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J. Weal - F
Weal was a healthy scratch again Friday night against the Oilers.
Weal has only played one game in December, and he posted a minus-2 rating with no other statistics in that contest Dec. 8 against the Sabres. This season, Weal has three goals and seven points in 21 contests. With a 59.6 faceoff percentage and 16 PIM, he's a solid contributor in those categories, but he can be left on the waiver wire as long as he remains in the press box.
Added 1:16 am (EST)
W. Simmonds - F
Simmonds posted five hits, two PIM and one shot in a 4-1 loss to the Oilers on Friday.
He hasn't scored a point in three games and owns a minus-9 rating this season, but Simmonds continues to rack up the hits and penalty minutes. He has 55 hits and 45 PIM in 30 games this season. Owners have to be disappointed with his 10 goals and 14 points, but at least he's contributing in the other categories.
Added 1:10 am (EST)
J. Compher - F
Compher chipped in a power-play goal, an assist and five PIM in Friday's 4-3 overtime road loss to the Blues.
Compher tussled with Brayden Schenn in the first period and was met with a five-minute fighting major, but fantasy owners were probably most enthralled by the American skater's power-play tally to tie the game with 6:50 remaining in the third stanza. The 23-year-old is typically on the second line for the Avs at even strength, but he shared the ice with scoring leaders Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen on the No. 1 power play in this game and the move naturally paid immediate dividends.
Added 1:09 am (EST)
J. Toews - C
Toews scored two goals and three points for the second straight game with a plus-2 rating, two PIM and four shots on goal in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets on Friday.
The Blackhawks captain actually scored the first two goals of the game, but the Jets countered with the next three scores. Toews assisted the game-tying goal, but the Blackhawks lost in overtime. It's been a rough season for Chicago, but Toews is having a fine individual year with 16 goals and 30 points in 34 games.
Added 1:01 am (EST)
R. O'Reilly - F
O'Reilly produced a shorthanded goal in overtime Friday, stunning the visiting Avalanche with a 4-3 outcome. The faceoff specialist also had an assist in regulation.
Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo blocked two shots in succession and that spurred a breakaway with O'Reilly ultimately putting the puck behind Philipp Grubauer in overtime. The top-line pivot is thriving in St. Louis -- health permitting, he may end up averaging a point per game (or better) for the first time in his career.
Added 12:58 am (EST)
S. Crosby - F
Crosby picked up two assists in Friday's 5-3 win over the Bruins.
After failing to land on the scoresheet in three straight games, Crosby got back to business, recording his fifth multi-point effort in his last 12 contests. The 31-year-old hasn't had a 100-point season since 2013-14, but with 34 points (15 goals and 19 assists) in 28 games, he's not too far off that pace.
Added 12:55 am (EST)
B. Wheeler - F
Wheeler recorded three assists and 11 shots on goal in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Blackhawks on Friday.
This has been the story all season for Wheeler. He can't buy a goal, but it hasn't matter all that much, as he continues to rack up assists. Wheeler has five goals and 43 points in 32 games because he has 38 assists. After the 11-shot outing, Wheeler's shooting percentage dropped to 5.3 percent, which is exactly half his career norm in the category. Owners love the assists, but if he keeps getting pucks to the net at this rate, the goals will start coming too.
Added 12:51 am (EST)
Z. Aston-Reese - F
Aston-Reese scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 5-3 win over the Bruins.
His first goal of the evening was a short-handed tally, and then he capped the scoring with an empty-netter in the final seconds. Aston-Reese also added nine hits, five shots, a blocked shot and a plus-2 rating to his ledger in what was his best performance in the NHL to date. The 24-year-old had only two goals and four points in 17 games coming into Friday's action, and he's more of an energy player that a pure scorer, but if he continues to pull shifts with the likes of Sidney Crosby -- who assisted on his second goal -- Aston-Reese will find himself on the fantasy radar.
Added 12:49 am (EST)