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Wennberg collects another pair of helpers 01-22-2017
Alexander Wennberg C CLB
Alexander Wennberg picked up another pair of helpers during Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Senators. The phenom is now up to 30 assists and 38 points through 46 games this season. Simply remarkable.
Calvert scores in return to lineup on Sunday 01-22-2017
Matt Calvert LW CLB
Matt Calvert scored in his return to the lineup during Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Senators. It was just the sixth goal of the season and eighth point through 39 games for the winger.
Atkinson puts Jackets past Sens in overtime 01-22-2017
Cam Atkinson RW CLB
Cam Atkinson scored Sunday's overtime winner to put the Blue Jackets past the Senators, 7-6. It was a beauty of a goal too on the breakaway. That was his second goal of the game, which gives him 23 goals and 45 points in 54 games this season.
Lukas Sedlak picks up another goal in win 01-22-2017
Lukas Sedlak C CLB
Lukas Sedlak scored his sixth goal of the season during Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Senators. The rookie is now up to 12 points in 44 games so far this season spent mostly in fourth line duty.
Nick Foligno scores again as CBJ prevails 01-22-2017
Nick Foligno RW CLB
Nick Foligno scored once again as the Blue Jackets prevailed over the Senators 7-6 in overtime on Sunday. The tally was his 16th goal and 37th point of the season through 44 games this season. Foligno has already matched his 37-point total from last year.
Seth Jones picks up pair of helpers in win 01-22-2017
Seth Jones D CLB
Seth Jones picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Senators. Jones is now up to 15 assists and 22 points in 40 games this season. He's on pace to set new career highs in goals (eight) assists (19) and points (27).
Werenski picks up another goal for Columbus 01-22-2017
Thomas Schemitsch D FLA
Zach Werenski just keeps showing he's the real deal. The rookie scored his seventh goal of the season during Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Senators. He now has 27 points in 46 games to boot.
Harrington scores first NHL goal on Sunday 01-22-2017
Scott Harrington D CLB
It took 31 games, but Scott Harrington finally scored his first NHL goal during Sunday's 7-6 overtime win over the Senators. It was also his first career two-point effort, giving him four career points thus far. Congrats to the kid!
Korpisalo bailed out by offense for OT win 01-22-2017
Joonas Korpisalo G CLB
Joonas Korpisalo was bailed out his offense to pick up the 7-6 overtime win over the Senators on Sunday. Korpisalo made 28 of 34 saves, including seven of eight on the penalty kill. The victory however was his second of the season with Columbus, as he's now 2-1 with 11 goals against.
Turris stays hot with goal vs Columbus 01-22-2017
Kyle Turris C OTT
Kyle Turris stayed hot with a goal during Sunday's 7-6 overtime loss to Columbus. Turris now has 17 goals and 33 points in 45 games this season. Which includes five goals and nine points over his last nine games.
Zack Smith tallies three points in loss 01-22-2017
Zack Smith LW OTT
It wasn't Zack Smith's fault the Senators fell to the Blue Jackets 7-6 on Sunday in overtime. Smith scored twice and added an assist for good measure, bringing his season's sum to 11 goals and 22 points in 43 games this season.
Brassard picks up pair of helpers in OT loss 01-22-2017
Derick Brassard C OTT
Derick Brassard picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets. Brassard is now up to 16 assists and 24 points through 45 games this season.
Pageau picks up pair of helpers in OT loss 01-22-2017
Jean-Gabriel Pageau C OTT
Jean-Gabriel Pageau picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets. Pageau is now up to 13 assists and 18 points through 44 games this season. Which is well off the pace he set last season when he collected 43 points in 82 games.
Stone scores as Senators fall to Blue Jackets 01-22-2017
Mark Stone RW OTT
Mark Stone did his part, but the Senators still fell to the Blue Jackets 7-6 in overtime on Sunday. Stone is now up to 16 goals and 35 points in 44 games this season. He appears well on his way to eclipsing his career highs of 26 goals and 64 points.
Mike Hoffman continues to score 01-22-2017
Mike Hoffman LW OTT
Mike Hoffman just can't help but put more pucks in the net. Hoffman tallied a pair of goals, giving him 17 on the year with 34 points in 41 games. Over his last seven games he has seven goals and nine points. However the Senators would go on to fall to the Blue Jackets 7-6 in overtime on Sunday.
Ceci picks up pair of helpers once again 01-22-2017
Cody Ceci D OTT
Cody Ceci picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets. It's the second time this month that he's accomplished the feat. However Ceci is only up to six assists and seven points through 45 games.
Condon, Sens lose wild one in OT to Columbus 01-22-2017
Mike Condon G OTT
Mike Condon had a night to forget as the Senators fell to the Blue Jackets 7-6 in overtime on Sunday. Condon made just 22 of 29 stops, including only two of four on the penalty kill. It's the third time over of his last five starts that he's allowed four goals or more. Condon's record now stands at 13-7-4 on the year.
Christian Folin scratched vs Predators on Sun 01-22-2017
Christian Folin D MIN
Christian Folin will be scratched against the Predators on Sunday.

Michael Russo on Twitter
Through 34 games this season Folin has posted five points with 20 PIMs, 40 blocks, and 53 hits.
Mikko Koivu too sick to play Sunday vs Preds 01-22-2017
Mikko Koivu C MIN
Mikko Koivu is too sick to play in Sunday's match with the Predators.

Minnesota Wild on Twitter
Through 45 games thus far Koivu has picked up 13 goals and 33 points with 43 blocks as well. The Wild will play against when they host the Blues on Tuesday.
Sissons, Hunt scratched vs Wild on Sunday 01-22-2017
Colton Sissons C NAS
Colton Sissons and Brad Hunt will be scratched against the Wild on Sunday.

Jessi Pierce
Unfortunately neither player has much fantasy value this season. Hunt still hasn't dressed for the Predators. Sissons has six points and 62 hits in 34 games.
Migraine knocked Rask from Sunday's match 01-22-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Tuukka Rask confirmed it was a migraine attack that knocked him out of Sunday's game with the Penguins.

