Charlie Lindgren G MTL 17 minutes ago
Lindgren was recalled on an emergency basis Wednesday.
Despite information regarding a potential injury to Carey Price being limited, it seems to be more than nothing now that Lindgren's been called up. Whether or not Lindgren sees any game action during his recall remains to be seen, though if he does, the 24-year-old netminder could be worth a look for fantasy owners. In eight games with the Habs, Lindgren is 3-4-1 with a 2.43 GAA and .924 save percentage.
Noah Juulsen D MTL 30 minutes ago
Juulsen was recalled from AHL Laval on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old, who gained prominence playing for the WHL's Everett Silvertips, projects to be the seventh defenseman on the active roster for Thursday's home game against the Rangers. Juulsen displayed supreme passing skills at junior, but it could take him awhile to adjust to the rapid-fire nature of the NHL, so temper your expectations for now.
Nathan Gerbe LW FA 33 minutes ago
Gerbe was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Wednesday, George Richards of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The diminutive forward last played in the NHL during the 2015-16 campaign, tallying three goals and seven points in 47 games as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Gerbe then spent 2016-17 and part of this season with Geneve Servette of the Swiss-A league, totaling 13 goals and 35 points over 45 contests before signing with Columbus in January. It's unclear whether Gerbe will feature for the Jackets during his recall, but if he does, it'll likely come in a fourth-line role where the 2008 NCAA champion will have limited opportunities to get his name on the scoresheet.
IRMarkus Hannikainen W CBJ 42 minutes ago
The Blue Jackets placed Hannikainen (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, George Richards of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The specific nature of Hannikainen's ailment remains a mystery, but fantasy owners shouldn't need to concern themselves with his status anyway, as he's only tallied two goals and four points while averaging a mere 7:58 of ice time per game in 29 contests this campaign. The Blue Jackets should provide an update on the 24-year-old winger's status once he's cleared to return to game action.
Jon Merrill D VGK 1 hour ago
Merrill (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve and is slated to return to the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with Calgary, SinBin.vegas reports.
The former Michigan Wolverine will be suiting up for the first time since Jan. 4, having missed 20 games while recovering his health. With just a single goal and assist in 14 contests, Merrill doesn't typically offer much from a fantasy standpoint, though partnering with the offensive-minded Colin Miller -- as he's projected to do Wednesday -- could provide a spark to Merrill's attacking play.
Nick Lappin RW NJ 1 hour ago
Lappin was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Wednesday.
Lappin was originally called up as a reinforcement option with Brian Boyle questionable to play in a Feb. 13 contest against the Flyers -- he didn't suit up for that one or the following two games, but has since returned for a Devils team looking to secure a playoff spot. Lappin is lauded for his ability to contribute in all situations, but he'll have to bide his time in the minors a while longer. The undrafted winger will look to build upon his season total of 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) through 42 games for the AHL's Devils.
DTDPatrick Maroon LW EDM 1 hour ago
Maroon missed Wednesday's practice due to a lower-body injury, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
The common sentiment among Edmonton-based hockey reporters is that Maroon simply took a maintenance day, so there's hope that this is not an injury that will prevent him from suiting up Thursday against the Avalanche. He's also been the subject of trade rumors ahead of Monday's deadline, so that needs to be taken into consideration as well.
Laurent Brossoit G EDM 1 hour ago
Brossoit was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old netminder's most recent spell with the Oilers lasted all of five days and came to a close without Brossoit seeing any game action. Brossoit has had a difficult go of things regardless of the level he's played at this season, allowing over three goals per game with Edmonton and Bakersfield while carrying an overall save percentage of .881. If either of the Oilers' current goaltending duo of Cam Talbot and Al Montoya experience any injury problems in the remainder of the season then Brossoit will likely be recalled once again.
DTDJohn Gibson G ANA 2 hours ago
Gibson (lower body) won't dress for Wednesday's game against the Stars.
With Gibson unavailable, Ryan Miller will draw the start against Dallas, with Reto Berra slotting in as his backup. Gibson's injury isn't believed to be overly serious, so he could be ready to return to action as soon as Saturday against Arizona.
Xavier Ouellet D DET 2 hours ago
Ouellet could be traded ahead of Monday's dealing deadline, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Ouellet hasn't lived up to expectations since the Red Wings took him in the second round (48th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Frenchman, who came close to averaging a point-per-game with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL between 2011-13, has only garnered 20 points through 132 games on hockey's grandest stage. However, given that he is capable of setting up scores, Ouellet could turn out to be a solid addition for a contender as long as he's not asked to do too much.