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Oct 23, 2014

Josh Bailey, LW

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NY Islanders

Bailey left Thursday's game with a hand injury and didn't return.

11:02 ET

Impact: It's unclear if he'll miss any time.

Zdeno Chara, D

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Boston

Chara left Boston's game against the New York Islanders on Thursday with an undisclosed injury.

7:36 ET

Impact: The Bruins didn't elaborate on why Chara didn't return to the bench at the start of the second period. He finished his last shift with 8:04 remaining in the first period. There was no outward indication of an injury at that time.

Semyon Varlamov, G

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Colorado

Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver.

6:56 ET

Impact: Varlamov is 0-2-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average after leading the NHL with 41 wins a season ago. The Russian goaltender went on injured reserve after tweaking his groin in a pregame skate last Thursday at Ottawa.

Jordin Tootoo, RW

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New Jersey

Tootoo has a foot injury.

4:35 ET

Impact: Tootoo's status for the next game is unclear.

Devin Setoguchi, RW

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Calgary

Setoguchi has the flu.

4:34 ET

Impact: Setoguchi's status is not known.

Christian Folin, D

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Minnesota

Folin has the flu.

4:32 ET

Impact: Folin could return Saturday against the Lightning.

Keith Ballard, D

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Minnesota

Ballard has the flu.

4:32 ET

Impact: Ballard could return Saturday against the Lightning.

Alexander Steen, LW

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St. Louis

Steen returned to action Thursday against the Canucks.

4:31 ET

Impact: Steen had been out with the flu.

Nick Spaling, C

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Pittsburgh

Spaling had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

3:34 ET

Impact: It was the first points for the Pittsburgh center in five games this season. He had a career-high 13 goals and 19 assists with Nashville in 2013-14.

Jakub Voracek, RW

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Philadelphia

Voracek had a pair of assists in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

3:17 ET

Impact: The Philadelphia winger has two goals and seven assists in his first seven games and is tied with team captain Claude Giroux for the points lead. He has one goal and four assists in the last three games.

R.J. Umberger, C

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Philadelphia

Umberger had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

3:12 ET

Impact: Perhaps this is a sign that the Philadelphia center is shaking out of his slow start. He had one assist in his first six games.

Teddy Purcell, RW

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Edmonton

Purcell was credited with two assists in Wednesday's win over Washington.

2:45 ET

Impact: Purcell had gone four games without a point prior to Wednesday's contest after recording three in his first two games.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C

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Edmonton

Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal for the second straight game in Wednesday's win against Washington.

2:42 ET

Impact: Nugent-Hopkins is one of four Oilers with multiple goals though his nine shots are the fewest among that group.

Mike Green, D

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Washington

Green scored his third goal in Wednesday's loss at Edmonton.

2:41 ET

Impact: Green has three goals and three assists through five games and is a plus-four.

Nicklas Backstrom, C

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Washington

Backstrom recorded his fifth assist in Wednesday's loss at Edmonton.

2:41 ET

Impact: Three of Backstrom's five assists have come on the power play.

Leon Draisaitl, C

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Edmonton

Draisaitl was credited with his second career assist in Wednesday's win over Washington.

2:39 ET

Impact: Draisaitl, the third overall pick in June's draft, is a minus-five through his first seven games.

Sean Couturier, C

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Philadelphia

Couturier had a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

2:33 ET

Impact: The Philadelphia center had two goals in his first six games.

Ryan Getzlaf, C

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Anaheim

Getzlaf had two assists Wednesday.

10:09 ET

Impact: He's recorded half of his eight assists in the last two games.

Corey Perry, RW

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Anaheim

Perry had his second hat trick of the season and the two-time defending Pacific Division champions beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

10:07 ET

Impact: The 2011 MVP and three-time All-Star has eight goals in his first seven games - including three in the Ducks' opening-night loss at Pittsburgh. When Perry scored a career-high 50 goals four seasons ago, he didn't get his eighth until his 19th game.

Oct 22, 2014

Ryan Wilson, D

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Colorado

Wilson is out with a shoulder injury.

10:49 ET

Impact: The often-injured defenseman is expected to miss at least two weeks.

Anders Lee, C

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NY Islanders

The New York Islanders recalled forward Anders Lee from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

8:57 ET

Impact: The 24-year-old Lee had three goals and two assists in five games this season for the Sound Tigers. The former Notre Dame player had nine goals and five assists in 22 games for New York last season.

David Krejci, C

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Boston

Krejci had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over San Jose on Tuesday night.

5:27 ET

Impact: Krejci has two goals and four assists during a four-game point streak.

Torey Krug, D

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Boston

Krug matched his career high for points with a goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over San Jose on Tuesday night.

5:23 ET

Impact: The Boston defenseman now has five points in his last three games (two goals, three assists) after recording none in his first five contests this season.

Milan Lucic, LW

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Boston

Lucic matched a career high with three assists in a 5-3 win over San Jose on Tuesday night.

5:19 ET

Impact: Lucic has five points in the last three games, all assists, after registering none in his first five contests this season.

Logan Couture, C

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San Jose

Couture had a pair of goals in a 5-3 loss to Boston on Tuesday night.

5:17 ET

Impact: Couture has five points in the last three games (three goals, two assists) after recording one assist in his first four this season.

Pavel Datsyuk, C

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Detroit

Datsyuk was credited with an assist in his season debut Tuesday against Montreal.

5:06 ET

Impact: Datsyuk had been sidelined with a separated shoulder.

Chris Kreider, LW

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NY Rangers

Kreider had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win against New Jersey on Tuesday night.

5:06 ET

Impact: Kreider had two assists in his previous five games. He opened the season with a goal and an assist in a win over St. Louis on Oct. 9.

Tomas Plekanec, C

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Montreal

Plekanec registered his fourth assist of the season in a win over Detroit on Tuesday.

5:05 ET

Impact: Plekanec has yet to score since tallying four goals in his first three games, though he still has three assists in his four games since then.

Henrik Zetterberg, C

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Detroit

Zetterberg scored in Tuesday's overtime loss at Montreal.

5:04 ET

Impact: Zetterberg has scored in two straight games after going without a goal in his first four. He also has five assists.

Ryan McDonagh, D

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NY Rangers

McDonagh had two assists in a 4-3 overtime win over New Jersey on Tuesday night.

5:03 ET

Impact: The New York Rangers' new captain didn't have a point in any of his first six games. He had a career-high 14 goals and 29 assists in 77 contests in 2013-14.

Chris Mueller, C

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NY Rangers

Mueller had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime win against New Jersey on Tuesday night.

5:00 ET

Impact: It was the second multipoint performance in 48 career games for the New York Rangers center. He had two assists in a 5-2 win over Phoenix on Jan. 18, 2011, while with Nashville. Mueller has three goals and seven assists in his career.

John Tavares, C

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NY Islanders

Tavares scored his third goal in a loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

4:57 ET

Impact: Tavares is off to a blistering start with three goals and seven assists in six games.

Rick Nash, LW

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NY Rangers

Nash scored the tying goal with 5:28 left in regulation in a 4-3 overtime win over New Jersey on Tuesday night.

4:55 ET

Impact: Nash now has eight goals in his first seven games, three more than any other player in the league.

Adam Henrique, C

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New Jersey

Henrique had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

4:50 ET

Impact: The New Jersey center is off to a strong start with three goals and four assists in the first six games.

Nick Leddy, D

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NY Islanders

Leddy continued his strong start with the Islanders, scoring his third goal in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.

4:50 ET

Impact: Leddy has never finished with more than seven goals so it will be interesting to see how quickly his goal-scoring pace slows down. He's scoring on a ridiculous 30.0 percent of his shots thus far - one of the highest percentages in the league.

Charlie Coyle, C

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Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle through the 2019-20 season.

4:50 ET

Impact: The deal was announced Wednesday for the 22-year-old Coyle, who is in third season with the Wild. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound former first-round pick by San Jose was acquired by the Wild in a draft-day deal in 2011, when they sent defenseman Brent Burns to the Sharks.

John Erskine, D

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Washington

Erskine underwent neck surgery Wednesday.

4:49 ET

Impact: The Caps have not officially announced a timetable for his return though the injury sounds painful.

James van Riemsdyk, LW

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Toronto

Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.

4:48 ET

Impact: Van Riemsdyk, who was a plus-two on the night to put him at plus-one for the season, has three goals and two assists.

Jaromir Jagr, RW

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New Jersey

Jagr had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

4:48 ET

Impact: The goal was the first in six games this season for Jagr, who now has 706 in his career. He had three assists in the prior five contests.

Cal Clutterbuck, RW

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NY Islanders

Clutterbuck has a leg injury for the Isles.

4:47 ET

Impact: Clutterbuck's status is not known.

Thomas Hickey, D

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NY Islanders

Hickey suffered a facial laceration Tuesday.

4:46 ET

Impact: Hickey returned to practice Wednesday, according to the Isles' official Twitter account.

Kevin Klein, D

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NY Rangers

Klein scored 2:42 into overtime, and the New York Rangers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.

4:46 ET

Impact: It was the first goal and first point for the defenseman in seven games this season.

Phil Kessel, RW

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Toronto

Kessel scored twice and added an assist in Tuesday's road win over the Islanders.

4:45 ET

Impact: Kessel has an even four goals and four assists over his last five games after going without a point in his first two.

Anton Khudobin, G

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Carolina

Khudobin allowed all three goals in Tuesday's 3-1 loss at Winnipeg.

4:27 ET

Impact: Khudobin dropped to 0-2-1 with a 2.64 GAA. He'll carry a save percentage of 91.2 into his next start.

Ondrej Pavelec, G

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Winnipeg

Pavelec made 21 saves in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Carolina.

4:25 ET

Impact: Pavelec had dropped each of his previous three starts before bouncing back. He'll carry a 2.32 GAA into the next game.

Pekka Rinne, G

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Nashville

Rinne made 33 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over Arizona.

4:24 ET

Impact: Rinne is off to a great start at 4-0-1. He ranks among the league leaders with a 1.55 GAA.

Ryan Ellis, D

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Nashville

Ellis had a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over Arizona.

4:23 ET

Impact: Ellis' three points were a career high. He posted 27 in 80 games last year.

Evgeni Nabokov, G

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Tampa Bay

Nabokov had 21 stops Tuesday to even his record at 1-1-0.

1:42 ET

Impact: Nabokov is the backup to Ben Bishop.

Karri Ramo, G

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Calgary

Ramo made 20 saves Tuesday in falling to 2-1-1.

1:41 ET

Impact: Ramo fell to 1-1-1 with a 1.65 GAA in three starts against his former team.

Reto Berra, G

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Colorado

Berra had 32 saves Tuesday for the Avs.

1:40 ET

Impact: Berra returned after missing two games with a neck injury suffered early in an overtime loss to Toronto.

Roberto Luongo, G

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Florida

Luongo stopped 30 shots for his 375th career win and continued his mastery against Colorado on Tuesday.

1:39 ET

Impact: Luongo is 13-0-2 in his last 15 games against the Avalanche. He's a smart fantasy play against them.

Brad Boyes, RW

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Florida

Boyes had a goal and one assist Tuesday.

1:38 ET

Impact: Boyes has four points in a modest three-game run for the Panthers.

Ryan O'Reilly, LW

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Colorado

O'Reilly had two assists Tuesday.

