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Monahan notches 99th career assist in win 02-26-2017
Sean Monahan C CAL
Sean Monahan notched his 99th career assist during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Hurricanes. Through 63 games this season he's now up to 20 goals and 40 points, which is impressive considering the massive slump he kicked off the season with. He's sitting on 199 career points in 300 career games.
Ferland matches career high in points in win 02-26-2017
Micheal Ferland LW CAL
Michael Ferland matched his career high in points during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Hurricanes. The rugged winger posted his 11th goal of the season and 18th point, reaching the feat in 59 games this year compared to 71 last year. Over the first 156 games of his career Ferland has 17 goals and 41 points.
Brodie picks up pair of helpers in win on Sun 02-26-2017
T.J. Brodie D CAL
TJ Brodie picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 3-1 win over the Hurricanes. All four of his multi-assist games game come since Dec. 27th. It's been a bit of a disappointing season for the talented blue liner, who now has 21 assists and 25 points in 63 games this season.
Elliott extends winning streak to four on Sun 02-26-2017
Brian Elliott G CAL
Brian Elliott extended his winning streak to four games as he back-stopped the Flames to a 3-1 win over the Hurricanes. He turned away 34 of 35 shots, including two of three on the kill. The win lifts his record to 15-13-3 mark with an .899 save percentage and a 2.75 GAA.
Skinner reaches 40-point mark for fifth time 02-26-2017
Jeff Skinner LW CAR
Jeff Skinner reached the 40-point mark for the fifth time with an assist in his career during Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Flames. He also reached the 20-goal plateau in five of his seven seasons in Carolina. Not too shabby at all, especially considering his injury troubles.
Hanifin snaps 14-game pointless streak 02-26-2017
Noah Hanifin D CAR
Noah Hanifin snapped his 14-game pointless drought during Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Flames. He picked up his 14th assist and 16th point now through 57 games this season. Through nearly two full seasons Hanifin has six goals and 38 points.
Eddie Lack lit up by Flames on Sunday 02-26-2017
Eddie Lack G CAR
Eddie Lack got lit up by the Flames on Sunday. He made 21 of 24 stops, with no shots coming on special teams. He's now 2-4-1 on the season with an .883 save percentage and a 3.24 GAA on the year.
Vasilevskiy's value rises with Bishop trade 02-26-2017
Andrei Vasilevskiy G TB
With the trade of Ben Bishop, Andrei Vasilevskiy's stock rises even with Peter Budaj now in the fold. The young netminder won't have too much competition from Budaj as the Lightning hand over the reins to him. Vasy has posted a 11-13-5 record with a 2.81 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season, but this is only the first time there have been true cracks to his value. Expect this to be just a rough patch and not a sign of things to come.
Wild obtain Ryan White along with Hanzal 02-26-2017
Ryan White RW ARZ
Ryan White was sent to Minnesota along with Martin Hanzal for a draft pick in each of the next three years.

Bob McKenzie on Twitter
Through 46 games this season the physical winger has posted seven goals and 13 points along with 70 PIMs and 138 hits.
Martin Hanzal traded to Minnesota 02-26-2017
Martin Hanzal C ARZ
Martin Hanzal and Ryan White have been traded to Minnesota for a series of draft picks.

Bob McKenzie on Twitter
Minnesota will send their 2017 first rounder along with a second round pick in 2018 and a conditional in 2019. This is an immediate boost to Hanzal's trade value, as he's already potted 16 goals and 26 points in 51 games thus far.
Hoffman playing Sunday vs Panthers 02-26-2017
Mike Hoffman LW OTT
Mike Hoffman is in the lineup tonight against the Panthers.
Well that's some quick healing. Adjust your lineup accordingly. Hoffman has 19 goals and 39 points this season over 52 games.
Mark Stone will play Sunday vs Panthers 02-26-2017
Mark Stone RW OTT
Mark Stone is a go and will play Sunday against the Panthers.
Adjust your lineup accordingly. He has 22 goals and 47 points in 56 games this season.
Anders Nilsson in net vs Arizona on Sunday 02-26-2017
Anders Nilsson G BUF
Anders Nilsson will be in net against the Coyotes on Sunday.

Paul Hamilton on Twitter
Through 20 games this season he has posted a 9-7-4 record along with a .922 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA. He also boasts a 9:1 Quality Start to Really Bad Start ratio in 18 starts.
Cernak dealt to Tampa with Budaj for Bishop 02-26-2017
Erik Cernak D LA
Erik Cernak was dealt to Tampa Bay with Peter Budaj for Ben Bishop.
The Kings also sent a seventh round pick and a conditional pick in exchange for a fifth rounder, all picks in 2017. The 19-year-old defender has posted three goals and 17 points in 40 games for OHL Erie this season. Cernak was the 43rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Lighnting get Peter Budaj in deal for Bishop 02-26-2017
Peter Budaj G LA
Peter Budaj has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
He was sent to the Lightning in the deal that landed Los Angeles Ben Bishop. Tampa Bay also sent a fifth rounder in 2017 to the Kings, while Lightning got prospect Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in 2017 and a conditional selection in 2017. Budaj did a great job filling in for Jonathan Quick this season, while he recovered from a groin injury. He will serve as Andrei Vasilevskiy's backup for the rest of the season.
Kings acquire Bishop for Budaj plus 02-26-2017
Ben Bishop G TB
Ben Bishop and fifth round pick in 2017 has been sent to the LA Kings for Peter Budaj, defenceman Erik Cernak, a seventh round pick in the 2017 NHL draft and a conditional pick in the same draft.

