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Toronto G Frederik Andersen blanks Flames 01-23-2017
Frederik Andersen G TOR
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen made 26 saves en route to a 4-0 shutout of the visiting Calgary Flames Monday night. Andersen turned in his gem after dropping back-to-back starts against the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators. He now has a win-loss record of 20-10-8 on the season. His goals-against average is 2.69 and his save percentage is .918. Andersen's shutout Monday was his second of the season.
Nazem Kadri scores two in Leafs' shutout win 01-23-2017
Nazem Kadri C TOR
Nazem Kadri produced two goals Monday night -- including the 100th of his career -- in the Maple Leafs' 4-0 shutout victory over the visiting Calgary Flames. Kadri's goals were his 19th and 20th of the season. Mitch Marner opened the scoring in this one with his 11th of the season at 18:59 of the first period. He also drew his 28th assist of the season on Kadri's second goal, which was scored at 2:21 of the third. Defenseman Nikita Zaitsev assisted on both Marner's goal and Kadri's second. Zaitsev assist total for the season is 18. Zach Hyman notched his seventh goal of the season during a Calgary power play in the second period. It was Hyman's second shorthanded goal of the season.
Jeff Zatkoff allows three goals on 17 shots 01-23-2017
Jeff Zatkoff G LA
Los Angeles goalie Jeff Zatkoff allowed three goals on only 17 shots during the Kings' 3-2 loss to the Rangers in New York Monday night. Zatkoff has not won since Dec. 15 (four appearances). His record is 2-7-1. His goals-against average is 2.94 and his save percentage is .881. Needless to say, he shouldn't be your fantasy goalie.
Two points for Jordan Nolan; Kings lose 3-2 01-23-2017
Jordan Nolan RW LA
Forward Jordan Nolan was in on both Los Angeles goals in the Kings' 3-2 loss to the Rangers in New York Monday night. Nolan netted his third goal of the season to nudge the Kings within a goal of the Rangers at 18:01 of the second period. He assisted on Kyle Clifford's fourth goal of the season when the Kings made it 3-2 at 19:58 of the third period. Nolan's assist was his fourth of the season.
Mats Zuccarello scores 19th in Rangers' win 01-23-2017
Mats Zuccarello RW NYR
Mats Zuccarello popped in his 19th goal of the season to help the New York Rangers edge the visiting Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Monday night. Zuccarello's goal came at 6:40 of the third period. It lifted the Rangers into a 3-1 lead. Brandon Pirri scored an unassisted goal to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead at 11:31 of the first period. It was his eighth goal of the season. Matt Puempei made it 2-0 at 13:28 of the second period.
G Henrik Lundqvist makes 36 saves in NYR win 01-23-2017
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist kicked out 36 shots to spark New York to a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Los Angeles Kings Monday night. It was Lundqvist's third consecutive win. He has allowed four goals -- and has stopped 80 shots -- in those three games. The veteran all-star has improved his win-loss record to 21-12-1. His goals-against average is down to 2.75 after a rough period before his past three games, and his save percentage is .906. You could do worse than have Lundqvist now as your fantasy goalie.
Carolina G Cam Ward has another rough outing 01-23-2017
Cam Ward G CAR
Carolina goalie Cam Ward had his second consecutive poor game Monday night as he and the Hurricanes dropped a 6-1 decision to the Capitals in Washington. Ward allowed six goals on 25 shots against the Caps. He allowed seven goals on 41 shots in his previous start, against the Pittsburgh Penguins. His record on the season is now 18-15-6. His goals-against average has bloated up to 2.63 and he has a .906 save percentage. Ward's faced two strong teams in succession but, regardless of the opposition, he isn't a great fantasy option at this point of his career.
Braden Holtby makes 25 saves in Caps' victory 01-23-2017
Braden Holtby G WAS
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby turned aside 25 of the 26 shots he faced during a 6-1 slaughter of the visiting Carolina Hurricanes Monday night. Holtby improved his season record to 23-8-4 and his goals-against average to 1.96. He has a solid save percentage of .929. Despite being pulled from goal twice during tough outings in January, Holtby is 8-0-0 on the month. He is, of course, always a smart fantasy option.
Jordan Staal scores lone goal for Hurricanes 01-23-2017
Jordan Staal C CAR
Jordan Staal scored the only goal for Carolina in the Hurricanes' 6-1 loss to the Capitals in Washington Monday night. Staal's goal gave the Canes a shortlived 1-0 lead. He scored on a power play at 4:39 of the first period. But it was all Washington after that. Staal's goal was his 10th of the season.
D Dmitry Orlov scores twice to lead Capitals 01-23-2017
Dmitry Orlov D WAS
Defenseman Dmitry Orlov scored two goals to lead the Capitals to a 6-1 rout over the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington Monday night. The Caps are on fire. Their win Monday extended their points streak to 14 games, tied for the second-longest in their history. Washington is 12-0-2 over the streak and has scored at least four goals in eight consecutive games. Orlov's goals were his third and fourth of the season. Also notching goals for the Caps Monday were Justin Williams (his 17th of the season), Evgeny Kuznetsov (seventh), T.J. Oshie (18th) and Lars Eller (seventh). Andre Burakovsky assisted on three of Washington's goals and now has 16 assists on the season.
Dmitry Orlov scores two to lead Caps over CAR 01-23-2017
Dmitry Orlov D WAS
Dmitry Orlov scored two goals to lead the Capitals to a 6-1 rout over the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington Monday night. The Caps are on fire. Their win Monday extended their points streak to 14 games, tied for the second-longest in their history. Washington is 12-0-2 over the streak and has scored at least four goals in eight consecutive games. Orlov's goals were his third and fourth of the season. Also notching goals for the Caps Monday were Justin Williams (his 17th of the season), Evgeny Kuznetsov (seventh), T.J. Oshie (18th) and Lars Eller (seventh). Andre Burakovsky assisted on three of Washington's goals and now has 16 assists on the season.
Tim Heed scratched vs. Avalanche on Monday 01-23-2017
Thomas Pock D NYI
Tim Heed will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Avalanche.

