Yahoo has released its 2017-18 fantasy hockey game, and there are some notable position eligibility changes.
Of the 158 forwards in NHL.com's top 250, 21 had at least one position altered. The most significant player to lose a position is Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets (lost LW; now RW only), and the most significant player to gain a position is Artemi Panarin of the Columbus Blue Jackets (gained C; now C/LW eligible).
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There were other adjustments involving players who changed teams this offseason. Alexander Radulov of the Dallas Stars (lost LW), Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks (lost RW), James Neal of the Vegas Golden Knights (gained LW) and Marcus Johansson of the New Jersey Devils (lost RW).
Players who had tri-eligibility last season -- Mikael Granlund (Minnesota Wild), Teuvo Teravainen (Carolina Hurricanes) and J.T. Miller (New York Rangers) -- lost a position in this update. Yahoo also determined the eligibility of Evgeny Dadonov (RW, Florida Panthers) and Vadim Shipachyov (C/LW, Golden Knights), who recently joined the NHL after playing in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Below is the complete list of players in NHL.com's top 250 who had their Yahoo eligibility altered in this update. Players are listed in order of fantasy rank by NHL.com. Stay tuned for further positional updates.
HAD ELIGIBILITY REDUCED
-- Patrik Laine, RW, WPG (lost LW)
-- Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL (lost LW)
-- Mikael Granlund, C/RW, MIN (lost LW)
-- Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG (lost RW)
-- Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI (lost LW)
-- Brandon Saad, LW, CHI (lost RW)
-- Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL (lost RW)
-- Ryan O'Reilly, C, BUF (lost LW)
-- Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL (lost C)
-- Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR (lost RW)
-- Marcus Johansson, LW, NJD (lost RW)
-- Joshua Ho-Sang, RW, NYI (lost C)
-- Teuvo Teravainen, C/LW, CAR (lost RW)
-- J.T. Miller, LW/RW, NYR (lost C)
Outside top 250: Michael Frolik, RW, CGY (lost C); Alex Killorn, LW, TBL (lost C); Jordan Staal, C, CAR (lost LW); Lee Stempniak, RW, CAR (lost LW); Leo Komarov, C/LW, TOR (lost RW); Valtteri Filppula, C, PHI (lost LW); Jussi Jokinen, LW, EDM (lost C); Scott Wilson, LW/RW, PIT (lost C); Tyler Ennis, LW/RW, MIN (lost C); Alex Burmistrov, C, VAN (lost LW); Brock McGinn, LW, CAR (lost RW)
-- Artemi Panarin, C/LW, CBJ (gained C)
-- James Neal, LW/RW, VGK (gained LW)
-- Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, MTL (gained LW)
Outside top 250: Drake Caggiula, C/LW, EDM (gained C); Adrian Kempe, C/LW, LAK (gained C); Matt Moulson, LW/RW, BUF (gained RW); Chris Stewart, LW/RW, MIN (gained LW); Colin Wilson, C/LW, COL (gained C); Jarome Iginla, LW/RW, UFA (gained LW); Tobias Rieder, LW/RW, ARI (gained LW); Drew Stafford, LW/RW, NJD (gained LW); Mikkel Boedker, LW/RW, SJS (gained RW); Anthony Beauvillier, C/LW, NYI (gained C); Jannik Hansen, LW/RW, SJS (gained LW)
GAINED ONE POSITION, LOST ANOTHER
-- Alexander Steen, C/LW, STL (gained C, lost RW)
-- Pierre-Luc Dubois, LW, CBJ (gained LW, lost C)
Outside top 250: Michael Cammalleri, C/LW, LAK (gained C, lost RW); Vladimir Sobotka, LW, STL (gained LW, lost C)
NOTABLE FORWARDS ADDED
-- Evgeny Dadonov, RW, FLA
-- Vadim Shipachyov, C/LW, VGK
-- Nico Hischier, C, NJD
-- Clayton Keller, C/LW, ARI
-- Nolan Patrick, C, PHI
Outside top 250: Tage Thompson (C/RW, STL), Spencer Foo (C/RW, CGY), Oskar Lindblom (LW, PHI), Alex DeBrincat (RW, CHI)