News:Lauri Korpikoski is set to return from an upper-body injury as the Coyotes take on the Red Wings on Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski had been inching closer to a return over the past few weeks but has not played since March 25. He'll enter Monday's game with 11 points, including six goals, in 32 games.
News:Lauri Korpikoski (upper body) practiced with the team Wednesday, Dave Vest of the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski was wearing a no-contact jersey during practice, so it doesn't appear likely that he'll be available when the Coyotes take on the Blues on Thursday. The winger will accompany the team on their three-game road trip however, so it's not inconceivable that he could suit up Saturday against the Blackhawks, or Monday against the Red Wings.
News:Lauri Korpikoski (upper body) will not play Monday against the Sharks, NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski skated with the team Monday morning, but it appears he's still recovering from an upper-body injury that has kept him out of the lineup since March 25.
News:Lauri Korpikoski (upper body) skated Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski has not been ruled out of Monday's major tilt against the Sharks, though McLellan noted Sunday that Korpikoski remains in the "day-to-day range" in his recovery.
News:Lauri Korpikoski (upper body, flu) will not play Saturday against the Avalanche, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski came down with the flu Friday and he'll miss another game Saturday. On a positive note, the 26-year-old appears nearly over the upper-body injury that put him out toward the end of March.
News: Korpikowski was not on the ice Friday due to the flu, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Korpikowski has been out since March 25 with an upper-body injury, but this injury has improved. However, he is now battling a flu. Still continue to view him as day-to-day.
News:Lauri Korpikoski (upper body) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Kings, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski has recorded six goals and five assists in 32 games this season, but hasn't played since March 25 against the Red Wings.
News:Lauri Korpikoski (upper body) will not play against the Sharks on Saturday, FOX Sports Arizona's Todd Walsh reports.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski remains day-to-day with an unspecified upper body injury.
News:Lauri Korpikoski was scratched with an upper body injury for Wednesday's game in Minnesota.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski is day-to-day with the unspecified upper body injury. He has 11 points in 32 games.
News:Lauri Korpikoski scored twice in the Coyotes' 5-4, come-from-behind shootout win over the Ducks on Saturday, the first of three straight meetings between the Pacific Division foes.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski netted his fifth and sixth of the season, giving him 11 points in 21 games. He hadn't scored in almost a month before Saturday's contest, and the goals marked the first time all year that he lit the lamp against a goalie who isn't Finnish.
News:Lauri Korpikoski has scored four goals this season, his last coming Monday in a 2-1 win over the Wild.
Analysis: All of Lauri Korpikoski's goals this season have come against fellow Finnish goaltenders. Korpi joked after the game that he probably won't score again until Feb. 18, when Miikka Kiprusoff is in town. The Korpedo has six points while averaging 17:28 of ice time this season.
News:Lauri Korpikoski scored his third goal of the season during Monday's 4-0 win over Nashville.
Analysis: The Korpedo has four points (3G, 1A) through six games to go along with a minus-1 rating in an average of 17:11 of ice time. He's useful in deeper leagues, but most fantasy players won't be interested unless the winger shows he can maintain his current scoring clip.
News:Lauri Korpikoski scored the first goal of the season for the Coyotes on Saturday, netting a tally on the team's much-maligned power play in the second period of a 4-3 loss to Dallas.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski skated for 18:30 in the loss on the third line with newcomers Matt Lombardi and David Moss.
News:Lauri Korpikoski, who has nine points in his last four games for TPS Turku, told Finnish broadcasting company Yle that he hopes the Coyotes will use him on the power play once the NHL season starts, Juha Hiitela, an NHL correspondent for Ilta-Sanomat, reports.
Analysis: "When the NHL season starts, I'm going to send DVDs to Coyotes to show that I can score on power play," Lauri Korpikoski reportedly said. Last season, Korpikoski scored 37 points in 82 games but averaged just 43 seconds of man advantage play per game.