Joe Haggerty on Twitter
It's the second time since March of 2015 that he has suffered a migraine like this. Hopefully it's not a sign of things to come. He is considered day-to-day.
Even Bryan Rust is chipping in now 01-22-2017
Bryan Rust RW PIT
Bryan Rust registered a goal and three points during Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins. He has two goals and seven points in his last four games, giving him 12 goals and 24 points in 43 matches this season.
Penguins' Conor Sheary is on fire 01-22-2017
Conor Sheary LW PIT
Don't look now, but Conor Sheary is on fire. The youngster extended his point streak to four games with two goals and one assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins. During the streak, Sheary has six goals and nine points.
Malkin stretches point streak to seven games 01-22-2017
Evgeni Malkin C PIT
Evgeni Malkin lifted his point streak to seven games during Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins. Malkin extended his scoring with a pair of helpers, giving him 32 assists and 54 points in 46 games. He has six goals and 11 points during his scoring spree.
Hornqvist snaps five-game goal drought in win 01-22-2017
Patric Hornqvist RW PIT
Patric Hornqvist snapped his five-game goal drought during Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins. The tally now gives him 11 goals and 27 points in 40 games this season. If he can stay healthy, Hornqvist should surpass the 22 goals and 51 points he accumulated last season.
Crosby collects three points in win over BOS 01-22-2017
Sidney Crosby C PIT
Sidney Crosby picked up a trio of points in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins. The Penguins captain posted a goal and two assists, giving him points in four of his last five games. He has two goals and nine points over that span. Crosby is now up to 28 goals and 54 points through just 40 games this season.
Murray stellar again, stymies Bruins on Sun 01-22-2017
Matt Murray G PIT
Matt Murray was stellar once again in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Bruins. He made 44 of 45 stops, including all 12 asked of him while on the penalty kill. He's now stopped 90 of his last 93 shots in three wins since he allowed seven goals to the Capitals. Murray's record climbs to 17-4-1 on the season.
Beleskey picks up first point in return 01-22-2017
Matt Beleskey LW BOS
Matt Beleskey picked up his first point since returning to the Bruins' lineup. Two games, one assist. Not bad considering how much time he's missed but Beleskey now has just six points in 26 games this season.
Krejci scores in tough loss to Penguins 01-22-2017
David Krejci C BOS
David Krejci was the only one to beat Matt Murray on Sunday as the Bruins fell 5-1 to the Penguins. It's Krejci's 11th tally of the season, giving him 30 points through 50 games.
Pastrnak picks up helper in loss to Penguins 01-22-2017
David Pastrnak RW BOS
David Pastrnak picked up a helper in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins. Pastrnak has now somehow gone 17 games without a goal, leaving him stuck on 19 for the season. However he picked up his 15th assist in the effort today, giving him 35 points in 44 games thus far.
McIntyre relieves Rask, plays no better 01-22-2017
Zane McIntyre G BOS
Zane McIntyre was foisted into action in relief of Tuukka Rask on Sunday against the Penguins, who left early due to illness. Tough way to come into the game mid way, but that's what happened. Already down 2-0, McIntyre made just 11 of 14 stops in the effort as the Bruins fell 5-1.
Rask leaves early, takes loss vs Penguins 01-22-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Tuukka Rask both left early and took the loss to the Penguins as the Bruins fell 5-1 on Sunday. Rask made 20 of 22 saves and left trailing 2-0 due to illness just over halfway through the game. Unfortunately that saddles him with the loss, bringing his record down to 22-12-4 on the season. He is considered day-to-day.
Nate Prosser returns Sunday vs Predators 01-22-2017
Nate Prosser D MIN
Nate Prosser will return to the blue line against the Predators on Sunday.

Michael Russo on Twitter
Through 18 games this season he's posted two points with 18 hits and 26 blocks.
Confirmed, Wild tab Darcy Kuemper on Sunday 01-22-2017
Darcy Kuemper G MIN
Confirming an earlier note, Darcy Kuemper will indeed face the Predators on Sunday.

Michael Russo on Twitter
Going into Sunday's contest Kuemper sports a 5-2-2 record with a poor 3.30 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Ducks return Corey Tropp to AHL San Diego 01-22-2017
Corey Tropp RW ANA
Corey Tropp was returned to AHL San Diego on Sunday.

Cap Friendly
The 27-year-old has eight goals and 29 points with the Gulls this season. Unfortunately however he hasn't played in the NHL since 2014-15 when he played 61 games for the Blue Jackets.
Del Zotto scratched vs Islanders on Sunday 01-22-2017
Michael Del Zotto D PHI
Michael Del Zotto has been made a late scratch against the Islanders on Sunday.

NHL.com
Through 30 games the offensive defender has posted 10 points along with 59 blocks and 110 htis.
Tuukka Rask leaves Sunday due to illness 01-22-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Tuukka Rask left mid way through Sunday's match with the Penguins due to illness.

Boston Bruins on Twitter
The all-world netminder had stopped 20 of 22 shots and was losing 2-0 at the time of his departure and was replaced by Zane McIntyre. Rask is considered day-to-day, for now.
Borowiecki, Bailey out vs Blue Jackets on Sun 01-22-2017
Mark Borowiecki D OTT
Mark Borowiecki and Casey Bailey will both be scratched from Sunday's match with the Blue Jackets.

NHL.com
Borowiecki is still out sick with the flu. Bailey is up with the team as an extra just in case.
Hannikainen scratched vs Senators on Sunday 01-22-2017
Markus Hannikainen LW CLB
Markus Hannikainen will be scratched against the Senators on Sunday.

NHL.com
He scored his first NHL goal on Saturday, so his removal from the lineup is a bit surprising. Be that as it may, there's plenty of potential left to tap whenever he returns to the lineup.
Scott Mayfield scratched vs Flyers on Sunday 01-22-2017
Scott Mayfield D NYI
Scott Mayfield will be scratched against the Flyers on Sunday.

New York Islanders on Twitter
Through six games this season Mayfield has posted four points along with 19 PIMs.
Islanders get Johnny Boychuk back vs Flyers 01-22-2017
Johnny Boychuk D NYI
The Islanders will indeed get Johnny Boychuk back on their blue line Sunday against the Flyers.

New York Islanders on Twitter
The rugged defender has picked up five goals and 14 points along with 87 hits and blocks through 40 games this season, and belongs in your lineup as well.
Clutterbuck returns Sunday vs Flyers 01-22-2017
Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI
It's confirmed that Cal Clutterbuck will return to the Islanders' lineup on Sunday against the Flyers.

New York Islanders on Twitter
With three goals and 15 points along with 137 hits in 40 games this season, he should be back in your lineup as well.
Blashill: Vanek not expected out long-term 01-22-2017
Thomas Vanek LW DET
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill doesn't think Thomas Vanek will be out long-term with a lower body injury.

Dana Wakiji on Twitter
While Blashill conceded he'll know more on Monday, that's certainly a sigh of relief as Vanek has arguably been the team's best player this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Matt Calvert returns Sunday vs Ottawa 01-22-2017
Matt Calvert LW CLB
Matt Calvert will return to the lineup on Sunday against Ottawa.

Aaron Portzline on Twitter
Through 38 games this season the 27-year-old winger has posted just seven points along with 32 hits and 40 blocks.
Steve Mason will go vs Islanders on Sunday 01-22-2017
Steve Mason G PHI
Steve Mason will get the nod against the Islanders on Sunday.

Sam Carchidi on Twitter
Through 38 games and 34 starts this season, Mason has posted a 14-15-6 record with a 2.95 GAA and an .897 save percentage.
Confirmed, Joonas Korpisalo will face Ottawa 01-22-2017
Joonas Korpisalo G CLB
It's confirmed that Joonas Korpisalo will face Ottawa on Sunday.

Aaron Portzline on Twitter
He's 5-5-1 with a .900 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA in a dozen games for AHL Cleveland this season. He's also allowed five goals on 64 shots in two games with Columbus this season.
Tootoo, Rozsival out vs Cancuks on Sunday 01-22-2017
Jordin Tootoo RW CHI
Jordin Tootoo and Michal Rozsival will be scratched against the Canucks on Sunday.

