| Birthdate: 6/20/1977
| Birthplace: Oak Park, IL, USA
| Team: Carolina Hurricanes
| College: Western Michigan
| NHL Experience: 9
| Salary: $2,000,000
| Owned/Started%: 35/21 | Average Draft Position: 210.02
Hurricanes' Corvo (Undisclosed) Returning To Lineup Saturday
News:Joe Corvo (undisclosed) will play in Saturday's season finale against Pittsburgh, the Raleigh News and Observer's Chip Alexander reports.
Analysis:Joe Corvo sat Thursday, but he'll miss just the one game. The undisclosed injury he was dealing with must not have been very serious.
News:Joe Corvo (undisclosed) is expected to play in the Hurricanes' final game of the season on Saturday, the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Analysis:Joe Corvo was held out on Thursday with an undisclosed injury that had been bothering him, but is expected to return for Saturday's game against the Penguins. In 39 games this season, he has totaled six goals and 11 assists for the Canes.
News:Joe Corvo picked up two assists, but went minus-3 in Thursday's loss to the Leafs.
Analysis: Despite the plus-minus hit, it's good to see Joe Corvo get on the scoreboard in his second game back from a lower-body injury.
News:Joe Corvo (lower body) is being activated from IR by the Hurricanes, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti is headed to IR, with Joe Corvo presumably good to go for Tuesday's game against the Jets.
News:Joe Corvo (lower body) practiced Monday, reports Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer.
Analysis: Assuming no setbacks, Joe Corvo's participation at practice Monday bodes well for his chances of playing Tuesday against the Jets. The blueliner last appeared in a game on March 16.
News:Joe Corvo (lower body) will be out another week, reports Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer.
Analysis: After an off season with Boston last year, Joe Corvo has re-emerged as an option in deeper formats, with 11 points in 23 games to date.
News:Joe Corvo left Saturday's game in the second period because of an undisclosed lower-body injury, according to the Associated Press.
Analysis: There is no word on the severity. He had one minor penalty, a blocked shot and a minus-1 rating before he left the game.
News:Joe Corvo opened the scoring Tuesday against Washington with a goal just 3:55 into the first period. It was his 10th point of the season and third in his last four games.
Analysis: At 35 years old, Joe Corvo may not be the same player he was five seasons ago, when he notched 48 points in 74 games, but he's proving he still has something left in the tank. He continues to be one of Carolina's top four defensemen, regularly seeing more than 20 minutes of ice time with a good dose of PP minutes thrown in. He's got decent fantasy value in medium to deeper formats.
News:Joe Corvo notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over Toronto, giving him six points in five February games.
Analysis: After going scoreless in January and being scratched three times in a row in February, Joe Corvo seems to have finally gotten his game back on track here in his third stint with the Hurricanes.
Canes' Corvo Makes Presence Felt During Return To Lineup
News:Joe Corvo had what coach Kirk Muller called "his best game of the year" against the Flyers on Saturday, reports the Raleigh News & Observer. After sitting out as a healthy scratch the previous three games, Corvo registered a goal and an assist and saw more than 20 minutes of ice time during the 4-3 overtime loss.
Analysis:Joe Corvo enjoyed a 40-point campaign two seasons ago with the Hurricanes and still has all the tools to get back to that level of production, however he obviously needs to be in the lineup on a nightly basis to do it. For now, don't be afraid to insert him in your fantasy lineups whenever he gets the starting nod.
News:Joe Corvo was a healthy scratch for Monday's win over the Leafs, the second straight game he's seen the pine.
Analysis:Joe Corvo picked up an assist in his last game played, but he's now been scratched three times this season and has just that single point on the season. He's certainly way off from the 40-point guy we saw two seasons ago.
News:Joe Corvo had an assist - his first of the season - in Friday's win over Ottawa.
Analysis:Joe Corvo has had inconsistent ice time and was even a healthy scratch last week, so his first point of the season may keep him in the lineup.
News: A healthy Joe Corvo was kept out of Thursday's lineup against Buffalo. The Hurricanes wound up with a 6-3 victory.
Analysis: Carolina played very poorly in its two opening losses, so you have to expect some changes. Joe Corvo's role with the team obviously isn't set in stone, though he's probably being paid too well ($2 million for the full year) to stay out of the lineup long. The Hurricanes power play still hasn't scored all year; it went 0-for-4 Thursday.
News:Joe Corvo has signed with the Hurricanes for one year and $2 million, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer.
Analysis: He's a puck mover who's on the decline, but he should be able to put up some power-play points if he gets paired up with the Staal towers.
News: Coach Claude Julien believes that Joe Corvo -- who missed Sunday's Game 6 after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury while blocking a shot in Game 5 -- should be fine, the Boston Herald reports.
Analysis: The implication here is that Joe Corvo's injury is not serious, but until we hear something more specific, we'll consider him day-day-day. Corvo's play during the regular season was spotty at times, but in five playoff games, he has performed capably, recording a plus-3 rating in the process.
News:Joe Corvo (leg) did not suit up up for Sunday's Game 6 against the Caps.
Analysis: Mike Mottau took his place in the lineup, while Joe Corvo's status for Game 7 on Wednesday -- if that contest is necessary -- is uncertain.
