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Kay Felder Headshot

Felder will be the team's backup point guard during Saturday's game against the Spurs, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Ryan Arcidiacono was the team's reserve point guard to open the season, but after one game, coach Fred Hoiberg may have changed his mind. In 16 minutes Thursday, Felder posted six points and six assists.
3:41 pm (EST)
Leon Draisaitl Headshot

Draisaitl (concussion) will not be in the lineup against the Flyers on Saturday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Initial indications were that Draisaitl might be ready in time to face Philadelphia, but it appears he has not been given the all-clear. Considering the difficult nature of pinpointing return dates from concussions, it's tough to estimate when the center will return to the lineup; however, his next opportunity to do so will come Tuesday when the Oilers head to Pittsburgh.
3:40 pm (EST)
Jacob Markstrom Headshot

Markstrom will start between the pipes in Friday's road game against the Sabres.

Markstrom has struggled of late, posting an 0-2-0 record while registering a 3.57 GAA and .844 save percentage over his last three appearances. The Swedish netminder will look to get back on track Saturday in a road matchup with a Sabres team that's averaging 2.57 goals per game this season, 23rd in the NHL.
3:40 pm (EST)
Alexis Ajinca Headshot

Ajinca underwent bilateral knee injections Thursday and is expected to be out for 4-to-6 weeks, Pelicans studio host Daniel Sallerson reports.

Ajinca was slated to miss the first two games of the regular season, and with the big man still dealing with knee pain, the injections ended up being the best route for the team to take. With the given timetable, the best scenario for Ajinca would be a return in mid-November.
3:40 pm (EST)
DeVante Parker Headshot

The Dolphins are listing Parker (ankle) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Parker looks bound to miss his second consecutive contest after his sprained ankle resulted in him sitting out practice throughout the week. While Parker was sidelined in the Week 6 comeback victory over the Falcons, fellow starter Jarvis Landry benefited from his second-highest target total (14) of the season, but none of the Dolphins' other three active receivers (Kenny Stills, Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant) were targeted more than four times. After Sunday's game, the Dolphins will have a quick turnaround with a Thursday night matchup against the Ravens in Week 8, so Parker won't have much time to prove to the coaching staff that's healthy enough to play in that game.
3:37 pm (EST)
Michael Beasley Headshot

Beasley (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Pistons, Barbara Barker of Newsday reports.

Beasley left Thursday's game against the Thunder with a left ankle sprain. More updates on his status should emerge following Saturday morning's shootaround. If he misses the game, Lance Thomas and Doug McDermott are candidates to see additional run.
3:37 pm (EST)
Melvin Gordon Headshot

Gordon (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after practicing in a limited fashion all week.

While it's still advisable to confirm Gordon's Week 7 status as Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff approaches, we suspect that he'll be a go this weekend, given that coach Anthony Lynn relayed Thursday that the shoulder soreness which limited Gordon at practice this week is not viewed as a serious issue. That's a notion echoed by Jack Wang of the Daily News, who indicated Thursday that the running back remains on track to play Sunday.
3:35 pm (EST)
Ronnie Stanley Headshot

Stanley (mouth) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Stanley missed Wednesday's practice due to an unspecified issue with his mouth. However, he participated without limitations Thursday and Friday, so it would be a surprise if he isn't able to play Sunday in Minnesota. As one of the best starting tackles in the league, Stanley's potential absence could spell trouble against a fearsome Vikings pass rush.
3:35 pm (EST)
Adarius Glanton Headshot

Glanton (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Glanton has three performances this season with over six tackles, but with Kwon Alexander (hamstring) returning this week, it's unlikely this production will continue if he can play. Glanton will likely revert to special teams duties and become fantasy irrelevant.
3:33 pm (EST)
Denzel Valentine Headshot

Valentine did not practice Friday due to a sore knee, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against the Spurs until further notice. If he misses time, Quincy Pondexter and Paul Zipser will likely be the two main beneficiaries in his absence. Deeper reserves such as David Nwaba and Kay Felder could see more time as well. Regardless, we'll likely learn more about Valentine's status after Saturday's morning shootaround.
3:32 pm (EST)
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