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Canucks expected to start Jacob Markstrom 03-03-2015
Jacob Markstrom G VAN
Jacob Markstrom is projected to start on Tuesday.

Elliott Pap on Twitter
Markstrom hasn't started for Vancouver yet in 2014-15. However, he's been superb in the minors with a 17-7-2 record, 1.95 GAA, and .932 save percentage.
Alex Tanguay gets ready for 1000th game 03-03-2015
Alex Tanguay LW COL
Alex Tanguay will participate in his 1,000th game on Wednesday.

Rick Sadowski on Twitter
Tanguay has spent a little over half of his NHL career with his current team, the Colorado Avalanche. He has 269 goals and 813 points in 999 contests. At the age of 35, his career is likely winding down, but he is still a significant contributor with 40 points this season.
Frederik Andersen should get the nod Tuesday 03-03-2015
Frederik Andersen G ANA
Frederik Andersen is projected to start on Tuesday.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
It will be his first game since Feb. 8 due to a neck injury. He has a 2.37 GAA and .916 save percentage in 44 contests in 2014-15. He was the clear starter before his injury, but he'll have to compete for playing time with John Gibson for the rest of the season.
Anaheim calls up Chris Wagner 03-03-2015
Chris Wagner C ANA
Chris Wagner has been promoted by the Anaheim Ducks.

Eric Stephens on Twitter
Wagner has 13 goals and 26 points in 41 AHL games in 2014-15. He's not likely to have much, if any, fantasy value in standard leagues during his stint with the Ducks.
Jared Cowen (flu) is out on Tuesday 03-03-2015
Jared Cowen D OTT
Jared Cowen is battling the flu.

Dean Brown on Twitter
Cowen is expected to miss Tuesday's game as a result. He has nine points and 43 penalty minutes in 49 contests in 2014-15.
Karri Ramo will play between pipes Tuesday 03-03-2015
Karri Ramo G CAL
Karri Ramo will be the Flames' starting goaltender on Tuesday.

Adam Kimelman on Twitter
Ramo only allowed one goal in each of his last three starts. He has a 2.43 GAA and .915 save percentage in 23 contests in 2014-15.
Buffalo summons Jerry D'Amigo 03-03-2015
Jerry D'Amigo LW BUF
Jerry D'Amigo has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

Sabres.nhl.com on Twitter
Buffalo acquired D'Amigo from Columbus back in December in exchange for Luke Adam. D'Amigo has six goals and 19 points in 31 contests in 2014-15.
Buffalo promotes Mikhail Grigorenko 03-03-2015
Mikhail Grigorenko C BUF
Mikhail Grigorenko has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

Sabres.nhl.com on Twitter
Buffalo needed reinforcements after its focus on trading players for picks before the deadline. That aside though, this is a great opportunity for Grigorenko to get some more NHL ice time ahead of the 2015-16 campaign. He has 10 goals and 31 points in 38 AHL contests in 2014-15.
David Schlemko will not play on Tuesday 03-03-2015
David Schlemko D CAL
David Schlemko won't make his Flames' debut on Tuesday.

Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
Schlemko was claimed off of waivers on Sunday. He hasn't skated in a few days, so the Flames decided to give him more time to adjust to his new team before participating in a contest. He has a goal and four points in 25 games with Dallas and Arizona in 2014-15.
Willie Mitchell (UBI) might be back Thursday 03-03-2015
Willie Mitchell D FLA
Willie Mitchell (upper body) will not return on Tuesday as he initially hoped.

George Richards on Twitter
Mitchell has five points in 49 games in 2014-15. He's now hoping to return on Thursday instead. He hasn't played since Feb. 3.
Anders Lindback is expected to start Tuesday 03-03-2015
Anders Lindback G BUF
Anders Lindback will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Mike Harrington on Twitter
It will be Lindback's first start with Buffalo since he was acquired on Feb. 11. With Michal Neuvirth dealt on Monday, Lindback has a real shot of becoming Buffalo's starter for the rest of the season.
Predators' Ryan Ellis sits again Monday 03-03-2015
Ryan Ellis D NAS
Ryan Ellis has been a healthy scratch for the past two games.

The Nashville Tennessean
He looked rusty in his return from a 21-game absence last Thursday against Minnesota and he hasn't played in the last two contests. "We're just making sure he's ready to go," coach Peter Laviolette said. The Nashville bench boss added that the team was being cautious with Ellis.
Matt Irwin is on a three-game point streak 03-03-2015
Matt Irwin D SJ
Matt Irwin found the back of the net in a 4-0 victory on Monday.