News:Joe Corvo (leg) will participate in warmups prior to Sunday's Game 6 against Washington, Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Mike Mottau waits in the wings in the event that Joe Corvo is scratched, but the mobile blueliner is looking like a game-time decision for Sunday's must-win contest.
News:Joe Corvo was forced out of Saturday's game against the Caps in the second period with what appeared to be a leg injury.
Analysis:Joe Corvo, who sustained the injury while blocking a shot, looks iffy for Sunday's Game 6 against the Caps. Mike Mottau would presumably take Corvo's place in the Bruins' lineup Sunday if he is unable to go.
News:Joe Corvo will play Thursday against the Capitals, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis:Joe Corvo has been a healthy scratch for the last six games, but he'll get a chance to get back into the mix, with Dennis Seidenberg out at least one game. Corvo has displayed flashes of ability as puck-mover, but he's been mistake prone at times and now slots in as the team's No. 7 blueliner, having been overtaken by Greg Zanon for a regular spot in the B's lineup.
News:Joe Corvo was a healthy scratch Thursday against the Sharks.
Analysis: When his is on, Joe Corvo can be an asset as a puck-moving blueliner and though he carries a plus-7 rating, he has often drawn the ire of Bruins' fans with his at times inconsistent play this season. He'll need to rally big-time down the stretch or in the playoffs for the team to make an effort to re-sign this offseason.
News:Joe Corvo will be a healthy scratch Monday against the Leafs, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: Though coach Claude Julien has noted that Joe Corvo is slightly banged up, most players are at this time of year and Corvo's break is mostly a product of his inconsistent play. Look for Greg Zanon to suit up in his place once again Monday.
News:Joe Corvo missed his first game of the season Saturday, as coach Claude Julien said his defenseman was "banged up," the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: "Banged up" and "breather" might be kind of related here, as the normally dependable Joe Corvo had a bit of a rough road trip recently for the Bruins, lowlighted by a minus-2 rating Thursday. It sounds like the odds are pretty good he'll be in the lineup again shortly.
News:Joe Corvo notched two assists in Boston's 4-3 win over Ottawa Tuesday, his first points since January 7.
Analysis:Joe Corvo has been much quieter this season although not entirely irrelevant with 19 points on the season and a strong plus-15 rating. Corvo has cracked the 35-point barrier in the past, but he'll need a productive two months to make that happen this season.
News:Joe Corvo went without a point in Thursday's 9-0 victory over Calgary.
Analysis:Joe Corvo did collect seven shots and he was plus-4 for the evening, so it wasn't a total loss for his fantasy owners. Even if your league doesn't use those specific stats, this sort of performance bears well for future point production.
News:Joe Corvo handed out two assists in Saturday's victory over the Flyers and finished with a plus-2 rating.
Analysis: Boston's strong play has rubbed off on Joe Corvo of late - the defenseman has five points (2G, 3A) and a plus-6 rating in his last four games.
News:Joe Corvo tapped the keg for his first two goals of the season in Saturday's win over Columbus.
Analysis: It only took 28 games for him to find twine. He remains a marginal play in shallow formats but should be rolled in deeper formats.
News:Joe Corvo, who'd mustered no goals and only four assists in 13 games coming into Thursday's action, nearly doubled his point total in a win over Edmonton, racking up three assists -- two on the power play.
Analysis: The B's picked up Joe Corvo this offseason in large part for his power-play prowess, as he put up 23 points with the man advantage last season as a member of the Hurricanes. This season didn't quite start off the way Corvo and the Bruins envisioned it, but the team has been coming around lately, and not coincidentally, so has Corvo, who's plus-7 with four points in his last three games.
News:Joe Corvo returned to action Tuesday after briefly leaving with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis:Joe Corvo ultimately assisted on the Bruins' lone goal in the loss to Carolina, logging nearly 17 minutes of ice time.
News:Joe Corvo left the Bruins' game during the first period of Tuesday's game against Carolina.
Analysis: He left after being hit by Hurricanes' Brett Sutter. Sutter received a penalty on the play after Joe Corvo left his feet and slammed into the end boards.
News:Joe Corvo (groin) returned to action for Sunday's preseason game against the Canadiens, csnne.com reports.
Analysis:Joe Corvo, who opened up the scoring Sunday, brings skating and shooting skills to the table, which the Bruins hope will help them out in the transition game and power play.
News: The Bruins have acquired Corvo from Carolina in exchange for a 2012 fourth-round draft pick, the Boston Globe reports.
Analysis: The Bruins acted quickly to fill the puck-moving blueliner void created when Tomas Kaberle signed with the Hurricanes on Tuesday. Corvo racked up 40 points in 82 games this past season -- 18 of them on the power play -- and perhaps he can do more for the B's on the man advantage than the often-maligned Kaberle did during his stint with the team. Corvo is in the last year of a deal that pays him $2.25 million, a price tag that is $2 million less than what Kaberle got from Carolina.
News: Corvo had an outstanding fantasy night Saturday, scoring once, adding two helpers and finishing at a whopping plus-4 in a 4-2 win.
Analysis: He has now equaled his career best of 40 points and it's nice to see him actually deliver at even strength, a place where his defensive shortcomings have been completely exposed this season.
News: Corvo posted a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Corvo has 35 points this season, which is a solid total for a defenseman. Unfortunately, he also has built up a minus-17 rating this campaign, which is second worst (behind forward Chad LaRose) on the team.
News: Corvo is reaching a personal milestone. His next goal or assist will count as his 250th career point.
Analysis: Corvo can move the puck as a top pairing defenseman with Joni Pitkanen. Already, he has nine goals (four on the power play) and 22 assists, putting him on pace to better his existing career high of 40 points in a season.
News: Corvo scored in the second period of Sunday's game to give the Hurricanes a one-goal lead in what eventually turned out to be a 3-2 win over the Thrashers.
Analysis: Corvo's goal was his 30th point of the season, a mark he's hit three other times in his career. If he continues to play solidly, he could top his career high of 40 points this year. Continue to use him when needed.
News: Corvo registered a goal and an assist Monday in the win over Toronto, extending a points streak to four games.
Analysis: Corvo's been finding his name on the scoresheet often and bolstering Carolina's power play, with two more points on the man-advantage Monday. He has five points the last four games and has been one of the league's hottest players in January, with a goal and 11 assists.
News: Corvo pitched in an assist Thursday against the Rangers. He now has nine helpers in the month of January.
Analysis: Corvo has developed a nice rapport with forwards Jussi Jokinen and Tuomo Ruutu, which has resulted in a steady stream of assists. There is fantasy value with Corvo, a steady but unspectacular rearguard.
News: Corvo was held off the stat sheet Monday against the Bruins, but he still has four points over the past five games.
Analysis: Corvo is not a flashy defender, but rather a serviceable one with the ability to score and assist. He's on pace for a 35-point season.
News: Corvo posted a secondary assist in Friday's loss to the Stars.
Analysis: With three points over his last two games, Corvo is starting to elevate his game. He's not the 35-40 point man that he used to be, but don't be surprised to see Corvo putting up decent stats from time to time.
News: Corvo scored twice in Tuesday's win over Edmonton.
Analysis: Corvo isn't an elite fantasy defenseman, but he does have four goals and seven points in 15 games this season. He should be active in most leagues.
News: Corvo netted his second goal in as many games with a marker in a 7-2 win over the Islanders on Wednesday.
Analysis: Corvo is part of the top defensive pairing in Carolina. As a bonus, he gets significant time on the man advantage, though neither of his two goals this season have come on the power play. Consider monitoring Corvo for future fantasy consideration in deep leagues as he's starting to find an offensive rhythm.
News: Corvo posted his first goal of the season in Monday's loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Corvo's best offensive days are behind him but he will get opportunities with Carolina's power play. Don't expect too much, but don't expect nothing from Corvo either.
Corvo Logging Good Power Play Minutes for Carolina
News: Corvo, who missed some of the preseason with a lower body injury, has skated a full workload in the Hurricanes' first two games, averaging nearly 26 minutes, including 4:15 per game on the power play.
Analysis: If Corvo remains on the Canes' first power play line, he should end up having a decent amount of value, despite last year's disappointing results.
News: Corvo (lower body) is expected to play in Thursday's season opener against the Wild, the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Analysis: Corvo reportedly was held out of practice the last two days to nurse the minor injury. When healthy, he usually serves as a solid, but unspectacular rearguard on the top defensive pairing for the 'Canes.
Canes' Corvo (lower body): Uncertain For Thursday's Season Opener
News: Corvo (lower body) is getting rest ahead of Thursday's season opener against the Wild, the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Analysis: "It's just kind of an overuse injury and we want to rest him," said head coach Paul Maurice. "We'll try him tomorrow morning. If he says he feels good he plays, and if he doesn't we'll hold him another day." Corvo initially sustained the lower-body ailment in Monday's game against SKA St. Petersburg in Russia. Based on the report, it's safe to say that Corvo is not a lock to play Thursday.
News: Corvo is dealing with a "mild lower-body concern," which kept him out for two periods of Monday's intense 5-3 loss to SKA St. Petersburg (Russia), the Hurricanes' official site reports.
Analysis: The move seemed precautionary, according to the report, so Corvo's value shouldn't take a hit as a result of the minor injury. He just signed a two-year deal in the offseason and it's likely that a healthy Corvo will be relied on heavily to shore up Carolina's defense this season.
News: Apparently Joe Corvo doesn't harbor ill feelings toward the Hurricanes because on Wednesday he re-signed with the team that traded him away at the 2009-10 trade deadline. Corvo came to terms with Carolina on a two-year contract after he spent the final months of last season with the Capitals. "Joe has been a really good player for us over the last three seasons, and we feel that this solidifies our defense," Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford told NHL.com. "We appreciate him working with us to get this deal done. He said that he really wanted to stay in Carolina and this commitment confirms that."
Analysis: Corvo was limited to 52 games in 2009-10 due to injuries. He finished with only 18 points and a career-worst minus-10 rating. That also had a lot to do with the fact Carolina was a bad team last year. Corvo proved to be an efficient goal scorer during his time with Carolina and coach Paul Maurice relies heavily on the two-way blueliner. Corvo will be more of a No. 3 or No. 4 Fantasy defensman on Draft Day, but we know he can be much more.
