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Kevin Bieksa will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Bieksa has no goals, six assists and a minus-11 rating in 54 games this season. It's the second time in four games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Antoine Vermette will also join him in the press box.
Feb 21 - 9:57 PM

Julius Honka will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

This is the third game in a row that he'll watch from the press box. The 22-year-old has one goal, three assists and a plus-3 rating in 30 games this season. Gemel Smith will also serve as a healthy scratch.
Feb 21 - 9:55 PM

Ben Harpur will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against Chicago.

He has one assist in 22 games this season. This will be the second straight game that he'll watch from the press box. Alexander Burrows will miss the game because of his suspension.
Feb 21 - 7:59 PM

Patrick Sharp will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Sharp has seven goals and 16 points in 51 games this season. It's the third time in seven games that he'll watch from the press box. Lance Bouma will also watch from the press box.
Feb 21 - 7:57 PM

Darcy Kuemper signed a two-year, $3.7 million extension with the Arizona Coyotes.

That works out to an AAV of $1.85 million. The Coyotes just acquired Kuemper from the Los Angeles Kings. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, but the extension was clearly part of the deal. Kuemper has a 10-1-3 record with a 2.10 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this season. He'll likely get a lot more starts now that he's in Arizona, but he won't be able to win as many games.
Feb 21 - 7:19 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Scott Wedgewood from the Arizona Coyotes.

It's the second time Wedgewood has been traded this season. He was also moved from New Jersey to Arizona earlier this season. The 25-year-old has a 5-9-4 record with a 3.45 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage. He'll serve as a backup goaltender to Jonathan Quick in LA, which means he won't have any fantasy value.
Feb 21 - 7:07 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Tobias Rieder from the Arizona Coyotes.

The Kings also got goalie Scott Wedgewood in the package. Rieder is scheduled to become a restricted free agent at the end of this season. The 25-year-old has eight goals and 19 points in 58 games this season. This trade won't really give him much of a fantasy boost. The Coyotes will retain 15 percent of his remaining salary.
Feb 21 - 7:07 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired Darcy Kuemper from the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings are reportedly getting forward Tobias Reider and goalie Scott Wedgewood in the deal. Kuemper is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, but Coyotes beat reporter Craig Morgan is reporting that Arizona has inked him to an extension. Kuemper has been one of the better backups in the league this year, as he has a 10-1-3 record with a 2.10 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this season.
Feb 21 - 6:54 PM

Alex Stalock will get the start in Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

Stalock hasn't played since being pulled against Dallas on Feb. 3. He has an 8-9-2 record with a 2.77 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this season.
Feb 21 - 6:34 PM

Nathan Gerbe has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Gerbe has a goal and 10 points in 11 AHL games. The 30-year-old hasn't played in the NHL yet this season as he started the campaign in Switzerland, but he's a veteran of 394 NHL contests.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 6:15 PM

Markus Nutivaara (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Nutivaara has missed the Blue Jackets last two games. He has three goals and 18 points in 51 contests in 2017-18.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 6:14 PM

Nick Lappin has been sent to the minors.

Lappin has a goal in six games with New Jersey this season. He also has 17 goals and 29 points in 42 contests in 2017-18.
Feb 21 - 6:11 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have promoted Noah Juulsen.

Juulsen has a goal and six points in 31 AHL games. The 20-year-old might make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 6:10 PM

Charlie Lindgren has been called up on an emergency basis.

Carey Price wasn't able to practice on Wednesday after taking a puck off the mask on Tuesday. Lindgren has a 2.43 GAA and .924 save percentage in eight games with Montreal this season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 6:09 PM

It sounds like Carey Price sustained a head injury on Tuesday.

Price took a shot off his mask during Tuesday's game and while he stayed in the game, he wasn't on the ice for Wednesday's practice to undergo treatment. The Canadiens then recalled goalie Charlie Lindgren on an emergency basis.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 6:07 PM



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