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Troy Stecher up from the minors 10-24-2016
Jake Baker D WPG
Vancouver has summoned Troy Stecher from the minors.

Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
Stecher is in his first season in the pro ranks. He spent the previous three seasons at the University of North Dakota, where he scored eight goals and 29 points in 43 games last year. The 22-year-old has one assist and four penalty minutes in four AHL games in 2016-17. He has no fantasy value right now.
Canucks recall Jayson Megna from AHL 10-24-2016
Jayson Megna C VAN
The Vancouver Canucks have recalled Jayson Megna from the AHL.

Vancouver Canucks on Twitter
Megna has played 18 NHL games over the last two seasons with the Penguins and Rangers. He has one goal and three points in four games with AHL Utica. He has no value in standard fantasy leagues.
Matthew Tkachuk is scratched on Monday 10-24-2016
Keven Bouchard G EDM
Matthew Tkachuk will indeed be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
There were rumblings that he'd be sitting, but that's been confirmed now. The 18-year-old was the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He has one goal and four penalty minutes in five games. This is his second consecutive game as a healthy scratch. Nicklas Grossman and Brett Kulak will also sit.
Vince Hinostroza scratched vs. Flames 10-24-2016
Vinnie Hinostroza C CHI
Vince Hinostroza will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Calgary Flames.

Chicago Sun-Times
"I just need to have the puck more," Hinostroza said. "That's my game, playing with the puck, playing with speed. … That's just a learning curve here. When I come back, it'll definitely affect what I do. I'll look to definitely control the puck more." Michal Kempny is also expected to watch from the press box.
Justin Dowling recalled from minors 10-24-2016
Justin Dowling C DAL
The Dallas Stars have reaclled Justin Dowling from the AHL.

Mark Stepneski on Twitter
The 26-year-old has never played in an NHL game, but he's been a useful point producer at the AHL level. He put up 11 goals and 46 points in 52 games with AHL Texas last season and he already has eight points in five games in 2016-17. Despite his success in the minors, he's still not worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Stars place Ales Hemsky (groin) on IR 10-24-2016
Ales Hemsky RW DAL
The Dallas Stars have placed Ales Hemsky (groin) on injured reserve.

Mark Stepneski on Twitter
Hemsky made his regular season debut on Saturday night, but is banged up again. It's unclear how much time he'll miss. We'll consider him day-to-day right now.
Avs officially recall top prospect Rantanen 10-24-2016
Mikko Rantanen LW COL
The Colorado Avalanche have officially recalled Mikko Rantanen from the AHL.

Colorado Avalanche on Twitter
The 19-year-old was the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He played in nine games with the Avs last season, but didn't record a point. He had a ton of success at the AHL level, as he scored 24 goals and 60 points in 52 games. The Avalanche have already said that he'll have a top-six role with the club.
Mikhail Sergachev scratched vs. PHI 10-24-2016
Markus Niemelainen D EDM
Mikhail Sergachev will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Stu Cowan on Twitter
The 18-year-old has played in three of Montreal's five games this season, but this will be his second consecutive game as a healthy scratch. He'll likely be sent back to the OHL at some point in the next few weeks. Daniel Carr will also watch the game from the press box.
Matt Murray (hand) edges towards return 10-24-2016
Matt Murray G PIT
Matt Murray (hand) participated in Monday's practice.
"I've felt the same as the past couple of days, still trying to test it out," Murray said. "I'm getting closer and closer every day. We'll make a decision hopefully soon." Murray might be eased into the lineup by serving as the backup for a game or two before getting his first start of 2016-17. Once he's healthy, he'll be in a fierce battle with Marc-Andre Fleury for playing time.
Jeff Zatkoff might be back in a week 10-24-2016
Jeff Zatkoff G LA
Jeff Zatkoff (lower body) might be ready to return around when he's eligible to be activated off the injured reserve list.
Zatkoff was injured on Saturday and he has to stay on the IR for at least seven days. "You know what, I think a week is pretty much normal for that," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "…It's not extended or anything like that. So I just look at it like the schedule we play every other day and then back-to-back to finish this week, so he wouldn't be eligible to come off til after we come home from that trip." With Jonathan Quick hurt too, the Kings' goaltenders are currently Peter Budaj and Jack Campbell.
Buffalo promotes Linus Ullmark 10-24-2016
Linus Ullmark G BUF
Linus Ullmark has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

John Vogl on Twitter
Robin Lehner is sick, so Ullmark will backup Anders Nilsson on Tuesday. Ullmark has a 2.75 GAA and .926 save percentage in four AHL games this season.
Nikita Tryamkin won't report to the AHL 10-24-2016
Brandon Magee C DAL
Although Nikita Tryamkin hasn't been playing in Vancouver, he's refused to go to the AHL.

