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Frederik Andersen Headshot

Andersen stopped just 16 of 20 shots en route to a 5-4 overtime win against the Jets on Tuesday.

Andersen hasn't even met the lowest standards of competence as a fantasy netminder recently, having given up a ridiculous 33 goals in his last nine outings. That includes five implosions of four goals or more. He's pulled out just three wins in that span, and the Dane can thank his offense for two of those. It's been quite the roller-coaster campaign for Andersen behind a young Leafs squad, but the cumulative stats paint the picture of a roughly average NHL goalie. Perhaps that means he'll go on a hot streak soon to balance out these struggles.
10:59 pm (EST)
Derrick Williams Headshot

Williams' 10-day contract with the Cavaliers expired, and the team is yet to make a decision on his future, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Cleveland opted not to sign Williams to a second 10-day deal, but the team is keeping the forward on its radar, and whether he returns to Cleveland will likely be determined by what the Cavs do -- or don't do -- before Thursday's trade deadline. All indications are that the Cavs have been impressed by Williams, who's averaged 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in four games, but they want to keep a roster spot available in the event of a trade. If the Cavaliers still have an opening after the deadline passes, Williams would likely be re-signed, assuming another team doesn't scoop him up in the meantime. "We hope that this is a long-term thing," LeBron James said after Williams initially signed. "Obviously, we know that he's on a 10-day contract, but we believe it's going to be long term."
10:53 pm (EST)
Josh Bailey Headshot

Bailey opened the scoring with an unassisted goal and helped out on a John Tavares tally in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Detroit. He finished plus-2 with two PIM and three shots.

Bailey strung together a spectacular hot streak from mid-January into early February, ripping off 14 points in a span of 12 games. However, he'd gone cold since then, including just one point in seven games coming into Tuesday's action. Nonetheless, he continues to see heavy ice time, which certainly helps with breaking slumps, and playing alongside Tavares certainly never hurt anyone.
10:49 pm (EST)
Matthew Duffy Headshot

Duffy reported that his surgically repaired left heel felt good after his first batting practice session of the spring, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Duffy had tracked pitches in Monday's workout, and as expected, was a full participant in Tuesday's batting practice session. The Rays' shortstop's workload will continue to be carefully managed, but progressively ramped up as the spring unfolds.
10:48 pm (EST)
Petr Mrazek Headshot

Mrazek gave up three goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's home loss to the Islanders.

He'd heated up in recent games, posting a .946 save percentage over his last four outings, but this one represented a bit of a step back. Still, it's hard to ignore the positives in Mrazek's recent play, and with Jared Coreau not giving him any kind of run for his money, the Czech netminder should continue holding down top duties in net while Jimmy Howard (knee) remains out. He'll get a chance to work on refining his game over the week to come, as the Wings don't play again until next Tuesday in Vancouver.
10:46 pm (EST)
Evan Longoria Headshot

Longoria (illness) missed a second straight day of workouts Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Although he made an appearance in the clubhouse, Longoria was subsequently sent home due to the high fever he still was saddled with. He remains firmly day-to-day, and his availability for Friday's Grapefuit League opener would get murkier with each additional day he's sidelined.
10:43 pm (EST)
Thomas Greiss Headshot

Greiss denied 26 of 27 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Detroit.

The lone goal on him was a power-play tally by Henrik Zetterberg with just one second remaining in the first period -- that's how close Greiss came to a shutout. He's been a picture of inconsistency lately, though, as Greiss has posted save percentages under .900 in five of his last eight starts; in the other three, he's given up just four total goals. The Isles need their goalie to regain his earlier dominant form as they try to claw their way to a playoff spot, but Greiss has a very limited track record as a No. 1 netminder, so there's a lot of uncertainty regarding what we can expect down the stretch.
10:42 pm (EST)
Cam Ward Headshot

Ward gave up three goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh.

Considering that he allowed seven goals the last time he welcomed the Penguins to town, this was an improvement of sorts. Still, Ward has taken four straight losses and eight in his last 11 starts -- a span in which he's been tagged for a whopping 39 goals. Rolling him in fantasy right now is like trying to roll the hard six in craps.
10:37 pm (EST)
Matt Murray Headshot

Murray stopped the Hurricanes on 29 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win.

He'd dropped two straight games, including an ugly one against Detroit on Sunday, but Murray doesn't often stay in the loss column for long. With a .926 save percentage, he's solidly in the NHL's top five in that category, and Murray would probably be in the mix for the league lead in wins if not for his injury troubles this year.
10:32 pm (EST)
Paul Byron Headshot

Byron beat the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist for the game-winning goal in Tuesday's shootout, but he didn't hit the scoresheet over his 15:03 of ice time.

Byron also took as many shots in the shootout as he did in all of regulation, which is to say: one. The 27-year-old forward has missed the scoresheet in nine straight games and owns just two points through his last 16 contests, so fantasy owners are likely to find more appeal elsewhere.
10:07 pm (EST)
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