NHL News

Matt Calvert    W  Blue Jackets

 

 

Matt Calvert has been moved up to the second line for Tuesday's game. Calvert will play alongside Oliver Bjorkstrand and Nick Foligno. While that's good news for Calvert, he tends not to do much offensively, so we're hesitant to recommend picking him up, even at this time. Sonny Milano is shifting from the second to third line as a result of this move.

Columbus Dispatch

Oct 17 - 9:00 AM

Micheal Ferland    W  Flames

 

 

Micheal Ferland (lower body) didn't skate with the Flames on Monday. Ferland's lower-body injury isn't believed to be a major issue though. He might resume practicing with the Flames as early as Tuesday.

Calgary Sun

Oct 17 - 8:35 AM

Johnny Gaudreau    W  Flames

 

 

Johnny Gaudreau is enjoying the best start that a Calgary Flames' player has had in a while. Gaudreau is the first Flames player since Phil Housley in 1994 to have at least nine points in his first six games. More specifically, Gaudreau has two goals and seven assists so far. "It’s just nice — you don’t have to worry about the outside people giving you a hard time or anything like that, and the team is winning and everything is going well right now," Gaudreau said. "But there will be another month and next thing you know, you’ve gone two or three games without getting on the scoresheet and your team is losing and, you know, you’re facing some adversity. I try to just play my game every single night. Whether I get a point or not or get on the scoresheet, I think it’s most important if the team wins." As Gaudreau said, there will be slumps along the way, but he's one of the league's top players and once the season's over, his points production will likely reflect that. Look for 70-80 points out of him this season.

Calgary Sun

Oct 17 - 8:34 AM

Zac Rinaldo    W  Coyotes

 

 

Zac Rinaldo is eligible to play on Tuesday. Rinaldo was part of the Coyotes' roster heading into the season, but he still owed time for a suspension dating back to the 2016 campaign when he was last in the NHL. Now that he has served that suspension, the Coyotes can use Rinaldo, though it's not clear if they will do so on Tuesday. Rinaldo brings very little to the table offensively, but he might be a good source of PIM to fantasy owners if he does start playing regularly on the third or fourth line.

Travis Hamonic    D  Flames

 

 

Hamonic ripped a loose puck into the twine during the second period of a 5-2 victory over Vancouver on Saturday.

RotoWire

Oct 16 - 11:58 PM

Justin Abdelkader    LW  Wings

 

 

Abdelkader recorded a goal, an assist, two shots and a minor penalty during Monday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning.

RotoWire

Oct 16 - 11:58 PM

Anthony Duclair    LW  Coyotes

 

 

Duclair found Mario Kempe for a primary assist, in a 6-2 defeat against Boston on Saturday.

RotoWire

Oct 16 - 11:50 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy    G  Lightning

 

 

Vasilevskiy saved 29 of 31 shots in Monday's 3-2 win over Detroit.

RotoWire

Oct 16 - 11:50 PM

Nikita Kucherov    RW  Lightning

 

 

Kucherov scored two goals -- one on the power play -- with six shots and a minor penalty during Monday's 3-2 win over Detroit.

RotoWire

Oct 16 - 11:50 PM

Tyler Johnson    C  Lightning

 

 

Johnson scored a shorthanded goal and registered four shots on net during Monday's 3-2 win over Detroit.

RotoWire

Oct 16 - 11:50 PM