Vancouver Sun
"There is no possibility that he will play in the American Hockey League," Canucks GM Jim Benning said. "We've explored that. We've talked to him and his agent and he has said no. In a perfect world, we'd like him to get some games (in the minors). But it is what it is. He is working hard in practice and doing extra work." The issue is that Tryamkin has the option of heading to the KHL, so if the Canucks tried to force his hand, he might head overseas. Obviously, this isn't an ideal situation, but he still might end up working his way into Vancouver's lineup.
Jeff Skinner (undisclosed) is day-to-day 10-24-2016
Jeff Skinner LW CAR
Jeff Skinner missed Monday's practice due to an undisclosed injury.

Raleigh News & Observer
Skinner is regarded as day-to-day, but the Hurricanes don't have the results of his medical testing yet so we might get a firmer timetable and a better understanding of what's bothering him later. What Carolina has already revealed is that Skinner is not dealing with a concussion, which is nice to know given that he does have a history there.
Erik Haula (LBI) not expected to play Tuesday 10-24-2016
Erik Haula C MIN
Erik Haula (lower body) wasn't on the ice Monday and won't skate Tuesday. on Twitter
In other words, Haula isn't expected to play Tuesday night. That will be his third straight contest on the sidelines.
Matthew Tkachuk to stay in press box Tuesday 10-24-2016
Keven Bouchard G EDM
It looks like Matthew Tkachuk will spend his second straight game in the press box on Monday.

Wes Gilbertson on Twitter
When Tkachuk was scratched on Saturday Flames coach Glen Gulutzan insisted that it was part of the "development plan." That argument hasn't changed. "There's a real concrete plan for him … There's a definitive strategy involved in what we're doing," Gulutzan said. He's not the first top-end prospect to go through this kind of phase with his team and in a couple years the results might speak volumes about the Flames process. You should keep your expectations low when projecting Tkachuk's offensive output for 2016-17 though. Keep in mind, it's still entirely possible that he'll be sent back to the OHL in the not too distant future.
Jori Lehtera (UBI) skates Monday morning 10-24-2016
Jori Lehtera C STL
Jori Lehtera (upper body) was on the ice by himself Monday morning.

Lou Korac on Twitter
Lehtera has missed three straight contests. he remains day-to-day and we wouldn't count on him playing Tuesday.
Blues will start Carter Hutton on Tuesday 10-24-2016
Carter Hutton G STL
Carter Hutton will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Lou Korac on Twitter
It will be Hutton's second start of the season. In his first outing on Oct. 15 he turned aside 33 of 35 shots.
Jiri Hudler (illness) won't return Tuesday 10-24-2016
Jiri Hudler RW DAL
Jiri Hudler (illness) will not be ready to return Tuesday.

Mike Heika on Twitter
It will be Hudler's fourth straight game on the sidelines. The good news is that he has resumed skating.
Ales Hemsky (groin) won't play Tuesday 10-24-2016
Ales Hemsky RW DAL
Ales Hemsky has re-injured his groin.

