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The Daily Puck: Get Hamred

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

The Daily Puck
By Jeff Erickson, RotoWire Senior Editor

Projected Goalies

Vancouver (Cory Schneider) at Buffalo (Ryan Miller)
NY Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist) at Pittsburgh (Marc-Andre Fleury)
Ottawa (Brian Elliott) at Philadelphia (Sergei Bobrovsky)
New Jersey (Martin Brodeur) at Boston(Tim Thomas)
St. Louis (Jaroslav Halak) at Colorado (Peter Budaj)
Los Angeles (Jonathan Bernier) at San Jose (Antero Niittymaki)



Ryan Parent - Still out with a sore groin. The Canucks have so many useful defensemen that it'll be tough for him to break into a meaningful role.
Sami Salo - (Achilles) Bonding with teammates, but out until Christmas.


Drew Stafford - His return from a shoulder injury has been described in terms of weeks, not days.
Craig Rivet - Trying to come back from food poisoning, but he'll miss at least one more game.


Derek Boogaard - Out Monday night with a hand injury after Sunday's fight-palooza.
Michal Roszival - Out with a shoulder injury for approximately the next week to 10 days.
Vaclav Prospal - (Knee) Still out until mid-to-late December.


Tyler Kennedy - Kennedy is out with an illness and will sit out Monday.
Jordan Staal - Out until mid-to-late December with a broken hand.


Brian Lee - Has a "badly kinked neck" - though as the Sens' seventh defenseman, he might have sat anyhow.


Andreas Nodl - Nodl took a shot off his left toe Saturday night and probably won't play Monday. James van Riemsdyk, who has been a healthy scratch the last four games, would step in if Nodl can't go. The 23-year old Nodl has shown signs of progress this year, with six points (3g, 3a) in nine games.
Michael Leighton - Leighton (back) hopes to be cleared for practice this week.


Jamie Langenbrunner - Langenbrunner (upper body injury) didn't make the trip to Boston. He hopes to return to action Thursday.
Matt Taormina - Taormina injured his foot in Sunday's practice and will not play Monday night.
Matthew Cornette - Cornette could return from a broken hand Monday to help make up for the loss of Matt Taormina.
Olivier Magnan-Grenier - Also injured his foot in Sunday's practice, but it doesn't appear to be as bad as Taormina's injury.


Johnny Boychuk - Boychuk (broken forearm) is starting to take shots on a goalie in practice and could return to game action as early as the weekend.
David Krejci - Krejci will miss his fourth consecutive game due to a concussion, though he's at least taking part in non-contact drills now.


David Perron - Perron (concussion) still hasn't played since Joe Thornton's crushing hit and will miss Monday's game.
Carlo Colaiacovo - Colaiacovo (concussion) will return Monday and will be paired with Alex Pietrangelo. Nathan Osytrick appears to be the odd man out.
Brad Winchester - Winchester (knee) could return Monday night after skating for the fourth day in a row in Monday's practice.


Kyle Cumiskey, Kyle Quincey and Adam Foote are all out with concussions for the Avs.
TJ Galiardi - Galiardi just had surgery for a broken right wrist.
Craig Anderson - Anderson (knee) was able to practice on Monday. He's still "week-to-week."


Willie Mitchell - Out four-to-six weeks with a fractured wrist.
Alexei Ponikarovsky - Out four weeks with a broken finger.


Douglas Murray - Did not practice Monday morning due to a lower body injury suffered in the Sharks' last game.
Derek Joslin - Joslin (thumb) will make his season debut Monday, filling in for Murray.

Free Agent Suggestions

Roman Hamrlik, d, MON - Hamrlik has scored in four consecutive games and should get a lot of power play time going forward with the news that Andrei Markov's latest knee injury could keep him out up to eight months.
Johnny Boychuk, d, BOS - This is a pickup on spec that he'll get power play time once he returns. I'm in one very deep league where any blueliner with a pulse gets nabbed pretty quickly. Grab him now before the rest of your league starts to check for a pulse.