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Defenseman Luca Sbisa conceded it "might be a stretch" for him to play when the Ducks open their regular season Wednesday.

Sbisa, wearing a boot over his sprained left ankle, worked out Thursday without the boot for the first time since his injury. He said he'll try to skate Sunday, something imperative for him to do to play in the opener. "It's still possible, but if it's not Colorado, I still have three days" to play in the second game, versus Minnesota on Oct. 5.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 09:30:00 AM

The Ottawa Senators will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 9 to make up for Wednesday's contest.

The game was rescheduled because of shooting incidents in Canada's capital that claimed the life of a soldier at the National War Memorial. The game will have a 6:00 p.m. EST start time.
Oct 23 - 12:24 PM

Lubomir Visnovsky (back) will make his season debut in Thursday's game versus Boston.

He had been sidelined with back spasms. Visnovsky was limited to just 24 games last season due to concussion issues. He probably has lost his spot on the Islanders' top power-play unit to Johnny Boychuk, so his fantasy value will take a serious hit.
Oct 23 - 12:11 PM

Chad Johnson will be between the pipes for the Islanders on Thursday night versus his ex-Boston teammates.

He appeared in 27 games with the Bruins last season, as Tuukka Rask's backup. New York starter Jaroslav Halak appears to be getting a breather after he was burned for five goals on 23 shots in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.
Oct 23 - 11:56 AM

Corey Perry picked up his second hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 Ducks win over Buffalo on Wednesday.

It's the second hat-trick already for Perry who now has eight goals and two assists for 10 points through seven games. The sniper absolutely owns the Sabres with 10 goals in 11 career games. Ryan Getzlaf set up two of the goals as the Ducks were in cruise control against the Sabres. The Ducks' dynamic duo are two of the best options in fantasy again this season.
Oct 23 - 1:50 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers will go with Ray Emery against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.

That's not particularly surprising given that Steve Mason played on Tuesday. Emery has a 2.73 GAA and .907 save percentage in two games this season. Given Mason's rough start to the campaign, there might be an opportunity for Emery to take the starting job if he gets hot.
Oct 22 - 5:57 PM

Charlie Coyle has agreed to a five-year, $16 million extension with the Minnesota Wild.

Coyle is in the last season of his entry-level contract and will come with a $3.2 million annual cap hit starting in 2015-16. This could end up being a great deal for Minnesota. Coyle had 30 points in 70 games last season, but he's capable of doing significantly better than that. We're looking for the 22-year-old forward to get around 45 points this season and if all goes well, he should top that figure in the years to come.
Oct 22 - 5:23 PM

The NHL has postponed Wednesday's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators.

The game was scheduled to be played at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game hasn't been rescheduled yet. This is in light of the multiple shooting incidents in Ottawa that have occurred Wednesday. One incident involved the shooting of a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial.
Oct 22 - 1:32 PM

Corey Crawford (upper body) won't participate in Chicago's upcoming two-game road trip.

Crawford already missed Tuesday's contest due to the injury. He won't even travel with the team as the Blackhawks play in Nashville on Thursday and St. Louis on Saturday. They'll be back home for a game against Ottawa on Sunday.
Oct 22 - 1:27 PM

Jake Muzzin (upper body) is cleared to return.

Muzzin missed the Kings' first six games. He's likely to play alongside Drew Doughty. Muzzin had five goals, 24 points, and 58 penalty minutes in 76 games in 2013-14.
Oct 22 - 1:21 PM

Colin McDonald has been placed on waivers by the New York Islanders.

McDonald has played in just two games this season. He might have gotten more playing time had the Islanders not acquired Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy before the start of the season.
Oct 22 - 12:40 PM

Alex Galchenyuk has enjoyed an excellent start to the 2014-15 season.

He scored his third goal and seventh point in seven games during Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Detroit. Galchenyuk tucked the puck into the net on a wraparound goal late in the third period to send the game into an extra session. He has credited his off-season training regimen with his confident play to open the year. "I had a great summer of training and I definitely got stronger," said Galchenyuk. "I feel more confident physically. Every summer, your goal is to get more confident so that you can compete. Your linemates can also make a difference. I'm happy to be playing with (Tomas Plekanec and P.A. Parenteau) and they have helped me a lot." The 20-year-old forward is stepping up for the Canadiens and new career highs in all offensive categories should be attainable even though his point-per-game pace will probably not be maintained.
Oct 22 - 8:53 AM




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