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Fehr, Oleksy out vs Lightning on Saturday 12-10-2016
Eric Fehr RW PIT
Eric Fehr and Steve Oleksy will be scratched against the Lightning on Saturday.

Corey Long
this will be Fehr's second straight game on the pine. He has five points with 19 blocks and 33 hits in 26 games so far this season. Unfortunately, neither player boast any fantasy value.
Thornton tags in for Malgin vs Canucks on Sat 12-10-2016
Shawn Thornton RW FLA
Shawn Thornton will tag in for Denis Malgin against the Canucks on Saturday.

Alain Poupart
It'll be the veteran pugilist's seventh game of the season. He's at one or fewer across nearly all stats, so we wouldn't expect that to change tonight. Even if Derek Dorsett and Alex Burrows are on the other team.
Ryan Miller skates on Saturday 12-10-2016
Ryan Miller G VAN
Ryan Miller skated on Saturday, though he's still considered day-to-day with an ankle injury.

Alain Poupart
The Canucks called up Thatcher Demko to replace him, so we'd expect the veteran netminder out for a lest a couple of games. But hopefully that's all it'll be.
Scott Mayfield scratched vs Columbus on Sat 12-10-2016
Scott Mayfield D NYI
Scott Mayfield will be scratched against Columbus on Saturday.

Craig Merz
Mayfield has been a boon for any deep poolie, scoring three points with 17 PIMs in just three games thus far. We wouldn't expect much more but might as well ride the wave.
Strome tags in for Beauvillier vs CBJ on Sat 12-10-2016
Ryan Strome RW NYI
Ryan Strome will tag in for Anthony Beauvillier against Columbus on Saturday.

Craig Merz
Strome has but just six points through 23 games this season. Since scoring 50 points in his sophomore season in 2014-15, the 23-year-old has posted just 34 in the 94 games since.
Bjorkstrand to play again vs Islanders on Sat 12-10-2016
Oliver Bjorkstrand RW CLB
Oliver Bjorkstrand will play in place once again for Nick Foligno on Saturday against the Islanders.

Craig Merz
The youngster is still searching for his first points of the season. For his career he's up to four goals and eight points in 16 games.
Nick Foligno out again, Saturday vs Islanders 12-10-2016
Nick Foligno RW CLB
Nick Foligno will miss another game with illness on Saturday when the Blue Jackets take on the Islanders.

Craig Merz
Oliver Bjorkstrand will take his place once again. Foligno is still considered day-to-day, for now.
Heinen to skate on second line vs Toronto 12-10-2016
Vincent LoVerde D LA
Danton Heinen will skate on Boston's second line when they take on Toronto on Saturday.

Matt Kalman
Henien, who has 13 points in 13 games with AHL Providence, will skate to the left of David Krejci and David Backes. The youngster may not have a point for Boston in seven games, but it would seem he's well-positioned to change that.
Carrick, Corrado out vs Boston on Saturday 12-10-2016
Connor Carrick D TOR
Connor Carrick and Frank Corrado will be scratched against Boston on Saturday.

Matt Kalman
Through 22 games this season, Carrick has posted three points with 21 hits, 24 PIMs and 27 blocks. He's also played just once since Nov. 30th, suggesting he's losing his spot on the blue line.
Toews may or may not join team to New York 12-10-2016
Jonathan Toews C CHI
Coach Joel Quenneville wasn't sure if captain Jonathan Toews will join Chicago on their trip to New York.

Tracey Myers on Twitter
Coach Q noted that he'll have to see Toews skate before making a decision, which will likely come on Sunday. Chicago will play the Rangers on Tuesday, the Islanders on Thursday, and will be in St. Louis on Saturday. We'll keep you posted.
Blue Jackets continue with Bobrovsky vs Isles 12-10-2016
Sergei Bobrovsky G CLB
The Columbus Blue Jackets will continue with Sergei Bobrovsky against the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Mark Scheig on Twitter
Bobrovsky has seen the Islanders more than any other team, which can be credited to beginning his career with the Flyers. He's 11-4 with a just 34 goals against and a .928 save percentage.
Coyotes continue with Smith on Sat vs Preds 12-10-2016
Mike Smith G ARZ
The Coyotes will continue with Mike Smith in net on Saturday against the Predators.

NHL.com
Through 12 games this season he's been rather resistant towards simply losing. He's 4-3-4 with a 2.70 GAA and a .926 save percentage. Depending on your needs this weekend, this could be a classic trap-game or one to avoid.
Lightning put Vasilevskiy in net vs Penguins 12-10-2016
Andrei Vasilevskiy G TB
The Tampa Bay Lightning will put Andrei Vasilevskiy in net against the Penguins on Saturday night.

Bryan Burns on Twitter
Suddenly the young netminder has allowed 10 of his 22 goals against in the last three games, but he suffered just one loss over that span because one contest was a relief appearance and the other he was pulled from. For the season, he's been pretty excellent, while posting a 6-2-1 record with a 2.27 GAA and .927 save percentage.
Matt Murray will face Tampa Bay on Saturday 12-10-2016
Matt Murray G PIT
Matt Murray will face Tampa Bay on Saturday.

PensInsideScoop on Twitter
Surprisingly, this is Murray's first game against the Lightning in his young career. Murray has posted a 10-3 mark in 14 games with just 22 goals against on the road in his career thus far.
Luongo in net vs former Canucks club on Sat 12-10-2016
Roberto Luongo G FLA
Roberto Luongo will be in net to face his most previous club, the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Steve Goldstein on Twitter
Bobby Lu is 2-1-2 in five games against the Canucks since coming back to the Panthers during the 2013-14 season. He's allowed 13 goals against in that span, with three games with at least three goals against as well. Albeit, none were this particular season's Canucks.
Jacob Markstrom in net Sat vs Panthers 12-10-2016
Jacob Markstrom G VAN
The Canucks have tabbed Jacob Markstrom to be their netminder against the Panthers on Saturday.

Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
The former draft pick of the Florida Panthers is 1-0-1 against his former club with two goals against on 28 combined shots. Not much of a sample size, but who among us doesn't want to prove our worth against a former club?
Brayden Schenn nets second career hat trick 12-10-2016
Brayden Schenn RW PHI
He did it again, Brayden Schenn collected his second career hat trick during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Stars. All three markers came on the power play as well. He's now up to seven goals with six coming with the extra-man. Schenn is also now up to 13 power play points, with 19 overall.
Simmonds nets helper, and 15 PIMs vs Stars 12-10-2016
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI
Wayne Simmonds picked up a helper plus another 15 PIMs during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Stars. The Flyers' power forward extraordinaire is now up to 12 helpers and 27 points along with 42 PIMs. We all know how valuable Simmonds is to fantasy, and this is just another prime example of just how much.
Claude Giroux extends point streak to five 12-10-2016
Claude Giroux C PHI
Claude Giroux collected his 20th assist of the season during Saturday's 4-2 in over the Stars on Saturday, lifting his scoring streak to five games The captain now has two goals and eight points during his streak, bringing his season's sum to 29 through 30 games.
Jakub Voracek nets another four-point game 12-10-2016
Jakub Voracek LW PHI
Jakub Voracek's torrid scoring streak continued during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Stars. He collected his second straight four-point game, including his 11th goal of the season. He now has a four-game scoring streak to boot, collecting three goals and 10 points in that span as well. Voracek is up to 29 points on the season.
Streit now with 3 points over last 2 of games 12-10-2016
Mark Streit D PHI
With his helper during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Stars, Mark Streit now has three points over his last two games. The 39-year-old now has 11 helpers and 16 points through 30 games this season. Pretty solid numbers, all things considered.
Gostisbehere lifts assist streak to four 12-10-2016
Shayne Gostisbehere D PHI
Shayne Gostisbehere has listed his streak of assists to four games with a helper during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Stars. Make it a dozen helpers and 16 points so far this season through 29 games, with six helpers over his last seven games. Seems like that benching taught him quite a bit.
Steve Mason leads Flyers to 8th straight win 12-10-2016
Steve Mason G PHI
Steve Mason led the Flyers to his and their eighth straight win by beating the Stars 4-2 on Saturday. He turned away 21 of 23 shots, including both of the shots asked of him on the penalty kill. His record improves to 13-8-3 since Michal Neuvirth went down.
Hamhuis picks up seventh point of the season 12-10-2016
Dan Hamhuis D DAL
Dan Hamhuis picked up his seventh point of the season during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers. Through 27 games now the veteran defender has seven helpers. With just 55 career goals in 899 games, we wouldn't expect much unfortunately.
Cracknell collects fourth point of the season 12-10-2016
Adam Cracknell C DAL
Adam Cracknell collected his fourth point of the season during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers. If he's not picking up value with his physical play, Cracknell just doesn't score enough to warrant a spot on your fantasy roster unfortunately.
Roussel picks up helper, 15 PIMs vs Flyers 12-10-2016
Antoine Roussel LW DAL
Antoine Roussel is the proud owner of a two-game point streak thanks to his helper in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers. The helper gives him 11 on the season and 16 points. The misconduct and slashing major he picked up for 15 PIMs gives him 85 on the season, and potentially a suspension. The latter has yet to be determined.
Shore pops in a pair as Stars fall in Philly 12-10-2016
Devin Shore C DAL
Devin Shore popped in a pair of goals during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers. The youngster is now up to four goals and 12 points through 29 games this season. Which unfortunately probably isn't enough for a spot on your fantasy roster.
Lehtonen gives 4 to Flyers as Stars fall 12-10-2016
Kari Lehtonen G DAL
Kari Lehtonen and the Stars fell to the Flyers 4-2 on Saturday. He stopped 18 of 21 shots, including four of seven on the penalty kill. Yikes, that's no good at all. The loss drops his record to 6-9-3 through 17 starts and 18 games played.
Clifford, Gilbert, Dowd out vs Ottawa on Sat 12-10-2016
Kyle Clifford LW LA
Kyle Clifford, Tom Gilbert, and Nic Dowd will each be scratched against the Senators on Saturday.

Abbey Mastracco
Clifford has six points, 35 PIMs, and 48 hits through 23 games. While Dowd has posted 11 points with 63 hits in 24 games. Nice rates for both forwards if you're in the right pool.
Kings stick with Peter Budaj on Sat vs Sens 12-10-2016
Peter Budaj G LA
Peter Budaj will remain in net for the Kings against the Senators on Saturday.

Elliott Teaford on Twitter
Budaj has been solid for the Kings all season long, which includes his time against Eastern foes. He's 5-2-1 with a .904 save percentage and 17 goals against thus far.
Carey Price will take on the Avalanche on Sat 12-10-2016
Carey Price G MON
Carey Price will take on the Avalanche on Saturday.

Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
Price hasn't played anyone poorly this season, which includes Western foes. He's 4-2 with 11 goals against and a shutout. Colorado is getting their captain Gabriel Landeskog back, but we'd side with perhaps the world's best netminder on this one.
Jaroslav Halak in net Saturday vs Columbus 12-10-2016
Jaroslav Halak G NYI
Jaroslav Halak will be in net against Columbus on Saturday.

Mark Scheig on Twitter
The veteran netminder is 2-0-1 with just six goals against thus far in December. It's a small sample for sure, but it's also a trend in the right direction.
Tuukka Rask will face Toronto on Saturday 12-10-2016
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Tuukka Rask will face Toronto on Saturday night.

Mike Loftus on Twitter
The veteran netminder has been excellent all season long. He's 14-4-2 with a .933 save percentage and a 1.79, to go along with three shutouts. The Maple Leafs' offense is loaded, but we'd side with Rask on this one.
Ducks send Ryan Garbutt to AHL San Diego 12-10-2016
Ryan Garbutt LW ANA
The Anaheim Ducks sent Ryan Garbutt to AHL San Diego on Saturday.

Curtis Zupke on Twitter
The 31-year-old winger hasn't played in the AHL since 2011-12, when he posted 16 goals and 33 points in 50 games for the Texas Stars. Since then he's accumulated 39 goals and 87 points in 305 games with Dallas, Chicago and Anaheim.
Bill Dineen, 2-time Cup winner, passes at 84 12-10-2016
Kevin Dineen RW CLB
Bill Dineen, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with Detroit and Philadelphia, and the father of former NHL'ers of Peter, Gordon and Kevin, passed away at the age of 84 on Saturday.

