Ramblings: Lucky 28 for Connor and Ehlers; Niemi Blanks Buffalo; Hall Wills Devils – March 24

Michael Clifford


Vladimir Tarasenko returned to the lineup for St. Louis after missing the last couple of games with an upper-body injury. At least head-to-head fantasy owners will get him for this weekend and heading into next week. For those that needed all of his games this week, well, sorry about that.

He wouldn’t specify what the injury was, by the way.

He did, however, score in his return to the lineup.


Pretty big news from the Flames on Friday:

Not that Calgary really had much of a chance left for the playoffs – they would have had to basically win out and get some help along the way – but with Monahan out for the season, that probably seals their fate.  

This is very bad news for anyone heading to head-to-head finals as well. For the time being, Sam Bennett may be the pickup because he was centering Johnny Gaudreau in practice. Whether that lasts remains to be seen but that’s what they have right now.

Mikael Backlund was moved to the top PP unit.