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Thursday's Daily Dosage - Spezza, Purcell, Emery...

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Ray Emery was recalled by the Ducks yesterday.  He should get some game action soon and if he plays well (no guarentee as he's missed a lot of time) he could get a nice string of starts.  The Ducks really need some consistency in net.  Worth a flyer if you're desperate for a goalie.

Corey Perry scored agan last night.  That's six goals and 16 points in his last nine games.  When you add in his other numbers (on pace for 120 PIM's and 267 shots) he's one of the most valuable in the game.

Nikolay Zherdev has been waived by the Flyers.  I don't think much of him but if he lands in a good spot maybe he could hit the fantasy radar again.

James Neal made his Pens debut last night.  He had zero points, plus-1 and played almost 21 minutes (2:12 on the PP).  He was skating with Jordan Staal and Pascal Dupuis in L1.  Matt Niskanen had 19:33 TOI but no PP time.

Teddy Purcell picked up his first career hat trick last night. He's on pace for 52 points and is more than doubling his pace from last year (.66 vs. 25).  He's got 14 points in his last 11 games.

Vincent Lecavalier (1+3=4)  and Martin St. Louis (2+1=3) were the other fantasy stars in the game last night.  Eight goal games will have a couple of nice lines.

Bobby Butler picked up two goals last night for the Sens.  He now has seven points in 14 games but should get better the more he plays.  He had 33 points in 47 games in the AHL before his recall.

Sticking with the Sens, Jason Spezza picked up 1+2=3 last night.  He has nine points in eight games since he returned from his shoulder injury.  He's got a long way to go to make up for his miserable 1st half... this is a good start.

Craig Anderson went almost 90 minutes into his Senators career without allowing a goal.  He eventually allowed one last night but it was the only one.  He faced 23 shots... much better than the 47 he faced in the game before.

Brian Elliott did not fare as well as Andy in his first game with the Avs.  He let in five goals on 31 Oiler shots.

Logan Couture looks to be back on track after a dry spell.  His two assists last night give him 15 points in his last 14 games.  Patrick Marleau had two goals and seven shots.

Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle improved on their rookie seasons with 1+1=2 nights.  Hall is on pace for 53 points and Eberle 47 (in just 69 games)