CSN Bay Area
Irwin is on a three-game point streak. He has seven goals and 14 points in 39 contests in 2014-15.
Marco Scandella questionable for Tuesday 03-03-2015
Marco Scandella D MIN
Marco Scandella is considered questionable to play Tuesday because of an undisclosed injury.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
If he can't play then deadline-day acquisition Jordan Leopold will likely skate in his place. Scandella logged just 6:10 of ice time against Colorado on Saturday.
Patrick Marleau has four goals in five games 03-03-2015
Patrick Marleau LW SJ
Patrick Marleau scored a goal in a 4-0 victory over Montreal.

CSN Bay Area
Marleau has 15 goals and 46 points in 64 games in 2014-15. Although he typically gets at least 30 markers and isn't likely to reach that milestone this time around, he has been hot lately with four goals in his last five games.
Jordan Leopold trade delights his family 03-03-2015
Jordan Leopold D MIN
Jordan Leopold was traded to Minnesota on Monday and it probably delighted his daughter and the other members of his family.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Jordyn Leopold wrote a letter that was addressed to the "Minnesota Wild coaches," and she pleaded with the team to trade for her father so that he could be with his family in Minnesota. The team apparently never got the letter, but it was all over the internet on deadline day and was the topic of talk radio and sports shows. Jordan's wife, Jamie, posted it on Facebook back in January and she sent it to KFAN's Paul Allen. Leopold will likely suit up for the Wild on Tuesday after he was acquired from Columbus.
Gudas (knee) won't make Flyers debut in 14-15 03-03-2015
Radko Gudas D PHI
Radko Gudas (knee) isn't expected to return before the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

CSN Philadelphia
Gudas was acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday as part of the Braydon Coburn trade. He's a physical, defensive defenseman that's also capable of chipping in offensively and should be a significant part of Philadelphia's blueline next season.
Jaroslav Halak's playing time might tick down 03-03-2015
Jaroslav Halak G NYI
Jaroslav Halak might start a little less down the stretch now that Michal Neuvirth is his understudy.

New York Newsday
The Islanders acquired Neuvirth from Buffalo on Monday. Neuvirth has been great with the Sabres lately and should be a big upgrade over former backup goaltender Chad Johnson. Halak probably isn't in much danger of losing the starting gig entirely, but the Islanders should be much more comfortable with giving Halak regular games off now. That might in turn help keep him fresh going into the playoffs.
Cody McLeod fined for altercation with Wild 03-03-2015
Cody McLeod LW COL
Cody McLeod has been fined $3,091.40 for entering the game on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation.

Denver Post
He did so with only 8.1 seconds remaining in regulation when he threw a hit on Minnesota's Mikael Granlund and fought Charlie Coyle on Sunday. McLeod ended up with 17 minutes in penalties on the play.
Mats Zuccarello has a two-point game 03-03-2015
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Mats Zuccarello had two assists in the Rangers' 4-1 victory over Nashville on Monday.

The Bergen Record
Zuccarello signed a four-year, $18 million extension just prior to the start of the contest. He now has 12 goals and 37 points in 60 games this season.
Derick Brassard reaches the 50-point mark 03-03-2015
Derick Brassard C NYR
Derick Brassard had two assists in a 4-1 victory against Nashville on Monday.

The Bergen Record
Brassard has 13 goals and 50 points in 60 games this season. He's already set a new career-high in points and doesn't appear to be slowing down as we get into the final stretch of the 2014-15 campaign.
Cory Schneider is expected to start Tuesday 03-03-2015
Cory Schneider G NJ
Cory Schneider will start for the Devils on Tuesday.

The Bergen Record
Schneider has earned two shutouts in his last four games, including a 33-save performance on Saturday. He has a 2.19 GAA and .927 save percentage in 55 contests in 2014-15.
Damon Severson returns to lineup Tuesday 03-03-2015
Damon Severson D NJ
Damon Severson (ankle) will be back in the Devils' lineup on Tuesday.

