Marc-Andre Fleury
Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury: Gains early season goaltending advantage
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT
9/24/2016
News: Fleury will go through training camp as the team's undisputed No. 1 goalie after Pittsburgh revealed fellow goalie Matt Murray suffered a broken hand during the World Cup of Hockey.

Murray is expected to miss 3-6 weeks, giving Fleury an upper hand cementing his role as the team's top tender -- at least early on. Fleury went 35-17-6 with a 2.21 GAA and .921 save percentage in 2015-16 before a second concussion sidelined him and left the door open for Murray. The Flower was instrumental in keeping Pittsburgh above water during the first half of last season when its offense struggled.

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Matt Murray
Penguins' Matt Murray: Broken hand sidelines netminder
Matt Murray, G, PIT
9/24/2016
News: Murray will miss 3-6 weeks with a broken hand, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Murray injured himself during the World Cup of Hockey. His return date means he'll return sometime shortly after the regular season begins. As a result, Marc-Andre Fleury will likely start the season in goal for Pittsburgh.

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Al Montoya
Canadiens' Al Montoya: Starts in Friday's scrimmage
Al Montoya, G, MON
9/24/2016
News: Montoya was one of the starting goalies in Montreal's intra-squad scrimmage Friday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

With Carey Price's attendance in training camp delayed by the World Cup of Hockey, Montoya and Mike Condon were the opposing goalies in the scrimmage. Those two figure to battle for the top backup job to Price this season, with Montoya considered the favorite at this stage, based on having played more NHL games than Condon.

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Cory Schneider
Devils' Cory Schneider: Stops seven shots in relief of Ben Bishop
Cory Schneider, G, NJ
9/23/2016
News: Schneider stopped all seven Czech shots he faced in relief of Ben Bishop during Team USA's 4-3 loss at the World Cup of Hockey on Thursday.

Schneider's contributions were too little too late, as the Americans failed to erase a two-goal third period deficit and fell to 0-3 in the tournament. Perhaps they would've done better if they gave the Devils netminder more playing time coming off his sixth straight season with a sub-2.30 GAA.

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Petr Mrazek
Red Wings' Petr Mrazek: Grabs 36-save win against Team USA on Thursday
Petr Mrazek, G, DET
9/23/2016
News: Mrazek turned aside 36 of 39 shots in a 4-3 win over Team USA on Thursday.

Mrazek played well in the final two games of the World Cup for the Czech Republic, recording a .925 save percentage across Thursday's victory and an overtime loss to Team Europe earlier in the week. It's an encouraging sign for those interested in his fantasy services for the upcoming NHL season, as he's expected to be in consistent competition with fellow Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard for the starting gig in Motown.

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Ben Bishop
Lightning's Ben Bishop: Disappoints in lone World Cup appearance
Ben Bishop, G, TB
9/23/2016
News: Bishop gave up four goals on 20 shots in a 4-3 loss to Team Czech Republic on Thursday.

Big Ben failed to impress in his lone appearance for Team USA at the World Cup, getting yanked after 40 minutes of play. Granted, the Americans had nothing but pride to play for and their brass probably decided to pull Bishop to get Corey Schneider some crease time, but it was still disappointing nonetheless. With just under three weeks until the puck drops on the 2016-17 NHL season, Bishop will have plenty of time to get his mind right before resuming his role as the Lightning's No. 1 netminder.

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Sergei Bobrovsky
Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky: Shuts out Team Finland on Thursday
Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CLB
9/23/2016
News: Bobrovsky pitched a 21-save shutout Thursday in a 3-0 victory over Team Finland.

In a must-win game for Russia to advance to the semifinals against Canada, Goalie Bob didn't disappoint, turning aside everything the Finns sent his way. He's put together quite a pair of performances since dropping the tournament opener to Team Sweden, including his 43-save masterpiece against Team North America. Considering Bobrovsky has started all three games for the Russians and is sporting a gaudy .955 save percentage, he's a lock to get the nod Saturday night against Canada.

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Tuukka Rask
Bruins' Tuukka Rask: Allows three goals on 21 shots against Russia
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
9/23/2016
News: Rask gave up three goals on 21 shots in a 3-0 loss to Team Russia on Thursday.

It was three-and-out for the Finns, who had been mathematically eliminated from the World Cup even before they took the ice against Russia in this one. Rask finishes the tournament with an 0-2 record, a 2.00 GAA and a .914 save percentage, which is obviously too small a sample size to predict how he might fare when the Bruins open up their season in just under three weeks.

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Leland Irving
Penguins' Leland Irving: Signs PTO with Stanley Cup champs
Leland Irving, G, MIN
9/22/2016
News: The Penguins signed Irving to a professional tryout contract Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Irving will likely serve as depth in Pittsburgh at least until Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray is traded or injured. The goalie went 12-22-6 with a 2.68 GAA and .913 save percentage for AHL Iowa in 2015-16. Irving, 28, last played in the NHL in 2012-13 with Calgary and more recently toiled in the KHL.

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Frederik Andersen
Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen: "Progressing" in rehab
Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
9/22/2016
News: Andersen (upper body) is "progressing," reports the Toronto Star, and remains on track to start the season.

General manager Lou Lamoriello was typically blunt in his update on Andersen. "We're certainly not going to rush anything. Until he's ready, we're not going to have any comment. He is progressing. He has had no setbacks." Andersen will face a heavy workload once he returns and should produce decent results as your number two starter in a deep league.

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