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Mattias Janmark should be good to go for Saturday's contest against the Minnesota Wild. (Source: Dallas Morning News)

Fantasy Impact: After sitting out for Thursday's game against the Sabres with an illness, Janmark was spotted on the ice practicing with his teammates Saturday morning. He is slated to play on the second line with Alexander Radulov and Roope Hintz.


Miro Heiskanen has been placed in Dallas' concussion protocol after sustaining an upper body injury back on Thursday against the Sabres. (Source: Dallas Morning News)

Fantasy Impact: Heiskanen will not be present for Saturday's match against the Sabres. This is the first time ever in his career where he will miss some time.


Radek Faksa will not suit up for Saturday's contest against the Minnesota Wild as he is currently dealing with an upper body injury he sustained Monday. (Source: Matthew DeFranks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Faksa ended up colliding with fellow teammate Alexander Radulov during Monday's practice session. He injured himself in the process and will need some time to recover before he can be out there with his teammates once again. Through 45 games this year, he has nine goals and 16 points with a minus-five rating.


Stephen Johns has finally been removed from the Stars' injured reserved list and is slated to make his NHL debut on Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild. (Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/stars/2020/01/18/stephen-johns-makes-his-nhl-return-the-day-ive-lo)

Fantasy Impact: Johns had been out since March 29, 2018 as he was dealing with post-traumatic headaches. He is projected to start on the third defensive pairing alongside Andrej Sekera.


Tuukka Rask placed on IR

Fri, Jan 17th 1:18pm EST
By John Pritchard

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The move comes two days after Rask suffered a concussion due to a questionable elbow to the head by Columbus Blue Jackets rookie Emil Bemstrom. He's unlikely to start again until after the All-Star break.


Brendan Lemieux was out there with the rest of his teammates during Wednesday's practice session as he looks to return from a hand injury he suffered back in late December. (Source: Vince Z. Mercogliano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lemieux has not laced up the skates since Dec. 27 and is currently considered day-to-day by head coach David Quinn. The Rangers will continue to monitor his progress in the coming days ahead.


The Penguins star missed 28 games after he had surgery for a core muscle injury on Nov 14. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Prior to the injury, Crosby had 17 points in 17 games. Due to the lengthy absence fantasy players should watch for diminished time on ice and skill level initially.


It is unknown as to whether or not Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will be on the ice for Monday's contest against the New York Islanders. (Source: Vince Z. Mercogliano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Staal was held out of Saturday's game against the Blues with an upper body injury. Head coach David Quinn will have to evaluate how Staal is feeling before he can make a final decision on his defenseman's status.


Pavel Buchnevich is considered to be a game-time decision for Monday's contest against the New York Islanders as he is currently dealing with the flu. (Source: New York Rangers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Buchnevich has not officially been ruled out yet, he did not participate in Monday's morning practice making his chances of suiting up pretty bleak at this point. Expect to see him absent in Monday's contest. He will attempt to be ready for Thursday's game when the Rangers visit the Islanders in part two of a home-and-home series.


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