Brian Hedger
Tootoo is still searching for his first points of the season through 35 games where he's picked up 16 PIMs and 31 hits. Rozsival meanwhile has collected a point with 20 blocks and 34 hits in 14 games.
Subban, Boucher out vs Blackhawks on Sunday 01-22-2017
Jordan Subban D VAN
Jordan Subban and Reid Boucher will be scratched against the Blackhawks on Sunday.

Brian Hedger
Between the two only Boucher has suited up for the Canucks this season, and he's done so just once. While they both boast tantalizing talents, they're useless until they get into the games consistently.
Joel Vermin returned to AHL Syracuse on Sun 01-22-2017
Joel Vermin RW TB
Joel Vermin was returned to AHL Syracuse on Sunday.

Bryan Burns on Twitter
Vermin has posted just a pair of assists in nine games with the Lightning this season. Meanwhile he has picked up seven goals and 13 points in 23 games down on the farm.
JT Miller scores overtime winner vs Red Wings 01-22-2017
J.T. Miller LW NYR
JT Miller put Mat Zuccarello's overtime feed home on Sunday to beat the Red Wings, 1-0. It's his fifth winner of the season and the 16th overall goal of the campaign as well to give him 34 points in 47 games. Miller has points in nine of his last 10 games with seven goals and 12 points in that span.
Zuccarello lifts point streak to five games 01-22-2017
Mats Zuccarello RW NYR
Mats Zuccarello lifted his point streak to five games thanks to the game winning goal he set up to beat Detroit on Sunday in overtime, 1-0. Zuccarello stared down Jared Coreau as he bought time for JT Miller to catch up on the wing before making a sweet dish leading to the goal. He now has seven helpers during the streak, giving him 27 overall assists and 37 overall points.
Brady Skjei cracks 20-point plateau on Sunday 01-22-2017
Brady Skjei D NYR
Thanks to the helper he picked up in Sunday's 1-0 overtime win over the Red Wings, rookie Brady Skjei has reached another milestone. Make it 18 helpers and 20 points for him through 46 games this season. Skjei has quietly put together a remarkably solid rookie campaign.
Lundqvist picks up 2nd shutout of season 01-22-2017
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR
Henrik Lundqvist picked up his second shutout of the season as the Rangers beat the Red Wings 1-0 in overtime on Sunday. The King was a perfect 21 for 21, including the two shots asked of him while on special teams. He improves to 20-12-1 on the season and is now up to 61 career shutouts.
Miller smites Coreau in overtime on Sunday 01-22-2017
Jared Coreau G DET
Jared Coreau was perfect, right up until he was beaten by JT Miller in overtime on Sunday for the 1-0 loss to the Rangers. Coreau stopped 18 of 19 shots, including all seven asked of him on the penalty kill. The loss drops his record to 5-1-2 with just 24 goals against in 10 games this season.
Johnny Boychuk expected to return Sun vs PHI 01-22-2017
Johnny Boychuk D NYI
Johnny Boychuk is expected to return to the Islanders' blue line on Sunday against the Flyers.

David Satriano
Boychuk has five goals with 14 points plus 87 hits and blocks through 40 games so far this season.
Clutterbuck expected to return Sunday vs PHI 01-22-2017
Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI
Cal Clutterbuck is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday against the Flyers.

David Satriano
Clutterbuck has three goals and 15 points along with 137 hits in 40 games so far this season.
Weise, Manning, Schultz out vs Isles on Sun 01-22-2017
Dale Weise RW PHI
Dale Weise, Brandon Manning and Nick Schultz will each be scratched against the Islanders on Sunday.

David Satriano
Weise leads the group in terms of fantasy value. Through 41 games he has five points with 15 PIMS and 82 hits. Manning has picked up nine points with 40 PIMs and 76 hits. Schultz meanwhile has posted four points with 22 hits and 29 blocks in 13 games.
Tuukka Rask will indeed start vs Penguins 01-22-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Confirming an earlier note, Tuukka Rask will indeed get the nod against the Penguins on Sunday.

Fluto Shinzawa on Twitter
Rask sports a very fine 22-11-4 record with a 2.08 GAA and .920 save percentage so far this season. He's 8-5-2 with a 2.20 GAA and a .930 SV% in his career against Pittsburgh.
Mike Condon back in net Sunday vs Columbus 01-22-2017
Mike Condon G OTT
Mike Condon will be back in net Sunday against Columbus.

Ken Warren on Twitter
Condon is playing his second game in as many days, and has not fared particularly well in doing so this season. He's 2-1 with eight goals against on 75 combined shots.
Kevin Hayes suffers lower body injury vs DET 01-22-2017
Kevin Hayes C NYR
Kevin Hayes suffered a lower body injury during the second period of Sunday's matinee with the Red Wings.

New York Rangers on Twitter
Hayes did not factor much on to the score sheet before departing. Consider him day-to-day for now. The Rangers will host LA on Monday and Philadelphia on Wednesday before the All-Star break kicks in on Friday.
Erik Condra clears waivers on Sunday 01-22-2017
Erik Condra RW TB
Erik Condra cleared waivers on Sunday.

Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
Which means he's eligible to be sent back to AHL Syracuse, his most likely next destination. Nothing is official just yet, so don't be too surprise if he sticks with the club a little longer. Condra is pointless through 10 games with the Lightning this season.
Fredrik Claesson scratched vs Columbus on Sun 01-22-2017
Fredrik Claesson D OTT
Fredrik Claesson will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Columbus.

Chris Stevenson
Claesson is still searching for his first points of the season through 10 games and has posted just four shots, four blocks, and 12 hits thus far.
Matt Calvert scratched vs Ottawa on Sunday 01-22-2017
Matt Calvert LW CLB
Matt Calvert will be scratched against Ottawa on Sunday.

Chris Stevenson
Through 38 games this season the 27-year-old winger has posted just seven points along with 32 hits and 40 blocks.
Matt Greene still recovering from injuries 01-22-2017
Matt Greene D LA
Unfortunately, Matt Greene is still recovering from a few "lingering" injuries.

Jesse Dougherty on Twitter
Chief among them is an unspecified back ailment. Greene has suited up just three times since the calendar turned to 2017, and not since Jan. 16th. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Korpisalo likely starts vs Ottawa on Sunday 01-22-2017
Joonas Korpisalo G CLB
It's looking more and more like Joonas Korpisalo will get the nod against Ottawa on Sunday.

Aaron Portzline on Twitter
The 22-year-old netminder has turned away 59 of 64 combined shots in his two games of action this season with the Blue Jackets. He's 5-5-1 with a .900 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA in a dozen games for AHL Cleveland this season.
No Patrik Laine for Jets vs. Ducks on Monday 01-22-2017
Tyler Parsons G CAL
Patrik Laine (concussion) won't play in Monday's match with the Ducks.

Brian Munz on Twitter
Laine noted that he feels he needs more practice time before returning to action. The Jets will host the Sharks on Tuesday before finishing up in Chicago on Thursday prior to the All-Star break.
Vanek diagnosed with lower body injury 01-22-2017
Thomas Vanek LW DET
Thomas Vanek has been diagnosed with a lower body injury suffered in Sunday's matinee with the Rangers.