Mike Heika on Twitter
Hemsky will miss Tuesday's game as a result. He's only been able to play in one game this season.
Jason Spezza questionable for Tuesday's game 10-24-2016
Jason Spezza C DAL
Jason Spezza is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Mike Heika on Twitter
Spezza's issue didn't just crop up, but the condition has been irritated. Due to that, he's now questionable for Tuesday's game. He has two goals and three points in five games this season.
Anders Nilsson is expected to start Tuesday 10-24-2016
Anders Nilsson G BUF
Anders Nilsson will play between the pipes on Tuesday. on Twitter
It will be Nilsson's first start of the 2016-17 campaign. He has a career 3.09 GAA and .900 save percentage in 52 contests.
Robin Lehner day-to-day with an illness 10-24-2016
Robin Lehner G BUF
Robin Lehner is day-to-day with an illness. on Twitter
Lehner won't start on Tuesday regardless, but he probably won't be the backup either. He has a 3.01 GAA and .892 save percentage in four games this season.
Adam McQuaid (UBI) is good to play Tuesday 10-24-2016
Adam McQuaid D BOS
Adam McQuaid (upper body) is available for Tuesday's game. on Twitter
McQuaid missed Boston's first five games this season. He'll probably end up playing with Torey Krug.
Corey Crawford will start on Monday 10-24-2016
Corey Crawford G CHI
Corey Crawford will get the nod on Monday.

Tracey Myers on Twitter
Crawford got Saturday's game off after playing on Friday. He has a 3.35 GAA and .886 save percentage in four contests this season.
Sidney Crosby (concussion) is symptom-free 10-24-2016
Sidney Crosby C PIT
Sidney Crosby isn't experiencing any concussion symptoms.

Wes Crosby on Twitter
Crosby took the next step forward on Monday when he practiced without limitations. There's still no timetable for his return, but if all goes well he might end up back in the Penguins' lineup soon.
Justin Abdelkader (LBI) might play Tuesday 10-24-2016
Justin Abdelkader LW DET
Justin Abdelkader (lower body) is considered day-to-day, per coach Jeff Blashill.

Ansar Khan on Twitter
Abdelkader might even return as early as Tuesday. He missed Saturday's contest due to the ailment.
Jamie McBain is on waivers 10-24-2016
Jamie McBain D ARZ
The Arizona Coyotes have waived Jamie McBain.

Bob McKenzie on Twitter
McBain has no points and a minus-one rating in three games this season. The 28-year-old defenseman is a veteran of 348 NHL contests.
Phil Varone successfully clears waivers 10-24-2016
Philip Varone C OTT
Phil Varone went unclaimed on waivers.

Bob McKenzie on Twitter
That clears the way for Ottawa to send Varone to the minors. He has no points and a minus-one rating in three games this season.
Maple Leafs claim Ben Smith 10-24-2016
Ben Smith C TOR
The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed Ben Smith off of waivers.

Bob McKenzie on Twitter
Smith had no points and a minus-two rating in four games with Colorado. The veteran forward will likely get a fourth line role in Toronto.
Maple Leafs put Milan Michalek on waivers 10-24-2016
Milan Michalek LW TOR
Milan Michalek has been placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Bob McKenzie on Twitter
This corresponds with Toronto claiming Ben Smith off of waivers from Colorado. Michalek has a goal and an assist in five games this season. He's in the final season of a three-year, $12 million deal, so it would be a little surprising to see a team willing to take that cap hit at this time.
Islanders put Steve Bernier on waivers 10-24-2016
Steve Bernier RW NYI
The New York Islanders have placed Steve Bernier on waivers.

Arthur Staple on Twitter
Bernier was inked to a one-year, two-way contract on Monday. Assuming he clears waivers, he'll start the campaign in the AHL.
Cam Talbot is the NHL's 1st star of the week 10-24-2016
Cam Talbot G EDM
The NHL has selected Cam Talbot as the first star of the week.
Talbot led Edmonton to three straight victories by posting a 1.00 GAA and .970 save percentage. The Oilers have had plenty of offensive weapons for a while now so the concerns about them have typically centered around their defense and goaltending. It's still early, but if Talbot has a strong season then this might be the campaign where the Oilers finally take a big step forward.
Artem Anisimov gets the 2nd star of the week 10-24-2016
Artem Anisimov C CHI
Artem Anisimov is the NHL's second star of the week.
Anisimov has been on fire lately with four goals and seven points in three games last week. That gives him eight points in six contests this season. He's in a four-way tie for fourth place in the scoring race at this very early stage of the campaign.
Mike Green is the third star of the week 10-24-2016
Mike Green D DET
Mike Green has been named the NHL's third star of the week.
Green had three goals and five points last week, with all of those markers coming from a hat trick on Oct. 17. That's brought him up to seven points in six games this season.
Steve Mason is expected to start Monday 10-24-2016
Steve Mason G PHI
Steve Mason will be the Philadelphia Flyers' starter on Monday.

