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Harley tallied a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers.
Harley set up Radek Faksa's goal in the first period before adding a power-play tally in the third to cut Dallas' deficit to 5-4. The 22-year-old blueliner has been productive of late, posting three goals and five points over his last four games. Harley now has six goals and four assists through 21 games this season while skating on the Stars' third defensive pairing and seeing limited time on the second power-play unit.
Hedman registered two power-play assists in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Penguins.
Hedman, who played his 1,000th NHL game Monday in a 4-0 win over the Stars, is in vintage form with five goals, 22 assists and 11 power-play points. His 49-point campaign from 2022-23 actually qualified as a down year by his standards, but he's found his stride by averaging a point per game to this point.
Boqvist is expected to miss four weeks with a shoulder strain and was consequently put on injured reserve Wednesday.
Boqvist has three assists, seven hits and 17 blocks in 13 games with the Blue Jackets this season. Blankenburg, who was called up from AHL Cleveland, will likely play regularly during Boqvist's absence.
Durzi (lower body) missed Wednesday's practice and is unlikely to play Thursday but hasn't been ruled out, Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports.
Durzi exited Monday's 6-0 win against Washington because of the injury. He has five goals, 13 points, 29 PIM and 53 blocks in 24 contests this season. If Durzi can't play Thursday, then Patrik Koch, who was summoned from AHL Tucson on Wednesday, might make his NHL debut.
Klingberg will undergo hip surgery and miss the remainder of the season, GM Brad Treliving told David Alter of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday.
Klingberg will complete the campaign with five assists, 11 hits and 14 blocks in 14 contests this season. The 31-year-old defenseman, who has a $4.15 million cap hit, was put on the long-term injured reserve list Nov. 23. He can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Brannstrom notched two assists in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Rangers.
Brannstrom had just one multi-point game in 74 games last season, so fantasy players probably shouldn't be banking on him producing at a high level. In fact, the 24-year-old defenseman has never reached the 20-point threshold in his five-year NHL career and will be hard-pressed to do so this time around either.
Jones registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-3 defeat to Nashville.
Jones is still looking for his first goal of the season but has managed 10 helpers through the first 24 games. The blueliner is seeing big minutes with the man advantage, 3:22 of ice time per game, but has only one power-play point. Still, Jones should be capable of pushing for the 40-point mark this year, a threshold he just barely missed during the 2022-23 campaign.
Dahlin is battling a lower-body injury and is questionable for Thursday's contest versus Boston as a result, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Dahlin is still being evaluated, so there's no timetable for his recovery yet. The 23-year-old defenseman is a key member of the Sabres, contributing six goals, 21 points, 47 hits and 48 blocks in 26 contests while averaging 25:05 of ice time this season. If Dahlin misses time, then Owen Power might move up to the first power-play unit while Ryan Johnson might draw into the lineup.
Tinordi is in the concussion protocol, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports Wednesday.
Tinordi missed nine straight games from Nov. 12-30 due to an oblique injury before returning Saturday. He got into three straight contests -- recording no points, four PIM, nine hits and two blocks while averaging 14:32 of ice time over that span -- before being injured again. While Tinordi is unavailable, Louis Crevier might play regularly for the Blackhawks.
Pulock tallied a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks.
Pulock extended the Islanders' lead to 4-1 with a power-play goal midway through the third period, beating Kaapo Kahkonen with a slapshot from the circle. It's the first goal in over a month for Pulock, who also snapped a seven-game scoreless streak. He's up to two goals and six points through 24 games this season while adding 37 hits and 64 blocked shots.