NHL Recent Player News

Date Player
3/28/2017 Andreas Athanasiou, Det, C
Athanasiou will sit out Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes with an upper-body injury.

Analysis: Athanasiou, who has 18 goals and 11 assists in 60 games, crashed into Carolina goaltender Eddie Lack while scoring the winning goal in overtime Monday night.
3/28/2017 Kyle Okposo, Buf, RW
Okposo (illness) is doubtful to play Tuesday in Columbus.

Analysis: Okposo returned from a 10-game absence due to a rib injury to collect two assists in Saturday's win over Toronto before going without a point Monday against Florida.
3/28/2017 Ryan Murphy, Car, D
Murphy is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Analysis: He has just two points in 27 games.
3/28/2017 Brian Elliott, Cgy, G
Elliott made 24 saves in Monday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche.

Analysis: It was Elliott's 25th win of the season and 14th in his past 16 games. He's won nine straight starts at home while posting a 1.53 GAA, and Calgary just began a four-game homestand Monday.
3/28/2017 Calvin Pickard, Col, G
Pickard's struggles continued Monday, stopping 23 of 26 shots in a 4-2 loss at Calgary.

Analysis: Pickard has lost four in a row, posting a 3.80 GAA and an .858 save percentage.
3/28/2017 Sven Andrighetto, Col, RW
Andrighetto scored on the power play and at even strength Monday's 4-2 loss to the Flames.

Analysis: Andrighetto has taken advantage of increased ice time lately to become fantasy relevant. He has five goals and four assists in his last 11 games, even posting a pair penalty minutes in three of the past four.
3/28/2017 Johnny Gaudreau, Cgy, LW
Gaudreau had a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Avalanche.

Analysis: Gaudreau has two goals and seven assists during a five-game point streak. His assist Monday marked the 200th point of his career. He's reached that milestone in 226 games, the fastest a Flames player has done it in more than 25 years.
3/28/2017 Troy Brouwer, Cgy, RW
Brouwer scored on the power play for the second straight game Monday.

Analysis: Brouwer has woken up from a 10-game point drought by scoring three times in Calgary's past four games.
3/28/2017 Sean Monahan, Cgy, C
Monahan scored on the power play and added three assists as the Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Monday.

Analysis: Monahan, who tops Calgary with 26 goals, has been on a tear with four goals and six assists in his last five games while posting a plus-6.
3/28/2017 Jake Allen, StL, G
Allen made 21 saves in Monday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

Analysis: Allen continues to shine in March, going 8-1-1 with a 1.39 GAA and a .951 save percentage. Two of those wins have come against the Coyotes, including a shutout in Arizona on March 18, and the Blues play there again on Wednesday. Allen is 7-0 with a 1.00 GAA lifetime against the Coyotes.
3/28/2017 Mike Smith, Ari, G
Smith turned aside 24 of 28 shots in Monday's loss to the Blues.

Analysis: It was the sixth consecutive loss for Smith, a span in which he has a 3.16 GAA. He's also been given virtually no helping with the Coyotes scoring a combined four goals in his last five starts.
3/28/2017 Radim Vrbata, Ari, RW
Vrbata assisted on Arizona's only goal in Monday's loss at St. Louis.

Analysis: Vrbata remains the only Coyotes forward worth using. His 53 points are 16 more than any other player on the team. However, he has only two points in the last six games as Arizona has managed just seven goals.
3/28/2017 Alexander Steen, StL, LW
Steen notched the first four-assist game of his career in Monday's 4-1 win over the Coyotes.

Analysis: It was a much-needed breakout performance for those fantasy players who have Steen, who had gone without a point in four straight games and 12 of 16.
3/28/2017 Vladimir Tarasenko, StL, RW
Tarasenko finished with a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Coyotes.

Analysis: It was the fourth multipoint effort in 10 games for Tarasenko, who is two shy of a third straight 70-point season and six off his career high.
3/28/2017 Jaden Schwartz, StL, LW
Schwartz scored two goals and assisted on another Monday night to lead the Blues to a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Analysis: Schwartz has four goals in his last four games after scoring just once - an empty-netter - in a 25-game stretch from Jan. 21 to March 18. "Even when he wasn't scoring he was contributing in so many ways," linemate Alexander Steen said. "You get that many chances and are doing the right things and playing the team game the way he does, eventually it turns in your favor. He's been playing great for us all year."
3/28/2017 Matt Moulson, Buf, LW
Moulson had two assists Monday.

Analysis: He has six points in the last nine games.
3/28/2017 Jack Eichel, Buf, C
Eichel had two assists Monday.

Analysis: He has five points in two games.
3/28/2017 Jonathan Marchessault, Fla, C
Marchessault scored his team-leading 29th goal Monday.

Analysis: He has six goals in the last three games.
3/28/2017 Ondrej Palat, TB, LW
Palat had a goal and an assist in the Lightning's 5-4 overtime win over the Blackhawks on Monday.

Analysis: Palat has been on fire lately, posting two goals and six assists in his last five games.
3/28/2017 Jonathan Huberdeau, Fla, LW
Huberdeau had a goal with an assist Monday.

Analysis: In the last three games, Huberdeau has two goals with five assists.
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