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Matt Hunwick will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blackhawks. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Hunwick is a stay-at-home defenseman who missed 15 straight games due to a concussion. Hunwick probably isn't going to entice fantasy owners, but is valuable as a smooth skater who rarely commits turnovers.

Carter Rowney was on the ice for morning skate Saturday, but wore a no-contact Jersey. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rowney has already missed 12 games with his hand ailment. Rowney appears to be making progress but will more than likely not play against the Blackhawks Saturday. Rowney's next chance to play comes Wednesday against the Canucks.

Olli Maatta is dealing with an illness and will be a game time decision against the Blackhawks Saturday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The defenseman didn't show up for morning skate. It seems like the Penguins always have a tough time solidifying the defensive corps. If Maata sits this one out, Matt Hunwick will most likely get more minutes as he returns from a concussion.

With no symptoms of his concussion, Patrick will play tonight (Thursday) in Winnipeg. (Source: Sam Carchidi via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The rookie last played on Oct. 24. He has three points in nine games (+2).

Josh Ho-Sang missed practice Thursday due to an illness. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Islanders don't play until Saturday so this illness shouldn't keep him out of the lineup. Ho-Sang has a lot of talent but has been in and out of the dog house because of his tendency to not be a responsible puck handler. Once he gets his puck handling skills down, Ho-Sang should become a permanent fixture in the Islanders lineup.

Anthony Beauvillier returned to practice Tuesday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Beauvillier had missed Saturdays game against the Blues due to an injury he sustained blocking shots against Dallas. Beauvillier should be available to insert back into the lineup Thursday.

Shane Prince is expected to take part in a full contact practice Wednesday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is a step in the right direction for Prince as he tries to come back from his ankle injury. Prince will likely head for a condition stint before his return in early December.

After 13 days out, Niskanen skated today and is a probable tonight. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With 39 points in 78 games (+20) last season, Niskanen is a top Caps defenseman.

Alexander Wennberg appears unlikely to play Tuesday against the Canadiens. Coach John Tortorell says he's dealing with an injury, but the injury was not specified. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: With Wennberg doubtful Tuesday, it really puts a damper on Columbus' offense and power play. Wennberg's next chance to play is Friday against the Rangers.

Nikolay Kulemin underwent surgery Monday and will be sidelined for the next six months. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Kulemin suffered the upper body injury after getting dumped into the boards by Eric Gryba Nov. 7th against the Oilers. Kulemin could return if the Isles make a deep postseason run.