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Brian Elliott will start Thursday's match against Philadelphia.

Elliott didn't like his brief relief appearance versus Vancouver on Sunday, but he was glad that the team rallied before losing in a shootout. He entered the game in the third period with the Blues down 4-2 and he got pulled after giving up a goal on six shots in 6:14 of playing time. Coach Ken Hitchcock said he was trying to spark his players, but then he took Elliott out to eliminate the risk of injury in a game that appeared to be out of reach.
Mar 4 - 6:51 PM

Ian Cole will draw into Pittsburgh's lineup Wednesday.

He's projected to play alongside Rob Scuderi in his Penguins debut. Cole was acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline for Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 4 - 6:42 PM

Semyon Varlamov is expected to be in net for Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Wednesday will be Varlamov’s 20th straight start. He has started 43 games this season and carries a 19-17-7 record with a 2.69 goals-against-average and .917 save percentage. He has not faced the Penguins this season but in four career games against them he has a 2-1-1 record, 2.94 GAA, and .906 save percentage.
Mar 4 - 6:14 PM

Olli Jokinen isn't expected to dress Thursday versus Philadelphia.

"I'll be a depth guy," Jokinen said. "I understand my situation here, my role. There's going to be nights I'm probably not going to be in the lineup. But when I get a chance to play, it's no different than any other guy, you want to play every game. I'm waiting for when I get in the lineup, finding my best." He was acquired from the Maple Leafs at the trade deadline.
Mar 4 - 6:01 PM

Zbynek Michalek (concussion) still hasn't resumed skating, but he's making some progress.

"Michalek is riding the bike now, so that's a good sign. He's on the mend, so we're pretty excited," coach Ken Hitchcock said. Michalek hasn't played since Feb. 14 due to a concussion, but that didn't stop the Blues from acquiring him from Arizona at the trade deadline.
Mar 4 - 5:58 PM

Adam Pardy will be placed on the bench Wednesday night when the Jets take on the Senators.

Pardy had just dressed in the Jets last game on Sunday but with their acquisition of Lee Stempniak, he will move to the bench. Pardy had been skating as a forward for head coach Paul Maurice but won't be relied on anymore at the wing with the Jets recent moves. Pardy has five assists in 38 games played with 38 penalty minutes in the 2014-2015 season.
Mar 4 - 5:55 PM

Robert Bortuzzo is projected to play Thursday in first game with the Blues.

He was paired with Barret Jackman during Wednesday's practice. Bortuzzo will make his debut against Philadelphia and he's no stranger to them as a former member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Mar 4 - 5:54 PM

Defenseman Paul Postma and forward TJ Galiardi will both be healthy scratches Wednesday night against Ottawa.

The Jets continue to send out the same lineup each game, meaning this duo will continue to watch from the press box. Postma hasn’t appeared in a game since January 8th and has two goals and six points in 41 games this season. Galiardi has been out of the lineup since February 24th and has recorded just one goal in 37 games on the year.
Mar 4 - 5:52 PM

Jets center Eric O'Dell has been re-assigned to the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL.

O'Dell was re-assigned to the Jets AHL affiliate on Monday, March 1st, when they acquired forward Lee Stempniak. O’Dell has played in just one game this season on February 26th and was unable to register a point.
Mar 4 - 5:48 PM

Brian Flynn and Torrey Mitchell will be in the lineup for Montreal on Wednesday night.

The ex-Sabres will play in first games with the Canadiens on the fourth line alongside Brandon Prust. Manny Malhotra and P.A Parenteau will be scratched.

Craig Adams is expected to return to the Penguins lineup for Wednesday’s game against Colorado.

Adams was practicing with the fourth line in the morning skate alongside Nick Spaling and Maxim Lapierre, meaning Beau Bennett will be a healthy scratch. Adams has recorded a goal and five assists in 55 games over the course of the year and does not offer any fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 5:39 PM

Beau Bennett is expected to be listed as a healthy scratch in Wednesday’s tilt with the Avalanche.

Bennett has appeared in 29 games this season, scoring three goals and adding seven assists with a plus two rating but will be held out of the lineup Wednesday night. The talented 23-year-old had appeared in 11 straight games for the Pens but will give way to Craig Adams against the Avalanche Wednesday. Don’t expect him to remain out of the lineup much going forward as he offers a lot more offensive upside than Adams.
Mar 4 - 5:37 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury will be between the pipes Wednesday night in Colorado.

Wednesday will be Fleury’s 50th start of the 2014-2015 season where he will go for his 30th win of the year. He carries an impressive 2.19 goals-against-average and .924 save percentage this season and in his previous start against Colorado, he shut them out behind 29 saves in a 1-0 win back on December 18th in Pittsburgh.
Mar 4 - 5:29 PM

Daniel Briere will be listed as a healthy scratch once again Wednesday night against Pittsburgh.

He has played in just one game since February 12th and is unfortunately running out of time to make an impact on the young Avalanche team this season. He has played in 48 games this season, registering eight goals and 11 points with a minus six rating and 18 penalty minutes. The former 30-plus goal scorer is no longer an impactful fantasy player. Joey Hishon will make his regular season debut in place of Briere.
Mar 4 - 5:27 PM

Jakub Kindl is expected to be a healthy scratch in Wednesday’s contest with the Rangers.

With Kyle Quincey returning to the Wings lineup, Kindl will be the odd man out on the blue line. The former 19th overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft has recorded four goals and 11 points in 33 games this season and if he's not dressing on a regular basis, he's not worthy of a fantasy spot on your roster.
Mar 4 - 5:24 PM



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