Well there's your first big trade of the season. Bishop, a pending free agent, will backup Jonathan Quick as the Kings attempt to capture their third Stanley Cup of the decade. Bishop is currently sidelined with the flu and is considered day-to-day. His fantasy value has plummeted, save for when he actually plays.
Kings obtain Ben Bishop from Lightning 02-26-2017
Ben Bishop G TB
Ben Bishop has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings.
He has been shipped to Los Angeles along with a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft in exchange for goaltender Peter Budaj, prospect defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round selection in 2017 and a conditional pick in 2017. Bishop is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent in July. He will provide the Kings with some insurance if Quick's groin acts up again.
Backes fights Ja. Benn, also pots assist 02-26-2017
David Backes RW BOS
David Backes did a bit of everything for fantasy owners during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars. He picked up his 17th assist of the season giving 29 points through 54 games. He also fought Jamie Benn in quite the thriller. Backes has four assists over his last five games.
Bergeron scores twice in win over Stars 02-26-2017
Patrice Bergeron C BOS
Patrice Bergeron scored twice during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars. He also added an assist for a three-point effort. For the month, he has four goals and 13 points in just nine games. Which is mighty encouraging as we hurdle towards fantasy playoffs.
Krejci picks up third goal over last five 02-26-2017
David Krejci C BOS
David Krejci picked up his third goal over his last five games during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars. He also has points in four of his last five, with five points in all over that span. For the season Krejci has 16 goals and 42 points in 62 games.
Spooner feasts on Stars in big win 02-26-2017
Ryan Spooner C BOS
Ryan Spooner was able to feed on the Stars to continue his scoring way in Sunday's 6-3 win. He posted both a goal and an assist in the game, giving him two goals and five points over his last five games. He has 10 goals and 33 points in 61 games.
Brad Marchand is still on fire 02-26-2017
Brad Marchand LW BOS
Brad Marchand is still on fire. He posted a goal and three points during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars. He has three goals and seven points over his last five games alone. Marchand is up to 27 goals and 64 points in just 62 games this season.
Vatrano reaches double-digits for first time 02-26-2017
Frank Vatrano C BOS
Frank Vatrano needed just 28 games to reach the double-digit goal mark for the first time in his career. He tallied his 10th goal of the season during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars. He has three goals and four points over his last five games, and 18 points overall this season.
Krug continues torrid pace with 3 helpers 02-26-2017
Torey Krug D BOS
Torey Krug continued his torrid pace by collecting another trio of helpers during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Stars. He now has points in four of his last five games, with six overall in that span. He's now up to 36 assists and 41 points in 62 games this season. He needs just four assists and three points to match the respective career highs as well.
Rask salved by offense in win over Stars 02-26-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
It wasn't Tuukka Rask's best game, but it was enough. Rask turned away 33 of 36 shots including four of five on the kill, as the Bruins beat the Stars 6-3 on Sunday. The win lifts his record to 29-14-4 with a 2.30 GAA and .912 save percentage for the year.
Sharp picks up his 15th point of the season 02-26-2017
Patrick Sharp RW DAL
Patrick Sharp picked up his 15th point of the season during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Bruins. Mark it eight assists on the year as the veteran now has a point in two of his last three games. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
Jamie Benn picks up helper, fights Backes 02-26-2017
Jamie Benn LW DAL
Jamie Benn did a bit of everything during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Bruins. The Captain picked up his 36th helper of the season, giving him 57 points through 58 games. He also fought David Backes, and it was quite the punch-out. Benn now has points in four of his last five games, with three goals and six points in that span.
Hudler heating up for the Stars 02-26-2017
Jiri Hudler RW DAL
Jiri Hudler is heating up for the Stars. He picked up both a goal and an assist during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Bruins, giving him three points over his last pair of games. For the season he now has three goals and 10 points in 26 games.
Seguin posts another multi-point game 02-26-2017
Tyler Seguin C DAL
Tyler Seguin likes to score in bunches. Though the Stars fell to the Bruins 6-3 on Sunday, Seguin did his part. He scored both a goal and an assist, giving him his third game over the last five with at least two points. He has two goals and seven points over that span, giving him 22 goals and 61 points over 62 games this season.
Klingberg posts goal, assist in loss to BOS 02-26-2017
John Klingberg D DAL
John Klingberg posted both a goal and an assist during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Bruins. The tallies give him two goals and three points over the last two games. They also bump up his season's sum to 10 goals and 35 points through 60 games. Klingberg now has 31 career goals over three seasons, with double-digits in each campaign. His career high is 11 markers.
Lehtonen chewed up by Bruins on Sunday 02-26-2017
Kari Lehtonen G DAL
Kari Lehtonen got chewed up by the Bruins on Sunday during the 6-3 loss. He stopped just 22 of 28 shots, including three of four on the penalty kill. The loss drops his record to 14-19-6 with a 2.94 GAA and a .900 save percentage.
Chris Tanev cleared of the mumps virus 02-26-2017
Christopher Tanev D VAN
Take Chris Tanev off the quarantined list.

Ben Kuzma on Twitter
He's been cleared of the mumps virus, but it's unclear if he'll return to action immediately. We'll keep you posted on his progress.
Troy Stecher cleared of mumps 02-26-2017
Jake Baker D WPG
Troy Stecher has been cleared of the mumps virus.

Ben Kuzma on Twitter
Well that's fantastic news, as no one needs to suffer from the disease. It's unclear if Stecher will return immediately to action, but it would appear he's closer to the day-to-day side of the scale.
Ben Hutton experience symptoms of mumps 02-26-2017
Ben Hutton D VAN
Ben Hutton appears to have bit bitten by the mumps virus as well.

Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
The talented blue liner is merely suspected but he's also been quarantined. Through 50 games this season he has four goals and 15 points along with 76 blocks this season. Hopefully he won't be out for too long.
Anton Rodin suspected to have the mumps 02-26-2017
Anton Rodin RW VAN
Add Anton Rodin (knee) to the pool of Canucks suspected to have the mumps as they display symptoms of the virus.

Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
A major knee injury and the mumps? If it weren't for bad luck he'd have no luck at all. Let's hope he's just sick instead. He's been out since Dec. 23rd with the injury, and is eligible to return whenever he's healthy enough to.
Davidson, Gryba out vs Predators on Sunday 02-26-2017
Brandon Davidson D EDM
Brandon Davidson and Eric Gryba will be scratched against the Predators on Sunday.

Jack Michaels on Twitter
Through 28 games this season he has a point with 28 PIMs with 31 hits and 48 blocks. Gryba meanwhile has compiled five points with 51 PIMs and 117 hits in his 31 games of work.
Adam Larsson to play Sunday vs Predators 02-26-2017
Adam Larsson D EDM
Adam Larsson will play on Sunday against the Predators.

Jack Michaels on Twitter
Through 59 games this season the defender has posted three goals and 15 points along with 106 blocks and 182 hits this season. Pretty good if you're in the right pool.
Blackhawks summons Lars Johansson 02-26-2017
Eetu Tuulola RW CAL
Lars Johansson has bee summoned up by the Blackhawks.

Brian Hedger on Twitter
He'll backup Scott Darling as Corey Crawford has come down with the flu. The 30-year-old is 11-11 over 30 games with AHL Rockford this season, posting a .907 save percentage and a 2.66 GAA in that span.
Darnell Nurse returns after missing 35 games 02-26-2017
Darnell Nurse D EDM
Darnell Nurse is set to make his long-awaited return to the ice on Sunday against the Predators after missing the last 35 games.

Jack Michaels on Twitter
Coach Todd McLellan has noted that he plans to ease the talented defender into the lineup, which means his minutes and matchups will be highly selected for. Be that as it may, you've got to start somewhere and this is as fine a place as any. Through 25 games this season he has three goals and five points along with 17 PIMs, 25 blocks and 60 blocks.
Confirmed, Pekka Rinne in net Sun vs Oilers 02-26-2017
Pekka Rinne G NAS
Confirming an earlier note, Pekka Rinne will indeed face the Oilers on Sunday.