1:38 ET

Impact: O'Reilly doubled his season point total after a slow start to the campaign.

Jussi Jokinen, C

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Florida

Jokinen had two assists Tuesday.

1:37 ET

Impact: Jokinen finally hooked up fantasy owners after he had no points in his first five games.

Tyler Seguin, C

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Dallas

Seguin scored his fifth goal of the season Tuesday in Dallas' 6-3 win over Vancouver.

10:57 ET

Impact: Seguin now has five goals in six games and looks primed for another fantastic season in Dallas. He scored 37 goals last year for the Stars.

Ryan Miller, G

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Vancouver

Miller allowed five goals on 12 shots and was pulled in the second period.

10:55 ET

Impact: Miller's poor performance followed a shutout in his last start. He played only 21 minutes, 17 seconds in Tuesday night's 6-3 defeat.

Erik Cole, LW

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Dallas

Cole scored two goals Tuesday in Dallas' 6-3 win over Vancouver.

10:48 ET

Impact: Cole tallied his first two-goal game since last New Year's Eve. The 13-season veteran scored 16 goals with the Stars last year.

Patrick Kane, RW

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Chicago

Kane scored two goals in Chicago's 4-0 win over Philadelphia.

10:41 ET

Impact: Kane looked to be at the top of his game Tuesday night. He now has three goals, one season after scoring 29 goals in 69 games.

Brandon Saad, LW

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Chicago

Saad netted his first goal of the season and picked up an assist in Chicago's 4-0 win over Philadelphia.

10:30 ET

Impact: Saad, as a young talent on one of the best teams in the NHL, is sure to have many more goals this season. He finished 2013-14 with 47 points in 78 games.

Antti Raanta, G

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Chicago

Raanta made 32 saves for a shutout in his first start this season.

10:27 ET

Impact: It was the second career shutout for Raanta. He subbed in for Corey Crawford, who was scratched with an upper-body injury.

Oct 21, 2014

Slava Voynov, D

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Los Angeles

Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.

3:23 ET

Impact: Craig Renetzky said Wednesday he is hopeful the NHL will end Voynov's suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest on Monday morning. Voynov hasn't been charged with a crime by Redondo Beach police. The NHL still suspended him indefinitely with pay on Monday, an action firmly supported by the Kings.

Jori Lehtera, C

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St. Louis

Lehtera has the flu for the Blues.

2:55 ET

Impact: Lehtera should be fine sooner than later.

Corey Crawford, G

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Chicago

The Blackhawks is out with an upper-body injury.

2:04 ET

Impact: Antti Raanta will start in his place.

Ryan Callahan, RW

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Tampa Bay

Callahan suffered a lower-body injury Monday for the Bolts.

2:02 ET

Impact: Callahan's status has not been determined.

Alex Killorn, LW

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Tampa Bay

Killorn sat out Monday after he sustained an injury in the morning skate

1:46 ET

Impact: Killorn's status is day to day.

Travis Hamonic, D

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NY Islanders

Hamonic suffered an upper-body injury in Monday's practice, according to the New York Post.

1:45 ET

Impact: Hamonic is considered day to day.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C

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Edmonton

Nugent-Hopkins found the back of the net for the first time this season in Monday's win over Tampa Bay.

11:18 ET

Impact: After finishing with 19 goals in 80 games last season, Nugent-Hopkins is on an early pace for right around the same total.

Taylor Hall, LW

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Edmonton

Hall scored his fourth goal of the season and was credited with his second assist as the Oilers earned their first victory Monday against Tampa Bay.

11:16 ET

Impact: Edmonton has struggled for offense with 14 goals in seven games. The bulk of the scoring has come from Hall, while only one other Oiler (Mark Arcobello) has more than one goal. There are not many Oilers you want to own, but Hall is clearly at the top of the list.

Oct 20, 2014

Brooks Laich, C

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Washington

Laich is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

9:23 ET

Impact: He'll miss Washington's three-game Canadian road trip, but coach Barry Trotz said the injury isn't a serious one.

Dan Girardi, D

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NY Rangers

Girardi's status for Tuesday's game against New Jersey is in question due to a cut on his lower leg from a blocked shot.

9:17 ET

Impact: He's considered day to day.

Jason LaBarbera, G

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Anaheim

Anaheim reassigned LaBarbera to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk.

3:10 ET

Impact: LaBarbera has absolutely zero fantasy value.

John Gibson, G

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Anaheim

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Gibson from a brief stint in the minors.

3:09 ET

Impact: Gibson hasn't played for Anaheim since giving up six goals in a season-opening loss to Pittsburgh. The Ducks haven't lost since, with Frederik Andersen winning five straight starts for the two-time defending Pacific Division champions. Gibson got a brief assignment to the AHL to keep his game sharpness. The 21-year-old American is considered one of the top goaltending prospects in hockey after briefly playing with the Ducks last season.

T.J. Brodie, D

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Calgary

The Calgary Flames have signed Brodie to a five-year contract extension.

2:59 ET

Impact: Brodie is in the final year of a two-year deal signed in 2013 which paid him an average annual salary of $2.1 million. The 24-year-old has three goals and four assists in seven games this season for the Flames.

Anton Forsberg, G

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Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and added Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

2:05 ET

Impact: The 21-year-old Forsberg, the Blue Jackets' sixth pick in the 2011 draft, is 1-2-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in three games with Springfield this season. He is 4-2-0 with a 1.69 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in seven career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Falcons late in the 2013-14 season.

Frederik Andersen, G

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Anaheim

Andersen earned his first career shutout Sunday night, stopping 28 shots in Anaheim's 3-0 win over St. Louis.

1:04 ET

Impact: Since taking over the starting goaltender duties from John Gibson, who allowed six goals in the Ducks' season opener, Andersen has been lights out. Sunday marked his fifth consecutive victory, and his 1.38 goals against average ranks second among goalies with at least four starts.

Sami Vatanen, D

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Anaheim

Vatanen scored two goals in Anaheim's 3-0 win over St. Louis.

12:59 ET

Impact: Vatenen, 23, had only eight career goals prior to Sunday's performance. He leads Ducks defensemen with five points.

Jonas Hiller, G

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Calgary

Hiller stopped 34 of 35 shots Sunday in Calgary's 4-1 victory.

12:54 ET

Impact: Hiller is on a hot streak for the Flames. He has faced 85 shots over his last two games and allowed only two goals, picking up a win in both contests.

Mason Raymond, LW

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Calgary

Raymond scored and picked up two assists in Calgary's 4-1 win over Winnipeg.

12:50 ET

Impact: In his first season with the Flames, Raymond leads the team with five goals and seven points.

Henrik Lundqvist, G

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NY Rangers

Lundqvist posted his first shutout of the season Sunday, blanking San Jose 4-0.

12:47 ET

Impact: Lundqvist started slow but has been dominant over his last two games. He stopped all 33 shots he faced Sunday.

Rick Nash, LW

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NY Rangers

Nash scored in New York's 4-0 win over San Jose.

12:43 ET

Impact: After a rocky start to his tenure in New York, Nash is off to a torrid start this season. He has scored in five of the Rangers' six games and leads the NHL with seven goals.

Jonathan Quick, G

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Los Angeles

Quick stopped 40 of 41 shots in Los Angeles' 2-1 win over Minnesota.

12:29 ET

Impact: Quick was the difference Sunday in a game where the Kings were out-shot 41-16. He has allowed only two goals over his last three games.

Tyler Toffoli, RW

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Los Angeles

Toffoli scored his third goal of the season and picked up an assist in Los Angeles' 2-1 win over Minnesota.

12:26 ET

Impact: Toffoli has excelled this season as a part of "That 70's Line" with Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson. He and Pearson are tied for the team lead with seven points.

Slava Voynov, D

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Los Angeles

The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges.

10:33 ET

Impact: The league says he was arrested Monday morning but isn't providing other details. He will be paid during the investigation. The NHL's collective bargaining agreement allows it to suspend players during a criminal investigation "where the failure to suspend the player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the league."

Oct 19, 2014

Kevin Shattenkirk, D

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St. Louis

Shattenkirk had a pair of assists in a 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.

3:44 ET

Impact: Shattenkirk is among the league leaders with five assists, and he had the other three in a win over Calgary on Oct. 11.

Alexander Steen, LW

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St. Louis

Steen had a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.

3:33 ET

Impact: It was the first goal of the season for the St. Louis winger, who had one assist in his first three games.

David Backes, C

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St. Louis

Backes had a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.

3:32 ET

Impact: The St. Louis center had one goal and one assist in his first three games.

Vladimir Tarasenko, RW

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St. Louis

Tarasenko had a career-high three assists in a 6-1 rout of Arizona on Saturday night.

3:25 ET

Impact: Tarasenko has one goal and four assists in the first four games.

Jhonas Enroth, G

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Buffalo

Enroth made 32 saves Saturday.

3:25 ET

Impact: Enroth has a 3.34 GAA but his defensemen are among the NHL's worst.

Jori Lehtera, C

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St. Louis

Lehtera scored his first career goal and had two assists in a 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.

3:23 ET

Impact: It was also the first points in four career games for the center.

Mike Smith, G

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Arizona

Smith's struggles continued in a 6-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday night.

3:18 ET

Impact: Smith has given up 16 goals while losing two of his first three games.

Jaden Schwartz, LW

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St. Louis

Schwartz completed his first NHL hat trick with three seconds to play, and the St. Louis Blues dominated the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Saturday night.

3:13 ET

Impact: Schwartz has four goals and three assists in the first four games.

Jake Allen, G

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St. Louis

Allen was strong in his first NHL start in two seasons, and the St. Louis Blues dominated the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Saturday night.

3:09 ET

Impact: Allen, the AHL's top goalie last season, made 24 saves in his first NHL start since April 12, 2013.

Alexander Edler, D

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Vancouver

Edler had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

3:06 ET

Impact: Edler had one assist in his first three games.

Ryan Callahan, RW

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Tampa Bay

Callahan had the tiebreaking goal in the second period and an assist in a 4-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday night.

3:01 ET

Impact: Callahan has three goals and two assists in his first five games this season.

Steven Stamkos, C

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Tampa Bay

Stamkos had two goals and added an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and handed the Canucks their first loss of the season.

3:00 ET

Impact: Stamkos has scored all five of his goals in the last three games.

Ben Bishop, G

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Tampa Bay

Bishop made 30 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and handed the Canucks their first loss of the season.

2:46 ET

Impact: Bishop is off to a strong start, going 3-0-1 with a 1.71 goals-against average in four games.

Corey Crawford, G

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Chicago

Crawford made 19 saves in a 2-1 overtime win over Nashville on Saturday night.

2:44 ET

Impact: Crawford is off to a strong start, having gone 3-0-1 with a 1.66 goals-against average in four games.

Jonathan Toews, C

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Chicago

Toews scored a short-handed breakaway goal at 3:26 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

2:41 ET

Impact: It was the first goal in four games for the Blackhawks captain but he has proved productive with three assists in his prior three contests.

Nick Foligno, LW

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Columbus

Foligno had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss to Ottawa on Saturday night.

2:35 ET

Impact: Foligno is sizzling with seven points.

Robin Lehner, G

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Ottawa

Lehner made 38 saves Saturday.

