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Center Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
David Backes, C, STL4/19/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (upper body) left Game 2 of the Blues' series against the Blackhawks in the third period Saturday after getting his head taken off by Brent Seabrook.
Insight: Backes was battling for the puck in the left corner behind Chicago's net and turned into a shoulder-first hit to the face from Seabrook. The hit knocked Backes' head into the boards and led to an ejection for Seabrook.
Matt Duchene, C, COL4/19/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Colorado center Matt Duchene (knee) isn't expected to play in the first round of the postseason, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Duchene 23 G, 47 A) missed all of April due to a knee injury. The Avalanche will attempt to go up 2-0 on the Wild Saturday without their young center.
John Mitchell, C, COL4/19/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Avalanche center John Mitchell (concussion) is doubtful for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Minnesota.
Insight: Mitchell sat out the last two games of the regular season and ended up with 11 goals, 21 assists and 107 SOG. It's a concussion, so there is no clear timetable for his return.
R.J. Umberger, C, CLB4/19/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Umberger (18 goals, 16 assists, 26 PIM and 136 SOG in 74 games) skated in practice Friday. He'll likely be on the third line with center Artem Anisimov and right wing Blake Comeau.
Patrik Berglund, C, STL4/19/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Blues center Patrik Berglund (shoulder) is doubtful for Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Chicago despite skating Friday morning.
Insight: Berglund missed the last game of the regular season and the first game of the playoffs. He had 14 goals, 18 assists and 144 SOG in 78 games this season.
Alex Galchenyuk, C, MON4/18/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk suffered a right knee injury and is expected to miss the first round of the playoffs, according to a Montreal Gazette report.
Insight: Galchenyuk has had a disappointing sopohmore season, producing 13 goals and 18 assists in 65 games. He had nine goals and 18 assists in 48 games as a rookie.
Chris Kelly, C, BOS4/18/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is doubtful for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) didn't practice Thursday, but hopefully will be ready later in the series.
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS4/18/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Bergeron didn't play in the season finale Sunday, but was back on the ice Wednesday. He finished the regular season with 30 goals, 32 assists, 243 SOG, 43 PIM and a +38 rating.
Brad Richards, C, NYR4/17/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Brad Richards played a big role in Thursday's Game 1 victory over the Flyers.
Insight: Richards finished the night with one goal and two assists. All three of his points came in the third period. New York leads 1-0 heading into Sunday's Game 2 at MSG.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA4/17/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf took a shot to the face Wednesday in Game 1 but should be ready for Friday's Game 2. SOURCE: Eric Stephens, Orange County Register
Insight: If you have a weak stomach you're not going to want to see the replay. Getzlaf's a hockey player though so he'll brush it off. He had two points in Anaheim's win on Wednesday night (one goal, one assist).
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM4/16/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos lit the lamp twice in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Montreal.
Insight: His second goal tied the game at four with a little over six minutes remaining in the third period. Stamkos now has eight goals in 19 career postseason games.
Derick Brassard, C, NYR4/16/2014 1:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard (back) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Flyers on Thursday, according to Katie Strang of ESPN.
Insight: Brassard left Tuesday's practice with a lower-back injury but said it was precautionary. He had 18 goals, 27 points, 159 SOG and 46 PIM in 81 games this season.
T.J. Oshie, C, STL4/16/2014 12:35:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center T.J. Oshie (upper body) hasn't been cleared for contact yet, according to Andy Strickland of Big 550 KTRS.
Insight: Oshie took a high hit last Thursday and is questionable for Game 1 of the postseason on Thursday against the Blackhawks. The 27-year-old had a career-high 21 goals and 60 points in 79 games this season.
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN4/15/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikael Granlund (head) is expected to return to the lineup in Game 1 of the postseson Thursday against the Avalanche, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Granlund missed all of April and finished with eight goals, 33 assists and 104 SOG in 63 contests.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT4/15/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (hairline fracture in his foot) practiced Tuesday for the first time since his injury, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Malkin hasn't played in a game since March 23rd and is questionable for Game 1 of the playoffs against the Blue Jackets. The superstar center totaled 72 points (23 goals) in 60 games this season.