Ansar Khan on Twitter
The veteran winger is considered day-to-day, for now.
Kuhnhackl, Oleksy scratched vs Bruins on Sun 01-22-2017
Tom Kuhnhackl LW PIT
Tom Kuhnhackl and Steve Oleksy will be scratched against the Bruins on Sunday

Wes Crosby
Kuhnhackl has posted five points along with 17 blocks and 39 hits over 25 games this season. Meanwhile Oleksy has appeared in just nine games, picking up 22 PIMs, 19 hits and 13 blocks.
Jimmy Hayes scratched vs Penguins on Sunday 01-22-2017
Jimmy Hayes RW BOS
Jimmy Hayes will be scratched against the Penguins on Sunday.

Wes Crosby
Hayes has posted just three points along with 24 PIMs and 50 hits through 36 games played this season.
Dumoulin may return before All-Star break 01-22-2017
Brian Dumoulin D PIT
Per coach Mike Sullivan, the Penguins may get Brian Dumoulin back prior to the All-Star break.

Dave Molinari on Twitter
The Penguins play twice more before Friday's All-Star festivities as they host the Blues on Tuesday and finish up in Boston on Thursday. Having the young veteran blue liner would be a boon to the club either way. Stay tuned.
Tanev tags in for Stafford vs Ducks on Monday 01-22-2017
John Parker RW WAS
Brandon Tanev will tag in for the injured Drew Stafford on Monday against the Ducks.

Winnipeg Jets on Twitter
Stafford has a lower body injury he's still recovering from. The youngster Tanev meanwhile has posted four points with 24 PIMs, 27 blocks, and 89 hits over 35 games this season.
Pekka Rinne in net vs Wild on Sunday 01-22-2017
Pekka Rinne G NAS
Confirming an earlier note, Pekka Rinne will indeed take on the Wild on Sunday.

Jessi Pierce on Twitter
Rinne has been uncharacteristically shaky against the Wild this season, going 0-1-1 with six goals against over 56 combined shots. He has however played fellow Central division foes well this season, posting a 9-6-1 record with a .914 save percentage and 2.54 GAA.
Stafford won't play Monday 01-22-2017
Drew Stafford RW WPG
Drew Stafford will not play Monday against the Ducks.

Ken Wiebe Twitter
He won't be recovered from a lower-body injury that kept him from Saturday's game in time. The Jets play Chicago on Thursday to close out their pre-All-Star schedule and it is not clear Stafford will be ready to go in that game either. Keep him on reserfve for now.
Ryan Miller will take on Chicago on Sunday 01-22-2017
Ryan Miller G VAN
Ryan Miller will take on Chicago on Sunday evening.

Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
Miller has been sensational over his last 14 games, going 10-1-3 with a .930 save percentage. He's also been particularly effective against Western foes, posting a 10-5-1 record along with a .933 SV% and 1.98 GAA.
Penguins tab Matt Murray vs Bruins on Sunday 01-22-2017
Matt Murray G PIT
The Penguins have tabbed Matt Murray to defend their crease against the Bruins on Sunday.

PensInsideScoop on Twitter
Murray has stopped 46 of 48 shots in a pair of victories since allowing seven goals (also in victory) over the Capitals. He's also already beaten the Bruins this season, stopping 41 of 44 shots in the process.
Jake Allen to join his teammates on Monday 01-22-2017
Jake Allen G STL
Jake Allen will join the rest of his teammates on Monday.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
He did not travel to Winnipeg as he needed some time to reset after a series of horrible starts. Hopefully the time away from the ice did Allen some good. It is not clear if Allen will get the start against the Penguins on Tuesday, however.
Patrik Laine unlikely to play Monday 01-22-2017
Tyler Parsons G CAL
Patrik Laine (concussion) doesn't think he'll be ready to return on Monday against the Ducks.

Ken Wiebe on Twitter
The remarkable rookie says he think he needs "a few more practices" before returning. Which is just as well considering that the All-Star break is coming up. Winnipeg hosts the Ducks and Sharks on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Thursday's game against Chicago could be a potential return date if he comes back before the All-Star Game.
Copley expected to be back in AHL Monday 01-22-2017
Pheonix Copley G STL
The Blues will re-assign Pheonix Copley to Chicago of the AHL sometime between Sunday and Monday.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jake Allen will return to the team after taking a break to reset and Copley will not be needed in the short term. For what it is worth, Copley earned the praise of Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock for his effort in a loss against the Jets Saturday.
Colin Wilson (LBI) skating Sunday 01-22-2017
Colin Wilson LW NAS
Colin Wilson (lower body) skated Sunday morning, but he didn't take part in line rushes.

Adam Vingan on Twitter
Well that is a good sign as Wilson attempts to come back from his latest injury---a lower body one. That said, there is no timetable for his return so consider Wilson day-to-day for now.
Graovac likley to draw in v Preds Sunday 01-22-2017
Tyler Graovac C MIN
Look for Tyler Graovac to draw back into the Wild lineup against the Predators Sunday night.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
He was a healthy scratch Saturday night against the Ducks. Look for Jordan Schroeder to sit this one out to accomodate Graovac.
Kuemper likely to start Sunday v Preds 01-22-2017
Darcy Kuemper G MIN
Darcy Kuemper will likely get the start Sunday against the Predators.

Michael Russo on Twitter
Devan Dubnyk played Saturday in a 5-3 win over Anaheim and a Kuemper start would prevent him from playing three times in four nights. Going into Sunday's contest Kuemper sports a 5-2-2 record with a poor 3.30 GAA and .901 SP. We might pass on putting him into the lineup against a strong Predators' squad.
Faksa leaves game with LBI 01-22-2017
Radek Faksa C DAL
Radek Faksa left Saturday night's game with a lower-body injury.

Dallas Morning News
No word on how severe it is, so for now consider Faksa day-to-day.
Benn sustains broken nose but returns 01-22-2017
Jamie Benn LW DAL
Jamie Benn sustained a broken nose in Saturday night's game against Washington.

Dallas Morning News
The good news is that after he sustained the break he returned to action with a visor on. It looks like Benn will be able to continue playing with the injury, although it may slightly impact his effectiveness.
Red Wings waive Drew Miller on Sunday 01-22-2017
Drew Miller LW DET
Drew Miller was waived by the Red Wings on Sunday prior to their match with the Rangers.

Gregg Krupa on Twitter
Odds are he'll pass through waivers and be sent down to AHL Grand Rapids, but we won't know until tomorrow. The veteran winger has posted six points along with 30 blocks and 45 hits in 34 games this season, and carries and is on a one-year pact worth $1.025M.
Kruger skating and working on face-offs 01-22-2017
Marcus Kruger C CHI
Marcus Kruger was skating on his own and doing some faceoff work Sunday morning.

Tracey Myers Twitter
Kruger has been out of action since December 30th with a hand injury. At least he appears to be making some progress now. That said, there is still no timetable for his return to action.
Alexey Marchenko scratched vs Rangers on Sun 01-22-2017
Alexey Marchenko D DET
Alexey Marchenko will be scratched against the Rangers on Sunday.

Ansar Khan on Twitter
Through 30 games this season the youngster has posted six helpers with 12 PIMs and 44 hits, while seeing an average of 17:59 of ice time per game.
Crawford to start v Canucks Sunday 01-22-2017
Corey Crawford G CHI
Corey Crawford will get the start Sunday against Vancouver.

