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Travis Koncecny (upper body) has been ruled out for the Philadelphia Flyers and will not play against the New York Rangers Saturday. (Source: Kevin Kurz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Konecny will miss Saturday afternoon’s contest for the Flyers after suffering the upper body injury in Friday’s practice. Tyson Foerster will take Konecny’s spot in the lineup for head coach John Tortorella against the Rangers.

Matthew Tkachuk (undisclosed) is not in the lineup and will not play for the Florida Panthers against the Washington Capitals Saturday. (Source: David Dwork on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tkachuk will sit out Saturday’s contest after exiting Thursday night’s loss to the Hurricanes following a hit from Carolina forward Andrei Svechnikov in the first period of a 1-0 loss. Carter Verhaeghe will take Tkachuk’s spot on the top forward line for head coach Paul Maurice Saturday.

John Tavares (undisclosed) is out of the lineup for the Toronto Maple Leafs ahead of a home matchup against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday night. (Source: Elliotte Friedman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tavares will sit out Saturday night’s contest with an undisclosed minor injury according to Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe. Max Domi will fill in at center on Toronto’s second forward line against the Ducks Saturday night.

Patrick Kane (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve by the Detroit Red Wings the club announced Saturday. (Source: Detroit Red Wings on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kane will return to the Red Wings lineup after missing the last seven games, joining the club’s second line alongside David Perron and J.T. Compher while also likely seeing time on the second power-play unit for head coach Derek Lalonde as he shakes the rust off. The winger has been a dynamic offensive weapon for the Red Wings, tallying 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 19 games so far this season.

Connor Bedard (jaw) has been placed on injured reserve by the Chicago Blackhawks the club announced Saturday. (Source: Chicago Blackhawks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bedard suffered the fractured jaw on an enormous first-period hit from Devils defenseman Brendan Smith and was unable to return to Friday’s 4-2 loss. The No.1 overall pick of the 2023 NHL draft this past summer had played a vital role in leading Chicago’s dismal offense to this point, leading the team with 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 39 games so far this season.

Bryan Rust (upper-body) has been activated from long-term injured reserve Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Source: Wes Crosby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rust returns to the Pittsburgh lineup for head coach Mike Sullivan ahead of Tuesday night’s contest against the Washington Capitals and should return to his second-line duties as well as his role on the second power-play unit against Washington netminder Darcy Kuemper.

Kirill Kaprizov (upper-body) is considered week-to-week by the Minnesota Wild according to the club. (Source: Minnesota Wild PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kaprizov suffered the injury in Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. The club will exercise caution with their star sniper, who has tallied 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) in 34 games so far this season. Marcus Johansson will likely fill Kaprizov’s role on Minnesota’s top forward line until he is able to return.

Filip Gustavsson (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve by the Minnesota Wild according to the club. (Source: Minnesota Wild PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gustavsson will undergo an MRI Tuesday and is currently considered week-to-week according to the club. In the netminder’s absence, fantasy managers can expect Marc-Andre Fleury to receive the majority of starts between the pipes, with Zane McIntyre serving as the team’s backup. Gustavsson currently carries a .903 save percentage and 2.95 GAA in 22 appearances (10-9-2) in the crease this season for the Wild.

Thomas Novak (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve by the Nashville Predators according to the organization. (Source: Nashville Predators on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Novak will miss four-to-six weeks while recovering from the upper body injury. The center was off to another strong start for the Predators, tallying 12 points (six goals, six assists) including six power-play points in 14 contests so far this season. Michael McCarron should see an increased role for head coach Andrew Brunette until Novak returns.

Sean Couturier (lower body) has been ruled out by the Philadelphia Flyers ahead of Saturday night’s contest against the Los Angeles Kings. (Source: Charlie O’Connor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Couturier will sit out for a second consecutive contest for the Flyers, with forward Scott Laughton to likely once again see increased ice time Saturday night against the Kings.

Jake Guentzel (ankle) will play for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night. (Source: Wes Crosby on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Guentzel was originally slated to be sidelined throughout October for the Penguins, but the left wing was able to pass through multiple tests on the ice Tuesday morning for head coach Mike Sullivan. Expect Guentzel to reclaim his spot on the top forward line while also slotting onto the No. 1 power play unit against the Blackhawks Tuesday night.

Alex Killorn (finger) will miss four-to-six weeks the Anaheim Ducks announced Saturday. (Source: Frank Seravalli on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Killorn suffered the fractured finger during Wednesday night’s preseason contest, and will now miss extended time after signing a four-year deal with the Ducks in the offseason. Frank Vatrano will likely see an increase in playing time while Killorn remains out.

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss the next 8-10 weeks after undergoing back surgery Thursday morning. (Source: Tamp Bay Lightning on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Of course, this is a significant blow to the Bolts as the six-time All-Star is the backbone of their team. Vasilevskiy has not only put up a career 2.52 GAA and .919 Sv% across 425 regular-season appearances, he has started at least 60 games in three of the last non-COVID seasons. Next up in line in goal for Tampa Bay -- barring a move -- is Jonas Johansson who owns a career 3.32 GAA and .887 Sv% across just 35 NHL appearances.

Jake Neighbours sustained an upper-body injury in the first period of the Blues 7-2 loss to Ottawa. He did not return to action and St. Louis' head coach Craig Berube stated "he's probably out a while."

Fantasy Impact: This season in 30 games, Neighbours has scored four goals and has four assists with a minus-17 rating.

Andre Burakovsky left the game versus the New York Islanders after just one shift due to a lower-body injury. There was no further update. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully, the injury won't keep Burakovsky sidelined for long as the Kraken sit firmly in a playoff spot in the Western Conference. This season in 49 games he has 13 goals and 26 assists.

Vegas Golden Knights forward Mark Stone has undergone back surgery and is out indefinitely. (Source: Jesse Granger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The news is a major blow for a Vegas team that's struggled to stay healthy this season. Stone's regular season is certainly now in jeopardy as the Knights battle for playoff spots in the Pacific Division. One of the league's premier two-way forwards, Stone recorded 17 goals and 38 points in 43 games for the season. The club could be able to place him on long-term injured reserve to afford some trade-deadline reinforcement for a playoff push.

Auston Matthews (knee sprain) will be out for a minimum of three weeks per the Leafs PR Twitter account. (Source: Toronto Maple Leafs PR on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Matthews suffered the apparent injury during Wednesday’s overtime victory over the Rangers. The star forward will now spend at least the next three weeks sidelined and leaves an immense hole in lineups for fantasy owners as well as the Maple Leafs.

Cole Caufield (shoulder) will miss the remainder of the season for the Montreal Canadiens. (Source: Chris Johnston on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Caufield being ruled out for the rest of the season is a devastating blow to a Montreal squad struggling to generate offense on a more consistent basis with the talented forward out of the lineup. Caufield will finish the season with 36 points (26 goals, 10 assists) in 46 games for the Canadiens and will to be ready ahead of the 2023-24 season for fantasy owners.

Chris Kreider (upper body) has been ruled out by the New York Rangers ahead of the team’s home contest against the Montreal Canadiens Sunday. (Source: Renaud Lavoie on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kreider will miss his second consecutive game for the Rangers as the forward hopes to be able to practice soon, especially with the Rangers in action again Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tyler Bertuzzi (upper-body) is set to return to the lineup Tuesday according to Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde. (Source: Detroit Red Wings on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bertuzzi has struggled with injuries over the past year for the Red Wings and provides an immediate boost when in the lineup for Detroit. The dynamic forward will slot onto the club’s top line alongside captain Dylan Larkin and should make an instant impact for fantasy owners.