Matt Beleskey
Bruins' Matt Beleskey: Back in the lineup Thursday
Matt Beleskey, LW, BOS
3:16 PM
News: Beleskey is slated to work on a line with Ryan Spooner and Jimmy Hayes in Thursday's game against the Stars, CSN New England reports.

After being out of the lineup for a couple of games, Beleskey will draw back into the mix Thursday, with Frank Vatrano day-to-day with an upper-body injury. In his second season in a Boston uniform, Beleskey has dropped off the fantasy radar, with just three goals and eight points to go along with a minus-12 rating over 43 games.

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Loui Eriksson
Canucks' Loui Eriksson: Confirmed for Friday return
Loui Eriksson, LW, VAN
3:13 PM
News: Eriksson (lower body) will return to the lineup for Friday night's game against the Kings.

The hobbled Canucks are finally starting to get healthy, as Eriksson and Troy Stecher will both return to the lineup for Friday's game. Unfortunately, it's too little too late for the team in Vancouver and Eriksson's recent form -- three points in his last 19 games -- suggests that he won't likely be a decent fantasy play in all but the deepest of formats.

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Troy Stecher
Canucks' Troy Stecher: Returning to action Friday
Troy Stecher, D, VAN
3:01 PM
News: Stecher (upper body) will get back in the lineup against the Kings on Friday.

The rookie defenseman has made an impact with the Canucks and fantasy owners in some of the deeper formats, notching three goals and 24 assists -- including eight power-play points -- in 65 games. He's capable of logging big minutes as well.

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Ryan Miller
Canucks' Ryan Miller: Starting against Kings
Ryan Miller, G, VAN
3:01 PM
News: Miller will be the starting goalie for Friday's clash with the Kings.

Miller has lost eight of his last nine starts, posting a .912 save percentage and 3.36 GAA during that span. Despite this poor play, the 36-year-old could continue to see the bulk of the starts with the news that Jacob Markstrom will undergo season-ending knee surgery, though Richard Bachman could steal a start or two near the end of the season. Miller does draw a nice matchup Friday though, as the Kings rank 29th in the NHL with 2.08 goals per game on the road.

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Ryan Getzlaf
Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf: Participates in game-day skate
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA
2:54 PM
News: Getzlaf was on the ice for Thursday's morning skate ahead of the Ducks' matchup with Winnipeg, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Getzlaf told reporters he was going to see how "things react" before determining his status against the Jets. If the center is given the all clear, he will almost certainly bump Antoine Vermette from a top-six role. Prior to getting hurt, Getzlaf was on a tear as he tallied 23 points in his previous 15 outings, including two goals on the power play and another one shorthanded. The veteran is logging 21:03 of ice time per game in all three facets of the game, which means he will have plenty of chances to bend the twine.

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Jacob Markstrom
Canucks' Jacob Markstrom: Will undergo knee surgery
Jacob Markstrom, G, VAN
2:48 PM
News: Markstrom said that he will have surgery on his knee next week, meaning he is very likely out for the rest of the season.

It's somewhat tragic that Markstrom's season will end as a result of a friendly skills competition but sometimes that's just how it goes in sports. After a hot start to the season in which he won his first three starts with a combined five goals allowed, the 27-year-old keeper was never able to completely regain his form and did not win consecutive games until his season-ending injury. He'll rehab his injured knee and will look to come back strong for the 2017-18 campaign.

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Logan Couture
Sharks' Logan Couture: Won't play during road trip
Logan Couture, C, SJ
2:26 PM
News: Couture (mouth) has been ruled out for all three games of the Sharks upcoming road trip, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

When Couture did not travel with the team to Edmonton, it appeared that he wouldn't play during the road trip, a fact which has just now been confirmed. As such, the Ontario native will now have to wait until the Sharks return home for a Tuesday game with the Canucks before he has another chance to return to the lineup.

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Brian Strait
Jets' Brian Strait: Sent down to minors
Brian Strait, D, WPG
2:16 PM
News: Strait was reassigned to AHL Manitoba on Thursday.

Strait heads back to the minors now that the Jets are starting to get healthy on the blue line. In addition to having guys back, the 29-year-old appears to have been beaten out for a spot in the lineup by youngsters Julian Melchiori and Nelson Nogier as Winnipeg start thinking about the 2017-18 campaign and evaluating the talent within the organization.

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Matthew Benning
Oilers' Matt Benning: Good to go Thursday against San Jose
Matthew Benning, D, EDM
2:12 PM
News: Benning will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Sharks.

Benning's return to action won't impact many fantasy owners' lineups, as his negligible offensive output -- 14 points in 57 games this campaign -- keeps him from being a practical option in most formats. The 22-year-old blueliner is expected to skate with Darnell Nurse on the Oilers' bottom pairing against San Jose.

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Cory Schneider
Devils' Cory Schneider: Will defend goal Saturday
Cory Schneider, G, NJ
2:12 PM
News: Schneider will guard the goal for Saturday's matchup in Philadelphia, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

Schneider and Keith Kinkaid keep their game-by-game rotation going as the latter will draw the start for Friday's away game against the Islanders. Neither New Jersey goalie has been particularly sharp of late and Schneider has allowed three goals in each of his last two starts en route to a regulation and overtime loss. He'll look to turn it around against a Flyers squad that currently ranks 17th in the league with 2.64 goals per game in March.

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