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Shattenkirk was traded to the Washington Capitals for forward Zach Stanford, a 2017 first round pick and a conditional pick. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Shattenkirk had 42 points already this season, was a preseason top-100 ECR, and joins an elite offense and power play in Washington.

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Quick allowed five goals on 35 shots. Four times the Kings gave him a one goal lead and four times he surrendered it. Finally the Wild scored in overtime to win 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: It was Quick's second outing since returning from a long injury absence. The Kings traded away Budaj but acquired Bishop who is capable of taking the job if Quick doesn't return his previous elite level.

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Lewis recorded an assist on the fourth Kings goal which gave them a 4-3 lead. It was the fourth lead of the game for Los Angeles.

Fantasy Impact: His numbers are not great but he is producing points at a greater pace this season than his career pace.

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King recorded an assist on the second period goal which gave the Kings a 3-2 lead.

Fantasy Impact: He has not been much of a fantasy asset this season by the standards of LWs.

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Dowd recorded an assist on the third Los Angeles goal.

Fantasy Impact: He is young so there is hope and room for improvement but his current production fits best in deeper league setup.

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Pearson scored an unassisted goal in the first period to give the Kings a 2-1 lead.

Fantasy Impact: He has 38 points this season and his production so far has been fantasy relevant.

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Shore scored the first Los Angeles goal and assisted on the fourth in the 5-4 overtime loss.

Fantasy Impact: He is not much of a fantasy option.

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Muzzin scored the third Los Angeles goal which gave them a 3-2 lead. He also assisted on the first Kings goal which gave them a 1-0 lead.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid but not significant fantasy depth player.

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Gaborik scored the fourth Kings goal, which helped get the game to overtime tied at 4-4. He also assisted on the first Los Angeles goal.

Fantasy Impact: He has quite a resume so it is entirely possible that he will come up big down the stretch.

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Smith scored the Senators first goal in their 3-2 win over the Panthers yesterday. He also added two shots on net and finished with a plus-two rating in just under 19 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has been having a solid season with the Senators as he is just six points away from tying the career best point mark he set last season. He is currently sitting at 15 goals and 15 assists in 58 games played this year.

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Turris scored the game winning goal in the Senators 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday. He finished the game with a team high six shots on net and a plus-one rating in over 19 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: With his goal yesterday, Turris now has five points in his last five games. He is still seeing plenty of ice time even with the many injured Senators continuing to come back into the line up. In 60 games played this season Turris has 21 goals and 22 assists.

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Henrik Lundqvist allowed five goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: Sure, the Blue Jackets are a great offensive team. But Lundqvist's play of late has simply been out of character, allowing three goals thrice over the last 10 games before last night's dud.

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Rick Nash scored his 18th goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: Nash has improved greatly on his weak 2015-16, scoring three more goals in 10 fewer games.

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Victor Rask opened the scoring in Sunday's game with a power-play goal, but that would be it for Carolina as the Flames cruised to a 3-1 win.

Fantasy Impact: After an eight-game stretch without a point and a minus-7 rating, Rask had an assist and a goal in two games this weekend.

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Hurricanes G Eddie Lack allowed three goals on 24 shots in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Flames.

Fantasy Impact: After a shutout on Friday night, it looked like Lack was on the rise. Unfortunately allowing three goals may have set him back some in the competition for goalie playing time in Carolina.

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Hanzal Ryan White and a 2017 4th round pick were traded to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a package of picks and a minor league by the name of Grayson Downing. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Hanzal is the key piece in this deal as Minnesota strengthened their team for a playoff run this season, where they currently lead the Western Conference. This is a move for 2017 as Hanzal is an unrestricted free agent after the season. For that matter, White can also become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Hanzal is a strong player that helps the Wild's chances in the playoffs but the impact on his fantasy value will depend on how quickly he can gel with his new teammates.

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Budaj, a young defensemen prospect and some picks were traded to the Lightning for Ben Bishop and a 5th round 2017 pick. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Budaj moves from a strong defensive team where he was going to battle for playing time with a returning big time goalie to a strong offensive team who he will be battling with a strong goalie for playing time. As for Bishop, he is a bigger name than Budaj and there is some upside for the Kings in being able to rotate elite proven goalies to help ease Quick back from injury plus they may have felt a little more comfortable having a more proven commodity as the protection in case issues arise with Quick's return.

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Domingue saved 31 of the 33 shots he faced in the 3-2 comeback victory.

Fantasy Impact: Not only is he not Arizona's #1 net minder but he also is not performing well in many of the chances he has gotten this season.

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Chychrun recorded an assist on the second Arizona goal of the game.

Fantasy Impact: He now has 14 points in 48 games so far in his rookie season and he does have 39 PIM which is useful in some leagues.

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Jooris recorded an assist on the third period goal that tied the game at 2-2 as Arizona came back from down 2-0 to win 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: He is having a bad fantasy season.

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