2:34 ET

Impact: Lehner is expected to share the workload this season with Craig Anderson and has been outstanding so far. This was his second 38-save performance of the season. "He was an NHL goalie," coach Paul MacLean said. "He made some real solid saves, he was composed in the net and I thought he gave our team a lot of confidence."

Mike Hoffman, LW

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Ottawa

Hoffman made up for missing a penalty shot by scoring the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night.

2:33 ET

Impact: Hoffman, who has played 32 career games in the NHL, is hopeful this is the year he can make a good enough impression to play on a regular basis. "For me now, I'm not thinking too much," said the 24-year-old. "I'm just going out there and reacting and playing my game and when I get opportunities to use my speed I'm going to try and take advantage of that."

Chris Neil, RW

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Ottawa

Neil had two assists Saturday.

2:32 ET

Impact: Neil has three points in two games after going pointless in his first three.

Calvin Pickard, G

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Colorado

Pickard made 33 saves Saturday against the Habs.

2:30 ET

Impact: Pickard made his first career NHL start and his postgame comments reflected that. "It was crazy," Pickard said. "Playing at the Bell Centre, coming out to that music. You watch it on TV all the time. It's special. And to be in the net starting at the other end against Carey Price, it's a pretty cool feeling. It was a good experience for me, but not the result we wanted."

Carey Price, G

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Montreal

Price made 32 saves in Montreal's 3-2 victory Saturday night.

2:29 ET

Impact: Price has won four of five starts but his 3.38 GAA is not good.

Alex Galchenyuk, C

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Montreal

Galchenyuk had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 victory Saturday night.

2:29 ET

Impact: Galchenyuk has six points in six games.

P.K. Subban, D

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Montreal

Subban scored twice in Montreal's 3-2 victory Saturday night.

2:28 ET

Impact: Subban ended a four-game goalless drought.

Jonathan Bernier, G

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Toronto

Bernier stopped 31 shots Saturday.

2:24 ET

Impact: Bernier suffered his third loss of the season.

Jonas Gustavsson, G

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Detroit

Gustavson made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout Saturday.

2:23 ET

Impact: Gustavson made his season debut with Jimmy Howard getting some rest.

Jaroslav Halak, G

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NY Islanders

Halak stopped 35 shots on Saturday night.

2:22 ET

Impact: Halak suffered his first loss and will try to bounce back Tuesday against the Leafs.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury made 30 saves as Pittsburgh won Saturday.

2:21 ET

Impact: Fleury has a 2.50 GAA this season.

Sidney Crosby, C

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Pittsburgh

Crosby had two assists Saturday.

2:20 ET

Impact: The unselfish Crosby is running circles around the rest of the NHL with nine points. He is one of the shining stars of the entire sports world.

Evgeni Malkin, C

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Pittsburgh

Malkin had a goal and one assist Saturday.

2:19 ET

Impact: Malkin is dominating the hockey world with seven points so far.

Patric Hornqvist, RW

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Pittsburgh

Hornqvist was brilliant Saturday.

2:18 ET

Impact: Hornqvist had two goals and assisted on the other in a 3-1 win.

Victor Hedman, D

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Tampa Bay

Hedman was injured midway through the second period Saturday and is being sent home to be re-evaluated.

1:05 ET

Impact: Hedman is expected to miss the rest of the five-game trip.

Paul Stastny, C

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St. Louis

Stastny, who had four points in three games before Saturday, left with an upper-body injury early in the second period. He was holding his left wrist as he left the ice.

1:04 ET

Impact: Coach Ken Hitchcock said Stastny would not play in Sunday night's game at Anaheim.

Patrik Nemeth, D

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Dallas

Nemeth will miss the remainder of the season.

1:02 ET

Impact: Nemeth left Saturday's game in the first period because of a right arm laceration, and didn't return.

Dougie Hamilton, D

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Boston

Hamilton had a goal and an assist and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Saturday night.

1:01 ET

Impact: Hamilton had no points in his first six games.

Niklas Svedberg, G

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Boston

Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Saturday night.

1:00 ET

Impact: Svedberg could have some real fantasy potential.

Kevan Miller, D

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Boston

Miller has an upper-body injury while fighting Buffalo's Nicolas Deslauriers eight minutes into a game on Oct. 18.

12:59 ET

Impact: Miller is out indefinitely.

Curtis McElhinney, G

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Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed McElhinney on injured reserve and added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

12:58 ET

Impact: McElhinney, the backup to top goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is expected to miss at least one week.

Cory Schneider, G

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New Jersey

Schneider made 28 saves Saturday.

12:32 ET

Impact: Schneider has yielded eight goals in losing two straight.

Joe Pavelski, C

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San Jose

Pavelski had a goal and two assists as the Sharks beat the pesky New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday night.

12:31 ET

Impact: Pavelski is up to five points on the young season.

Patrick Marleau, LW

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San Jose

Marleau had a goal and one assist as the Sharks beat the pesky New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday night.

12:31 ET

Impact: Marleau is kicking butt with seven points in a scorching start.

Logan Couture, C

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San Jose

Couture had a goal and two assists as the Sharks beat the pesky New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday night.

11:52 ET

Impact: Couture had one point in a poor four-game start before this outburst.

Antti Niemi, G

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San Jose

Niemi made 35 saves as the Sharks beat the pesky New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Saturday night.

11:52 ET

Impact: Niemi has posted a 1.85 GAA in a 3-0-0 start.

Claude Giroux, C

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Philadelphia

Giroux had one goal and one assist Saturday.

11:50 ET

Impact: The superstar is sizzling with seven points in a four-game surge.

Andrew MacDonald, D

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Philadelphia

MacDonald had one goal and one assist Saturday.

11:50 ET

Impact: MacDonald is not known for his fantasy production.

Mark Streit, D

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Philadelphia

Streit had two assists Saturday.

11:49 ET

Impact: Streit has six points in a four-game run.

Jakub Voracek, RW

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Philadelphia

Voracek scored once and added two assists Saturday.

11:48 ET

Impact: Voracek is sizzling with seven points so far.

Steve Mason, G

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Philadelphia

Mason started in goal for the Flyers and allowed four goals on 18 shots through two periods before being replaced by Ray Emery to start the third Saturday.

11:47 ET

Impact: Mason hasn't looked good with a 3.78 GAA as he searches for his first win.

Kari Lehtonen, G

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Dallas

Lehtonen stopped 31 of 37 shots Saturday.

11:46 ET

Impact: Lehtonen was poor but so was the defensive effort for Dallas.

Trevor Daley, D

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Dallas

Daley had two goals Saturday.

11:45 ET

Impact: Daley has five points in five games so he is getting it done for the Stars.

Tyler Seguin, C

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Dallas

Seguin was superb Saturday.

11:44 ET

Impact: Seguin had four assists for the Stars. He had never before had more than two in a game.

Jason Spezza, C

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Dallas

Spezza was brilliant Saturday.

11:43 ET

Impact: Spezza had a goal and three assists after entering with two points in his first four games.

Oct 18, 2014

Ryan Stanton, D

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Vancouver

Stanton has a lower-body injury.

8:44 ET

Impact: He's considered day-to-day, but there are few details about the severity of the injury.

Brandon Kozun, RW

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Toronto

Kozun has a high ankle sprain.

8:42 ET

Impact: The severity of the injury is unknown.

Jimmy Howard, G

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Detroit

Howard has a groin injury and was placed on a 48-hour goalie injured reserve, according to MLive.

8:20 ET

Impact: The injury isn't considered serious, and Howard could be available against Montreal on Tuesday.

Johan Franzen, RW

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Detroit

Franzen has a lower-body injury.

8:08 ET

Impact: Franzen is day-to-day, and the injury isn't considered serious.

Dave Bolland, C

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Florida

Bolland has a lower-body injury suffered in a 1-0 win at Buffalo on Oct. 17.

8:07 ET

Impact: There's no time table for his return, so Bolland is considered day-to-day.

Milan Lucic, LW

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Boston

Lucic apologized to the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens and their fans Saturday for making an obscene gesture Thursday night in Montreal.

4:24 ET

Impact: Lucic took a penalty late in the Bruins' loss and made a gesture toward the fans, followed by one of him raising an invisible Stanley Cup. In his first public comments since the incident that cost him a $5,000 fine, he expressed regret and called his actions selfish and inexcusable.

Henrik Sedin, C

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Vancouver

Sedin picked up two assists in Friday's 2-0 win over Edmonton.

11:04 ET

Impact: Sedin is off to a torrid start this season. He has two points in each of Vancouver's three games.

Daniel Sedin, LW

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Vancouver

Sedin picked up a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 2-0 win over Edmonton.

10:59 ET

Impact: Following a disappointing season in which he managed only 47 points, Sedin now has six points in three games.

Ryan Miller, G

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Vancouver

Miller stopped 28 shots to blank Edmonton 2-0.

10:49 ET

Impact: The win marked Miller's first shutout since joining Vancouver this offseason. He is a perfect 3-0-0 this season.

Mike Ribeiro, C

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Nashville

Ribeiro scored Friday in Nashville's 2-0 win over Winnipeg.

10:39 ET

Impact: Ribeiro has now scored in consecutive games, something he had not accomplished since Oct. 2013.

Pekka Rinne, G

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Nashville

Rinne blanked Winnipeg Friday for his first shutout this season.

10:32 ET

Impact: Rinne has started the 2014-15 season hot, allowing just 1.23 goals per game. Rinne's 31 saves Friday were the most he has made this year.

Jimmy Howard, G

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Detroit

Howard made 23 saves in Friday's 4-1 win at Toronto.

10:22 ET

Impact: Howard improved to 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA in the early going. He could be in for a big season if his first four games are any indication.

Gustav Nyquist, RW

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Detroit

Nyquist scored again and added an assist in Friday's 4-1 win at Toronto.

10:20 ET

Impact: Nyquist's elite production stretches back to last season with 27 goals dating to Jan. 20, which is the most in the NHL and leads next-best Alex Ovechkin and Corey Perry by six.

Johan Franzen, RW

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Detroit

Franzen scored twice in Friday's 4-1 win at Toronto.

10:18 ET

Impact: Franzen is off to a fast start with two goals and three assists through four games.

Matt Calvert, LW

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Columbus

Calvert had a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over Calgary.

10:17 ET

Impact: Calvert's two points were his first of the season. He finished with 24 in 56 games last year.

Mark Letestu, C

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Columbus

Letestu notched a pair of assists in Friday's 3-2 win over Calgary.

10:17 ET

Impact: Letestu's two points were his first of the season. He doesn't have much fantasy value despite Friday's solid showing.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 29 saves in Friday's 3-2 win over Calgary.

10:15 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky is off to a hot start, going 3-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA in the early going.

Roberto Luongo, G

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Florida

Luongo stopped all 26 shots in Friday' 1-0 win at Buffalo.

10:13 ET

Impact: Luongo was brilliant in earning his first win of the year. He owns a 2.67 GAA through four games.

Oct 17, 2014

Martin Havlat, LW

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New Jersey

Havlat returned Tuesday for the Devils.

11:44 ET

Impact: Havlat had an upper-body injury.

Mikhail Grabovski, C

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NY Islanders

Grabovski is out with an upper-body injury.

11:42 ET

Impact: There's no time table for his return, so consider Grabovski day-to-day.

Marko Dano, C

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Columbus

Dano has an undisclosed injury.

