Center Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Rickard Rakell, C, ANA1/28/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Ducks center Rickard Rakell recorded two points during Tuesday's victory against the Canucks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-one rating. Rakell is not worthy of a roster spot, as he has four goals and 15 points through 37 games.
Craig Smith, C, NAS1/27/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith netted the overtime winner Tuesday versus Colorado.
Insight: It was his 14th goal of the season, and Smith now has 26 points through 46 games. He is worthy of a roster spot, but does not need to be in the starting lineup every night.
Colin Wilson, C, NAS1/27/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Predators center Colin Wilson scored a goal and had two shots pn Tuesday night.
Insight: Wilson is a great option for fantasy owners, as he has 15 goals, 32 points, and a plus-22 rating through 44 games.
Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA1/27/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Alexsander Barkov scored a goal and two assists versus the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Insight: Barkov has been very disappointing this season. Including Tuesday, Barkov has five goals and nine assists in 34 games. That's not cutting it for a guy who was supposed to be a fantasy sleeper heading into the season.
Luke Glendening, C, DET1/27/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right winger Luke Glendening scored a pair of goals in what is the biggest scoring night of his young NHL career.
Insight: Glendening scored just one goal in 56 games last season and surpassed that total with two goals on Tuesday. Owners still shouldn't rush to the waiver wire to pick up Glendening, though, as he has just six goals and three assists in 48 games this season.
Cedric Paquette, C, TAM1/27/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored a goal on Tuesday versus the Hurricanes.
Insight: It wasn't a very good night for the regular fantasy stars in Tampa Bay. Paquette was just one of three players with a plus-rating, and he had the highest rating at plus-two. Additionally, only two other skaters had more shots on net than Paquette on Tuesday. He had three shots. His performance, however, probably didn't help many fantasy owners.
Jordan Staal, C, CAR1/27/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jordan Staal had two assists in the victory over the Lightning on Tuesday.
Insight: Staal assisted his brother's goal 22 seconds into the game and then Justin Faulk's power-play goal in the second period. Staal has been disappointing as he missed a lot of time this season with injuries, but he has a goal and seven assists in 11 games.
John Tavares, C, NYI1/27/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares lit the lamp during Tuesday's win against the Rangers.
Insight: After scoring four goals in the All-Star Game, Tavares continued where he left off by scoring his 22nd goal of the season. He now has 46 points through 47 games.
Ryan Johansen, C, CLB1/27/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen scored a goal during Tuesday's victory over the Capitals.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal and a plus-three rating on the night. Johansen now has 18 goals and 44 points through 46 games.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT1/27/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby practices in Pittsburgh's morning skate, but isn't eligible to play on Tuesday. after missing the Al-Star game.
Insight: He's likely to play Wednesday, however. Crosby ow has 15 goals and 51 points through 43 games this season, though scoreless in the last two.
Tomas Hertl, C, SJS1/22/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Sharks forward Tomas Hertl will play in the AHL over the All-Star break according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Insight: Hertl did not get a normal offseason to train because of injuries last summer, so this is just a move to get the forward more ice time. He will return to the NHL after the break.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT1/22/2015 2:01:00 PM
Description: Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is unsure if Evgeni Malkin will return immediately after the All-Star break according to Bleacher Report. UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazett reports Malkin will not return immediately after the All-Star break. The team should have a better time frame by Monday.
Insight: This is an update from a note earlier. Malkin missed his first game of the season on Wednesday after suffering an undisclosed injury versus the Flyers on Tuesday. Malkin will not participate in All-Star weekend coming up and could be out longer.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT1/22/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not participate in the All-Star festivities this weekend according to Sportsnet.
Insight: Malkin suffered an undisclosed injury on Tuesday versus the Flyers. As expected, the Penguins are being cautious, and fantasy owners don't mind one bit.
Patrick Marleau, C, SJS1/22/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored a goal and an assist on Wednesday versus the Kings.
Insight: Marleau has nine goals and 24 assists in 48 games, but his minus-10 rating is hurting fantasy owners.
Logan Couture, C, SJS1/22/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Logan Couture led San Jose passed Los Angeles, 4-2, on Wednesday.
Insight: Couture had two goals and an assist versus the Kings. He scored in the first period and assisted Patrick Marleau's power-play goal in the second period. Then in the third period, Couture scored an unassisted empty-netter. Couture has 18 goals and 24 assists in 48 games this season.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANAHot1/22/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf scored and led the team with four shots on net versus the Flames.
Insight: Getzlaf scored in the third period. He was plus-three in the game. Getzlaf has 15 goals and 35 assists in 46 games this season.
Sean Monahan, C, CAL1/22/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Flames winger Sean Monahan scored a goal during Wednesday's loss versus the Ducks.
