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Blue Jackets' Ryan Murray: Logs 20:17 in return
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Murray recorded two hits and a blocked shot through 20:17 of ice time during Tuesday's 2-1 win over New Jersey.

The 24-year-old defenseman missed 35 games dating back to Nov. 28 with a back injury, so it was encouraging to see him log big minutes in his return. He has just a single goal and four assists through 25 games, but his presence will be appreciated by the Blue Jackets with Markus Nutivaara currently nursing an undisclosed ailment.

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Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk: Scores lone goal in win over Cats
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Van Riemsdyk scored a goal and registered three shots on net during Tuesday's 1-0 win over Florida.

The tally gives van Riemsdyk six goals and eight points through his past 10 contests, and he's also now marked the scoresheet in each of the past three games since receiving a season-low 10:10 of ice time against the Blue Jackets on Feb. 14. While his 0.62 points per game trails last season's pace (0.76), his 25 goals are tied for 16th in the league. Additionally, his production has suffered from his decline in ice time more than anything, as his 1.69 goals per hour rank sixth among all skaters with at least 200 minutes this season.

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Astros' Jake Marisnick: Faces live pitching
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Marisnick took batting practice against live pitching for the first time in nearly seven months Tuesday, Glenn Sattell of MLB.com reports.

Marisnick, who suffered a fractured thumb last September, confirms he's 100 percent. The outfielder, known for a good glove but limited bat, revamped his swing during the offseason leading up to 2017 and delivered career highs in home runs (16), slugging (.496) and OPS (.815). The previously light-hitting Marisnick improved his fly-ball rate to a career-high 44.9 percent last season. He'll look to win a regular gig in left field, but manager A.J. Hinch needs to find at-bats for Marwin Gonzalez, a super-utility player who will bounce around the field but had his most playing time as left fielder last season.

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Canadiens' Karl Alzner: Starts point streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alzner had an assist for the second straight game along with two shots and four hits over 21:02 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers.

That's a rare point streak for Alzner, who last went back-to-back in October against Toronto and San Jose. With 10 points over 59 games, Alzner has delivered minimally on offense, which was expected. His minus-6, however, was not predicted. He's not the worst Canadien in plus-minus, but Alzner's well off the pace set with the Capitals over the last three seasons (plus-51).

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Canadiens' Max Pacioretty: Scoreless streak reaches double digits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pacioretty had three shots and one hit over 17:45 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers.

With trade rumors swirling the last few weeks, Pacioretty's gone silent -- scoreless over the last 10 games. He worked well Tuesday with new linemates Jonathan Drouin and Artturi Lehkonen, but a change of scenery may be the best tonic for his scoring woes.

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