Canes' Bellemore Suffers Injury Saturday
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News: Brett Bellemore
left Saturday's game in the first period after he was checked into the boards and didn't return, the Associated Press reports.
At the very least, it sounds like Brett Bellemore
is experiencing some body soreness, if not something more severe. The Hurricanes figure to provide an update on his condition once they resume practicing, putting his status for Wednesday's game against the Panthers in question for the time being.
Panthers' Campbell Tallies An Assist In Loss
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News: Brian Campbell
was able to notch an assist in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.
The assist gives him seven points (1G,6A) in the first 18 games of the season. After only putting two assists on the board in the month of October, he has had a solid month of November collecting one goal and four assists. Averaging 23:53 minutes of ice time per game ranks him 23rd in the NHL this season. Brian Campbell
will always produce the majority of his points on the power play which is good news for fantasy owners who are awarded extra points for special teams points. He is only owned in 17% of espn leagues, so if his play continues to improve don't be surprised to see him on someone else's roster instead of the waiver wire.
News: Clayton Stoner
(illness) will not play Sunday due to mumps-like symptoms.
Analysis: Clayton Stoner
is not confirmed to have the mumps, but he's exhibiting symptoms and will be held out as a precaution. The defenseman registered a plus-2 rating against the Canucks on Thursday but remains in the negative overall this season (minus-4).
News: Jay Bouwmeester
(lower body) will miss Sunday's game against the Jets, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Analysis: Jay Bouwmeester
's streak of 737 straight regular season games will end as a result of the injury. With him out, either Carl Gunnarsson or Kevin Shattenkirk will likely slide into the top defensive pairing, while Chris Butler will likely dress in his place.
Stars' Demers Nets Game-Winner In Debut
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News: Jason Demers
netted the game-winning power-play goal in his Stars debut Saturday.
The goal was the first of the season for Jason Demers
, who had been held to only three assists over 20 games with the Sharks before he was traded Friday. It would seem the Stars are earmarking him for a greater role than he enjoyed with his previous team, as he saw 25:32 of ice time Saturday, including 2:43 on the man advantage. His fantasy value appears to be on the upswing with the move to Dallas.
News: Matt Tennyson
has been recalled from AHL Worcester, Kevin Kurz of CSN reports.
Analysis: Matt Tennyson
was with the team at the beginning of this season but he has not made an appearance with the Sharks since the 2012-13 season. In the AHL this season, the 24-year-old defenseman has three goals and three assists in 17 games played.
Ekblad Notches Assist For Florida In Loss
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News: Aaron Ekblad
dished out an assist in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.
The assist gives the 18-year-old rookie 11 points on the season, which leads all rookie defencemen in scoring. He continues to play over 20 minutes a night on the first defence pairing and averaging 2:51 on the power play.
News: Braydon Coburn
registered a goal and assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
The points were the first of the season for Braydon Coburn
, who has only appeared in seven contests due to a previous bout with a long-term foot injury. Coburn isn't much of an offensive threat, but his typically dependable play in his own zone will usually allow him to see above 20 minutes of ice time on a given night.
News: Travis Hamonic
was tacked with 15 penalty minutes in Saturday's win over the Penguins.
Analysis: Travis Hamonic
earned a five-minute penalty for fighting Steve Downie in the first period, then was later padded his total with a 10-minute misconduct with 30 seconds remaining in the contest. The blueliner typically offers most of his value as a scrapper than a puck-mover, as his 44 PIM and 48 hits over 16 games would attest.
Sens' Karlsson Scores PP Goal In Loss
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News: Erik Karlsson
scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.
It was Erik Karlsson
's five marker of the season, giving him a point in each of the Sens' last three games. Karlsson's 14 points rank sixth among all NHL blueliners, but he's a whopping nine points behind the leader, Calgary's Mark Giordano.