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  1. Short-term value for Blake Comeau

    Victoria Matiash

    Served another somber reminder that pro sports provide only a pleasant diversion from the rest of life, we find out Pascal Dupuis is to miss six months while undergoing treatment for a blood clot in his lungs. Our thoughts are obviously with him for ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Nazem Kadri's value after demotion

    Victoria Matiash

    The "demotion" of center Nazem Kadri to the Toronto Maple Leafs' third line isn't the big deal some are making it out to be. Playing with respected agitator Leo Komarov and speedster Mike Santorelli isn't much of a downgrade from skating with Dan...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. Cody Eakin's big opportunity

    Victoria Matiash

    Look for Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff to stick with center Cody Eakin on the club's No. 1 forward line for at least another game. Eakin was productive (one goal and one assist) in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, and -- more importantl...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  4. Weber worth your consideration

    Victoria Matiash

    Defenseman Yannick Weber carries sneaky value as a shot-happy cog on the No. 1 power-play unit for the Vancouver Canucks, alongside fellow defenseman Alexander Edler. We don't know how long coach Willie Desjardins will stick with this combination, bu...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  5. T.J. Oshie back in action

    Victoria Matiash

    Feel free to re-label T.J. Oshie a workable fantasy option. After sitting out seven games with a concussion, Oshie forged an impressive comeback for the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, playing nearly 23 minutes and scoring a power-play goal. We apprec...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  6. Jurco getting spot on Datsyuk's line

    Victoria Matiash

    What has been a fairly dismal start could swivel in a hurry for Detroit Red Wings winger Tomas Jurco on Friday. Following a three-game vacation in the press box as a healthy scratch, Jurco is pegged to skate on a forward line with Pavel Datsyuk and ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  7. What to expect from Dan Boyle

    Victoria Matiash

    Out since the season opener with a broken hand, Dan Boyle is expected back in the lineup for the New York Rangers Thursday, and the club's head coach intends to throw one of the league's better offensive defenseman right back in where he's most cheri...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  8. Khoklachev's fantasy value

    Victoria Matiash

    Fantasy owners in deeper and/or keeper leagues take heed: Prospect Alexander Khokhlachev may make his NHL debut for the Boston Bruins Thursday night. The 21-year-old was called up on an emergency basis from the AHL ahead of Thursday's tilt with the M...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  9. Top-line shuffle for the Hurricanes

    Victoria Matiash

    After a 4-1 victory against the Calgary Flames, the coach of the Carolina Hurricanes is leaning toward playing natural center Eric Staal on the wing for the second straight game, and the experiment may not end there. Bill Peters claims he's open to s...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  10. Fantasy Hockey Grapevine - Week 5

    Victoria Matiash

    The Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens conspired to create a minor ripple in the fabric of the National Hockey League this week by exchanging a weathered defenseman(Sergei Gonchar) for a career depth forward (Travis Moen). While both squads stand to...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  11. Kuznetsov's puzzling deployment

    Victoria Matiash

    This news will do little to please fantasy owners invested in Evgeny Kuznetsov, but the Washington Capitals aren't withering in their commitment to skating the rookie at center. This means that even when a top-six winger falls injured -- i.e., Tom Wi...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  12. Panthers have a new top-line wing

    Victoria Matiash

    Forget about witnessing a resurgence in production from forward Tomas Fleischmann in the next little while. After spending Saturday in the press box as a healthy scratch, Fleischmann returns for the Florida Panthers on Tuesday on the fourth line with...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  13. Devils getting two forwards back

    Victoria Matiash

    The New Jersey Devils should have a key forward returning for Monday's contest with the Boston Bruins. After missing seven games with an upper-body injury (neck/head), winger Mike Cammalleri is pegged to reclaim his spot on the Devils' No. 1 lin...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  14. Sharp injury opens door for Brad Richards

    Victoria Matiash

    The loss of forward Patrick Sharp -- out three to four weeks with a lower-body injury -- is inarguably a big one for the Chicago Blackhawks. But while Ben Smith is the current candidate to fill the top-six void created by Sharp's absence, we're far m...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  15. Flyers' top line update

    Victoria Matiash

    UPDATE: As anticipated, the "Chris Vande Velde-as-top-line-winger" trial didn't last long in Philadelphia; coach Craig Berube opting instead to go with forward Wayne Simmonds on the left side of Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux. Next game: Avalanche ...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  16. Stastny's return shakes up Blues' lines

    Victoria Matiash

    After missing eight games with an upper-body injury, forward Paul Stastny is set to return for the St. Louis Blues on a line with Alexander Steen and Joakim Lindstrom. This arrangement bumps fellow center David Backes to a unit with Patrik Berglun...

    Blog | November 06, 2014