2018 DFS NHL Playbook: December 6
Brett Talley pores over all the match-ups and statistics to finalize the NHL DFS Playbook for Thursday's slate.
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Below are the top plays for Thursday's NHL DFS slate.
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A. Saarela - F
Saarela was demoted to AHL Charlotte on Sunday.
Saarela made his NHL debut in Game 5 on Saturday, recording a hit in 9:10 of ice time. A third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old scored 54 points in 69 games at the AHL level this season.
Added 8:31 pm (EST)
C. Bishop - F
Bishop was recalled from AHL Charlotte on emergency basis Sunday.
The Hurricanes are dealing with several injuries to their forwards, so Bishop will join the NHL club for some insurance. He scored a goal and three points in 20 regular season NHL contests this season.
Added 8:23 pm (EST)
M. Haley - F
Haley (ankle) is not in Sunday's lineup for Game 6 in Vegas, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Haley hasn't played since Game 3 but averaged just over six minutes of ice time in the first three games of the postseason. It's unclear what his status will be for Tuesday's potential Game 7 matchup.
Added 6:42 pm (EST)
M. Fleury - G
Fleury will face the visiting Sharks for Sunday's Game 6 tilt, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
No surprise here as Fleury continues to be Vegas' workhorse. He has a chance to lead his team to the second round Sunday after allowing four goals on 28 shots in Game 5. He owns a .908 save percentage and 2.82 GAA against San Jose this series.
Added 6:39 pm (EST)
M. Jones - G
Jones will draw the start in Vegas for Game 6 on Sunday.
Jones has started all five games so far and his Game 6 nod doesn't come as a surprise despite his poor play so far. He owns a 4.37 GAA and .866 save percentage this postseason but did stop 30-of-32 shots to extend the series in Game 5.
Added 6:15 pm (EST)
P. Milner - G
Milner was called up from ECHL South Carolina on Sunday.
Milner's ECHL squad was eliminated from the postseason, so he'll become the third Capitals' goaltender on the depth chart. Ilya Samsonov was sent back to AHL Hersey as he looks to advance his team further in the AHL playoffs. Milner won't see any NHL action barring an emergency injury situation.
Added 5:08 pm (EST)
I. Samsonov - G
Samsonov was sent down to AHL Hersey on Sunday.
Samsonov was serving as the third netminder behind Braden Holtby and Pheonix Copley. The 22-year-old posted a .898 save percentage and 2.70 GAA in his first AHL season and will return looking to lead Hersey to the second round of the postseason.
Added 5:04 pm (EST)
V. Hedman - D
Hedman was announced as a finalist for the 2018-19 Norris Trophy on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
The 28-year-old Swede has now been a Norris finalist for three straight seasons, winning the coveted award last year. Hedman's campaign ended in disappointing fashion though, as Tampa Bay was swept in the first round while he watched Games 3 and 4 from the press box with an injury. He finished the regular season with 12 goals and 54 points in 70 contests.
Added 4:40 pm (EST)