Brooks Bratten on Twitter
Over the last three seasons, Rinne is 8-0-0 against Edmonton with a 0.98 GAA and a .966 save percentage, including three shutouts.
Cam Talbot in net vs Predators on Sunday 02-26-2017
Cam Talbot G EDM
Cam Talbot will be in net against the Predators on Sunday.

Edmonton Oilers on Twitter
Talbot is already 0-1-1 in two games against the Preds this season with four goals against on 71 combined shots. He's also played the Western conference much better, going 20-7-5 with four shutouts, a .932 save percentage and a 2.09 GAA.
Sabres recall Linus Ullmark from AHL 02-26-2017
Linus Ullmark G BUF
Linus Ullmark was recalled from AHL Rochester on Sunday.

Buffalo Sabres on Twitter
The 23-year-old has had a fine season for the Amerks thus far. In 42 games he's 20-20-2 with a .910 save percentage and a 2.90 GAA.
Jooris, Connauton out vs Sabres on Sunday 02-26-2017
Josh Jooris RW ARZ
Josh Jooris and Kevin Connauton will be scratched against the Sabres on Sunday.

Jerry Brown
Through 20 games with the Coyotes, Jooris has posted four points with 10 blocks and 12 hits. Connauton has a point with 38 hits in 18 games.
Deslauriers, Falk, Baptiste out vs Coyotes 02-26-2017
Nicolas Deslauriers RW BUF
Nicolas Deslauriers, Justin Falk and Nicholas Baptiste will be scratched against the Coyotes on Sunday.

Jerry Brown
Deslauriers is still searching for his first points of the season through 31 games this season with 23 PIMs and 80 hits thus far. In 41 games Falk has seven points with 77 hits. While Baptiste has four points with 12 hits in 14 games.
Dennis Rasmussen out vs Blues on Sunday 02-26-2017
Dennis Rasmussen C CHI
Dennis Rasmussen will be scratched on Sunday against the Blues.

Brian Hedger
through 57 games this season he has four goals and eight points along with 40 hits and 46 blocks while averaging just 12:02 a game this season.
Bortuzzo, Barbashev out vs Chicago on Sun 02-26-2017
Robert Bortuzzo D STL
Robert Bortuzzo and Ivan Barbashev will be scratched from Sunday's match with Chicago.

Brian Hedger
The veteran defender has picked up three points along with 38 hits and 50 blocks over 23 games this season. The rookie Barbashev meanwhile has three points himself with eight shots and 19 hits in 12 games thus far with the Blues.
Buchnevich, Puemple scratched vs Columbus 02-26-2017
Spencer Abbott LW CHI
Pavel Buchnevich and Matt Puempel will be scratched against the Blue Jackets on Sunday.

David Satriano
Mark it now six in a row on the pine for Buchnevich, who has posted six goals and 15 points over 26 games this season. Puempel meanwhile has six goals and seven points in 19 games.
Prout, Harrington scratched vs Rangers 02-26-2017
Dalton Prout D CLB
Dalton Prout and Scott Harrington will be scratched against the Rangers on Sunday.

David Satriano
Through 15 games this season Prout has posted three points along with 14 PIMs, 16 blocks and 24 hits. Harrington meanwhile has three points himself and little else to his credit in 13 games.
Sissons, Bitetto, Hunt out vs Oilers on Sun 02-26-2017
Colton Sissons C NAS
Colton Sissons, Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched against the Oilers on Sunday.

Kurt Dusterberg
Sissons has posted five goals and seven points along with 70 hits in 42 games this season. Bitetto meanwhile has picked up three helpers plus 16 blocks and 24 hits in 18 games.
Anton Slepyshev out vs Predators on Sunday 02-26-2017
Anton Slepyshev RW EDM
Anton Slepyshev will be scratched against the Predators on Sunday.

Robby Stanley
He's posted eight points in 32 games with the Oilers this season. The 22-year-old has also picked up three goals and 10 points in nine games down on the farm.
Zach Sanford returned to AHL Hershey 02-26-2017
John Kurtz LW VAN
Zach Sanford returned to AHL Hershey on Sunday.

Cap Friendly
The 22-year-old has 11 goals and 16 points over 25 games for the Bears this season. He also has three points in 26 games with the Capitals.
Curtis Lazar sidelined with upper body injury 02-26-2017
Curtis Lazar C OTT
Curtis Lazar has been sidelined with upper body injury.

Chris Stevenson on Twitter
He has one point in 33 games with the Senators this season. This does not bode well for the former first-round pick's potential trade stock, but it's not like GM Pierre Dorion is looking to deal him anyway.
No Burmistrov vs Sabres on Sunday 02-26-2017
Alex Burmistrov RW ARZ
Alex Burmistrov (upper body) will remain sidelined on Sunday against the Sabres.

Dave Vest on Twitter
The ailment is considered "minor", so we will just consider him day-to-day. He has a goal and 11 points in 40 games this season between the Coyotes and Jets.
Matt Tennyson scratched vs Calgary on Sunday 02-26-2017
Matt Tennyson D CAR
Matt Tennyson will be scratched against Calgary on Sunday.

Kurt Dusterberg
Through 32 games this season Tennyson has posted four assists with 31 blocks and 42 hits.
Wideman, Jokipakka, F. Hamilton out vs CAR 02-26-2017
Dennis Wideman D CAL
Dennis Wideman, Jyrki Jokipakka and Freddie Hamilton will each be scratched against Carolina on Sunday.

Kurt Dusterberg
Wideman has posted three goals and 16 points with 30 PIMs, 59 hits and 66 blocks through 52 games. Jokipakka meanwhile has posted six points with 25 hits and 30 blocks in 38 games.
Craig Anderson will face the Panthers on Sun 02-26-2017
Craig Anderson G OTT
Craig Anderson will face the Panthers on Sunday, one of his former clubs.

George Richards on Twitter
Coming in, he has a 15-8-1 record with a 2.37 GAA and a .927 save percentage for the season. In his five games since returning to action, Anderson has gone 3-2 with 10 goals against in which he's allowed three goals three times.
Brian Elliott will face the Carolina on Sat 02-26-2017
Brian Elliott G CAL
Brian Elliott will face the Carolina on Saturday.

Roger Millions on Twitter
Through 32 games this season Elliott has posted a 14-13-3 record with a 2.81 GAA and a .896 save percentage.
Louis Domingue in net vs Sabres on Sunday 02-26-2017
Louis Domingue G ARZ
It'll be Louis Domingue in net against the Sabres on Sunday.