11:40 ET

Impact: It's unclear when the rookie will return, but he's considered day-to-day.

Reto Berra, G

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Colorado

Berra has an undisclosed injury.

11:38 ET

Impact: Berra got hurt in the opening minutes of a 5-3 loss at Ottawa on Thursday. He was starting in place of the injured Semyon Varlamov. It's unclear how long Berra will be out, but it gives Calvin Pickard a chance to play.

Loui Eriksson, RW

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Boston

Eriksson had a goal and an assist in a 6-4 loss to Montreal on Thursday night.

4:30 ET

Impact: The Boston winger had one goal in his first five games this season.

Max Pacioretty, LW

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Montreal

Pacioretty had a goal and two assists in a 6-4 win over Boston on Thursday night.

4:26 ET

Impact: Pacrioretty had one goal in his first four games this season. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) in six career games against Montreal's next opponent, Colorado, and had two assists in a 6-3 win March 18.

Brendan Gallagher, RW

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Montreal

Gallagher had two goals and an assist in a 6-4 win over Boston on Thursday night.

4:20 ET

Impact: Gallagher has a team-best five points for Montreal (three goals, two assists) in the last three games.

Tomas Plekanec, C

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Montreal

Plekanec had a pair of assists in a 6-4 win over Boston on Thursday night.

4:16 ET

Impact: Plekanec has a team-best seven points (four goals, three assists) in the first five games this season.

Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, RW

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Montreal

Parenteau scored a pair of goals, including the tiebreaker late in the second period, in a 6-4 win over Boston on Thursday night.

4:12 ET

Impact: Parenteau had three assists in his first four games with Montreal.

Calvin Pickard, G

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Colorado

After Reto Berra was injured early, Pickard stopped 23 shots in his NHL debut, a 5-3 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night.

3:48 ET

Impact: With Berra's status is unknown, Pickard might get another start in Colorado's visit to Montreal on Saturday.

Nathan MacKinnon, C

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Colorado

MacKinnon had a pair of assists in a 5-3 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night.

3:45 ET

Impact: Last season's rookie of the year had one assist in his first four games.

David Legwand, C

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Ottawa

Legwand had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over Colorado on Thursday night.

3:41 ET

Impact: The veteran center also registered his first points in four games with Ottawa.

Brian Elliott, G

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St. Louis

Elliott recorded his 26th career shutout Thursday night, but couldn't outduel Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick in a 1-0 shootout defeat.

3:15 ET

Impact: Elliott made 18 saves in regulation and overtime, and has stopped 41 of 42 shots in his past two games.

Jonathan Quick, G

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Los Angeles

Quick tied the Kings' franchise record with his 32nd career shutout, making 43 saves and stopping all three St. Louis shootout attempts in Los Angeles' 1-0 victory over the Blues on Thursday night.

3:12 ET

Impact: Quick appears back to his usual self, stopping 74 of the last 75 shots he's faced. He gave up a combined seven goals in his first two games.

Rick Nash, LW

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NY Rangers

Nash scored the only goal in a shootout with Carolina on Thursday night but had his season-opening point streak snapped in a 2-1 victory.

3:05 ET

Impact: Nash had an NHL-best six goals and one assist in the first four games.

Derick Brassard, C

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NY Rangers

Brassard extended his goal streak to three games in a 2-1 shootout win over Carolina on Thursday night.

3:03 ET

Impact: With three goals in five games, Brassard is well on his way to topping the career-high 18 he had for the New York Rangers in 2013-14.

Chris Terry, LW

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Carolina

Terry scored the lone goal for Carolina in a 2-1 shootout defeat to the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

3:01 ET

Impact: Terry has three goals and one assist in his first four games this season after totaling three points (one goal, two assists) in his first 13 NHL contests.

Henrik Lundqvist, G

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NY Rangers

Lundqvist stopped 29 shots and then all three attempts in a shootout to lift the New York Rangers over the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night.

2:51 ET

Impact: It was a much-needed performance from Lundqvist, who had allowed a combined 12 goals in back-to-back losses.

Damon Severson, D

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New Jersey

Severson notched the first multi-goal game of his career in Thursday's loss to Washington, scoring twice.

2:07 ET

Impact: The rookie now has three goals and an assist through four games.

Nicklas Backstrom, C

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Washington

Backstrom scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's victory over New Jersey.

2:06 ET

Impact: Backstrom's goal pushed his point total to five through four games. His four assists are tied with John Carlson for the team lead.

Andre Burakovsky, LW

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Washington

Burakovsky continued the impressive start to his career Thursday with his second goal of the season in a win against the Devils.

2:05 ET

Impact: The 2013 first-round pick has two goals and three assists through his first four NHL games.

Troy Brouwer, RW

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Washington

Brouwer recorded two assists in Thursday's win over the Devils.

2:05 ET

Impact: Brouwer has a goal and three assists through his first four contests.

Mike Green, D

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Washington

Green was credited with his second and third assists of the season in Thursday's win versus New Jersey.

2:04 ET

Impact: Green has two goals and three assists in his first three games.

Alex Ovechkin, RW

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Washington

Ovechkin scored his fifth goal of the season in Thursday's win over New Jersey.

2:03 ET

Impact: Ovechkin is off to a fast start with five goals on 24 shots. He also continues to be one of the most physical scoring threats in the NHL with 16 hits delivered.

Milan Lucic, LW

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Boston

The NHL fined Lucic $5,000 for making an obscene gesture at the fans in Montreal.

1:29 ET

Impact: Lucic taunted the crowd and then mimicked raising the Stanley Cup while entering the penalty box in Boston's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He did not speak to the media after the game. Lucic has not been well-liked in Montreal since last year's playoffs, when he threatened Dale Weise in the handshake line after the Canadiens eliminated the Bruins in seven games.

Pascal Dupuis, LW

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Pittsburgh

Dupuis skated on Friday, barely 12 hours after being taken off the ice on a stretcher during a loss to Dallas.

1:27 ET

Impact: Dupuis could return to the lineup on Saturday night when the Penguins face the New York Islanders. Dupuis was cross-checked in front of the net by Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski in the second period Thursday night and hit in the neck or upper-back area by teammate Kris Letang's shot from the point while he was down. He complained of numbness in the arm but gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he was taken to the trainer's room.

Chris Kunitz, LW

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Pittsburgh

Kunitz picked up a goal and an assist Thursday.

11:25 ET

Impact: Kunitz has two goals and two assists through three games for Pittsburgh, keeping pace with the career-high 35 goals he netted last season.

Tyler Seguin, C

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Dallas

Seguin scored his fourth goal of the season Thursday in Dallas' 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

11:22 ET

Impact: Seguin netted the game winning goal with 2.9 seconds remaining in the third period. This is the quickest Seguin has reached four goals in a season during his five-year career.

Sidney Crosby, C

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Pittsburgh

Crosby scored his fourth goal of the season Thursday in Pittsburgh's loss to Dallas.

10:37 ET

Impact: Crosby has scored in three straight games to open the season - the first time in his career he has accomplished the feat.

Joe Thornton, C

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San Jose

Thornton notched a pair of assists in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss against the Islanders.

10:34 ET

Impact: While Thornton has yet to score, he has five assists in the last three games.

Jaroslav Halak, G

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NY Islanders

Halak made 20 saves in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over San Jose.

10:33 ET

Impact: Halak has yet to lose, going 3-0-0 with a 2.92 ERA in the early going.

Oct 16, 2014

John-Michael Liles, D

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Carolina

Liles is out with an upper-body injury.

11:57 ET

Impact: Coach Bill Peters said he wasn't sure of a return date.

Jesse Winchester, C

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Colorado

Winchester is on injured reserve.

11:51 ET

Impact: He's out with a concussion.

Pascal Dupuis, LW

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Pittsburgh

Dupuis left the ice on a stretcher in the second period of Thursday night's game against the Dallas Stars.

8:12 ET

Impact: Dupuis was cross-checked in front of the net by Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski and hit in the neck or upper-back area by Kris Letang's shot from the point while he was down. Dupuis remained on his knees in discomfort and threw off his gloves, shaking his hands before play was stopped with 6:58 remaining in the period. He was tended to while on his back for several minutes and gave a 'thumbs-up' to the crowd while leaving the ice.

Semyon Varlamov, G

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Colorado

The Colorado Avalanche have placed Varlamov on injured reserve with a groin ailment. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, when the Russian goalie possibly tweaked his groin in a 3-2 overtime loss in Toronto.

5:59 ET

Impact: Varlamov is 0-2-1 with a 3.80 goals-against average so far this season. He shined last season with Patrick Roy behind the bench, leading the NHL with 41 wins. That mark also broke Roy's franchise record for most victories in a single season. Reto Berra will fill in until Varlamov returns to the net.

Taylor Hall, LW

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Edmonton

Hall had two goals and an assist in a 7-4 loss to Arizona on Wednesday night.

5:01 ET

Impact: Hall had one goal in Edmonton's first three games this season.

Jordan Eberle, RW

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Edmonton

Eberle had a pair of assists in a 7-4 loss to Arizona on Wednesday night.

5:00 ET

Impact: It was the first points of the season for the Edmonton winger, who had 28 goals and 37 assists in 2013-14.

Martin Erat, RW

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Arizona

Erat had a goal and an assist in Arizona's 7-4 win over Edmonton on Wednesday night.

4:57 ET

Impact: Erat had one assist in his first two games this season. He had three goals in 70 contests with the Coyotes and Washington in 2013-14, and he has totaled eight in the past two seasons.

Mikkel Boedker, LW

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Arizona

Boedker scored two of his three goals in the third period and added an assist, helping the Arizona Coyotes outlast the winless Edmonton Oilers 7-4 on Wednesday night.

4:44 ET

Impact: Boedker's first career hat trick gives him five goals this season, tied for second-most in the league. He registered personal bests with 19 goals and 32 assists in 2013-14.

Gustav Nyquist, RW

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Detroit

Nyquist scored the tying goal in regulation Wednesday against Boston, but Detroit fell 3-2 in a shootout.

4:38 ET

Impact: Nyquist has a goal in each of the first three games this season. He has three in his last two contests against the Red Wings' next opponent, Toronto.

Jonas Hiller, G

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Calgary

Hiller made 49 saves in a 2-1 overtime victory in Chicago on Wednesday night.

4:29 ET

Impact: Hiller had allowed a combined seven goals while losing his first two games with Calgary. He made 59 saves in a triple overtime win in Detroit in the 2009 postseason and 51 in a shootout win in Edmonton on Dec. 19, 2008.

Joffrey Lupul, LW

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Toronto

Lupul mised practice Thursday with a lower-body injury.

4:16 ET

Impact: Lupul's status for Friday's game is not clear.

Jake McCabe, D

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Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres have assigned defensemen Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk to their American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester. The moves do not come as a surprise after both players opened the season on the Sabres' injured list.

2:51 ET

Impact: McCabe was sidelined by what the team called a "middle body" injury before the start of the season. He was Buffalo's second-round pick in the 2012 draft and had an opportunity to make the Sabres' season-opening roster before getting hurt.

Mark Pysyk, D

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Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres have assigned defensemen Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk to their American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester. The moves do not come as a surprise after both players opened the season on the Sabres' injured list.

2:51 ET

Impact: Pysyk sustained what the team called an "upper body" injury during a 2-0 preseason win over Carolina on Sept. 23.