News:Lauri Korpikoski (undisclosed) took part in the Coyotes' team practice Sunday, azcentral.com reports.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski, who has been out since Game 1 of the Coyotes-Predators' series, practiced with the team Sunday. His playing status for Monday's Game 5 is questionable at this point, but it appears he could return. Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett told reporters that Korpikoski is "getting closer." Check back closer to game time Monday for a confirmation on his playing status.
News:Lauri Korpikoski missed his second straight game on Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury, The Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: His status remains day-to-day. He has yet to register any points in the postseason, managing just four shots on goal in five games.
News:Lauri Korpikoski returned to the ice Saturday night for the Coyotes after suffering a lower body injury in Game 2.
Analysis: His presence didn't do much for the Coyotes' woeful offense Saturday, as he chipped in with one shot on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in 16:09 of ice time.
News:Lauri Korpikoski (lower body) won't play Thursday against Chicago, abc15.com reports.
Analysis: Martin Hanzal and Raffi Torres are also unavailable, which leaves the Coyotes shorthanded up front heading into Thursday's Game 4.
News:Lauri Korpikoski left Saturday's game in the third period after getting tangled up with Duncan Keith. He appeared to be favoring his lower body.
Analysis: He struggled to get up after he and Keith fell to the ice after an intense puck battle deep in the Hawks' zone. He sat on the bench for some time and then tested the injury during the TV timeout, but was quick to leave the ice and head to the dressing room. He may not contribute much offensively, but his checking is critical to shutting down opposing scorers.
News:Lauri Korpikoski has notched eight points in his last nine games for the Coyotes, dating back to Jan. 13, the Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: Though Lauri Korpikoski was held pointless in five of those games, he had three multi-point performances, including a two-goal effort against San Jose on Feb. 4. Of the eight points, four have been goals. He and Ray Whitney are two of the biggest keys to the Coyotes' offensive success, so Phoenix has to be encouraged that Korpikoski is emerging strong from the All-Star break.
News: The Coyotes got two goals from Lauri Korpikoski in Saturday's win over the Sharks.
Analysis: He has points in three of his last four games and five in total in that span. His 26 points this season aren't overwhelming but he could provide deep-league value before season's end.
News:Lauri Korpikoski tallied one goal and one assist on three shots during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski has 23 points (11G, 12A) this season, including six points and a plus-2 rating in the month of January.
Coyotes' Korpikoski Gets Three Points In Loss Friday
News:Lauri Korpikoski had a goal and two assists Friday night as Phoenix fell 4-3 to Columbus. The goal was his 10th of the season and first since Dec. 21.
Analysis: He had been struggling offensively heading into Friday's contest with only a single assist over his past nine games. Lauri Korpikoski has been seeing significant ice time this year, averaging 16:41 a game, but with only 21 points in 45 games, his fantasy value is limited.
Korpikoski Lifts Coyotes Past Hurricanes Wednesday
News:Lauri Korpikoski scored at the 10:48 mark of the third period to cap a dramatic comeback by the Coyotes as they came back from two goals down to defeat Carolina 4-3 Wednesday night.
Analysis: He added an assist to go along with his game-winning goal and now has goals in four of his last six games. The former first-round pick of the Rangers has been hot of late and now has nine goals and seven assists in 34 games. Lauri Korpikoski might be able to help your fantasy team on a short-term basis if you're looking for some emergency scoring.
News:Lauri Korpikoski netted his third goal in his last four games as the Coyotes fell to the Rangers on a stunning last-second goal Saturday, 3-2.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski has been surprisingly hot of late, though he's had long scoreless stretches this season. Saturday's goal marked his eighth of the season to go along with six assists.
News:Lauri Korpikoski scored two of Phoenix's three goals in Monday's loss to Washington.
Analysis: The grinder has been productive of late as Lauri Korpikoski sports four points in the last five games. Before you get excited, he has just nine points in 19 games on the season.
News:Lauri Korpikoski found the back of the net during the Coyotes' 5-4 victory over Anaheim on Sunday.
