Wednesday's NHL Fantasy Hockey News

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

A fantasized look at NHL action from Tuesday night

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the Olympic break as much as I did. But I for one am sure ready for the stretch run here as the NHL returned to action last night. There was just the one game on schedule but I'll take it! Was it Ryan Miller's last game in a Sabres jersey?

Carolina Hurricanes 2 vs Buffalo Sabres 3

Let's continue with Ryan Miller as he continued to show he can still get it done with a weak team in front of him after stopping 36-38 for the win. He also picked up 2 assists becoming the first Sabres goaltender to register 2 assists in a game since Daren Puppa did it back in 1991 against Toronto. The rumours continue to swirl that he will be on the move ahead of the deadline and as a Miller owner in a couple of leagues, I am saying bring it on! Depending on where he ends up, his owners that stuck with him may finally get rewarded. But if he doesn't get moved, they may have a spot for him on the 2nd PP unit after this performance.

Christian Ehrhoff (2G, -1, 2SOG, 1Hit, 3BS) found the scoresheet twice here after being paired with new linemate Ryan Miller. He also finished with the most TOI with just over 24 minutes and the most PP time at 2:38.

Drew Stafford tallied 2A playing on the top line. For a regular update of line combos, you can check out www.nicholsonhockey.com/blog-nhl-line-combos/

Cam Ward did not have the best game out of the gate only stopping 15-18 shots for the loss. This is just me but Ward is one guy I think could use a change of scenery. And with Anton Khudobin showing he can handle the workload, I wouldn't be surprised if the Hurricanes were shopping him around. Something worth watching over the next little while.

Eric Staal (1G, +2, 4SOG, 1 Hit) continues his late season surge. You will not be buying low on him now as that door has closed. Jordan Staal however received the second most PP time at 5:08 but was held pointless. For me it has been a down year for Jordan but next season he will still only be 26yrs old. Hard to imagine there isn't more there and I think he is someone worth keeping an eye on during the summer as a cheap pickup. He is currently on pace for 15G, 22A, 171SOG and 180 Hits for those that count them.

Alexander Semin (1G, +2, 4SOG) now has 15G and 15A in 46GP on the year. As mentioned by @FantasyHockeyDK he had 18 shots in 5 games prior to the Oly break and is a point per game threat. Worth taking a shot on if you can snag him at a decent cost.

That's it for me this week but as always, feel free to mention any notables I did not discuss below. And don't forget to follow @TheScouts for regular updates or myself @Pope604 for the random well spaced out thoughts.

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