Valtteri Filppula, C, TAM4/15/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Valtteri Filppula expects to play Wednesday when the Lightning open postseason play against Montreal. SOURCE: Lightning.nhl.com
Insight: Filppula missed Tampa Bay's final two regular season games with a lower body injury. He was third on the team in scoring this season with 58 points in 75 games (25 goals, 33 assists).
John Mitchell, C, COL4/14/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center John Mitchell has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Mitchell sat out the last two games of the regular season and ended up with 11 goals, 21 assists and 107 SOG. He's not expected to play in Game 1 of the postseason.
Lars Eller, C, MON4/14/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Canadiens center Lars Eller (illness) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Insight: Eller missed the last three games of the regular season and finished with just 26 points (12 goals) and a -15 rating in 77 games. The 24-year-old is hoping to have a better postseason than he did last year, when he suffered a concussion and a broken nose on a devastating hit in the playoff opener against Ottawa.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT4/14/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (hairline fracture in his foot) is questionable for Game 1 of the postseason against Columbus, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Malkin hasn't played in a game since March 23rd. The superstar center totaled 72 points (23 goals) in 60 games this season.
Valtteri Filppula, C, TAM4/14/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (lower body) is uncertain to play in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Canadiens, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Filppula (25 G, 33 A) suffered a lower-body injury last Thursday against the Flyers and sat out the regular season finale. He finished with a career-high 25 goals to go with 33 assists (58 points) and 131 SOG in 75 games.
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI4/14/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (arm) will practice with the team Tuesday for the first time since he suffered his injury on March 30, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Toews took a big hit from Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik on March 30 and missed the rest of the regular season. He's expected to be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs.
Patrik Berglund, C, STL4/14/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Blues center Patrik Berglund (upper body) is not expected to play in St. Louis' first postseason game against the Blackhawks Thursday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Berglund missed the last game of the regular season and could be out more than one playoff game. He had 14 goals, 18 assists and 144 SOG in 78 games this season.
Vladimir Sobotka, C, STL4/14/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka (lower body) should be back Thursday against the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the playoffs, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Sobotka had a career-high nine goals and 24 assists (33 points) in 61 games this season but missed the last two games of the regular season.
T.J. Oshie, C, STL4/14/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center T.J. Oshie (upper body) should be available for Game 1 of the postseason against the Blackhawks, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Oshie took a high hit on Thursday and is day-to-day. The 27-year-old had a career-high 21 goals and 60 points in 79 games this season.
David Backes, C, STL4/14/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (lower body) is expected to return for Game 1 of the postseason against the Blackhawks, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Backes (27 G, 30 A, 119 PIM, 165 SOG) missed the last three games of the regular season.
Anze Kopitar, C, LOS4/14/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar quietly had another very good season.
Insight: Kopitar scored 29 goals, had 41 assists (70 points), attempted 200 SOG and recorded a +34 rating. He was the only non-Bruin in the top five in plus/minus.
Craig Smith, C, NASHot4/13/2014 11:01:00 PM
Description: Nashville forward Craig Smith torched the Wild for four points (2 G, 2 A) Sunday night.
Insight: Smith had eight points in his last four games to finish with a career-high 52 points (24 G, 28 A) and 215 SOG in 79 games.
Anders Lee, C, NYIHot4/13/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Islanders center Anders Lee scored three goals in his last two games.
Insight: Lee will finish with 14 points (nine goals) in 22 games after being summoned from the AHL after the Olympic break.
Eric Staal, C, CAR4/13/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Carolina center Eric Staal ended a disappointing season on a high note with two goals Sunday at Philadelphia.
Insight: It was Staal's first multi-goal game since Jan. 27. The center had 61 points (21 goals, 40 assists) in 79 games this season, his least for a non-lockout season since his rookie year in 2003-04.
Travis Zajac, C, NJD4/13/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Devils center Travis Zajac had a goal and an assist Sunday to end the season with 48 points in 80 games.
Insight: Zajac (18 G, 30 A) had back-to-back seasons with at least 62 points in 2009 and 2010 but hadn't produced more than 44 points in any of his other five NHL seasons before this one.
Riley Sheahan, C, DETHot4/13/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Riley Sheahan will head into the postseason having scored a goal in his last three games.