Sarah McLellan on Twitter
Domingue has but a single victory since the beginning of November, going 1-8-1 in 13 games since then. He's allowed 36 goals and posted an .890 save percentage, so we'd opt for a more favorable matchup tonight.
Derek Ryan returns to Carolina's lineup 02-26-2017
Derek Ryan C CAR
Derek Ryan will return to Carolina's lineup on Sunday against the Flames.

Michael Smith on Twitter
Through 42 games this season the feel-good story Ryan has posted eight points and 18 points thus far.
McGinn 'highly questionable' vs Flames on Sun 02-26-2017
Brock McGinn LW CAR
Brock McGinn is "highly questionable" for Sunday's match with the Flames.

Michael Smith on Twitter
So we'll go ahead had just consider him out of the lineup, as it's difficult to fathom what would thrust a "highly questionable" player to enter the lineup. Through 41 games this season with the Hurricanes he has five goals and 14 points along with 64 hits.
Troy Stecher placed on I/R with mumps 02-26-2017
Jake Baker D WPG
The Canucks placed Troy Stecher on I/R retroactively to Feb. 19th with the mumps.

Cap Friendly
He has no timetable for a return, which will largely be dictated by how quickly he was diagnosed and treated with the virus. Consider him out until further notice.
Canucks place Michael Chaput on I/R 02-26-2017
Michael Chaput C VAN
Michael Chaput was placed on I/R retroactively to Feb. 19th with the mumps.

Cap Friendly
There's no timetable for his return just yet, which will be largely dictated by how quickly his diagnosis was made. Consider how out until further notice.
Avalanche place Nikita Zadorov on I/R 02-26-2017
Nikita Zadorov D COL
Nikita Zadorov was placed on I/R retroactively to Feb. 20th with a broken ankle.

Cap Friendly
His season is over. The injury occurred during practice after Zadorov got tangled up with Mikko Rantanen. Zadorov was averaging 19:02 of ice time per game. He had no goals, 10 assists and a minus-20 rating in 56 games.
Riley Barber returned to AHL Hershey on Sun 02-26-2017
Riley Barber RW WAS
Riley Barber was returned to AHL Hershey on Sunday.

Cap Friendly
The talented youngster failed to make much of an impression during his time with the Captials, seeing just 18 shifts and less than 20 total time on ice. He has seven goals and 11 points in 18 games for the Bears this season.
Aaron Ness returned to AHL Hershey 02-26-2017
Aaron Ness D WAS
Aaron Ness was returned to AHL Hershey on Sunday.

Cap Friendly
Ness has five points in 39 career NHL games. He also has five goals and 16 points in 41 games for the Bears this season.
Wild waive Teemu Pulkkinen 02-26-2017
Teemu Pulkkinen RW MIN
Teemu Pulkkinen was waived by the Wild on Sunday.

Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
The 25-year-old has been tearing it up in AHL Iowa to the tune of 18 goals and 35 points in 46 games. He has just one goal in nine games with Minnesota, however.
Panthers waive Greg McKegg on Sunday 02-26-2017
Greg McKegg C FLA
The Panthers waived Greg McKegg on Sunday.

Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
Through 31 games with the Panthers this season the 24-year-old has posted six points along with 11 PIMs and 33 hits.
Dmitrij Jaskin draws in vs Chicago on Sunday 02-26-2017
Dmitrij Jaskin RW STL
Dmitrij Jaskin draws into the lineup against Chicago on Sunday.

Lou Korac on Twitter
Through 41 games this season Jaskin has posted 10 points along with 79 hits.
Magnus Paajarvi will suit up vs Chicago 02-26-2017
Magnus Paajarvi LW STL
Magnus Paajarvi will suit up against Chicago on Sunday.

Lou Korac on Twitter
He has three goals and four points in 10 games with the Blues this season. In 123 career games with the Blues spread over four seasons he has 12 goals and 26 points.
Mark Stone a game-time decision vs Panthers 02-26-2017
Mark Stone RW OTT
Mark Stone (neck) will be a game-time decision against the Panthers on Sunday.

Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
That's a significant step forward for the talented winger. We'll keep you posted on the final word.
Hoffman a game-time decision Sun vs Florida 02-26-2017
Mike Hoffman LW OTT
Mike Hoffman (groin) will be a game-time decision Sunday against Florida.

Bruce Garrioch on Twitter
Coach Guy Boucher was doubtful he'd play at all this weekend, so there must have been a significant turnaround in his injury. Which is fantastic news, obviously. We'll keep you posted.
Details emerge on Ryan Carter's deal with MN 02-26-2017
Ryan Carter LW MIN
Details of Ryan Carter's deal with the Wild have emerged.

Minnesota Wild on Twitter
Carter's deal is for the rest of the season on a two-way track where he'll make the pro-rated NHL minimum of $575K while in Minnesota, and a pro-rated $250K while with AHL Iowa. Pretty great considering what he's overcome.
Ben Bishop misses practice due to illness 02-26-2017
Ben Bishop G TB
The flu bug appears to have bitten Ben Bishop, as he was absent from Sunday's practice with the team.

Joe Smith on Twitter
It's unclear if the veteran netminder will start Monday's match versus the Senators, but if he doesn't this is why. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Manning to have hearing with DoPS 02-26-2017
Brandon Manning D PHI
Brandon Manning will have hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday morning "for interference on Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel."

Department of Player Safety on Twitter
Manning laid his left shoulder into the right side of Guentzel's head as he was looking left to receive a pass, thus falling into a potential gray zone of eligibility to be hit. But since his head was the principal (and only) point of contact, Manning is facing a possible suspension. Stay tuned.
Blues recall Magnus Paajarvi from AHL 02-26-2017
Magnus Paajarvi LW STL
Magnus Paajarvi was recalled from AHL Chicago on Sunday.

St. Louis Blues on Twitter
The 25-year-old has posted seven goals and 18 points in 26 games down on the farm with the Wolves. He also has three goals and four points with the Blues this season in 10 games.
Yakupov will be healthy scratch Sunday 02-26-2017
Nail Yakupov RW STL
Nail Yakupov will be a healthy scratch Sunday against Chicago.

Lou Korac on Twitter
He seems to be a semi-regular in the pressbox these days. Dmitrik Jaskin and Magnus Paajarvi will draw in.
Beleskey, Morrow, C. Miller out vs Stars 02-26-2017
Matt Beleskey LW BOS
Matt Beleskey, Joe Morrow and Colin Miller will each be scratched against the Stars on Sunday.
Beleskey has posted seven points with 38 PIMs and 77 hits in 35 games thus far. Miller meanwhile has picked up nine points along with 30 PIMs and 59 hits in 45 games.
Allen to start v Hawks Sunday 02-26-2017
Jake Allen G STL
Jake Allen will get the start in goal Sunday against Chicago.