NHL.com
Dineen also captured a pair of AHL Calder Cup championships with Houston, and is in the American Hockey League's Hall of Fame. "During his time as a player and coach, and in the values he instilled in his family, Bill Dineen created a legacy of greatness in the American Hockey League that still resonates today," David Andrews, AHL president and chief executive officer told NHL.com. "Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Dineen family at this time." Our hearts and thoughts are extended to the Dineens and the rest of the hockey world touched by Bill and his illustrious family.
Colin Miller scratched vs Toronto on Saturday 12-10-2016
Colin Miller D BOS
Colin Miller will be scratched against Toronto on Saturday.

Joe Haggerty on Twitter
Through 22 games this season the young defender has four points with just 12 blocks and 23 hits. Unfortunately that's just not very much fantasy value.
Jimmy Hayes scratched vs Toronto on Saturday 12-10-2016
Jimmy Hayes RW BOS
Jimmy Hayes will be scratched against Toronto on Saturday.

Joe Haggerty on Twitter
Through 25 games this season the 27-year-old has just one point all season. At this point he's not worth getting your hopes up for anymore.
Methot tags in for Englund vs Kings on Sat 12-10-2016
Marc Methot D OTT
Marc Methot will tag in for Andreas Englund against the Kings on Saturday.

Ken Warren on Twitter
With three points, 29 blocks, and 46 hits to his credit, the veteran defender unfortunately doesn't offer much fantasy value.
Andreas Englund scratched vs Kings on Sat 12-10-2016
Eric Knodel D ANA
Andreas Englund will be scratched against the Kings on Saturday.

Ken Warren on Twitter
Englund is still looking for his first point in the bigs through three games. However he does have five points in 18 games for AHL Binghamton.
No Toews for Blackhawks on Sunday vs Stars 12-10-2016
Jonathan Toews C CHI
Jonathan Toews (back) won't play against the Stars on Sunday.

John Dietz on Twitter
Thus marks nine games out of the lineup for the Captain. Stay patient.
Hurricanes summon Daniel Altschuller 12-10-2016
Daniel Altshuller G CAR
The Carolina Hurricanes have summoned Daniel Altschuller.

AHL Transactions
The 22-year-old is 0-1-0 in two games with five goals against for AHL Charlotte this season. Last year he went 10-10-5 with a 2.81 GAA and .905 save percentage.
Anton Blidh sent back to AHL Providence 12-10-2016
Anton Blidh LW BOS
Anton Blidh was sent back to AHL Providence on Saturday.

AHL Transactions
Through the first four games of his NHL career the youngster has a point. Over his last 84 games down on the far he has 15 goals and 23 points.
Bruins recall Noel Acciari from the AHL 12-10-2016
Noel Acciari C BOS
The Boston Bruins have summoned Noel Acciari from AHL Providence.

AHL Transactions
Through the first 31 games of his NHL career the youngster has but a trio of helpers. With just 20 points in 46 career games down on the farm, he's unlikely to provide Boston much of a boost unfortunately.
Bruins summon Danton Heinen from AHL 12-10-2016
Vincent LoVerde D LA
The Boston Bruins summoned Danton Heinen from AHL Providence on Saturday.

AHL Transactions
The 21-year-old has no points through the first seven games of his NHL career. However he does have seven goals and 13 points in as many games down on the farm. Perhaps he'll be able to give Boston a jolt.
Rowe hopes to get Mahessault back vs Wild 12-10-2016
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault LW TB
Coach Tom Rowe says that he hopes to have Jonathan Marchessault (lower body injury) back on Tuesday against the Wild.

Harvey Fialkov on Twitter
Which means he may only miss just one more game which would be tonight against the Canucks, bringing his absence to four straight. Marchessault has five goals and 10 points in 25 games thus far.
Patrick Sharp to has seen a specialist 12-10-2016
Patrick Sharp RW DAL
Patrick Sharp has seen a concussion specialist.

Mike Heika on Twitter
While coach Lindy Ruff noted that the veteran forward skated on his own on Friday and "felt fine", that's still nowhere near ready to return. "It's just where the exercise takes him and how he feels, and we'll go from there," Ruff said. For now, patience is a virtue.
Laurent Dauphin summoned back to Coyotes 12-10-2016
Laurent Dauphin C ARZ
The Arizona Coyotes have summoned Laurent Dauphin back up from AHL Tuscon.

Arizona Coyotes
Through 18 games this season Dauphin has posted two points with seven blocks, eight PIMs and 27 hits. The 21-year-old has averaged just 10:21 of ice time per game as well.
Coyotes summon Anthony DeAngelo from AHL 12-10-2016
Anthony DeAngelo D ARZ
Anthony DeAngelo has been given a second shot at the NHL level, as he was recalled from AHL Tuscon on Saturday.

Arizona Coyotes
Through the first 11 games of the season he has two goals and seven points along with four hits and 13 blocks. He averaged an impressive 19:14 of ice time per game as well.
Domi placed on I/R with upper body injury 12-10-2016
Max Domi LW ARZ
The Arizona Coyotes placed Max Domi on I/R on Saturday with an upper body injury, he is considered week-to-week.

Dave Vest on Twitter
Through 26 games this season the sophomore phenom has posted five goals and 16 points with 11 blocks, 18 hits, and 22 PIMs. It doesn't sound like a season-altering ailment, so we'd expect him to return before long.
Denis Malgin to miss Saturday vs Canucks 12-10-2016
Markus Eisenschmid C MON
Denis Malgin will miss Saturday's match against the Canucks.

Jameson Cooper on Twitter
Through the first 28 games of his rookie campaign, Malgin has posted four goals and eight points along with eight PIMs, nine blocks, and 17 hits. No word yet on the reason for his absence, but we'll keep you posted.
Return of the Captain, Avs get Landeskog back 12-10-2016
Gabriel Landeskog LW COL
Gabriel Landeskog's absence ends at 10 games, tonight against Montreal.

Mike Chambers on Twitter
Through 15 games thus far he has four goals and eight points along with 31 hits. You know what to do, get him back in your lineup.
Flyers scratch Del Zotto again, Sat vs Stars 12-10-2016
Michael Del Zotto D PHI
Michael Del Zotto will sit out another game on Saturday against the Stars.

