Interesting note – the Leafs have signed Jeff Hamilton as an unrestricted free agent. I suspect that his impact will be a big one early on, then fade away. That's his M.O.
Rostislav Olesz will be back in the lineup in about two weeks.
Jiri Hudler has just one point in his last seven contests.
Lost in the shuffle yesterday was the fact that the Penguins sent Miro Satan to Wilkes-Barre Scranton. Can he recover from this? I say no. He'll get one more shot in the NHL and fail. That's where my money is. And yes – I'm stuck with him in one of my keeper leagues.
Anaheim sent Drew Miller back to Iowa.
Nick Bonino, acquired by Anaheim from San Jose in the Moen/Huskins deal, is ranked 184 on my fantasy prospects list, but moves up next update due to what I am reading about how the Ducks are raving about him. He is also having a very strong year in college and is one to watch.
Jiri Tlusty had SIX points last night. This guy is on fire for the Marlies, already coming off AHL Player of the Month honors for February. You can watch him play live on Saturday, center ice seats, for a shade over 25 bucks. That's cheaper than you can find anywhere. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS . You don't want to miss the chance to watch this guy dominate in his final year in the minors.
Anton Stralman has eight points in his last three games for the Marlies.
Tellqvist dressed last night for the Sabres, but it was Lalime who played. Lalime stopped 38 of 39 shots so he is looking like the guy in Buffalo right now.
The bad news on Carey Price? He got an opportunity to steal the starting job back but gave up five goals on 27 shots. The good news? There is none. He won't recover this year. Maybe in the playoffs when the chips are down, but not in the season. My little "expert league" gamble failed miserably. But it's first place or nothing. I don't care if I'm eighth or 10th. Hell, if I slip to 11th I get to play with the wonderful group in the forum next season. Man, would they kick my ass in a hurry.
Jaroslav Halak is recovering from the flu. Expect him in next game.
The so-called power-play specialist Matt Schneider played 24 minutes last night. If he was brought in strictly to man the power play, why did he play nearly 18 minutes at even strength? That alone is almost as much as Komisarek's total ice time.
Maxim Afinogenov picked up an assist in his return to the Buffalo lineup last night. He played 14:49.
Thomas Vanek also returned, but was pointless and a minus-1 in 13:42.
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BUF line combos with the new lineup: Roy, with Paille and Afinog