Insight: The 2010 first-rounder ended the regular season with nine goals and 15 assists (24 points) in 42 games. He'll try to stay hot against the Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Pavel Datsyuk, C, DET4/13/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) had his first multi-point game since Dec. 28 Sunday in the regular season finale against the Blues.
Insight: Datsyuk missed 30 games due to knee inflammation from January-April. He put up four points in six games since he returned to action and finished the regular season with 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points) in 45 games.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA4/13/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: The Ducks made Ryan Getzlaf a healthy scratch Sunday as they prepare for the playoffs.
Insight: Getzlaf will finish second in the NHL to Sidney Crosby with 87 points, a career high. He also scored a career-high 31 goals this season.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT4/13/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby (rest) was a healthy scratch for Sunday's regular season finale.
Insight: Pittsburgh is preparing for the postseason. Crosby missed just two games this season and won the Art Ross Trophy (most points in the NHL) for the second time in his career with 104 points (36 goals, 68 assists). He'll likely capture his second Hart Trophy as well.
Patrik Berglund, C, STL4/13/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Blues center Patrik Berglund (rest) didn't play Sunday.
Insight: Berglund was rested, along with many other key players. He had 14 goals, 18 assists and 144 SOG in 78 games this season.
T.J. Oshie, C, STL4/13/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center T.J. Oshie (upper body) didn't play in the final game of the regular season Sunday.
Insight: Oshie took a high hit on Thursday and is day-to-day. The 27-year-old had a career-high 21 goals and 60 points in 79 games this season.
David Krejci, C, BOS4/13/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: The Bruins rested David Krejci for the regular season finale Sunday against the Devils.
Insight: Krejci will finish with a team- and career-high 69 points (19 goals, 50 assists) in 80 games.
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOSHot4/13/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron's undisclosed injury was deemed "very minor" by coach Claude Julien. SOURCE: Bruins on Twitter.
Insight: Bergeron didn't play in the season finale Sunday after sitting out some of Saturday's game. He'll finish the regular season with 30 goals, 32 assists, 243 SOG, 43 PIM and a +38 rating and should be ready for the playoffs.
Valtteri Filppula, C, TAM4/13/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (lower body) missed Sunday's regular season finale.
Insight: Filppula (25 G, 33 A) suffered a lower-body injury Thursday against the Flyers. He's scored just one point in five games this month after producing 16 in March and will finish with a career-high 25 goals, 58 points and 131 SOG in 75 games.
Mikael Backlund, C, CAL4/13/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund (upper body) will miss the Flames' final game of the season Sunday against the Canucks.
Insight: Backlund hasn't played since April 3 and will finish with 18 goals, 21 assists and 178 SOG in 76 games.
Joe Pavelski, C, SJS4/13/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Joe Pavelski potted two goals Saturday in a win over Phoenix.
Insight: Saturday was Pavelski's ninth multi-goal game of the season. Pavelski was one of 28 players in the league who did not miss game during the regular season. With that being said, it's no wonder he was able to produce career-highs in nearly every offensive statistic (41 goals, 79 points, +23).
Anze Kopitar, C, LOS4/13/2014 9:01:00 AM
Description: Kings center Anze Kopitar found the net twice Saturday in a shootout loss to Anaheim.
Insight: He missed his only shootout attempt. The two goals brings Kopitar's scoring streak to three games in a row. Los Angeles will face San Jose in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
David Krejci, C, BOS4/12/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: David Krejci helped Boston clinch the President's Trophy by delivering two goals Saturday in a 4-1 win over Buffalo.
Insight: It's the team's first President's Trophy since 1989-90 when Ray Bourque and Cam Neely were running things in Beantown. Krejci is in the midst of his best season as a professional with a team-high 69 points in 80 appearances.
Saku Koivu, C, ANA4/12/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: Anaheim center Saku Koivu will miss Saturday's game against Los Angeles for rest.
Insight: Koivu has scored 10 goals with 18 assist this season which isn't fantasy worthy for a center.
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN4/12/2014 2:30:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikael Granlund (upper body) isn't expected to play Sunday.
Insight: The 22-year-old has been a solid contributor for Minnesota this season and hopes to be ready for the playoff (8 G, 33 A).
Lars Eller, C, MON4/12/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Montreal center Lars Eller (illness) will miss a third straight game Saturday against the NY Rangers.
