Left Wing Player Notes For The Last 15 Days
Ondrej Palat, LW, TAM 4/17/2014 9:33:00 PM Description: Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat is questionable for Friday's game against Montreal. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet Insight: He left Game 1 with an upper body injury. Tampa Bay is looking to even the series at one game a piece.
Brandon Prust, LW, MON 4/16/2014 1:53:00 PM Description: Montreal winger Brandon Prust (upper body) will play Wednesday in Game 1 of the postseason against the Lightning, according to Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press. Insight: Prust played 52 games and had 13 points, 121 penalty minutes and 49 SOG this season. He hasn't played since March 18 due to an upper-body injury.
Brandon Prust, LW, MON 4/15/2014 8:30:00 PM Description: Montreal winger Brandon Prust (upper body) will be a game-time decision Wednesday for Game 1 against the Lightning. Insight: Prust played 52 games and had 13 points, 121 penalty minutes and 49 SOG this season. He hasn't played since March 18.
Ondrej Palat, LW, TAM 4/15/2014 6:08:00 PM Description: Tampa Bay left wing Ondrej Palat will return from his upper body injury Wednesday against Montreal. SOURCE: Lightning.nhl.com Insight: Palat's absence Sunday in the regular season finale was probably just a precaution. He was second among rookies in scoring this year with 59 points in 81 appearances (23 goals, 36 helpers).
Cody McLeod, LW, COL 4/14/2014 8:13:00 PM Description: Colorado winger Cody McLeod (ankle) is probable for Game 1 of the playoffs against Minnesota, according to the Denver Post. Insight: McLeod sat out the last six games of the season and finished with five goals, eight assists, 122 PIM and 76 SOG in 71 games.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW, DET 4/14/2014 8:06:00 PM Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg (back) has been ruled out for the first two games of the Red Wings' postseason series against the Bruins, according to the Detroit Free Press. Insight: Zetterberg will skate with his teammates early in Tuesday's practice. He underwent back surgery for a herniated disc in late February and is very iffy for the entirety of Round 1.
Ondrej Palat, LW, TAM 4/14/2014 8:00:00 PM Description: Lightning rookie winger Ondrej Palat (upper body) missed the regular season finale on Sunday and is questionable for the start of the postseason, according to the Tampa Tribune. Insight: Palat didn't miss a game all season until Sunday. The 23-year-old had 23 goals, 36 assists (59 points) and a +32 rating. In a typical season that production would have won him the Calder Trophy, but Nathan MacKinnon was slightly better.
Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN 4/14/2014 7:48:00 PM Description: Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin said he was fine after being examined in the hospital on Sunday night. SOURCE: Vancouver Sun Insight: Sedin was carted off the ice on a stretcher in the season finale after getting hit into the boards by Calgary's Paul Byron. He said he should have no lasting effects from the hit.
Brenden Morrow, LW, STL 4/14/2014 7:42:00 PM Description: St. Louis left wing Brenden Morrow (lower body) isn't expected to play Thursday against the Blackhawks in the Blues' postseason opener, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Insight: Morrow last played on April 8. He had just 13 goals and 12 assists in 71 games this season.
Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR 4/13/2014 10:52:00 PM Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner's two goals on Sunday gave him a career-high 33. Insight: The 21-year-old Skinner had 31 goals as a rookie in 2010-11 and came into Sunday's finale with 31. He'll finish with 54 points and 274 SOG in 71 contests.
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS Hot 4/13/2014 10:50:00 PM Description: Boston left wing Brad Marchand had nine points in his last eight games of the regular season. Insight: Marchand had a goal and an assist Sunday against the Devils and ended up with 25 goals, 28 assists, 64 PIM, 149 SOG and a +36 rating in 82 games.
Jamie Benn, LW, DAL 4/13/2014 10:30:00 PM Description: The Stars did not have Jamie Benn (rest) for their regular season finale. Insight: Benn didn't miss a game all season so the Stars gave him Sunday off to rest for the playoffs. The 24-year-old benefited from Dallas' addition of Tyler Seguin in 2013-14 and had a career-high 79 points (34 goals, 45 assists) and 279 SOG.
