DFS NHL Optimal Lineups: February 7
Brett Talley provides you with example lineups for today's NHL DFS main slate.
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Below are example lineups for today's NHL DFS slate.
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P. Cehlarik - F
Cehlarik (lower body) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blues.
Cehlarik was promoted from AHL Providence on Thursday, suggesting he had recovered from a lower-body injury suffered last Saturday against Vegas. His insertion into the lineup guarantees that and also removes Joakim Nordstrom from the equation against St. Louis. Cehlarik will slot in as the left wing on the third line and will look to build on his two points in three games prior to the injury.
Added 3:01 pm (EST)
T. Rask - G
Rask will guard the goal in Saturday's road game against the Blues.
Rask has been on a roll in the month of February, stringing together six straight wins despite posting a modest 2.46 GAA and .912 save percentage over that span. The Finnish netminder will look to stay the course and pick up his 21st win of the season in a road matchup with a red-hot St. Louis team that's gone 9-1-0 in its last 10 games.
Added 2:58 pm (EST)
D. Kuemper - G
Kuemper will start in goal Sunday versus the visiting Jets, Catherine Silverman of The Athletic Arizona reports.
Kuemper's performed well this season, especially since he's had to rise up to the challenge of being a No. 1 goalie in the wake of Antti Raanta's devastating lower-body injury. The seventh-year netminder is trudging right along with a career-high 16 wins, 2.63 GAA and .915 save percentage over 35 games. He'll be matched up against a Jets team that reigns supreme in the Central Division with a current record of 37-20-4.
Added 2:55 pm (EST)
B. Schenn - LW
Schenn (upper body) will miss a second consecutive game Saturday, when the Blues play host to the Bruins, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Schenn reportedly remains day-to-day with his injury. The Blues saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end with the gritty two-way performer out of pocket against the Stars on Thursday, but this doesn't seem like an injury that will keep Schenn out for long.
Added 2:49 pm (EST)
A. Roussel - F
Roussel is questionable for Saturday's game against the Islanders due to an illness.
The agitating winger reportedly wasn't feeling well Saturday morning, but there's still hope from Canucks coach Travis Green that Roussel will be able to suit up. With the spotlight in Vancouver shining brightly on Calder Trophy favorite Elias Pettersson, third-line players like Roussel are being overlooked. However, with seven goals and 20 helpers through 56 games, he's actually well on his way to a career-best season offensively. Check back to see whether Roussel takes to the ice for pregame warmups. If he can't go, then perhaps Zach MacEwen will emerge from the press box.
Added 2:41 pm (EST)
J. Bernier - G
Bernier will start in goal Sunday against the visiting Sharks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Jimmy Howard ended up missing Saturday's practice with a lingering illness, so Bernier will be sent to the cage for a fifth straight game. When it comes to evaluating fantasy goalies, it's reasonable to expect your guy to at least have a .500 record and a save percentage north of .900 at this point in the season. Unfortunately, Bernier doesn't check those boxes, as he's 6-14-4 with an .898 save mark through 26 contests. The Quebec native will now have to tame a Sharks club that has maintained a 17-12-3 road record heading into its date with Columbus on Saturday.
Added 2:28 pm (EST)
J. Skinner - F
Skinner couldn't put any weight on his left leg as he exited Saturday's game against the Capitals prematurely, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Skinner's left ankle appeared to turn awkwardly, so there's a good chance he's headed directly to the X-ray room to check for a fracture. Consider the star winger questionable, at best, to rejoin the action, though it would be pretty surprising to see him on the ice again Saturday.
Added 2:26 pm (EST)
J. Howard - G
Howard (illness) didn't end up practicing Saturday, but Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill hopes the netminder will at least be able to serve as the backup Sunday against the Sharks, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
The Wings sent goalie Harri Sateri back to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday, which led the team's official beat writers to believe that Howard would be able to suit up for practice and ultimately dress for Sunday's game. However, it now appears that Howard isn't quite over the flu. If Detroit's preferred puck plugger doesn't improve much by Sunday morning, then there's a good chance that Jonathan Bernier will make his fifth straight appearance between the pipes.
Added 2:17 pm (EST)