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Fantasy Hockey Fridays Week #9

Injury Report

Who’s Day-to-Day?

Thomas Vanek (F – BUF) – Lower Body

Dan Ellis (G – CAR) – Leg laceration

Marian Hossa (F – CHI) – Upper Body

Ray Whitney (F – DAL) – Upper Body

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (F – EDM) – Flu – Possible for tomorrow

Michael Ryder (F – MTL) – Lower Body

Sergei Gonchar (D – OTT) – Undisclosed Injury

Evgeni Malkin (F – PIT) – Shoulder

Kris Letang (D – PIT) – Lower Body

Ryane Clowe (F – SJ) – Shoulder


Who’s Out? 

Justin Faulk (D – CAR) – Sprained Knee – Out for 2-4 weeks

Patrick Sharp (F – CHI) – Shoulder – Skated, but not likely to return next week.

James Wisniewski (D – CBJ) – Foot – 2-3 weeks until a return.

Dmitry Kulikov (D – FLA) – Shoulder – Will not require surgery for his dislocated shoulder.  No set timetable for return.

Rene Bourque (F – MTL) – Concussion – Cleared for contact, travelled with the team this weekend.

Brandon Prust (F – MTL) – Shoulder – Skated this week

Patric Hornqvist (F – NSH) – Upper Body – Is Skating, no timetable.

Milan Michalek (F – OTT) – Knee – Had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, out indefinitely.

Anders Lindback (G – TB) – High Ankle Sprain

Ryan Malone (F – TB) – Left Shoulder – Now on injured reserve

David Booth (F – VAN) – High Ankle Sprain – Could be out up to six weeks.

Tobias Enstrom (D – WPG) – Shoulder – Could return soon.


Skaters to Add

1. Devin Setoguchi (45.1% F – MIN) – 6 goals in last 5 games (8 points)…20 points for the season (11 goals).  +6 in this recent stretch.  55 hits, 62 shots, 4 powerplay points.

2. Patrick Wiercioch (34.2% D – OTT) – 2 goals, 4 assists, last 5 games, +4, 51 shots on goal, 29 penalty minutes.  Plays an average of 15:27 a night.  Had 19 penalty minutes on March 13th against the Boston Bruins.  Also has 6 powerplay points.

3. Brad Boyes (91.7% F – NYI) – 3 goals, 5 assists in last 7 games played.  -2, 60 shots, 12 powerplay points.  26 points in 30 games for the season (8 goals, 18 assists).

4. Mike Fisher (45.6% F – NSH) – 5 goals, 1 assist last 5 games.  +3, 58 shots, 45 hits.  +8 for the season.  23 penalty minutes.

Goaltenders to Add

1. Robin Lehner (36.9% – OTT) – Lehner is still holding down the fort for the Ottawa Senators while Craig Anderson remains injured.  His worst save percentage in his last 7 starts is .931 (a come from behind win against the strong Boston Bruins last night).  He only has 2 wins in 7 starts this season, but in those 7 starts, he only gave up more than 2 goals once (3 GA against the Canadiens March 13th).  His season stats include a save percentage of .944 and goals-against average of 1.92.

2. Braden Holtby (94.5% and decreasing – WSH) – Is 11-10 for the year, with a SP of .913 and a GAA of 2.77.  2 wins in last 2 games.  Last two games combined for 1 goal against.

3. Jonathan Bernier (23.1% – LA) – 7-2 for the season.  Last game resulted in a 38 save win (2 GA) against the Phoenix Coyotes.  His season stats include a SP of .923 and a GAA of 1.94.  He’s been much better than Jonathan Quick all season.


Part 2:

HOHM Fantasy League (HOHMFL)

Here are the 12 writers and their initials:

BD – Bob Duggan (Buffalo Sabres)

AC – Alvin Cho (Winnipeg Jets)

AW – Andrew Williams (Carolina Hurricanes)

KC – Kevin Cawthra (Vancouver Canucks)

SA – Steve Auld (Toronto Maple Leafs)

JB – Josh Beneteau (Team Canada/Various NHL news)

IB – Igor Burdetskiy (Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HOHM)

MK – Mike Kluxdal (Minnesota Wild)

DD – Dawson Drolet (Calgary Flames)

KS – Kevin Sporka (Detroit Red Wings)

AB – Adam Bernard (New York Rangers)

KW – Kayla Winsett (Nashville Predators)


Our Transactions in the Past Week



AC – Dropped Milan Michalek (IR) and Added Brandon Prust (IR)



KS – Added Ben Bishop

AB – Dropped Tomas Fleischmann and Added Lee Stempniak



KS – Added Viktor Fasth



KS – Added Jake Muzzin

KS – Dropped Zac Rinaldo and Added Kyle Turris

AC – Dropped Matt Read and Added Curtis Glencross

SA – Dropped Matt Frattin


3/19: AC – Dropped David Desharnais and Added Carl Hagelin



IB – Dropped Justin Faulk (IR) and Added Patrick Wiercioch

IB – Dropped Vinny Prospal and Added Devin Setoguchi

BD – Added Tomas Kopecky



AC – Traded Max Pacioretty and Ryan Miller to KS for Pascal Dupuis and Jonathan Quick

KS – Traded Dustin Brown, Dustin Byfuglien, Patrick Sharp, and Viktor Fasth to SA for Taylor Hall, Alex Goligoski, Sheldon Souray, and Antti Niemi

SA – Added Daniel Winnik



BD – Added Tomas Fleischmann

BD – Dropped Tomas Fleischmann and Added Chris Philips


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Kevin Sporka

Kevin Sporka

Kevin Sporka is the Senior Media Analyst and Detroit Red Wings beat writer at HOHM. He is also the author of the Fantasy Hockey Fridays, In Retrospect, Milestone Monday, and Legends By the Number segments.
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