Ramblings: Landeskog Hat Trick, Leafs Shut Out, Quick Returns, Too-Early Line Stats – October 19

Michael Clifford

2018-10-19

 

Once again, we have a lot of lineup, injury, and signing notes to get through so let’s get right to it.

After missing some time in their last game, Will Butcher laced up Thursday night for the Devils. While he admitted to reporters that he was feeling a little sore, it appears it’s not enough to keep him out of the lineup.

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Frederik Andersen had some swelling around his knee but was fine for the game on Thursday night. That kind of injury is always something that is worrisome, especially at his position, but for now he’s back in the cage for the Leafs.

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The Jets welcomed Dustin Byfuglien back to the lineup after missing their last two games. The big man missed 13 games last year so hopefully this is not the start of a lingering issue all year. Josh Morrissey has been bumped off the top PP unit so his fantasy value goes back to where it was a week ago.

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Jonathan Quick returned for the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in their home game against the Islanders. Lower-body injuries are always a concern for goaltenders. Let’s hope this was just a blip on the radar.

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Brandon Saad was back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch.

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More changes to the Panthers lineup:

 

 

This is getting to be a nuisance. Outside of Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck, it seems like no one is safe from moving around the lineup. This could have a pretty significant effect on head-to-head players as one day