Devils.nhl.com on Twitter
Severson hasn't played since Dec. 15 and he might be eased back into the lineup. To that end, the Devils are expected to dress seven blueliners. Forwards Michael Ryder and Martin Havlat will spend the game in the press box.
NHL fines Gabriel Landeskog $5K for punch 03-03-2015
Gabriel Landeskog LW COL
Gabriel Landeskog has received a $5,000 fine for throwing a punch at Minnesota forward Mikko Koivu.

Denver Post
The incident occurred with just 3.3 seconds remaining in regulation when both players were on their respective benches. Landeskog was assessed a misconduct penalty on the play.
Slava Voynov's trial date postponed 03-03-2015
Viatcheslav Voynov D LA
Slava Voynov's trial has been delayed.

Los Angeles Times
Voynov was supposed to be in court on Monday, but the start of the trial has been postponed until March 10. The delay was requested by Deputy Dist. Atty. Frank Dunnick and consented to over the objections of Voynov's attorneys. Voynov is facing a charge of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury. He pleaded not guilty and faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.
Avs give Jordan Caron another chance 03-03-2015
Jordan Caron RW COL
GM Joe Sakic thinks Jordan Caron will benefit from playing in Colorado.

Denver Post
"It hasn't worked out for him in Boston, but we like his size and speed and we felt a change of scenery might be beneficial for him, and it was a good chance for us to see what he can do here." Caron had trouble staying in Boston's lineup and he produced just 12 goals and 28 points in 134 career NHL contests.
Dion Phaneuf still with Leafs- for now 03-03-2015
Dion Phaneuf D TOR
Dion Phaneuf wasn't traded Monday, but the Leafs were in talks with the Detroit Red Wings about a move, according to several reports.

Toronto Star
Other teams also asked about the Leafs captain, but the team feels they can get a better deal if they remain patient. If Phaneuf gets moved it could come in the off-season when teams have more cap flexibility.
Kekalainen isn't interested in full rebuild 03-03-2015
Team Goalie SJ TG SJ
Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen isn't interested in engaging in a full rebuild.

Columbus Dispatch
"We're not looking to start over and get it changed completely," Kekalainen said. "I believe we'll have a good chance at doing some real damage next year with this group." He might be right as Columbus' biggest problem this season has been bad luck when it comes to injuries. If the Blue Jackets stay relatively healthy in 2015-16, then this could go from being a squad near the bottom of the league's standings to one that challenges for a playoff spot.
Sven Baertschi looks forward to fresh start 03-03-2015
Sven Baertschi LW CAL
Sven Baertschi is excited to be joining the Vancouver Canucks' organization.

Calgary Sun
Vancouver acquired Baertschi from Calgary in exchange for a second round pick. Baertschi, 22, was the 13th overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but he hasn't worked out as the Flames had hoped. He'll stay in the minors for now, but this is an opportunity for him to start fresh with a new organization. "I'm in their plans and they were excited that they got me," said Baertschi. "When you hear somebody say they want you to be there and want you in the organization, that's great to have. It really seems they believe in me."
Arizona calls up Klas Dahlbeck 03-03-2015
Klas Dahlbeck D ARZ
Klas Dahlbeck has been called up by the Arizona Coyotes.

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
Dahlbeck was acquired by Arizona as part of the Antoine Vermette trade. He was briefly sent to the minors to make him eligible for the AHL playoffs and then promptly recalled. Dahlbeck had a goal in four games with the Blackhawks in 2014-15.
Lucas Lessio returns to the AHL 03-03-2015
Lucas Lessio LW ARZ
Lucas Lessio has been sent to the minors.

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
Lessio has two goals and five points in 26 contests in 2014-15. Arizona has already used three of its four available post-trade deadline callups on paper transactions (players demoted and immediately recalled to make them AHL playoff eligible) so the odds of Lessio being summoned before the end of the campaign aren't great.
Ducks look to Wisniewski to boost power play 03-03-2015
James Wisniewski D ANA
The Anaheim Ducks are hoping James Wisniewski will help them improve their power play.

Orange County Register
The Ducks rank 21st in the NHL when it comes to their percentage power-play conversions (17.4%) despite the fact that they have some great offensive weapons. Having a power-play quarterback like Wisniewski on the roster should help and that in turn should boost Wisniewski's productions. There's a good chance he'll finish the season on a high note.
Curtis Lazar should be back Tuesday from flu 03-03-2015
Curtis Lazar C OTT
Curtis Lazar skated Monday after he missed Saturday's game against San Jose with the flu.

