Chris Tanev
Canucks' Chris Tanev: High asking price, likely to stay in Vancouver
Chris Tanev, D, VAN
5/26/2017
News: Tanev will not be traded by the Cancuks despite rumors of the contrary, theScore reports.

Canucks GM Jim Benning originally told The Province that he'll listen to offers for Tanev, but apparently it would take a lot to get him. "Unless it would make sense for our future, I'm not trading Chris," Benning said. "He means so much to our team." Tanev is held in high regard by the big boss -- he's a smart player and adept at moving the puck -- but he generally lacks offensive upside and that figures to keep his ownership low in most fantasy leagues. Since entering the league in 2010-11, he's failed to post more than 20 points in a single campaign.

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Dmitry Orlov
Capitals' Dmitry Orlov: Reportedly flirting with return to KHL
Dmitry Orlov, D, WAS
5/26/2017
News: Orlov is said to be discussing a possible contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports, citing Igor Eronko of Russia's Sport-Express.

It was a breakout campaign for Orlov in 2016-17, as he manufactured a career-high 33 points to complement a shiny rating at plus-30. While the rearguard saw his playing time jump by three and a half minutes compared to the prior campaign, the Capitals acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk shortly ahead of the trade deadline and that created volatility with Orlov's minutes when coach Barry Trotz tinkered with his pairings. If you hold keeper shares in the 25-year-old, wait for more substantiated reports before worrying about the rumored departure to the KHL, though it's worth noting that his hockey career began in that league back in 2007-08, when he was with Novokuznetsk Metallurg.

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Toby Enstrom
Jets' Toby Enstrom: May be asked to drop no-trade clause
Toby Enstrom, D, WPG
5/26/2017
News: The Jets could ask Enstrom (knee) to waive his no-move clause, the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Unless the defenseman ditches the no-move designation, Winnipeg will be on the hook for the $5.75 million that remains in the final year of contract next season. While there's no question that Enstrom is a talented player, his fantasy appeal has dropped precipitously. He notched 30-plus points in his first five seasons, but has lost a step over the years and this campaign was particularly rough on the veteran since he sustained a brutal concussion in March and then underwent season-ending knee surgery with 15 games left in the regular season. We're still waiting to learn more about how his recovery from knee surgery is going, though you're bound to find him on the clearance rack as damaged goods until then.

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Dion Phaneuf
Senators' Dion Phaneuf: Fizzles in postseason
Dion Phaneuf, D, OTT
5/26/2017
News: Phaneuf was held pointless with a minus-5 rating over the final 11 games of the playoffs.

The veteran blueliner set up two scores against the Rangers in Game 2 of the conference semifinals, only to go ice cold offensively the rest of the way. However, his physical play was on full display throughout the postseason, as he compiled 30 hits and half as many PIM. An alternate captain for the Sens, Phaneuf is under contract through the 2020-21 season, banking a whopping $7 million per season with performance bonuses included.

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Justin Schultz
Penguins' Justin Schultz: Two points in Game 7 win
Justin Schultz, D, PIT
5/26/2017
News: Schultz recorded a power-play goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 victory over the Senators.

Schultz's goal gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead with 8:16 remaining in the third, but they promptly coughed that advantage up when Ryan Dzingel lit the lamp for Ottawa just 2:57 later. The blueliner's impact in his return from a four-game injury-related absence didn't end there, as he earned an assist on Chris Kunitz's double-overtime winner. Schultz has carried over his offensive prowess from a 51-point regular season with three goals and seven assists in 15 appearances this postseason.

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Erik Karlsson
Senators' Erik Karlsson: Two points not enough in Game 7 loss
Erik Karlsson, D, OTT
5/26/2017
News: Karlsson earned helpers on both Ottawa goals in Thursday's 3-2 Game 7 double overtime loss to the Penguins.

Karlsson assisted on a second-period goal by Mark Stone and a third-period tally by Ryan Dzingel, both of which came within three minutes of Pittsburgh pulling ahead. There was no chance to answer the Penguins' third goal, though, as Chris Kunitz's tally 5:09 into the second overtime ended the game on the spot. The Senators' captain finishes the postseason with two goals and 16 assists in 19 games.

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Sami Vatanen
Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Will undergo shoulder surgery
Sami Vatanen, D, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Vatanen is dealing with a shoulder injury that will require a surgery and his rehabilitation could take longer than five months.

The official report from the team was that teammate Hampus Lindholm would also undergo shoulder surgery with a rehabilitation period of 4-to-5 months, but Vatanen's ailment would require a longer recovery. Therefore, it's entirely likely that Vatanen will not be ready to go for Opening Night of the 2017-18 season. The 25-year-old posted a goal and five assists in 12 games during Anaheim's playoff run and did have to sit out for five contests, likely because of this shoulder ailment.

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Hampus Lindholm
Ducks' Hampus Lindholm: Out 4-5 months with shoulder injury
Hampus Lindholm, D, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Lindholm will undergo shoulder surgery with a rehab timetable of 4-to-5 months.

The 23-year-old Swede was limited to 66 games during the regular season, but Lindholm didn't miss any action during the playoffs. However, he likely let fantasy owners down with his meager output of four points in 17 postseason contests. If he returns in four months, Lindholm may still be ready for Opening Night, but this is a discouraging development either way.

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Kevin Bieksa
Ducks' Kevin Bieksa: Played with torn MCL
Kevin Bieksa, D, ANA
5/25/2017
News: Bieksa played the final three games of the Ducks' playoff run with a torn MCL.

Per Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times, Bieksa sustained the serious knee injury on a freak collision with Shea Theodore during Game 1 of the second-round series against Edmonton. Either way, it's pretty crazy to see that Bieksa played with limited mobility in his knee after sitting out for only nine contests. It remains to be seen at this point if the 35-year-old will require surgery to repair the injury or if he will be ready to play once the Ducks open training camp in the fall.

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Mark Borowiecki
Senators' Mark Borowiecki: Ruled out Thursday
Mark Borowiecki, D, OTT
5/25/2017
News: Borowiecki (lower body) will miss Game 7 against the Penguins on Thursday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

Make that 17 straight absences for the hard-hitting blueliner. This may be a blessing in disguise, though, as Borowiecki is an enforcer prone to racking up penalties, and the Senators don't seem to have a strong enough penalty kill to make up for any costly penalties in a game that dictates whether the Senators will advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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