NHL.com
Through 13 games thus far, he's posted three goals and eight points with 28 blocks and 56 hits. He'll surely return to the blue line in due time.
Mark Barberio won't play on Saturday 12-10-2016
Mark Barberio D MON
Mark Barberio won't play in Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Montreal Gazette
Barberio was recalled from the minors last night, but because he played in the AHL yesterday, the Canadiens will opt not to use him.
Stars scratch Patrik Nemeth vs Flyers on Sat 12-10-2016
Patrik Nemeth D DAL
Patrik Nemeth will watch Saturday's match with the Flyers from the press box.

Mike Heika on Twitter
Through 15 games this season he's still searching for his first point, unfortunately displaying his lack of fantasy value.
Michael McCarron won't play on Saturday 12-10-2016
Michael McCarron RW MON
Michael McCarron won't play in Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Montreal Gazette
McCarron was recalled from the minors on Friday night, but he won't play tonight because he played an AHL game yesterday. With injuries piling up for the Canadiens, McCarron might get a chance to play soon.
No Jiri Hudler vs Flyers on Saturday 12-10-2016
Jiri Hudler RW DAL
Jiri Hudler is not quite ready to return on Saturday against the Flyers.

Mike Heika on Twitter
He's so close you can taste it. (Now go rinse your mouth out.) Hudler probably just needs a couple more days to work up his strength as he hasn't played since Nov. 1st. He has no points in four games thus far.
Gordon tags in for Leier vs Stars on Saturday 12-10-2016
Boyd Gordon C PHI
Boyd Gordon will tag in for Taylor Leier against the Stars on Saturday.

Adam Kimelman on Twitter
Through eight games thus far the veteran center has just a point with little else to show for his efforts, unfortunately.
Okposo: Sabres didn't play well on Friday 12-10-2016
Kyle Okposo RW BUF
Kyle Okposo wasn't impressed with the Sabres' effort in Friday's loss to the Washington Capitals.

Buffalo News
Buffalo gave up two power play goals in the game, but Okposo didn't like the team's overall effort either. "Obviously, it hurts giving up a couple PK goals, but I didn't think we did enough to win the game," Okposo said. "We had a couple good shifts, some good spurts, but we just didn't have that extra jam. The last few games we've had that push, and we just didn't come with it."
Sabres need to improve their penalty-killing 12-10-2016
Jake McCabe D BUF
The Buffalo Sabres allowed two power play goals in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Buffalo News
"It's killing us right now," Jake McCabe said of the team's penalty kill. "We need to find a way to get out of it. We did make it a 2-1 game, but if we get the lead or tie the game earlier it's a different story. Execution wasn't there. That's pretty much the gist of it." Buffalo currently owns the second-to-last PK unit at 74.2 percent. Only the Blackhawks have a worse penalty kill.
Chris Neil to play 1000th game on Saturday 12-10-2016
Chris Neil RW OTT
Chris Neil will suit up in his 1000th NHL game on Saturday night.

Ottawa Sun
The 37-year-old has 112 goals, 136 assists and 2492 penalty minutes in his career (all with the Senators). "Anyone getting to 1,000 games is impressive, but doing it the way he has is even more so," said teammate Mark Borowiecki. "Compared to everybody else, that guy has got 2,000 games on his body."
Stars stick with Lehtonen vs Flyers on Sat 12-10-2016
Kari Lehtonen G DAL
The Stars will stick with Kari Lehtonen against the Flyers on Saturday.

Mike Heika on Twitter
For what it's worth, the veteran netminder has posted four straight quality efforts. He may be 2-2 but he has a shutout and six goals against in that span, never allowing more than two goals in any game.
Steve Mason leads Flyers out vs Stars on Sat 12-10-2016
Steve Mason G PHI
Steve Mason has led the Flyers out for their matinee against the Stars on Saturday.

Mike Heika on Twitter
Mason has been excellent since taking over the net full time, going 12-8-3 with seven wins in a row. If he and the team can topple the Oilers 6-5 as they did on Thursday, the Stars may be in over their heads.
Andreas Englund expected to be scratched 12-10-2016
Eric Knodel D ANA
Andreas Englund is expected to be the odd-man out in Saturday's game against Los Angeles.

Ottawa Citizen
With Marc Methot probably returning to the lineup, Englund will be the one to sit. The 20-year-old has a plus-1 rating and two penalty minutes in three games this season.
Curtis Lazar could return on Wednesday 12-10-2016
Curtis Lazar C OTT
Curtis Lazar (concussion) might return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Ottawa Citizen
Lazar was injured last Monday, when he took a cross-check to the head from Pens defenseman Brian Dumoulin. The Sens forward is expected to skate at some point on Saturday, and he's expected to be back for next Wednesday's game against San Jose.
Marian Hossa has goal waived off on Friday 12-10-2016
Marian Hossa RW CHI
Marian Hossa's potential game-winning goal in Friday's game against the Rangers.

CSN Chicago
The Hawks ended up losing 1-0 in overtime, but they thought they'd taken the lead with roughly six minutes left in the third period. Unfortunately for them, Hossa's goal was called back after review because of an off-side on the play. "Well, obviously that's a tough one," Hossa said. "I mean, I didn't notice it was close to offside but obviously with today's technology, with this new rule, it's a game of inches. It's slowing the game down, I think. You're getting confused, what exactly the coaches are looking for. They created this new rule and we just have to deal with it. But sometimes it's more frustrating because the league wants to increase the scoring and right now, I think more goals are disallowed because of this."
Rangers put Josh Jooris on waivers 12-10-2016
Josh Jooris RW NYR
Josh Jooris has been placed on waivers by the Rangers.

Chris Johnston on Twitter
He has registered one goal and one assist in 12 appearances this campaign.
Canucks recall goalie Thatcher Demko 12-10-2016
Justin Hodgman C STL
Thatcher Demko has been recalled by Vancouver.

Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
After a rough start to his first AHL season, Demko has posted a 5-1 record in his last six starts along with a 1.50 goals-against average and a save percentage of .945. His call-up probably means that Ryan Miller won't dress Saturday night and Demko will serve as Jacob Markstrom's backup.
Jarome Iginla will play 1500th game on Sat 12-10-2016
Jarome Iginla LW COL
Jarome Iginla will play in his 1500th NHL game on Saturday night.

Denver Post
The Avalanche are in Montreal visiting the Canadiens. Iginla has put together an incredible career. He's scored 614 goals, 1279 points and 1001 penalty minutes in his career with the Flames, Penguins, Bruins and Avs. He becomes the 16th player in league history to reach that milestone. Of all the active players in the NHL right now, Iginla ranks second in games played. Only Jaromir Jagr has suited up more times.
Cody Eakin expected to play on Saturday 12-10-2016
Cody Eakin C DAL
Cody Eakin, who was a healthy scratch in Dallas' last game, is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday.

