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Tomas Hertl was not at practice on Sunday.

This has been the case all week as Hertl has played well in games but has not participated in practices. He has two goals and seven points in eight games this season and while he must have some sort of nagging injury he has yet to miss a game.
Oct 22 - 8:47 AM

Patric Hornqvist has moved down the depth chart and practiced on Sunday with third liners Dominik Simon and Derrick Brassard.

Hornqvist has seen top line duty with Sidney Crosby but with Crosby stuck at five assists in six games with nary a goal, some lineup changes were necessary and Hornqvist was the odd-man out. Crosby practiced with Bryan Rust and Jake Guentzel while Evgeni Malkin played between Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin. Hornqvist has only one assist in six games after a 29 goal, 49 point performance last season in 70 games.
Oct 22 - 8:41 AM

German Rubtsov scored twice Saturday for Lehigh Valley.

The Flyers first pick in 2016 at 22nd overall, Rubtsov is playing his first professional season after a couple of seasons playing in the Quebec junior league. He has three goals and four points in six games thus far but likely needs at least a full season in the AHL before he sees much NHL action.
Oct 22 - 8:33 AM

Flyers prospect Morgan Frost is leading the OHL in points with 24.

Frost was the Flyers big get in the Brayden Schenn deal that saw Philadelphia select the center with the 27th pick overall in 2017, a pick from the Blues. Frost had nine points in three games this week and continues to be one of the best prospects in the Flyers chain.
Oct 22 - 8:28 AM

Brock Nelson has become a top-six forward for the Islanders.

There was a spot made available when John Tavares left the team in the off-season as a UFA and Nelson has grabbed the spot. "With the changes over the summer, there was some opportunity to be had with ice time and different things," Nelson said. "I thought camp was pretty good. I talked to Barry a couple of times about what he saw, different fits and whatnot, so I tried to elevate my game and I’m still trying to do that." Nelson saw his three year streak of 20 or more goals end last year when he had only 19 but a bigger role this season should see him get back to the mark. He has three points including a couple of goals in seven games this season.
Oct 22 - 8:21 AM

Alexandar Georgiev will likely be recalled by the Rangers this week.

It could be as early as Tuesday, in time for the Rangers next game against Carolina. He was sent down to get in some game action and he played twice on the weekend, on Friday stopping 28 shots in a 4-3 win over Belleville while turning aside 35 shots in a 3-2 loss against the Toronto Marlies.
Source: NY Post
Oct 22 - 7:23 AM

Tony DeAngelo was a healthy scratch Sunday.

It was the sixth time in the press box for DeAngelo and the Rangers have played only eight games this season. The problem for the 22-year-old blueliner is that he will need to clear waivers to go down to the minors to get playing time and the Rangers do not want to take the chance and lose him. He has two assists in the two games he has played but the lack of playing time makes DeAngelo a non-entity in fantasy leagues at this time.
Source: NY Post
Oct 22 - 7:19 AM

The Los Angeles Kings players had a closed door meeting after Saturday's loss to Buffalo.

The Kings are mired in a slump and have lost four in a row, being out-goaled 21-5 in the streak. Drew Doughty has struggled of late as he is a minus-eight in the Kings last three contests. Perhaps the meeting will have its affect and the Kings can turn things around quickly.
Oct 22 - 7:11 AM

Kirill Maksimov is off to a great start with the OHL Niagara IceDogs as he has 11 goals in 12 games.

The Oilers may have stolen Maksimov as he was drafted in the fifth round of the 2017 Draft as he is a pure sniper, something in desperate need in the NHL, especially in Edmonton. The Oilers are excited about playing him eventually with either Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl. He had 33 goals and 73 points last season in 59 games and should fly past that mark this season.
Oct 22 - 7:06 AM

Coach Randy Carlyle is not happy with his team of late and has Ryan Getzlaf seeing time on the fourth line.

Well, that is one way to wake up your team, although it has not worked for the Ducks who dropped their third straight Sunday, this time a 4-2 decision to Buffalo. The Ducks have fired only 46 shots on goal in their last two games and need more offense if they are to contend for a playoff spot. "The telltale sign for me is I’ve had to mix lines up in the last three games in a row because I wasn’t happy with what was going on out there," Carlyle said. "That’s a telltale sign for a coach that something’s not working, so you try to mix and match and you try to change things up."
Oct 22 - 6:56 AM

Andrew Mangiapane has a four game points streak for Stockton in the AHL.

Mangiapane was one of the last players from the Flames camp who was sent to the minors and after a two game scoreless streak to start the season, Mangiapane has two goals and five assists in his last four contests. He wants to be the first call up for Calgary if there is an injury or some poor play and if he continues to perform as he has of late, he will be.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 22 - 6:49 AM

Rasmus Andersson was moved to the first defense pairing Sunday, alongside Mark Giordano.

Andersson was solid with Giordano as both were a plus-three in a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers. The blueliner was at Madison Square Garden where his father Peter played with the Rangers for parts of two seasons as a defenseman in the early 90's. The 21-year-old blueliner turns 22 this week and was taken in the second round of the 2015 Draft. He sure looks like he is here to stay.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 22 - 6:46 AM

Garnet Hathaway scored his first two goals of the season Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Hathaway is more known for his feisty ways but that was not the case Sunday as he was a scoring machine (well not necessarily a machine but still he helped his fantasy owners). The fourth liner had only four goals and 13 points last season so he should be in line for some career highs after his start.
Source: Calgary Sun
Oct 22 - 6:39 AM

Carter Hutton allowed a couple of goals on 29 shots during Sunday's 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Hutton didn't have much of a chance when he was beat by a deflection by Sam Steel to open the scoring but would probably like Kiefer Sherwood's goal back after the rookie forward beat him with a quick shot the next period. Hutton will see his record improve to 3-4-0 with a 3.09 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage.
Oct 21 - 10:48 PM

Ryan Miller allowed three goals on 44 shots during Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

With the Ducks up 2-0, it appeared Miller was going to absolutely steal this game for Anaheim, but the Sabres were finally able to crack the veteran netminder with four straight goals across the late second period and the final frame. The 38-year-old netminder will see his record fall to 1-1-0 with a 2.17 goals-against-average and a .938 save percentage.
Oct 21 - 10:47 PM



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