Insight: Monahan had three shots on goal and finished minus-one. Monahan has 15 goals and 15 assists in 47 games this season.
Teuvo Teravainen, C, CHI1/21/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and an assist against the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: This was Teravainen's first multi-point game of his career. Teravainen was plus-two with shots on net. He has tremendous potential, but owners should continue to wait-and-see if he is worth adding in standard redraft leagues.
Andrew Shaw, C, CHI1/21/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's blowout victory over the Coyotes.
Insight: Shaw found the back of the net in the first and second periods. His first goal came on passes from Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell, and Duncan Keith received the helper on the second goal. Shaw amassed an incredible eight shots on net versus Arizona. Shaw has eight goals and six assists in 43 games this season.
Mike Ribeiro, C, NAS1/20/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Nashville center Mike Ribeiro scored the team's lone goal Tuesday against Montreal.
Insight: Ribeiro should be owned everywhere, as he has 10 goals, 39 points, and a plus-15 rating through 45 games this season.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI1/20/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Giroux also had an impressive 10 shots on goal. He is one of the best options out there, with 16 goals and 51 points this season.
Valtteri Filppula, C, TAM1/20/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula posted two points during Tuesday's win against the Canucks.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. Filppula now has nine goals and 33 points through 48 games this season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, EDM1/20/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded two points Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots. Nugent-Hopkins now has 12 goals and 29 points through 45 games.
Eric Staal, C, CAR1/19/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Eric Staal scored two goals on Monday versus the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Staal registered an even-strength goal in the second period and then added an empty-netter towards the end of the third period. Staal has 15 goals and 13 assists in 41 games this season although he is hurting fantasy owners with a minus-eight rating.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI1/19/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux scored a goal on Monday versus the Islanders.
Insight: Giroux was one of a handful of Flyers players to finish plus-one in the, 7-4, defeat on Long Island. Giroux has 15 goals and 35 assists in 46 games this season.
Bryan Little, C, WIN1/18/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Jets center Bryan Little scored Sunday versus Winnipeg.
Insight: Little has been solid all season, and now has 18 goals, 37 points, and a plus-nine rating overall.
Cody Eakin, C, DAL1/18/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Dallas center Cody Eakin scored twice on Sunday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: He also had an assist, along with four shots on goal and a plus-two rating. Eakin now has nine goals and 21 points through 42 games.
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL1/18/2015 8:42:00 PM
Description: Stars center Tyler Seguin recorded two more points during Sunday's victory against Chicago.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has 52 points on the season. He is just one point behind Jakub Voracek for the league lead.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT1/18/2015 3:22:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored a goal during Sunday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: Crosby ow has 15 goals and 51 points through 41 games this season.
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, FLA1/17/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau scored a goal during Saturday's shootout loss versus Edmonton.
Insight: Huberdeau now has eight goals and 25 points through 40 games. He should be owned everywhere.
Jordan Eberle, C, EDM1/17/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle scored in Saturday's shootout victory against the Panthers.
Insight: he also had four shots on goal, and now has a solid 12 goals and 28 points through 45 games. However, Eberle is also minus-15 on the season.
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL1/17/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon posted two points during Saturday's shootout loss to the Lightning.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, with six shots and a plus-two rating. MacKinnon has struggled this season, and now has nine goals and 19 points through 46 games.
Mike Fisher, C, NAS1/17/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Predators center Mike Fisher scored a goal during Saturday's loss to the Red Wings.
Insight: Fisher also had three shots on goal and a minus-one rating. He is a solid option, with nine goals and 18 points through 23 games.
Tomas Plekanec, C, MON1/17/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec had a big night during Saturday's victory against the Islanders.
Insight: He had two goals and two assists, along with four shots and a plus-one rating. Plekanec now has 12 goals and 32 points through 44 games.
Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF1/17/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons scored two goals during Saturday's loss against Philadelphia.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal, and now has 13 goals and 22 points through 46 games.
Carl Soderberg, C, BOS1/17/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Carl Soderberg scored the team's lone goal during Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Soderberg now has 10 goals and 21 points, along with a plus-eight rating through 46 games this season.
Ryan Johansen, C, CLB1/17/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen extended his point streak to 13 games on Saturday night.
Insight: He had a goal, an assist, four shots, and a plus-one rating. Johansen now has 17 goals and 43 points through 43 games.
Teuvo Teravainen, C, CHI1/17/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Blackhawks center Teuvo Teravainen scored his first NHL goal of his career on Friday versus the Jets.
Insight: Blackhawks fans have been waiting for Teravainen to make an impact at the NHL level. Although the 20-year-old has potential, he isn't worth picking up in standard leagues. Perhaps he is worth a look in dynasty leagues.
Ryan Johansen, C, CLB1/17/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is on a 12 game point streak.