Dallas Morning News
The Stars will play a matinee game against the Flyers, and it sounds like Eakin's stint in the press box is over. " [Eakin] hasn't played very well, his numbers were down, and I didn't like his previous game," Ruff said. "We are in a tough spot right now and we need everybody on board. It's not easy and not something that any player wants to have happen, but it's not the getting scratched that really matters to me, it's the response afterward." Eakin scored 35 points in 82 games last year, but he has just one assist in 10 games in 2016-17.
Ryan Miller may be out Saturday night 12-10-2016
Ryan Miller G VAN
Ryan Miller's status for Saturday's game is unclear at this time.

Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
He pulled himself from Thursday's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay because of an ankle injury and he isn't on the ice for the start of Saturday's morning session.
Matthew Nieto has sat 5 straight games 12-10-2016
Matt Nieto LW SJ
Matthew Nieto has been scratched for five straight games.

San Jose Mercury News
The 24-year-old forward has earned just two assists in 13 games this campaign. He hasn't played since Nov. 26 against Anaheim.
Vladimir Tarasenko nets 3 assists in win 12-10-2016
Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL
Vladimir Tarasenko picked up three assists in Friday's 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Tarasenko is usually the one who buries pucks, but he took on the role of playmaker on Friday night. He set up both of Robby Fabbri's goals and he also registered an assist on Jaden Schwartz's power play goal in the second period. Tarasenko has 13 goals and 31 points in 28 games this season.
David Schlemko could return next week 12-10-2016
David Schlemko D SJ
David Schlemko sat for a second straight game Friday due to a lower-body injury.

San Jose Mercury News
However, he believes that he should be ready to play by next week. Dylan DeMelo has been filling in during Schlemko's absence.
Joe Pavelski has been racking up points 12-10-2016
Joe Pavelski RW SJ
Joe Pavelski has been piling up points lately.

San Jose Mercury News
He picked up an assist on Friday night versus Anaheim to give him at least one point in 10 of the last 11 games. Pavelski's seven-game point streak ended Nov. 30, but he currently has a three-game spree. Still, he is a bit upset with himself for not burying other chances.
Ryan Reaves scores first of the season on FRI 12-10-2016
Ryan Reaves RW STL
Ryan Reaves scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Reaves isn't exactly known for filling the net. This was his first goal since March 16. "It's been a long time coming," said Reaves. "Just being able to celebrate in the huddle with all the boys. Usually it's the other guys I'm giving taps to, so it was good just to have the boys give me a couple of taps."
Jaden Schwartz scores in win over Devils 12-10-2016
Jaden Schwartz LW STL
Jaden Schwartz scored a goal in Friday's 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Schwartz's power play goal at the 9:42 mark of the second period gave the Blues a 3-1 lead at the time. The 24-year-old has 11 goals and seven assists in 24 games this season. He's on pace to hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his NHL career.
Kevin Labanc scores in loss to Ducks 12-10-2016
Kevin Labanc RW SJ
Kevin Labanc found the back of the net for the third time this season in the Sharks' 3-2 loss to Anaheim on Friday night.

San Jose Mercury News
He has compiled five points in 14 NHL matches in 2016-17. Labanc logged over 15 minutes of ice time Friday for just the second time.
Jimmy Howard (groin) makes relief appearance 12-10-2016
Jimmy Howard G DET
Jimmy Howard (groin) played for the first time since being activated off injured reserve.

Detroit News
He didn't get the start against Columbus on Friday, but he entered the game in the second period after Petr Mrazek was yanked from the contest. Howard stopped all seven shots on he faced in the game. "I felt good," said Howard. "I was excited to be out there again and just trying to knock off some result." It'll be interesting to see which one of these two goalies will take hold of the Wings' starting job.
Benoit Pouliot has two points in two games 12-10-2016
Benoit Pouliot LW EDM
Benoit Pouliot has contributed a goal and an assist in his last two appearances. He had one goal in his previous 17 outings and he was scratched for this past Tuesday's contest. It's probably too early to declare that he is turning it around, but this should provide him with some confidence.
Oscar Klefbom posts two PP points in B2B 12-10-2016
Oscar Klefbom D EDM
Oscar Klefbom produced his fourth power-play point of the year Friday night in a 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota. He also scored a power-play goal against Philadelphia on Thursday. The 23-year-old rearguard has 11 points in 30 games this campaign.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins forces OT Friday night 12-10-2016
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sent Friday's game against Minnesota into overtime when he tied it with about four and a half minutes to go in the third period.

Edmonton Journal
He scored on the power play to give him five points in the last six games. RNH also has a three-game point streak. Unfortunately, the Oilers lost Friday's game in a shootout.
Lightning need to be more 'desperate' 12-10-2016
Brian Boyle C TB
Brian Boyle says the Tampa Bay Lightning need to play with a little more urgency.

Tampa Bay Times
The Lightning were expected to be legitimate cup contenders this year, but they've slumped to a 14-12-2 record so far. They've collected just three points in the standings over the last 16 days, which simply isn't good enough. "We need to be a little bit more desperate," said Boyle. "We need to understand where we're at. You are what your record says you are. And we've got a long ways to go."
Andy Andreoff is slated to play Saturday 12-10-2016
Andy Andreoff C LA
Andy Andreoff is projected to return to the Kings' lineup Saturday versus Ottawa.

LAKingsInsider
He hasn't played since suffering a thumb injury that required surgery back on October 30. Andreoff was activated from injured reserve last weekend, but he had been serving as a scratch.
Devin Setoguchi set to rejoin lineup Saturday 12-10-2016
Devin Setoguchi RW LA
Devin Setoguchi is expected to draw back into the lineup on Saturday night.

LAKingsInsider
He has been scratched for the last three games due to a coach's decision. Setoguchi has three goals and seven points in 23 matches this season.
Seth Griffith practices on Panthers' top line 12-10-2016
Seth Griffith C FLA
Seth Griffith skate on the Panthers' top line during Friday's practice.

