Jared Cowen
Jared Cowen: Loses arbitration hearing
Jared Cowen, D, TOR
1:05 PM
News: Cowen (hip) lost his arbitration case Wednesday which means his buyout from the team is official, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

With the buyout ruled on, Cowen is now a free agent and could sign with any NHL team. The defenseman may struggle to land with a team given lingering concerns about the hip injury that caused the dispute in the first place.

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Mirco Mueller
Sharks' Mirco Mueller: Recalled from minors
Mirco Mueller, D, SJ
12:55 PM
News: Mueller was called up from AHL San Jose on Wednesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

In the minors, Mueller has garnered six helpers but is still looking for his first tally of the year. In his previous stints with the Sharks, the defenseman failed to secure a point and has a minus-4 rating, which could explain why the team has only used him when guys have been out with injuries.

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Mark Barberio
Canadiens' Mark Barberio: Returned to minors
Mark Barberio, D, MON
12:40 PM
News: Barberio was sent down to AHL St. John's on Wednesday.

Barberio registered his first point of the season in Tuesday's game against the Blues. During this recent call-up, the defenseman saw action in six games in which he averaged 13:18 of ice time. Barring further injuries on the Canadiens' blue line, the 26-year-old figures to spend the rest of the season with the IceCaps.

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Philip Larsen
Canucks' Philip Larsen: Spends night in hospital
Philip Larsen, D, VAN
12:35 PM
News: Larsen (undisclosed) stayed overnight at a hospital after leaving Tuesday's matchup with New Jersey on a stretcher, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

Larsen will head back to Vancouver to be further evaluated by team doctors which effectively rules him out of Thursday's away game against Tampa Bay. Unless the blueliner is able to rejoin the team's road trip, he could be out of the lineup until at least Dec. 16 when they are at home against the Lightning.

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Julius Honka
Stars' Julius Honka: Wearing cast after Tuesday's game
Julius Honka, D, DAL
11:05 AM
News: Honka was spotted wearing a cast on his arm in the locker room after leaving Tuesday's game with what was originally termed an upper-body injury, NHL.com's Sean Shapiro reports.

The impressive young blueliner had to depart after only 10:40 of ice time, and it's unclear how much time he might miss. Coach Lindy Ruff said after the game that the injury "doesn't look serious, but he couldn't play." A cast actually does seem rather serious, but we'll have to wait for the team to release more information before we get a clearer idea of how much time he might miss.

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Joel Edmundson
Blues' Joel Edmundson: Returns to game action Tuesday
Joel Edmundson, D, STL
7:35 AM
News: Edmundson had two hits and two blocked shots in 18:38 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against Montreal.

Edmundson was making his return to the lineup after missing 12 games due to an upper-body injury and there was apparently no taking it easy on him. He played three minutes more than his season average of 15:19, with none of that ice time coming in the extra period.

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Ben Lovejoy
Devils' Ben Lovejoy: Tallies rare goal
Ben Lovejoy, D, NJ
1:45 AM
News: Lovejoy scored his first goal of the season against Vancouver on Tuesday, and it held up as the game-winner.

The defense-first blueliner had just two points in 24 games heading into Tuesday's action. If your league counts hits and blocked shots, he can help, but if it's points you're after, look elsewhere. Even Lovejoy's ice time is unreliable -- it fluctuates regularly between about 16 and 23 minutes -- and he sees nearly no action on the power play, so offensive production is predictably rare for the 32-year-old.

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Kyle Quincey
Devils' Kyle Quincey: Quietly producing for fantasy owners
Kyle Quincey, D, NJ
1:40 AM
News: Quincey picked up a pair of assists in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Vancouver.

It hasn't happened in exciting fashion, but Quincey's quietly put together a solid 12-game stretch from the blue line, netting eight points and a plus-5 rating. That's brought his season point total (nine) just two shy of the meager 11 he managed in 47 games for Detroit last year. However, it's hard to count on Quincey's production to continue, considering it's nearly all come at even strength and the Devils aren't the sort of offensive powerhouse that can carry a mediocre 31-year-old defenseman to real fantasy relevance.

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Brent Seabrook
Blackhawks' Brent Seabrook: Injures upper body Tuesday
Brent Seabrook, D, CHI
12/6/2016
News: Seabrook sustained an upper-body injury in Tuesday's game against the Coyotes, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

It's unclear exactly how or when the ailment occurred but given it forced the blueliner out for the end of the contest, it would be worth monitoring prior to the Blackhawks upcoming matchup with the Rangers on Friday. The 31-year-old tallied his 14th assist over 10:29 of ice time prior to his departure.

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Rasmus Ristolainen
Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: Buries overtime winner for first goal of season
Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF
12/6/2016
News: Ristolainen handed out two assists and scored the game-winner on an overtime power play against Edmonton on Tuesday.

Finally. Ristolainen had come up empty on 60 shots over the first 25 games this season, but he'd stayed useful for fantasy owners with 13 helpers. Now that he's gotten the monkey off his back, the 21-year-old Finn could see his scoring take off; he fired 202 shots and scored nine goals last season, and the Sabres' power play continues to revolve around him.

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