Mike Cammalleri, LW, CAL Hot 4/13/2014 10:28:00 PM Description: Calgary left wing Mike Cammalleri (illness) was expected to play in the season finale Sunday against the Canucks but he was scratched. Insight: Cammalleri generated 13 goals and 11 assists (24 points) over his last 21 games to finish with 26 goals and 19 assists (45 points) in 63 games.
Justin Abdelkader, LW, DET 4/13/2014 4:27:00 PM Description: Justin Abdelkader gave Detroit all the offense it needed Sunday in a 3-0 win over St. Louis. Insight: Abdelkader finished the regular season in style by poking home two of the Red Wings' three goals on Sunday. The outburst ended an 18-game scoring drought for the 27-year-old.
Milan Lucic, LW, BOS 4/13/2014 3:36:00 PM Description: The Bruins made Milan Lucic a healthy scratch for the regular season finale Sunday Insight: The Bruins rested Lucic, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla and Zdeno Chara to get them ready for the playoffs. Lucic will end up with 24 goals, 35 assists, 91 penalty minutes, 153 shots on goal and a +30 differential.
Mike Cammalleri, LW, CAL Hot 4/13/2014 3:22:00 PM Description: Calgary left wing Mike Cammalleri (illness) will play Sunday in the season finale against the Canucks, according to nhl.com. Insight: Cammalleri (26 G, 19 A) missed Friday's game due to illness. He has generated 13 goals and 11 assists (24 points) over his last 21 games.
Chris Higgins, LW, VAN 4/13/2014 3:20:00 PM Description: Vancouver winger Chris Higgins (illness) is questionable for the season finale Sunday against the Flames, according to nhl.com. Insight: Higgins missed Saturday's game due to the illness. The veteran winger has 17 goals, 22 assists and 216 SOG in 78 games this season.
Johan Franzen, LW, DET 4/13/2014 12:08:00 PM Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen won't be on the ice for Sunday's regular season finale against St. Louis. SOURCE: Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press Insight: Detroit is resting many of its starters ahead of the team's first round series next week. If seeding doesn't change, the Wings will open against Boston, a team they won three out of four against during the regular season.
Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT 4/12/2014 2:10:00 PM Description: Pittsburgh left wing Chris Kunitz (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game with Philadelphia. Insight: Kunitz (35 G, 32 A) sat out last Sunday with a minor lower-body issue, but did play Wednesday. Sounds like they just want to make sure he's healthy for the playoff run.
Carter Ashton, LW, TOR 4/12/2014 2:06:00 PM Description: Toronto left winger Carter Ashton will miss Saturday's game against Ottawa with a hand injury. Insight: With just three assists and no goals in 32 games, Ashton is not on any fantasy radar screens. Keep looking for winger help.
Mike Cammalleri, LW, CAL Hot 4/11/2014 8:41:00 PM Description: Calgary left wing Mike Cammalleri (illness) did not participate in pre-game warmups and likely won't play Friday, according to Ryan Pike of flamesnation.ca. Insight: Cammalleri (26 G, 19 A) has generated 13 goals and 11 assists (24 points) over his last 21 games, so he'll be missed.
Nathan Gerbe, LW, CAR 4/11/2014 7:33:00 PM Description: Hurricanes left wing Nathan Gerbe (undisclosed) is back in the lineup Friday, according to Brian Hedger of nhl.com. Insight: Gerbe sat out of Thursday's game. He has 16 goals, 15 assists and 217 SOG this season.
Raffi Torres, LW, SJS 4/11/2014 5:22:00 PM Description: San Jose left wing Raffi Torres (sore right knee) isn't expected to play Friday. Insight: After undergoing offseason knee surgery to repair a torn right ACL, Torres didn't make his season debut until Feb. 27 and he played just five games before experiencing soreness. He last played on March 8.