NHL.com
The 25-year-old is having a terrific season in the AHL, as he's recorded 32 points in 30 games. He made his NHL debut earlier this month, but failed to record a point in that one. Barclay Goodrow and Ryan Carpenter will also watch the game from the press box.
Josh Jooris scratched against Panthers 01-23-2017
Josh Jooris RW ARZ
Josh Jooris will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

NHL.com
This will be his second consecutive games as a healthy scratch. The 26-year-old has two goals and two assists in 25 games this season. Kevin Connauton will also watch from the press box, while Jordan Martinook is out with an injury.
Dylan McIlrath scratched vs. Arizona 01-23-2017
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Dylan McIlrath will serve as a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

NHL.com
McIlrath has one goal in six games this season. He shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar. James Reimer, who is away from the team for personal reasons, will also miss the game.
Matt Duchene (illness) won't face SJ on Mon 01-23-2017
Matt Duchene RW COL
Matt Duchene will miss Monday's game against San Jose because of an illness.

Mike Chambers on Twitter
This definitely isn't good news for the Avs, who are already struggling to find the back of the net. Duchene is considered day-to-day at this point. He leads the team with 15 goals this season.
Wild recall Christoph Bertschy from minors 01-23-2017
Christoph Bertschy C MIN
The Minnesota Wild have recalled Christoph Bertschy from the minors.

Minnesota Wild on Twitter
The 22-year-old has one assist and four penalty minutes in five games with the Wild this season. He's also added 15 points in 36 games in the AHL.
Julian Melchiori scratched vs. Ducks 01-23-2017
Julien Melchiori D WPG
Julian Melchiori will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

NHL.com
The 25-year-old has skated in four games with the Jets this season, but he still hasn't recorded a point. He has no fantasy value. Michael Hutchinson will also watch the game from the press box, as Ondrej Pavelec and Connor Hellebuyck will be the starting and backup goalie.
Sami Vatanen scratched on Monday night 01-23-2017
Sami Vatanen D ANA
Sami Vatanen will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

NHL.com
Vatanen averages over 22 minutes of ice time per game this season, but the Ducks are clearly trying to send him a message after his brutal performance against the Wild. He finished with a minus-4 rating that game.
Jonathan Bernier starts vs. Winnipeg on Mon 01-23-2017
Jonathan Bernier G ANA
Jonathan Bernier will get the nod in Monday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Tim Hiebert on Twitter
Bernier will make his second straight start because John Gibson was dealing with a minor injury, but Gibson is healthy enough to serve as the backup tonight. Bernier has a 7-4-1 record with a 2.95 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage.
Micheal Ferland scratched vs. Maple Leafs 01-23-2017
Micheal Ferland LW CAL
Micheal Ferland will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Maple Leafs.

NHL.com
Ferland missed three games with an upper-body injury earlier this month, but he managed to play in each of his team's last two games. He has five goals and six assists in 46 games this season. Jyrki Jokipakka will also watch the game from the press box.
Frank Corrado scratched on Monday night 01-23-2017
Frank Corrado D TOR
Frank Corrado will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Calgary Flames.

NHL.com
He played against the Rangers last Thursday, but that was just his second game of the 2016-17 season. It doesn't look like he's going to play much between now and the end of the season. Josh Leivo will also watch the game from the press box, while Morgan Rielly continues to miss time with an injury.
Tom Gilbert scratched on Monday night 01-23-2017
Tom Gilbert D LA
Tom Gilbert will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the New York Rangers.

NHL.com
Gilbert played 13 minutes in Los Angeles' last game, but he had been scratched in their previous 12 games. He has one goal and four assists in 18 games this season. Nic Dowd and Matt Greene will both miss the game due to injury.
Ryan Murphy scratched vs. Caps on Monday 01-23-2017
Ryan Murphy D CAR
Ryan Murphy will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against Washington.

Carolina Hurricanes on Twitter
Murphy played 12 minutes in Saturday's game against Columbus, but he'll come back out of the lineup for Noah Hanifin. Murphy has two assists and a minus-8 rating in 11 games this season. Klas Dahlbeck and Jay McClement will also serve as scratches.
Teuvo Teravainen back in lineup after scratch 01-23-2017
Teuvo Teravainen LW CAR
Teuvo Teravainen, who was a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, will be back in against the Capitals.

NHL.com
Teravainen was a minus-3 in Friday's blowout loss to the Penguins, which probably contributed to his scratching. He's expected to center the fourth line with Joakim Nordstrom and Viktor Stalberg on his wings. He has 10 goals and 24 points in 45 games this season.
Noah Hanifin will return to lineup on Monday 01-23-2017
Noah Hanifin D CAR
Noah Hanifin will return to the Hurricanes lineup on Monday, after he was made a healthy scratch against Columbus on Saturday.