Miami Herald
It looks like he's going to get an opportunity to play with Aleksander Barkov and Jaromir Jagr. Reilly Smith, who was on that line during the last few games, was moved back to the second line with Vincent Trocheck and Jussi Jokinen. This is a great opportunity for Griffith to prove himself, as he has just one assist in 12 games this season.
Antoine Bibeau could make debut this weekend 12-10-2016
Antoine Bibeau G TOR
Antoine Bibeau could get his first taste of NHL action this weekend.

Toronto Sun
Bibeau has been serving as the team's backup goalie since they waived Jhonas Enroth last week. With Toronto playing back-to-back games against Boston on Saturday and Colorado on Sunday, there's a chance the rookie could start. Leafs head coach Mike Babcock wasn't ready to confirm that after Friday's practice. We'll be sure to keep you posted.
Brandon Dubinsky scores in win over Detroit 12-10-2016
Brandon Dubinsky C CLB
Brandon Dubinsky got his first goal since Nov. 20 in Friday's 4-1 win over Detroit.

Columbus Dispatch
He collected just two assists in his previous eight appearances. Dubinsky has struggled for the most part offensively this season with three goals and eight points in 23 contests.
Lukas Sedlak pots first NHL goal Friday night 12-10-2016
Lukas Sedlak C CLB
Lukas Sedlak netted his first NHL goal Friday night against Detroit.

Columbus Dispatch
He also recorded his second multi-point performance when he added an assist. Sedlak ended an 11-game point drought in the process. The 23-year-old has six points in 23 matches.
Martin Marincin could return on Saturday 12-10-2016
Martin Marincin D TOR
Martin Maricincin is likely to return to the Maple Leafs' lineup on Saturday night.

Toronto Sun
He missed Wednesday's game because of the flu, but it looks like he should be able to suit up tonight. If he does play, Connor Carrick could be the odd man out on Toronto's blue line.
Sam Gagner registers two points Friday 12-10-2016
Sam Gagner LW CLB
Sam Gagner earned a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Detroit on Friday night.

Columbus Dispatch
He sealed the win with an empty netter and had the primary helper on Lukas Sedlak's first NHL goal. Gagner has amassed six points in the last two games to give him a total of 19 through 24 outings.
Erik Gudbranson returns to Florida 12-10-2016
Erik Gudbranson D VAN
Former Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson will be returning to Florida for the first time since being acquired by the Canucks.

Miami Herald
"I'm excited. It's going to be fun," Gudbranson said. "It's going to be really weird for sure. But it's going to be fun. I made a lot of friends there. I spent five good years there and went through some serious low times and some really good up times so I'm excited to be back." He played 309 games with the Panthers over five seasons.
Zach Werenski plays Friday despite tough week 12-10-2016
Thomas Schemitsch D FLA
Zach Werenski has had a difficult week because of the passing of his grandfather.

Columbus Dispatch
He was away from the team for a couple of days, but he didn't miss any playing time. However, Werenski didn't look like himself Friday night when he played in front of friends and family at Detroit. The 19-year-old defender logged a season-low 17:12 of ice time in a 4-1 win.
Sean Monahan has a six-game point spree 12-10-2016
Sean Monahan C CAL
Sean Monahan is riding a six-game point streak.

Calgary Herald
He has accounted for three goals and five assists over that span. Monahan now has 16 points in 30 games after he generated just 10 points in the first 26 outings of he season. Hopefully you were able to buy low on him when you had the chance.
Ryan Garbutt was scratched Friday night 12-10-2016
Ryan Garbutt LW ANA
Ryan Garbutt was a healthy scratch Friday after he cleared waivers.

Orange County Register
Joseph Cramarossa skated on the fourth line instead against San Jose. Garbutt has two goals and one assist in 27 games this year.
Nick Ritchie picks up two helpers Friday 12-10-2016
Nick Ritchie LW ANA
Nick Ritchie posted two assists in a 3-2 win against San Jose on Friday night.

Orange County Register
He has produced 10 points in 26 games this campaign, including four in his past five appearances.
Antoine Vermette snaps 8-game scoring slump 12-10-2016
Antoine Vermette C ANA
Antoine Vermette scored a goal Friday in a 3-2 win over San Jose.

Orange County Register
His fifth marker of the season snapped an eight-game pointless slump. Vermette has generated 10 points in 28 matches this year.
Eric Staal scores shootout winner vs. EDM 12-10-2016
Eric Staal C MIN
Eric Staal scored the game-winning goal in the shootout during Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers. With the Wild on the power play, Staal had an opportunity to end the game in overtime but he rang a shot off the post. He eventually made up for it later on. "I was disappointed not being able to finish it off in overtime," Staal said. "I wanted to make sure I buried it for the group." Jason Pominville and Chris Stewart also scored in the six-round shootout.
Jason Zucker scores in shootout win over EDM 12-10-2016
Jason Zucker RW MIN
Jason Zucker scored in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Zucker took advantage of a Connor McDavid turnover before scoring the go-ahead goal (2-1) at the 1:19 mark of the third period. The 24-year-old has now scored in back-to-back games for the second time this season. He has five goals and 10 assists in 26 games this season. Eric Staal added the winner in the shootout.
Josh Morrissey's been 'spectacular' for WPG 12-10-2016
Josh Morrissey D WPG
According to Jets head coach Paul Maurice, Josh Morrissey has been "spectacular" this season.

Winnipeg Sun
That doesn't make him relevant in most fantasy leagues, but he's been an extremely useful player for the Jets in 2016-17. The 21-year-old has one goal, three assists, a plus-4 rating, 16 penalty minutes and 31 shots on goal, while averaging 18:23 of ice time.
Shea Theodore earns two assists Friday 12-10-2016
Shea Theodore D ANA
Shea Theodore picked up a pair of assists in Friday's 3-2 win over San Jose.

Orange County Register
He had the primary helpers on goals by Rickard Rakell and Antoine Vermette to give the Ducks a 2-0 lead. Theodore has been up and down from the minors this season and he has contributed four assists in 14 NHL outings.
Rickard Rakell scores in return to lineup 12-10-2016
Rickard Rakell C ANA
Rickard Rakell scored a goal in his return to the lineup on Friday night.

Orange County Register
Despite playing in just 17 games this season, Rakell ranks second on the Ducks with 11 goals and he has added four assists as well. He missed the previous two games due to an upper-body injury.
John Carlson ends goal drought Friday night 12-10-2016
John Carlson D WAS
John Carlson tallied his first goal of the season Friday night.

Washington Post
It took him 26 games, but Carlson finally has a goal this year. He finished with four shots and found the back of the net during a third-period power play in a 4-1 win over Buffalo. Carlson has produced just 11 points in 2016-17.
Nicklas Backstrom collects 2 helpers Friday 12-10-2016
Nicklas Backstrom C WAS
Nicklas Backstrom collected two assists in Friday's 4-1 win against Buffalo. He earned helpers on goals by T.J. Oshie and John Carlson (power play) in the match. Backstrom has produced a team-leading 24 points in 26 games this campaign.
T.J. Oshie records two points vs. Sabres 12-10-2016
T.J. Oshie RW WAS
T.J. Oshie notched a goal and an assist in Washington's 4-1 victory versus Buffalo on Friday night.

Washington Post
He opened the scoring in the second period and picked up an assist on Marcus Johansson's game-sealing empty netter. Oshie was playing in his second game since returning to the lineup from a shoulder injury. He has nine goals and 14 points in 19 appearances.
Jakub Vrana scores first NHL goal Friday 12-10-2016
Jakub Vrana LW WAS
Jakub Vrana potted his first NHL goal in Friday's 4-1 win over Buffalo.

Washington Post
He cashed in during a Washington power play after receiving a pretty feed from Evgeny Kuznetsov. Vrana logged just 8:12 of ice time in the contest in his fifth NHL appearance this season.
Penguins need to improve special teams 12-10-2016
Mike Sullivan C ARZ
Pittsburgh has struggled on special teams during a four-game win streak.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Penguins have gone 1-for-14 on the power play and they have allowed five goals on 13 penalty kills. "I know we're better than what we are on the power play. We believe in these guys," said coach Mike Sullivan. "We'll work through it. We'll try to simplify the process and get a more instinctive mindset. That's when those guys are at their best."
Matt Cullen has a three-game goal streak 12-10-2016
Matt Cullen C PIT
Matt Cullen has scored a goal in three straight games.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"It's always nice to find your name on the scoresheet and contribute," Cullen said. "It's always nice." The 40-year-old forward has chipped in seven goals and 13 points in 27 games this season. He mostly skates in a defensive role and he has been playing alongside Tom Kuhnhackl and Scott Wilson lately.
Voracek, Giroux on fire during win streak 12-10-2016
Jakub Voracek LW PHI
Jakub Voracek has amassed 11 points during Philadelphia's seven-game winning streak.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
He has provided three goals and eight assists over that span. Voracek and Claude Giroux, who has five goals and five assists during the win spree, have been white hot offensively on the team's top line.
C. Giroux has been on fire since engagement 12-10-2016
Claude Giroux C PHI
Claude Giroux has had a spring in his step since announcing his engagement to longtime girlfriend Ryanne Breton.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
Giroux has registered four even-strength goals and eight points in the last five games and he has posted a plus-9 rating over that span. He had one even-strength goal in his previous 36 games, including the playoffs. Giroux has 28 points in 29 matches this campaign.
Taylor Hall earns assist in 400th NHL game 12-10-2016
Taylor Hall LW NJ
Taylor Hall skated in his 400th career game Friday night.

The Bergen Record
He registered an assist in New Jersey's 4-1 loss to St. Louis to extend his point streak to four straight games. The 25-year-old winger has 20 points in 19 outings with the Devils and 384 points in his career.
Henrik Lundqvist rides the pine for two games 12-10-2016
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR
Henrik Lundqvist has watched the Rangers' last two games from the bench.

NY Post
"I think everybody knows that Hank's the guy, Hank's our No. 1. But I think at this time, Antti's game is just a little bit better than Hank and we need to win hockey games," coach Alain Vigneault said. Raanta has rewarded Vigneault for his confidence by stopping 43 of the 44 shots he has faced in a pair of victories. Lundqvist may have to sit another game as a result of Raanta's hot play, but it would be very surprising if he was on the bench for much longer than that.
Josh Jooris heads to press box Friday 12-10-2016
Josh Jooris RW NYR
Josh Jooris was back in the press box Friday night.

NY Post
He was scratched because of Jimmy Vesey's return to the lineup, but had played in two of the past three games and seven of the past 10. However, Jooris has contributed just one goal and one assist in 12 appearances this campaign.
Pavel Zacha (face) ruled out for Sunday 12-10-2016
Pavel Zacha C NJ
Pavel Zacha (face) won't play Sunday versus the New York Rangers.

The Bergen Record
He has sat out three straight games already and Sunday's match will be the fourth he has missed since taking a puck to the face last Saturday.
Patrik Elias hasn't been ruled out yet 12-10-2016
Patrik Elias LW NJ
A decision from Patrik Elias could come by January.

The Bergen Record
If he tells the Devils that he thinks he can still play then it will be up to the team to sign him as an unrestricted free agent. "He's not out of the picture," coach John Hynes said. "He's still going through the process of trying to figure out whether or not he's going to be able to play. He's still training, skating. He's been around with us, using the facilities. We knew coming into this year, it probably wasn't going to be a first half of the season situation."
Victor Rask records 100th NHL point 12-10-2016
Victor Rask C CAR
Victor Rask registered his 100th career point on Thursday night.

