Kyle Palmieri
Devils' Kyle Palmieri: Turning season around
Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJ
3:55 AM
News: Palmieri netted a goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Wild.

The winger scuffled through the season's first two months, totaling only seven points in 17 games through Nov. 19, then missed two games to an upper-body injury. However, Palmieri's been an entirely different player since coming back from that ailment -- he's got 20 points (eight of those on the power play) in his last 27 games. That's more in line with the 57 points he put up last year, though Palmieri's slow start has ensured that he's almost certain to end up well short of matching his 2015-16 production.

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Alexander Steen
Blues' Alexander Steen: First power-play goal of 2016-17
Alexander Steen, LW, STL
3:35 AM
News: Steen scored his first power-play goal of the year and added an assist Tuesday against Ottawa, but he also went minus-2.

Steen has five straight years of putting the "plus" in plus-minus, but he's now sitting on a minus-12 this year and his point-gathering rate is down as well. Indeed, the season numbers say that the veteran winger's in the midst of his worst campaign in years, but January has actually been a totally different story -- he has three goals and six assists in eight contests since the calendar turned to 2017. That said, Steen's only taken nine shots in that span (stunningly, he's blocked 13 in that same time), and it'll be hard for him to maintain this uptick if he doesn't start putting more pucks on net.

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Mike Hoffman
Senators' Mike Hoffman: Cashes in twice against Blues
Mike Hoffman, LW, OTT
2:30 AM
News: Hoffman scored a power-play goal in the second period and the game-winning goal in the third frame of Tuesday's 6-4 win over St. Louis, finishing plus-3 with five shots.

He just continues trending upward along with fellow sniper Mark Stone. Hoffman's got a four-game point streak going (four goals, two helpers and a plus-6 rating), and he's on pace for a point total in the mid-60s. It seems quite reasonable to expect he'll at least end up matching last year's 59 points, and he already has more power play points (14) than he notched last year (13) -- in 40 fewer games.

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Mark Stone
Senators' Mark Stone: Seals game with third-period tallies
Mark Stone, RW, OTT
2:15 AM
News: Stone scored two goals -- one an empty-netter -- in the third period of Tuesday's 6-4 win over St. Louis.

The Sens allowed the Blues to pull within one goal 1:35 into the third period, but one minute later, Stone stole away a bad pass and beat Carter Hutton with a quick wrister for an unassisted goal, and the empty-netter provided sweet icing on the cake. A 60-plus-point man the last two years, the 24-year-old is on pace to approach 70 this season. He's quietly turning into a true star player, if he wasn't one already; it'd just be nice to see him put the puck on net a bit more, as his 17 goals on 70 shots (a ridiculous 24.3 shooting percentage) are begging for regression.

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Jarome Iginla
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Has another disastrous evening
Jarome Iginla, RW, COL
1:45 AM
News: Iginla was scoreless with zero shots on goal and a minus-4 in just 8:46 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-4 loss against the Blackhawks.

The 39-year-old veteran has just one goal and three points over the past 12 outings, and he has posted a minus-8 over his past three contests. Iginla was once one of the most feared snipers in the NHL during his time in Calgary, but his play lately resembles nothing from those halcyon days. It isn't even a good idea to use him in deeper fantasy leagues at this point, as his plus/minus has been brutal.

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Rene Bourque
Avalanche's Rene Bourque: Scoreless in milestone game
Rene Bourque, LW, COL
1:40 AM
News: Bourque was scoreless with a plus-1 and one blocked shot in Tuesday's 6-4 loss against the Blackhawks.

Bourque was skating in his 700th career NHL game, but he was unable to record any points for the sixth straight outing. He has also been blanked in 13 of the past 14 contests. At this point of his career he is only helping fantasy owners in the shots on goal (75) and penalty minutes (42) categories.

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Brian Gionta
Sabres' Brian Gionta: Rare multi-point effort
Brian Gionta, RW, BUF
1:10 AM
News: Gionta earned a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-3 loss against the Leafs.

The well-aged veteran has had a surprisingly productive campaign, as he owns 21 points through 44 contests, though this was his first multi-point game since Dec. 27 and only his fourth of the season. There's still not a whole lot of fantasy relevance here, especially since he has a minus-3 rating and doesn't contribute on the power play, where he has only one point despite seeing consistently significant ice time.

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Cam Atkinson
Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson: Produces despite ice-time dip Tuesday
Cam Atkinson, RW, CLB
12:55 AM
News: Atkinson skated a season-low 13:32 in Tuesday's win over Carolina, but that was enough time for him to notch two assists, four shots and a plus-3 rating.

There's no clear reason for the decline in ice time, but it's probably just an anomaly due to the Jackets having this game pretty well in hand by its midpoint. Atkinson is now precisely on a point-per-game pace through his 43 contests this season, leaving him just 10 shy of last season's career-high 53 points. He's a star, and that's all there is to it.

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Marian Hossa
Blackhawks' Marian Hossa: Lends helping hand in victory
Marian Hossa, RW, CHI
12:55 AM
News: Hossa posted three assists with a plus-4 in Tuesday's 6-4 win at Colorado.

Hossa had managed just two assists with a minus-4 in six games since returning from an upper-body injury. It was his first multi-point game since Dec. 6, and just his fifth performance with two or more points this season. The veteran is on target for around 50 points, which is a far cry from his days in Ottawa and Atlanta when he routinely reached the 80-point plateau. Still, he remains a useful fantasy forward in most formats.

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Lauri Korpikoski
Stars' Lauri Korpikoski: Warming up despite limited ice time
Lauri Korpikoski, LW, DAL
12:25 AM
News: Korpikoski picked up two assists and went plus-2 over 11:36 of ice time in Tuesday's 7-6 road victory against the Rangers.

The Finnish winger's turned out six points and a plus-6 rating over his last seven games despite only clearing 14 minutes once in that span. That's not to say that most fantasy owners should be all that interested by what Korpikoski is doing, but it is worth noting that the one-time Ranger is seeing a bit of an age-30 renaissance. With 15 points, 79 shots and a plus-7 rating through 45 games, he's roundly outperforming his production in all three categories from last season. In fact, Korpikoski hasn't finished with a positive rating since 2011-12.

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