News: The Hurricanes have traded D Joe Corvo to the Capitals for LW Oskar Osala and D Brian Pothier.
Analysis: Corvo had a 48-point campaign in 2007-08 with Carolina, but his offensive game has taken a dive since then with 38 points last year and just 12 points in 34 games this year. He missed a chunk of time with a broken leg and hasn't picked up a point since returning. He obviously finds himself on a much better squad in Washington and could certainly find his game again playing with guys like Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin. Don't activate Corvo just yet until we see what his exact role will be, but you might want to add him in deeper leagues if he's available and you have the roster room. Osala, a fourth-round pick from 2006, has 29 points in 53 AHL games this season but has no long-term keeper value at the moment. Pothier, meanwhile, is a veteran defensive presence who has dealt with a slew of injuries over the last few seasons. His minimal value will take a bit of a hit with this move south.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo played on Wednesday against the Flames for the first time since breaking his leg on Nov. 30. Corvo had no points in 23:34 of ice time and finished at even. He took two shots.
Analysis: Coach Paul Maurice threw Corvo into the fire on Wednesday and the veteran blueliner responded pretty well. He managed to finish at even despite Calgary scoring four times. Corvo had four goals, eight assists and a minus-10 rating in his first 27 games before getting injured. However, Carolina is a different team since the last time Corvo played and his numbers could improve down the stretch. Corvo can be a viable Fantasy blueliner when healthy.
News: The Raleigh News & Observer reports that Hurricanes D Joe Corvo (leg) has been removed from injured reserve and is expected to return to action Wednesday at Calgary. Corvo has been out since Nov. 30.
Analysis: Corvo has the talent to be a 40-point defenseman when healthy for close to a full season, but he has just 12 points and a career-worst minus-10 so far this campaign. Get him active in deeper leagues if you need blue line help immediately, and just cross your fingers that the Hurricanes can continue to play better hockey than they were earlier this season.
News: The Raleigh News & Observer reports that Hurricanes D Joe Corvo (leg) could return to action this week.
Analysis: Corvo can be a solid low-end starting Fantasy defenseman in the majority of leagues when healthy, but he's clearly too risky to take a shot with in Fantasy Week 17 (Jan. 25-31). Just wait until the following scoring period.
News: The Raleigh News & Observer reports that Hurricanes D Joe Corvo was back at practice Monday in a non-contact jersey. Corvo has been out just over a month after sustaining a cut leg that required surgery. He was initially expected to miss 8-12 weeks.
Analysis: It's good to see Corvo back on the ice after such a nasty injury, but he's still likely a few weeks away from returning. He can be a solid low-end starting Fantasy defenseman in the majority of leagues when healthy, so just keep him stashed away for the time being.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo is expected to be sidelined for at least eight weeks after his right leg was cut by a skate and required surgery. The team said Tuesday that Corvo was placed on injured reserve after he injured his leg the night before in a 3-2 loss to Washington. Corvo's lower right leg was cut by Washington defenseman Karl Alzner's skate during a first-period collision, and he had surgery on Monday night. The Hurricanes say Corvo may miss as much as 12 weeks.
Analysis: Corvo had scored 12 points in the team's first 27 games but might not play again this season as the Hurricanes, who have struggled, will have little reason to rush him back. When healthy, Corvo is a No. 4 or 5 Fantasy option.
News: Carolina defenseman Joe Corvo was injured in the first period Monday against the Capitals after scoring the Hurricanes' first goal. Corvo scored at 4:35 of the first, but was cut on the leg in a collision with the Capitals' Karl Alzner less than a minute later and taken to the hospital for assessment. "He's going to be OK," Carolina coach Paul Maurice said of Corvo. "The extent of his injury, we won't know until a doctor gets in there and looks at it and finds out exactly how deep it is and what it caught. He was in some pain on the ice, and he's fine now."
Analysis: Lucky for Corvo that the Hurricanes don't play again until Saturday. Unfortunately, he still could be out a bit longer if the doctors find some serious damage. Corvo is up to 12 points in 27 games. But he is still a minus-10. He is one of the Hurricanes' top bluliners and contributes at both ends of the ice. But Corvo is more of a No. 4 or No. 5 Fantasy defenseman when healthy.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo scored a goal during Friday's game against the Avalanche. Carolina took a 1-0 lead on Corvo's first-goal of the season, a power-play score 3:16 into the game. He has four points in his last six contests.
Analysis: Corvo has managed at least 10 goals and 20 assists in three of the previous four seasons. He is one of the better two-way blueliners in the NHL, so consider him a No. 3 or No. 4 Fantasy defenseman.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Hurricanes D Joe Corvo led the NHL through three games with average ice time per game of 28:50. That was cut down to 22 minutes in the fourth game and 27 1/2 minutes in the fifth game. With the Hurricanes spending a lot of time using special teams on the ice, Corvo's workload has been high.
Analysis: While Corvo is logging a lot of PT, he isn't producing much on the offensive end. He has just an assist in five games. Corvo is bound to get on track since he is on the ice for much of the game. Consider him more of a No. 3 or No. 4 Fantasy defenseman. He does have 30-40-point potential.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo was back in the lineup Thursday against the Sabres after missing one game with the flu. He failed to record a point in 22:31 of ice time and finished at minus-1. Corvo did have one goal and four assists in his previous six games.
Analysis: Unless Corvo can total two points Saturday against the Devils, he is going to fall just shy of 40 points on the season. Corvo has been hot-and-cold in 2008-09 and that has altered his Fantasy value at times. He will likely be drafted as more of a No. 3 or No. 4 Fantasy defenseman in 2009-10.
News: Carolina D Joe Corvo was scratched Tuesday against the Islanders with the flu. He is questionable for Thursday against the Sabres.
Analysis: Corvo has one goal and seven assists in his last seven games. This has been one of his better stretches this season. Corvo has been hot-and-cold in 2008-09, but is just two points shy of 40 for a second straight year. Corvo is more of a No. 3 or No. 4 Fantasy defenseman when healthy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Hurricanes D Joe Corvo has three assists in three games this season against New Jersey after assisting on both goals Saturday night. He also has at least one assist in consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 31 and Feb. 3.
Analysis: Corvo has one goal and six assists in his last five games. He is finally peaking for Fantasy owners and it comes at the right time. Corvo has had an up-and-down season in 2008-09 and is more of a No. 3 or No. 4 Fantasy defenseman.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo tallied three assists and finished at plus-1 during Friday's game against the Islanders. It was his first points in five games. Corvo hit 20 assists Friday.
Analysis: Corvo has managed 20-plus assists for the last four seasons. He is up to 33 points on the season, but it's highly unlikely he catches his career-high 48 points, which he set last season. Corvo has had an up-and-down season in 2008-09 and is more of a No. 3 or No. 4 Fantasy defenseman.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo scored the only goal Carolina would need during a 3-0 win against the Rangers Monday. Carolina's Matt Cullen won a draw with Brandon Dubinsky in the Hurricanes zone, and the former Rangers forward blocked Michal Rozsival's shot. Cullen brought the puck down the boards before throwing it toward the net and off Steve Valiquette's pads. Corvo swooped in and tapped in the rebound for his 13th goal -- by far the most by any Hurricanes defenseman -- 9:01 into the second period.
Analysis: Corvo has two goals and one assist in his last two games after going six games without a point. Corvo hasn't managed more than eight points in a month this season, but is one goal shy of tying his career high. Corvo logs heavy minutes for Carolina, but since his assist total is down, he remains more of a No. 3 or No. 4 Fantasy defenseman.
News: The lopsided losses on home ice were adding up for the Carolina Hurricanes, and they were beginning to wear on Joe Corvo. "I didn't even know what to do anymore," Corvo said. He sure does now -- especially with a two-man advantage. Corvo scored two 5-on-3 goals 39 seconds apart, and the Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Friday to break out of a home funk. After having three consecutive shots blocked, the offensive-minded defenseman beat Mike McKenna with a hard blast with 16:22 remaining and then made it a three-goal game when his slap shot got past the goalie at 15:43. "For me, it's either a positive or a great negative if we don't score, because that's such a big opportunity for our team," Corvo said. "Just to take the momentum and take over the game."
Analysis: Corvo had just one goal in his previous 12 games. He now has 11 goals on the season and has managed double-digit scores for the third time in his career. Despite logging heavy minutes, Corvo hasn't had a great first year with the Hurricanes. Coming into Week 20, he had just three Fantasy periods with 10 or more points. Perhaps the two goals will get his confidence up as Corvo has high-end Fantasy potential.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo scored the only goal that mattered during a 2-0 win Monday against the Maple Leafs. Corvo broke a scoreless tie just more than a minute after Tomas Kaberle was penalized for clearing the puck over the glass from his own end. The Hurricanes defenseman one-timed a shot past a screened Vesa Toskala at 16:26 of the second period for what turned into the eventual game winner. Corvo has two goals in his last four games.
Analysis: Corvo has scored five of his eight goals this season on the power play. He has been a much better offensive player as of late with five goals and seven assists in his last 22 games. He came into Monday with a minus-9 rating for January, but that's about the only negative as of late. Consider Corvo a viable No. 3 Fantasy defenseman.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo scored on the power play in Tuesday's loss to the Senators.
Analysis: Corvo had 48 points last season, but he has just 19 in 2008-09 and has a zero plus/minus after finishing last year at plus-17. He is still starting in 79 percent of leagues, which shows just how much potential people think he has. He'd be better off on your bench for the time being though, as he's not helping out much offensively.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo assisted in Saturday's loss to the Bruins. He now has five points in his last five games.
Analysis: Corvo seems to be slowly coming out of a funk that saw him put up only two points in his 14 games before this streak. He is typically thought of as a high-end Fantasy defenseman, and is now beginning to look like one.
News: D Joe Corvo scored the game-winning overtime goal to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 overtime win against the Panthers on Thursday. This was his second game in a row with a goal, after not having scored once since Nov. 7.
Analysis: It's been a tough start for Corvo with his new team, but he seems to be slowly coming out of his funk. He is typically thought of as a high-end Fantasy defenseman, and is now beginning to look like one.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo continues to struggle offensively in his first full season with Carolina. He hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 7 and has just three points in his last 16 games.
