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The Anaheim Ducks have re-assigned Ryan Lasch to Vaxjo of the SEL.

The Ducks signed Lasch to a two-year/two-way contract in the off-season after he led the Finnish SM-liiga in scoring but only scored twice and added three assists in 19 AHL games with Norfolk. He should finish out the season in Sweden.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 06:26:00 AM

The Anaheim Ducks won't have Corey Perry in the lineup on Saturday night and it doesn't sound like he'll play on Sunday, either.

Perry is dealing with a knee injury. On the bright side, Perry might at least skate with Anaheim on Sunday morning. He's been effective as usual when healthy in 2014-15: 14 goals, 22 points and 33 PIM in 22 games.
Dec 27 - 6:15 PM

Ben Bishop will get the nod Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Updating an earlier report, Ben Bishop will be the starting goalie for the Lightning Saturday night against the 'Canes. Bishop has been out since December 15th when he suffered a lower-body-injury but is feeling well enough to take the ice this evening. When healthy, Bishop is one of the league's best, so get him back in your lineup as soon as you can.
Dec 27 - 5:13 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that defenseman Olli Maatta should return to action "within the next month."

He's been nursing an upper-body injury, which was a process that was exasperated by a case of mumps. He also had a cancerous tumor removed earlier this season, so 2014-15 has been trying for the young defenseman (to say the least). He generated nine points in 20 games this season, but hasn't been able to play since Dec. 6.
Dec 27 - 12:50 PM

In a strange development, the New Jersey Devils will essentially employ Scott Stevens and Adam Oates as "co-coaches" through the 2014-15 season.

Beyond that, there are no guarantees (and Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is known for unusual coaching decisions, in general). It's difficult to tell what kind of impact this situation will have on the broader fantasy picture in New Jersey, although Oates could conceivably given the Devils' PP unit a boost.
Dec 27 - 12:45 PM

The New Jersey Devils have named Adam Oates and Scott Stevens as co-coaches.

We are not sure how this is going to work but both will be under GM Lou Lamoriello for the next few games as Lamoriello is expected lead the Devils in the short term. This should be interesting as perhaps Stevens will be in charge of the blueliners with Oates taking over the forwards.
Dec 27 - 10:37 AM

The New York Islanders have placed Jaroslav Halak on the injured reserve list with a lower body injury.

Well it looks like Halak has been injured all along as he did not dress on Tuesday. The Islanders recalled Kevin Poulin this morning. Halak last played a week ago so he is eligible to return at any time. Reserve him for now.
Dec 27 - 10:29 AM

Josh Rimer of Sportsnet.ca reports that Paul MacLean will not be the next coach of the New Jersey Devils but it looks like it will be Adam Oates.

Oates last coached the Washington Capitals in the 2013-14 season. Stay tuned as GM Lou Lamoriello is expected to talk to the media at 10:30ET Saturday morning.
Dec 27 - 10:20 AM

With Sergei Bobrovsky not at morning practice, Curtis McElhinney is expected to get the start in goal for Columbus on Saturday.

McElhinney is only 1-6-1 this season with a weak 3.49 GAA and a .895 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 27 - 10:11 AM

Scott Hartnell is on the ice in morning practice alongside Ryan Johansen and Jeremy Morin.

It looks like Hartnell will be back in the lineup as he has been out of action since December 11 with a broken finger. Since he is still on the injured reserve list, the Blue Jackets will have to make a move to get him off the list and into the lineup tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 27 - 10:08 AM

Patrik Elias has tested positive for the mumps.

Elias missed Tuesday's game due to the disease and he shouldn't be expected to play on Saturday. It's hard to say what impact this will have the team's upcoming lines as Peter DeBoer's firing means that new unit combinations might be coming anyways.
Dec 26 - 1:38 PM

The New Jersey Devils have reportedly fired head coach Peter DeBoer.

DeBoer led the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final in his first season, but New Jersey hasn't made it to the playoffs since. That's not entirely his fault as GM Lou Lamoriello has struggled to build a competitive team since Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk left the club in back-to-back summers. That being said, this comes less than a week after DeBoer lamented after a loss to Washington that the Capitals "were fresher than us, bigger, stronger, faster, deeper and their best players were their best players." That doesn't sound like the words of a man that still had faith in his team's ability and perhaps that played a role in his departure. Not that it's shocking that the Devils would fire a coach when facing a third straight season of missing the playoffs even without that.
Dec 26 - 12:39 PM




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