Injury Updates 11/20/2009

11/20/2009
Vancouver Canucks v Colorado Avalanche

Here are some fantasy-relevant injured players around the league, and their most recent status:


Goalie Starters 11/20/2009

11/19/2009
San Jose Sharks v St. Louis Blues

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/19/2009 @ 10:00 PM

  • Evgeni Nabokov confirmed to start for the Sharks, according to David Pollack’s Working the Corners.  Nabokov is 12-3-4 (2 shutouts) with a 2.16 GAA and .927 SV% in 20 games
  • Carey Price makes another start per Pat Hickey of Habs Inside/Out.  Price is 5-8-0 on the season with a 2.98 GAA and .906 SV%.
  • Scott Clemmensen starts against the Red Wings.  George Richard’s On Frozen Pond has the scoop.  The Florida backup is 2-1-0 with a 5.14 GAA and .838 SV% in 4 games.
  • Chris Osgood expected to start for the Wings writes Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan.  Ozzy is 6-3-2 with a 2.77 GAA and .902 SV% in 12 games.
  • The Scott Gordon rotation dictates Dwayne Roloson starting tonight.  Chris Botta’s Islanders Point Blank lists the expected lines for the Isles.
  • Flyers coach John Stevens announced Brian Boucher will make his second straight start, says Kevin Kurz’s On the Fly.  The backup is 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .910 SV% in two starts.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 11:20 AM

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 1:20 PM

  • Martin Biron NOT Dwayne Roloson starts tonight, confirmed here and here.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 1:53 PM

  • The Province’s Ben Kuzma implies tonight will be Roberto Luongo vs. Craig Anderson.  Makes sense as not only is it a divisional game but a rivalry so both teams will need their number one.  Anderson is 12-5-3 with a 2.40 GAA, .927 SV% and 2 shutouts in 20 games.  By contrast, Luongo is 7-7-0 with a 2.69 GAA and .906 SV% with 1 shutout in 15 games.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 2:22 PM

  • Ryan Miller should face Tim Thomas according to this game previewThomas is still questionable for tonight, it should be a gametime decision.

UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 2:54 PM

  • The Star Tribune Michael Russo confirmed Niklas Backstrom as the Wild starter, via Direct Message.

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UPDATED 11/20/2009 @ 6:42 PM

  • Tuuka Rask starts, confirmed here.

Yesterday’s Count: 16/16
Year-to-date Predictions: 543/550= 98.7%

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11/19/2009
Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals

Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post reported this morning that John Carlson has been called up to the Capitals.  Carlson is a prized prospect, a former first round pick and a caused havoc with John Tavares and Michael Del Zotto in juniors.

We have already seen what Del Zotto has done manning the PP for the Rangers.  Imagine what a young dynamic defensemen can do on a unit with Alexander Semin, Mike Green and over course Alexander Ovechkin. On the Hershey Bears, the youngster has 10 points in 17 games.

Prognosis:  Grab him now, it will hurt a lot less if you are wrong.

(H/T to Steve Robak)

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Injury Updates 11/17/2009

11/17/2009
Washington Capitals v Atlanta Thrashers

Here are some fantasy-relevant injured players around the league, and their most recent status:


Goalie Starters 11/17/2009

11/17/2009
Minnesota Wild v Washington Capitals

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 11:20 AM

  • Jose Theodore returned to Washington for personal matter, meaning Semyon Varlamov will start tonight for the Rangers.  Theodore expected only to miss one game, however Michael Neuvirth has been recalled from Hershey to backup VarlamovVarlamov is 7 – 1 with a 2.67 GAA and .912 SV% on the year.  Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post covers the full story.
  • Michael Leighton confirmed by coach Paul Maurice, Chip Alexander’s Canes Now writes.  With Sunday’s win over the Wild, Leighton is now 1-2 with a 4.67 GAA and .833 SV%.

UPDATED 11/17/2009 @ 11:29 AM

  • Carey Price makes another start for the Canadiens.  Coming off a 53-save effort Saturday, Price is now 4-8 with a .904 SV% and 3.08 GAA.  Pat Hickey of Habs Inside/Out confirms.

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Goalie Starters 11/14/2009

11/14/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 7:05 PM

  • This quote comes from Randy Hahn:In the broadcast booth in St. Louis. Nabokov starts in goal, Logan Couture up from Worcester plays on a line with McGinn and Staubitz. Vesce down to Worcester. Shelly, Blake and Mitchell not on trip. Expect St. Louis to come out HARD! The owner ripped the players in the press today.

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 6:01 PM

  • Ray Emery confirmed here.  Thank you Kevin Kurz!

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 5:09 PM

  • Since there are no news reports on their goalie status, I’m assuming Evgeni Nabokov, Ray Emery and Chris Mason are your remaining starters for tonight.  Of course, I will update if anything changes.

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 4:47 PM

  • Tomas Vokoun confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 4:46 PM

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 3:46 PM

  • This preview states Ilya Bryzgalov is most likely the starter for the Coyotes.

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UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 1:16 PM

  • Eric Stephen’s Duck Blog notes Jonas Hiller should be back in net for the Ducks since Jean-Sebastien Giguere played last night.

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 12:53 PM

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UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 11:50 AM

  • Backup Brian Elliot likely to make the start for the Senators, according to this preview.

