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Martin Hanzal's wife is expecting to deliver a baby on Friday, and may be the reason why Hanzal missing Saturday's game in LA.

Hanzal has 13 points in 24 games this season with 62 hits and 19 PIMs. He's second only to captain Shane Doan in hits on the team.
Source: Dave Vest
Dec 19 - 8:54 PM

Jhonas Enroth is expected to get the nod Saturday against Colorado.

Believe it or not, Enroth has won nine of his last 11 starts dating back to November 18th. He's allowed just 24 goals in that time, however 10 of those have come in the past three starts.
Source: Bill Hoppe
Dec 19 - 8:50 PM

Petr Mrazek replaced starter Jimmy Howard to begin the second period Friday night on Long Island.

Howard stopped 8-9 shots in the first period, but left after suffering a lower body injury as a precaution.
Dec 19 - 8:39 PM

Jimmy Howard left Friday night's game on Long Island after the first period, and was replaced by Petr Mrazek.

Howard played the whole first period, stopping 8-9 shots. However he suffered a lower body injury and was pulled as a precaution.
Source: Ansar Khan
Dec 19 - 8:37 PM

Jeff Schultz has been summoned back up to LA from AHL Manchester in the wake of Robyn Regehr's hand injury.

This will be Schultz's first regular season game as a King, though he did play in seven scoreless playoff games in their 2014 Cup run. The steady defensive-defenseman doesn't have a lot of fantasy value, but he can be counted on to block nearly a shot a game.
Dec 19 - 8:32 PM

Travis Moen is still not ready to play, and will sit Friday night in Calgary.

Even if he were ready, the once quality rugged lower-six forward simply doesn't score, hit, block, or take enough penalties to be a viable fantasy player.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 19 - 8:25 PM

Matt Stajan, Corey Potter, and Brian McGrattan are all expected to be healthy scratches Friday night against the Stars.

Unfortunately, none of these three have any fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 19 - 8:22 PM

After sitting for the past two games, and four of the last six, Brandon Bollig will suit up as the fourth line right-wing Friday night against the Stars.

Bollig leads the team with 40 PIMs and ranks fifth with 46 hits, he also happens to have 10 blocks through 27 games this season. Pretty good for a guy averaging just nine minutes a night.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 19 - 8:19 PM

Joe Morrow, Matt Fraser, and Zach Trotman will all be healthy scratches against in Winnipeg on Friday night.

While each young player has potential to be an NHL-regular, only Fraser has much fantasy value at this time. With 38 PIMs over his 21 games, he's worth keeping an eye on for spot-starts against other pugilistic teams.
Dec 19 - 8:07 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get the start in Calgary on Friday night.

Lehtonen has won six of his seven starts against the Flames since February of 2012, allowing 17 goals in that time. The Flames have lost six in a row while being outscored 21-10 in that span.
Source: Mike Heika
Dec 19 - 7:55 PM

Jay Harrison will make his Jets debut on Friday against the Bruins.

Harrison will line up on their second unit to the left of Grant Clitsome. The veteran defender tallied four points, 35 blocks and hits, along with 48 PIMs in 20 games while in Carolina this season.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 19 - 7:47 PM

Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes when the Bruins take on the Jets Friday night.

Rask has won nine of his career 13 starts against Winnipeg and has allowed more the two goals in a game just four times, and none in the last five starts dating back to January of 2013.
Dec 19 - 7:43 PM

Michael Hutchinson will be between the pipes when the Jets welcome the Bruins Friday night.

Through 11 games and eight starts, Hutchinson has allowed only 17 goals on 268 shots. That's good for a .937 save percentage and 1.81 GAA. Yes that's unsustainable, but Boston has scored just 81 goals through 32 games. Good for 20th in the NHL. You can ride it out for another start.
Source: Ken Wiebe
Dec 19 - 7:39 PM

In two late moves Friday night, Hampus Lindholm and Devante Smith-Pelly were made scratches in Ottawa.

Though Lindholm was on the ice for warm-ups, he did not make it into the game. No word yet on why they were scratched but we'll keep you posted. Lindholm has two goals and 15 points on the season, while Smith-Pelly has four goals and 12 points, plus 79 hits. Good for third on the team.
Dec 19 - 7:35 PM

Daniel Cleary, Brian Lashoff, and Jakub Kindl will all be healthy scratches Friday night on Long Island.

Even with regular playing time, it'd be hard to argue that any of these three players have any fantasy value. And now with inconsistent playing time, there's certainly none.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 19 - 7:25 PM



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