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Fantasy Hockey: Weekend Rewind

I've already deal with the flurry of trades that happened between Friday and Saturday here. This rewind is going to discuss who's hot, who's not and who's injured and what to do about it.

Jonas Hiller - G - Ducks

Well I said to sell high on him because of his performance but I never imagined that'd get cut short because of injuries. Hiller was briefly activated this past week from fatigue but then was put back in the Injured Reserve list after dealing with "lightheadedness and dizziness." Thankfully, news came out today that he cleared tests for a concussion but doctors seem to think he is having a balance issue. Owners have to hope he's going to come back soon since Curtis McElhinney is not getting it done with 20 Goal Against in 4 Games Played. Ish.

More after the jump... 

Marian Gaborik - W - Rangers

Apparently Gaborik got a concussion sometime within the past couple of games and was verified by Rangers staff today. The problem is that no one has a clue when or how it happened. He is considered Day-To-Day for now but the fact is that you're going to have to reserve him until things clear up. This is scary for any Gaborik owner because all you have to look at is how skaters like Sidney Crosby (no improvements or updates to his concussion, by the way) and Marc Savard have responded. Keep your fingers crossed.

Ryan Callahan - W - Rangers

Probably the best guy to replace Gaborik on the top line is Callahan, who has been one of the hottest wingers lately for the Rangers. He's had 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 5 games and 14 shots on goal. People may have held on to him when he had his hand injury about a month ago but he may be available in your FA pool. Like any injury, it opens an opportunity for others to step up and I think Callahan can get it done.

Brad Richards - C - Stars

I swear, this is not an injury post. But with the way injuries have been happening to good players, I may have to if this keeps up. Unfortunately, it's the dreaded concussion bug again and it happened this past week. He's been skating off and on and seems to be ok so the Stars staff is penciling him in Tuesday. However, I'm a little more dubious and would think the Stars would be more conscious about making sure he doesn't have regressions and the like. It's tough to make a call for this week without knowing more and how fickle concussions can be so I wouldn't start him if you're in weekly leagues.

Johan Hedberg - G - Devils

Hopefully you picked him up when Martin Brodeur went down with a knee injury since he provided a nice boost to your goalie stats with 5 wins, 0.99 Goals Against Avg., 0.962 Save Percentage and 1 Shutout in 5 games played. All good things must come to an end since Brodeur has reported no problems with his knee and has been practicing so it's a matter of time before Hedberg gets familiar with the pine once more. Keep an eye out on who's starting the goaltending the next few games and as soon as you see Brodeur's name in the starting lineup, go ahead and dump him. UPDATE: Sounds like Brodeur will get the start on Tuesday night. See how he does before releasing Hedberg.

Alex Pietrangelo - D - Blues

It seems the development of Pietrangelo was the main reason to shipping Erik Johnson to the Avalanche and getting Chris Stewart on Saturday. There's no question for him doing well and now that Johnson is gone, look for the Blues to rely on him that much more to quarterback the offense and get lots of Power Play time. Go and snag him while you still can since he can provide a nice boost to your team's stats with the season winding down.

Matt Duchene - C - Avalanche

You know what, I'll probably have to make an injury post. Duchene injured his hand on Monday, went from Day-To-Day to Out Indefinitely to maybe coming back next week. In any case, it's odd for me that we're going to such extremes on his status but for now I'd still hang tight until you hear official word whether he's going to play or if he'll be out longer than the season. If an owner has jumped ship prematurely, go ahead, grab and reserve him. No problem with doing some gambling to help your team as the season finishes but keep a close ear to his availability the next few days. UPDATE: Sounds like he'll practice on Monday and should be activated here soon. Go get him if by some small chance someone dumped him.