Lou Korac on Twitter
Allen is coming off a very fine 31-save 2-1 loss to Florida in which he was the Blues' best player. Allen has been playing much better since Mike Yeo replaced Ken Hitchcock as the Blues' head coach. He is now a must start.
Bruins indeed tab Tuukka Rask vs Stars 02-26-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Confirming an earlier note, Tuukka Rask will indeed be in net on Sunday against the Stars.

Sean Shapiro on Twitter
He comes in sporting a very fine 28-14-4 record with a 2.28 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
Forsberg has 3 consecutive 3-point games 02-26-2017
Filip Forsberg LW NAS
Filip Forsberg has become only the second Nashville player in the team's history to record three conseuctive three-point games.

Adam Vingan on Twitter
The only other player to do it was Scott Walker in 2004. With seven goals and nine points in his last three contests, it would be an understatement to say that Forsberg is white hot.
Rinne to start Sunday v Oilers 02-26-2017
Pekka Rinne G NAS
Pekka Rinne should return to the net Sunday against the Oilers.

Adam Vingan Twitter
He had Saturday off as Juuse Saros got the start against the Capitals. Over the last three seasons, Rinne is 8-0-0 against Edmonton with a 0.98 GAA and a .966 SP with three shutouts. I'd say he'll feel confident Sunday and you should too starting him.
Zac Dalpe recalled from Iowa of AHL 02-26-2017
Zac Dalpe C MIN
The Wild have recalled Zac Dalpe from Iowa of the AHL.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Dalpe seems to have recovered from October surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee. Dalpe is lineup depth and holds no fantasy value going forwwrd.
Ryan Carter on his way to Minnesota 02-26-2017
Ryan Carter LW MIN
Ryan Carter is on his way to Minnesota.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Carter, who was playing with Iowa on a pro tryout, signed a deal with the Wild Sunday. He has worked his way back from October surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder and should provide the Wld with quality penalty killing. Carter has no fantasy value, however.
Johansson to be recalled Sunday 02-26-2017
Eetu Tuulola RW CAL
The Blackhawks will likely recall Lars Johansson from the AHL for Sunday's game.

Eric Lear on Twitter
Corey Crawford hsa come down with an illness that will keep him from playing. Johansson will back up Sunday's starter Scott Darling.
Crawford sick and won't play Sunday 02-26-2017
Corey Crawford G CHI
Corey Crawford will be scratched from his Sunday start due to illness.

Eric Lear on Twitter
Crawford has come down with the flu and will miss the game. Scott Darling will start in his place.
Darling to start v Blues Sunday 02-26-2017
Scott Darling G CHI
Updating an earlier post, it will be Scott Darling in net for the Blackhawks against the Blues.

Eric Lear Twitter
Corey Crawford is under the weather and will miss the game.
Lehtonen to start v Bruins Sunday 02-26-2017
Kari Lehtonen G DAL
Kari Lehtonen will start against Boston Sunday afternoon.

Stars Inside Edge
He led the Stars on to the ice for warmups so it's a great bet he will be Sunday's starter. Lehtonen is coming off a 25-save 5-2 win over the Coyotes and boasts a 14-18-6 record. He'll be looking to win his third consecutive game.
Oduya to play Sunday v Boston 02-26-2017
Johnny Oduya D DAL
Johnny Oduya will be in the Dallas lineup against Boston Sunday afternoon.

Mike Heika Twitter
Oduya has obviously recovered from his ankle injury. The game starts at 12:30 pm ET, so if you need Oduya activate him immediately.
Tyutin the most likley Av player to move 02-26-2017
Fedor Tyutin D COL
The most likely Colorado player to be moved by the NHL trade deadline is Fedor Tyutin.

Denver Post
He is a pending UFA and could help a contending team as a depth blueliner. Despite the fact there has been a lot of chatter about a Matt Duchess trade, the Avs are much more likely to move smaller free agent parts such as Jarome Iginla, John Mitchell, Rene Bourque and Cody Goloubef. Stay tuned as the Avs are certain to be aggressive sellers.
Tootoo won't play Sunday due to illness 02-26-2017
Jordin Tootoo RW CHI
Jordin Tootoo will not be in the Blackhawk lineup Sunday against St. Louis as he is under the weather.

Mark Lazerus Twitter
Even if Tootoo were healthy he was likely going to sit in the pressbox.
Crawford to start v Blues 02-26-2017
Corey Crawford G CHI
Confirming an earlier post, it will in fact be Corey Crawford in net against the Blues Sunday night.

Brian Hedger Twitter
He's been pretty hot as of late winning seven of his last 10 starts. That said, he has allowed approximately 2.7 goals per game over that stretch so improvement is definitely possible.
Jurco to start on line with Hossa and Kruger 02-26-2017
Tomas Jurco LW CHI
Tomas Jurco will make his Blackhawk debut Sunday on a line with Marcus Kruger and Marian Hossa.

CSN Chicago
Playing with Hossa could be a very good thing for Jurco as the two players are both from Slovakia and play a similar game. Keep an eye on Jurco as he could have a bit of a resurgence with his new team.
Marner probable for Tuesday v Sharks 02-26-2017
Mitchell Marner C TOR
There is a very good chance that Mitch Marner will be back in the Toronto lineup Tuesday night against San Jose.

Mark Masters Twitter
He seems to have fully recovered from a shoulder injury and almost bribed his way into Saturday night's lineup. Get ready to activate the ubder talented rookie.
Bozak to play Tuesday 02-26-2017
Tyler Bozak C TOR
Look for Tyler Bozak to return to action Tuesday against the Sharks.

Mark Masters Twitter
He missed Saturday night's game due to a cut on his hand that became infected. Make sure you activate Bozak before Tuesday's contest if you need him.
Matthews chasing Leaf rookie records 02-26-2017
David Rittich G CAL
Auston Matthews is closing in on a few Maple Leaf rookie scoring records.

Mark Masters Twitter
With his two goals Saturday night against Montreal, Mathews now has 30 for the season, four short of the rookie record of 34 held by Wendel Clark set in 1985-86. With 54 points, Matthews is also closing in on Peter Ihnacak's mark of 66 set in 1982-83. Matthews and Patrick Laine are the top contenders for this year's Calder Trophy awarded to the NHL's top rookie.
Plenty of suitors for Bishop 02-26-2017
Ben Bishop G TB
If the Lightning decide to move Ben Bishop by the NHL trade deadline, there will be plenty of interested teams.

Tampa Bay Times
The Flames, Jets, Flyers and Islanders all have different level of goaltending needs. Bishop has been hot of late, increasing his value to the Bolts and to potential suitors. It will be interesting to see if the Lightning moves its talented UFA goalie before the deadline.
Tom Wilson takes skate to back of head 02-26-2017
Tom Wilson RW WAS
Tom Wilson was cut by a skate Saturday in the third period.

