Daily Fantasy Hockey Notebook πŸ“˜ β€” 12/03/18

Updated: December 31, 2018 at 3:01 pm by Dylan Berthiaume

Whether you spend your entire day at work or school, it can be difficult to stay on top of all NHL news. That’s why I have created the Daily Fantasy Notebook, so you can catch up on everything you might have missed throughout the day.

The notebook will be released every day after teams wrap up their morning skate. It will include a number of things: Injury updates, projected lines, goalie rankings and DFS value picks.

Key Injuries/Lineup Changes


  1. NSH: Nick Bonino (illness) is expected to be back in the Predators lineup after missing Saturday’s game.
  2. DAL: Valeri Nichushkin will be back in the Stars lineup after being a healthy scratch on Saturday.
  3. DAL: Gemel Smith will be back in the Stars lineup after bing a healthy scratch for the last five games.
  4. EDM: Connor McDavid (undisclosed) missed the Oilers morning skate but is expected to play in Dallas.


  • NJD: Jesper Bratt (illness) will be a game-time decision vs. the Lightning.
  • BUF: Conor Sheary (upper-body) will be a game-time decision in Nashville.
  • EDM: Ryan Spooner (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision in Dallas.


  • BUF: Jason Pominville (undisclosed) is not expected to play Monday; hopeful he’ll return Tuesday.
  • DAL: Blake Comeau (personal) will not play Monday vs. the Oilers.
  • DAL: Gemel Smith will be a heathy scratch vs. the Oilers.

Projected Lineups

New Jersey Devils vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (7:00 pm)

Hall β€” Hischier β€” Palmieri

Johansson β€” Zacha β€” Noesen

Coleman β€” Zajac β€” Wood

Boyle β€” Seney β€” Stafford

Mueller β€” Vatanen

Greene β€” Severson

Butcher β€” Lovejoy

Palat β€” Stamkos β€” Gourde

Johnson β€” Point β€” Kucherov

Killorn β€” Cirelli β€” Miller

Joseph β€” Paquette β€” Callahan

Hedman β€” Girardi

McDonagh β€” Cernak

Coburn β€” Sergachev

Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres (8:00 pm)

Fiala β€” Johansen β€” Hartman

Tolvanen β€” Jarnkrok β€” Smith

Sissons β€” Bonino β€” Watson

Salomaki β€” Gaudreau β€” Rinaldo

Josi β€” Ellis

Hamhuis β€” Ekholm

Irwn β€” Weber

Skinner β€” Eichel β€” Reinhart

Thompson β€” Mittelstadt β€” Okposo

Elie β€” Rodrigues β€” Sobotka

Berglund β€” Larsson β€” Girgensons

Dahlin β€” Bogosian

Pilut β€” Ristolainen

Beaulieu β€” Nelson

Dallas Stars vs. Edmonton Oilers (8:30 pm)

Benn β€” Seguin β€” Spezza

Shore β€” Hintz β€” Radulov

Nichushkin β€” Faksa β€” Pitlick

Janmark β€” Dickinson β€” Ritchie

Lindell β€” Heiskanen

Bayreuther β€” Polak

Hanley β€” Fedun

Draisaitl β€” McDavid β€” Chiasson

Caggiula β€” Nugent-Hopkins β€” Puljujarvi

Lucic β€” Brodziak β€” Kassian

Khaira β€” P. Russell β€” Rattie

Klefbom β€” Larsson

Nurse β€” K. Russell

Gravel β€” Benning

Consensus Goalie Rankings

  • βœ…Β β€” Confirmed
  • πŸ…ΏοΈΒ β€” Probable


Goalie β€” Matchup β€” Price Brock Dylan


πŸ…ΏοΈΒ Pekka Rinne β€” vs. BUF ($8,300) 1 1


βœ…Β Louis Domingue β€” @ NJD ($7,900) 3 3


βœ…Β Mikko Koskinen β€” @ DAL ($7,600) 4 2


βœ…Β Carter Hutton β€” @ NSH ($7,000) 2 5


βœ…Β Anton Khudobin β€” vs. EDM ($7,300) 5 4


βœ…Β Keith Kinkaid β€” vs. TBL ($7,200) 6 6

Daily Value Picks

Brock Dylan


Nico Hischier ($4,500) Ryan Johansen ($5,100)


Ondrej Palat ($3,500) Ryan Hartman ($3,300)


Lawrence Pilut ($2,600) Will Butcher ($3,500)

Corsica Highest Projections

  • C β€” Connor McDavid ($8,100) β€” 7.80 DK Points

  • W β€” Nikita Kucherov ($7,600) β€” 7.66 DK Points

  • D β€” Roman Josi ($6,200) β€” 7.26 DK Points

  • G β€” Pekka Rinne ($8,300) β€” 7.44 DK Points

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DFS Lines to Target:

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3. Nashville 1

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Dylan Berthiaume

Dylan has been an Associate Editor of DailyFaceoff since 2018 and a co-host of the DFO Podcast since 2015.
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