Analysis:Lauri Korpikoski was coming off a night that saw him take six shots on net to no avail, so it's good news for the 'Yotes to see last season's breakout offensive player light the lamp.
Korpikoski Provides Only Sign Of Offense For 'Yotes
News:Lauri Korpikoski took six of the Coyotes' 28 shots on net in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: While the Coyotes failed to get the puck past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, Lauri Korpikoski looked a bit more like last season's breakout offensive player in the loss. He's off to a slow start with one goal through six games, but has already proven he's capable of reaching the 40-point plateau.
News:Lauri Korpikoski is looking to play a big role with the Coyotes this season, The Arizona Republic reports.
Analysis: "I'm looking forward to having a full year of being really a core member and playing big minutes," said Lauri Korpikoski, who signed a new two-year contract with the Coyotes this past July. The winger enjoyed a breakout season in 2010-11, having posted 40 points (19 G, 21 A) in 79 games, and the motivation appears to be in place for the talented Korpikoski to at least replicate those totals in the upcoming season.
News: The Coyotes have signed Korpikoski to a two-year contract, the Edmonton Sun reports.
Analysis: With the deal, Korpikoski, who set career highs in goals (19), assists (21) and points (40) in 79 games this past season, avoids arbitration.
Koprikoski Collects Coyotes' Lone Tally Against Sharks
News: Korpikoski was the only 'Yote to register a point in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Sharks, scoring an unassisted goal in the third period to spoil San Jose goalie Antti Niemi's shutout bid.
Analysis: He closes the regular season at 19-21-40, plus-17, easily the best campaign of his young career. The coaching staff has seen fit to give him additonal ice time, and he's amply repaid that with a shooting percentage of 18.4% this season.
News: Korpikoski returned to the ice Wednesday night in the 2-1 loss against Los Angeles.
Analysis: Even though Korpikoski logged an impressive 20:48 of ice time, he did not register a shot or record an assist.
News: Korpikoski (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against Los Angeles, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: Korpikoski has been a key player for the Coyotes this season. Even though they haven't suffered too much due to his absence, he will be an important part of their success during the last three games and the playoff run. In 76 games played this season, the winger has 18 goals and 20 assists. His defensive play has been stellar as he leads the team with a plus-19 rating.
News: Korpikoski (upper body) is listed day-to-day, according to the Arizona Republic.
Analysis: There is currently no word if the young forward will make an appearance against the Sharks on Saturday. Therefore, it will be a game-time decision for head coach Dave Tippett. If he is unable to go, the Coyotes lose an important cog in their scoring machine because in 76 appearances, Korpikoski has scored 18 goals and 20 assists. He is a well-rounded player defensively as well ranking 27th in the NHL with a plus-19.
News: Korpikoski left in the second period of Thursday's game against Columbus with an upper-body injury. He didn't return.
Analysis: He's currently listed as day-to-day. The 24-year-old Finn has been a solid complementary scorer for Phoenix this year, collecting 18 goals and 38 points in 76 games.
News: Korpikoski scored the Coyotes' game-winning goal in their 2-1 win over the Blues on Tuesday.
Analysis: Korpikoski has been a pleasant surprise this year for the Coyotes. His previous career-high had been 11 points, but he's up to 18 goals and 20 assists on the season, despite not getting any power play time.
News: Korpikoski lit the lamp twice Sunday against the Ducks.
Analysis: Korpikoski is now tied for the team lead in goals with 17. He also has 17 assists and is a plus-14. If you are looking for somebody to stick in your lineup down the stretch, there's a good chance he'll be available to you, and he wouldn't be a bad option to turn to.
News: Korpikoski registered a goal and an assist Monday in the win over St. Louis.
Analysis: The Coyotes rallied for the win and Korpikoski, a grinding defensive forward, helped spark the victory with his 10th goal of the season, ending a four-game goal drought. He fills many roles for Phoenix, but he's not a reliable scorer.
News: Korpikoski has chipped in 10 points in the past 11 games.
