Fantasy Hockey News


Mike Hoffman was moved to Panther's top line during Tuesday's loss to the Hurricanes. Hoffman remained along side Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau in Thursday's practice. (Source: Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Mike Hoffman is off to an excellent start to the 2019-20 season, 4 goals, and 6 points in 3 games. If Hoffman can remain with Barkov and Huberdeau, that can only improve his fantasy outlook this season. We will see if Joel Quenneville keeps the trio together, the Panthers take on the Sabers tonight.

Vladislav Namestnikov was traded from the Rangers to the Ottawa Senators on Monday night in exchange for Nick Ebert and a fourth round pick. The 26-year-old forward will have the first chance to play with his new team on Thursday against St. Louis. (Source: Darren Dreger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Namestnikov was only averaging about 13 minutes of ice-time through two games with the Rangers before getting shipped out. The Russian adds depth to the Sens forward group and it allows for their young prospects to develop some more in the AHL. Namestnikov posted career highs of 22 goals and 48 points in 2017-18, but last season's 11 goals and 31 points are a more realistic expectation for this season, and that still might be generous.