NHL.com
Hanifin was a minus-3 in his last game against the Penguins, and the team decided he needed to watch a game from the press box. He's expected to be on a pairing with Matt Tennyson. The sophomore has two goals and 15 points in 45 games this season.
Henrik Lundqvist starts vs. LAK on Monday 01-23-2017
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR
Henrik Lundqvist will get the start in Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Steve Zipay on Twitter
Lundqvist is coming off a 21-save performance in a 1-0 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. After going through a rough stretch, Lundqvist has now rattled off back-to-back wins and he's given up just two goals during that stretch. He owns a 20-12-1 record with a 2.77 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage.
Detroit calls up Drew Miller 01-23-2017
Drew Miller LW DET
Drew Miller is back up with the Detroit Red Wings.

Ansar Khan on Twitter
He cleared waivers Monday and was assigned to the minors, but injuries to Thomas Vanek, Dylan Larkin and Steve Ott could place him in the lineup on Tuesday night.
Jeff Zatkoff starts vs. NYR on Monday night 01-23-2017
Jeff Zatkoff G LA
Jeff Zatkoff will get the start in Monday's game against the New York Rangers.

Jon Rosen on Twitter
Zatkoff hasn't won since Dec. 15 (three appearances). He has 2-6-1 record with a 2.93 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage in 2016-17.
J.T. Miller will play at center on Monday 01-23-2017
J.T. Miller LW NYR
With Kevin Hayes injured, the Rangers will have to move bodies around on Monday night.

Sean Hartnett on Twitter
The most notable change will be J.T. Miller shifting to center to play between Michael Grabner and Jimmy Vesey. Miller scored the only goal in a 1-0 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. He has 34 points in 47 games this season.
Tomas Hertl (knee) out Monday and Tuesday 01-23-2017
Tomas Hertl LW SJ
Tomas Hertl (knee) will not play on Monday night versus Colorado.

San Jose Mercury News
He is with the Sharks on their road trip, which is encouraging, but he isn't expected to play Tuesday either.
Lawson Crouse set to play against Panthers 01-23-2017
Lawson Crouse LW ARZ
Lawson Crouse will play against the Florida Panthers on Monday night for the first time.

Jerry Brown for NHL.com
Florida selected Crouse with the 11th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and traded him to Arizona this past summer. "I'd say it's been marked on the calendar for a long time," Crouse said. "That trade caught me a little by surprise, but I'm here now and loving it, so hopefully we put together a great game and show them what we've got." He is projected to skate with Peter Holland and Ryan White on the fourth line.
Roberto Luongo starts against Arizona 01-23-2017
Roberto Luongo G FLA
Roberto Luongo will get the start in Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

David Dwork on Twitter
Luongo will enter tonight's game on a three-game losing streak. He has a 13-13-5 record with a 2.44 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage in 2016-17.
Ondrej Pavelec will start on Monday night 01-23-2017
Ondrej Pavelec G WPG
Ondrej Pavelec will be between the pipes for Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Ken Wiebe on Twitter
Despite giving up three goals in each of his first two starts, he still came up on the winning end of each game. He'll enter tonight's game with a 3.02 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage in 2016-17.
Frederik Andersen will start vs. CGY 01-23-2017
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Frederik Andersen will get the nod in Monday's game against the Calgary Flames.

Terry Koshan on Twitter
Andersen has dropped back-to-back starts to the Rangers and Senators. He has a 19-10-8 record with a 2.69 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage in 2016-17.
James van Riemsdyk has a 10-game point streak 01-23-2017
James van Riemsdyk LW TOR
James van Riemsdyk is riding a 10-game point streak.

Dave McCarthy for NHL.com
He has compiled three goals and 11 assists for 14 points during that span. JVR has recorded 16 goals and 38 points in 44 matches this season.
Cam Ward looks to rebound vs. Capitals 01-23-2017
Cam Ward G CAR
Cam Ward will look to rebound in Monday's game against the Washington Capitals.

Mike Maniscalco on Twitter
Ward allowed seven goals on 41 shots in his last start against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Stopping the red-hot Capitals won't be an easy task either. He has an 18-14-6 record with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage in 2016-17.
Elias Lindholm set to play with Aho, Staal 01-23-2017
Elias Lindholm RW CAR
Elias Lindholm is projected to skate with Sebastian Aho and Jordan Staal on Monday night versus Washington.

Katie Brown for NHL.com
Lindholm has racked up 10 points in his last nine appearances. He missed some time due to an upper-body injury when he was starting to heat up, but he hasn't missed a beat since he returned with six points in six matches.
Conor Sheary receives 1st star of the week 01-23-2017
Conor Sheary LW PIT
Conor Sheary has been chosen as the first star of the week.

NHL.com
He racked up six goals and nine points in four games during the period ending Jan. 22 to receive the honor. Sheary registered two-goal outings on three occasions and he posted a pair of three-point efforts during a four-game point streak. He has 17 markers and 17 assists in 39 games this year.
Thomas Greiss captures 2nd star of the week 01-23-2017
Thomas Greiss G NYI
Thomas Greiss has been selected as the second star of the week.

NHL.com
The Islanders netminder posted a 2-0-1 record with a 0.98 goals-against average, a .971 save percentage and two shutouts. Greiss blanked Boston and Dallas on 55 combined shots before allowing three goals on 47 shots to Philadelphia in a 3-2 overtime loss.
T.J. Oshie earns 3rd star of the week 01-23-2017
T.J. Oshie RW WAS
T.J. Oshie has been named the third star of the week.