Oct 15, 2014

Valeri Nichushkin, RW

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Dallas

The Dallas Stars placed right wing Valeri Nichushkin on injured reserve Sunday because of a groin injury and recalled defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League.

11:51 ET

Impact: Nichushkin has played in two games this season. He had 14 goals and 20 assists in 79 games last season as a rookie.

David Jones, RW

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Calgary

Jones is on injured reserve.

11:49 ET

Impact: He has a lower-body injury.

Radko Gudas, D

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Tampa Bay

Gudas is still out with a lower-body injury. He had hoped to return Monday in Edmonton but was held out.

11:48 ET

Impact: He's considered day to day.

Mike Brown, RW

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San Jose

Brown has an upper-body injury and will not play on the Sharks' five-game road trip.

11:46 ET

Impact: Brown hopes to return soon.

Andrej Sekera, D

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Carolina

Sekera left Tuesday night's game early after a violent crash into the end boards.

11:45 ET

Impact: He's listed as day to day with an upper-body injury. He expects to return Tuesday in Winnipeg.

Viktor Fasth, G

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Edmonton

Fasth has been placed on injured reserve with a groin injury.

11:44 ET

Impact: It's unclear when he'll be able to return.

Deryk Engelland, D

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Calgary

Engelland is out with a lower-body injury.

11:42 ET

Impact: It's unclear if he'll be able to play Sunday against Winnipeg.

Lance Bouma, LW

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Calgary

Bouma missed Wednesday's win over the Blackhawks with an upper-body injury.

11:41 ET

Impact: It's unclear when Bouma will be able to return.

Brian Gibbons, C

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Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Brian Gibbons off injured reserve and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

10:17 ET

Impact: Gibbons missed the first three games of the regular season with a lower body injury.

T.J. Brodie, D

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Calgary

Brodie had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 shootout win over Nashville on Tuesday night.

5:45 ET

Impact: The Calgary defenseman has two goals and two assists in his last three games.

Mark Giordano, D

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Calgary

Giordano had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 shootout win over Nashville on Tuesday night.

5:41 ET

Impact: Giordano has one goal and four assists during a four-game point streak to open this season.

Craig Smith, C

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Nashville

Smith had a pair of assists in a 3-2 shootout loss to Calgary on Tuesday night.

5:39 ET

Impact: It was the first multipoint performance this season for the Nashville center. He had 12 such games in 2013-14 while producing a career-high 24 goals and 28 assists.

Michael Cammalleri, LW

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New Jersey

Cammalleri had a tiebreaking goal in the third period and an assist as the New Jersey Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night to extend their season-opening winning streak to three games, all on the road.

5:29 ET

Impact: Cammalleri is off to a red-hot start with four goals and an assist in his first three games for New Jersey.

Jonathan Quick, G

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Los Angeles

Quick made 31 saves in the Los Angeles Kings' 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

5:24 ET

Impact: Quick allowed a combined seven goals during the Kings' 0-1-1 start.

Jeff Carter, C

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Los Angeles

Carter had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

5:23 ET

Impact: Carter has three goals and two assists in his last three games, and is thriving on a productive line that includes Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson. The three combined for four goals and three assists in Tuesday's victory.

Tyler Toffoli, RW

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Los Angeles

Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

5:22 ET

Impact: Toffoli had two goals and three assists in the past three games and is thriving on a productive line that includes Jeff Carter and Tanner Pearson. The three combined for four goals and three assists in Tuesday's victory.

Tanner Pearson, LW

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Los Angeles

Pearson had another two goals and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

5:20 ET

Impact: Pearson has scored four goals in the past three games with a pair of assists. He had three goals and four assists in 25 games last season for the Kings.

Wayne Simmonds, RW

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Philadelphia

Simmons scored his fifth goal and added his second assist of the season in a shootout loss to Anaheim on Tuesday.

5:19 ET

Impact: Simmonds figures to slow down from this ridiculous pace but fantasy owners are reaping the benefits for the time being.

Claude Giroux, C

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Philadelphia

Giroux was credited with two assists in Tuesday's shootout loss to Anaheim.

5:17 ET

Impact: Giroux still has just one goal this season on 19 shots.

Marcus Foligno, LW

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Buffalo

Foligno scored twice in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win at Carolina.

5:11 ET

Impact: Foligno has three points through three games thus far.

Jhonas Enroth, G

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Buffalo

Enroth finished with 22 saves in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win at Carolina.

5:10 ET

Impact: It was a night to remember for Enroth, who picked up his first win of the year. He's posted a 3.89 GAA through three games.

Matt Beleskey, LW

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Anaheim

Beleskey scored for the third straight game in Tuesday's shootout win at Philadelphia.

5:10 ET

Impact: Beleskey has been aggressive with three goals on 10 shots over his last three games after failing to record a shot in the opener. He's never scored more than 11 goals in a season so it should be interesting to see how well he can continue scoring.

James Reimer, G

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Toronto

Reimer finished with 22 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over Colorado.

5:08 ET

Impact: Reimer is off to a terrific start, going 2-0-0 with a 2.24 GAA.

Phil Kessel, RW

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Toronto

Kessel scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Maple Leafs earned a 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Tuesday night.

5:08 ET

Impact: Kessel also notched an assist, giving him five points in the last two games.

Rick Nash, LW

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NY Rangers

Nash scored two goals in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders, pushing his season total to six to continue his red-hot start.

5:08 ET

Impact: Nash is scoring at a ridiculously high rate with six goals on 13 shots, so he's bound to slow down to some extent. Owners will surely enjoy Nash's strong start for as long as it lasts, however.

Nicklas Backstrom, C

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Washington

Backstrom notched a pair of assists in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to San Jose.

5:07 ET

Impact: Backstrom has two assists in each of the last two games.

Matt Irwin, D

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San Jose

Irwin scored twice in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout win at Washington.

5:06 ET

Impact: Irwin's two goals matched his total from all of last year (62 games).

Derick Brassard, C

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NY Rangers

Brassard scored for the second straight game Tuesday against the Islanders.

5:06 ET

Impact: Brassard is on track after failing to register a point in either of his first two games.

Alex Ovechkin, RW

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Washington

Ovechkin had two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to San Jose.

5:05 ET

Impact: Fantasy owners couldn't have asked for a better start for Ovechkin, who has two goals in each of the last two games.

Mikhail Grabovski, C

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NY Islanders

Grabovski scored a goal and registered an assist Tuesday against the Rangers.

5:02 ET

Impact: Grabovski has scored on two of his six shots this season.

John Tavares, C

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NY Islanders

Tavares had a goal and an assist for the second straight contest Tuesday against the Rangers.

5:00 ET

Impact: Tavares is off to an impressive start with two goals and five assists in three games.

Kyle Okposo, RW

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NY Islanders

Okposo scored his first goal and assisted on another in Tuesday's win over the rival Rangers.

4:59 ET

Impact: Okposo has four assists through his first three games after finishing with a career-high 42 last season.

Jamie Benn, LW

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Dallas

Benn tallied a goal and three assists in Tuesday's win at Columbus, marking his third career game with at least four points.

4:55 ET

Impact: Benn was without a point through his first two games.

Tyler Seguin, C

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Dallas

Seguin broke through for his first three goals of the season in Tuesday's win at Columbus.

4:54 ET

Impact: Seguin's hat trick was the fifth of his career.

Ryan Johansen, C

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Columbus

Johansen scored his first two goals in a loss to Dallas on Tuesday.

4:51 ET

Impact: Johansen is off to a strong start with two goals and three assists in three games.

Chris Wagner, RW

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Anaheim

Anaheim recalled Wagner from its NHL affiliate in Norfolk on Wednesday.

3:04 ET

Impact: Wagner is the AHL's co-leader in goals this season, so it will be interesting to see if he can translate that success to the NHL.

Jason LaBarbera, G

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Anaheim

Anaheim recalled LaBarbera from its AHL affiliate in Norfolk on Wednesday.

3:03 ET

Impact: The Ducks signed LaBarbera in the offseason. He is 59-66-16 in 146 career starts with a 2.96 goals-against average over 10 seasons.

Patrick Maroon, LW

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Anaheim

Maroon will be out for four weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee. The Anaheim Ducks announced the extent of Maroon's injury Thursday.

2:59 ET

Impact: Maroon had been playing alongside Corey Perry and captain Ryan Getzlaf on the Ducks' top line. Maroon agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Ducks in August. The power forward scored 29 points in 62 games last year, his first full NHL season. Matt Beleskey has moved into Maroon's spot on the top line, and Rickard Rakell is likely to get more playing time.

Jake Muzzin, D

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Los Angeles

Muzzin has agreed to a five-year, $20 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The defending Stanley Cup champion Kings announced the deal Wednesday. Muzzin's new deal keeps him with the Kings through the 2019-20 season.

2:57 ET

Impact: Los Angeles signed Muzzin as a free agent in January 2010 after he went undrafted in 2009, and he has evolved into a solid NHL defenseman over the past two seasons. He frequently plays alongside Drew Doughty in the Kings' top defensive pairing. Muzzin has 41 points in 132 regular-season games for the Kings, and he added 15 points in 43 playoff games over the past two seasons. He led all NHL defensemen with six playoff goals last season during the Kings' championship run.

John Gibson, G

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Anaheim

Gibson has been assigned to the Anaheim Ducks' minor-league affiliate for the weekend.

2:57 ET

Impact: The 21-year-old Gibson hasn't played since giving up six goals in a season-opening loss at Pittsburgh. Frederik Andersen has since won three straight games for the Ducks, and Gibson wants to regain his sharpness in Norfolk before returning to Anaheim next week.

Bryan Allen, D

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Anaheim

Anaheim placed Allen on injured reserve.

12:40 ET

Impact: Allen has returned to practice, so he should be set for his season debut soon.

Patrick Maroon, LW

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Anaheim

Maroon suffered a knee injury when he was hit by Buffalo's Josh Gorges.

12:38 ET

Impact: It's unclear how much time Maroon will miss.

Marian Gaborik, RW

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Los Angeles

Gaborik is out with a lower-body injury.

12:36 ET

Impact: There is no timetable for his return.

Oct 14, 2014

Nikita Kucherov, RW

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Tampa Bay

Kucherov had a pair of assists in Tampa Bay's 7-1 rout of Montreal on Monday night.

12:01 ET

Impact: It was the first points of the season for the Russian winger and his second career multipoint game. He had two assists in a win in Florida on Dec. 23.

Vladislav Namestnikov, C

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Tampa Bay

Namestnikov had a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 7-1 drubbing of Montreal on Monday night.

11:56 ET

Impact: It was the first points in seven career NHL games for the team's 2011 first-round pick.

Carey Price, G

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Montreal

Price was pulled in Monday's 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay after allowing four goals on 23 shots through two periods

11:39 ET

Impact: Price is 2-1-0 this season but has allowed a combined 10 goals in the three games. He could face another opponent from this past postseason, Boston, on Thursday. Price posted a 2.04 goals-against average in the seven-game Eastern Conference semifinal series and gave up one goal in the final two contests.

Ryan Callahan, RW

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Tampa Bay

Callahan had a goal and an assist in Monday night's 7-1 rout of Montreal.

11:26 ET

Impact: The Tampa Bay forward has two goals and one assist in his first three games this season after slumping at the end of 2013-14. He had one assist in his final six regular-season contests and zero points in the Lightning's four playoff games against Montreal.