CSN Mid-Atlantic
Wilson went immediately to the bench where the medical staff treated him. It looked like the back of his head was cut. Wilson scored his sixth of the season and had nine penalty minutes in the game as he now has 15 points, 74 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating this season.
James Reimer to start Sunday against OTT 02-26-2017
James Reimer G FLA
Jame Reimer will be in goal against Ottawa on Sunday night.

George Richards on Twitter
It makes a bit of sense as Reimer has been the better of the two Florida goalies for the past few weeks. He will be looking to bounce back after he allowed four goals on 35 shots to Edmonton on Wednesday in his last outing.
Alex Ovechkin held without a shot on goal 02-26-2017
Alex Ovechkin LW WAS
Alex Ovechkin was held without a shot on goal Saturday for the third time in the last seven games.

CSN Mid-Atlantic
A little perspective here as the first time it happened earlier in the month was the first time in 316 games that Ovie had not had a shot on goal. "Obviously he's a shooter; he's got to get pucks to the net," Coach Barry Trotz said. "He's a little off, a little bit off. Players will go through that." Ovechkin fell 45 games short of the NHL record of 360 held by Ray Bourque.
Jake Virtanen not recalled by the Canucks 02-26-2017
Jake Virtanen RW VAN
On a day that the Vancouver Canucks recalled four players, Jake Virtanen remained in the minors.

Vancouver Province
It looks like the Canucks think that playing the rest of the season for Utica will be the best thing long-term for the youngster who was drafted sixth overall in 2014. He has only five goals and 11 points in 44 AHL games with a goal and four points in his last 20. Maybe there was another reason for the Canucks keeping him down and that was a lack of production.
Sven Baertschi back on the ice 02-26-2017
Sven Baertschi LW VAN
Sven Baertschi skated for the first time since suffering a concussion on February 7.

Vancouver Province
That is welcome news for the Canucks who haven't had much good news of late. The forward has 13 goals and 27 points this season and has been one of the few bright spots for the Canucks this season. Consider him day-to-day.
Dylan DeMelo still seven-ten days away 02-26-2017
Dylan DeMelo D SJ
Dylan DeMelo is still seven-ten days away from returning to action from a wrist injury according to coach Peter DeBoer.

San Jose Mercury News
DeMelo was taken off injured reserve on Monday as the Sharks returned four players to the minors during their mandatory five day break. DeMelo has a goal and four points in 14 games this season so he has not been missed fantasy-wise.
Mikkel Boedker scores first in 20 games 02-26-2017
Mikkel Boedker RW SJ
Mikkel Boedker scored his first goal in 20 games on Saturday.

CSN Bay Area
It has been feast or famine for Boedker and it has mostly been famine as it was only his seventh goal of the season. He scored four goals in three games in January but has only three other goals in 57 games of action including the one on Saturday. He should not be in your lineup or anyone else's for that matter.
New Galchenyuk line looks strong 02-26-2017
Alex Galchenyuk LW MON
The newly-constructed line of Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Artturi Lehkonen looked strong against the Maple Leafs Saturday night.

Habs Inside Out
Galchenyuk finally broke out of his scoring slump with a goal and an assist and played a very strong game with his new line mates. He also had four shots on goal and was a terrific 9-3 in the faceoff dot. Good news for all Galchenyuk owners who have suffered through his injury and then his slump.
Conor Sheary returns to practice Saturday 02-26-2017
Conor Sheary LW PIT
Conor Sheary (upper body) was back at practice Saturday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sheary has been out of action since January 31 and the original prognosis was four-six weeks so he could come back at any time. Sheary was having a great season with 17 goals and 35 points in just 42 games so upon his return, especially if he is back with Sidney Crosby, get him in your lineup quickly.
Bracken Kearns returned to the minors 02-26-2017
Bracken Kearns C NYI
The New York Islanders have sent Bracken Kearns back to Bridgeport of the AHL.

New York Islanders on Twitter
Kearns had 18 goals and 40 points in 51 AHL games before his recall. He did not have a point in his two NHL games during his recall.
Carl Hagelin plays with Crosby and Hornqvist 02-26-2017
Carl Hagelin LW PIT
Carl Hagelin lined up on Saturday with Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Hagelin, who has played in more playoff games (64) than any other NHLer since 2012, gets a boost in his fantasy value playing with Crosby. Hagelin has only six goals and 20 points in 55 games this season so he could very well be available in your fantasy pool.
Malgin recalled from AHL 02-26-2017
Markus Eisenschmid C MON
The Panthers have recalled Denis Malgin from Springfield of the AHL.

Harvey Fialkov on Twitter
Maglin has been on fire since he was demoted to the AHL in mid-January. In 15 games, he has registered 15 points. It remains to be seen if Malgin will dress against the Senators Sunday night.
Brayden Schenn returns to second line center 02-26-2017
Brayden Schenn RW PHI
Brayden Schenn centered the second line Saturday.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
Schenn was between Nick Cousins and Jake Voracek after playing on the top line with Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds. Schenn leads the NHL with 14 power play goals but has only five goals at regular strength.
Shayne Gostisbehere finally scores 02-26-2017
Shayne Gostisbehere D PHI
Shayne Gostisbehere scored for the first time in 34 games on Saturday.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
The defenseman had 17 goals in 64 games as a rookie but his sophomore season has been a big reversal as he has only five goals thus far. He has been made a healthy scratch on a few occasions this season and that has been a major sore spot for his fantasy owners who drafted him high based on his first year campaign. Look for a bit of a bounce back next season but he is not an elite offensive defenseman at this time.
Michael Dal Colle playing well of late 02-26-2017
Michael Dal Colle LW NYI
Michael Dal Colle is starting to play well for Bridgeport of the AHL.

New York Newsday
He has teamed up with Joshua Ho-Sang and the duo have been impressive of late as Bridgeport has won 15 of their last 17. Dal Colle was taken fifth overall in 2014 and has 11 goals and 29 points in 52 games while Ho-Sang who was drafted 28th overall in the same year has 10 goals and 35 points. The two could be with the Islanders next season.
Cal Clutterbuck hopes to play Thursday 02-26-2017
Cal Clutterbuck RW NYI
Cal Clutterbuck (lower body) is hoping to play Thursday when the Islanders play in Dallas.