Sam Carchidi on Twitter
Mason is appearing in his fifth consecutive game after being kept out of the season opener. He has a 3.35 GAA and .882 save percentage this season.
Sidney Crosby (concussion) resumes practicing 10-24-2016
Sidney Crosby C PIT
Sidney Crosby (concussion) was able to fully participate in Monday's practice.
Crosby was wearing a normal jersey - as opposed to a no-contact one - and skated on a line with Patric Hornqvist and Scott Wilson. He was participated in drills with the Penguins' top power-play unit. We don't know if that means that his return is imminent and at this stage the main factor will probably be how his body responds to taking contact. That being said, this is a huge step in the right direction.
Steve Bernier signs a two-way deal with Isles 10-24-2016
Steve Bernier RW NYI
The New York Islanders have inked Steve Bernier to a one-year, two-way deal.
Even though Bernier didn't re-sign with the Islanders during the summer, he did attend their training camp on a tryout basis. He had a goal and six points in 24 contests with the Islanders in 2015-16.
Boston Bruins summon goalie Malcolm Subban 10-24-2016
Malcolm Subban G BOS
The Boston Bruins have summoned Malcolm Subban on an emergency basis.
The Bruins initially resisted calling up Subban when Tuukka Rask was sidelined with an undisclosed injury due to Subban's lackluster play in the minors recently. However, with Rask still day-to-day and the Bruins scheduled to play on Tuesday and Wednesday, they have decided to promote Subban. If Rask is unavailable, then it wouldn't be surprising to see Subban start in one of Boston's next two contests.
Tuukka Rask doesn't practice on Monday 10-24-2016
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Tuukka Rask (undisclosed) wasn't on the ice for Monday's practice.

Matt Kalman on Twitter
Rask's injury isn't believed to be long-term, but he didn't play on Saturday and now the Bruins have decided to summon Malcolm Subban on an emergency basis. Boston is set to play on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Devils send Blake Speers to the OHL 10-24-2016
Blake Speers RW NJ
The New Jersey Devils have returned Blake Speers to the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Tom Gulitti on Twitter
Speers recorded no points in three games with New Jersey. He had 74 points and 42 penalty minutes in 68 OHL contests last season.
New Jersey summons Steven Santini 10-24-2016
Kyle Platzer C EDM
Steven Santini has been called up from the minors. on Twitter
Santini has no points and two penalty minutes in an AHL games this season. This is his first full pro campaign after recording 19 points and 50 penalty minutes in 41 contests with Boston College in 2015-16.
Carey Price is expected to start Monday 10-24-2016
Carey Price G MON
Carey Price will play between the pipes on Monday.

Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
It will be Price's third straight start after missing the first three games of the season due to a bad flu. He has a 2.02 GAA and .920 save percentage in 2016-17.
Nail Yakupov off to a solid start with Blues 10-24-2016
Nail Yakupov RW STL
So far the decision by the St. Louis Blues to acquire Nail Yakupov has worked out.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Yakupov was a low-risk pickup given that he cost them a relatively minor prospect in Zachary Pochiro and a conditional pick that will either be in the second or third round. After his rough campaigns in Edmonton though, there was no guarantee that he'd provide a decent return at even that price, but so far he's done plenty with two goals and four points in six games. What makes it more impressive is that he's been doing that while primarily playing on the third line and averaging a modest 11:07 minutes per game. It's too early to call this a comeback, but Yakupov is giving hope to the idea that a fresh start is what he needed.
Phil Varone is expected to head to the AHL 10-24-2016
Philip Varone C OTT
Phil Varone is expected to be sent to the minors if he clears waivers.

