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Power (hand) doesn't feel ready to return Wednesday versus Montreal, but he believes his recovery is going well, per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.
Power joined the Sabres for the morning skate Wednesday. He has two goals, 18 points, 28 hits and 74 blocks in 51 appearances in 2023-24. When Power is ready to return, he will likely serve in a top-four capacity and occupy a spot on the second power-play unit.
Crevier (mouth) isn't expected to play Wednesday against Philadelphia, per Scott Powers of The Athletic.
Crevier's injury is believed to be minor, so he might be back in the lineup Friday versus Winnipeg. He has three assists, 21 hits and 43 blocks in 20 top-level appearances in 2023-24. With Crevier out, Isaak Phillips is set to draw into the lineup Wednesday.
Pelech scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime victory over the Penguins.
The veteran blueliner delivered only the second game-winning goal of his career, cruising into the Pittsburgh end and ripping a shot blocker side past Alex Nedeljkovic. It was Pelech's first goal of 2023-24 and his second multi-point performance of the season, with the other coming Nov. 22 against the Flyers. He has just eight points in 31 games, but five of those points have come in his last eight contests.
DeMelo logged a pair of assists in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Minnesota.
DeMelo set up Kyle Connor's tally early in the second period before adding a second assist on a Sean Monahan deflection in the third. It's just the second multi-point effort of the year for DeMelo, who now has three assists in his last three contests following a seven-game scoreless streak. While he's been a sturdy presence defensively on Winnipeg's top pairing, the 30-year-old DeMelo isn't likely to offer consistent offensive production. He has one goal and 18 points with a plus-28 rating through 54 games this season.
Montour produced a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Senators.
His tally late in the second period gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead, and Montour then helped set up Anton Lundell for the OT winner. Montour has two goals and five points in the last two games, and he might be finding last season's form again after offseason shoulder surgery delayed his season debut until mid-November and led to a couple sluggish months -- through his first 25 games in 2023-24, the 29-year-old defenseman managed only one goal and seven points.
Morrissey recorded a pair of assists in Tuesday's 6-3 victory over Minnesota.
Both of Morrissey's assists came on Gabriel Vilardi power-play goals, setting up the winger in the first period before recording a primary helper in the third. Morrisey now has three assists in his last three games after he was held to just two points in his previous nine contests. Overall, the 28-year-old blueliner now has seven goals and 38 points with a plus-18 rating through 54 games this season.
Chabot scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Both points came in the third period as he dragged the Senators out of a 2-0 deficit to earn a point in the standings. Chabot has been a steady contributor over the last month, recording two goals and eight points in the last 12 games with exactly half that production coming on the power play. The 27-year-old blueliner has missed significant time this season due to injuries, but if he's able to stay healthy, he should be able to put together a strong finish to the campaign.
Toews had an assist, two shots on net and one block in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Canucks.
Toews picked up a secondary helper on Ryan Johansen's second-period tally, giving him points in three of the last four games. That mini-explosion of offense came after a six-game drought for Toews.
Johnson recorded an assist, two blocks and two hits in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Vancouver.
Johnson's shot attempt was off the mark, but the puck bounced off the back boards and Ryan Johansen was in position to backhand it in for Colorado's first goal. It was the third point in two games for Johnson, who is not known for his offense. He's up to 12 points over 55 games, the most he's had since 2018-19.
Boqvist scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Kings.
Boqvist's second-period tally got the Blue Jackets on the board, but that was all Cam Talbot would give up. The 23-year-old Boqvist snapped a six-game point drought with the goal, his first of the season. He's up to eight points, 30 shots on net, 32 blocked shots and a minus-6 rating through 24 appearances in what's been another injury-riddled campaign. While he often sees first-pairing minutes at even strength, his point production is too low to have much utility in fantasy.