Analysis: Corvo came to Carolina in a trade deadline deal last season and performed quite well, getting 16 points in his final 15 games. But, he has struggled in 2008-09 and hopefully interim coach Paul Maurice can get his offensive game back up to par. Corvo has fallen from being a high-end Fantasy defenseman for the time being.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo had a goal and an assist in Friday's game against Carolina. The pair of points extended his streak to four straight games with a point.
Analysis: It appears Corvo is starting get comfortable again in Carolina. The Hurricanes are missing a few key players on defense, so the opportunity for Corvo to get more points is there. He is a solid offensive player and a remains a viable No. 2 Fantasy defenseman.
News: Hurricanes D Joe Corvo tallied an assist and finished at even in 20:30 of ice time Thursday against the Capitals. He now has one goal and two assists during a three-game points streak.
Analysis: Corvo has just two goals on 33 shots this season, but it does appear he is starting get comfortable again in Carolina. The Hurricanes are missing a few key players on defense, so the opportunity for Corvo to get more points is there. He is a solid offensive player and a remains a viable No. 2 Fantasy defenseman.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Hurricanes D Joe Corvo provided three of the five shots from the team's defensemen in Sunday night's victory at Anaheim. Corvo, in his first season with Carolina, has one goal and a minus-2 rating in five games.
Analysis: Corvo hasn't been shy at taking shots in his first season with Carolina, as he has 12 in his first five games. Despite the fact he has just one point through the first two weeks, Corvo has solid offensive skills and usually posts a favorable plus/minus rating. Continue to treat him as a No. 2 Fantasy defenseman.
News:Joe Corvo's first career three-goal game came against his former team when the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Sunday. Corvo scored two goals on the power play. "What can you say?" Corvo said. "If I got to write a storybook ending, this would be it."
Analysis: Corvo has points in six of seven games in March. He is a quality defenseman at this time and should be used in all Fantasy formats.
News: D Joe Corvo returned for Carolina Friday against Florida after missing one game with the flu. He picked up an assist in the game.
Analysis: Corvo has had an assist in three straight games and has had a point in five straight. He's red-hot right now and is a player that should be active in all Fantasy formats.
News: Newly acquired defenseman Joe Corvo made his Carolina debut Tuesday against the Bruins. Corvo was acquired in a trade Monday that sent Cory Stillman and Mike Commodore to Ottawa. Corvo made an immediate impact by recording an assist in 19:03 of ice time. He also finished at minus-1.
Analysis: Corvo extended his points streak to four games. He has one goal and four assists in that span. Corvo won't lose much Fantasy value now that he is with Carolina. The only negative is that his plus/minus rating might suffer. He still remains a high-end Fantasy defenseman and should be starting in most leagues.
News: The Carolina Hurricanes acquired D Joe Corvo and F Patrick Eaves from the Ottawa Senators in return for F Cory Stillman and D Mike Commodore on Monday.
Analysis: Corvo is on pace to just about beat his career best total of 37 points from last season, even though he was in an awful offensive slump until last week when he had a goal and three assists. He had only three points in all of January. When playing well, Corvo has the potential to be a No. 1 Fantasy defenseman, but should be considered a No. 3 Fantasy option for now.
News: Senators D Joe Corvo managed two assists and finished at even during Tuesday's game against the Canadiens. It was his first points in eight games. He now has 20 assists on the season.
Analysis: Corvo has managed 20 assists for the third straight season, and if he really catches fire, he might net 30 assists for the first time in his career. Corvo has been pretty bad since the calendar year turned to 2008, so treat him as a No. 3 Fantasy defenseman until he starts putting consistent points on the board.
News: Senators D Joe Corvo played nearly 20 minutes in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Buffalo. He missed the previous two games with the flu.
Analysis: Corvo does have one goal and three assists in the previous six games he played. He had a pretty strong December with two goals and eight assists. He is finally playing well and has re-emerged as a fairly solid Fantasy defenseman when healthy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Senators D Joe Corvo missed his second consecutive game with the flu Saturday against the Lightning.
Analysis: Corvo does have one goal and three assists in his last six games, but is at minus-4 in his last two games. He had a pretty strong December with two goals and eight assists. He is finally playing well and has re-emerged as a solid Fantasy defenseman when healthy. He is a low-risk start for Fantasy Week 15 (Jan. 7-13).
News:The Sports Xchange reports D Joe Corvo led the Senators with nine shots on goal Tuesday against the Capitals, but did not convert on any of his chances. Corvo and partner Wade Redden were a minus-3.
Analysis: Corvo does have one goal and three assists in his last six games, but is at minus-4. He had a pretty strong December with two goals and eight assists. He is finally playing well and has re-emerged as a solid Fantasy defenseman.
News: Senators D Joe Corvo tallied an assist and finished at minus-1 during Thursday's game against the Penguins. He now has one goal and five assists in his last six games.
Analysis: Corvo has been exceptionally strong in recent games and this is the type of production many Fantasy owners want to see on a consistent basis. He is at plus-14 on the season and remains a solid No. 2 Fantasy defenseman.
News: Senators D Joe Corvo scored an even strength goal at 14:28 in the second period of Saturday's game against the Rangers. He now has four goals this season, two in his last two games.
