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Drew Clement

Drew Clement writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Drew Clement, RotoWire Writer

Projected Goalie Starters

For updates on the projected goalies later in the day, check our Projected Goalies Grid.

Nashville (Pekka Rinne) at Toronto (Jean-Sebastien Giguere), 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia (Brian Boucher) at Montreal (Carey Price), 7:00 p.m.
Anaheim (Jonas Hiller) at Dallas (Kari Lehtonen), 9:00 p.m.

Injuries for Teams Playing Tuesday

Day-to-Day (Including DL players close to returning)

Daniel Carcillo (F) Philadelphia-(MCL) Carcillo left Monday’s game with the injury and further details are not available yet.

Long Term or IR

Colby Armstrong (F) Toronto –(Finger Surgery) Is skating with the team, but no specific date has been set for his return.
Dion Phaneuf (D) Toronto-(Leg) Phaneuf is on injured reserve and dealing with the deep laceration to his leg.
Matthew Lombardi (F) Nashville- (Concussion) Lombardi is out with a concussion with no set date for his return as of yet.
Michael Leighton (G) Philadelphia- (Back) Leighton is on injured reserve after lower back surgery.
Matt Walker (F) Philadelphia-(Hip) Walker is expected to miss at least two more months after hip surgery.
Ian Laperriere (F) Philadelphia-(Post-Concussion Syndrome) Out indefinitely with post concussion symptoms.
Andrei Markov (D) Montreal-(Right Knee) Markov is still having tests done, but word is that he could miss at least 3 months after colliding with Eric Staal on Saturday night.
Kyle Chipchura (F) Anaheim- (Concussion) Chipchura has been placed on injured reserve thanks to a recent concussion.
Joffrey Lupul (F) Anaheim- (Blood Infection) Lupul will miss an undisclosed period of time thanks to a blood infection.
Andy Sutton (F) Anaheim- (Broken Thumb) Sutton is out with no set timetable for his return as of yet.


Brett Sutter (F)Calgary- Assigned to Abbotsford of the AHL.
Colten Teubert (D) Los Angeles-Activated from injured reserve and assigned to Manchester of the AHL.
Nolan Yonkman (D) Phoenix- Recalled from San Antonio of the AHL.
Garrett Stafford (D) Phoenix- Assigned to San Antonio of the AHL.
Marc-Antoine Pouliot (F) Tampa Bay-Assigned to Norfolk of the AHL.


Mike Richards (F) Philadelphia- Richards started the season slowly, but has been on a tear as of late. He has now picked up 5 goals in just 3 games, and has a point in 9 of his last 10 games played. It is very unlikely that Richards would be available in your league, but if you are lucky enough to have him be sure to keep starting him consistently.


Mike Ribeiro (F) Dallas-Ribeiro has now been held without a goal for the past 15 games. This is the longest he has been held without a goal in his entire 11 years in the NHL, so it is really becoming hard to justify giving him a spot on your roster right now.

Recommended Pickup

Mikhail Grabovski (F) Toronto- It is hard to find anything positive going on in Leaf Land right now, but Grabovski definitely deserves a look. While the team continues to struggle to put points in the win column, Grabovski has managed to pick up a goal in 3 of Toronto’s last four games. He deserves a look for anyone looking for a little extra offensive punch, even if this streak doesn’t last that much longer.