Analysis: After producing zero points in his first eight, Korpikoski has been quietly racking up points in his last 11 by recording five goals and five assists. A utility player that sees action on the third line, he is typically not known for his offense but for his speed, grit, and penalty killing. Therefore any points from him are a welcome bonus.
News: Korpikoski recorded a trio of helpers in Friday's 5-4 win over the visiting Flames.
Analysis: Korpikoski helped teammate Vernon Fiddler to his first career hat trick with an assist on each of the goals. It was Korpikoski's sixth point in his last five games.
News: Korpikoski scored one goal and notched one assist in the 6-3 loss against Dallas Friday night.
Analysis: Korpikoski has been one of the forwards on the Coyotes' team that has been producing. In the past four games, he has scored three goals and one assist with a plus-1 rating during that stretch.
News: Korpikoski, who had been scoreless in the first eight games of the season, put two pucks in goal in Thursday's win over the Red Wings.
Analysis: The second one was an empty-netter, but hey, two goals are two goals. Korpikoski is just 24 and has shown some ability to score at the AHL level, but has never gotten much of a shot in the NHL.
News: Coyotes LW Lauri Korpikoski scored two goals for the Coyotes in Saturday's loss to the Capitals, his first tallies since Nov. 27.
Analysis: Korpikoski plays only 12 minutes a game for Phoenix and has just minimal Fantasy appeal with just seven points on the season.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Coyotes LW Lauri Korpikoski has only two goals this season -- both coming in the same game on Nov. 27 vs. Dallas -- but he's becoming a go-to guy in the shootout with a pair of game-winning tallies. He had the only shootout goal to snap a 0-0 deadlock in San Jose on Oct. 12 and did it again Tuesday with the only goal of the shootout against Vancouver. "I'm not scoring a lot of 5-on-5 but I'm glad I can contribute on the shootout," he said. "It was pretty much the same move as San Jose but I don't want to give too much away."
Analysis: Korpikoski might be contributing in shootouts, but that isn't going to help the majority of Fantasy owners. Korpikoski has been a disappointing first-round draft pick and even the trade out of New York could not spark his offensive game. Until he lives up to his potential, Korpikoski has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: Coyotes LW Lauri Korpikoski failed to record a point and finished at even in 11:51 of ice time on Thursday against the Kings. He has no points since scoring twice on Nov. 27 against the Stars. In fact, that is the only time he has put points on the board in 22 appearances.
Analysis: Korpikoski came to Phoenix this offseason in a minor trade with the Rangers. The 2004 first-round pick (19th) has been a bit slow in his development and it definitely shows in his numbers. Until he lives up to his potential, Korpikoski has minimal Fantasy appeal.
News: The Coyotes signed forward Lauri Korpikoski to a two-year contract Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 22-year-old Korpikoski was acquired by the Coyotes from the New York Rangers on Monday in exchange for Enver Lisin.
Analysis: Korpikoski made his NHL debut in 2008-09, recording six goals and 14 points in 68 games. The 2004 first-round pick (19th) has been a bit slow in his development, but he is still young and now gets a fresh start with the Coyotes. Phoenix can definitely develop Korpikoski, something the Rangers didn't have the luxury to do. Korpikoski is merely a Fantasy sleeper heading into 2009-10.
News: The Rangers traded forward Lauri Korpikoski to the Coyotes Monday in exchange for forward Enver Lisin.
Analysis: The 22-year-old Korpikoski made his NHL debut in 2008-09, recording six goals and 14 points in 68 games. The 2004 first-round pick (19th) has been a bit slow in his development, but he is still young and now gets a fresh start with the Coyotes. This might not be such a bad move because Phoenix can definitely develop Korpikoski, something the Rangers didn't have the luxury to do. Korpikoski is merely a Fantasy sleeper heading into 2009-10.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Rangers LW Lauri Korpikoski, a rookie who was in and out of the lineup under former coach Tom Renney, has impressed coach John Tortorella in recent games on a line with C Brandon Dubinsky and RW Nikolai Zherdev. "He adds speed. He adds some forechecking ... I think he's going to score a goal here," Tortorella said before the Rangers' 2-1 win Thursday over Philadelphia. "Korpi, he wants to play, I can tell with his attitude. He just wanted an opportunity. When you give a player an opportunity, they need to run with it. I think he did a pretty good job of that."