Brenden Morrow, LW, STL 4/11/2014 5:18:00 PM Description: St. Louis left wing Brenden Morrow (lower body) will sit out Friday, according to nhl.com. Insight: Morrow has just 13 goals and 12 assists in 71 games this season.
Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL 4/10/2014 10:37:00 PM Description: Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz scored his 25th goal of the season Thursday at Minnesota. Insight: Schwartz has generated a career-high 56 points in 78 games this season. He's fourth on the Blues in points, one behind David Backes, who isn't expected to play again this season.
Rick Nash, LW, NYR Cold 4/10/2014 9:46:00 PM Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal Thursday against Buffalo 18:18 into the third period. Insight: It has been a highly disappointing season for Nash, as he missed nearly six weeks due to a concussion and has generated just 39 points (26 G, 13 A) in 64 games. The winger has provided fantasy owners with a measly 12 points in his last 27 games.
Jason Chimera, LW, WAS 4/10/2014 9:41:00 PM Description: Washington winger Jason Chimera had a goal and two assists Thursday against the Hurricanes. Insight: With that, the 34-year-old reached 40 points for the first time and has 41 in 80 games.
Cody McLeod, LW, COL 4/10/2014 5:31:00 PM Description: Colorado winger Cody McLeod (ankle) is not expected to return in the regular season, according to the Denver Post. Insight: McLeod has five goals, eight assists, 122 PIM and 76 SOG in 71 games.
P.A. Parenteau, LW, COL 4/10/2014 5:29:00 PM Description: Colorado left wing P.A. Parenteau (knee) is expected to return Thursday against the Canucks, according to nhl.com. Insight: Parenteau hasn't played since March 10. The veteran has 33 points in 53 games this season, down from 43 points in 48 games in 2012-13.
Andrew Ladd, LW, WIN 4/10/2014 5:27:00 PM Description: Winnipeg left wing Andrew Ladd (elbow) will miss the final two games of the season, according to Patrick Williams of nhl.com. Insight: Ladd will finish the season with 23 goals, 31 assists (54 points), 57 PIM and 189 SOG in 78 games. He had 18 goals and 28 assists (46 points) in 48 games last season, but that ppg average was an outlier.
Patrik Elias, LW, NJD 4/10/2014 5:17:00 PM Description: Devils winger Patrik Elias (head) will return to the lineup Thursday, according to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record. Insight: Elias (17 G, 34 A) suffered a head injury Friday against the Capitals and he missed the last two games. He sat out 17 games this season.
Nathan Gerbe, LW, CAR 4/10/2014 5:01:00 PM Description: Hurricanes left wing Nathan Gerbe (undisclosed) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Capitals, according to nhl.com. Insight: Gerbe sat out of Wednesday's practice for maintenance. He has 16 goals, 15 assists and 217 SOG this season.
Dustin Penner, LW, WAS 4/10/2014 4:59:00 PM Description: Washington left wing Dustin Penner (upper body) returned to action Tuesday but played just nine minutes. Insight: Penner (14 G, 21 A) has just three points in 15 games since he was traded to the Capitals.
Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT 4/9/2014 8:30:00 PM Description: Pittsburgh left wing Chris Kunitz (lower body) returned to the lineup Wednesday. Insight: He sat out Sunday with a minor lower-body issue.
Raffi Torres, LW, SJS 4/9/2014 4:37:00 PM Description: San Jose left wing Raffi Torres (sore right knee) could be back Wednesday, according to nhl.com. Insight: After undergoing offseason knee surgery to repair a torn right ACL, Torres didn't make his season debut until Feb. 27 and he played just five games before experiencing soreness.
Nick Foligno, LW, CLB 4/9/2014 4:24:00 PM Description: A lower-body injury will keep Columbus LW Nick Foligno out for the rest of the regular season, according to nhl.com. Insight: Foligno will finish the season with 18 goals, 21 assists, 96 PIM and 111 SOG.