Tracey Myers on Twitter
He was fisrt off the ice in Sunday's practice. Crawford has been struggling lately but will be facing an offensively-challenged Vancouver squad. We would start him Sunday.
Jared Coreau will start Sunday vs. NYR 01-22-2017
Jared Coreau G DET
Jared Coreau will start Sunday afternoon's game against the Rangers.

Ansar Khan on Twitter
He was pulled against Boston on Wednesday and will look to bounce back versus New York. Coreau has a 5-1-1 record with a 3.04 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage this season.
Rielly may be out until after AS break 01-22-2017
Morgan Rielly D TOR
There is a chance tht Morgan Rielly will miss both of Toronto's remaining pre-All-Star break games.

Toronto Sun
He is dealing with a lower-body injury and the rest may do him some good. Consider Rielly day-to-day but don't be surprised if he is not in the lineup until after next weekend.
J.T. Brown may be close to a return 01-22-2017
J.T. Brown LW TB
J.T. Brown may be nearing a return to action.

Tampa Bay Times
He has been out of action the past two weks due to an upper-body injury but is now practising with his Tampa teammates. Although Brown is valuable to the Bolts, he is not a fantasy asset.
Kucherov finally shooting more 01-22-2017
Nikita Kucherov RW TB
Nikita Kucherov had a stong game against the Coyotes Saturday night.

Tampa Bay Times
Although he leads the Lightning in goals scored with 17, Kucherov has hardly been taking any shots on goal. In his last four games before Saturday, Kucherov had taken only eight shots on goal. Saturday against Arizona, he directed six shots towards Mike Smith. As shooting is a pre-condition to scoring, that is good news for Kucherov owners.
Condon should start v Jackets Sunday 01-22-2017
Mike Condon G OTT
Despite playing Saturday night against Toronto, Mike Condon should get the call against the Blue Jackets Sunday.

Ottawa Citizen
The Senators have no trouble starting Condon back-to-back nights as he will be making his 12th consecutive start. He is coming off a 31-save, 3-2 win over Toronto Saturday night and shutout Columbus on Thursday 2-0. We like his chances on Sunday.
Andrei Markov skates Saturday 01-22-2017
Andrei Markov D MON
Andrei Markov resumed skating Saturday as he tries to come back from a groin muscle injury.

Habs Inside Out
This is good news as Markov had stopped skating Thursday when the recovery progress had seemingly come to a halt. We do not expect Markov to return to action before the All-Star break, although a return soon thereafter is a possibility.
Price sharp but on a big losing streak 01-22-2017
Carey Price G MON
Carey Price was sharp stopping 35 shots Saturday night, but he still lost.

Montreal Gazette
It was Price's fifth loss in his last six starts. Although Price is still one of, if not, the best goalie in the NHL, he is slummping at the moment.
Trocheck scoring streak comes to end 01-22-2017
Vincent Trocheck C FLA
Vincent Trocheck's scoring streak was halted at six.

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
With no points against the Canucks on Friday night, Trocheck's six-game points' streak and four-game goal-scoring streak, both came to an end. During the streak, Trocheck registered 10 points, inlcuding five goals. Although the Panthers are struggling, Trocheck has certainly stepped up after the injury to Aleksander Barkov.
Bjugstad could return right after AS break 01-22-2017
Nick Bjugstad C FLA
There is a good chance that Nick Bjugstad could return to action right after the All-Star break.

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
He has missed the last two weeks with a groin injury but seems on the verge of a return. Get ready to activate Bjugstad after next weekend.
Petrovic may play before All-Star break 01-22-2017
Alex Petrovic D FLA
It is possible that Alex Petrovic will play a game before the All-Star break.

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Panther's GM and interim coach Tom Rowe told reporters that Petrovic could play in the team's final game before the All-Star break Thursday night against the Lightning. He has been out of action since November 15th with a broken ankle.
Kronwall not listed on Sunday's roster 01-22-2017
Niklas Kronwall D DET
Niklas Kronwall will likely not play Sunday afternoon against the Rangers.

Brendan Savage Twitter
He is not listed on the roster sheet, and although he can be added later, it does not look like he is over a groin injury that has kept him out of action for the past three weeks.
Abdelkader playing on 4th line for now 01-22-2017
Justin Abdelkader LW DET
Justin Abdelkader will continue to play on the Red Wings' fourth line until he is in game shape.

Detroit Free Press
Abdelkader returned this past week from a knee injury that had him sidelined since December 1st and Detroit coach Jeff Blashill likes to bring his players back into the lineup gradually after lengthy absences. Look for Abdelkader to play a game or two more on the fourth unit before being moved up.
Mrazek likely to start v NYR Sunday 01-22-2017
Petr Mrazek G DET
Look for Petr Mrazek to get the start Sunday afternoon against the Rangers.

Left Wing Lock
Mrazek played his first good game in a while against the Sabres on Friday night and in one career appearance against the Rangers he sports a 1.95 GAA and .920. Looks like a Mrazek start to us. Make sure you have him active early as the game begins at 12:30 pm EST!
Lehner save in OT has everyone in disbelief 01-22-2017
Robin Lehner G BUF
Robin Lehner's save in overtime off an Alex Galchenyuk shot made it possible for the Sabres to defeat the Canadiens Saturday night. If you haven't seen this glove stop, you're missing something. Lehner dove, avoided Evander Kane who was in the crease, and prevented Galchenyuk from scoring into what was seemingly an open net. Here is a link to the stop. https://www.nhl.com/sabres/video/lehners-larcenous-glove-save/t-277437090/c-48625503
Mcabe did not play Saturday v Habs 01-22-2017
Jake McCabe D BUF
Jake McCabe did not play Saturday night against the Canadiens.

John Vogl Twitter
He sustained a shoulder injury in Friday's game against the Red Wings and did not travel with his teammates to Montreal. Consider McCabe day-to-day for now.
Kevan Miller out v Pens Sunday 01-22-2017
Kevan Miller D BOS
Kevan Miller will not play Sunday against Pittsbrugh.

Joe Haggerty Twitter
He is still dealing with concussion symptoms. Consider Miller day-to-day.
Rask likely starter v Penguins Sunday 01-22-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Tuukka Rask will likely get the start against the Penguins Sunday afternoon.

Left Wing Lock
Bruin coach Claude Julien is under fire and we would be shocked if he did not go with his best against a strong Pittsburgh club. Rask is coming off a tough 1-0 loss to Chicago in which he stopped 21 shots. For the season, Rask sports a very fine 22-11-4 record with a 2.08 GAA and .920 SP.
Mikkel Boedker back on second unit 01-22-2017
Mikkel Boedker RW SJ
Mikkel Boedker is playing on the second line with Logan Couture and Joonas Donskoi.

San Jose Mercury News
Boedker got off to a horrific start to the season but has played better of last with four of his six goals coming earlier in the month. He has not picked up a point in his last five games but that seems to be the norm for Boedker this season. He will lose his spot as a top-six forward once Tomas Hertl and/or Timo Meier return from injury.
Timo Meier misses second straight game Satur. 01-22-2017
Timo Meier RW SJ
Timo Meier missed his second straight game Saturday with an upper body injury.