NHL.com
He notched three goals and three assists in three games. Oshie recorded a goal in each outing during his three-game point streak. He has 17 goals and 31 points in 38 matches this year.
Senators ink Zack Smith to 4-year extension 01-23-2017
Zack Smith LW OTT
Zack Smith has inked a four-year extension with the Ottawa Senators.

Ottawa Senators
The contract has an annual average value of $3.25 million, which he will earn each year starting in 2017-18. Smith would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the season.
Freddie Hamilton in, Ferland out Monday 01-23-2017
Freddie Hamilton C CAL
Freddie Hamilton will get back into the lineup on Monday night.

Calgary Herald
He will skate on the fourth line with Lance Bouma and Matt Stajan, which will make Michael Ferland a healthy scratch.
Johnny Gaudreau back on a line with Monahan 01-23-2017
Johnny Gaudreau LW CAL
Johnny Gaudreau will be reunited with Sean Monahan on Monday night against Toronto.

Calgary Herald
The duo will be joined by Alex Chiasson. Gaudreau hasn't scored a goal for nine games and he has three assists during that time. Perhaps skating alongside Monahan, who has been red hot lately, can get Gaudreau back on track.
Wings assign Drew Miller to AHL club 01-23-2017
Drew Miller LW DET
Drew Miller has been sent to the minors.

Detroit Free Press
If Detroit Steve Ott is unavailable for Tuesday night then Miller might be recalled. He was placed on waivers Sunday and cleared Monday.
Steve Ott questionable for Tuesday 01-23-2017
Steve Ott LW DET
Steve Ott (shoulder) is questionable for Tuesday night.

Detroit Free Press
He has been sidelined since Jan. 12. Ott took part in Monday's practice, but he isn't sure if he will be ready to play.
Tomas Jurco will play Tuesday vs. Boston 01-23-2017
Tomas Jurco LW DET
Tomas Jurco will get back in the lineup on Tuesday against Boston.

Detroit Free Press
He has been scratched for the last nine contests and has no points in 11 games this season. Jurco will get a chance to play because of injuries to Thomas Vanek and Dylan Larkin.
Thomas Vanek (LBI) is out Tuesday night 01-23-2017
Thomas Vanek LW DET
Thomas Vanek (lower body) will not play on Tuesday night.

Detroit Free Press
He is listed as day-to-day and hasn't been ruled out for Wednesday's game versus Toronto. Vanek was hit in the groin area by a puck on Sunday.
Martin Jones starts Monday vs. Avalanche 01-23-2017
Martin Jones G SJ
Martin Jones will get the nod in Monday's game against Colorado.

San Jose Mercury News
He stopped 31 shots in a 3-2 overtime win over the Avalanche on Saturday. Jones has won each of his last three starts, while surrendering just two goals against each time. He has 24 victories in 40 games this season along with a 2.24 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Timo Meier back from UBI Monday night 01-23-2017
Timo Meier RW SJ
Timo Meier (upper body) will return to the lineup on Monday night.

San Jose Mercury News
He has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury. Meier is projected to play on the fourth line with Tommy Wingels and Melker Karlsson.
Jamie Benn slated to play Tuesday night 01-23-2017
Jamie Benn LW DAL
Jamie Benn (broken nose) is expected to play Tuesday against Minnesota.

Dallas Stars on Twitter
He suffered a broken nose against Washington on Saturday, but stayed in the game. Benn scored his 12th goal of the season in the contest and he had six shots in 19:32 of ice time.
Jordan Martinook (UBI) won't play Monday 01-23-2017
Jordan Martinook LW ARZ
Jordan Martinook (upper body) won't play Monday night.

Sarah McLellan on Twitter
Coach Dave Tippett hopes to have Martinook back at practice on Tuesday. This will be the fifth game he has missed in the past eight.
Coyotes to play Mike Smith against Panthers 01-23-2017
Mike Smith G ARZ
Mike Smith will start Monday's match versus Florida.

Dave Vest on Twitter
He blocked 45 shots in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday. He has a 9-13-5 record this season with a 2.99 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
Calvin Pickard to play Wednesday night 01-23-2017
Calvin Pickard G COL
Calvin Pickard will tend to Colorado's cage on Wednesday versus Vancouver.

Colorado Avalanche on Twitter
Spencer Martin will start for a second straight game on Monday night, but Colorado will go back to Pickard in the team's last game before the All-Star break. Pickard has turned aside 69 of the last 72 shots he has faced in his past two outings.
Spencer Martin to face the Sharks again Mon. 01-23-2017
Spencer Martin G COL
Spencer Martin will be in the crease for Colorado again on Monday night.

Colorado Avalanche on Twitter
He will get another crack at the Sharks after he dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to San Jose on Saturday during his NHL debut. Martin stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced in the contest.
Jaden Schwartz should play Tuesday 01-23-2017
Jaden Schwartz LW STL
Jaden Schwartz skipped Monday's practice for maintenance, but coach Ken Hitchcock said he will play on Tuesday night.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
He was limping a bit after a puck hit him on Saturday versus Winnipeg, which could have been the issue. Schwartz has generated one goal and seven assists in the last seven games.
Jay Bouwmeester expected to play Tuesday 01-23-2017
Jay Bouwmeester D STL
Jay Bouwmeester is expected to be back in the Blues' lineup on Tuesday.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
He didn't play Saturday because of an injury and skipped Monday's skate for maintenance, but coach Ken Hitchcock said Bouwmeester would play against Pittsburgh.
Dmitry Kulikov (back) returns to practice 01-23-2017
Dmitry Kulikov D BUF
Dmitry Kulikov (back) participated in his first full practice in nearly a month on Monday.

