O'Reilly only skated for one game with Minnesota, throwing one shot on goal but going pointless. The 31-year-old has bounced around from the show to the AHL often during his career, and will likely continue to do so during the 2017-18 season.
Mironov was in the minors to log some ice time -- something he wasn't getting with Colorado. The defenseman will likely spend Tuesday's matchup watching from the press box, but was needed to provide emergency depth after Patrik Nemeth (lower body) was ruled out against Dallas.
in his third stint in the NHL, Mitchell skated in two games for Minnesota but wasn't able to land his name on the score sheet. Last season the 24-year-old posted 22 points in 62 games for AHL Iowa, and will look to build off that point production in the 2017-18 season.
Varlamov has dropped two straight outings after starting the year on a three-game winning streak. The netminder could be in line for a heavy workload Tuesday, considering Dallas is averaging 34.5 shots per game -- sixth highest in the league.
Draisaitl has not yet been cleared to play or activated off injured reserve, both steps which would need to take place to get him back in the lineup. If given the green light, the youngster will almost certainly return to the top line alongside Connor McDavid. If he is going to suit up, the Oilers should provide an update following the game-day skate Tuesday.
The right-shooting rearguard appears highly motivated to produce in the early going, and it's safe to say that a driving force behind the surge is the fact that he's in a contract year. Green's occupying a whopping $6 million against the salary cap, and that's a huge chunk of change for a Detroit team that recently had to swing a couple of trades just to retain restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou. It wouldn't be surprising to see Green traded at the next deadline, if not sooner.
Despite Kunin notching an impressive two assists on Saturday, Minnesota will return the 19-year-old to the minors. Kunin has a wicked shot and posted 38 points in 35 games for the University of Wisconsin last season, and if injuries re-arise in the future for Minnesota don't be surprised if he gets recalled again.
Caggiula remains on injured reserve, with an update on his status likely to come following Tuesday's game-day skate. If the winger is cleared to play, a corresponding player -- likely Jujhar Khaira -- would need to be send down to the minors.
The industrious winger has certainly been through longer slumps in his career, but his latest slide is particularly noteworthy as the Wings have dropped four straight games and desperately need Abdelkader to pick up his play as a top-six utility man who's deployed in all situations. Until that happens, though, it's recommended that you seek out alternatives in the fantasy realm.
The team did not provide any specifics on why Hartnell was not at practice, which puts his status against Calgary on Tuesday up in the air. The winger has notched three goals and one assist in eight games this season, but has been held off the scoresheet in three straight contests. Pontus Aberg filled in for the veteran at practice and would likely slot into the lineup if Hartnell is unable to give it a go.
No doubt, Nemeth had this game circled on his calendar after Dallas waived him coming out of training camp. Unfortunately for the defenseman, he will miss his second game of the year due to injury. In order to boost the Avs' blue line depth, the club recalled Andrei Mironov from a conditioning assignment in the minors.
Detroit's captain hasn't looked like himself defensively of late, but he's still getting plenty of rubber on net -- 12 shots over this cold funk, offering a bit of a consolation prize for his fantasy owners. The eventual return of Andreas Athanasiou, who recently ended his contract holdout, should alleviate pressure on the team as a whole, but it's Big Z's job to consistently lead by example.
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