NHL Recent Player News

Date Player
11/20/2017 Austin Watson, Nsh, RW
Watson was suspended two games for boarding Colorado's Dominic Toninato on Saturday. Watson was handed assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding at 11:47 of the first period.

Analysis: Watson has one goal, one assist and 33 penalty minutes in 19 games.
11/19/2017 Radko Gudas, Phi, D
Gudas has been suspended 10 games for slashing Winnipeg forward Mathieu Perrault in the Flyers' 3-2 loss to the Jets on Thursday.

Analysis: The physical defenseman is considered a repeat offender by NHL, which explains the hefty ban he received for his actions. Gudas also received a game misconduct for the play, which occurred midway through the first period. He'll be eligible to return when the Flyers host Buffalo on Dec. 14.
11/19/2017 Toby Enstrom, Wpg, D
The Winnipeg Jets placed Enstrom on injured reserve Sunday and the team announced he will miss up to eight weeks with a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Enstrom was injured during Saturday's 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Enstrom, 33, has two assists and six penalty minutes in 19 games this season, his 11th with the franchise. The Swede is in the final season of a five-year, $28.75 million contract and will be a free agent at the end of the season.
11/19/2017 Daniel O'Regan, SJ, C
O'Regan notched a point in his first game of the season for the Sharks on Saturday.

Analysis: O'Regan has not fantasy value as his purpose at the moment is to simply supply depth for San Jose.
11/19/2017 Jake DeBrusk, Bos, LW
DeBrusk had a goal with an assist Saturday.

Analysis: DeBrusk has nine points and is a rookie worth keeping on eye on, not for fantasy purposes, but because he is a solid forward who works hard and plays for the love of the game.
11/19/2017 Peter Cehlarik, Bos, LW
Cehlarik scored his first career goal on Saturday.

Analysis: According to the folks in Beantown, Cehlarik has plenty of upside and is someone to keep an eye on.
11/19/2017 Anton Khudobin, Bos, G
Khudobin stopped 36 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Analysis: Khudobin remained unbeaten in regulation (5-0-2) and has yielded only one goal in three of his last four starts.
11/19/2017 Loui Eriksson, Van, LW
Eriksson had two assists Saturday for Vancouver.

Analysis: Eriksson has four points in eight games since missing 12 with a knee injury so it seems he's making progress.
11/19/2017 Brock Boeser, Van, RW
Boeser had a goal in his second straight game Saturday.

Analysis: In his first full NHL season, Boeser leads the team with 17 points and should be picked up in any fantasy league where available.
11/19/2017 Sven Baertschi, Van, LW
Baertschi had a goal with an assist Saturday against the Canucks.

Analysis: With 15 points through 20 games, Baertschi, barring injury, will shatter his career high of 35 points recorded last season.
11/19/2017 Paul Stastny, StL, C
Stastny had three assists in Saturday game against the Canucks.

Analysis: The veteran playmaker has recorded six assists in the last three games after recording one in his previous six contests.
11/19/2017 Vladimir Sobotka, StL, LW
Sobotka scored in his second straight contest Saturday.

Analysis: He is just four goals shy of matching his career high of nine set in 2013-14.
11/19/2017 Vince Dunn, StL, D
Dunn had a pair of assists Saturday against the Canucks.

Analysis: Dunn has just five points this season so his fantasy value is nonexistent at the moment.
11/19/2017 Brayden Schenn, StL, C
Schenn scored at 2:41 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night

Analysis: Acquired from Philadelphia in a trade at June's NHL draft, the center now has five goals and 10 assists in a career-high seven-game points streak.
11/19/2017 Viktor Arvidsson, Nsh, RW
Arvidsson stayed hot as he finished with a goal in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Avs.

Analysis: Arvidsson has five goals and three assists over his last seven games.
11/19/2017 Alexander Kerfoot, Col, RW
Kerfoot stayed productive with two assists in Saturday's loss to the Predators.

Analysis: Kerfoot has four goals and five assists over his last six games.
11/19/2017 Mattias Ekholm, Nsh, D
Ekholm finished with his fourth goal and 12th point of the season in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.

Analysis: Ekholm has goals in three consecutive games, a career high.
11/19/2017 Andrei Mironov, Col, D
Mironov had a goal and an assist on Saturday and J.T. Compher also scored for Colorado, which has lost four of five.

Analysis: Mironov only had one assist over his previous six games.
11/19/2017 Craig Smith, Nsh, RW
Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and Nashville beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night.

Analysis: Smith opened the scoring with 35 seconds remaining in the first period. With Nashville on a power play, goalie Semyon Varlamov stopped P.K. Subban's slap shot from the blue line, but Smith was in front and able to put the rebound in for his seventh goal. Five of Smith's goals have come on the power play, tying him with Filip Forsberg for the team lead.
11/19/2017 Braden Holtby, Was, G
Holtby made 30 saves on Saturday, including one with the edge of his glove while pinned against the cage. Washington outshot Minnesota 43-31, so Holtby didn't have to be the hero he was in several recent victories.

Analysis: Holtby is 7-1-0 with a 2.31 goals-against average in his last eight starts.
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