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Carl Soderberg Headshot

Soderberg recorded an assist, two shots and two hits through 17:37 of ice time (3:39 with the man advantage) during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Washington.

The veteran's 13 points through 27 games are just one shy of last season's mark through 80 contests, so it's been a respectable rebound. However, Soderberg probably isn't marking the scoresheet consistently enough to be a serviceable option in the majority of settings.
10:06 am (EST)
Nathan Peterman Headshot

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Peterman remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Peterman's ability to practice in some capacity suggests that he's progressed through the protocol on at least some level, but he'll likely need to put in a full practice before the end of the week and receive clearance from an independent neurologist in order to dress Sunday against the Dolphins. The rookie, who started in the Week 14 win over the Colts in place of the injured Tyrod Taylor (knee) before exiting with the concussion, is expected to return to a backup role once cleared with Taylor set to go through most of practice Wednesday and seemingly on track to start in Week 15. If Peterman is held out Sunday, third-string quarterback Joe Webb would handle backup duties behind Taylor.
10:03 am (EST)
Marc-Andre Fleury Headshot

Fleury (concussion) returned to the crease Tuesday against Carolina, stopping 35 of 37 shots in a shootout defeat.

Aside from coming up short in the shootout, you couldn't have asked for a much better return from Fleury. It was just his fifth start of the season and he certainly didn't look like a goaltender who had missed two months of action. Vegas has been one of the best storylines in hockey this season, making a healthy Fleury a must-own fantasy commodity. The veteran owns a .930 save percentage with his new club and should be snatched up immediately if he happens to be available.
9:56 am (EST)
Tyrod Taylor Headshot

Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Taylor (knee) will take part in most of the team's drills during Wednesday's practice and will start Sunday against the Dolphins if healthy.

After being benched in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman in a Week 11 loss to the Chargers, Taylor was reinserted as starter for the following two contests. Taylor came out of the of the Dec. 3 loss to the Patriots with a knee injury, however, which ultimately resulted in him ceding starting duties to Peterman in the last weekend's victory over the Colts. Taylor's injury was never considered significant, and his participation in most of practice Wednesday likely means that he's trending toward suiting up in Week 15. Even if Taylor ends up being listed as a limited participant Wednesday, it seems likely that he'll progress to a full practice by week's end, which would clear up most of the concern regarding his status.
9:56 am (EST)
Michael Pineda (R) Headshot

Pineda (elbow) signed a two-year deal with the Twins on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old righty underwent Tommy John surgery on July 18, and figures to miss most, if not all of the 2018 season. This gives him some short-term security and a chance to hit the market again after hopefully reestablishing his value in 2019, while it give the Twins an affordable, high-upside starter for 2019. Pineda has generated worse run-prevention metrics than the fielding-independent numbers suggest, as his career 3.60 FIP is quite a bit lower than his career 4.05 ERA. While he hasn't posted an ERA under 4.30 since 2014, he typically strikes out around a batter per inning, and in 2016 he notched 207 strikeouts in 175.2 innings, so there is plenty of long-term upside for dynasty-league owners.
9:49 am (EST)
Corey Crawford Headshot

Crawford stopped 35 of 37 shots in Tuesday's overtime win over the Panthers.

Crawford has been dynamite in three straight victories and is now 14-7-2 on the season with a .933 save percentage. The veteran netminder returned from injury Friday against the Sabres and has wasted no time returning to his usual self. Crawford is one of the most reliable fantasy netminders in the game and can be rolled out with confidence whenever the Blackhawks are in action.
9:45 am (EST)
Edgar Olmos (L) Headshot

Olmos has agreed to pitch with Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan for the 2018 season, the team's official site reports.

He spent 2017 notching a 2.68 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 87.1 innings with the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate, but hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2015.
9:43 am (EST)
Mike Bolsinger (R) Headshot

Bolsinger has agreed to pitch with Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan for the 2018 season, the team's official Twitter account reports.

He was outrighted off the Blue Jays' 40-man roster in August, and opted for a steady paycheck in Japan over having to work his way back to the big leagues. The 29-year-old righty has a career 4.92 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 210 strikeouts in 230.2 MLB innings.
9:39 am (EST)
J.J. Barea Headshot

Barea managed 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and six assists across 25 minutes in Tuesday's 95-89 win over the Spurs.

The veteran guard scored 14 of his 16 points after halftime to help the Mavericks mount a second-half comeback that ultimately led to victory. Barea now has back-to-back 16-point efforts and has proven to be a valuable source of offense off the bench while still offering solid production in rebounds and assists as well. Factoring in Tuesday's production, he's averaging career highs in scoring (12.2), rebounds (3.1) and three-point shooting percentage (39.0), while his 5.4 assists per contest is the third-highest figure of his career in that category.
9:38 am (EST)
James Reimer Headshot

Reimer stopped 25 of 28 shots in Tuesday's overtime defeat to the Blackhawks.

The Panthers were able to earn a point, but Reimer just hasn't been good enough of late, allowing at least three goals in seven of his last eight starts. The 29-year-old falls to 6-7-4 on the season with a .894 save percentage. He's seeing all the starts with Roberto Luongo (lower body) sidelined, but it's hard to recommend him as a fantasy option in the cage right now. Know what you're getting with Reimer, who has been inconsistent and is delivering lackluster rate stats.
9:37 am (EST)
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