Insight: Eller was a late scratch Wednesday and is still ill. He has played 77 games this season but has just 26 points (12 goals) and a -15 rating.
Mika Zibanejad, C, OTT4/12/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Senators center Mike Zibanejad (undisclosed) will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: Zibanejad was injured in Thursday's game against New Jersey and was taken to the hospital. The 2011 sixth-overall pick had 16 goals, 33 points and 153 SOG in 69 games this season.
Martin Hanzal, C, PHO4/12/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) is doubtful for Saturday's game against San Jose.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) has been in a slump with just one point in his last eight games and probably shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT4/12/2014 2:09:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (hairline fracture in his foot) was skating with his conditioning coach on Friday before practice.
Insight: Malkin hasn't played in a game since March 23rd, but could be ready for the start of the playoffs. The superstar center totaled 72 points (23 goals) in 60 games this season.
Dave Bolland, C, TOR4/12/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland (ankle) will miss Saturday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: Bolland is still dealing with an ankle injury and hasn't played since April 5. He scored 12 points in the 23 games he played this season.
Marcus Johansson, C, WAS4/12/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (upper body) never returned to Friday's game and is not expected to play on Saturday.
Insight: Johansson came into Friday with eight goals, 36 assists and 106 SOG in 79 games. He didn't return after taking a shot off his left hand.
Marcus Johansson, C, WAS4/11/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (upper body) never returned to Friday's game.
Insight: Johansson came into Friday with eight goals, 36 assists and 106 SOG in 79 games. He left after taking a shot off his arm.
Ryan Strome, C, NYI4/11/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Islanders rookie Ryan Strome has scored a goal in two straight games.
Insight: Strome, the 2011 No. 5 overall pick, has produced 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 21 games since he was recalled from the minors following the Olympic break.
Jiri Tlusty, C, CAR4/11/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Carolina center Jiri Tlusty has scored a goal in two straight games since he returned from an upper-body injury.
Insight: Tlusty (16 G, 12 A) hasn't done much this season but he has scored seven goals over his last 14 games.
Marcus Johansson, C, WAS4/11/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Capitals forward Marcus Johansson was hit in the arm by a shot during Friday's game and hasn't returned.
Insight: Johansson came into Friday with eight goals, 36 assists and 106 SOG in 79 games.
Paul Byron, C, CAL4/11/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Flames center Paul Byron (personal) will return to the lineup Friday, according to Pat Steinberg of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Byron hasn't played since April 1 due to personal reasons. He was expected to return on April 9 but didn't play.
Valtteri Filppula, C, TAM4/11/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (lower body) will miss Friday's game, according to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Filppula (25 G, 33 A) suffered a lower-body injury Thursday against the Flyers. He's scored just one point in five games this month after producing 16 in March.
Tomas Hertl, C, SJS4/11/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: San Jose rookie center Tomas Hertl (knee surgery) will return to the lineup Friday, according to csnbayarea.com.
Insight: The 20-year-old Hertl suffered damage to his MCL and PCL in a knee-on-knee collision with Kings forward Dustin Brown on Dec. 19 and hasn't played since. He was one of the favorites for the Calder Trophy with 15 goals and 10 assists in his first 35 games.
Derek Roy, C, STLCold4/11/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: The Blues will be without Derek Roy (upper body) on Friday against Dallas, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Roy has picked up just one point in his last 19 games.
Vladimir Sobotka, C, STL4/11/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka (lower body) will not play Friday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Sobotka has a career-high nine goals and 24 assists (33 points) in 61 games this season.
Adam Henrique, C, NJD4/11/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Devils center Adam Henrique (groin) will miss Friday's game, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Henrique (25 G, 18 A) suffered the injury last Friday and hasn't returned. He may be done for the season.
Nick Bjugstad, C, FLA4/10/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Florida forward Nick Bjugstad had two goals and one assist Thursday against Toronto.
Insight: The 21-year-old has 38 points in 75 games, tied for fourth among rookies.
Tyler Bozak, C, TOR4/10/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Despite playing just 57 games this season, Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak has recorded a career-high 49 points.
Insight: Bozak tied his previous career high of 47 points Saturday and went ahead with a goal and an assist Thursday at Florida.