Analysis: Corvo had a decent start to the season, but went ice cold in November and now has 11 points in 25 games. He does have a plus-9 rating and remains a No. 2 Fantasy defender. Although, a little more production would be nice.
News: Senators D Joe Corvo picked up a hat trick Saturday against the Bruins, but not in the traditional frame. Corvo didn't score three goals, but rather assisted on three goals during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Bruins. He finished at even on the night. Corvo came into the game with just two assists on the season.
Analysis: Corvo has tallied a total 77 points in his previous two seasons and is already on track to turn in another strong season. Continue to start him in all Fantasy formats.
News: D Joe Corvo and C Mike Fisher each lit the lamp in Thursday's game against the Hurricanes. Corvo finished with a plus-1 rating, while Fisher was even in the loss.
Analysis: Corvo has managed goals in back-to-back games and he has a three-game point streak. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues, while Fisher's value is limited to deeper formats which use at least three centers. The Sens are back in action on Saturday at N.Y. Rangers.
News: D Joe Corvo and LW Antoine Vermette each scored goals in Wednesday's game at Atlanta. Corvo had an even rating with three shots on net in 16:23 of ice time, while Vermette managed a plus-2 in the win.
Analysis: Corvo remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues. The Senators will be back in action on Thursday when they host the Hurricanes.
News: D Joe Corvo and LW Antoine Vermette each picked up an assist and plus-1 rating in Monday's afternoon game against the Devils. Corvo blocked three shots in 16:06 of ice time with two shots on net, while Vermette peppered Martin Brodeur with seven shots.
Analysis: Corvo is a must-start, especially in Fantasy leagues which reward positive plus/minus rating. Vermette's Fantasy appeal remains limited to deeper leagues as a No. 5 or 6 forward option. The Senators are back on the ice on Wednesday in Atlanta.
News: Sportsnet.ca reports Joe Corvo has been practicing with the team's top power play unit and will be paired with Wade Redden and the 'CASH' line of captain Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley.
Analysis: Corvo is trying to replace the departed Tom Preissing, who has moved on to the Los Angeles Kings. If Corvo can remain on the top unit of the man advantage, he should see a jump in assist and plus/minus rating. He is a must-start in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Joe Corvo has posted one assist and a plus-1 rating so far through two preseason games for the Senators.
Analysis: Corvo and most other Ottawa defensemen remain solid Fantasy plays for their outstanding production in the plus/minus category.
News: Joe Corvo was scoreless with a minus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 22:29 of ice time in Tuesday's game against the Bruins.
Analysis: Despite the goose egg against the B's, Corvo has managed two goals, eight points and a plus-6 rating over the past seven games. He might be having his most productive stretch for Fantasy owners after some tough times in the middle.
News: Joe Corvo was held scoreless with two shots on goal in 15:23 of ice time in Tuesday's game at St. Louis.
Analysis: Despite the scoreless game, Corvo still has four points (1 G, 3 A) and a plus-3 rating over the past four games. He remains a solid play in most Fantasy formats.
News: Ds Joe Corvo and Tom Preissing each recorded plus-4 ratings and an assist in Thursday's game against the Islanders. Corvo also managed a goal in the victory.
Analysis: Corvo has been a little disappointing in his first season with the Senators, but he remains a solid play as a No. 5 or 6 Fantasy defenseman for potential games like this.
News: The Ottawa Sun reports the reason Joe Corvo did not play in Saturday's game against Buffalo due to food poisoning. He is expected to be back in action on Tuesday night at Carolina.
Analysis: Corvo has not lived up to expectations in Ottawa, but he remains a must-start in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Along with leading the team in shots on goal (four), D Joe Corvo picked up his second assist in two games Wednesday. Before that, he had gone 21 without a helper.
Analysis: This is the type of run Corvo needs to get back on track. For all those who patiently waited through Corvo's rough first half, it looks as though he is ready to turn the corner.
News: Joe Corvo received a boost Saturday to his delicate psyche Saturday when his long pass sent Mike Comrie in for the tying goal in what would become a 3-2 shootout loss to the Leafs. Corvo has had a tough first season with the Senators, particularly on defense, and he again saw fewer minutes than any of the team's other blueliners, playing 14:33 versus Toronto. Being the No. 6 defenseman when he is the second-highest paid of the group is not a great situation -- for Corvo's confidence or fans' faith in management when it comes to signing free agents. Corvo has been bothered by not being able to live up to his billing, and the Senators need him to play better than he has so far as they make their stretch run.
Analysis: Corvo did improve on his standing as the second-worst plus-minus player on the team -- he and Chris Neil were the only two to have a positive mark against Toronto. He'll have a chance to build on his key contribution and better all-round performance when the Senators visit the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday. Corvo should be reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can get on a roll.
News: Joe Corvo has six goals, 21 points and a minus-8 rating with 26 penalty minutes through 45 games at the All-Star break.
Analysis: Corvo has managed just three points (2 G, 1 A) with a minus-6 over the past 22 games. He has struggled with his confidence recently and should be reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can get back on track.
