This is going to be a different post than usual on Monday’s.  Unfortunately, yours truly is on the COVID list after testing positive, and is having some bad back pain making it difficult to sit up and write, so I’m going to run through fantasy relevant injuries and players on the COVID list across the entire league.  I’ll give some details on players where necessary and also players who benefit from the absences. The timeframe is from present day, not when the injury took place.  Let’s get to it!

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Getzlaf (week to week), Henrique (D2D), Comtois (out until New Year).  Big boost to Zegras line.

ARIZONA COYOTES

Schmaltz (week to week)

BOSTON BRUINS

McAvoy (D2D)

BUFFALO SABRES

Anderson (month to month), Tuch (two months), Tokarski (COVID list)

CALGARY FLAMES

None

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Svechnikokv (D2D), DeAngelo (COVID list), Pesce (COVID list). Boost to Slavin.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Johnson (three months)

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Makar (D2D), Byram (D2D), Kadri (D2D), Kuemper (D2D), Compher (week to week).  Boost to Burakovsky.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Laine (2ish weeks left in original timetable), Korpisalo (illness, on IR)

DALLAS STARS

Klingberg (D2D), Bishop (indefinitely)

DETROIT RED WINGS

Bertuzzi (COVID list), Vrana (two more months)

EDMONTON OILERS

Smith (indefinitely). Nurse returned Sunday night

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Barkov (week to week), Duclair (D2D), Forsling (week to week)

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Byfield (on conditioning assignment)

MINNESOTA WILD

Spurgeon (one more week or so)

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Anderson (2-4 weeks), Gallagher (COVID list), Price (no timetable)

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

None

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Wood (no timetable)

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Nelson (2-4 weeks), Pulock (about 3 more weeks)

NEW YORK RANGERS

Shesterkin (one week). Major break that Igor is supposed to miss only one week after what looked like a devastating injury.

OTTAWA SENATORS

None

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

Farabee (week to week), Ellis (hope is around XMas time), Brassard (unknown, should be in shorter term)

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Malkin (XMas time hopefully), Rust (week to week)

SAN JOSE SHARKS

None

SEATTLE KRAKEN

Giordano (COVID list), Schwartz (D2D), Eberle (D2D), Driedger (no timetable)

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Binnington (COVID list), Perron (D2D), Faulk (COVID list)

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Kucherov (a month or slightly more), Point (a month or slightly more)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Marner (D2D), Mrazek (conditioning assignment)

VANCOUVER CANUCKS (Welcome Boudreau!)

None

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Eichel (2-3 more months), Martinez (no timeline)

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Backstrom (should be back in short term), Mantha (month to month).  Oshie and Sheary both returned Saturday.

WINNIPEG JETS

None

Three Point Challenge: We’ll do Tuesday’s games.  Current Top Ten in points with ties (you can’t take these players): Draisaitl, McDavid, Ovechkin, Kadri, Huberdeau, Kaprizov, Kuznetsov, Stamkos, Gaudreau, Meier, Panarin, Hedman, Granlund.  Give me Zegras against the Sabres.

That’s all for now guys.  My hope is to be a good enough point Tuesday night to have a normal writeup for Wednesday.  I’ll be sure to answer the questions that you guys have when I get a chance.  Thanks for reading, take care!

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LG Hockey
LG Hockey
8 months ago

Hope you feel better soon Viz!

Jeff
Jeff
8 months ago
Reply to  Viz

Get well soon and enjoy watching Patrick Kane get those points.

Crush All Boxes
Crush All Boxes
8 months ago

Thanks for the posting Viz; hope you feel better soon sir

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
8 months ago

feel better viz <3! Today I will have a tale of my shityness for you. So my opponent had holtby and Reimer last week and we were neck and neck with ridiculous like 9.5 GAA ratios, but they needed a 3rd goalie start and I was good. Cept Reimer didn't play Sunday and I was able to grab the last best goalie available (varlamov) so the only option left was a Woll! Muahahahha won the week 12-3 after that stomping and might have lost a friend in the process! Jk. Anyway I am trying a new strat right now of only running Markstrom and using my #2 goalie spot as a streamer. With my league settings having W/L/Saves/GAA/SV% and SO. I can have a good shot at winning L SV% and GAA from just using the 1 elite goalie. We have 11 forward cats to the 6 goalie so I think it might be a solid strat especially when on waivers is like well Varlamov and Koskinen now, but also Swayman Knight Grubby, Smith on IR you get the picture I can volume pick a streamer also.

Keep ur spirits up!
~Shitwolf

JKJ
JKJ
8 months ago

Sorry to hear that, chief. Get well soon! I’ve been there and back again…and back again…and back again with chronic back issues. It’s the worst kind of pain.

Jeff
Jeff
8 months ago
Reply to  JKJ

Get well soon and enjoy watching Patrick Kane get those points.

ashtray
ashtray
8 months ago

I’ll take Robertson against the Coyotes. Feel better soon!

Chet
Chet
8 months ago

Thanks, Viz! I’ll take Matt Duchene @ DET for the 3 points.

Peter Parker
Peter Parker
8 months ago

Viz, good morning! Hope you are feeling better as you progress through your bout with Covid19.

Hey, I see that Ben Bishop is going to get a rehab stint in the AHL very soon. Would it be wise to pick him up thinking he may be the Star’s starting goaltender within a matter of weeks? Or is this wishful thinking??

Get better!! And thank you,

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
8 months ago

Man, get better soon! You’re our top line center, we need you.

Matthews for 3 pnt!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
8 months ago

p.kane @ NYR for 3 pt tues

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
7 months ago

hmm tried streaming knight this week Stolarz was the correct stream dangit! Right now my offense is kinda ridiculous and my D has Letang Karlsson Theodore Hamilton and Chabot.

I checked with the owner of Campbell and he would do him for Dougie. Is that too high a price or should I just stick with my Goalie stream strat? Could also go after a buy low like Lehner not sure what the cost there would be. Campbell/Markstrom would be very strong 🙂

I have an issue with forwards now cuz I keep grabbing guys I like off waivers like Arvidsonn and dont want to let them go… holding Fiala is getting more difficult 13:29 ice time. Same with Kane, but boy if he plays I would feel silly! I will have Backstrom coming off IR soon also to make the crunch real! Would have to drop Fiala Arv Kane or Garland hmmpphhh

talk about first world fantasy problems

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
7 months ago
Reply to  Shitwolf

don’t be holding e.kane without stash slots in non dynasty non deep leagues. this doesn’t sound deep based on your listed players and those you can just take off FA whenever you want.