defenseman has three assists, 11 hits and eight blocked shots in eight appearances this year, but he's unlikely to produce much offense in such a limited role.

  • Jayce Hawryluk RW | FLA

    Senators' Jayce Hawryluk: Grabs first assist with Sens

    Hawryluk posted an assist, five hits and four shots on net in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Hawryluk's assist on a Colin White goal was the former's first point in three games since joining the Senators via waivers from the Panthers. He now has four points, 47 hits and 14 shots through 18 appearances. He skated on the second line in Monday's game and could be in line for a similar role down the stretch after the Senators sold off some players at the trade deadline.

  • Senators' Artem Anisimov: Draws power-play helper

    Anisimov produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Anisimov set up the latter of Connor Brown's two goals in the game. The Russian forward has just five assists to go with 13 goals in 45 contests this year. Anisimov is on pace for his worst offensive season since the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign.

  • Mike Reilly D | OTT

    Senators' Mike Reilly: Slings power-play assist

    Reilly posted a power-play helper and four blocked shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Reilly has racked up nine points in 22 appearances since joining the Senators via trade from the Canadiens. For the season, he's at 13 points, 66 shots, 36 blocks and a minus-6 rating in 36 contests between the two teams. With the Senators, he's become a key part of their power-play, where he's earned eight of his nine points.