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Posted On Tuesday, 11.17.2015 / 12:39 PM

By Wes Crosby - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Wild at Penguins

PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist could play against the Minnesota Wild at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, ROOT).

Hornqvist did not practice on Monday after sustaining an undisclosed injury against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. No update to his status was provided on Monday, but Hornqvist was one of the first forwards on the ice for Pittsburgh’s Tuesday morning skate.

“I’m feeling good,” Hornqvist said. “Obviously, it’s up to the coach to see what kind of lineup they have going, but I feel comfortable out there.”

Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he thought Hornqvist performed well during the morning skate and seems healthy, but he will speak with the team trainers before deciding if Hornqvist will play.

Posted On Tuesday, 11.17.2015 / 11:47 AM

By Eric Goodman - Fantasy Staff Writer / - Fantasy Spin Blog

DraftKings daily fantasy value picks for Nov. 17

Each day during the 2015-16 season,'s fantasy staff will identify one player at each position worth owning in DraftKings daily fantasy hockey contests. Based on factors including but not limited to matchups, line combinations, power-play usage, statistical coverage and recent production, we'll provide you with lower-priced options that can help you build a winning lineup.

David Backes
, C, St. Louis Blues

DraftKings price: $4,300

The Blues captain reaped the benefits of playing on the top line Monday with wingers Alex Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko in a 3-2 home win against the Winnipeg Jets. The veteran center ended a four-game scoring drought with two goals, including the game winner, and an assist. The Blues visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, who are 29th in the NHL with a 3.44 goals-against average in 18 games. Backes has performed great against the Blue Jackets in his career with 16 goals, 18 assists, 21 blocked shots and 99 shots on goal in 43 games.

Posted On Tuesday, 11.17.2015 / 11:18 AM

By Dan Rosen - Senior Writer / - Over the Boards blog

Yakupov finally thriving with Oilers: Larionov

TORONTO -- That Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov has only one point, an assist, in five games since rookie center Connor McDavid went down with a fractured clavicle isn't all that surprising given the chemistry they were creating before the injury.

"It was a fun line to watch," said Hockey Hall of Fame member Igor Larionov, who doubles as Yakupov's agent, following the Legends Game at Air Canada Centre during Hall of Fame Weekend on Nov. 8.

Larionov, though, indicated that even without McDavid as his linemate, Yakupov is finally at peace in Edmonton and should be able to deliver consistently strong performances, which has been a problem for him since he came into the League in 2012-13 after being the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.

The key for Yakupov, Larionov said, is Oilers coach Todd McLellan.

Posted On Monday, 11.16.2015 / 11:39 PM

By Staff -  / - 2016 NHL Draft blog

Top prospects Kyrou, Wells lead OHL past Russia

Top 2016 NHL Draft prospects Jordan Kyrou scored a goal, and goaltender Dylan Wells made 10 saves to help the Ontario Hockey League to a 2-1 win Monday against Russia in the fourth game of the 2015 CHL Canada-Russia Series, at WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario.

The CHL has won the first four games of the series. The Western Hockey League won its two games last week, and the OHL defeated Russia 3-0 on Nov. 12.

Spencer Watson, a Los Angeles Kings prospect, scored the game-winning goal. He scored two goals in the first game against Russia. Goaltender Michael McNiven (Montreal Canadiens) made 11 saves.

Posted On Monday, 11.16.2015 / 10:49 PM

By Mike G. Morreale - Staff Writer / - 2016 NHL Draft blog

Matthews sidelined 7-10 days with upper-body injury

Auston Matthews, an A-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's September players to watch list for the 2016 NHL Draft playing with Zurich in Switzerland's top professional league, will be out 7-10 days because of an upper-body injury.

The news was confirmed by CAA Sports Agency, Matthews' representatives. Matthews, who has been practicing with Zurich, will miss games against HC Davos on Tuesday, Kloten on Friday, and SCL on Nov. 23. He could return to the lineup against Lausanne HC on Nov. 27.

Posted On Monday, 11.16.2015 / 8:47 PM - 2015-2016 Situation Room blog

Video Review: VAN @ MTL - 3:17 of the Second Period

At 3:17 of the second period in the Canucks/Canadiens game, video review determined that the puck shot by Daniel Sedin entered the Montreal net in a legal fashion. Good goal Vancouver.

Posted On Monday, 11.16.2015 / 7:30 PM - 2015-2016 Situation Room blog

Video Review: ANA @ CAR - 11:23 of the First Period

At 11:23 of the first period in Ducks/Hurricanes game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off Shawn Horcoff's skate and into the Carolina net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Anaheim.

Posted On Monday, 11.16.2015 / 5:22 PM

By Staff -  / - In Case You Missed It Blog

ICYMI: Monday, Nov. 16

Catch up on the latest NHL news right here each day. Be sure to check out our ICYMI blog every Monday through Friday.


Duchene, Zuccarello and Reimer named stars of week
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello and Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 15. Duchene led the NHL with four goals and eight points – including three multi-point performances.

Capitals reunite Ovechkin, Backstrom at practice
Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz reunited Alex Ovechkin with center Nicklas Backstrom at practice Monday. Trotz offered no guarantees they would play together against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday.

Wild's Parise skates at practice, remains week-to-week
Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise skated Monday, the first time he's been on the ice since sustaining a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Nov. 5.

Panthers' Barkov returning to lineup against Lightning
Center Aleksander Barkov will be back in the Florida Panthers lineup Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing 10 games because of a broken bone in his right hand.

Canucks' Shinkaruk to make NHL debut vs. Canadiens
Hunter Shinkaruk, selected by Vancouver in the first round (No. 24) of the 2013 NHL Draft, will make his NHL debut on a line with Adam Cracknell and Derek Dorsett. Shinkaruk was tied for the AHL lead with 10 goals in 12 games with Utica.

Posted On Monday, 11.16.2015 / 2:24 PM

By Alain Poupart - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Lightning at Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without three players Monday when they try to take the back end of a home-and-home set against the Florida Panthers (7:30 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, SUN, FS-F).

Lightning coach John Cooper said after an optional morning skate that forwards Tyler Johnson, Jonathan Drouin and Cedric Paquette would miss the game at BB&T Center because of various injuries.

The Lightning recalled forwards Mike Blunden and Jonathan Marchessault from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

Posted On Monday, 11.16.2015 / 2:12 PM

By Louie Korac - Correspondent / - 2015-16 At the Rink blog

At the Rink: Jets vs. Blues

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets will each make subtle changes to their lineups ahead of their game Monday at Scottrade Center (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-MW).

For the Blues (11-5-1), it's more about balancing lines out after back-to-back losses. For the Jets (8-8-2), it's about regaining some confidence lost in their recent five-game losing streak (0-4-1).

The Blues will move David Backes to the top line between Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko, and Jori Lehtera to a second-line center role.

Coach Ken Hitchcock said it's more geared toward getting everyone going.

"It's less based on Backes and more based on more secondary scoring," Hitchcock said. "We've sat on one line.

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