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Matt Beleskey Headshot

Beleskey is slated to work on a line with Ryan Spooner and Jimmy Hayes in Thursday's game against the Stars, CSN New England reports.

After being out of the lineup for a couple of games, Beleskey will draw back into the mix Thursday, with Frank Vatrano day-to-day with an upper-body injury. In his second season in a Boston uniform, Beleskey has dropped off the fantasy radar, with just three goals and eight points to go along with a minus-12 rating over 43 games.
4:16 pm (EST)
Chris Herrmann Headshot

Herrmann has gone 15-for-48 (.313 average) with two home runs, four RBI and a 7:14 BB:K through 19 Cactus League games.

He's been on a bit of a roll of late, hitting safely in five straight games with two homers over that span. While Chris iannetta and Jeff Mathis appear in line to handle most of the catching duties for Arizona, Herrmann's defensive versatility could afford him a chance in a super-utility role. The playing time remains uncertain, but Herrmann's bat and eligibility make him interesting in deeper two-catcher formats.
4:15 pm (EST)
Cheslor Cuthbert Headshot

After being hit by a pitch Sunday, Cuthbert has been active the Royals' Cactus League games since.

Cuthbert has played in two games since getting hit, over which he's gone 2-for-6 with a home run. Once the regular season gets going, he'll be set to provide depth around the infield for Kansas City.
4:15 pm (EST)
Loui Eriksson Headshot

Eriksson (lower body) will return to the lineup for Friday night's game against the Kings.

The hobbled Canucks are finally starting to get healthy, as Eriksson and Troy Stecher will both return to the lineup for Friday's game. Unfortunately, it's too little too late for the team in Vancouver and Eriksson's recent form -- three points in his last 19 games -- suggests that he won't likely be a decent fantasy play in all but the deepest of formats.
4:13 pm (EST)
Joey Rickard Headshot

Rickard will begin the season on the Orioles' 25-man roster, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Last season's spring surprise impressed again this year by slashing .302/.464/.491 in 30 spring games, ultimately forcing the Orioles to reward him with another trip to the big leagues. Barring any extraneous circumstances, this move seems to have Rickard in line to be on the small side of a platoon with Hyun Soo Kim in left field.
4:13 pm (EST)
Marc Gasol Headshot

Gasol (foot) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Mavericks, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. "He feels a little better. It'll be a game-time decision, but right now, I just don't see it", coach David Fidzdale said.

It doesn't sound like the Grizzlies are very optimistic about Gasol's chances of suiting up, but there's always the possibility of a player recovering quicker than expected, so continue to monitor his status up until tip. We should get additional word after Friday's morning shootaround, although if he's ultimately ruled out, Brandan Wright and Zach Randolph would be in line to see an uptick in minutes.
4:03 pm (EST)
Wade Miley Headshot

Miley will start the regular season on the disabled list, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

The left-hander is a bit behind the other pitchers after being hit in the shoulder by a comebacker earlier in the spring and then being sidelined by an illness later. This will allow the Orioles to stash him on the DL until they need him to start on Sunday April 9 and carry 11 relievers until then. Miley is expected to be completely healthy when that day comes around, but for the time being, he'll bide his time on the disabled list.
4:02 pm (EST)
Ryan Miller Headshot

Miller will be the starting goalie for Friday's clash with the Kings.

Miller has lost eight of his last nine starts, posting a .912 save percentage and 3.36 GAA during that span. Despite this poor play, the 36-year-old could continue to see the bulk of the starts with the news that Jacob Markstrom will undergo season-ending knee surgery, though Richard Bachman could steal a start or two near the end of the season. Miller does draw a nice matchup Friday though, as the Kings rank 29th in the NHL with 2.08 goals per game on the road.
4:01 pm (EST)
Troy Stecher Headshot

Stecher (upper body) will get back in the lineup against the Kings on Friday.

The rookie defenseman has made an impact with the Canucks and fantasy owners in some of the deeper formats, notching three goals and 24 assists -- including eight power-play points -- in 65 games. He's capable of logging big minutes as well.
4:01 pm (EST)
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