New York Newsday
Clutterbuck played Tuesday but was shut down quickly when it was obvious he was not ready to return. "We've had a couple of relapses, so that's discouraging," coach Doug Weight said of Clutterbuck. "But the encouraging part is he stopped when he had to stop. He's been pushing it too far. He wasn't feeling right, but he kept playing and playing and playing, and then it's gone too far." Clutterbuck has missed 10 of the last 11 games. He has always been among the league leaders in hits and while being out of action for so long hurts poolies who have him and use the category, his return will be a welcome addition.
Travis Hamonic to practice Monday 02-26-2017
Travis Hamonic D NYI
Travis Hamonic (knee) will practice with the Islanders Monday.

New York Newsday
Hamonic has been skating on his own of late as he has been out of the Islanders lineup since January 7. He has two goals and 12 points in 35 games but is usually the rock on the Islanders blueline.
Everyone asking for J.T. Miller in a trade 02-26-2017
J.T. Miller LW NYR
It looks like every team wanting to make a blockbuster deal with the Rangers is asking about J.T. Miller according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

NY Post
According to Brooks, the answer has been no. Miller is having an outstanding season with 19 goals and 47 points in 61 games, already surpassing his career best of 43 set last season. At age 24, it looks like Miller is on an upward trend for a few more years at least. He should be owned in all formats of fantasy hockey.
Luongo likely starter v Sens Sunday 02-26-2017
Roberto Luongo G FLA
Look for Roberto Luongo to get the call against the Senators Sunday evening.

Left Wing Lock
Luogno is coming off a 4-2 loss to the Flames on Friday in which he allowed all four goals on only 28 shots. Luongo will be looking to rebound against Ottawa and break his team's three-game losing streak. For the season. the veteran netminder boasts a 16-15-6 record with a 2.73 GAA and .914 SP.
Mrazek could be exposed to expansion draft 02-26-2017
Petr Mrazek G DET
The Red Wings have a tough choice when it comes to which goalies they will protect in the upcoming expansion draft.

Detroit Free Press
Petr Mrazek, who seemed to be a lock to protect, has generally played poorly this season and for the second consecutive campaign lost the starter's job at some point. It might be entirely possible that the Wings move Mrazek before the NHL trade deadline if they have decided they are going to go with Jimmy Howard and Jared Correau next season. Stay tuned.
Jeff Carter has Gordie Howe hat trick 02-26-2017
Jeff Carter C LA
Jeff Carter had the Gordie Howe hat trick Saturday.

Carter had a goal, an assist and a fight. It was a rare fight for the veteran as it was only his third of his career, a span of 12 seasons. Carter had 30 goals and 55 points and should be active in every lineup this season.
Sabres top players have to be better 02-26-2017
Jack Eichel C BUF
The Sabres' top line was abysmal against the Avalanche Saturday night. Buffalo's top unit featuring Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane was a combined minus 10. That line is going to have to be much better from here on in to keep Buffalo's faint playoff hopes alive. Look for Eichel, Reinhart and Kane to rebound Sunday night against the Coyotes.
Jordan Nolan injured in second period 02-26-2017
Jordan Nolan RW LA
Jordan Nolan suffered a leg injury in the second period Saturday and did not return.

There has been nothing but bad luck this month for Nolan who suffered a lower body injury February 2 and returned for the first time on Saturday, only to get hurt again. He took a leg-on-leg hit from the Ducks' Korbinian Holzer. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Lehner likely starter v Coyotes Sunday 02-26-2017
Robin Lehner G BUF
Although he has not played well this week, Robin Lehner is expected to get the start Sunday night against the Coyotes.

Left Wing Lock
In his last two games, Lehner has allowed nine goals on 66 shots. He will get a chance to redeem himself against an improving Arizona squad.
Adam Larsson may sit against Nashville 02-26-2017
Adam Larsson D EDM
The Edmonton Oilers could sit Adam Larsson (lower body) one more game Sunday.

Edmonton Sun
Larsson has been out of action for the last three games and although he practiced on Saturday, it may be for the best to allow him to rest one more time. Larsson has three goals and 15 points this season but has been a giant on the blueline, eating up minutes and playing a solid game in front of Cam Talbot. He has been a big reason for the Oilers turnaround but his fantasy value is still negligible in traditional pools.
Drake Caggiula pointless in his last 11 games 02-26-2017
Jordy Stallard C WPG
Drake Caggiula is pointless in his last 11 games.

Edmonton Sun
The rookie is struggling offensively and a big reason why is his lack of shots on goal as he has only 61 in 44 games. "He's getting scoring chances that have to be finished, a number every night, but I look back to what he did in college, from the first to his fourth year. By year four, everything he shot went into the net," coach Todd McLellan said. Caggiula had only eight goals as a freshman in college but had 25 in his senior year. The Oilers will take that kind of improvement.
Cehlarik continues to impress on B's 2nd line 02-26-2017
Scott Kosmachuk RW WPG
Despite not putting up big numbers yet, Peter Cehlarik continues to impress the Boston coaching staff with his play on the Bruins' second line.

Boston Herald
Cehlarik had a poor game against Anaheim early last week but rebounded with a strong game against the Kings and seems to be poised beyond his NHL experience. "I liked his game (in LA)," said Bruins' coach Bruce Cassidy. "A young player sometimes gets in his own way if it doesn't go well. We talked about it, that it's a new game and he's going to have his ups and downs. I thought he responded very well." Cehlarik will continue to play alongside David Krejci and David Pastrnak and is worth picking up in deep pools.
Jack Johnson a plus-five Saturday 02-26-2017
Jack Johnson D CLB
Jack Johnson was a plus-five on Saturday.

Columbus Dispatch
He combined beautifully with defense partner David Savard and also potted his third goal of the season. He has three goals and 17 points with a plus-14 rating. Johnson hit the 40 point mark in 2014-15 but with Zach Werenski and Seth Jones ahead of him offensively, it is unlikely he shall do so again in Columbus.
David Savard has huge game for Columbus 02-26-2017
David Savard D CLB
David Savard had a goal and two assists for Columbus Saturday.

Columbus Dispatch
Not only that, he was a plus-five on the night as Columbus rolled to a 7-0 shellacking of the New York Islanders. Savard has three goals and 17 points this season as he has been surpassed offensively by Zach Werenski on the Blue Jackets depth chart but if he was in your lineup Saturday, kudos, as the move definitely paid off.
Oliver Bjorkstrand getting first line action 02-26-2017
Oliver Bjorkstrand RW CLB
Oliver Bjorkstrand has moved to the top line with Nick Foligno and Alexander Wennberg.

Columbus Dispatch
Coach John Tortorella has been impressed with the play of Bjorkstrand since he returned to the Blue Jackets on an emergency basis 12 days ago. He has a couple of goals in four games and has been seeing power play time as well. He was highly regarded coming into the season and it appears that it may have just taken a bit longer than originally thought for the play of Bjorkstrand to shine through. He is definitely worth looking at next season.
Rask likely starter Sunday v Stars 02-26-2017
Tuukka Rask G BOS
Look for Tuukka Rask to get the start Sunday afternoon against Dallas.