San Jose Mercury News
The talented forward was picked ninth overall in 2015 and has plenty of offensive upside. He has two goals and four points in 15 games but his upside as mentioned earlier is high. He is worth grabbing in all keeper leagues.
Brian Dumoulin partakes in full contact 01-22-2017
Brian Dumoulin D PIT
Brian Dumoulin partook in his first full contact practice Saturday since breaking his jaw on December 27.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"It was good to be able to push people around and get back to a little bit of physicality for the first time since I broke my jaw," Dumoulin said after the Penguins' brief afternoon practice. "It was good to get out there and be cleared for physical contact. I think that's a good step." Dumoulin has seven points in 35 games and is expected to return in mid-late February.
Islanders finally score on the power play 01-22-2017
Doug Weight C NYI
The New York Islanders scored three times on the power play Saturday after going 0-21 entering the game.

New York Newsday
Coach Doug Weight was coaching the power play under deposed coach Jack Capuano and took full responsibility for the lack of scoring. "I take a lot of the blame because we had trouble on the entries. They were standing up at the blue line. We pre-scouted and talked about it, but I don't know that I gave the best remedy for it," Weight said. "It was a good challenge for me and I probably didn't react well enough. We've talked about personnel and I just know we have the skill to do it." Well, he managed to turn it around Saturday and that's good news for the Islanders.
White-hot John Tavares scores again Saturday 01-22-2017
John Tavares C NYI
John Tavares scored a power play goal Saturday in a 4-2 win over the Kings.

New York Newsday
Tavares has been white-hot of late with eight goals in his last five games. He chipped in with an assist as well Saturday and it was his first helper in the five games. Tavares is up to 19 goals and 36 points this season and is a must-start in pools.
Grabner leads NHL in even strength goals 01-22-2017
Michael Grabner LW NYR
Michael Grabner leads the NHL in even strength goals with 20.

New York Daily News
Grabner scored shorthanded against the Leafs Thursday for his first non even strength goal and has 21 on the season. Grabner played for Toronto last season and coach Mike Babcock praised the winger who only scored nine times for him. "He was on his way," Babcock said. "He had so many chances. He was snakebitten, but he got his confidence back. Grabs was a guy we really liked here. He did a real good job for us. We would've loved to have kept him, but we felt with the wingers we had coming, one of these young kids wouldn't have got any ice time." He certainly has benefited the Rangers this season. Grabner is a must start, even if he sees little, if any, power play time.
Pavel Zacha scores on Saturday 01-22-2017
Pavel Zacha C NJ
Pavel Zacha scored his fourth of the season Saturday.

The Bergen Record
The Devils first pick and sixth overall in 2015 has two goals in his last three games as it appears that he is getting used to the NHL. He is going to be a good one and now may be the best time to buy low in keeper leagues. He has no value in one-year pools but has nice upside on the keeper side.
Cory Schneider still not feeling great 01-22-2017
Cory Schneider G NJ
Cory Schneider suffered a setback Saturday from his illness.

The Bergen Record
While he felt better Friday, Saturday was a bit of a relapse and although he was the backup goalie, he still wasn't feeling well. Schneider is 14-14-7 with a 2.69 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He has not been the fantasy goalie like the last couple of seasons but he is capable of breaking loose at any time.
Mike Cammalleri has two assist night 01-22-2017
Mike Cammalleri LW NJ
Mike Cammalleri had a couple of assists Saturday.

The Bergen Record
Cammalleri has been in a terrible slump of late with only a goal and six points in his previous 23 games. He had 14 points in eight games before that so perhaps this is the start of another hot streak. He has 10 goals and 25 points in 42 games this season, so he has been a marginal fantasy player in deeper pools.
Damon Severson blocks six shots Saturday 01-22-2017
Damon Severson D NJ
Damon Severson was a force on the blueline Saturday as he blocked six shots in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia.

The Bergen Record
Severson was also a plus-one but his minus-22 rating this season leaves a lot to be desired. He has 22 points including three goals in 48 games thus far but the plus/minus really hurts his fantasy value.
Jeff Carter scores his 24th of the season 01-22-2017
Jeff Carter C LA
Jeff Carter scored his 24th goal of the season Saturday.

LAKingsInsider
Carter is second in the NHL in goal scoring, trailing only Sidney Crosby who is three ahead of the veteran. The 32-year-old has 41 points in 48 games and leads the Kings in points. He is a must start this season in what should be his first 30 goal season since 2010-11.
Nic Dowd suffers lower body injury 01-22-2017
Nic Dowd C LA
Nic Dowd suffered a lower body injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.

LAKingsInsider
Consider him day-to-day for now. "I mean, you guys, you saw it," coach Darryl Sutter said. "I haven't talked to him. I mean, literally, he tried it and couldn't go. I couldn't see where it was because it was down from our bench, so we'll see. He was walkin'." Dowd has four goals and 16 points thus far with a minus-12 rating rendering him a fantasy non-entity in most pools.
Adam Larsson has three assist night 01-22-2017
Adam Larsson D EDM
Adam Larsson had three assists in the Oilers 7-3 win over provincial rival Calgary Saturday.

Edmonton Sun
Larsson has been scoring a bit more of late with six assists in his last seven games. He has two goals and 12 points in 48 games thus far and while that is not great, he is improving. He filled up the stats sheet Saturday with a plus-three rating, four hits and three blocked shots. He is not worth owning in most standard leagues however.
Dennis Wideman plays in 800th NHL game 01-22-2017
Dennis Wideman D CAL
Dennis Wideman played in his 800th career NHL game Saturday.

Calgary Sun
Wideman was selected in the eighth round in 2002 by the Sabres. The defenseman had 56 points two seasons ago but that seems like a long time ago in fantasy hockey as he has three goals and 15 points in 42 games. He chipped in with an assist Saturday and is on a three game points streak but his fantasy value is not high at this time.
Garnet Hathaway skating on his own 01-22-2017
Garnet Hathaway RW CAL
Garnet Hathaway (upper body) has skated on his own the last two days.

Calgary Sun
That's good news for Flames fans as the rugged winger has been missed in the lineup. He has five points with 44 minutes in the sin bin in only 24 games. Look for Hathaway to return this week or next to the lineup.
Brian Elliott takes loss in relief appearance 01-22-2017
Brian Elliott G CAL
Brian Elliott took the loss Saturday after relieving Chad Johnson early in the first period.

Calgary Sun
Elliott stopped 23 of 26 shots after Johnson was able to stop one-of-four before being pulled. The Flames scored a couple of meaningless goals in the third to tag Elliott with the loss. He is 8-11-2 with a 2.87 GAA and a .893 save percentage. He should not be owned in anything but the deepest of pools.
Mike Smith amazing when facing 40-plus shots 01-22-2017
Mike Smith G ARZ
Mike Smith is an amazing 5-0-2 this season when facing at least 40 shots on goal.

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
Maybe that should be the Coyotes strategy as he is 4-13-3 when less than 40 shots are sent this way. He obviously enjoys being busy and it certainly shows in the stats this season. He is 9-13-5 with a 2.99 GAA and a .915 save percentage. He is a number three goalie at best in deep pools.
Tobias Rieder has big game Saturday 01-22-2017
Tobias Rieder LW ARZ
Tobias Rieder scored once and added a pair of assists Saturday.