Ottawa Citizen
The Senators have traveled to Vancouver for Tuesday's contest, but Varone didn't go with them. He's been a healthy scratch twice so far this season, so at least in the minors he'll be playing regularly.
Matt Dumba has three goals in six games 10-24-2016
Mathew Dumba D MIN
Matt Dumba registered an assist in a 6-3 loss to the Islanders on Sunday.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Dumba has a goal and three points in six games this season. Sunday's contest was also the second straight where he logged more than 26 minutes of ice time, bringing his average up to 21:48 minutes this season.
Nino Niederreiter nets a goal vs. Islanders 10-24-2016
Nino Niederreiter LW MIN
Nino Niederreiter found the back of the net in Minnesota's 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Niederreiter has a goal and three points in six games this season. It's worth noting that he also logged 16:03 minutes on Sunday, which is more than two minutes more than he got in any previous 2016-17 contest.
Eric Staal gets an assist on Sunday 10-24-2016
Eric Staal C MIN
Eric Staal recorded an assist in a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
That gives Staal three goals and four points in six games. It's a pretty solid start for him after his disappointing 2015-16 campaign where he was limited to 13 goals and 39 points in 83 games with Carolina and the New York Rangers.
Mikko Koivu picks up an assist on Sunday 10-24-2016
Mikko Koivu C MIN
Mikko Koivu had an assist in a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Koivu has a goal and three points in six games this season. If he can stay healthy for the 2016-17 campaign then he'll probably end up in the ballpark of 50 points.
Darren Helm starts season with success 10-24-2016
Darren Helm LW DET
Armed with a new contract, Darren Helm has gotten off to a hot start this season.

Detroit Free Press
Helm inked a five-year, $19.25 million deal with Detroit over the summer. Since then he's scored four goals and five points in six games. "It's nice to be able to do something with that contract to show that I deserved it," Helm said. He wasn't signed specifically for his offensive production, but it's been a nice bonus lately. That being said, it would be very surprising if Helm managed to stay hot for too much longer. Keep in mind he finished 2015-16 with 13 goals and 26 points in 77 contests.
Nyquist is red hot with 7 points in 6 games 10-24-2016
Gustav Nyquist RW DET
Gustav Nyquist has gotten off to a red hot start with three goals and seven points in six games.

Detroit News
The hope is that Nyquist can not only bounce back from his rough 2015-16 campaign, but also surpass his career-high of 54 points set in 2014-15. It's still very early, so his success thus far has to be taken with a grain of salt, but this would be a particularly good season for him to step up given that Detroit is adapting to life without Pavel Datsyuk.
Patrick Eaves (LBI) might return Tuesday 10-24-2016
Patrick Eaves RW DAL
Patrick Eaves (lower body) might be available for Tuesday's game.

Dallas Morning News
Eaves sustained his injury on Thursday and missed Saturday's contest as a result. He has no goals and three assists in four games this season.
John Mitchell (hip) is ready to return 10-24-2016
John Mitchell C COL
John Mitchell (hip) is set to return on Friday.

Denver Post
Mitchell tested his status during Sunday's practice. "It was a really annoying and very tedious injury that I had," Mitchell said. "It's 100 percent now, which is good. I was happy to be able to skate with my teammates, because it's been a long time. It felt really good." He missed the Avalanche's first five games of 2016-17.
Nicholas Baptiste remains in the AHL 10-24-2016
Nicholas Baptiste RW BUF
Nicholas Baptiste might end up staying in AHL Rochester for a little while.

Buffalo News
Baptiste was one of three players demoted on Friday and at the time it looked like it might just be a short-term stint as the Sabres weren't scheduled to play until Tuesday anyways. All three players got in some work on Friday and Saturday, but while the other two - Casey Nelson and Hudson Fasching - were recalled on Sunday, Baptiste remained in the minors. So it seems that for Baptiste, this AHL stint is about more than just playing a couple games while the Sabres are off.
Penguins have allowed 34 shots per game 10-24-2016
Marc-Andre Fleury G PIT
The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed an average of 34 shots per game.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
That's not great and even on Saturday when Marc-Andre Fleury faced only 23 shots on goal, five still managed to get past him. He seems to play better with plenty of shots this season as he gave up 14 goals in his previous five outings on 174 shots. The Penguins need to do a better job in their own end if they hope to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions.
Matt Moulson practices on Sabres' top line 10-24-2016
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Matt Moulson skated on the top line during Sunday's practice.