Tyler Johnson, C, TAM4/10/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist Thursday against the Flyers to reach 50 points this season.
Insight: Johnson, teammate Ondrej Palat (58 points) and Nathan MacKinnon (62 points) are the only rookies who have hit the 40-point mark, and all three have 50 or more.
Dave Bolland, C, TOR4/10/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland (ankle) will miss Thursday's game.
Insight: Bolland is dealing with an ankle injury and hasn't played since April 5.
Lars Eller, C, MON4/10/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Montreal center Lars Eller (illness) will miss a second straight game Thursday.
Insight: Eller was a late scratch Wednesday and is still under the weather. He has played 77 games this season but has just 26 points (12 goals).
Adam Henrique, C, NJD4/10/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: Devils center Adam Henrique (groin) is out again Thursday, according to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record.
Insight: Henrique (25 G, 18 A) suffered the injury last Friday and hasn't returned.
David Backes, C, STL4/10/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (lower body) may miss the last three games of the regular season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Backes (27 G, 30 A, 119 PIM, 165 SOG) was hit in the left foot by a shot from teammate Alex Steen on Tuesday and is currently wearing a walking boot. He's definitely out Thursday against the Wild.
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOSHot4/10/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron is expected to get a night off Thursday against the Jets, according to nesn.com.
Insight: That's a tough break for fantasy owners chasing a title, as Bergeron is on a 12-game points streak.
Chris Kelly, C, BOS4/10/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) will not play Thursday, according to nesn.com.
Insight: The Bruins are optimistic that Kelly (9 G, 9 A) will be ready for the playoffs.
David Krejci, C, BOS4/10/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci sat out for rest Tuesday and will play Thursday, according to Patrick Williams of nhl.com.
Insight: Krejci leads the Bruins with 66 points and the NHL with a +39 rating.
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN4/10/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikael Granlund (upper body) isn't expected to play Thursday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: The 22-year-old has been a solid contributor for Minnesota this season, collecting eight goals and 33 assists in 63 games, but he hasn't played since March 31.
Martin Hanzal, C, PHOCold4/10/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) will not return Thursday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) has produced just five points in his last 19 games and hasn't played since April 4.
Colin Greening, C, OTT4/10/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com. Ottawa center Colin Greening (lower body) will miss another game Thursday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Greening has just six goals and 11 assists in 73 games. Throw in the -15 rating and he has no fantasy value.
Alex Galchenyuk, C, MON4/10/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Canadiens center Alex Galchenyuk suffered a right knee injury Wednesday night and could miss the first round of the playoffs, according to Tony Marinaro of TSN 690 Montreal.
Insight: Galchenyuk has had a disappointing sopohmore season, producing 13 goals and 18 assists in 65 games. He had nine goals and 18 assists in 48 games as a rookie.
Jiri Tlusty, C, CAR4/10/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Carolina center Jiri Tlusty (upper body) is probable for Thursday's game, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Tlusty (14 G, 12 A) returned to practice Monday but sat out again Tuesday.
Boyd Gordon, C, EDM4/9/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: Oilers forward Boyd Gordon (shoulder) will not return this season, according to Chris Wescott of edmontonoilers.com.
Insight: The 30-year-old Gordon has eight goals, 13 assists, 80 SOG and a -15 rating in 74 games this season.
Lars Eller, C, MON4/9/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Montreal center Lars Eller was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup due to an illness.
Insight: Eller has played 77 games this season but has just 26 points (12 goals).
Martin Hanzal, C, PHOCold4/9/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) missed Tuesday's game.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) has produced just five points in his last 19 games and hasn't played since April 4.
Paul Byron, C, CAL4/9/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Flames center Paul Byron (personal) will be back in the lineup Wednesday, according to Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun.
Insight: He missed the last three games due to personal reasons. Ten of Byron's 20 points this season came in March.
Matt Stajan, C, CAL4/9/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Calgary center Matt Stajan (personal) will return to the lineup Wednesday, according to Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun.
Insight: Stajan has picked up eight points in his last six games but last played on April 1.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT4/9/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby (upper body) returned to action Wednesday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Crosby (36 goals, 66 assists, +16) missed his first game of the season Sunday due to an upper-body injury.
