Dallas' Eaves Posts Assist In Second Game Back
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News: Patrick Eaves
had an assist and two shots in Thursday's win over the Senators.
Analysis: Patrick Eaves
has collected a point in both of the games since he returned from injury. The former 20-goal scorer and first round pick isn't as reliable as he was in his first couple of seasons, but if you're in a deep league it may be worth keeping an eye on him to see if he can keep it up.
Hesmky Scores On Stars PP
, RW, DAL
News: Ales Hemsky
had a power play goal and a pair of penalty minutes in Thursday's win over Ottawa.
That's Ales Hemsky
's eighth goal of the season. His ice time has been very limited lately, but he's started to produce some offense a little more regularly since late December.
Nieto Adds Assist In Limited Time For Sharks
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News: Matt Nieto
had an assist, a plus-2 rating and one shot through 10:27 of ice time in Thursday's win over Anaheim.
Analysis: Matt Nieto
is coming out of his slump nicely, having posted a goal and two assists in his last five games. He's not working his way toward the Hart Trophy, but it's a significant improvement over the nine-game pointless streak he had going before that.
News: T.J. Galiardi
was recalled from AHL St. John's on Friday.
Analysis: T.J. Galiardi
was assigned to St. John's for only a matter of hours. Fourth-liner Matt Halischuk evidently acquired some sort of injury during Thursday's game against the Flyers and was placed on IR, opening up a roster spot. Look for Galiardi to play at least the next three games, as Halischuk won't be eligible to return until the following Friday.
News: Matt Halischuk
was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Matt Halischuk
more than likely got banged up in Thursday's loss to the Flyers. As a result of his placement on IR, he'll have to sit out the three games. T.J. Galiardi was recalled from AHL St. John's and will fill his spot on the Jets' fourth line.
News: Lauri Korpikoski
missed Friday's practice with an unspecified injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Coach Dave Tippett referred to Lauri Korpikoski
's ailment as a "minor issue," and anticipates that the forward will be available for Saturday's game in Ottawa. Korpikoski, who recorded an assist and two hits in Thursday's win over the Leafs, should have his status for Saturday's game validated following the Coyotes' morning skate.
News: Michael Grabner
netted his fifth goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Bruins.
Analysis: Michael Grabner
nearly came through with his first multi-goal game of the season, but an incredible stick save by Tuukka Rask robbed him of that distinction. Even so, the Austrian winger has been a strong complementary piece to the Isles' attack over his last five games, notching three goals and an assist.
Isles' Raffl (Illness) Misses Practice Friday
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News: Michael Raffl
(illness) did not practice Friday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
After missing contests on Tuesday and Thursday, Michael Raffl
is uncertain for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs. Given that he hasn't skated since at least Monday, Raffl appears no better than questionable.
News: Clarke MacArthur
collected an assist and attempted two shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Stars.
It's been mostly crickets for Clarke MacArthur
the last two weeks. The assist gave him his first point in five games, and he's only attempted seven shots during that time. With 25 points and a minus-9 rating for the season, MacArthur looks like no better than a medium-sized option in fantasy leagues.
News: Alex Chiasson
(undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Analysis: Alex Chiasson
is considered day-to-day, after logging just 11:33 of ice time in Thursday's loss to the Stars. He did manage to score his seventh goal of the season during the game, giving him 17 points through 43 appearances.