Josh Archibald Headshot

Archibald was recalled from AHL WIlkes/Barre-Scranton on Thursday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Added 9:53 am (EST)
Archibald has been up with the Pens in an earlier stint this season, scoring two goals across three games played. The 24-year-old will once again provide Pittsburgh with forward depth -- a position where injuries have started to rack up since Archibald was sent down on March 16.
Andrew Ladd Headshot

Ladd scored on a third-period power play Wednesday, and the goal held up as the game-winner in a 3-2 victory over the Rangers.

Added 9:48 am (EST)
It's been a tough first year in New York for Ladd, but at least he's now reached 20 goals for the sixth time in his career. Of course, he also has only eight assists and a minus-12 rating, so his fantasy owners haven't exactly been enjoying the ride. Ladd is only 30 years old, but he's got a lot of mileage, so it's far from clear that he'll ever return to his old 50-to-60-point level.
Anders Lee Headshot

Lee scored a goal and added a power-play assist Wednesday in a 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Added 9:45 am (EST)
The helper came on Andrew Ladd's game-winner in the latter half of the third period. Lee had hit the skids recently -- one point and minus-4 rating with just seven shots over five games coming into Wednesday's action -- but he picked a good time to resume building on the best season of his career, which now features 27 goals and 44 points.
Thomas Greiss Headshot

Greiss stopped 34 of 36 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

Added 9:43 am (EST)
He exited the second period down 2-1, but the German netminder stopped all 11 of the Rangers' shots in the third while his teammates awoke on offense. This puts an end to a five-game skid in which he went just 1-3-1 with a 4.02 GAA and .875 save percentage, but with the Isles reportedly considering calling Jaroslav Halak back from the AHL, Greiss will need to string a few more quality outings together to ensure his job remains secure.
Antti Raanta Headshot

Raanta gave up three goals on 28 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Islanders.

Added 9:39 am (EST)
He came into the third period with a 2-1 lead over the Rangers' crosstown rivals, but Raanta gave up two goals in that frame while his mates were kept from providing any more support. It's got to sting to lose both ends of a back-to-back set, as the Finn has here, and he's been less than impressive with Henrik Lundqvist out. Fortunately for the Rangers, they just got positive news about their No. 1 netminder, who's expected to return as soon as this weekend, when the Rangers again play back-to-backs -- this time on the West Coast.
Nail Yakupov Headshot

Yakupov may need to be activated for Thursday's game against the Canucks as the Blues are dealing with several injured forwards that are listed out, according to Tom Timmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Added 6:50 am (EST)
The Blues' latest injury is to Paul Stastny who is week to week with a lower-body injury. He joins Jori Lehtera (head) and Dmitri Jaskin (upper body) on the shelf -- Lehtera missed all of the recent five-game road trip while Jaskin missed most of it. General manager Doug Armstrong said there are no plans for a callup, according to the Post-Dispatch, so that suggests Yakupov will be in the lineup Thursday night against Vancouver or either Lehtera or Jaskin become available before the two teams faceoff.
Alex Galchenyuk Headshot

Galchenyuk skated on the second line as a winger during Wednesday's practice, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Added 6:28 am (EST)
Twelve hours after coach Claude Julien told reporters that Galchenyuk had not played well in Tuesday's loss to Detroit, the one-time center found himself on a wing with center Andrew Shaw and winger Artturi Lehkonen. Galchenyuk had won 15 of 48 faceoffs over the last three games, and the top line produced just two goals over the last nine. Julien saw the failing chemistry between the top trio, and his natural coaching instinct was to break them up and hopefully get Galchenyuk on track in a less demanding position. We suspect he'll remain on the top power-play unit, so there's still some value in deploying Galchenyuk in fantasy lineups.
David Savard Headshot

Savard found twine in a 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Added 2:30 am (EST)
The blueliner also fired a heart seven shots on goal, giving him 114 in 64 games this season. Savard's most impressive stat is easily his plus-27 rating, while his 22 points still leave something to be desired for a guy that put up 36 two campaigns ago.
Leo Komarov Headshot

Komarov scored a goal and garnered an assist Wednesday in a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.

Added 2:27 am (EST)
The points were the 26th and 27th of the season in 72 games for the Russian center, who's actually taken a step back this year after a 36-point effort (in 67 contests) in 2015-16. Part of that can probably be attributed to rookies Auston Matthews (58 points) and Mitch Marner (56) cutting into Komarov's production, but he continues to maintain plenty of value in leagues that count hits given his total of 207 this season.
Nazem Kadri Headshot

Kadri tallied a goal and an assist Wednesday in a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.

Added 2:22 am (EST)
The 26-year-old continues to turn heads this season, as he's now officially reached the 30-goal plateau for the first time while continuing to add to his career-high point total. He's an integral part of the Leafs' offense with youngsters Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander, as well as fellow veteran James van Riemsdyk, as the five players all currently sit with between 54 and 58 points in 2016-17.
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