DFS NHL Optimal Lineups: January 10
Tom Vecchio provides you with example lineups for today's NHL DFS slate.
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M. Koskinen - G
The Oilers have signed Koskinen to a three-year deal carrying an annual cap hit of $4,500,000, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
This deal finally answers the question: "Which of its two goalies does Edmonton believe in more?" The answer is not Cam Talbot, the team's prized free agent signing back in January 2016, but rather Koskinen. The 30-year-old Finn has played in just 31 NHL games over his career, and in 2018-19, has posted a mediocre 14-10-1 record with a 2.78 GAA and .911 save percentage. With him now firmly entrenched in the Oilers' crease, expect the team to move Talbot before the trade deadline.
Added 5:46 pm (EST)
D. Dubnyk - G
Dubnyk will start Monday's game in Vegas, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Dubnyk is coming off a win in his last start, and two days prior to that, posted a 15-save shutout in a relief appearance. He'll look to slow down a Vegas team that is 8-2-0 in its last 10 games and sports an impressive 16-4-3 home record in 2018-19.
Added 5:38 pm (EST)
C. Pickard - G
Pickard will start one of Arizona's next two games, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Pickard hasn't seen an NHL net since Nov. 24 when he was a member of the Flyers. In that game, the 26-year-old netminder gave up four goals on six shots, lasting just 12:20 before being replaced. Now in Arizona, Pickard will serve as Darcy Kuemper's backup and is expected to see his first action either Tuesday in Ottawa or Wednesday in Montreal.
Added 5:09 pm (EST)
A. DeBrincat - F
DeBrincat picked up a goal and assist in Sunday's 8-5 win over Washington.
The 21-year old is four goals behind Patrick Kane for the team lead. DeBrincat is now up to 25 goals and 41 points in 50 games, putting him well on his way to posting new career highs across the board in 2018-19.
Added 5:04 pm (EST)
J. Virtanen - F
Virtanen ended his point drought with an assist in Monday's game versus Detroit.
Virtanen's assist snaps an 11 game point drought, the longest drought he's endured since his rookie campaign in 2015-16. The marker brings him up to 19 points in 50 games, putting him two away from setting a career high.
Added 4:58 pm (EST)
A. Roussel - F
Roussel scored the game-winning goal over the Red Wings on Sunday.
It was just Roussel's fifth goal of the campaign, bringing him up to 19 points in 45 games. He's already surpassed last year's 17 point total, which he did in 73 games. He's having a nice bounce back season, and provides great category coverage with 38 blocks, 60 hits, and 98 PIM.
Added 4:52 pm (EST)
A. Svechnikov - F
Svechnikov scored a goal and added two assists in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Oilers.
The three-point performance ends a nine-game skid for Svechnikov. The 18-year-old now has 12 goals and 22 points in 48 games. He finished Sunday's win with a plus rating (+1), something the winger had failed to do over his previous nine appearances.
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M. Rasmussen - F
Rasmussen (hamstring) is not expected to play Tuesday in Edmonton, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
When asked about Rasmussen's status ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Oilers, head coach Jeff Blashill said: "I don't foresee him playing [Tuesday]." It's not officially official, but don't expect the 19-year-old to suit up until after the All-Star break. Rasmussen has missed the last seven games with a hamstring injury.
Added 4:34 pm (EST)