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
Rieder, Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata combined for 10 points in the Coyotes 5-3 win. The points snapped a six game pointless drought and gives the winger nine goals and 19 assists this season. He has been a very good find for the Coyotes with his two-way play. He was drafted late in the fourth round by Edmonton in 2011. While he is not worth a pick in fantasy, he contributes to the Coyotes in many ways other than the scoresheet.
Christian Fischer scores in NHL debut 01-22-2017
Christian Fischer RW ARZ
Christian Fischer made his NHL debut a more memorable one when he found the back of the net.

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
Fischer was selected in the second round, 32nd overall, in 2015 and put up big numbers for Windsor of the OHL last season with 40 goals and 90 points. He was flying in the AHL this season with 16 goals and 32 points in 31 games for Tuscon and started his NHL career off on the right foot with a goal. "As the game went on, I felt more and more comfortable," said Fischer. "Obviously first period, jitters are always an issue. Maybe gripping your stick a little tight but to get my first one out of the way and to get more comfortable as the game went on, I think it just grows my confidence and I'm excited to see where it can take me." The goal was the game winner and he is worth picking up in very deep drafts only at this time.
Martin Hanzal has three point night 01-22-2017
Martin Hanzal C ARZ
Martin Hanzal had a goal and two assists in the Coyotes 5-3 win Saturday.

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
Hanzal is a productive fantasy player but he has a problem staying healthy and that kills a lot of his fantasy value. Hanzal has 10 goals and 18 points in 38 games with 39 penalty minutes but his minus-15 rating is a tough stat to deal with if you play that category.
Stefan Noesen scores second of the season 01-22-2017
Stefan Noesen RW ANA
Stefan Noesen scored his second of the season Saturday.

Orange County Register
The forward was drafted 21st overall in 2011 by Ottawa and came over in the deal that brought Jakob Silfverberg to Anaheim and sent Bobby Ryan to Ottawa. He has been up and down numerous times this season and has two goals in 11 games thus far in the NHL in 2016-17.
Logan Shaw takes over Silfverberg's spot 01-22-2017
Logan Shaw RW ANA
Logan Shaw got the opportunity to take over the injured Jakob Silfverberg's spot on a line with Andrew Cogliano and Ryan Kesler.

Orange County Register
Shaw played a whopping 17:08 and had four hits while he was a minus-one. The former fourth liner has a goal and two points in 29 games. Silfverberg's injury isn't serious so don't expect Shaw to remain as a top-six forward for long.
Corey Perry scores ninth of the season 01-22-2017
Corey Perry RW ANA
Corey Perry scored for the second time this month in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota.

Orange County Register
It's hard to believe that the former 50 goal scorer and six-time 30-plus goal getter, has only nine this season in 49 games but that's what he has. He does have 25 assists but that was not what you were expecting when you drafted him so high in your pool. He has just two goals in his last 19 games so a breakout could be expected shortly.
Mikhail Grigorenko scores fifth goal in loss 01-22-2017
Mikhail Grigorenko RW COL
Mikhail Grigorenko scored his fifth goal of the 2016-17 season, but his efforts fell short as the Colorado Avalanche lost 3-2 to the San Jose Sharks in OT on Saturday. This marks his first goal since a tally in a loss to the Stars on Dec. 29. He's been on a bit of a hot streak lately overall, however, as he now has three points (1G, 2A) in his last four contests. He now has 15 points in 41 GP in 2016-17, barely managing more than one SOG per game (50 in those 41).
Spencer Martin falls to Sharks in NHL debut 01-22-2017
Spencer Martin G COL
Spencer Martin helped the Colorado Avalanche grab a standings point, but they ultimately fell 3-2 in overtime to the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Martin gave up three goals on 30 SOG in this one. The 21-year-old was drafted in the third round (63rd overall) in 2013 and has been playing pretty well at the AHL level so far in his career. There might be some potential there in the future, though one would guess it will still take a while for him to realize any of it in a meaningful way in fantasy.
David Schlemko scores OTGWG for Sharks 01-22-2017
David Schlemko D SJ
David Schlemko provided the OTGWG as the San Jose Sharks managed a 3-2 overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. It was Schlemko's first OT game-winner in the NHL and the fourth GWG of his career. This marks his second tally and 10th point of 2016-17, breaking a seven-game pointless slump. That game featured all rare-scorers (the top scorer hit his fifth goal of the season), so Schlemko seems like an inspired choice to make the difference.
OT triumph gives Martin Jones his 24th win 01-22-2017
Martin Jones G SJ
Martin Jones continues to deliver at more or less the same level as his outstanding first season with the Sharks during his second campaign as their No. 1 guy. Jones nabbed a win on Saturday as San Jose edged the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. He's now 24-14-2 with a solid .917 save percentage and nice 2.24 GAA. It's plausible that he'll match or best 37 wins, the career-high he set last season. The Sharks took a leap of faith with Jones (he only had 34 games of experience at the NHL level before joining San Jose) and that's been looking like a wise decision.
Oilers quickly chase Chad Johnson on Saturday 01-22-2017
Chad Johnson G CAL
It was a short appearance for Chad Johnson on Saturday, as he was a big reason why the Calgary Flames fell 7-3 to the Edmonton Oilers. Johnson stopped one of four shots on goal in just under six minutes of ice time before the Flames saw enough. Brian Elliott had a rough game, too, giving up three goals on 26 shots. Johnson wasn't tagged with the loss, but you can say that he's either lost or had a rough night in three of his last four appearances. Elliott's likely in more control of the Flames' starting job at the moment.
01-22-2017
Matt Read RW PHI
Matt Read returned to action on Saturday January 21.
Matthew Tkachuk keeps scoring, agitating 01-22-2017
Keven Bouchard G EDM
The Calgary Flames dropped a 7-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, but rookie Matthew Tkachuk continues to make his presence felt. Tkachuk scored one of Calgary's goals, giving him nine on this increasingly impressive season. Still, it was the 14 PIM that probably turned some heads. He now has 90 on the season; only Antoine Roussel has more with 98. He came into the NHL with a reputation for being a pestering presence, but even with that, most fantasy owners have to be delighted with his mean streak. Opponents? Not so much.
Jordan Eberle torches Flames with four points 01-22-2017
Jordan Eberle RW EDM
Jordan Eberle continues to put a slump behind him, most emphatically doing so on Saturday with a four-point output in the Edmonton Oilers' 7-3 win against the Calgary Flames. He generated two goals and two assists in this one, managing a +2 rating and six SOG in just 15:39 TOI. Eberle now has six points in his last four games to give him 32 on the season.
Laurent Brossoit gets his first NHL win 01-22-2017
Laurent Brossoit G EDM
Edmonton Oilers goalie Laurent Brossoit got his first career NHL win, and it happened against the team he drafted him, as Edmonton defeated the Calgary Flames 7-3 on Saturday. While Brossoit obviously received some hefty goal support, it was still a busy night, as he stopped 38 of 41 shots. He came into Saturday with a 0-5-1 record at this level. The 23-year-old generated respectable AHL numbers, although he actually struggled a bit this season, only managing a .908 save percentage with a 9-8-0 record for Bakersfield.
John Gibson suffers upper-body injury on Sat 01-22-2017
John Gibson G ANA
John Gibson left Saturday's eventual 5-3 loss for the Anaheim Ducks vs. the Minnesota Wild when a puck caught him up high early in the first period.

