Resting players is a tried and true tradition across any sport where teams have their postseason trip locked. That held true on Wednesday night as the Rangers sat Artemi Panarin, Andrew Copp, and a slew of other regulars on the second night of a back-to-back. The Florida Panthers called up a handful of players on Wednesday so it appears they're going to be in the resting business as well. Just another reason why fantasy leagues should finish the week before the regular season ends.
Alexander Holtz was recalled by the Devils, presumably to play the final two games of the year:
Just a reminder that he's sitting on seven games played on the season, so this will only push him to nine. That keeps him at the entry-level threshold, meaning it does not burn a year off his contract. Not that it matters much for many fantasy owners, but it means a lot to cap leaguers.
The released their annual NHL Player Poll:
It's always fun to see how the players view their peers but one name that always stick out to me is Carey Price. It seems that players across the league still have a lot of faith in him, as he came in 2nd for the 'Which goalie would you want in a single must-win game' category.