Gaunce was solid in limited action with the Penguins last season, notching four points (one goal, three assists) while posting a plus-1 rating over 12 games, but he was never expected to win a spot on Columbus' Opening Night roster. If the 27-year-old blueliner goes unclaimed, he'll be assigned to AHL Cleveland, where he'll spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign.
Gallo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run -- his 39th of the season -- in Monday's 11-2 loss to the Astros.
The two hits matched Gallo's total from the previous six games combined, reinforcing the batting-average risk he carries for fantasy owners looking to avoid losing points in that category. On the other hand, Gallo is still offering plenty of home-run production amid the parade of strikeouts, so it's up to his owners to look at their place in the standings and decide if the exchange of power for average makes it worthwhile to keep him active in the final week of the season.
Vasilevskiy will be the starting goalie for Tuesday night's preseason game against the Panthers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Vasilevskiy has seen only limited action thus far in the preseason, but he was impressive in his only start, allowing just one goal on 30 shots in Friday's win over Nashville. The 23-year-old keeper is looking to tune up in the final few games before the regular season gets under way, and he enters the campaign with loads of upside on a talented Tampa Bay squad looking to get back on track after missing the playoffs last season.
Tinordi has appeared in 53 contests -- primarily with the Canadiens -- but is still looking for his first NHL goal. Unfortunately for the defenseman, he will have to wait a little longer as he will start the season in the minors with the Baby Pens. Given Pittsburgh's depth on the blue line, it would take a significant number of injuries for the 25-year-old to crack the game-day lineup, so look for him to spend the 2017-18 campaign in the minors.
Last year, Zatkoff had a golden opportunity to step in for Jonathan Quick after he sustained a significant groin injury in the regular-season opener, but Zatkoff had trouble staying healthy himself and ended up relinquishing the No. 2 goalie spot to Peter Budaj, who ended up getting traded to the Lightning at the deadline. Zatkoff's NHL numbers from 2016-17 included a 2-7-1 record, 2.94 GAA and .879 save percentage, and he also struggled over eight games in the AHL. He'll presumably join the minor-league Reign in the likely event that he clears waivers.