Steven Stamkos, C

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Tampa Bay

Stamkos tied Martin St. Louis' franchise record with his eighth career hat trick in a 7-1 rout of Montreal on Monday night.

10:47 ET

Impact: Stamkos' goals were his first of the season. He had one assist in the prior two games. Stamkos has five goals and six assists in his last eight games against Tampa Bay's next opponent, New Jersey. The Lightning will host the Devils on Tuesday night.

Victor Hedman, D

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Tampa Bay

Hedman had a career-high four points and the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Montreal Canadiens 7-1 on Monday night.

10:45 ET

Impact: Hedman finished with a goal and three assists, and has a league-best seven points in his first three games (three goals, four assists).

Jamie McGinn, LW

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Colorado

McGinn scored his first goal of the season in Monday's win over Boston.

10:40 ET

Impact: After two shutout losses, McGinn's goal was Colorado's first of the season. The 26-year-old scored 19 goals in 79 games for the Avalanche last season.

Craig Anderson, G

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Ottawa

Anderson recorded his 27th career shutout Monday at Florida, stopping 30 shots.

10:34 ET

Impact: Anderson has stopped 64 of the 67 shots he's faced in two games.

Clarke MacArthur, LW

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Ottawa

MacArthur found the back of the net for the first time this season in Monday's win at Florida.

10:33 ET

Impact: Next up for the Senators are the Avalanche - against whom MacArthur has a goal and four assists in his last four meetings.

William Karlsson, C

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Anaheim

Karlsson scored twice in a win at Buffalo on Monday.

10:32 ET

Impact: The two goals marked the first points of the rookie's career. He was a second-round selection by the Ducks in 2011.

Ryan Kesler, C

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Anaheim

Kesler scored his second goal as a Duck on Monday at Buffalo.

10:31 ET

Impact: Kesler has two goals and three assists in his first three games with his new club.

Corey Perry, RW

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Anaheim

Perry scored his fourth goal in Monday's win at Buffalo.

10:30 ET

Impact: Perry is off to a strong start with five points in his first three games. Three of his four goals have come on the power play, so he should have a chance to match his career high of 14 from 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Tyler Ennis, C

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Buffalo

Ennis scored his second goal in Monday's loss to Anaheim.

10:29 ET

Impact: Ennis has two goals on five shots this season and an even plus-minus rating.

Daniel Briere, C

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Colorado

Briere scored the game-winning goal as time expired Monday in Colorado's 2-1 win over Boston.

10:23 ET

Impact: The goal was Briere's 300th career goal and also his first of the season. He scored 13 goals in 69 games for the Montreal Canadiens last season.

Oct 13, 2014

Marcus Foligno, LW

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Buffalo

Foligno has an undisclosed injury.

11:13 ET

Impact: There are no details on Foligno's injury.

Vincent Lecavalier, C

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Philadelphia

Lecavalier is out two weeks with a lower-body injury.

11:11 ET

Impact: While the Flyers aren't specifying where Lecavalier is hurt, reports state that it's his left foot.

Teddy Purcell, RW

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Edmonton

Purcell has an undisclosed injury.

11:09 ET

Impact: There are no details about Purcell's injury.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C

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Edmonton

Nugent-Hopkins has an undisclosed injury.

11:08 ET

Impact: There are no details about the injury.

Jordan Eberle, RW

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Edmonton

Eberle has an undisclosed injury.

11:08 ET

Impact: There are no details about Eberle's injury, so monitor the developments.

Henrik Lundqvist, G

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NY Rangers

Lundqvist was awful Sunday.

3:12 ET

Impact: Lundqvist watched the third period from the bench with a baseball cap on after he made 18 saves on 24 shots. He'll try to regroup Tuesday against the hated Isles - a team he usually has for breakfast having beaten them in 12 of his last 15 starts with a glittering 1.90 GAA.

Lee Stempniak, RW

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NY Rangers

Stempniak had a goal and an assist Sunday.

3:11 ET

Impact: Stempniak gets his first taste of a big NHL rivalry Tuesday against the Isles.

Leo Komarov, C

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Toronto

Komarov had two assists Sunday.

3:10 ET

Impact: Komarov has three points - one-third of the way to his 2013-14 total as a rookie. The Russian has some ability.

James van Riemsdyk, LW

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Toronto

Van Riemsdyk had a goal and one assist Sunday.

3:09 ET

Impact: Van Riemsdyk had been pointless in his first two games.

Cody Franson, D

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Toronto

Franson had a goal and one assist Sunday.

3:07 ET

Impact: Franson made his season debut after a knee injury.

Tyler Bozak, C

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Toronto

Bozak had a goal and one assist Sunday.

3:06 ET

Impact: Bozak is up to four points in three games.

Phil Kessel, RW

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Toronto

Kessel had a goal and two assists Sunday.

3:05 ET

Impact: Kessel should be raring to go Tuesday against the Avs. He has five goals in his last five matchups against Colorado.

Mats Zuccarello, LW

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NY Rangers

Zuccarello skated in warmups but sat out Sunday.

3:04 ET

Impact: Zuccarello was banged up in Saturday's loss.

James Reimer, G

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Toronto

Reimer made 24 saves before being leaving with 13:17 remaining after being struck in the head during a collision with Rangers forward Dominic Moore.

3:03 ET

Impact: Reimer has returned to practice and should play Tuesday against the Avs.

Patrick Dwyer, RW

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Carolina

Dwyer is out with a lower-body injury.

2:57 ET

Impact: There's no information about the severity of the injury.

Eric Staal, C

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Carolina

Staal remains out with an upper body injury.

2:55 ET

Impact: It's uncertain when he'll return.

Tyler Toffoli, RW

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Los Angeles

Toffoli had a goal with an assist on Sunday.

9:52 ET

Impact: He has two assists this season.

Jeff Carter, C

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Los Angeles

Carter had a goal with an assist Sunday.

9:50 ET

Impact: He has two goals in as many games.

Tanner Pearson, LW

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Los Angeles

Pearson had a goal with an assist on Sunday.

9:49 ET

Impact: Pearson has two goals in as many games.

Martin Jones, G

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Los Angeles

Jones made 29 saves in a win over the Jets on Sunday.

9:48 ET

Impact: As the backup to Jon Quick, Jones has no fantasy value at the moment.

Oct 12, 2014

Jeff Skinner, LW

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Carolina

Coach Bill Peters said Skinner is "getting real close" to returning after suffering a concussion during a preseason game Oct. 5 at Washington.

9:16 ET

Impact: The coach said Skinner skated alone Monday, is expected to skate with the team before Tuesday night's game and "hopefully by Thursday, he'll be ready to go."

Brent Burns, D

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San Jose

Burns recorded his third assist in Saturday's win over Winnipeg.

4:15 ET

Impact: Burns looks like he could challenge his career-high of 29 assists from 2010-11 when he was still with Minnesota.

Patrick Marleau, LW

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San Jose

Marleau had his second goal and second assist in Saturday's win over Winnipeg.

4:14 ET

Impact: Marleau is off to a strong start with a pair of two-point games.

Alex Stalock, G

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San Jose

Stalock recorded his third career shutout Saturday, stopping 30 shots in a win over Winnipeg.

4:13 ET

Impact: The San Jose No. 1 goaltending job appears to be up for grabs between Stalock and Antti Niemi, so continue to monitor the situation.

Radim Vrbata, RW

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Vancouver

Vrbata recorded his second goal of the season and first assist in Saturday's shootout win over Edmonton.

4:09 ET

Impact: Vrbata is proving to be a good addition for the Canucks thus far after tallying 51 points for Phoenix last season.

Henrik Sedin, C

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Vancouver

Sedin had a goal and an assist for the second straight game in Saturday's shootout win over Edmonton.

4:06 ET

Impact: Sedin had just 50 points last season - his lowest total (excluding the 2012-13 shortended season) since finishing with 42 points in 2003-04, but he's off to a strong start this year.

Daniel Sedin, LW

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Vancouver

Sedin recorded three assists in Saturday's shootout win over Edmonton.

4:05 ET

Impact: Saturday marked Sedin's 13th career three-assist performance.

Teddy Purcell, RW

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Edmonton

Purcello recorded two assists in Saturday's shootout loss at Vancouver.

4:04 ET

Impact: Purcell has three points in his first two games.

David Perron, LW

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Edmonton

Perron had two assists in Saturday's shootout loss at Vancouver.

4:03 ET

Impact: Perron already has three helpers through two games.

Keith Yandle, D

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Arizona

Yandle had three assists in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.

3:58 ET

Impact: Yandle had four two-assist games last season but none with three helpers.

Antoine Vermette, C

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Arizona

Vermette had a goal and assisted on another in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.

3:54 ET

Impact: Vermette scored on the power play. Seven of his 24 goals last season came on the man advantage.

Jeff Carter, C

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Los Angeles

Carter scored his first goal in Saturday's overtime loss at Arizona.

3:52 ET

Impact: Carter is coming off a strong postseason in which he recorded 10 goals and 15 assists in 26 contests.

Zach Parise, LW

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Minnesota

Parise scored his second goal in Saturday's win at Colorado.

3:44 ET

Impact: Parise has two goals and two assists through his first two contests.

Darcy Kuemper, G

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Minnesota

Kuemper recorded his fourth career shutout and second in a row against the Avalanche in Saturday's 3-0 victory.

3:43 ET

Impact: Kuemper has been impressive in turning away all 46 shots in his first two games.

Brandon Saad, LW

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Chicago

Saad had three assists in Saturday's win over Buffalo.

3:38 ET

Impact: It marked Saad's first-ever three-assist performance.

Duncan Keith, D

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Chicago

Keith scored his second goal in Saturday's win against Buffalo.

3:36 ET

Impact: Keith will surely slow down from this goal-scoring pace but it's a good sign for fantasy owners.

Patrick Kane, RW

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Chicago

Kane scored his first goal and registered an assist in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

3:34 ET

Impact: Kane got off to a good start at the United Center, where he scored only eight of his 29 goals last season.

Marian Hossa, RW

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Chicago

Hossa lit the lamp for the first time this season in a win over Buffalo on Saturday.

3:32 ET

Impact: Hossa is looking to build off a 2013-14 season in which he tallied 30 goals - his most since finishing with 40 in 2008-09 with the Red Wings.

Drew Stafford, RW

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Buffalo

Stafford was credited with two assists in Saturday's loss at Chicago.

3:31 ET

Impact: Stafford is already halfway to the two two-assist performances he enjoyed last season.

Tyler Ennis, C

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Buffalo

Ennis scored his first goal in a loss at Chicago on Saturday.

3:30 ET

Impact: The goal ended an eight-game scoring drought for Ennis going back to last season.

Patrick Sharp, LW

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Chicago

Sharp scored his second goal in Saturday's win over buffalo.

3:28 ET

Impact: Sharp is off to a strong start with two goals and an assist through his first two games.

Ryan Johansen, C

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Columbus

Johansen had two assists Saturday for the Jackets.

3:25 ET

Impact: Johansen is one of the NHL's best-kept secrets but he is a star who has big-time ability, make no mistake about it.

Scott Hartnell, LW

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Columbus

Hartnell had two assists Saturday for the Jackets.

