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Tyler Toffoli sustained an upper-body injury in Montreal's 4-3 OT loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It's expected for him to miss, "several weeks" according coach Dominque Ducharmes. He is already placed on the IR in Yahoo leagues so open up a roster spot if you can. He has five goals and 12 assists on the season.

J.T. Compher was spotted on the ice in Monday's practice with a regular jersey on. He was injured on November 13th and was expected to be out one month.

Fantasy Impact: More good injury news for the Avalanche as they are seeing their roster return to a healthy form. Compher was contributing depth for the Avs and ended up centering the first line with Nathan Mackinnon out of the lineup.

Darcy Kuemper was on the ice during Monday's practice and took shots which is good news for the team and bodes well for him to return within the next week.

Fantasy Impact: It's possible he see's a backup role in Wednesday's game against the New York Rangers but that's speculation at this point. He's moving in the right direction however and the Avalanche really need him to be in the crease.

Bowen Byram will remained sidelined with a head injury as the team travels to Philadelphia and New York before they head back home.

Fantasy Impact: Byram returned to Colorado due to his head injury which according to coach Jared Bednar, is not a concussion. He's played in three games since November 11th. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly and anticipate him to miss games sporadically based on his this recurring issue.

Cale Makar will play Monday

Mon, Dec 6th 1:51pm EST
By Fox Wihlborg

Cale Makar will be in action Monday versus Philadelphia. (Source: Peter Baugh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the defenseman back in the lineup look for him to return to elite-level fantasy form.

Nazem Kadri is back in lineup after missing last game. (Source: Peter Baugh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran center will reclaim his 2nd line role and top power play spot. The center has 30 points through 20 contests this season.

Pavel Francouz

Sat, Dec 4th 12:40pm EST
By Fox Wihlborg

Pavel Francouz made his first pro start for the AHL Colorado Eagles since August of 2020. (Source: Adrian Dater on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a shaky first period he settled in, the Czech could eventually make his return to Colorado.

Igor Shesterkin was injured in the third period of the Rangers' win over the Sharks. He exited the game with a leg injury.

Fantasy Impact: According to head coach Gerard Gallant, the injury was "not as bad as it looked." Shesterkin was initially unable to put any weight on his leg, but the injury could prove minor.

Mats Zuccarello returns to the lineup versus the Devils. (Source: Sarah McLellan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zuccarello will return to his top line role, along with a number-one power-play spot. He will continue to provide his elite level fantasy value.

Jordan Binnington tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. (Source: on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Binnington will miss at the least, the next four outings meaning Ville Husso will take over as goalie one and Kyle Konin number two.

Gallagher was placed into COVID-19 protocol Thursday. (Source: Montreal Gazette on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallagher is expected to be out 10 days and miss a total of four games. Jake Evans figures to take a top-line role alongside Tyler Toffoli and Christian Dvorak.