NHL Line Change News

A player going from the third line to the first line can drastically alter his Fantasy Hockey outlook. All of the NHL’s latest line changes and healthy scratches.

Thornton (suspension) will be back in the Sharks lineup for Game 5.

Thornton was suspended for Game 4 but will replace Lukas Radil in the lineup for Game 5, and will skate with Marcus Sorensen and Kevin Labanc. Thornton has a point in each game, scoring one goal on eight shots with two assists through three games in the series.

Source: Curtis Pashelka 04/18/19, 2:14 pm EST

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Maenalanen is expected to draw into the Hurricanes lineup in Game 4.

Maenalanen split his season between the NHL and AHL, totalling eight points (4G / 4A) in 34 games with the Hurricanes and 14 points (7G / 7A) in 31 games with the Checkers. Maenalanen was a healthy scratch in Game 1 and 3 but will dress for the second time with Andrei Svechnikov scratched due to a concussion.

Source: Michael Smith 04/18/19, 1:23 pm EST

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Johnson is expected to be back in the Penguins lineup for Game 2.

Johnson was a healthy scratch in Game 1 with Brian Dumoulin returning from injury but Johnson will likely replace Olli Maatta, who struggled in the overtime loss, on the blueline in Game 2. Johnson appeared in all 82 regular season games this season, picking up one goal and 12 assists (13 points).

Source: Josh Yohe 04/12/19, 3:42 pm EST

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Backes will be a healthy scratch in Game 1.

Backes appeared in 70 games for the Bruins this season but will sit in Game 1 vs. the Maple Leafs. Backes has essentially been replaced by Karson Kuhlman, who played in the final four games of the regular season and had one goal, one assist and eight shots.

Source: Matt Porter 04/11/19, 12:35 pm EST

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