Left Wing Lock
Rask is coming off an uninspiring 5-3 loss to Anaheim in which he allowed four goals on 24 shots. That said, he still sports a very fine 28-14-4 record with a 2.28 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. The game is a matinee starting at 12:30 pm ET, so make sure Rask is active early if you want him in your lineup.
Victor Rask finally gets a point 02-26-2017
Victor Rask C CAR
Victor Rask picked up an assist Friday.

Raleigh News & Observer
It was Rask's first point in 14 games as the center, who signed a six-year/$24 million extension in the off-season, was slumping badly. He has 13 goals and 33 points this season and should be looked in pools next year as he has the capability to get 50-plus points.
Johnny Gaudreau better on the road 02-26-2017
Johnny Gaudreau LW CAL
Johnny Gaudreau is having a tough year this season scoring but has actually improved on the road.

Calgary Sun
Gaudreau had 78 points last season but only 22 came away from Calgary. This season he has slumped to only 11 goals and 40 points in 52 games but has 23 points on the road. That has been a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season (for him). The problem has been the Saddledome where he has only 17 points after a 56 point campaign at home last season.
Mike Smith okay for Sunday's action 02-26-2017
Mike Smith G ARZ
Mike Smith is apparently okay and will suit up Sunday after missing Friday's game with an illness.

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
The Coyotes sent Adin Hill back to the minors on Saturday which suggests that Smith has recovered sufficiently enough to at least back up, if not well enough to play. He is 16-17-5 with a 2.92 GAA and a .915 save percentage which makes him a good but not great second goalie in deeper fantasy leagues.
Patrick Eaves has five shots on goal 02-26-2017
Patrick Eaves RW ANA
Patrick Eaves had five shots on goal in his Anaheim debut.

Orange County Register
Eaves was acquired on Friday and his debut saw him play the Ducks cross-town rivals, the Kings. He has 21 goals and 37 points (all with Dallas) but has been a stud on the power play with 11 goals, fourth best in the NHL. He is worth looking at in deeper leagues as he started with Corey Perry and Rickard Rakell.
Jordan Weal C PHI
Jordan Weal returned to action on Saturday February 25.
Sam Reinhart RW BUF
Sam Reinhart returned to action on Saturday February 25.
Nick Bonino C PIT
Nick Bonino returned to action on Saturday February 25.
Robin Lehner has rough outing vs. Avalanche 02-26-2017
Robin Lehner G BUF
Things didn't go especially well for Robin Lehner and the Buffalo Sabres, who fell 4-1 to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Lehner's experienced back-to-back tough games, allowing four goals (25 of 29) on Saturday and five goals (32 of 37) in a loss to Chicago on Feb. 19. Before that, the Sabres' top goalie managed a three-game winning streak.
Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart up-and-down on Sat 02-26-2017
Jack Eichel C BUF
Rising Buffalo Sabres stars Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart experienced highs and lows as their team fell 5-3 to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Eichel generated an assist and two SOG, but he also suffered a -3 rating in the defeat. Reinhart scored his 14th goal of 2016-17, but he also had a -4 rating. Evan Rodrigues scored the first goal of 2016-17, too.
Gabriel Landeskog asserts himself with 3 pts 02-26-2017
Gabriel Landeskog LW COL
Gabriel Landeskog collected two goals and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday. Colorado's captain (and potential trade bait) also had a +2 rating, two PIM, two SOG and two hits in this one. He even generated three FW in four tries. The sturdy Swede broke a five-game pointless streak with this outburst.
Jeremy Smith gets first NHL win at age 27 02-26-2017
Jeremy Smith G COL
The Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday, giving Jeremy Smith his first win at 27 years old. Smith had lost in his first two appearance, although now with a .914 save percentage in limited exposure, he hasn't really been too bad. The little-known goalie will turn 28 on April 13, so this has to be a real treat for him. Smith stopped 34 out of 37 shots in Saturday's victory.
Daniel Sedin provides VAN's lone goal in loss 02-26-2017
Daniel Sedin LW VAN
Daniel Sedin was the only Vancouver Canucks player who could get a puck past Martin Jones as the San Jose Sharks won 4-1 on Saturday. Sedin extended a point streak to four games (1G, 3A). He now has 13 goals and 35 points in 61 contests this season. It wouldn't be surprising if the Canucks' aims to slow games down factored into his declining numbers almost as much as age and more than 1,200 regular season games have.
Logan Couture hits 20 goals for sixth time 02-26-2017
Logan Couture C SJ
With an authoritative power-play goal in the San Jose Sharks' 4-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, Logan Couture hit the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his career. Not bad for a guy who will turn 28 on March 28. He has some impressive peers; Joe Pavelski's hit the 2-0 on eight occasions while Patrick Marleau's done it 14 times. Couture also has 20 assists in 2016-17, giving him 40 points in 59 games this season.
Patrick Marleau passes Iginla, Lafleur in GWG 02-26-2017
Patrick Marleau C SJ
San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored his 98th career GWG in his team's 4-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, placing him alone at sixth all-time. Marleau went into the night tied with Guy Lafleur and Jarome Iginla, with the latter active (thus able to possibly tie or go back ahead of Marleau). There's no denying who's the most effective of the two this season overall, however, as Marleau now has 22 goals and seems almost ageless.
Ryan Miller's struggles continues in L to SJS 02-26-2017
Ryan Miller G VAN
Ryan Miller couldn't grind out a win for the undermanned Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, who lost 4-1 to the San Jose Sharks. Miller gave up four goals on 26 shots while Martin Jones had a strong night (35 for 36) on the other end of the ice. Miller has lost two in a row, four of five and eight of 10 during a rough month-and-change. The lone silver lining for the Canucks might be that he's made it clearer that Vancouver should be a trade deadline seller.
Undermanned Canucks made Martin Jones work 02-26-2017
Martin Jones G SJ
Martin Jones got the win as the San Jose Sharks prevailed 4-1 on Saturday, but you can't bury the Vancouver Canucks for a lack of effort. Jones faced 36 shots, stopping all but one. This win pushes him to 29-15-6 on the season. He's in a nice position to meet or exceed last season's career-high of 37 wins.
Luca Sbisa leaves game with 'stomach flu' 02-26-2017
Luca Sbisa D VAN
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa left Saturday's 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks with what the team terms a "stomach flu" and did not return.

Farhan Lalji on Twitter
Any Canucks player with even mild symptoms of an illness raise an alarm considering the mumps outbreak hitting this team. Obviously the team didn't confirm anything with Sbisa here, but we'll have to see. For what it's worth, the team is denying it is the mumps, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji.