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Date Player
1/16/2017 Radek Faksa, Dal, C
Faksa scored his career-high sixth goal Monday against the Sabres.

Analysis: He's played well lately with seven points in his last six games.
1/16/2017 Jack Eichel, Buf, C
Eichel scored twice to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Stars on Monday.

Analysis: It was the third two-goal game of the season for Eichel, who has scored 10 times and added seven assists in 22 contests in 2016-17.
1/16/2017 Victor Hedman, TB, D
Hedman sat out Monday's game at Los Angeles due to an illness.

Analysis: Hedman leads the Lightning with 31 assists, including 17 over his last 15 games. He's on pace to shatter the career-high 42 assists he had in 2013-14.
1/16/2017 Anze Kopitar, LA, C
Kopitar will miss Monday's game against Tampa Bay due to an illness.

Analysis: The Kings hope their star center will be good to go for Wednesday's important game against division-rival San Jose. Despite a down season, Kopitar still ranks third among Los Angeles players with 24 points in 38 games.
1/16/2017 Markus Nutivaara, Cls, D
Nutivaara has undisclosed injury.

Analysis: He also has no fantasy value.
1/16/2017 Kurtis Gabriel, Min, RW
The Minnesota Wild reassigned Gabriel to Iowa of the American Hockey League on Monday.

Analysis: Gabriel, 23, has one assist and 24 penalty minutes in 11 games with Minnesota this season. The native of Newmarket, Ontario, recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on Dec. 7 at Toronto and ranks third on the team in penalty minutes.
1/16/2017 Cal O'Reilly, Buf, C
The Buffalo Sabres recalled O'Reilly from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on Monday.

Analysis: O'Reilly, 30, joins the Sabres for his second recall of the season after playing four games with the team in November, averaging 10:55 of time on ice. The Toronto native is currently tied for second in the AHL with 26 assists and tied for ninth in the league with 34 points overall, including eight goals.
1/16/2017 Magnus Hellberg, NYR, G
The New York Rangers recalled Hellberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League on Monday.

Analysis: Hellberg, 25, has a 10-9-4 record with a 2.91 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 25 games for the Wolf Pack this season. The 6-foot-6, 209-pound goalie has been in 176 career AHL games, posting an 82-65-13 record, a 2.45 goals-against average and .915 save percentage, with 13 shutouts.
1/16/2017 Andrew Ladd, NYI, LW
Ladd will sit out Monday's game at Boston with an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: The 31-year-old will miss his first game this season. Ladd hasn't made a great fantasy impact in his debut campaign with the Isles, recording eight goals and four assists with a minus-10 rating in 41 games.
1/16/2017 Cal Clutterbuck, NYI, RW
Clutterbuck will sit out Monday's game at Boston with an undisclosed injury.

Analysis: The physical forward is a bit banged up at the moment, though the injury isn't thought to be anything serious. Stephen Gionta is expected to take his spot on the fourth line.
1/16/2017 Rickard Rakell, Anh, C
Playing in his 200th NHL game, Rakell recorded his 18th goal of the season.

Analysis: He is two shy of tying his career high.
1/16/2017 Carter Hutton, StL, G
Hutton stopped 22 shots for his second win in two nights, a 2-1 victory in overtime against the Ducks on Sunday.

Analysis: Hutton made back-to-back starts for the first time this season and has played in the last five, seeing the bulk of the time in St. Louis's net as Jake Allen continues to struggle.
1/16/2017 Patrik Berglund, StL, C
Berglund's second goal of the game, 51 seconds into overtime, lifted the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

Analysis: He has 10 points in his last 14 games.
1/15/2017 Jason Pominville, Min, RW
Pominville scored in the third period and Minnesota beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday to grab sole possession of the top spot in the Western Conference.

Analysis: Pominville's goal was his sixth of the season and first since Nov. 29, snapping a 19-game stretch without one.
1/15/2017 Devan Dubnyk, Min, G
Dubnyk made 33 saves in Sunday's 3-2 win at Chicago.

Analysis: Dubnyk has won his last four starts and is 14-1-0 with a 1.92 GAA since Dec. 4. The Wild next play Tuesday against the Devils, and Dubnyk stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss at New Jersey on Oct. 22.
1/15/2017 Patrick Kane, Chi, RW
Kane scored both goals for the Blackhawks in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Wild. He played more than 27 minutes.

Analysis: In 15 games since Dec. 15, Kane has six goals and 13 assists to tie with Minnesota's Eric Staal for the NHL lead with 19 points.
1/15/2017 Cory Schneider, NJ, G
Schneider stopped 21 shots on Sunday to help the Devils win their second straight after losing four in a row.

Analysis: Schneider has given up just 11 goals on 183 shots (.934 save percentage) over his last seven starts.
1/15/2017 Loui Eriksson, Van, LW
Eriksson scored on Sunday for the Canucks, losers of four straight after winning six in a row coming out of the holiday break.

Analysis: Eriksson has eight goals and six assists in 18 games versus the Devils.
1/15/2017 Henrik Sedin, Van, C
Vancouver opened the scoring in Sunday's 2-1 loss with Sedin passing from behind the net to Loui Eriksson streaking in. The assist moved Sedin two points away from 1,000 in his career.

Analysis: Sedin now has five goals and 10 assists in 19 career games against New Jersey.
1/15/2017 Taylor Hall, NJ, LW
Hall scored 1:28 into overtime to lift the New Jersey Devils to a 2=1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. Skating on a 2-on-1 with Damon Severson, Hall chose to hold the puck and beat Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom through the legs.

Analysis: Hall has scored in each of the past two games and has 11 goals on the season.
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