Ottawa Citizen
He should be back in the fold on Tuesday versus Minnesota. If that's the case then Colin Greening could be scratched.
Jared Cowen ready to return from suspension 03-03-2015
Jared Cowen D OTT
Jared Cowen has finished serving his three-game suspension.

Ottawa Citizen
He'll probably back in the lineup on Tuesday against Minnesota, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. Cowen was banned for an interference infraction on Florida's Jussi Jokinen on Feb. 21.
Erik Condra happy to still be in Ottawa 03-03-2015
Erik Condra RW OTT
Erik Condra is glad that he wasn't traded Monday.

Ottawa Citizen
"I like it here, and like I've said a few times, I look forward with the young guys, I think I could do a good job of helping them along the way," Condra said. "I'm pretty tight with them. So it's something I'd like to do. But there's a lot of contracts (to be settled) so it's something that will have to get done at the end of the year." Condra can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Dave Bolland should skate Tuesday morning 03-03-2015
Dave Bolland C FLA
Dave Bolland (upper body) is projected to practice Tuesday morning.

Miami Herald
It's unclear if he'll be available to play against Toronto. Bolland has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury.
Cats looked but stand pat at trade deadline 03-03-2015
Eric Perrin C TB
Florida didn't make any moves on trade deadline day.

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"We looked at certain possibilities with certain teams for certain players," GM Dale Tallon. "We knew going into today it would be a quiet day. We like the position we're in. Obviously, we were looking to see if we could help our offense but it's hard to do." The Panthers did manage to bring in Jaromir Jagr last week without disrupting team chemistry, so they didn't come up empty-handed.
Henrik Zetterberg back at practice Monday 03-03-2015
Henrik Zetterberg C DET
Henrik Zetterberg (upper body) participated in his first full practice Monday.

"Felt good. It was fun to be out there again," Zetterberg said. "It's my first practice since (a week ago) Saturday, so obviously tomorrow is another one and hopefully I'll be cleared for contact tomorrow and go from there." He could be on track to return Wednesday, but you should still consider him day-to-day.
Wings make Jurco eligible for AHL playoffs 03-03-2015
Tomas Jurco RW DET
Tomas Jurco was sent down and called up by Detroit on Monday.

He was reassigned to Grand Rapids to make him eligible for the AHL playoffs. Jurco has two goals and 15 points in 49 games this season.
Teemu Pulkkinen returns to the AHL 03-03-2015
Teemu Pulkkinen LW DET
Teemu Pulkkinen has been returned to the minors.

Detroit has added Erik Cole to the roster and Henrik Zetterberg (head injury) could be back on Wednesday, so Pulkkinen will return to Grand Rapids for more playing time. Pulkkinen has two goals in 12 games with the Red Wings this season.
Darren Helm is expected to miss 7-10 days 03-03-2015
Darren Helm C DET
Darren Helm has an oblique strain that will keep him on the shelf for seven-to-10 days.

He sustained the injury during the first period of Saturday's 4-3 victory over Nashville. Helm has 13 goals and 29 points in 61 games this season.
Alexey Marchenko out for about a week 03-03-2015
Alexei Marchenko D DET
Alexey Marchenko is expected to miss seven-to-10 days with an oblique strain.

He scored his first NHL goal in Saturday's game against Nashville and logged 12:47 of ice time, but he was apparently injured in that match. Marek Zidlicky's acquisition from New Jersey on Monday could send Marchenko when he's ready to return.
Mark Pysyk is still being tested 03-03-2015
Mark Pysyk D BUF
Mark Pysyk is still being tested to determine why he collapsed Saturday during a pickup basketball game.

Buffalo News
"He's got a few more tests to get done," GM Tim Murray said. "It doesn't seem, thank God, that it's serious but who knows what serious is? You take a seizure that serious. We just want him to have the best care, take his time, feel comfortable when he wants to come back. Certainly we're going to do everything we can to rule out everything that we can." Pysyk hasn't returned to practice yet.
Tyler Ennis (groin) ready to return Tuesday 03-03-2015
Tyler Ennis LW BUF
Tyler Ennis (groin) is expected to be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Buffalo News
He missed the team's last two games with a groin injury, but felt good at Monday's practice. Buffalo has some roster spots up front to fill after trading Chris Stewart, Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn at the deadline. With Ennis back, the Sabres will have to bring up a pair of players from the minors.
Maxime Talbot could be scratched Thursday 03-03-2015
Maxime Talbot RW BOS
Maxime Talbot could start with the Bruins as a healthy scratch.

