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.
THIRD STAR: Brian Rolston, New Jersey Devils (0-0-2) – The 36-year-old continues his resurgence. The left wing scored a powerplay goal and assisted on another helping the Devils beat the Lightning 3-2. He added two shots on net and posted a plus one rating giving him an excellent fantasy line. Rolston contributed over five standard categories making him our third star for the second time now.
SECOND STAR: Dan Hamhuis, Nashville Predators (0-1-0) – Not usually known for his offense, the former first rounder contribute a goal and an assist. In addition, he took two shots on net, added four penalty minutes and finished the evening a plus two. In his last four games the defenseman has four points. With the Predators on the rise he may be a good pickup for a #4 as he is a large reason they are winning. Read the rest of this entry »
This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along. Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:
- Shaone Morrisonn skated but will not play, Karl Alzner play in his place. [In the Room]
- Joni Pitkanen will play tonight. [Canes Now]
- Scott Walker is doubtful for tonight. Cory LaRose did not practice while Cam Ward practiced with goalie coach Tom Barasso. [Canes Country]
- Chris Kunitz remains on injury reserve. [Empty Netters]
- Jay McKee starts in place of Alex Goligoski. [Post-Gazette]
New York Rangers
- Wade Redden still out. [Steve Zipay of Newsday]
- Artem Anisimov good to go. [Rangers Rants]
- Brandon Dubinsky not practicing. [Newsday]
- Paul Gaustad will not play. [Sabres.com]
- Still awaiting word on the status of Craig Rivet.
Toronto Maple Leafs
- Mike Komisarek expected back when the Leafs face the Sabres. [TSN]
- Gregory Campbell returns tonight. [FloridaPanthers.com]
- Kenndal McArdle will be examined today [Sun Sentinel]
- Boris Valabik not fully ready. [Blueland Blog]
St. Louis Blues
- Eric Brewer goes on IR. [Jeremy Rutherford]
Columbus Blue Jackets
- Mike Methot out two games with an upper body injury. [Tom Reed]
- Andrew Murray could return Thursday. [Tom Reed]
- Derek Dorsett out at least three more games. [Tom Reed]
- No injuries to date.
Detroit Red Wings
- Patrick Eaves likely out tonight with Kirk Maltby replacing him. [Mlive.com]
- Valtteri Filppula should be back on the ice. [Free Press]
- T.J. Galiardi questionable, Milan Hejduk out for the night. [All Things Avs]
Tampa Bay Lightning
- Mattias Ohlund will play today. [Lightning Strikes]
- Both Cory Sarich and Rene Bourque remain out indefinitely with undisclosed injuries. [Calgary Sun]
- Bourque could play Thursday at Phoenix. [Flames Insider]
- No injuries to date.
Around the League
- Daniel Briere still down with the flu, but should be close to 100 percent for Thursday’s game. Simon Gagne could return in three weeks, while Darroll Powe and Blair Betts are out until January. [Broad Street Bull]
New Jersey Devils
- Jay Pandolfo and Rob Niedermayer practiced today. [Fire & Ice]
- Johnny Oduya set to practice with the team tomorrow. [Tom Gulitti]
- Martin Havlat and Antti Miettinen practicing with the Wild. [Wild Now]
New York Islanders
- Andy Sutton will miss two to four weeks, Andrew MacDonald gets the call up. [Islanders Point Blank]
- Frans Nielsen day-to-day. [Chris Botta]
- Matt D’Agostini and Scott Gomez expected to play tomorrow. [Habs Inside/Out]
Los Angeles Kings
- Rob Scuderi questionable while Ryan Smyth took part in a “fairly intensive workout.” [LA Kings Insider]
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Another new feature here on NHLHS. I will 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)
THIRD STAR: Keith Ballard (0-0-1), Florida Panthers -Ballard is one of three Florida players to make the list last night. The Panthers exploded in their 6-2 route of the Sabres and Ryan Miller. Ballard posted three assists, one on the powerplay, and was a plus two. When you add his SOG to that total, Ballard spread across 4 offensive categories, good enough for third star.
SECOND STAR: Dominic Moore, Florida Panthers (0-1-0) – The second of the Panthers to be mentioned, the younger Moore brother potted a goal and an assist against Miller. In addition, he added two PIM, two SOG and boasted a plus 2. Thats production across five categories, an impressive total regardless of the jersey. Moore registered himself into fantasy relevance last year with the Leafs, monitor his progress as he may get a chance at top line minutes once again. However, previous to this game he registered only one assist in eight games.