News: Joe Corvo recently admitted to the media that he has been struggling with his confidence recently. Most of his unhappiness stems from a disappointing minus-11 rating, which is second-worst on the Senators to Andrej Meszaros (minus-12). "We will talk to him about it. Mistakes are a part of hockey. You have to have the ability to bounce back from that," coach Bryan Murray told TSN.ca.
Analysis: Corvo has just one point with a minus-6 rating over the past nine games. Consider reserving him in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially get back on track and re-gain the confidence which made him a must-start at the beginning of the season.
News: Joe Corvo scored a goal and added an assist with five shots on goal in 21:11 of ice time in Tuesday's game at N.Y. Islanders.
Analysis: Corvo has managed two goals and six points over the past seven games with an even rating. He remains a solid No. 3 or 4 Fantasy defenseman in most formats.
News: Joe Corvo, who missed time to start the season due to a broken foot, is back and contributing for the Senators. Although he is scoreless in his past two games, he has two goals and eight points with a plus-3 rating in six games.
Analysis: Fantasy owners certainly took notice of his five-point (1 G, 4 A) performance on Oct. 26 against the Maple Leafs, as he has seen an increase in ownership from 68 to 88 percent in CBS SportsLine.com Fantasy leagues.
News: Jason Spezza and Joe Corvo each had five points, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 7-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Both players had one goal and four assists in the rout.
Analysis: Spezza is a must-start Fantasy player, while Corvo is a solid Fantasy defender.
News: Joe Corvo (foot) was activated from injured reserve and he made his regular season debut with the Ottawa Senators in Tuesday's game at Toronto. He had an assist and minus-1 rating in 20:05 of ice time.
Analysis: Corvo will help shore up an uncharacteristically poor Ottawa defense to this point. He also gives them another threat along the blueline, so add him in all Fantasy formats if he is available.
News: The Ottawa Citizen reports Joe Corvo (broken foot) is wearing a hard cast on his foot and will not be on skates for at least another two to three weeks. He suffered the foot fracture in a preseason game on Sept. 20 against Buffalo while blocking a shot.
Analysis: Corvo will likely see a nice amount of time on the power play once he is healthy enough to return, so don't give up on him just because he is out until at least the end of October. Stash him away on reserve and reap the rewards of patience once the end of October or early November rolls around.
News: The Ottawa Sun is reporting Corvo will miss the next four to six weeks due to a fractured foot. He suffered the injury while blocking a shot in Friday's preseason game against the Sabres. "I'm pretty upset," said Corvo. "To have this happen in preseason with three minutes to go is kind of upsetting. This is the first time I have been injured. I think I can bounce back pretty fast. It's definitely better timing than to have it happen in May."
Analysis: Corvo is not expected back until at least late October, so drop him a few pegs on your Fantasy cheat sheet on Draft Day. However, he should still post 40 points and will be a solid contributor in the plus/minus category, so don't forget about him.
News: Corvo signed a four-year contract with the Ottawa Senators over the weekend, as he will apparently replace Brian Pothier who has moved on to Washington.
Analysis: Corvo posted 14 goals and 40 points in 81 games with the Kings, including a plus-16 rating. He has the potential to move into the 50-point range with a plus-25 or higher rating as long as he can stay healthy. He has big-time sleeper potential in the middle- to late-rounds on Draft Day.
News: Joe Corvo was scoreless for the third straight game on Monday at Vancouver. He also had a minus-1 rating in 18:45 of ice time.
Analysis: Despite the scoreless streak, Corvo remains a decent play in most Fantasy leagues of 10 or more teams.
News: Joe Corvo has 13 goals, 18 assists and a plus-14 rating through 60 games at the Olympic Games break. He is the only player on the Kings to play in every game this season.
Analysis: Corvo continues to progress in his third season and is a legitimate Fantasy rearguard now. If he is available in your league, scoop him up immediately. He is on pace for 42 points and a plus-19 rating.
News: Corvo was scoreless with two shots on goal in 22:01 of ice time in Tuesday's game at Minnesota.
Analysis: Corvo has gone scoreless in four of his past five games, as the Kings continue to struggle as a whole. Despite his struggles, he remains a decent No. 4 or 5 Fantasy starter in most leagues.
News: Joe Corvo has just two assists in the past six games with the Kings, although his shots on goal on have averaged over four per game.
Analysis: He is taking a lot more shots and it should be only a matter of time before he gets back on the scoresheet.
News: Joe Corvo signed a one-year contract on Tuesday to remain with the Los Angeles Kings.
Analysis: Corvo posted eight goals and 25 points in 72 games with the Kings last season. He is only worth a roster spot as a reserve in larger leagues.
News: Joe Corvo (groin) missed Saturday's game in Carolina and will sit out Monday's game in Washington, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Analysis: Corvo is not a useful Fantasy player when healthy.
News: Joe Corvo finished up his three-game suspension on Wednesday and was eligible to play Thursday at Tampa Bay, but he sat due to a minor groin injury.
Analysis: Corvo is considered day to day. He has minimal Fantasy appeal when healthy.
News: Corvo will see more playing time. Brad Norton (concussion) is out for Sunday's game and Chris McAlpine (abdominal) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Corvo scored a goal Saturday against Carolina, but is best used as a reserve in larger leagues.