Player AlarmsView All
T. Lewington - D
The Capitals recalled Lewington from AHL Hershey on Saturday, NBC Sports Washington reports.
The Capitals have just six other healthy blueliners, so they needed to recall another for depth ahead of Sunday's game versus the Flyers. Lewington, who last played for the Caps on Dec. 29 versus the Senators, is that guy. It's unclear if he'll slot in Sunday, but fantasy owners shouldn't be keeping tabs since he has just two NHL games under his belt.
Added 7:07 pm (EST)
M. Staal - D
Staal (lower body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs.
Staal's status has been hazy for the last three days off, but he'll return to the Rangers' top defensive pairing. The 31-year-old shouldn't be on fantasy owners' radars with just 13 points in 72 games, but he's used heavily defensively with 61.0 percent of his shifts starting in the Rangers' zone.
Added 6:55 pm (EST)
J. Eriksson Ek - F
Eriksson Ek (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Hurricanes, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
He's set to miss a sixth straight contest, and the team has struggled to a 2-3 record without his depth up the middle. Eriksson Ek's fantasy impact is negligible, however, with just 13 points in 53 games. He'll shift his focus to getting ready for Monday's game versus the Predators.
Added 6:39 pm (EST)
M. Grzelcyk - D
Grzelcyk (arm) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Panthers.
He's set to miss his sixth straight game, but coach Bruce Cassidy hopes Grzelcyk will be able to return Monday versus the Lightning. The Bruins' blue-line depth is suspect without both Grzelcyk and Torey Krug (concussion), so a prompt return would be ideal.
Added 6:32 pm (EST)
Z. Parise - F
Parise has a lower-body injury and won't play Saturday versus the Hurricanes.
He was hurt Friday night after colliding with Washington forward Tom Wilson, but Parise finished the game. Hopefully that's a sign this injury isn't too serious. Pontus Aberg will fill into the lineup while Matt Read slots onto the top line.
Added 6:29 pm (EST)
M. Johansson - F
Johansson (lung contusion) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Panthers.
Johansson started practicing with the team Wednesday, but he won't be ready for Saturday's contest. Instead, coach Bruce Cassidy says he's aiming to return for Monday's game versus the Lightning. It's tough to project where Johansson will slot in once he's ready since he played just four games with the Bruins this season before getting injured March 5 during a game versus the Hurricanes.
Added 6:25 pm (EST)
T. Krug - D
Krug (concussion) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Panthers.
He has missed the last four games but started skating on his own Thursday. Krug isn't quite ready yet, but coach Bruce Cassidy hopes he'll be able to go Monday versus the Lightning. The team has hung on without him with a 3-1 record and 1.5 GAA, but his two-way abilities will be necessary for a playoff run.
Added 6:21 pm (EST)
M. Rantanen - F
Rantanen (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Blackhawks.
He sat out of Saturday's contest versus the Blackhawks, and now he's confirmed to miss both games in the series. Coach Jared Bednar said Rantanen's status is still day-to-day, so the 22-year-old will look to get back into the lineup for Wednesday's home game versus Vegas.
Added 6:13 pm (EST)