Insight: Johansen has seven goals and seven assists over the 12-game span, which is the longest active point streak. Johansen has 16 goals and 25 assists in 42 games this season.
Mathieu Perreault, C, ANA1/16/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Jets center Mathieu Perreault left Friday's game with an undisclosed injury and will not return according to the team's twitter page.
Insight: Too bad. Perrault was one of our reccommended pickups with him scoring four goals on Tuesday. He has been on fire with points in 16 of 19 games since the start of December. Hopefully he isn't out too long.
John Tavares, C, NYI1/16/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Islanders center John Tavares had three assists in the, 6-3, victory over the Penguins on Friday.
Insight: Tavares drew in defenders and setup his linemate Kyle Okposo three times. Okposo set a career-high with four goals. The last assist for Tavares came on the power play. Tavares was also plus-three in the game which raises his plus/minus to even for the season. The Islander captain has 19 goals and 23 assists in 44 games this season.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT1/16/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored two goals and an assist versus the Islanders on Friday.
Insight: The first goal and the assist came on the power play, and the second goal came on a delayed penalty call. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, however, the Penguins generated very little on even strength and were blowout again on the island, 6-3. Crosby has 14 goals and 36 assists in 40 games this season.
Derek Stepan, C, NYR1/16/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan will be a game-time decision on Friday night. UPDATE: Stepan will play on Friday versus the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He is going to see how he feels in warmups according to The Bergen Record. Double check right before the puck drops to see if Stepan will play.
Pavel Datsyuk, C, DET1/15/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored the game-winning goal in overtime versus the Blues on Thursday.
Insight: Detroit blew a one-goal lead with under a minute left in regulation, but Datsyuk scored with under five seconds left in overtime to win. Datsyuk has 15 goals and 17 assists in 33 games this season.
Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA1/15/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Alexsander Barkov scored a goal on Thursday versus the Avalanche.
Insight: Barkov has been disappointing overall this season. Fantasy owners were expecting more than four goals and six assists halfway through his second season in the league. Barkov has also missed some games, which didn't help.
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS1/15/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal in Thursday's, 3-0, victory over the Rangers.
Insight: Bergeron scored on a pass from Dougie Hamilton in the first period. Bergeron has 11 goals and 21 assists in 44 games this season.
Henrik Sedin, C, VAN1/15/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Canucks center Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist on Thursday versus the Flyers.
Insight: Sedin scored on the power play in the first period and then assisted Radim Vrbata's power-play score in the second period. Sedin has nine goals and 28 assists in 42 games this season.
Joe Pavelski, C, SJS1/14/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Sharks forward Joe Pavelski scored a goal during Tuesday's win over the Coyotes.
Insight: Pavelski also had three shots on goal, and has really has been good this season. He has 22 goals, 38 points, and a plus-10 rating through 44 games.
Mathieu Perreault, C, ANA1/13/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Jets center Mathieu Perreault scored four goals in Winnipeg's offensive explosion versus the Panthers on Tuesday.
Insight: Perreault had a hat trick before the game was halfway over and added another score about a minute after his third. Perreault was also plus-four. He has 15 goals and 13 assists in 43 games this season.
Craig Smith, C, NAS1/13/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith scored twice during Tuesday's victory against the Canucks.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating on the night. Smith is a decent fantasy option, with 14 goals and 24 points through 42 games.
David Backes, C, STL1/13/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's victory over the Oilers.
Insight: Backes scored in the first period and then added an assist in the third period. Backes has 15 goals and 14 assists in 42 games this season.
Jordan Staal, C, CAR1/13/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jordan Staal scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was just his seventh game, and he also had five shots and a plus-one rating. Staal should be owned everywhere.
Matt Duchene, C, COL1/13/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Avalanche center Matt Duchene scored a goal aduring Tuesday's shootout loss against Carolina.
Insight: Duchene is a solid option for owners, as he now has 12 goals and 27 points through 44 games.
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT1/13/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Penguins center Sidney Crosby had three assists versus the Wild on Tuesday.
Insight: This will certainly help put Crosby's owners minds at ease. Crosby came into the game eighth in the league in scoring, but in five games this month, he has a goal and eight assists. Everyone got involved in the scoring for Pittsburgh's, 7-2, victory over Minnesota on Tuesday. Six different Pittsburgh skaters had multiple points.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM1/13/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored two goals during Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He has now scored three goals over the last two nights. Stamkos also had four shots on goal and a plus-two rating.
Anders Lee, C, NYI1/13/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Islanders winger Anders Lee scored his 11th goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Lee scored on a rebound in front of Henrik Lundqvist in the middle of the second period to break the scoreless tie against the Rangers. It was the first of three Islanders goals in the period. They won, 3-0.


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