Radko Gudas listed as day-to-day after suffering an upper-body injury vs Chicago last night. With both Gudas and Gostisbehere out, the Flyers blueline has taken yet another blow. And another loss last night could be signs of something bad happening in Philly.
David Backes is slotted to miss eight-weeks due to getting his colon removed. This came of a surprise to many but with another blow on the front end, the Bruins forward depth continues to dwindle.
Cam Atkinson OUT. Atkinson did not practice Wednesday and officially ruled out for tonight vs Flordia. A chance for some young Columbus players like Oliver Bjorkstand, Sonny Milano and Josh Andersson to step up in the play. Atkinson did, in fact, suffer this injury(lower body) last Saturday and it is unclear if he will join Columbus on the three-game road trip. Tyler Motte gets into the line up now though.
Marcus Johansson rejoined the Devils Wednesday night after missing one game and quickly left the game after crashing into the boards, as of now this is not a good sign for Johansson but he will be reevaluated today. Also, Kyle Palmieri is listed on the IR due to a foot injury. Two major blows to the Devils front end. Only means time for Pavel Zacha and Brian Gibbons to step up.
Martin Hanzal will not play tonight vs Winnipeg. He suffered a lower-body injury last Friday vs Calgary and is being monitored as day to day right now.
Fantasy Player Predictions:
Alex Wennberg: 1G, +1, 5 SOG
Patrik Laine: 1G, 1 A, 1PPP, 8 SOG
Evgeny Kuznetsov: 2A, 1 PPP, +1, 4 SOG
Josh Bailey: 1G, +1, 5 SOG
Ivan Provorov: 2A, -1, 6 SOG
Evgeni Malkin: 1G, 1A, +1, 6 SOG
Andres Bjork: 1A, +2, 5 SOG
Erik Karlsson: 1G, 1 PPP, +2, 6 SOG
J.T. Miller: 1G, -2, 4 SOG
Evander Kane: 1G, 1PPP, 9 SOG
Shea Theodore: 1A, -1, 3 SOG
Mike Hoffman: 2A, 1PPP, 5 SOG
Tyler Seguin: 1A, 1PPP, 7 SOG
Wayne Simmonds: 1A, 1PPP, -2, 5 SOG
Anze Kopitar: 1G, 2PPP, 5SOG
Start em’ Sit em’:
Sit: Sean Courtier, Sebastian Aho, Chris Kreider, Jonathan Marchessault, Max Domi, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan McDonagh, Ben Bishop, Jimmy Howard, Henrik Lundqvist, James Neal
Start: Buffalo Starting goalie(Lehner or Nilsson), Patrice Bergeron, J.T. Miller, Jordan Eberle, Andres Lee, Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey, Craig Anderson, Matt Duchene, Nail Yakupov,