Boston Herald
Gregory Campbell is close to returning from a three-game absence due to an undisclosed injury, which could result in Talbot being forced to wait for an opening. It's uncertain what Boston's lineup will look like going into Thursday's game versus Calgary at this time.
Boston plans to use Brett Connolly in top-6 03-03-2015
Brett Connolly RW BOS
Brett Connolly will get an opportunity to play in Boston's top-six forward group.

Boston Globe
"I see a top-six forward," GM Peter Chiarelli said. "If you look at all his goals, he's a shooter first. He's a net-front guy. He'll go to get goals at the top of the blue. He's a rangy guy. He makes plays, but he's a shoot-first guy. I really like his release. He's young and he's growing. He's going to be a top-six player." Connolly, who has 12 goals and 15 points in 50 games this season, was acquired from Tampa Bay in exchange for two second-round picks.
Both sides interested in Frolik staying put 03-03-2015
Michael Frolik RW WPG
Winnipeg is still interested in signing Michael Frolik to a contract extension.

Winnipeg Free Press
However, when he was asked if he was actively trying to sign Frolik, he gave a guarded response. "Yes, I did have a conversation with his agent and I told him where things were at as far as that goes," said GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. "I wasn't looking to use any leverage points or anything like that. Michael is a part of this team and a part of where this has gotten to and Drew Stafford is a part of this organization and going to be a part of where things get to... and Jiri Tlusty and Lee Stempniak. All these acquisitions, potentially UFAs, that's all going to be factored into the question moving forward." Winnipeg didn't try to trade Frolik at the deadline on Monday, which isn't surprising. The team is in the playoff hunt and he's played well this season. Frolik would like to stay, but he's leaving talks to his agent and Cheveldayoff so he can focus on hockey.
Carey Price's road-record streak stops at 10 03-03-2015
Carey Price G MON
Montreal's superstar goalie, Carey Price, made 33 saves Monday night but he didn't get any offensive support from the Canadiens and was on the losing end of a 4-0 score in San Jose. The Sharks ended Montreal's four-game winning streak and Price's franchise record 10-game road winning streak. Montreal (41-17-5), which leads the Eastern Conference with 87 points, had 13 shots through two periods and was outshot 37-20 in the game. Price, who posted a 9-1-1 record with a 1.34 goals-against average in February, is now 36-12-3 on the season. His GAA is 1.92. And his save percentage is .935. And, yes, he remains a must-start goalie. Despite the loss and the four goals allowed Monday night, Price was his usual solid self in San Jose. The loss was simply the result of his teammates not playing their usual strong game.
Alex Stalock snaps losing streak with shutout 03-03-2015
Alex Stalock G SJ
San Jose goalie Alex Stalock, who had been on a three-game losing streak, stopped 20 shots Monday night to record a 4-0 shutout over the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The Sharks' backup netminder allowed 13 goals in his previous three starting appearances but improved his record Monday to 6-7-1. He also improved his goals-against average to 2.61 and his save percentage to .904. So is Stalock worthy of being added now to your fantasy team? Well, no. But don't disregard what he accomplished Monday. A shutout against a very good Montreal team and all-star goalie Carey Price certainly deserves at least a little respect. The shutout was Stalock's second of the season and fourth of his career.
New Shark Ben Smith delivers goal and assist 03-03-2015
Ben Smith RW SJ
Shortly after being acquired by the Sharks, Ben Smith contributed a goal and an assist in a 4-0 shutout of the visiting Montreal Canadiens in San Jose Monday night. Smith was obtained on trade-deadline Monday by the Sharks from the Chicago Blackhawks for Andrew Desjardins. Then he went out and scored San Jose's first goal of the night at 6:51 of the first period and assisted on Matt Irwin's goal at 6:28 of the second period. Don't let Smith's San Jose debut fool you. As Rotoworld's Michael Finewax wrote on his trade deadline blog shortly after the Smith-Desjardins deal: "Smith will help out the Sharks' bottom-six forwards and is a good penalty killer who can score the occasional goal. Will help out but not much of a fantasy asset." Smith now has six goals and five assists on the season. Joe Pavelski also had a goal (32nd) and an assist (27th) for the Sharks. Patrick Marleau picked up his 15th goal of the season.