Ducks on Twitter
The Ducks don't have much of an update yet, merely deeming it an upper-body injury. Things didn't go well for Jonathan Bernier in Gibson's absence, so keep an eye out for transactions if Gibson can't play for some time. He's been solid in 2016-17, going 19-10-8 with a .921 save percentage, 2.27 GAA and three shutouts.
Nights like these won't help Jonathan Bernier 01-22-2017
Jonathan Bernier G ANA
Jonathan Bernier probably can't expect to get much benefit of the doubt after nights like Saturday, when he had a rough go of things as the Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3. Bernier made it through 45:38 of game time, allowing four goals on just 20 SOG a week after he generated a 26-save shutout. Gibson allowed a goal on five SOG and may have suffered an injury against the Wild.
Cam Fowler had a strong night in Ducks defeat 01-22-2017
Cam Fowler D ANA
The Anaheim Ducks really can't blame Cam Fowler for their 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild from Saturday. Fowler scored a goal and an assist as the Ducks asserted early control over the eventual loss. Fowler's 10 goals match a career-high form his rookie season in 2010-11, while he also has 15 helpers in 2016-17. With 25 points and plenty of time remaining in this campaign, he could very well match or exceed 40 points, a career-high also registered from his first season.
Wild get 2 G from Jason Zucker, Erik Haula 01-22-2017
Jason Zucker RW MIN
The Minnesota Wild can thank Jason Zucker and Erik Haula most of all for their comeback, 5-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. Early in the second period, the Ducks had gone up 3-1. Zucker and Haula keyed much of the rally from there, as Zucker now has 14 goals on the season while Haula has nine. Ryan Suter scored the game-winner, his seventh of 2016-17. Suter also had two assists on the night.
Devan Dubnyk moves to second in NHL with 25 W 01-22-2017
Devan Dubnyk G MIN
Only Sergei Bobrovsky's 28 wins edge Devan Dubnyk's 25 after the Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 on Saturday. Dubnyk improved to 25-8-3 with five shutouts and an outstanding .935 save percentage after this victory. In this instance, he can thank his goal support in Minnesota, which seems to have been picking up lately. Dubnyk has a strong chance of exceeding his career-best of 36 wins, set in his breakthrough 2014-15 campaign between the Coyotes and Wild.
Ben Bishop mauled by Coyotes in loss 01-22-2017
Ben Bishop G TB
Ben Bishop faced only 17 shots, gave up five goals, and was pulled at the end of the second period as the Lightning lost a 5-3 contest to the Coyotes Saturday night. This was Bishop's worst outing of the season. His previous low water mark came back on October 20 when he gave up four goals 16 shots against the Avalanche for a save percentage of .750. With this loss to the Coyotes, he dropped to .706. Andrei Vasilevskiy stepped into the crease for the third period and was perfect against six shots.
Namestnikov, Palat rally but lose to Yotes 01-22-2017
Vladislav Namestnikov RW TB
Vladislav Namestnikov and Ondrej Palat scored in the third period, but their rally was insufficient to lift the Lightning as they lost 5-3 to the Coyotes Saturday. The Bolts entered the third period with a 5-1 deficit and might have fared better if they had managed to get on the board earlier. Namestnikov scored at the 9:45 mark with an assist from Palat and Valtteri Filppula. Palat's goal came at the 14:18 mark during a power play. This was Namestnikov's sixth goal of the season and the 10th for Palat.
Kari Lehtonen fades late, loses to Caps 01-22-2017
Kari Lehtonen G DAL
Kari Lehtonen faced only 22 shots Saturday night and gave up four goals as the Stars lost 4-3 to the Capitals. Lehtonen gave up one goal on nine shots in the first period before his offense rattled off three unanswered points. While they were on the other end of the rink taking shots at Philipp Grubauer, Lehtonen had to face only four pucks in the second. He started to fade quickly in the third, facing only eight shots and giving up goals at the 3:18 and 5:26 mark. The final shot of the night came 19 seconds into overtime as Jay Beagle sunk the winner.
Philipp Grubauer solid in OT win over Stars 01-22-2017
Philipp Grubauer G WAS
Philipp Grubauer made 32 saves on 35 shots Saturday night to life the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the Stars. Grubauer did not get off to a strong start as the Stars outshot the Caps 25 to 13 in the first two periods. He gave up one goal on 15 shots in the first and two on 10 shots in the second, but settled down once his teammates began to score in the third. Grubauer faced another 10 shots in that period, but was perfect and sent the game into overtime. Jay Beagle scored the game winner 19 seconds into the extra period, so Grubauer did not have to face another shot. Grubauer now has a record of 9-1-2 with a save percentage of .925.
Michal Neuvirth gets pulled against Devils 01-22-2017
Michal Neuvirth G PHI
Michal Neuvirth gave up three goals on 25 shots Saturday night and failed to go the distance as the Flyers lost 4-1 to the Devils. Neuvirth has only two complete games in his last six efforts. One of these was a 6-3 loss to the Bruins January 14. The next night against the Capitals, he was brought in for 13 minutes and made five saves on five shots, but that abbreviated game is wedged between two truly disappointing efforts with a GAA of 5.06 against the Bruins and Saturday night's 4.50 against the Devils. Steve Mason gave up the final goal of the night at the 4:26 mark of the third.
Miles Wood seals the win over Flyers 01-22-2017
Frederik Gauthier C TOR
Miles Wood scored two goals to insure the win in a 4-1 victory over the Flyers Saturday. Kyle Palmieri earned the game winning goal at the 15:51 mark of the second, but Wood provided insurance a little more than three minutes later. His second goal came at the 4:26 mark of the third. Before one gets excited, however, not that this was Wood's first goal since he sunk the only puck in a 2-1 loss to Edmonton on January 7, and in the intervening six games he has earned only one assist.
J-F Berube raises save % in win over Kings 01-22-2017
Jean-Francois Berube G NYI
Jean-Francois Berube gave up two goals on 36 shots Saturday night as the Islanders beat the Kings 4-2. This was only Berube's fourth complete game of the season. He lost his previous three and was pressed into service in two other contests that were also losing efforts. Nevertheless, he entered the game with a respectable .904 save percentage, but on the strength of this win, he now has a .916 and might be worth considering the next time a player wants to roll the dice.
Drew Doughty gets 1G. 1A in loss to Isles 01-22-2017
Drew Doughty D LA
Defenseman Drew Doughty scored one goal and an assist in the third period to briefly tie the game, but it was not enough as the Kings lost 4-2 to the Islanders Saturday. Doughty got an assist on Jeff Carter's goal 37 seconds into the third and earned his own at the 4:06 mark. The Kings were unable to maintain the momentum, however. This was Doughty' eighth goal and 17th assist, but he was unable to score any points in his last three outings.