3:24 ET

Impact: Hartnell once played for the arch-enemy Predators so he is doing his best to endear himself to the longtime Columbus faithful with these kind of efforts.

Nick Foligno, LW

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Columbus

Foligno had a goal and an assist to power the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

3:23 ET

Impact: Foligno has three points for a strong early start.

Cam Talbot, G

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NY Rangers

Talbot made 19 saves Saturday.

3:22 ET

Impact: Talbot is a backup who has little fantasy value.

Cam Atkinson, RW

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Columbus

Atkinson scored twice to power the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

3:22 ET

Impact: Atkinson is surprisingly among the NHL leaders with three goals and the Jackets are playing well.

Anthony Duclair, LW

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NY Rangers

Duclair had two assists Saturday.

3:21 ET

Impact: Duclair is an unknown defenseman for New York.

Jay Harrison, D

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Carolina

Harrison had 17 penalty minutes Saturday.

3:19 ET

Impact: Harrison's second-period fight showcased the ugly side of the NHL.

Tuukka Rask, G

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Boston

Rask made 17 saves Saturday.

3:18 ET

Impact: Last season's Vezina Trophy winner has played all three of the Bruins' games.

Braden Holtby, G

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Washington

Holtby stopped 29 shots in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

3:18 ET

Impact: Holtby stopped eight shots in the initial 8 1/2 minutes en route to his 12th career shutout, sending Boston to its second straight loss after a season-opening victory.

Alex Ovechkin, RW

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Washington

Ovechkin scored his first two goals of the season in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

3:17 ET

Impact: Ovechkin needs no introductions to fantasy players. Bear in mind that new coach Barry Trotz wants the star to play more defense so that could curtail his fantasy production.

Justin Hodgman, C

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Arizona

The Arizona Coyotes assigned forward Justin Hodgman to Portland of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

3:15 ET

Impact: The 26-year-old Hodgman led the Coyotes in scoring in the preseason with four goals and five points in five games. He had 11 goals and 15 assists last season in 49 in the KHL with Metallurg, Torpedo and Admiral.

Patric Hornqvist, RW

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Pittsburgh

Hornqvist had a goal and one assist Saturday.

3:13 ET

Impact: Hornqvist should be a tremendously improved fantasy performer in Pittsburgh since the Pens have more weapons than his offensively-challenged Nashville club.

Kris Letang, D

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Pittsburgh

Letang had two assists Saturday.

3:11 ET

Impact: Letang had no points in his fantasy opener.

Sidney Crosby, C

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Pittsburgh

Crosby had a goal and two assists, all on the power play, for his second straight three-point game and the Penguins beat the Maple Leafs 5-2 on Saturday night.

3:10 ET

Impact: Crosby continues to produce at a record pace as the Pens look revived under a new coach.

Evgeni Malkin, C

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Pittsburgh

Malkin had a goal and two assists Saturday.

3:09 ET

Impact: Malkin is one of the NHL's elite fantasy performers and a joy to watch on the ice.

Jonathan Bernier, G

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Toronto

Bernier made 36 saves Saturday.

3:08 ET

Impact: Bernier has been awful with a whopping 4.52 GAA and .877 save percentage. That must improve soon.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G

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Pittsburgh

Fleury conjured up 23 saves Saturday.

3:02 ET

Impact: Fleury has yielded six goals in two games so beware.

Kevin Shattenkirk, D

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St. Louis

Shattenkirk had three assists Saturday.

2:59 ET

Impact: Shattenkirk has reached 43 points in three of his first four seasons.

Paul Stastny, C

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St. Louis

Stastny had three assists Saturday.

2:59 ET

Impact: A native of St. Louis, Stastny has four points in his first two games with his hometown team. Stastny's last three-point game was against the Blues on April 5 while he was with Colorado.

Brian Elliott, G

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St. Louis

Elliott stopped 23 shots Saturday.

2:58 ET

Impact: Elliott evened his record after losing his opener to the Rangers.

Jonas Hiller, G

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Calgary

Hiller stopped 35 shots Saturday.

2:57 ET

Impact: Hiller has faced 71 shots and that's too many to warrant fantasy usage.

Andrei Markov, D

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Montreal

Markov had a three-point night Saturday.

2:55 ET

Impact: Markov had a goal and two assists for the 3-0-0 Habs.

Tomas Plekanec, C

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Montreal

Plekanec scored again Saturday.

2:55 ET

Impact: Plekanec had a goal and an assist and has scored four times.

Wayne Simmonds, RW

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Philadelphia

Simmonds excelled yet again Saturday.

2:54 ET

Impact: Simmonds has five points in a two-game stretch after a two-goal effort.

Ray Emery, G

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Philadelphia

Emery stopped 35 shots Saturday.

2:47 ET

Impact: Emery is a solid veteran but probably not good enough to be your fantasy starter.

Carey Price, G

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Montreal

Price stopped 29 shots Saturday.

2:46 ET

Impact: Price faces the Bolts next - he was brilliant last season in a playoff sweep of Tampa so start him up.

Alexander Semin, RW

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Carolina

Semin had two assists Saturday.

2:45 ET

Impact: Semin bounced back from a pointless effort in his fantasy opener.

Anton Khudobin, G

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Carolina

Khudobin stopped 27 shots Saturday.

2:43 ET

Impact: Khudobin is not a household name, though he has potential.

Jiri Tlusty, LW

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Carolina

Tlusty scored two power-play goals in the first period and completed his second NHL hat trick with 5:58 left in the third Saturday.

2:43 ET

Impact: Don't expect too many more efforts like this.

Chad Johnson, G

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NY Islanders

Johnson stopped 21 shots to earn his first win Saturday with the Islanders.

2:42 ET

Impact: Johnson previously was in the crease for the Rangers, Bruins and 'Yotes.

John Tavares, C

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NY Islanders

Tavares had one goal and one assist Saturday for the Isles.

2:41 ET

Impact: Tavares has five points as he is sizzling hot.

Brock Nelson, C

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NY Islanders

Nelson had one goal and one assist Saturday for the Isles.

2:34 ET

Impact: Nelson had 26 points a season ago.

Johnny Boychuk, D

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NY Islanders

Boychuk had two assists Saturday for the Isles.

2:33 ET

Impact: Boychuk has five points as he is tearing things up for the Brooklyn-bound franchise.

Kyle Okposo, RW

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NY Islanders

Okposo had two assists Saturday.

2:32 ET

Impact: Okposo has three points but no goals so far.

Cory Schneider, G

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New Jersey

Schneider made 28 saves Saturday.

2:30 ET

Impact: Schneider has won his first two starts relatively easily.

Roberto Luongo, G

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Florida

Luongo gave up five goals on 14 shots before leaving the game 2:59 into the second Saturday.

2:29 ET

Impact: Al Montoya, the NHL's first Cuban-American - which gives him enormous popularity in South Florida - finished with 10 saves in relief for Florida.

Damon Severson, D

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New Jersey

Severson had a goal and one assist Saturday.

2:29 ET

Impact: Severson is a rookie defenseman with potential.

Eric Gelinas, D

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New Jersey

Gelinas had two assists Saturday.

2:28 ET

Impact: Gelinas came up with 29 points last season and the way the Devils are going, who knows what he can conjure up this season?

Jimmy Howard, G

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Detroit

Howard made 23 saves Saturday.

2:17 ET

Impact: Howard faces the Bruins again in his next start after he beat them in the opener.

Frederik Andersen, G

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Anaheim

Andersen made 27 saves Saturday.

2:15 ET

Impact: Anaheim's John Gibson gave up all six goals in the opener and Andersen made his first start of the season. He made a strong case for more of them, especially after turning away several good Detroit chances in the third period. Coach Bruce Boudreau wasn't surprised by his performance. "I expect that from him," he said of Andersen. "He's a good goalie."

Ryan Getzlaf, C

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Anaheim

Getzlaf scored two goals, including the unassisted game-winner with 24 seconds left, to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

2:13 ET

Impact: Getzlaf is up to four points.

Robin Lehner, G

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Ottawa

Lehner made 38 saves Saturday.

2:06 ET

Impact: Lehner turned in a spectacular season debut for the Sens.

Ben Bishop, G

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Tampa Bay

Bishop made 32 saves Saturday.

2:06 ET

Impact: Start Bishop on Monday vs. the Habs. Bishop is 5-1-2 with a 1.30 goals-against average in eight starts versus Montreal, going 3-0-1 with a 0.94 GAA in four last season.

Anders Lindback, G

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Dallas

Lindback lost his Stars debut Saturday.

2:04 ET

Impact: Lindback finished with 29 saves as he returned to Nashville to face his first NHL team.

Shea Weber, D

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Nashville

Weber had a goal and one assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

2:03 ET

Impact: Weber is a fantasy stud among defensemen and one of the NHL's shining stars.

Pekka Rinne, G

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Nashville

Rinne had 17 saves to help the Predators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

2:03 ET

Impact: Rinne has won his first two starts.

Eric Nystrom, LW

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Nashville

Nystrom had a goal and two assists to lead the Predators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

2:02 ET

Impact: Nystrom has four points on the young season.

Jonas Brodin, D

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Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension. The deal was announced Sunday.

12:11 ET

Impact: Brodin has started his third season with the Wild, who drafted him out of Karlstad, Sweden, with the 10th overall pick in 2011. He joined the team as a 19-year-old, the youngest defenseman in the NHL who led all rookies in average ice time with 23 minutes and 12 seconds per game in the 2013 season.

Jonas Brodin, D

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Minnesota

The Minnesota Wild have signed Brodin to a six-year contract extension, announcing the deal Sunday.

11:44 ET

Impact: Brodin has started his third season with the Wild, who drafted him out of Karlstad, Sweden, with the 10th overall pick in 2011. He joined the team as a 19-year-old, the youngest defenseman in the NHL who led all rookies in average ice time with 23 minutes and 12 seconds per game in the 2013 season.

Oct 11, 2014

Cam Ward, G

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Carolina

Ward stopped just 21 shots in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders.

10:38 ET

Impact: It was a disappointing showing for Ward, who has now dropped four straight season openers. Fantasy owners should be patient with the former Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

John Tavares, C

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NY Islanders

Tavares notched three assists in Friday's 5-3 win at Carolina.

10:28 ET

Impact: It was an impressive season opener for Tavares, who appears to be in for another big year. He has 69 points over 60 games since the beginning of 2013-14.

Brock Nelson, C

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NY Islanders

Nelson had two goals and two assists in Friday's 5-3 win at Carolina.

10:26 ET

Impact: Nelson's four points were a career high. He could be in for a big year if his first game is any indication.

Johnny Boychuk, D

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NY Islanders

Boychuk had a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-3 win at Carolina.

10:25 ET

Impact: It was a terrific Islanders debut for Boychuk, who is well on his way to surpassing his career-high 23 points set last year.

Oct 10, 2014

Dan Boyle, D

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NY Rangers

Boyle is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand while blocking a shot in the Rangers' 3-2 season-opening win at St. Louis on Oct. 9.

11:12 ET

Impact: Boyle logged just more than 14 minutes of ice time in his Rangers debut. Coach Alain Vigneault did not say when the 38-year-old veteran got hurt. The defending Eastern Conference champions signed Boyle to a $9 million, two-year contract in the offseason to help quarterback a spotty power play. Boyle had six goals and 12 assists on the power play last season for San Jose and added three power-play assists during a seven-game playoff series against Los Angeles.