P.A. Parenteau, LW, COL 4/9/2014 11:44:00 AM Description: Colorado left wing P.A. Parenteau expects to play Friday against San Jose. SOURCE: Denver Post Insight: He's missed the last 14 games with an MCL injury. Parenteau has posted a combined 76 points with a -6 rating over his last two seasons.
Ondrej Palat, LW, TAM Hot 4/8/2014 10:13:00 PM Description: Lightning rookie winger Ondrej Palat scored two goals Tuesday against the Maple Leafs. Insight: Palat has generated six points during a four-game scoring streak and 57 points in 79 games this season. If not for Nathan MacKinnon, Palat would be a run-away Calder Trophy winner.
Drayson Bowman, LW, CAR 4/8/2014 4:53:00 PM Description: Hurricanes forward Drayson Bowman (illness) is expected to play Tuesday against the Rangers, according to nhl.com. Insight: Bowman (4 G, 7 A) missed the last two games due to illness.
Marcus Foligno, LW, BUF 4/8/2014 4:47:00 PM Description: Sabres left wing Marcus Foligno (lower body) will return to action Tuesday against the Red Wings, according to nhl.com. Insight: Foligno (7 G, 10 A) missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.
Evander Kane, LW, WIN 4/7/2014 7:35:00 PM Description: Jets left wing Evander Kane is back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch Saturday against Toronto. SOURCE: Jets on Twitter Insight: It's unknown if Kane's absence Saturday was performance-based or related to something that happened off the ice. He's been held without a goal in each of his last seven appearances.
Zac Rinaldo, LW, PHI 4/7/2014 7:29:00 PM Description: Philadelphia enforcer Zac Rinaldo has been susepended for the final four games of the regular season. SOURCE: NHL.com Insight: The punishment stems from an illegal hit on Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel on Sunday. Rinaldo's 153 penalty minutes this season are fourth-most in the NHL.
Dustin Byfuglien, LW, WIN 4/7/2014 7:21:00 PM Description: Winnipeg LW/D Dustin Byfuglien has been diagnosed with a torn muscle and will the rest of the 2013-14 season. SOURCE: Jets on Twitter Insight: There are only three games left in the season so it makes sense to shut him down. Byfuglien produced 56 points this season while holding dual forward and defenseman eligibility.
Dustin Byfuglien, LW, WIN 4/7/2014 12:05:00 PM Description: Jets D Dustin Byfuglien left Saturday's game due to an upper-body injury and is doubtful for Monday's game against Minnesota. Insight: Byfuglien (20 G, 36 A) is a must start when healthy, but that's unlikely for Monday.
Patrik Elias, LW, NJD 4/7/2014 11:39:00 AM Description: Devils winger Patrik Elias (head) is doubtful for Monday's game against Calgary. Insight: Elias suffered a head injury Friday against the Capitals and he missed his 16th game of the season Saturday. The veteran has had another solid season with 17 goals and 34 assists (51 points) on 109 SOG in 62 games.
Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT 4/6/2014 7:16:00 PM Description: Pittsburgh left wing Chris Kunitz won't be on the ice Sunday against Colorado. SOURCE: Penguins on Twitter Insight: He's sitting out with a lower-body issue. The Penguins are already locked into the No. 2 seed and will probably look to rest some of their starters between now and the end of the regular season.
Brandon Saad, LW, CHI Cold 4/6/2014 12:57:00 PM Description: The Blackhawks will make Brandon Saad a healthy scratch on Sunday against the Blues, according to Tracey Myers of csnchicago.com. Insight: Saad has recorded just one point and a -6 rating his last nine games.
Mats Zuccarello, LW, NYR Hot 4/5/2014 10:00:00 PM Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello has generated seven points (four goals) during a four-game points streak. Insight: Zuccarello scored two goals Saturday against Ottawa and has 12 points over his last 10 games. He leads the Rangers with 57 points in 74 games this season.
Jamie Benn, LW, DAL 4/5/2014 9:46:00 PM Description: Stars left wing Jamie Benn had two goals and one assist Saturday against the Lightning. Insight: Benn has a career-high 32 goals, 74 points and 258 SOG in 77 games.
