February 05, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-02-05

 

Pittsburgh is hoping for a March return from Crosby. Hoping and March… I don’t like the sounds of that at all. Dustin Jeffrey, come on down!

 

Extremely timely column by duballstar014 over on the forums – Kovalev to Pittsburgh?

 

Malkin out for the year – fantasy impact is huge. I’ll have more in a few hours.

 

Jordan Eberle recorded two points in his return to the Edmonton lineup last night.

 

Andy McDonald also had a point in his first game back from a concussion. Look for him to have a strong second half.

 

Roberto Luongo was sensational last night, just like he has been over the past three months. He stopped over 40 shots, including a combined 20 from Kane, Hossa, and Sharp. His good season is due to a few reasons – more rest because of a better back up, a better team in front of him, and less pressure without the captaincy (in my humble opinion, at least).

 

Ovechkin and Backstrom combined for eight points last night. Is this 2009-10?

 

The NHL has a new scoring leader – Daniel Sedin tallied two last night to move past Steven Stamkos into first place.

 

There aren't many players hotter than Teddy Purcell right now.  He has nine points in his past four games. Maybe the skilled but inconsistent winger is starting to figure the NHL out?

 

Peter Forsberg says he is nearing a decision. Oh, the anticipation!

 

Travis Zajac has seven points in his last 10 games. Not overly impressive but still worth mentioning after his brutal start to the season.

 

Evgeni Malkin returned last night after missing a few games with a knee injury/sinus infection, but he promptly left the game after injuring his knee again in the second period.

 

Dustin Jeffrey scored for the Penguins and has four points in his last five games. He played over five minutes on the PP last night.

 

Kris Letang was pointless, but he led all Pittsburgh players with seven shots on goal.

 

Steve Mason played like it was December 2008 last night, stoning the Red Wings on way to his 17th career shutout. His best game in a long, long time.

 

Matt Calvert has points in consecutive games for the Jackets. I'll sound like a broken record – one of my favourite prospects in the game. Don't count him out – he's skilled, tenacious, and smart. He saw a regular shift on the power play as well.

 

Matthew Lombardi is still experiencing post-concussion syndromes. He hasn't played since October 13th. If it wasn't for the emergence of Colin Wilson (and Cal O'Reilly, before he got hurt), the Preds would really be missing Lombardi in the top six.

 

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Adam Burish broke his orbital bone after getting clocked by Andrew Ference on Thursday night. Burish doesn't have much fantasy value, but that Bruins/Stars game sure was a fun one to watch!

 

Jaro Halak is out with an upper-body injury. Some are speculating that it may be a hand injury