CarolinaHurricanes.com
He picked up an assist on Brock McGinn's goal. Rask has generated nine goals and 19 points in 27 games this year.
Scott Darling gives up 1 goal in OTL to NYR 12-10-2016
Scott Darling G CHI
Scott Darling only gave up one goal in Friday's game against the Rangers, but he still came out on the losing end. Darling pitched a shutout over three periods, but he allowed Rangers defenseman Nick Holden to score the game-winning goal just 55 seconds into overtime. He has a 5-2-2 record with a 2.23 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage in 11 games this season. He'll continue to see a heavy workload, while Corey Crawford is out.
Antti Raanta blanks Blackhawks on Friday 12-10-2016
Antti Raanta G NYR
Antti Raanta turned aside all 26 shots he faced in Friday's 1-0 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks. In a surprising move, the Rangers gave Raanta his second consecutive start, but he delivered in a big way. As you may remember, Raanta spent parts of two seasons with the Blackhawks in 2013-14 and 2014-15. He definitely got the better of his old team tonight. The 27-year-old has a 7-1-0 record with a 1.83 goals-against-average and a .939 save percentage. He's been good in limited action this season, but he'd only become fantasy relevant if Lundqvist was forced to miss some time.
Blackhawks drop 1-0 decision to Rangers 12-10-2016
Patrick Kane RW CHI
Patrick Kane had a team-high four shots on goal in Friday's 1-0 OT loss to the Rangers. The Blackhawks simply couldn't score against Rangers backup goalie Antti Raanta tonight. New York's Nick Holden scored the game-winning goal just 55 seconds into overtime. Kane finished the game with two penalty in 19:41 of ice time. He's failed to score in six consecutive games. Kane has eight goals and 19 assists in 29 games this season.
Nick Holden scores OT winner vs. Blackhawks 12-10-2016
Nick Holden D NYR
Nick Holden scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 1-0 OT win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Neither team was able to find the back of the net during regulation, but it took Holden just 55 seconds to end it in the extra frame. Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh assisted on Holden's fourth goal of the season. Holden has 13 points in 29 games in 2016-17.
Martin Jones outdueld by Bernier in loss 12-10-2016
Martin Jones G SJ
Martin Jones stopped 29 of 32 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. Down 2-0, Jones made some nice stops to keep his team in the game, including a couple of huge bad saves on Jakob Silfverberg. The Sharks were eventually able to tie the game thanks to goals from Brent Burns and Kevin Labanc but a third period Hampus Lindholm goal spoiled the party for Jones and the Sharks. Jones has turned into an elite NHL goaltender and one of the best options in goal for your fantasy teams. The loss drops his record to 13-10-1 on the season.
Jonathan Bernier makes 22 saves in win 12-10-2016
Jonathan Bernier G ANA
Jonathan Bernier turned aside 22 of 24 shots in a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday. This was Bernier's first start since giving up eight goals to the Flames on Sunday. He wasn't terribly busy in goal for the Ducks tonight, but he did what he had to do to put his team in a position to win, making a few keys stops along the way. The Ducks acquired Bernier from the Toronto Maple Leafs during the off-season and he has turned out to be a fairly solid backup for Gibson in goal. He hasn't posted terrific numbers, but the win improves his record to 5-2-1 in 11 games this season.
Brent Burns scores in loss to Ducks 12-10-2016
Brent Burns D SJ
Brent Burns scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. The goal was already his 12th of the season, putting him on pace for an outstanding 36 goals this season. Burns has now moved up to 5th all-time in goals in the opening 27 games of a NHL season. If he can continue at this incredible pace, he would be the first defensemen to crack 30 goals since Mike Green did it for the Capitals during the 2008-09 season. Burns has arguably turned into the most valuable fantasy defenseman this season.
Hampus Lindholm scores GWG on Friday 12-10-2016
Hampus Lindholm D ANA
Hampus Lindholm scored the game-winning goal with just over five minutes remaining in the third period in a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday. Lindholm missed the start of the season due to a contract dispute and has really struggled to put up points after missing all of training camp. The former 6th overall pick brings a solid two-way game but only has three points in 15 games this season. His current pace of 0.2 points-per-game would be the lowest of his career. Rickard Rakell and Antoine Vermette also scored for the Ducks.
Cam Talbot drops shootout decision to MIN 12-10-2016
Cam Talbot G EDM
Cam Talbot allowed two goals on 36 shots in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. Talbot has two wins in his last six games (2-2-2). He'll enter his next start with a 13-9-4 record with a 2.57 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage. Not only did he give up two goals in regulation, he was also beaten three times in the shootout.
Devan Dubnyk stops 25 shots in win over EDM 12-10-2016
Devan Dubnyk G MIN
Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 of 27 shots in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers. Dubnyk, who played for the Oilers, has been dominant against his former club. He always seem to play them well. He gave up two goals in the shootout, but the Wild still managed to pull out the win. Dubnyk has a 12-6-3 record with a 1.66 goals-against-average and a .946 save percentage. He's been one of the better goalies in the league this year and he's worth owning and starting almost every time he plays.
Matt Dumba scores in shootout win over EDM 12-10-2016
Mathew Dumba D MIN
Matt Dumba scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers. Dumba's second-period goal tied the game at one. Nino Niederreiter and Jason Pominville picked up the assists on that goal. Dumba finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes, two shots on goal in 20:50. He has three goals and nine points in 26 games this season.
Leon Draisaitl scores in shootout loss to MIN 12-10-2016
Leon Draisaitl C EDM
Leon Draisaitl scored a goal in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. Draisaitl also scored in the six-round shootout, but it wasn't enough to get the Oilers the victory. The 21-year-old is red-hot. He's scored in three straight games and in five of his last six games. Draisaitlhas 13 goals and 13 assists in 30 games this season.
Keith Kinkaid allows four goals in loss 12-10-2016
Keith Kinkaid G NJ
Keith Kainkaid allowed four goals on 32 shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. This was New Jersey's first regulation loss at home this season. Cory Schneider wasn't very good in last night's loss to Montreal and Kinkaid failed to get the job done tonight. Kinkaid has a 3-2-2 record with a 2.79 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage.
Jake Allen makes 20 saves in win over NJ 12-10-2016
Jake Allen G STL
Jake Allen stopped 20 of 21 shots in Friday's 4-1 win over New Jersey Devils. After seeing his eight-game winning streak come to an end last night, Allen managed to get back in the win column. The victory improves his record to an incredible 14-4-3 this season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.40 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage. With Brian Elliott now in Calgary, Allen has shown that he can handle a heavier workload.
P.A. Parenteau scores in 4-1 loss to Blues 12-10-2016
P.A. Parenteau RW NJ
P.A. Parenteau scored a goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Parenteau cut the Blues' lead to 2-1 at the 6:36 mark of the second period. Taylor Hall and Adam Henrique picked up the assists on the Devils' only goal. The 33-year-old has six goals and five assists in 27 games this season. He doesn't have any value in most fantasy leagues.
Robby Fabbri scores two goals in win over NJ 12-10-2016
Robby Fabbri LW STL
Robby Fabbri scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils. Fabbri scored the first goal of the game just 1:50 into the first period. He then added another goal in the third frame. The 20-year-old has now put up back-to-back multi-point efforts. Fabbri has eight goals and eight assists in 27 games this season. He's on pace to score a respectable 48 points in 2016-17.