Loui Eriksson, LW, BOS 4/5/2014 9:12:00 PM Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson assisted four goals on Saturday against the Flyers. Insight: Eriksson was acquired in the Tyler Seguin trade. He has missed a lot of time this season due to concussions and provided just 34 points in 57 games.
Milan Lucic, LW, BOS 4/5/2014 9:09:00 PM Description: Boston left wing Milan Lucic had two goals and one assist Saturday against the Flyers. Insight: The 25-year-old Lucic (24 G, 34 A) is two points shy of his third season with at least 60 points. With 87 PIM, a +30 differential and 148 SOG, Lucic has been a top-50 fantasy option this season.
Evander Kane, LW, WIN Cold 4/5/2014 6:37:00 PM Description: Winnipeg left wing Evander Kane will be a healthy scratch Saturday, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun. Insight: Kane has played just 60 games this season and produced 17 goals and 39 points, a disappointing total for a player with his talent. The 22-year-old has scored two goals in his past 21 games.
Patrik Elias, LW, NJD 4/5/2014 5:31:00 PM Description: Devils winger Patrik Elias (head) will not play Saturday at Carolina, according to nj.com. Insight: Elias suffered an apparent head injury Friday against the Capitals and he will miss his 16th game of the season Saturday. The veteran has had another solid season, generating 17 goals and 34 assists (51 points) in 62 games.
Dustin Penner, LW, WAS 4/5/2014 4:37:00 PM Description: Washington left wing Dustin Penner will miss Saturday's game due to an upper-body injury. Insight: Penner (14 G, 21 A) has just three points in 14 games since he was traded to the Capitals.
Erik Cole, LW, DAL 4/5/2014 3:59:00 PM Description: Dallas right wing Erik Cole (upper body) will be a game-time decision Saturday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. Insight: Cole missed the last seven games. He has 16 goals, 13 assists, 133 SOG and a -17 rating in 69 games this season.
Jussi Jokinen, LW, PIT 4/5/2014 3:23:00 PM Description: Pittsburgh left wing Jussi Jokinen (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game at Minnesota, according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviw. Insight: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said his injury is not serious but didn't specify further. Jokinen has 18 goals and 35 assists in 77 games this season.
Evander Kane, LW, WIN 4/5/2014 3:19:00 PM Description: Winnipeg left wing Evander Kane could be a healthy scratch Saturday, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun. Insight: Kane stayed on the ice after the Jets morning skate ended, which is a typical action for a player that will be scratched. Kane has played just 60 games this season and produced 17 goals and 39 points, a disappointing total for a player with his talent.
Cody McLeod, LW, COL 4/5/2014 11:49:00 AM Description: Colorado winger Cody McLeod is doubtful for Saturday's game against St. Louis while dealing with a sprained left ankle/knee. Insight: McLeod's value to fantasy owners is exclusively due to his ability to rack up penalty minutes. While he's averaged just 13 points per season over the last five campaigns, he's put up an average of 154 minutes in penalties. He has 13 points and 122 PIM this season.
Max Pacioretty, LW, MON 4/4/2014 10:12:00 PM Description: Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty had a monster game Friday against Ottawa. Insight: Pacioretty finished the evening with three goals and two assists. He's tied with Joe Pavelski and Tyler Seguin for the league-lead in hat tricks this season (three each).
Curtis Glencross, LW, CAL 4/3/2014 10:37:00 PM Description: Calgary left wing Curtis Glencross found the net twice Thurday in a win over Tampa Bay. Insight: Those were his first goals since netting a hat trick March 22nd against Edmonton. His season goal total is up to 12 (33 games).
Bryan Bickell, LW, CHI 4/3/2014 2:42:00 PM Description: Blackhawks winger Bryan Bickell (upper body) will be back in the lineup on Thursday, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Insight: Bickell (10 G, 2 A) doesn't produce enough stats to be of any use for fantasy owners.