David Backes, C, STL4/9/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (lower body) will miss Thursday's game, according to blues.nhl.com.
Insight: Backes (27 G, 30 A, 119 PIM, 165 SOG) suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot Tuesday. He could be back Friday.
R.J. Umberger, C, CLB4/9/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger (upper body) will miss the rest of the regular season, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Umberger has been a frequent healthy scratch lately and will finish the season with 18 goals, 16 assists, 26 PIM and 136 SOG in 74 games.
Brad Richards, C, NYR4/9/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: New York center Brad Richards found the net twice Tuesday in a win over Carolina.
Insight: That gives Richards 20 goals for the season, the ninth time he's reached that threshold in his career. Richards' goals Tuesday were his fourth and fifth since the Olympic Break.
Mikko Koivu, C, MINHot4/8/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu has gone off for 16 points over his last 12 games.
Insight: The 31-year-old center had two assists Tuesday, giving him 42 assists and 53 points in 63 games.
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOSHot4/8/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron extended his points streak to 12 games Tuesday against the Wild.
Insight: Bergeron scored his 29th goal of the season and attempted eight SOG. He has produced 16 points during the streak and 61 points this season.
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WAS4/8/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Nicklas Backstrom kept Washington's slim playoff hopes alive by providing two goals in Tuesday night's win over St. Louis.
Insight: Backstrom is now tied for seventh in the league in points (77). Depending on what happens over the last three games of the season, this could potentially be the first time since 2004 that a player other than Alex Ovechkin has led the Capitals in scoring.
Claude Giroux, C, PHIHot4/8/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored two goals Tuesday.
Insight: With that, Giroux reached the 80-point plateau for the second time in his career. He has 27 goals and 54 assists (81 points) in 79 games.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, FLA4/8/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau scored a goal Tuesday against the Flyers.
Insight: It was his ninth of the season. The 20-year-old won the Calder Trophy with 14 goals and 31 points in 48 games last season, but he has just 28 points in 67 games in 2013-14.
Vincent Lecavalier, C, PHI4/8/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia center Vincent Lecavalier had his second straight two-point game Tuesday at Florida.
Insight: Lecavalier has provided fantasy owners with seven points (five goals, two assists) over his last seven games, but he still has just 37 this season. That's his lowest total for a full season since 2001-02.
Jiri Tlusty, C, CAR4/8/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Carolina center Jiri Tlusty (upper body) missed his fourth straight game Tuesday.
Insight: Tlusty (14 G, 12 A) practiced Monday but wasn't ready to go.
Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF4/8/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Zemgus Girgensons scored both Sabres goals Tuesday in a loss to Detroit.
Insight: It's his first multi-goal game of the season. Buffalo has lost 15 of its last 17 games and holds the worst record in all of hockey (21-49-9).
Derek Stepan, C, NYR4/8/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Stepan has generated 21 points in 21 games since the Olympic break after putting up just 35 points in 59 games before it.
Jason Spezza, C, OTT4/8/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Jason Spezza led the Senators with two goals Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Insight: Spezza has now scored 20 or more goals eight times in his career including seven of the last eight seasons. The Blue Jackets' win over Phoenix on Tuesday eliminated Ottawa from the postseason. It's the first time the Senators have missed the playoffs since 2011.
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN4/8/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikael Granlund (upper body) will not play Tuesday against Boston, according to nhl.com.
Insight: The 22-year-old has been a solid contributor for Minnesota this season, collecting eight goals and 33 assists in 63 games, but he'll have to miss his fourth straight game Tuesday.
Martin Hanzal, C, PHOCold4/8/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (lower body) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Columbus, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Hanzal (15 G, 25 A) has produced just five points in his last 19 games. He'll try to avoid his 14th absence of the season Tuesday.
Jiri Tlusty, C, CAR4/8/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Carolina center Jiri Tlusty (upper body) could be back Tuesday against the Rangers, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Tlusty (14 G, 12 A) missed the last three games but practiced Monday.
Colin Greening, C, OTT4/8/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: According to nhl.com. Ottawa center Colin Greening will sit out Tuesday with a lower-body injury.
Insight: Greening has just six goals and 11 assists in 73 games. Throw in the -15 rating and he has no fantasy value.
