The title says it all. This article will be no more than a comprehensive list of NHL (and some other players owned by NHL teams) players set to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
In this section, I break down the top three fantasy hockey performers every night and cite why I chose them in particular. In addition, I will track the amount of times the players have received this honor and tally them at the end of the season. For the sake of clarity, I will be using Yahoo! standard categories (Forwards – G,A,+/-, PP, PIM, SOG; Goalies – W, GAA, SV%, SHO) and thus exclude player’s salaries.
Only four games and eight teams in action following an exciting night in hockey. Of the four games, it was the first contest which we derived all of our stars for the night. Here are our standout fantasy stars for the evening:
THIRD STAR: Arron Asham, Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-1) – Asham helped his team keep the game close, playing his part in half of the Flyers scoring this Sunday. The rugged winger scored a goal and assisted on one by Darroll Powe helping the team tie the game before their eventual fall to the Senators 7-4. Not usually known for his scoring prowess, the 31-year-old added two penalty minutes, one shot and a plus one giving him contributions across five categories.
This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:
Toronto Maple Leafs
- Jeff Finger in for the injured Carl Gunnarson. [Jonas Siegel]
- Andrei Kostitsyn skated with the team yesterday but his still out indefinitely. AK46 has been out since blocking a shot last Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. [Habs Inside/Out]
- Scott Gomez and Matt D’Agostini will return tonight while Hal Gill and Andrei Kostitsyn practiced with the team. [Habs Inside/Out]
Columbus Blue Jackets
- Rotislav Klesla tore his groin last night. Ouch. [The Columbus Dispatch]
- Only injured players are Adam Burish and Dave Bolland, both of which not close to returning.
- Anton Volchenkov set to return tonight. [Senators.com]
San Jose Sharks
- No lineup changes
Los Angeles Kings
- Rob Scuderi remains out of the lineup. [LA Kings Insider]
- Coming Soon
Last Night’s Wounded
- Tomas Vokoun set to meet back with the team, he should dress in Wednesday’s game. If you missed what happenned last night, click here. [Sun Sentinel]
- Joe Corvo suffered a laceration behind his knee. [Canes Country]
- Corvo out 2 -3 months. [Canes Now]
- Tim Gleason toughed it out and returned to last night’s game after a certain kneeing incident.
- Still awaiting word on the status of Alexander Ovechkin. [Washington Post]
- No official release, but Ovechkin did about five minutes of light skating this AM. [Corey Masisak]
- Tom Poti and Alexander Semin practicing. [Washington Post]
- Not practicing are Shaone Morrisonn, Quintin Laing and Boyd Gordon [Corey Masisak]
- Mike Knuble practicing and shooting with the team. [Washington Capitals]
- Ovechkin day-to-day. [Washington Times]
Around the League
New Jersey Devils
- Johnny Oduya practicing with the team. Rob Niedermayer expected to play on Wednesday. Jamie Langenbrunner not at practice. [Fire & Ice]
- Oduya won’t play, Langenbrunner questionable [NJ.com]
- Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff and Nikolai Khabibulin not practicing. Ryan Stone and Robert Nilsson cleared to practice and play. [Oilers Country]
- Matt Hunwick and Patrice Bergeron practicing with the team. [John Bishop]
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