Chris Pronger, D

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Philadelphia

Pronger has joined the National Hockey League's department of player safety.

11:04 ET

Impact: NHL senior vice president for player safety Stephane Quintal made the announcement Friday. Pronger hasn't technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers through 2017, even though he hasn't played in the league since 2011 due to concussions and an eye injury. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said this week that he would have no problem with Pronger working for the league while the former defenseman is still on the Flyers' payroll.

Evander Kane, LW

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Winnipeg

Kane is out with a knee injury.

11:03 ET

Impact: There's no time table for his return.

Braydon Coburn, D

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Philadelphia

Coburn is out with a lower-body injury.

11:00 ET

Impact: Coburn has missed six games now and is expected to return very soon.

Teddy Purcell, RW

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Edmonton

Purcell scored in a loss to Calgary on Thursday.

4:42 ET

Impact: Purcell had never found the back of the net in his seven previous season debuts.

Taylor Hall, LW

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Edmonton

Hall scored a goal in Thursday's loss to Calgary.

4:41 ET

Impact: Hall is off to strong start after tallying 80 points last season, though it could be another rough year for the Oilers.

Mason Raymond, LW

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Calgary

Raymond recorded a hat trick in his second career game with the Flames at Edmonton on Thursday.

4:40 ET

Impact: Raymond's hat trick marked the third of his career. His previous two both came against his current team.

Jiri Hudler, RW

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Calgary

Hudler had a goal and an assist in Thursday's win at Edmonton.

4:39 ET

Impact: Hudler is off to a strong start with a goal in each of his first two games.

T.J. Brodie, D

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Calgary

Brodie found the back of the net for the first time this season in Thursday's win at Edmonton.

4:37 ET

Impact: Brodie is looking to carry the momentum forward after a 27-goal campaign last season.

Joe Colborne, C

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Calgary

Colborne tallied three assists in Thursday's win at Edmonton.

4:32 ET

Impact: The performance marked the first three-point effort of Colborne's career.

Peter Stastny, C

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St. Louis

Stastny scored in his Blues debut Thursday against the Rangers.

4:28 ET

Impact: Stastny was one of the biggest free-agent acquisitions this offseason and could prove to be the piece that the Blues need to put them over the top.

Jaden Schwartz, LW

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St. Louis

Schwartz had a goal and assisted on another in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

4:27 ET

Impact: Schwartz is looking to build off a big-time season for the Blues in which he scored 25 goals with 31 assists.

Martin St. Louis, RW

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NY Rangers

St. Louis was credited with two assists in Thursday's win at St. Louis.

4:25 ET

Impact: St. Louis' 39 assists in 2013-14 marked his fewest in eight seasons, so fantasy owners were happy to see him open things with a couple of points.

Rick Nash, LW

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NY Rangers

Nash opened his season in explosive fashion with two goals and an assist in Thursday's win at St. Louis.

4:23 ET

Impact: Nash is looking to bounce back after registering only three goals and seven assists over 25 playoff games last season. He was held without a point in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Chris Kreider, LW

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NY Rangers

Kreider scored a goal and assisted on another in New York's season-opening victory at st. Louis on Thursday.

4:21 ET

Impact: Kreider recorded just six multi-point performances last season.

Jonathan Huberdeau, LW

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Florida

Huberdeau scored a goal in Florida's 3-2 overtime loss at Tampa Bay on Thursday.

4:19 ET

Impact: Huberdeau hasn't been an explosive goal scorer with 23 goals in 117 games in his first two seasons, so it will be interesting to see if Thursday's score was a sign of things to come or merely a fluke.

Tyler Johnson, C

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Tampa Bay

Johnson scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 season-opening overtime win over Florida.

4:18 ET

Impact: Johnson figures to be even better than last year when he registered 24 goals and 26 assists and was named to the league's All-Rookie team.

Victor Hedman, D

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Tampa Bay

Hedman recorded a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 season-opening overtime win over Florida.

4:15 ET

Impact: Hedman's winner in overtime marked just his third career game-winning goal.

Valtteri Filppula, C

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Tampa Bay

Filppula assisted on two goals in Tampa Bay's 3-2 overtime win over Florida on Thursday.

4:13 ET

Impact: Filppula is hoping to build off a strong 2013-14 season in which he tallied 25 goals with 33 assists.

Ryan Callahan, RW

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Tampa Bay

Callahan found the back of the net in a 3-2 season-opening win over Florida on Thursday.

4:12 ET

Impact: Callahan now has seven goals in 21 career games for the Lightning.

Sergei Bobrovsky, G

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Columbus

Bobrovsky made 21 saves in the Blue Jackets' 3-1 victory over the Sabres on Thursday night.

1:39 ET

Impact: Bobrovsky is a stud goalie who can be expected to carry the Blue Jackets on his back.

Jhonas Enroth, G

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Buffalo

Enroth made 37 saves Thursday.

1:39 ET

Impact: Enroth's Sabres need to do a better job of limiting those attempts.

Cory Schneider, G

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New Jersey

Schneider won his first game in goal Thursday since taking over full-time for Martin Brodeur and signing a $42 million, seven-year contract in the summer.

1:38 ET

Impact: Schneider stopped 12 of 13 shots in the third and had 34 saves overall. He played a career-high 45 games last season and now, as the undisputed No. 1 goaltender, might be expected to push that number to 65 or more - which would help fantasy owners. Schneider had a 16-15-12 record last season and posted a 1.97 goals-against average, third best in the NHL.

Marek Zidlicky, D

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New Jersey

Zidlicky had two assists Thursday.

1:37 ET

Impact: Zidlicky consistently reaches the 40-point plateau so give him credit for helping his fantasy owners.

Adam Henrique, C

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New Jersey

Henrique had a goal and an assist Thursday in a win over Philly.

1:36 ET

Impact: Henrique scored 25 goals last season so he has to prove that is no fluke.

Jaromir Jagr, RW

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New Jersey

Jagr had two assists Thursday.

1:35 ET

Impact: The ageless wonder is off to a strong start and could be worth having on your stable of skaters as insurance. Never count the great ones out!

Michael Ryder, RW

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New Jersey

Ryder had a goal and two assists Thursday.

1:34 ET

Impact: Ryder is no longer a fantasy stud like his Habs days so proceed with caution.

Michael Cammalleri, LW

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New Jersey

Cammalleri had two goals, leading the Devils to a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

1:33 ET

Impact: Cammalleri had a strong club debut in his fantasy opener.

Steve Mason, G

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Philadelphia

Mason lost again Thursday.

1:31 ET

Impact: Mason stunk it up, allowing five goals on 25 shots. He has lost his first two starts and is not a quality fantasy option.

Vincent Lecavalier, C

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Philadelphia

Lecavalier shined in fantasy action Thursday.

1:29 ET

Impact: Lecavalier had a goal and an assist as he bounced back from a pointless fantasy performance the night before.

Claude Giroux, C

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Philadelphia

Giroux shined in fantasy action Thursday.

1:29 ET

Impact: Giroux had a goal and an assist as he bounced back from a pointless fantasy performance the night before.

Wayne Simmonds, RW

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Philadelphia

Simmonds shined in fantasy action Thursday.

1:28 ET

Impact: It was 'Wayne's World' as Simmonds scored twice and had an assist as he bounced back from a pointless fantasy performance the night before.

Darcy Kuemper, G

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Minnesota

Kuemper recorded a shutout in his first start of the 2014-15 season.

10:49 ET

Impact: Kuemper made 16 saves for the Wild in his fourth career shutout. Kuemper signed a two-year contract with Minnesota in September.

Semyon Varlamov, G

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Colorado

Varlamov was pulled after allowing five goals in Colorado's season-opening defeat.

10:47 ET

Impact: Mikael Granlund replaced Varlamov in the third period. Varlamov allowed five or more goals on four occasions last season.

Ryan Suter, D

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Minnesota

Suter scored and added an assist in the Wild's 5-0 drubbing of the Avalanche.

10:44 ET

Impact: Thursday marked just the 13th time in Suter's 10-year career where he picked up both a goal and an assist in a single game.

Andre Burakovsky, LW

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Washington

Burakovsky became the first Capitals player Thursday to score his first goal in his NHL debut since Alex Ovechkin on Oct. 5, 2005.

10:43 ET

Impact: Though not a fantasy option right now, Burakovsky is worth keeping an eye on.

Tomas Plekanec, C

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Montreal

Plekanec tied the game in the third period with his third goal of the young season, and a slow start evolved into a 2-1 shootout win for Montreal on Thursday night.

10:41 ET

Impact: It's early, but Plekanec should at least be considered to provide depth on fantasy rosters.

Ryan Kesler, C

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Anaheim

Kesler had a goal and two assists in his debut with Anaheim on Thursday.

10:39 ET

Impact: Healthy and happy, Kesler could be in for a big season with the Ducks.

Corey Perry, RW

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Anaheim

Perry had the sixth hat trick of his career for the Ducks on Thursday.

10:38 ET

Impact: Perry could be in line for another big season after recording 43 goals and 39 assists last season.

Olli Maatta, D

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Pittsburgh

Maatta had three assists Thursday.

10:36 ET

Impact: Though not a fantasy option for the moment, monitor Maatta's progress.

Zach Parise, LW

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Minnesota

Parise picked up a goal and two assists in Minnesota's 6-0 season-opening victory over Colorado.

10:34 ET

Impact: He had 29 goals and 27 assists last season.

Pascal Dupuis, LW

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Pittsburgh

Dupuis had a goal and three assists in his return from knee surgery Thursday.

10:34 ET

Impact: A fan favorite in Pittsburgh, Dupuis could prove to be a solid fantasy option once again.

Sidney Crosby, C

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Pittsburgh

The two-time MVP scored twice and added an assist as the Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-4 on Thursday night to make Mike Johnston a winner in his NHL head coaching debut.

10:33 ET

Impact: Crosby was one of three Penguins with at least three points.

Cody Eakin, C

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Dallas

Eakin scored a go-ahead goal in the second period of Dallas' season-opening loss to Chicago.

10:29 ET

Impact: The 23-year-old got the first opening-night point of his career less than two weeks after ending a contract holdout by signing a two-year deal worth an average of $1.9 million per season.

Corey Crawford, G

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Chicago

Crawford saved 32 of 34 shots Thursday against the Stars.

10:28 ET

Impact: He took home No. 1 Star of the Game honors after a magnificent performance in Chicago's season-opening shootout win. Crawford ranked ninth in the NHL last year with a 2.26 goals against average.

Patrick Sharp, LW

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Chicago

Sharp scored a game-tying goal and picked up an assist in Chicago's season-opening victory against Dallas.

10:19 ET

Impact: Last year's playoff struggles seem to be behind the 33-year-old. Sharp led the Blackhawks with 34 goals in 2013-14.

Duncan Keith, D

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Chicago

Keith had a goal and an assist in Chicago's season-opening win over Dallas.

10:13 ET

Impact: Keith put the Blackhawks on the board with a slapshot in the first period, then added a helper on the Hawks tying goal in the third. Last year's Norris Trophy winner finished 2013-14 with six goals and 55 assists.

Johan Franzen, RW

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Detroit

Franzen had two assists in Thursday's win over the Bruins.

10:07 ET

Impact: When healthy, Franzen is a solid fantasy option.

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