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Burakovsky has been demoted to the Capitals' third line in Detroit.
Burakovsky has just two assists in seven games in the Capitals’ top-6 so he was moved to the third line with Tom Wilson taking his spot with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. Burakovsky will be difficult to trust in fantasy circles while he’s outside the top-6.
Wilson will move into the Capitals' top-6 on Friday.
Andre Burakovsky has had a slow start to the season, so Wilson will move up to a line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie for tonight’s game in Detroit. This obviously helps Wilson’s fantasy status, but he has yet to record a point one four shots in three games this season. The 23-year-old has a career-high of just seven goals and 23 points.
Weegar will make his season debut on Friday.
Weegar sat as a healthy scratch through the first five games of the season, but will draw in tonight vs. the Penguins. The 23-year-old defenseman had 14 goals and 22 assists (36 points) in 60 games with Springfield (AHL) last season.
McCoshen will come out of the Panthers’ lineup on Friday.
McCoshen registered one goal while averaging 14:26 TOI/GM in his first five games of the season. McCoshen will be replaced by MacKenzie Weegar vs. the Penguins.
Agostino will make his Bruins debut on Thursday.
Agostino has been a prolific AHL scorer since being taken 140th overall in 2010, but hasn’t been given many NHL opportunities. Agosino had 83 points (24G / 59A) in 65 games with the Chicago Wolves (AHL) last year and seven points (2G / 5A) in three games with Providence before he was called up this season. He will make his Bruins debut on the fourth line but is expected to see some power-play time as well.
Brown will return to the Senators lineup on Thursday.
Brown was a healthy scratch for the last five games after appearing in the season opener back on October 5th. After going with seven defenseman on Tuesday, Brown will draw back in for Mark Borowiecki as the Senators return to the traditional look of 12 forwards and six defensemen.
Jost is expected to move up to the top-6 on Thursday.
Jost has recorded one goal and one assist in five games while averaging just 13:04 TOI/GM. However it looks like he might see more playing time on Thursday because he skated on the second line with Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen during Wednesday’s practice.
Kulemin will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Kulemin has just one assist in six games this season and will be replaced by Ryan Pulock as the Islanders go with seven defenseman in New York tonight.
Pulock will make his season debut on Thursday.
Pulock, 23, was a first round pick in 2013 and Islanders fans have been clamouring to get Pulock a full-time lineup spot, but he will make his season debut tonight as a seventh-defenseman. The 23-year-old had 46 points (15G / 31A) in 55 games with Bridgeport (AHL) last season but has just four points (2G / 2A) in 16 career NHL games. Pulock rotated with Johnny Boychuk on the top PP-unit in Wednesday’s practice.
Galchenyuk has been promoted to the Canadiens' top line in Los Angeles.
Oleksiak will be back in the Stars lineup on Thursday.
Oleksiak was a healthy scratch in the last two games, but will get back into the lineup tomorrow in Arizona. Oleksiak has yet to record a point while averaging 16:46 TOI/GM in the first four games of the season. He will replace Julius Honka.
Honka will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Honka appeared in the las four games, failing to record a point while averaging 15:35 TOI. Honka will be replaced by Jamie Oleksiak vs. the Coyotes.
Auger is expected to make his NHL debut on Wednesday.
Auger, 23, was a fourth round pick in 2013 and comes up to the NHL after picking up just four PIMS in three games with Ontario (AHL). He is not expected to bring a lot of offence to the table, having an AHL career-high of just 36 points (19G / 17A). What he certainly brings is size, standing in at 6-foot-7, 229 lbs.