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN4/7/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Wild center Mikael Granlund is doubtful for Monday's game against Winnipeg with an upper-body injury.
Insight: The 22-year-old has been a solid contributor for Minnesota this season, collecting eight goals and 33 assists in 63 games, but has missed the past two games.
Adam Henrique, C, NJD4/7/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Devils center Adam Henrique is questionable for Monday's game against Calgary with what is believed to be a groin injury.
Insight: Henrique (25 G, 18 A) suffered an injury during Friday's game and missed Saturday's game. He is pointless in his last three games.
Mikael Backlund, C, CAL4/7/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund missed Friday's game with a hand injury and is questionable for Monday at New Jersey.
Insight: Backlund has just one point in his last six games. The 25-year-old has totaled 18 goals and 21 assists in 76 games on 178 SOG.
Brandon Sutter, C, PIT4/6/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Brandon Sutter provided two goals Sunday in a win against the Avalanche.
Insight: He logged a season-high 23 and a half minutes of ice time. Sutter (13 goals, 13 assists) will probably see a similar workload Wednesday if head coach Dan Bylsma decides to rest Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz again.
Brayden Schenn, C, PHI4/6/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Brayden Schenn found the net twice Sunday in a win against Buffalo.
Insight: That ends a seven-game scoring drought for the 22-year-old. Sunday was Schenn's second multi-goal game of the season and the fifth of his career.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT4/6/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby (upper-body) won't be suiting up Sunday versus Colorado. SOURCE: Penguins on Twitter
Insight: This will be the first game Crosby (36 goals, 66 assists, +16) has missed this season. He's the front-runner for MVP.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT4/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is still dealing with a hairline fracture in his foot and might miss the start of the postseason. SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: This means it's safe to drop Malkin from most fantasy leagues. He hasn't played in a game since March 23rd.
Pavel Datsyuk, C, DET4/5/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) had his first point since Dec. 30 with a goal Saturday.
Insight: Datsyuk missed 30 of 34 games due to knee inflammation before returning to the lineup Friday against the Sabres.
Bryan Little, C, WINHot4/5/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Jets center Bryan Little has blown away his former career high of 51 points with 63 points this season.
Insight: Little has 23 goals and a career-high 40 assists in 79 games. He has produced nine points in his last nine games.
Olli Jokinen, C, WIN4/5/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg center Olli Jokinen has scored a goal in two straight games.
Insight: Jokinen didn't have any points in his previous six games. The 35-year-old has 18 goals and 42 points in 79 games this season.
Tyler Seguin, C, DALHot4/5/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Tyler Seguin scored a goal and had one assist Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Seguin has scored a goal in three straight games and 35 this season. The 22-year-old has 80 points, a career high.
Paul Stastny, C, COLHot4/5/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Paul Stastny extended his points streak to six games with a goal and two assists Saturday at St. Louis.
Insight: Stastny has 57 points (22 goals) in 66 games this season. The 28-year-old has hit the 50-point mark six times in his career but hasn't reached 60 since 2009-10.
Ryan O'Reilly, C, COL4/5/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly scored his 27th goal Saturday at St. Louis.
Insight: The 23-year-old O'Reilly reached 60 points for the first time in his five-year career with the goal.
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL4/5/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon had two points Saturday to reach 60 for the season.
Insight: MacKinnon is one of two rookies (Jeff Skinner was the other) over the last six seasons to hit the 60-point mark. He has scored 24 goals and assisted on 36 others. The 18-year-old also has a +22 rating and 219 SOG in 77 games.
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS4/5/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal Saturday against the Islanders.
Insight: It's the third goal of the 21-year-old's career. Kuznetsov made his NHL debut 13 games ago and has eight points.
Henrik Sedin, C, VAN4/5/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Canucks center Henrik Sedin (leg) will get back in the lineup Saturday against the Kings, according to the Vancouver Province.
Insight: Sedin missed the last four games with a leg injury. The 33-year-old has just 46 points this season, his least for a full NHL campaign since 2003-04.
Adam Henrique, C, NJD4/5/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: The Devils will not have Adam Henrique (undisclosed) Saturday against the Hurricanes, according to nj.com.
Insight: Henrique (25 G, 18 A) suffered an injury during Friday's game and didn't travel with the team to Raleigh.