Michael Dal Colle
Islanders' Michael Dal Colle: Late Scratch
Michael Dal Colle, LW, NYI
7:56 PM
News: Dal Colle missed the game Wednesday due to a lower body injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

The injury is not considered to be serious at this time so there is hope that Dal Colle can get back on the ice within a few days. He is expected to open the season in Bridgeport of the AHL where he will likely play all season unless injuries on the Islanders force his call up to the team.

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Jason Pominville
Sabres' Jason Pominville: Scores two goals
Jason Pominville, RW, BUF
5:24 PM
News: Pominville found the back of the net twice against Pittsburgh in Tuesday's 4-3 preseason victory.

After being traded from Minnesota to Buffalo in the offseason, Pominville looked sharp in his first preseason action. However, the 34-year-old just scored a mere 13 goals the entire 2016-17 season with Minnesota, and we'll have to wait and see if he can carry this production into the 2017-18 season. The key takeaway from Tuesday's performance is that both goals were primarily assisted by Jack Eichel -- if Pominville continues developing chemistry, a likely pairing with Eichel and Evander Kane would certainly boost his point production.

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Teuvo Teravainen
Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen: Notches two power-play points
Teuvo Teravainen, LW, CAR
5:22 PM
News: Teravainen had a goal and assist on the power play in a 2-1 preseason victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Teravainen was able to make Tampa Bay pay for penalties, facilitating a first-period assist while scoring a second-period goal. After Tuesday's performance, Teravainen put up a strong case to be on Carolina's first power-play unit when the regular season rolls around. If the 23-year-old is also able to play his way onto the first line, perhaps we'll see his breakout performance that's been rumored since his days in Chicago.

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Jason Zucker
Wild's Jason Zucker: Will be on ice Thursday
Jason Zucker, LW, MIN
2:04 PM
News: Zucker (abdomen) will suit up for Thursday's preseason tilt against Winnipeg.

Zucker -- who required offseason surgery for a sports hernia -- is back to 100 percent and coming off the best season of his career. The 25-year-old set career high in goals (22), helpers (25), plus/minus (plus-34) and shots on goal (172). Given the assembled scoring talent around him, there is little reason to doubt the winger will be able to recreate similar offensive production this year.

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Lee Stempniak
Hurricanes' Lee Stempniak: Sidelined by injury
Lee Stempniak, RW, CAR
12:59 PM
News: Stempniak (undisclosed) is "dinged" and will not play Wednesday's preseason contest against Tampa Bay.

While Stempniak's next chance to return would be Saturday against Washington for another preseason game, the report indicates that the team won't rush the player back in to action -- potentially waiting until Opening Night on Oct. 7. The team will be providing additional information on Stempniak's timeline to return as the season approaches.

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Matthew Tkachuk
Flames' Matthew Tkachuk: Still hampered by hip ailment
Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY
12:44 PM
News: Tkachuk (hip) will not take part in Wednesday's matchup against the Canucks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports.

Tkachuk's hip injury was initially described by the team as being relatively minor; however, as the length of his absence continues to extend toward the regular season, fantasy owners are no doubt starting to get nervous. Calgary may just be playing it safe with its 19-year-old star prospect, but this will be a situation to monitor closely as Opening Night is just two weeks away.

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Nick Foligno
Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno: Logs over 25 minutes in return
Nick Foligno, LW, CLB
11:21 AM
News: Foligno saw 25:13 of ice time in Tuesday's preseason clash with Chicago.

Despite the high volume of minutes -- which included 8:17 with the man advantage -- Foligno compiled just one shot on goal, three hits and two blocks. After missing the Blue Jackets' final playoff contest, the 29-year-old appears to be back to 100 percent and should challenge for the 50-point mark again this year.

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Bryan Rust
Penguins' Bryan Rust: Held off scoresheet
Bryan Rust, RW, PIT
10:26 AM
News: Rust failed to log a point in Monday's preseason opener against Buffalo.

Despite suiting up versus the Sabres, Rust was held off the scoresheet. Since he got into Monday's contest, the winger likely won't suit up Tuesday versus Detroit.

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Alexander Steen
Blues' Alexander Steen: Sidelined with hand injury
Alexander Steen, LW, STL
10:14 AM
News: Steen suffered a hand injury in Monday's preseason outing and will miss at least three weeks.

The team announced that Steen would be re-evaluated in three weeks, which not only rules him out for training camp, but would keep him out for at least the first four games of the season. The Blues were hard hit by injuries last year, although the 33-year-old was relatively healthy and appeared in 76 outings. Even if he misses a few contest at the start of 2017-18, the winger should be capable of recording a fifth straight 50-plus point campaign.

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Anthony Mantha
Red Wings' Anthony Mantha: Puts one on board
Anthony Mantha, RW, DET
9:00 AM
News: Mantha produced a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 exhibition road loss to the Bruins.

The Detroit News reported last month that Mantha is expected to carve out an increased role with the Winged Wheel this season, which has helped render him a sleeper entering the 2017-18 campaign. He's a powerful net-front scorer, but Detroit has struggled on the man advantage the past two seasons and that should be a key consideration in deciding between Mantha and a similarly talented fantasy prospect.

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