Buffalo News
Moulson's linemates were Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo. It's quite the step up from when training camp started and Moulson was working on the fourth unit. He has two goals in four games this season despite averaging just 12:42 minutes per game. We'd caution against getting to excited as this might prove to be a short-term promotion, but it will be interesting to see how he does on Tuesday.
Sam Reinhart shifts from the wing to center 10-24-2016
Sam Reinhart RW BUF
Sam Reinhart served as a center during Sunday's practice.

Buffalo News
Reinhart was skating on the second line with Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons. Reinhart had been serving as a right winger, but Sabres coach Dan Bylsma wants to get more out of him and this positional change might help accomplish that. "Sam needs to get a little bit more feet moving, a little bit more speed to his game," Bylsma said. "He's made some great plays for us early on … but we need to get more out of Sam, moving his feet more, playing a little bit faster, a little bit quicker and providing a little bit more offense for our team."
Travis Konency has five assists 10-24-2016
Travis Konecny C PHI
Travis Konecny has five assists in his first five games.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
While Konecny has yet to tickle the twine, he has been a great addition to the Flyers offense. It appears that the 19-year-old will not be returned to junior hockey so quickly as he has contributed greatly to the Flyers offense. Konecny is another player worth selecting in keeper leagues if he is still available and his output thus far makes him a nice waiver wire pickup in most leagues.
Brandon Manning impressed with Ivan Provorov 10-24-2016
Ivan Provorov D PHI
New defense partner Brandon Manning is impressed with the 19-year-old Ivan Provorov.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
The duo were put together for Saturday's game and Manning responded with a goal while Provorov had a couple of assists. "He's a great hockey player and he sees the ice really well," Manning said. "It's like anyone who comes in the league. It takes a bit of time. He's going to make mistakes. . . . You have to be patient with him. He's an easy guy to play with and his English is great. I think he's going to just keep getting better and better." Provorov is going to be a great one so if you are in a keeper league, grab him if you can.
Matt Read on four game goal scoring streak 10-24-2016
Matt Read RW PHI
Matt Read is one game shy of his best goal scoring streak.

CSN Philadelphia
Read is up to four games in a row and now has five markers this season. It is a marked improvement over the last two seasons where he combined for only 19 goals, including 11 in 2015-16. "It made hockey a little bit more fun," Read said. "The last couple of years have been frustrating. You are battling as much as you can out there to try and get better. Scoring a couple of goals here early gets the confidence high. I enjoy going on the ice every shift and giving it your all and trying to make this team better every shift." The forward can score as he had three straight 20 goal seasons before that so perhaps he has fully recovered from injuries that have plagued him since 2014.
Wayne Simmonds on four game goal streak 10-24-2016
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI
Wayne Simmonds has scored in each of his last four games.

CSN Philadelphia
Simmonds is the prototypical power forward in the NHL these days as he had 32 goals, 60 points and 147 penalty minutes last season. This year he has four goals and five points with eight penalty minutes in five games. He better be on someone's roster in your fantasy pool.
Anthony Beauvillier off to great start 10-24-2016
Anthony Beauvillier LW NYI
Anthony Beauvillier is off to a great start in his NHL career.

New York Newsday
Beauvillier was taken 28th overall in the 2015 Draft and was known for his above average offensive skill as well as being a tenacious, hard working forward. He has a goal and five points in five games and has meshed in quite well with Ryan Strome and Alan Quine. "I'm not here to get points. I know that," Beauvillier said. "My job is to stick to the game plan, finish my checks, be smart without the puck. The points are nice, but that's not my job." He certainly has been good in the early going and is worth a shot in a very deep league.
Josh Jooris pots first goal as a Ranger 10-24-2016
Josh Jooris RW NYR
Josh Jooris scored his first goal as a New York Ranger Sunday.

New York Daily News
Jooris was a healthy scratch the first two games of the season and has been seeing fourth line minutes. He had four goals and 13 points in 59 games with Calgary last season but was not given a qualifying offer and signed with New York instead. He has no fantasy value.
Pavel Buchnevich placed on injured reserve 10-24-2016
Spencer Abbott LW CHI
The New York Rangers have placed Pavel Buchnevich (back) on injured reserve.