Buffalo News
"We'll see how he responds from that, but it bodes well for seeing him sometime this week," coach Dan Bylsma said. Kulikov has been sidelined since Dec. 27 because of a lingering back issue.
Patrik Laine might be back on Tuesday 01-23-2017
Tyler Parsons G CAL
Patrik Laine (concussion) could be back as soon as Tuesday night.

Winnipeg Sun
Coach Paul Maurice called him an "option" to play against San Jose. "He feels really good," Maurice said. "So he's been banging on the door a little bit here. He's feeling strong, feeling ready. We needed to push him as hard as we did (Sunday) just to clear up any concerns that we would have. He's very, very close." Laine did some extra skating after Monday's optional session as he prepares to return from a concussion.
Andrew Copp moves up to top line 01-23-2017
Andrew Copp C WPG
Andrew Copp will start Monday's game on the same line as Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers.

Winnipeg Sun
Coach Paul Maurice said that Nic Petan could see some time on the top line too. Copp has five goals and three assists in 36 games this year.
Braden Holtby to start Monday vs. Hurricanes 01-23-2017
Braden Holtby G WAS
Braden Holtby will start Monday's match against Carolina.

Washington Post
In nine appearances this month, Holtby has a 7-0-0 record with a 1.90 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage despite being pulled twice. He has 22 wins in 36 games this season.
Carlson unlikely to play before ASG break 01-23-2017
John Carlson D WAS
John Carlson (lower body) is unlikely to play before the All-Star break.

Washington Post
"He's progressing pretty well," coach Barry Trotz said. "At this point, just because of the lack of practice time, we're probably going to probably hold him out until the All-Star break just because we're not giving him any ice time. But he is progressing. I'd probably say that's probably where we're headed. He's doing well." Trotz added that Carlson won't play Monday or Tuesday and he doesn't expect the team's top defender to play Thursday either even though there is a "slight possibility" that he plays in New Jersey.
Cory Schneider (illness) likely to play Tues. 01-23-2017
Cory Schneider G NJ
Cory Schneider (illness) is likely to get back into the crease on Tuesday night.

Andrew Gross on Twitter
He is feeling much better and eating again, so he appears to be putting his stomach illness behind him. Schneider has served as New Jersey's backup for the last two games because of the illness.
Beau Bennett out Tuesday with LBI 01-23-2017
Beau Bennett RW NJ
Beau Bennett (lower body) won't play Tuesday night.

Andrew Gross on Twitter
He didn't take part in Monday's practice and he has been ruled out of New Jersey's game versus Los Angeles. Bennett has three goals and seven assists in 40 games this season.
Andy Greene's recovery has stalled 01-23-2017
Andy Greene D NJ
Andy Greene's recovery from an arm injury has stalled, according to coach John Hynes.

Andrew Gross on Twitter
He hasn't suffered a setback, though. Greene has missed the last nine games. He skated before practice on Monday and won't play Tuesday versus Los Angeles.
Jake Allen will get the nod vs. Wild Thursday 01-23-2017
Jake Allen G STL
Jake Allen will start Thursday's game against Minnesota.

Jeremy Rutherford on Twitter
He is projected to be scratched on Tuesday versus Pittsburgh when Carter Hutton starts and Pheonix Copley dresses as the backup. Allen hasn't played since Jan. 19 against Washington after he was pulled for a third straight game.
Hutton starts Tuesday, Allen to play Thursday 01-23-2017
Carter Hutton G STL
Carter Hutton will get the call for Tuesday's game versus Pittsburgh.

Jeremy Rutherford on Twitter
Pheonix Copley is slated to back him up. The Blues plan to start Jake Allen versus Minnesota on Thursday. Copley will serve as the understudy for that game as well. Adjust your goaltending accordingly.
Tyson Barrie won't play against Sharks 01-23-2017
Tyson Barrie D COL
Tyson Barrie (lower body) won't be in the lineup Monday against San Jose.

Mike Chambers on Twitter
The offensive defender didn't play on Saturday either because of a lower-body injury.
Rene Bourque (LBI) will miss Monday's game 01-23-2017
Rene Bourque RW COL
Rene Bourque (lower body) won't play Monday night.

Mike Chambers on Twitter
This will be the second game in a row he has missed with a lower-body injury.
Radek Faksa (LBI) will miss next two contests 01-23-2017
Radek Faksa C DAL
Radek Faksa (lower body) will miss at least the next two games.

Mark Stepneski on Twitter
The Stars will see how Faksa feels after the All-Star break after he suffered a lower-body injury on Saturday.
Tyler Seguin (illness) questionable for Tues. 01-23-2017
Tyler Seguin C DAL
Tyler Seguin is dealing with an illness.

Mark Stepneski on Twitter
He is listed as questionable for Tuesday's match against Minnesota as a result. Seguin has accounted for 16 goals and 45 points in 48 games this season.
Tuukka Rask stays off the ice Monday 01-23-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Tuukka Rask (migraine) didn't take part in Monday's practice.

CSN New England
He underwent some tests after a migraine issue took him out of Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. The Bruins had an emergency goalie and Zane McIntyre as the netminders during Monday's session. He still could be available for Tuesday night's game, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Matt Puempel set to return to lineup Monday 01-23-2017
Matthew Puempel LW NYR
Matt Puempel is expected to be back in the lineup on Monday night.

