Antoine Vermette
Ducks' Antoine Vermette: Dishes twice in win
Antoine Vermette, C, ANA
11:12 AM
News: Vermette collected a pair of assists in a 4-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday.

The points were his first in the eight contests since returning from a 10-game suspension for slashing an official back on Feb. 14. Vermette now has 24 points in 66 games in his first season in Anaheim, which means he's likely to finish with his lowest total in a full campaign since 2011-12 with Columbus.

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J.T. Miller
Rangers' J.T. Miller: Pots two goals
J.T. Miller, C, NYR
10:42 AM
News: Miller scored a pair of goals Tuesday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks.

Miller's second tally 4:44 into the third period came on the power play. His 22 goals tie last year's career high and, interestingly enough, only two in each of the last two seasons have come with the man advantage. Through 77 games, the 24-year-old also has a career high in assists (32), points (54), plus/minus (plus-17), power-play points (seven) and ice time (16:25), so it's safe to say he's been a boon to owners in 2016-17.

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Chris Tierney
Sharks' Chris Tierney: Productive in return
Chris Tierney, C, SJ
10:21 AM
News: Tierney scored two goals Tuesday in a 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers. He sat out the previous contest with an upper-body injury.

The fourth-liner returned to the ice in style, also firing five shots on goal and skating to a plus-3. Tierney has now cracked the 20-point plateau in each of his first three NHL seasons and has displayed development with a continued increase in ice time (up to 14:32 on average this year).

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Andreas Athanasiou
Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou: Labeled day-to-day
Andreas Athanasiou, C, DET
10:14 AM
News: Athanasiou (upper body) is considered day-to-day, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Double A was a late scratch ahead of Tuesday's road match with the Hurricanes. He'd netted goals in back-to-back games heading into the most recent match, so hopefully the injury doesn't take a turn for the worse. Only six games remain on Detroit's regular-season docket and the Winged Wheel have officially missed the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons.

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Luke Glendening
Red Wings' Luke Glendening: To miss balance of regular season
Luke Glendening, C, DET
10:07 AM
News: Glendening (lower body) will miss the rest of the season due to a fractured ankle/foot, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

The gritty utility winger had a typical season in the bottom six, adding 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) with 150 hits and 62 blocked shots over 74 games. Glendening remains a solid line defender, with his career-worst minus-10 rating more of a systematic problem than a knock on him personally. With the Red Wings officially out of the playoff picture, he'll have plenty of time to prepare for the 2017-18 campaign.

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Roman Lyubimov
Flyers' Roman Lyubimov: Watches eighth consecutive game
Roman Lyubimov, C, PHI
9:19 AM
News: Lyubimov was a healthy scratch for the eighth straight games Tuesday against Ottawa.

The 24-year-old rookie has played 46 games this season but averaged just 9:33 of ice time and notched only five points. He could draw back into the lineup again before the end of the season, but his fantasy value is clearly extremely limited.

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Martin Hanzal
Wild's Martin Hanzal: Two points in yet another loss
Martin Hanzal, C, MIN
1:55 AM
News: Hanzal finished with a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Capitals.

Both of Hanzal's points came in the second period of what was ultimately a 5-4 overtime loss. He has contributed a healthy nine points in 14 games since coming over from Arizona at the trade deadline, though Minnesota's 2-8-2 record over the past 12 indicates the Wild haven't been able to take advantage of the veteran center's production.

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Nicklas Backstrom
Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Closes in on league lead with three more assists
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WAS
1:35 AM
News: Backstrom dished out three assists -- two on the power play -- in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Wild.

Backstrom had one helper in each period of regulation. His 14 assists in the past eight games have the veteran Swede just two back of Connor McDavid for the league lead, and he could easily bridge that gap over the remaining seven games with linemates T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin both firing on full cylinders at the moment. Backstrom's over the 80-point mark for the first time since 2009-10, but he'll end up well short of 101 points he put up in that campaign.

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Marcus Johansson
Capitals' Marcus Johansson: Four points Tuesday
Marcus Johansson, C, WAS
1:25 AM
News: Johansson dished out four helpers -- including three on the power play -- in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Wild.

All of Johansson's points came after the 7:31 mark of the second period. His three regulation assists all led to power-play goals by Alex Ovechkin, while his final contribution of the night resulted in T.J. Oshie's overtime winner. Johansson still hasn't scored a goal in the past seven games, but his six helpers in the past three games are making that fact easy to overlook.

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Connor McDavid
Oilers' Connor McDavid: Extends point streak to eight
Connor McDavid, C, EDM
12:46 AM
News: McDavid opened the scoring in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Kings with his 27th goal.

The lone assist on McDavid's goal went to Leon Draisaitl, simultaneously extending both players' point streaks to eight games. The 20-year-old captain is starting to run away with the scoring title, as he holds a seven-point lead over Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane and Nicklas Backstrom with 89.

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