The Bergen Record
The Russian forward has missed the lat four games with back spasms so the move was retroactive and he can now come off it at any time. Buchnevich had an assist in two games thus far and is being counted upon to be a top-six forward for the Rangers once he returns to the lineup.
Nic Dowd looking good for the Kings 10-24-2016
Nic Dowd C LA
Nic Dowd is fitting in quite nicely on the fourth line for the Los Angeles Kings.

Dowd picked up an assist on the first Kings goal Saturday and now has two points in three games. Dowd is playing alongside Andy Andreoff and Dustin Brown and the trio have been impressive in the last two games. While we can't justify taking a 26-year-old fourth line rookie unless he is a family member or a friend, it is still a nice story for the Alabama native.
Ryan Murray will not play on Tuesday 10-24-2016
Ryan Murray D CLB
Ryan Murray (head) will not play Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Columbus Dispatch
Murray suffered the injury Friday against Chicago and did not play Saturday. While the Blue Jackets did not provide an update on his status, Murray will sit at least one more game out as the Blue Jackets invade California to play three this week.
Jordan Staal great on the draw 10-24-2016
Jordan Staal C CAR
Jordan Staal was 15-of-19 at the face off dot Saturday.

Raleigh News & Observer
That is quite an impressive performance in a league where a 55 percent success rating is considered superb. Staal has won 70.2 percent of his 94 draws this season and has two goals in five road games as the North Carolina State Fair has been playing at the Hurricanes home arena in Raleigh.
CLG have trouble finding winger for Monahan 10-24-2016
Sean Monahan C CAL
The Calgary Flames are having trouble finding a fit for the duo of Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan.

Calgary Sun
The Flames best two forwards have gone through six wingers in an attempt to find some chemistry and the season is only six games old. Troy Brouwer, Alex Chiasson, Michael Frolik, Kris Versteeg, Micheal Ferland and Matthew Tkachuk have all tried but failed so far. Monahan has two goals and a minus-six rating while Johnny Hockey has a goal and two helpers with a minus-seven rating. The Flames better find someone quickly or their season could be in danger.
Mark Jankowski off to a fast start 10-24-2016
Garrett Wilson LW PIT
Mark Jankowski has a goal and four points in his first three games with Stockton.

Calgary Sun
The Flames first round selection and 21st overall in 2012 spent four seasons in Providence playing NCAA hockey scoring 15 goals and 40 points in 38 games as a senior. He needed to fill out when drafted as he was only 168 pounds but the Calgary scouts likened him to Joe Nieuwendyk at the time. He has filled out as he gained an inch in height and is now 200 pounds. Watch for him to get at least a trial in the NHL this season.
Coach Tippett happy with Justin Peters 10-24-2016
Justin Peters G ARZ
Coach Dave Tippett is happy thus far with the play of goaltender Justin Peters.

Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
Peters was inked by the Coyotes in the off-season as Arizona wanted some depth in the net if Mike Smith or Louis Domingue were injured. Well, Smith is already on the shelf and Peters acquitted himself quite well as he stopped 23 of 24 shots in a mop up role Thursday against Montreal. "Real quality person and quality player," Tippett said. "He knows his role. He came in and did a really good job for us." Peters could get into a game or two as Smith should be out at least another week but the Coyotes will likely stick with the struggling Domingue in the meantime.
Nick Ritchie's first of the season a winner 10-24-2016
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Nick Ritchie's backhanded baseball swing knocked in the game winner in the Ducks 4-2 win over Vancouver.

Orange County Register
Ritchie is seeing time on the top line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf and both assisted on the winner. For Ritchie, it was his first of the year and it came in front of the Ducks home crowd as Anaheim opened their home schedule after starting the first five games on the road. Ritchie is the prototypical power forward and while it may take the 10th overall pick in 2014 a bit longer to develop, he will be a good one.
Corey Perry gets goal and assist Sunday 10-24-2016
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Corey Perry scored once and added an assist Sunday.

Orange County Register
Perry now has 669 career points and he has tied Paul Kariya for third place on the all-time Ducks list. He now trails the first place Teemu Selanne and his linemate Ryan Getzlaf. Perry now has three goals and five points in six games. Look for a 35 goal, 65-70 point season from the talented winger.