New York Newsday
He was scratched Sunday after he received clearance to return from a concussion. Puempel will serve as an injury replacement for Kevin Hayes.
Kevin Hayes to miss 2-3 weeks due to LBI 01-23-2017
Kevin Hayes C NYR
Kevin Hayes will be out of action for two-to-three weeks with a lower-body injury.

New York Newsday
He was injured in Sunday's game against Detroit after he was involved in a knee-on-knee collision. Hayes is expected to miss at least the next five games as a result of the ailment.
Alex Galchenyuk (knee) will sit on Tuesday 01-23-2017
Alex Galchenyuk LW MON
Alex Galchenyuk will sit out Tuesday's game versus Calgary after re-injuring his knee.

John Lu on Twitter
Coach Michel Therrien said Galchenyuk "lightly injured" himself near the end of Saturday's game versus Buffalo. He didn't practice Monday and is listed as day-to-day, but the ailment is believed to be minor.
Brodeur, Blues have faith in Jake Allen 01-23-2017
Jake Allen G STL
Blues assistant GM and goalie legend Martin Brodeur has faith that Jake Allen will turn it around.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"If anybody knew what to do, he would be out of it in a heartbeat," said Brodeur. "He's the one that's got to figure it out. He understands that. We have total faith that he'll get it back and he'll be better because of it. But right now, they're hard times." Allen is expected to be back at Monday's practice after he was given some time away to reset and refresh. Brodeur wants Allen to play fearless and get back in the habit of playing with confidence. If he gets back in the crease Tuesday then he will face a tough matchup against Pittsburgh.
Brian Elliott will face Toronto Monday night 01-23-2017
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Brian Elliott will be in goal for Monday's game versus Toronto.

Pat Steinberg on Twitter
Chad Johnson has seen the bulk of the starts this month and will probably get the nod at Montreal on Tuesday night. Elliott has an 8-11-2 record with a 2.87 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage this season.
Ryan Ellis earns two assists Sunday vs. MIN 01-23-2017
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Ryan Ellis contributed two assists in Sunday's 4-2 win over Minnesota. He has generated three goals and two helpers during a three-game point streak. Ellis has reached at least the 20-point mark in each of his last four seasons.
James Neal scores second goal in three games 01-23-2017
James Neal RW NAS
James Neal posted five shots and scored a goal in Sunday's 4-2 win against Minnesota.

The Nashville Tennessean
He has produced two goals in the past three games after going seven games without one. Despite injuries and slumps, Neal leads the Predators with 16 goals in 38 appearances this season.
Jason Pominville has 9 points in past 9 game 01-23-2017
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Jason Pominville scored a goal in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Nashville.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
He gave the Wild a 2-0 lead going into the second period, but the Predators rallied in the third to hand Minnesota the loss. Pominville has registered one goal and four assists over a three-game point streak. He has collected nine points in the last nine games.
Kurtis Gabriel returns to the minors 01-23-2017
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Kurtis Gabriel has been assigned to the minors.

Michael Russo on Twitter
He logged just 5:10 of ice time on Sunday after he got to play against Nashville because Mikko Koivu was suffering from an illness.
Tyson Barrie (LBI) uncertain for Monday 01-23-2017
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Tyson Barrie (lower body) didn't play Saturday and his status is uncertain for Monday night.

Denver Post
He is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Colorado didn't practice Sunday, so an update on his status was not provided.
Rene Bourque day-to-day with LBI 01-23-2017
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Rene Bourque is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Denver Post
There wasn't an update on his status after he missed Saturday's game because Colorado didn't practice Sunday. It's unclear if he will be ready to play on Monday night at this time.
Marian Hossa has a three-game point streak 01-23-2017
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Marian Hossa extended his point streak to three straight games on Sunday night.

Chicago Tribune
He scored an empty-net goal against Vancouver to give him two markers and three assists in his past three outings. Hossa has 18 goals and 30 points in 43 matches this campaign after he scored just 33 points in 64 contests last year.
John Carlson (LBI) will not return Monday 01-23-2017
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John Carlson (lower body) will not be in the lineup Monday night.

Tom Gulitti on Twitter
It will mark his fourth straight game on the sidelines with a lower-body injury. Carlson also said that it won't be his decision if he plays on Tuesday. Carlson skated on Monday morning and did some work with the second power-play unit, so he appears to be making progress.
Morgan Rielly (LBI) won't play Monday vs. CGY 01-23-2017
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Morgan Rielly (lower body) will not play Monday against Calgary.

Chris Johnston on Twitter
He skated on his own in the morning, but will sit for a third straight game because of a lower-body injury. The Leafs play again on Wednesday and Thursday before heading into the All-Star break, but Rielly's status for those contests remains uncertain at this time.
Richard Panik records two points Sunday 01-23-2017
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Richard Panik had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over Vancouver.

Chicago Tribune
His 11th marker of the season opened the scoring and his ninth assist helped snap a six-game goalless slump for Jonathan Toews. Panik also had three shots, two hits and two blocks in the contest.
Nazem Kadri on pace for new career highs 01-23-2017
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Nazem Kadri is on pace to top 30 goals this season.

