Dan Girardi D NYR 4 Hrs
Daniel Girardi picked up his second goal of the season for the Rangers, but the team dropped a 4-2 decision to Columbus on Thursday.
Girardi is far from an offensive juggernaut and probably shouldn't be owned in anything, but the deepest of leagues. Dominic Moore also picked up his first goal of the season in the defeat.
Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 4 Hrs
Henrik Lundqvist had a quick outing in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Columbus on Tuesday.
Lundqvist allowed three goals on 13 shots in just 11 minutes of action before he was replaced by backup Cam Talbot for the remainder of the game. King Henrik has struggled to find his game this season, but we're still confident in his ability to bounce back.
Curtis McElhinney G CLS 4 Hrs
Curtis McElhinney was forced to leave Thursday's 4-2 victory over the Rangers after sustaining a lower body injury during the first period.
McElhinney was replaced by Mike McKenna for the final two frames and he blocked 17 of 18 shots to earn a victory. Consider McElhinney day-to-day until further notice.
Ryan Johansen C CLS 4 Hrs
Ryan Johansen scored a goal to extend his point streak to seven in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
Johansen is leading the Blue Jackets in scoring by a wide margin and is finally beginning to fulfill the potential that helped him get drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft. Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard all scored goals for Columbus in the win.
Joe Pavelski RW SAN 8 Hrs
Joe Pavelski will return to the third line Thursday night.
He will skate with Tommy Wingels and Matt Nieto. "It opened up a lot of time and space for Pav, Matt and Tommy," coach Todd McLellan said. "With them getting back together, they have that opportunity to have that success again, but they need help. They need the other lines to be doing what they're supposed to be doing." Pavelski has played as the Sharks' third line center for most of the season, but he had been skating with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau for the past two games. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 31 games this year.
Ryan Strome C NYI 9 Hrs
Ryan Strome won't make his NHL debut Thursday when the Islanders play Phoenix.
"We wanted to get him in here, get acclimated to our meetings, have some time to sit down with him," coach Jack Capuano said. "The AHL is a good league, but this is a big difference up here." He's expected to play against Montreal on Saturday. Strome will play center when he debuts and his linemates could be Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck or Nelson and Josh Bailey.