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Daily Dosage - Apr. 5, 2009

Daily Diarrhea 

Gagner Sam Gagner picked up the 1+2=3 night yesterday.  Gagner's 41 points this year must have owners disappointed but over the last 17 games he's scored 21 points.  He'll be a good add for the last week of the season and somebody to keep in mind for next year as well.

Marty Gerber continues to play like...well Marty Gerber.  After being anointed the starter for the remainder of the year by his coach, Gerbs has given up six goals in back to back games after last night's stinker of a performance.  He stopped only 23 of the 29 shots the Habs threw his way. 

Alex Kovalev continued with his hot streak last night.  He picked up four points and now has an impressive 15 points in his last six games.  Who knows how long his roll with last.  Saku Koivu has been benefiting from Kovalev's hot streak and has a six game point streak of his own with 3+6=9 during the stretch. Take a look at Saku if you need help next week as the Habs play four times.

Brad Boyes usually gets his points in bunches so you want to get him in your lineup at the first glimpse of an uptick.  Well we may have missed the boat (yes, he's on this scouts fantasy team) as Boyes has six points in his last two games but hopefully he'll go on a trademark hot streak and continue it next week as St Louis gets a treat with games against Phoenix, Columbus and Colorado.

Avery Sean Avery continues to entertain...even if by accident (video).  Avery's picked up 10 points and 26 PIM's in 15 games with the Rangers.  Those numbers could help those of you in deep leagues.  Don't be afraid to pick him up.

When Jason Williams was picked up by Columbus we really thought his success would be tied to playing on a line with Rick Nash but J-Will has proven us wrong as he's currently on a six game point streak (3+5=8) while playing on the 2nd line with Vermette and Umberger. Note: He does play the point on the #1 PP unit... bonus!

Not much more we can say about Bobby Ryan lately, we'll let the numbers do the talking... last five games: 6+4=10 with 20 shots.

The true Al Montoya arrived last night as the rookie tender gave up six goals on 32 shots to the Kings... he impressed in his first two NHL starts but his number in the AHL this year show that it may be time to write-off this guy... he's has the second worst gaa (3.23) in the league for goalies that played at least 1,500 minutes.

Injury Updates (see our Injury Updates page for a consolidated list of injuries):

Arnott Jason Arnott returned from his concussion yesterday and picked up a nice 2+1=3.  Looks like he's over his injury and ready to be activated the last week of the year.

Andrei Markov left last night's game after a hit from Mikhail Grabovski (for which he'll likely receive a suspension for).  No official word from the Habs but an injury to Markov could be devastating for the Habs and some fantasy teams.

Mathieu Schneider also left last night's game early for the Habs and there's no word on the extent of that one either.

Also returning to action from the injured list last night was: Alex Frolov, Trevor Daley, Patrik Berglund and Michal Rozsival.

Daily Distraction

What's distracting us today?  We make no excuse for being proud Canadians.  But every once and awhile we get a little embarrassed to be from the Great White North.  Like anytime we hear Nickleback: