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Van Riemsdyk continues to produce for Flyers; Edler must-add defenseman with exposure to Pettersson, Boeser from Canucks

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

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SAT. 3/23

Boston Bruins: Left wing Marcus Johansson (lung contusion) is expected to rejoin the Bruins during their current road trip. Johansson was playing on the second line with valuable forwards David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk prior to his injury and is worth rostering in fantasy for his potential return against the Florida Panthers on Saturday.

Buffalo Sabres: Forward Alexander Nylander scored a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. He had two assists in his previous game against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, giving him three points in his past two games after two points (one goal, one assist) in his first 10 NHL games. Nylander was moved to a line with elite center Jack Eichel at practice Thursday, making Nylander worth considering in deep leagues and FanDuel DFS contests. Buffalo visits the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Montreal Canadiens: Forward Jonathan Drouin had a goal and an assist against the New York Islanders on Thursday. Drouin had been held without a point in nine games prior but is worth rostering in FanDuel DFS contests against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. Goalie Carey Price made 28 saves against the Islanders for his fourth shutout this season and is a top five player at the position for the remainder of the season.

Philadelphia Flyers: Left wing James van Riemsdyk scored a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday and leads the NHL with 11 goals since Feb. 23. He's a must-own skater for the remainder of the season and worth rostering in FanDuel DFS contests against the New York Islanders on Saturday. Forward Sean Couturier had two points (one goal, one assist) against the Blackhawks and has multiple points in three of his past four games.

St. Louis Blues: Wing David Perron had an assist against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday. He has at least a point in 17 straight games and is must-own skater in all formats for the remainder of the season. Center Oskar Sundqvist, who skates on the second line with Perron and left wing Jaden Schwartz, scored a goal against the Red Wings and is worth rostering in FanDuel DFS contests against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Vancouver Canucks: Defenseman Alexander Edler had three assists, two on the power play, and was plus-3 in 26:12 against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, giving him five points, three on the power play, over his past two games. Edler has 28 points, 13 on the power play, in 48 games and is a must-add defenseman in standard leagues with exposure to valuable forwards Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson and Bo Horvat. The Canucks continue their seven-game homestand against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

Vegas Golden Knights: Goalie Malcolm Subban got his first NHL shutout against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Subban made 20 saves for his third straight win in place of No. 1 goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who's out with a lower-body injury. Subban is a must-own goalie in all formats until Fleury returns and worth rostering in FanDuel DFS contests if he starts against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Left wing Max Pacioretty (undisclosed) will be out against the Red Wings on Saturday, so wing Alex Tuch is expected to skate on the second line with right wing Mark Stone and center Paul Stastny.

 

SUN. 3/24

Columbus Blue Jackets: Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky missed their game against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday with an undisclosed injury. His status is unknown for their game against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, but fantasy owners may want to consider adding Joonas Korpisalo or Keith Kinkaid for a spot start.
 

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