Artturi Lehkonen
Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen: Moves to IR
Artturi Lehkonen, LW, MON
12:01 AM
News: Lehkonen (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the NHL Media Site.

This move is only a formality, as the Finn had already been ruled out indefinitely Wednesday. After a season in which he scored 18 goals as a rookie, Lehkonen has struggled in 2017-18 thus far, with only two goals in 18 games. Expect the recently recalled Nicolas Deslauriers to continue to feature on the team's fourth line in Lehkonen's absence.

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Barclay Goodrow
Sharks' Barclay Goodrow: Pops up on IR
Barclay Goodrow, LW, SJ
11/18/2017
News: Goodrow (undisclosed) is on injured reserve, per the NHL Media Site.

There's no indication as to the nature of Goodrow's injury or when he suffered it, though the effective date given for his addition to the list is Nov. 16. Therefore, the next game Goodrow will be eligible to play in will be Nov. 24 against the Golden Knights, though the Sharks should give an update on his status in the coming days.

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Cal Clutterbuck
Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck: Late scratch Saturday
Cal Clutterbuck, RW, NYI
11/18/2017
News: Clutterbuck (illness) will miss Saturday's game in Tampa Bay.

The physical forward will be especially disappointed to miss the game after potting a goal and assist in his last outing, taking his season totals to four goals and four assists. Without Clutterbuck, Alan Quine will enter the lineup and skate on the Isles' second line.

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Christian Djoos
Capitals' Christian Djoos: Remains sidelined
Christian Djoos, D, WAS
11/18/2017
News: Djoos (upper body) won't play Saturday against Minnesota.

Djoos will miss a second straight game Saturday, but his continued absence shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only notched two goals and one assist in 16 games this campaign. His next chance to return to action will come Monday against the Flames.

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Torey Krug
Bruins' Torey Krug: Sitting out again Saturday
Torey Krug, D, BOS
11/18/2017
News: Krug (upper body) won't play in Saturday night's road game against the Sharks.

It seems that Boston has been trying to fend the injury bug off its stars all season, and the ailment to Krug really stings among the fantasy populous since he's a proficient playmaking defenseman who had compiled nine points over his last eight games before sitting out with the injury Thursday night against the Kings. Krug's absence means more rink run for rookie Rob O'Gara.

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Derek MacKenzie
Panthers' Derek MacKenzie: Apparent scratch Saturday
Derek MacKenzie, C, FLA
11/18/2017
News: MacKenzie (undisclosed) isn't listed as active for Saturday's road game against the Kings.

The Panthers are stacked at the center position with Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Troceck and Nick Bjugstad occupying the top three spots, so there's no reason to rush MacKenzie -- a depth skater -- back into the mix. Look for Chase Balisy to continue manning the fourth line in his absence.

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Jared McCann
Panthers' Jared McCann: Remains sidelined
Jared McCann, C, FLA
11/18/2017
News: McCann (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against LA.

McCann is reportedly closing in on a return to game action, so he could be available as soon as Sunday against the Ducks. The 21-year-old forward's owners will want to keep a close eye on his status ahead of Sunday evening's contest, as he's been productive in limited action this campaign, notching two goals and three assists in eight games.

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Ondrej Kase
Ducks' Ondrej Kase: Gets some work in Saturday
Ondrej Kase, RW, ANA
11/18/2017
News: Kase (upper body) was seen on the practice rink Saturday, taking shots on goalie Ryan Miller, who's been dealing with a lower-body ailment.

Kase, who's missed the past three games, remains on injured reserve without a clear timeline for his return.

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Ryan Miller
Ducks' Ryan Miller: Eyeing return to practice next week
Ryan Miller, G, ANA
11/18/2017
News: Miller (lower body) could return to practice next week.

As a clear sign of progress, the American netminder has had at least two sessions since Wednesday in which he's been on the ice ahead of practice, but he still lacks a clear timetable for his return. Fortunately for the Ducks, John Gibson is now healthy and available to grab the lion's share of the starts with Reto Berra available as an emergency backup.

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Jacob Josefson
Sabres' Jacob Josefson: Remains sidelined
Jacob Josefson, C, BUF
11/18/2017
News: Josefson (undisclosed) remains week-to-week, according to head coach Phil Housley, the Olean Times Herald reports.

Signed after seven seasons with the Devils, Josefson has appeared in just six games with the Sabres. He's a versatile bottom-six forward but hasn't shown any significant improvement since breaking into the league, with a career high of 14 points.

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