Analysis: Korpikoski is the Rangers' first-round pick from 2004 and is only 22 years old. He still has a lot of hockey left and plenty of potential. He has struggled with just one point since March 1, but Korpikoski is more of a long-term Fantasy keeper at this point.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski has impressed coach John Tortorella, but the Blueshirts' new coach envisions the Finnish forward as a winger -- and not a center -- as his career progresses. "He's a good player, but he's not a real good faceoff guy," Tortorella said. "I'm not sure if that's going to be his natural position as we go through here."
Analysis: Korpikoski is currently centering the third line in New York, but shown in the last few weeks to be a decent scorer with three goals and four assists in his last 12 games. He is starting to live up to his first-round potential, but Korpikoski still remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski tallied two assists and finished at plus-2 during Saturday's game against the Avalanche. He finished February with three goals and three assists in 12 games.
Analysis: Korpikoski had his best month as a pro in February and started to show some of that first-round potential. It will be interesting to see how well he adjusts to his new coach -- John Tortorella -- but Korpikoski still remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Rangers LW Lauri Korpikoski returned to action on Saturday against the Sabres after missing one game with an upper body injury. He failed to record an offensive stat and took two shots in the game.
Analysis: Korpikoski's upper body injury obviously wasn't that serious as he was out only one game with the ailment. He has shown some promise this season but isn't worth using yet, so leave him on waivers.
News: According to the New York Daily News, Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski has an upper-body injury he endured in Monday's loss at St. Louis and was unable to play against the Islanders on Wednesday. Korpikoski had scored three goals in the team's last four games. Korpikoski is day-to-day, and Nigel Dawes is taking his place. He is questionable for the Rangers' game Saturday at Buffalo.
Analysis: Koprikoski is beginning to show some of his promise this season and has really turned it on over the last week or so. This injury is an unfortunate one and he'll hopefully be over it soon. Korpikoski isn't relevant in Fantasy yet, but he may be soon.
News:Lauri Korpikoski had the lone goal for the Rangers during Monday's 2-1 loss to the Blues. Korpikoski tied it 1 at 16:47 of the second period, whirling around near the left side of the net and beating Chris Mason with a quick shot off a setup from Ryan Callahan. Korpikoski has three goals and an assist in the last four games.
Analysis: The rookie Korpikoski is having his finest run as a pro and is showing why the Rangers took him in the first round in 2004. He has had a slow trek to the NHL, but still has a bright future ahead. Consider him more of a long-term Fantasy keeper and low-end flier for deeper leagues.
News: Rangers rookie C Lauri Korpikoski scored for the second time in the last four games Sunday as New York fell to the Flyers.
Analysis: Korpikoski, a rookie, has played well enough this season to keep a spot up with the Rangers. Still, he only plays 11 minutes a game and has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: Rangers C Lauri Koprikoski was named the first star in Wednesday's game against the Capitals, getting a goal and an assist in the game. He now has nine points on the season with four goals and five assists.
Analysis: Korpikiski had failed to record even a point in his previous five games before the outburst on Wednesday. It's just a flash in the pan and should be widely ignored. Leave him on waivers until he can do this kind of thing more often.
News: Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski scored his third goal of the season in Tuesday's win over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Korpikoski, a rookie, has played well enough this season to keep a spot up with the Rangers. Still, he only plays 11 minutes a game and has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski scored a goal and had an assist against the Senators on Saturday in a 2-0 victory. It was his fourth and fifth points of the current NHL season.