Toronto Sun
That's impressive considering he has hit the 20-goal mark once in his career. Kadri already has 18 goals and 31 points in 44 matches. "The one thing I've learned is, it's not about the power of the shot, necessarily. It's about the quickness," he said. "I've been really just trying to get the puck on and off my stick as quickly as possible, especially in tight, and trying to elevate the puck because goalies are just so good athletically." Kadri usually takes on the assignment of shutting down the best lines of the opposition, but that hasn't prevented him from being involved offensively. He has been red hot this month with five goals and five assists in the last nine contests.
Matt Puempel off of injured reserve 01-23-2017
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Matt Puempel (concussion) has been taken off injured reserve.

CapFriendly
He has received the green light to play again, but he sat as a scratch on Sunday against Detroit. Puempel has been out of action since Dec. 31 due to a concussion.
Nathan Beaulieu will need a new contract 01-23-2017
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Nathan Beaulieu can become a restricted free agent after the 2016-17 season.

Montreal Gazette
"I knew it was a big year for me," Beaulieu said. "I just wanted to go in full steam and not let opportunities pass me. The biggest thing is that now I feel that I got the ball rolling, it's just important to keep it going. Not to get comfortable and not to sit back." He has averaged 20:10 of ice time per game and he has collected 17 points in just 42 contests. The 24-year-old defender picked a fine time to have his best NHL season.
Dylan Larkin (UBI) out for next two games 01-23-2017
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Dylan Larkin will sit out Detroit's next two games due to an upper-body injury.

Ansar Khan on Twitter
The Red Wings will re-evaluate his status after the All-Star break. Larkin has registered 12 goals and 18 points in 47 games during his sophomore season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Yandle has been a 'terrific' fit for Florida 01-23-2017
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Keith Yandle leads Florida's defensemen with 20 assists and 23 points this season.

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"He's fit in terrific," said Panthers GM and interim coach Tom Rowe. "He's such a positive influence on our young guys and in our locker room in general. We targeted him as our No. 1 free agent signing [because we] thought he'd really complement our forwards." Unfortunately, injuries to top forwards on the team have hurt his fantasy value, but he still has done well considering the circumstances.
Andre Burakovsky heating up 01-23-2017
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Andre Burakovsky has four goals and seven points in his last five games.

Washington Post
He has been playing with Brent Connolly and Lars Eller and the trio have been playing well together. "That line is really coming," coach Barry Trotz said. "They're producing. They make it really convenient for me at times when they're going the way they are right now, that I can get away from matchups even on the road with the [Jay] Beagle line, the Eller line. What it does also is drive the other guys. They're used to getting X amount of minutes, and it gives me the opportunity to go, 'No, you're not getting them unless you pick up the pace a little bit.' They deserve to get more ice time. They've produced chances and they're working hard and they're getting results." Burakovsky has nine goals and 22 points in 43 games and is a plus-eight to boot. He has some value in deeper pools thanks to his recent hot streak.
Tomas Jurco waiting for his next chance 01-23-2017
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Tomas Jurco has been a healthy scratch for the last nine games.

Detroit News
He has appeared in just 11 games this season with the Red Wings and he doesn't have a point, but Detroit still likes his potential. That is why Drew Miller was put on waivers Sunday and not Jurco. He could get a chance to play after Thomas Vanek was injured in Sunday's contest.
Alexander Edler may have been injured Sunday 01-23-2017
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Alexander Edler may have injured his hand or wrist Sunday.

Vancouver Province
There was no update after the game. Edler is having a poor fantasy season with only one goal and nine points in 34 games so if he is on your fantasy roster, he better be a friend or a relative of yours.
B. Gionta on pace for best year with Sabres 01-23-2017
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Brian Gionta got his 10th goal of the season Saturday against Montreal.

Buffalo News
He is on pace for 18 goals this campaign after he had 12 last year and 13 during his first season with the Sabres. Gionta has registered three points in the last three games to give him 22 points through 46 contests.
Troy Stecher scores his second of the season 01-23-2017
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Troy Stecher scored his second goal of the season Sunday.

Vancouver Province
It was on the power play. Stecher has 14 points in 39 games this season. Stecher has been quarterbacking the Canucks power play and if you are looking for a blueliner in deeper pools, Stecher could be your man.
Ryan Carpenter trying to stay in the NHL 01-23-2017
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Ryan Carpenter is trying to stay in the NHL with the Sharks.

San Jose Mercury News
Carpenter was recalled last week as the Sharks had a slew of injuries up front. He has been playing the fourth line and has picked up a couple of points in three games since getting back into the lineup. The Sharks should get Timo Meier, Tomas Hertl and Micheal Haley in the short term and that could force the Sharks into returning him to the minors.
David Backes back on the wing 01-23-2017
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David Backes skated at right wing on Sunday, but he was on the third line.

Boston Globe
He played against Pittsburgh alongside Riley Nash and Ryan Spooner. "Backs, to me, has been a stronger player on the wing," said coach Claude Julien before the game. "We did get him here to help us at center. He can. He did a good job of it at the beginning of the year when Bergeron was out." Backes has played up and down Boston's top three lines this season, while seeing time on the wing and at center.
Tuukka Rask likely to be back on Tuesday 01-23-2017
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It sounds like Tuukka Rask (migraine) will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Boston Globe
He had to leave Sunday's game versus Pittsburgh after experiencing a migraine, but he was feeling better later in the contest. "It starts with seeing lights a little bit," said Rask. "Then it got bad really quickly. Same thing. It lasted half an hour. I got my vision back with a couple minutes played in the third period. But 3-1, 4-1 quickly, so ...." He went through a similar issues back on March 28, 2015 when he pulled himself from a game, but he was back in net a night later.
Penguins flying without Kris Letang 01-23-2017
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are 12-2-2 when Kris Letang is not in the lineup.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Letang is by far the Penguins best defenseman but they seem to be playing just fine without him. He has missed the last four games with a knee injury and his return date is unknown at this time. "[Letang] is not only a very unique, but world-class, player," defenseman Ian Cole said. "Everyone needs to step up when he's not here, take some of his minutes, take a larger chunk of the responsibility." He has four goals and 23 points in 30 games this season and is a must-start when playing.
Jakub Voracek back with Giroux 01-23-2017
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Jakub Voracek was back on a line with Claude Giroux Sunday.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
The duo have been a strength of the Flyers over the past few years but coach Dave Hakstol has split them up from time-to-time this season to get some balanced scoring. Voracek has 42 points including 13 goals in 48 games this season as he has had a bounce back season after last year scoring only 55 in 73 games.
Ivan Provorov scores his fourth of the season 01-23-2017
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Ivan Provorov's fourth goal of the season in the third period sent Sunday's game into overtime.

CSN Philadelphia
Provorov banked his goal in off Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech. "I came off the bench and I saw [Brayden Schenn] was going into the zone, so I took a few hard strides, got the puck from him and I saw it was kind of an odd-man situation," Provorov said. "I held on to the puck a little bit, saw T.K. going backdoor, passed it there and it went off their D skate." Provorov is one of the top rookies this season and be aware of him next season when it comes time to draft.
Claude Giroux scores game winner 01-23-2017
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Claude Giroux broke a 12 game goal scoring slump with the overtime winner Sunday.

CSN Philadelphia
The center scored for the first time in over a month as his last goal was on December 21. Giroux is up to 39 points this season and it appears that his days of being an elite top-10 scorer may be nearing its end.
Ryan Strome benched in the third 01-23-2017
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Ryan Strome was benched in the third period for 'poor defense'.

New York Newsday
Interim head coach Doug Weight was not happy with the lack of effort that Strome gave on Ivan Provorov's tying goal in the third and benched him for the next three shifts at even strength before he was put on the ice for a power play. "He had a chance to shoot there and he didn't. That's human error; you can live with that," Weight said. "I was more upset with the track [defensively]. It's a play you've got to make, get to the middle, protect that good ice. Stromie knows. He sat a couple shifts and went out for the power play, and we should've had one there."
Nic Dowd doesn't skate in practice 01-23-2017
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Nic Dowd (lower body) did not skate in practice Sunday.

LAKingsInsider
Coach Darryl Sutter said he was day-to-day and was 'enjoying New York' where the Kings are on their road trip. Dowd has four goals and 16 points with a minus-12 rating so his fantasy value is negligible.
Tyler Toffoli skates at the end of practice 01-23-2017
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Tyler Toffoli (lower body) skated at the end of practice Sunday.

LAKingsInsider
The forward will not play before the All-Star break but the Kings are hopeful that he can return shortly thereafter. He has eight goals and 20 points in 32 games this season.
Jordan Eberle sad not to face Flames again 01-23-2017
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Jordan Eberle has to be upset that the Oilers and Flames will not meet again in the regular season this year.

Edmonton Sun
Eberle has had a tough go of things this season with only 11 goals and 32 points which included an 18 game goalless drought. But he was terrific against the Flames with four goals and seven points in four contests. Eberle has six points in his last four games and seems to be breaking out of his slump.
Zach Werenski takes shot off ankle 01-23-2017
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Zach Werenski took an Erik Karlsson shot off his ankle Sunday.

Columbus Dispatch
Werenski went to the dressing room where the medical staff examined him and told him the ankle wasn't broken. Werenski returned to the game but needed three shifts for the feeling in his ankle to return. The first three shifts back, I couldn't even feel it," Werenski said. "I had no power on my right side. It was numb the whole time, which is probably a good thing." Werenski is having a great season with seven goals and 27 points. Not too bad for a 19-year-old defenseman.
Carolina scores on the pp Saturday 01-23-2017
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Sebastian Aho's goal on the power play Saturday was the Hurricanes first in eight games.

Raleigh News & Observer
The Hurricanes are obviously struggling with the man-advantage but Aho could be a fixture on the power play in the years to come. The 19-year-old rookie has 12 goals and 25 points this season in 46 games but gets lost in the race for the Calder with so many outstanding first year players. Don't forget about him next season when drafting.
Sean Monahan's goal streak reaches five games 01-23-2017
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Sean Monahan's shorthanded goal Saturday gave him goals in five straight games.

Calgary Sun
The talented center will go for six in a row in his native Toronto as the Flames are on the road Monday. Monahan has 15 goals and 30 points this season in 49 games and will have to pick up the pace if he wants to get to the 60-point mark for the third consecutive season. The 22-year-old is worth owning in most pools despite the slump he has endured for most of the season.
John Gibson has no problem at practice Sunday 01-23-2017
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John Gibson (upper body) looked to be fine at practice Sunday.

Orange County Register
Gibson left Saturday's game in the first period when the puck caught him high and he did not return. The Ducks did not find the need to recall Jhonas Enroth from the minors so Gibson will be at least good enough to back up on Monday, if not start the game against the Jets. Gibson is 19-10-8 with a 2.27 GAA and a .921 save percentage. He is a must start when between the pipes in your fantasy league.
01-23-2017
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Scott Wilson returned to action on Sunday January 22.