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NHL DFS: Line Changes, News and Notes, 5v5%, Thursday, October 10th

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The BIG News

  • Patrick Marleau makes his season debut on SJS1 with Logan Couture and Timo Meier. Unfortunately the power plays are a mess. The lines are broke up and Brent Burns is off the PP1.
    • SJS PP1: Couture-Kane-Hertl-Karlsson-Labanc
    • SJS PP2: Thornton-Marleau-Burns-Gambrell-Meier
  • Josh Morrissey and Dmitry Kulikov return for the Jets tonight. Morrissey will likely QB the PP1. Niku and Dahlstrom are scratched.
  • Brayden Point makes his season debut tonight and will skate on Tampa1 with Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos. Tyler Johnson is off the PP1. TB bottom nine:
    • Palat-Cirelli-Killorn
    • Joseph-Johnson-Gourde
    • Maroon-Verhaeghe-Witkowski
  • New lines for the Predators: Calle Jarnkrok moves up to NSH1 with Johansen and Arvidson. Craig Smith demoted to NSH4 with Turris and Carr.
  • Kuznetsov is up on WSH2 with Oshie and Vrana, Eller moves down to WSH3 with Stephenson and Hathaway.

The Medium Sized News

  • Tyler Ennis moves up to OTT1 with Colin White and Brady Tkachuk. Bottom nine is completely shuffled as per usual. No line got over 14% last game.
  • David Backes moves up to BOS3 with Coyle and Heinen
  • Lukas Radil is a healthy scratch for the Sharks tonight.
  • Patric Hornqvist skated on Thursday morning and looks likely to give it a shot tonight but is a GTD. Watch the line rushes.
  • New Coyotes lines, Brarrett Hayton makes his NHL debut tonight.
    • ARI2: Hayton-Dvorak-Schmaltz
    • ARI4: Fischer-Soderberg-Garland
  • New Minnesota Wild Lines:
    • Foligno-Staal-Fiala
    • Zucker-Koivu-Zuccarello
    • Parise-Kunin-Greenway
    • Donato-Eriksson Ek-Hartman
  • As per Ducks beat writer Elliott Teaford: “lines were a slightly different today at practice. right wing Troy Terry moved up to the first line, swapping his third line spot with Ondrej Kase. Nic Deslauriers, Sam Steel and Max Comtois skated as a fifth line.”

The Little News

  • Brett Ritchie is a healthy scratch for the Bruins. Joakim Nordstrom makes his season debut on__
  • Oliver Kylington is a healthy scratch for the Flames. Michael Stone draws in.
    • Pairings change: Stone with Brodie, Rasmus Andersson moves up to CGY D1 with Giordano.
  • Fedun and Gurianov are healthy scratches for Dallas. The Stars bottom six:
    • Dowling-Faksa-L’Esperance
    • Cogliano-Gardner-Caamano

High 5v5 ice time

COL1: 33%

TB1: 31%

NJD1: 28%

VGS1: 28%

TOR1: 27%

DAL1: 26%

SJS2: 26%


Barrie + Muzzin with TOR2: 14 mins (Tavares), Reilly with TOR1: 15 mins (Matthews), Sandin-Holl: 8 mins with TOR3

Pietrangelo 12 minutes with STL2

Oscar Klefbom: 15 minutes with EDM1

Morrissey + Pionk likely 12+ minutes with WPG1

Kris Letang: 15 minutes with PIT1

John Carlson: 15 minutes with WSH1

Shea Weber with MTL1, Petry with MTL2

Roman Josi with NSH PP1.

PK Subban with NJD1 and NJD2

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