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 11:10 AM

UPDATED 11/14/2009 @ 10:45 AM

  • Newsday’s Steve Zipay confirms Henrik Lundqvist for the Rangers.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 12/12
Year-to-date Predictions: 467/472= 98.9%

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Goalie Starters 11/13/2009

11/13/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 3:22 PM

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 2:11 PM

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 1:05 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 12:05 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:55 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:45 PM:

  • The Calgary Herald assumes Ryan Miller to be facing Miikka KiprusoffKiprusoff confirmed by Brent Sutter here, Miller I would still list at about 80 percent.

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:30 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:22 PM:

  • Mathieu Garon starts for the Blue Jackets.  For what its worth, Steve Mason is killing me in both of my fantasy leagues, so thank god he’s getting a break.  Tom Reed at Puck-rakers has the full story.
  • Ben Wright at Blueland Blog expects Ondrej Pavelec to start for the Thrashers.

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:11 PM:

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 11:10 PM:

  • The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo reports Josh Harding is expected to start for the Wild, via Twitter.  As Russo mentions here, Harding has not started since October 16th so a little rust could be expected.

UPDATED 11/13/2009 @ 10:55 PM:

  • Semyon Varlamov makes the start for the Capitals today, Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post reports.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 18/18
Year-to-date Predictions: 455/460= 98.9%

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Goalie Starters 11/11/2009

11/11/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/11/2009 @ 1:28 PM:

  • Dan Tencer writes Nikolai Khabibulin will return to the Oilers lineup.
  • Martin Brodeur projects for the Devils. big suprise there.
  • On the same note, Jonas Hiller likely will start against the Devils.  The Ducks have back-to-back games coming up this weekend one of which Jean-Sebastien Giguere should start.  At least that is my interpretation to this feature.

UPDATED 11/11/2009 @ 1:13 PM:

  • Portzline also projects Steve Mason in his lines.

UPDATED 11/11/2009 @ 1:11 PM:

UPDATED 11/11/2009 @ 1:09 PM:

UPDATED 11/11/2009 @ 1:05 PM:

UPDATED 11/11/2009 @ 12:58 PM:

  • Rich Hammond also reports Erik Ersberg gets the start over Jon Quick.
  • Tarik El-Bashir confirms Jose Theodore in net for the Capitals.

UPDATED 11/11/2009 @ 12:38 PM:

  • As mentioned by Chip Alexander of Canes Now and confirmed by Rich Hammond’s LA Kings Insider, Manny Legace will make his season debut for the Hurricanes.
  • Katie Strang of Isles Files writes that Dwayne Roloson will face the Capitals.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 12/12
Year-to-date Predictions: 425/430= 98.8%

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 11/04/2009

11/04/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:
UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 4:46 PM:

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 3:46 PM:

  • Sun Sports FOX Sports FL reports via Twitter Tomas Vokoun will face Cam Ward.

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 3:40 PM:

  • Ryan Miller starts for the Sabres tonight by default.  Patrick Lalime is injured forcing a call-up for Jonas Enroth, Lindy Ruff notes Enroth may start this weekend.  John Vogl of Sabres Insider has the whole story.

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 3:22 PM:

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 3:00 PM:

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 2:15 PM:

UPDATED 11/04/2009 @ 1:57 PM:

  • Semyon Varlamov starts against New Jersey, Tarik El-Barik of the Washington Times reports.   Martin Brodeur will start for the Devils
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 10/1o = 100%
Year-to-date Predictions: 337/342= 98.5%

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 11/01/2009

11/01/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 7:48 PM:

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 1:08 PM:

  • At-ease soldiers, Steve Zipay confirms King Henrik via Twitter.

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 12:53 PM:

  • Pretty sure Bishop was mistaken, Lundqvist will be in net.  Probably mixed up the new mask with Valiquette’s.  Andrew Gross confirmed Lundqvist here.

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 12:30 PM:

  • Tim Thomas starts according to John Bishop’s live chat, Bruins beat reporter.  Bishop also notes he will be facing Steve Valiquette.   Working on confirming Valiquette in net, keep Lundqvist in for now as there is no confirmation from the Rangers beat.
  • The preview on the Canucks official site says Andrew Raycroft COULD start against Peter Budaj.  I doubt we will see Budaj, as Adrian Dater previously confirmed Anderson in tonight.

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 12:00 PM:

  • Expect Evgeny Nabokov to start against the Hurricanes since Thomas Greiss started only a week ago and the Sharks are not coming off back-to-back games.
  • Everything I’ve read points to Tim Thomas starting against the Rangers.  Will confirm at a later point with a link.

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 12:15 AM:

  • Steve Mason faces Jose Theodore when the Blue Jackets take on the Capitals tonight.  Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post confirms both.
  • Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice started Michael Leighton instead of Cam Ward yesterday, so naturally Ward will be back in net tonight.  Chip Alexander of Canes Now covers Maurice’s reasoning behind the decision.
  • Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants assumes Henrik Lundqvist plays tonight.
  • Craig Anderson to make his fifteenth straight start, Adrian Dater of All Things Avs reports.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 21*/22 = 95.5%
Year-to-date Predictions: 314/318= 98.7%

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-Alexander Monaghan

*Went with the only source I had although it would have worked out if you followed my advice, ironically, when considering Ryan Miller’s performance last night