Analysis: It was thought that Korpikoski may be getting sent down to AHL Hartford, so that pressure may have persuaded him to step up to the plate and make something happen offensively. He's still a low-end option with little to no Fantasy value.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Rangers RW Lauri Korpikoski, with one goal in 30 appearances this season, eventually could be a candidate for demotion to AHL Hartford after being a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game Wednesday against Montreal. But it doesn't sound as if it's happening anytime soon. "We'll take that a day at a time, obviously," coach Tom Renney said. "He's certainly demonstrated he can play in the NHL. He's ready to play here on a regular basis. ... I feel secure in having him around, with the effort he puts in at practice and the readiness he brings each and every day."
Analysis: Korpikoski is averaging about 11 minutes per game when he does dress and it's not like he is one of their top offensive threats. They keep him around as an extra body on the lower lines, but until he becomes a big-time player, Korpikoski has little to no Fantasy value.
News: Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski scored a goal and finished at plus-1 in 11:47 of ice time Wednesday against the Devils. Korpikoski scored his first NHL regular-season goal when he ripped in a one-timer from one knee after he tapped his stick on the ice to call for the puck from linemate Dan Fritsche, who was on the goal line. Korpikoski scored his only other NHL goal in Game 5 of a playoff series versus Pittsburgh last season.
Analysis: Korpikoski has dressed for just nine games in his rookie season and continues to get lost in the shuffle of forwards in New York. He was sent down to Hartford (AHL) for a bit, but is back for the time being. He remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper than anything at this time.
News: The Rangers have recalled C Lauri Korpikoski from Hartford (AHL).
Analysis: Korpikoski was averaging just 11 minutes per game in his previous trip up with the Rangers and was even a healthy scratch a few times. He was lost in the mix of forwards and New York felt it was best for him to get some work in the minors. He remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper than anything.
News: Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski was sent down to Hartford of the AHL Wednesday. He didn't record a point in seven games this season for New York and was at minus-3.
Analysis: Korpikoski was averaging just 11 minutes per game and was even a healthy scratch a few times. He was lost in the mix of forwards and New York felt it was best for him to get some work in the minors. He will likely be back at some point in 2008-09, but is more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: LoHud.com reports that Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski, who has sat out five of the last six games, could be sent down to the AHL soon to get more playing time. "If hes getting in every third or fourth game, you have to ask yourself if thats worth it," said coach Tom Renney.
Analysis: Korpikowski is a former first-round pick (19th overall) from 2004 that has had a slow trek to the NHL. He had 23 goals last season with Hartford (AHL) and could develop into a decent lower-line forward for New York, but he has minimal Fantasy value right now.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Rangers C Lauri Korpikoski returned to the lineup Saturday against the Red Wings after missing one game with a sore wrist, but skated on right wing alongside slumping former first-liners Markus Naslund and Chris Drury. Korpikoski didn't have a point in 12:08 of ice time and finished at minus-2.
Analysis: Korpikoski has played in seven games this season, but has no points and a minus-3 rating. He is a former first-round pick (19th overall) from 2004 that has had a slow trek to the NHL. He had 23 goals last season with Hartford (AHL) and could develop into a decent lower-line forward for New York, but he has minimal Fantasy value to open the season.
News:The Sports Xchange reports C Lauri Korpikoski, an impressive Finnish rookie who scored a playoff goal for the Rangers last spring as an injury fill-in despite not appearing in a regular-season game, made the roster as a third-line center.
Analysis: Korpikoski played in Saturday's opener against the Lightning and didn't log a point in 11:03 of ice time. He is a former first-round pick (19th overall) from 2004 that has had a slow trek to the NHL. He had 23 goals last season with Hartford (AHL) and could develop into a decent lower-line forward for New York, but he has minimal Fantasy value to open the season.
News: The Rangers reassigned F Lee Falardeau, F Dwight Helminen and D Martin Richter to Hartford of the AHL along with prospects F Lauri Korpikoski and G Al Montoya.
Analysis: Helminen, Korpikoski and Montoya have bright futures in the NHL, but for now, they are only worth considering in keeper leagues at this point.