Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th117.7 (11th)184.4 (30th)
Defense25th119.9 (24th)246.9 (24th)
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Canadiens' Jeff Petry: Replacing Weber on top pair
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Petry had a team-high 29:03 time on ice in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.

Petry has moved up to the top defensive pairing the last two games, replacing the injured Shea Weber (lower body) and getting minutes similar to the hobbled defenseman. He's also getting Weber-like time on the power play, playing 10:32 on the man-advantage in games Tuesday and Wednesday. The 29-year-old blueliner is averaging a career-high 22:14 of ice time, but that has led to a team-low minus-12.

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Canadiens' Jakub Jerabek: Plus-1 in NHL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jerabek had one shot, one hit, one blocked shot and was plus-1 over 18:16 of ice time in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to Nashville.

Jerabek, who played in the Russian KHL last year and signed as a free agent this past summer, made his NHL debut. He played just four first-period shifts, but his play was more steady as the game went on, earning himself more shifts. The 26-year-old Czech replaced the 19-year-old Victor Mete, who had been given fewer than 10 minutes of ice time in the previous game.

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Spurs' Rudy Gay: Scores team-high 19 points
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Gay scored 19 points (8-14 FG, 2-3 3PT, 1-1 FT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 107-90 loss to New Orleans.

With 19 points from the bench on Wednesday, Gay led San Antonio in scoring on a night when the offense struggled to reach 90 points. The forward was also efficient from the floor, hitting 57.1 percent of his shots as well as 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Wednesday's scoring performance aside, do not expect Gay to lead the Spurs offense on a nightly basis. Gay will look to chip in more from the bench on Saturday against Charlotte.

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Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge: Scores 16 points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aldridge scored 16 points (7-14 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with four rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 107-90 loss to New Orleans.

Much like the San Antonio offense, Aldridge was rather quiet against New Orleans. Aldridge, who is averaging 21.9 points, is very much off to a solid start as the focal point of the San Antonio offense in the absence of Tony Parker (quadriceps) and Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps). The power forward will look to bounce back Saturday against a middling Charlotte defense that gives up an average of 106.5 points per game.

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Bengals' Randy Bullock: On short leash for kicking gig
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said that while Bullock will play Sunday against the Browns, the team isn't necessarily committed to the kicker for the rest of the season, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Lewis acknowledged that the accuracy issues Mike Nugent endured before being cut late last season may have affected his patience with Bullock, who hasn't been quite as reliable as the team hoped. In addition to missing one game with a back injury, Bullock has connected on eight of 10 field-goal tries -- with none of those attempts coming from 50-plus yards -- and has missed two of his 20 extra-point attempts this season. A matchup with the winless Browns should provide more scoring opportunities than usual for Bullock, but any missed kicks he has during the contest could further loosen his job security.

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