Daily Fantasy Hockey Notebook—03/31/22

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The Notebook includes everything you need to know to set your Season-Long and Daily Fantasy Lineups: including Injuries, Projected Lines and Pairings, Starting Goalie Rankings, Value Picks (DFS), and previews from our DFS Premium Package.


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Key Injuries/Lineup Changes

IN

  • [MTL] Tyler Pitlick will return to the lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury.
  • [BOS] Anton Blidh will be in the lineup after being held out the last five games.
  • [BOS] Marc McLaughlin will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
  • [BOS] Josh Brown will make his Bruins debut.
  • [BOS] Mike Reilly will return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for three games.
  • [PIT] Jason Zucker (lower-body) will return to the lineup after being out since January 17th.
  • [COL] Nathan MacKinnon (upper-body) is expected to return to the Avalanche lineup.
  • [DAL] Marian Studenic will draw back into the Stars lineup.

GAMETIME DECISIONS

  • [NYI] Andy Greene (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
  • [NYI] Adam Pelech (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision.
  • [DAL] That Lindell (upper-body) will be a game-time decision.

OUT

  • [TOR] Ilya Lyubushkin (head) will not play on Thursday after being pulled from the game on Tuesday.
  • [TOR] Petr Mrazek is expected to miss six weeks with a groin injury.
  • [CAR] Jesperi Kotkaniemi (lower-body) will miss two to three weeks.
  • [BOS] Nick Foligno is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • [BOS] Craig Smith (illness) will not play on Thursday.
  • [BOS] Connor Clifton will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
  • [BOS] Derek Forbort will be a healthy scratch.
  • [DAL] Denis Gurianov will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Projected Lineups

*Subject to change*

⚠️ Gametime Decision

New York Islanders vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Lee–Nelson–Beauvillier
Parise–Barzal–Wahlstrom
Bailey–Pageau–Palmieri
Martin–Cizikas–Bellows

Chara–Dobson
Pelech⚠️ – Pulock
Hutton–Greene⚠️

Voracek–Roslovic–Laine
Nyquist–Sillinger–Bjorkstrand
Danforth–Kuraly–Chinakhov
Robinson–Gaunce–Bemstrom

Gavrikov–Peeke
Kukan–Bean
Carlsson–Boqvist

Florida Panthers vs. chicago blackhawks

Verhaeghe–Barkov–Reinhart
Huberdeau–Giroux–Lomberg
Marchment–Bennett–Duclair
Mamin–Luostarinen–Thornton

Forsling–Weegar
Chiarot–Gudas
Montour–Hagg

DeBrincat–Strome–Kane
Kubalik–Toews–Raddysh
Borgstrom–Dach–Lafferty
Katchouk–R. Johnson–Entwistle

McCabe–C. Jones
S. Jones–Gustafsson
Stillman–De Haan

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. winnipeg jets

Bunting–Matthews–Marner
Mikheyev–Tavares–Kerfoot
Nylander–Kampf–Engvall
Clifford–Spezza–Simmonds

Rielly–Brodie
Giordano–Holl
Dahlstrom–Liljegren

Stastny–Scheifele–Ehlers
Sanford–Dubois–Wheeler
Svechnikov–Lowry–Appleton
Harkins–Toninato–Brooks

Morrissey–DeMelo
Stanley–Dillon
Heinola–Pionk

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadians

Teravainen–Aho–Jarvis
Svechnikov–Trocheck–Domi
Niederreiter–Staal–Fast
Martinook⚠️ – Stepan – Necas

Slavin–DeAngelo
Skjei–Pesce
Smith–Cole

Caufield–Suzuki–Hoffman
R. Pitlick–Dvorak–Anderson
Byron-Evans-Armia
T. Pitlick–Dauphin–Ylonen

Romanov–Savard
Edmundson–Barron
Schueneman–Wideman

Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils

Marchand–Bergeron–DeBrusk
Hall–Haula–Pasternak
Frederic–Coyle–McLaughlin
Blidh–Nosek–Lazar

Lindholm–McAvoy
Grzelcyk–Carlo
Reilly–Brown

Sharangovich–Hughes–Mercer
Tatar–Hischier–Bratt
Johnsson–Boqvist–Wood
Vesey–McLeod–Bastian

Siegenthaler–Hamilton
Graves–Severson
Smith–Subban

Minnesota Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Kaprizov–Hartman–Zuccarello
Fiala–Gaudreau–Boldy
Greenway – Eriksson Ek – Foligno
Duhaime–Jost–Deslauriers

Middleton–Spurgeon
Brodin–Dumba
Merrill–Kulikov

Guentzel–Crosby–Rust
Zucker–Malkin–Rakell
Rodrigues–Carter–Kapanen
Boyle–Blueger–Heinen

Dumoulin–Letang
Matheson–Marino
Friedman–Ruhwedel

Colorado Avalanche vs. San Jose Sharks

Nichushkin – MacKinnon⚠️ – Rantanen
Lehkonen–Kadri–Burakovsky
Newhook–Sturm–Compher
Cogliano–Helm–O’Connor

Toews–Makar
J. Johnson–Manson
MacDermid–E. Johnson

Meier–Hertl–Barabanov
Grandson – Couture – Chmelevski
Leonard-Bonino-Gregor
Viel–Reedy–Balcers

Megna–Burns
Karlsson–Meloche
Vlasic–Merkley

Calgary Flames vs. Los Angeles Kings

Gaudreau–Lindholm–Tkachuk
Mangiapane–Backlund–Toffoli
Dube–Jarnkrok–Coleman
Lucic-Monahan-Lewis

Hanifin–Andersson
Kylington–Tanev
Zadorov–Gudbranson

Iafallo–Kopitar–Kempe
Moore–Danault–Arvidsson
Vilardi–Byfield–Kupari
Grundstrom–Edler–Kaliyev

Bjornfot–Durzi
Maatta–Stecher
Moverare–Spence

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars

Milano–Getzlaf–Mayhew
Grant–Zegras–Terry
Simon–Lundestrom–Aston-Reese
Comtois–Carrick–Lettieri

Fowler–Drysdale
Vaakanainen–Shattenkirk
Benoit – Sustr

Robertson-Hintz-Pavelski
Studenic–Seguin–Namestnikov
Peterson–Benn–Radulov
Raffl–Faksa–Glendening

Lindell⚠️ – Klingberg
Sweater–Heiskanen
Hanley–Hakanpaa

Daily Value Picks

C – Jack Roslovic (CBJ) – $3,100
W – Artturi Lehkonen (COL) – $2,500
D – Ville Heinola (WPG) – $2,500

Optimizer Highest Projections

C – Auston Matthews (TOR) – $9,300
W – Mikko Rantanen (COL) – $6,700
D – Cale Makar (COL) – $7,800

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DFS 5v5 Score:

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4. CH1 (+5.84)

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