Lesley Tedeschi

I've been a fan of sports all my life. Football is always the most exciting time of year, and I am a lifelong Broncos fan. Playing fantasy sports over the last decade has broadened my knowledge to not just my home teams and players, but all teams throughout the league. At the start of any fantasy season, my one goal is total domination!

Patrik Laine Skates with Team

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 20th 2:25 PM EST.

Updating news from the other day, Patrik Laine was back on the ice practicing with his team. He wore a yellow non-contact jersey on Friday while skating with the rest of the Jets.

This is the type of progress the team was hoping for out of Laine. He is moving along in the concussion protocol swiftly. The real test will be once he is back on the ice in full contact practice.

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Semyon Varlamov Out 2 Weeks

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 19th 1:47 PM EST.

Semyon Varlamov sustained a groin injury during Tuesday night's game, and will miss at least the next two weeks.

The Colorado Avalanche goalie has already missed time this season with a groin issue, and clearly he needs more time to heal. Varlamov will hopefully only miss two weeks on the ice, which includes the All-Star break. The Avalanche were treating him as day to day, but after Tuesday night they know he needs a longer amount of time off the ice.

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Patrik Laine Retuns to the Ice

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 18th 2:38 PM EST.

After sustaining a concussion on January 7th, Patrik Laine has returned to the ice.

He will not be playing in the game against the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night. There is no known time frame of when he will return to the team, but at least he got a start taking the ice today. The Jets will take all the right steps to make sure Laine is safe to take the ice. The last step in the recovery process is full contact practice, and sometimes players stay in this stage for a long time.

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Mika Zibanejad Returns to Lineup

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 17th 1:19 PM EST.

After missing the last 25 games with a broken fibula, Mika Zibanejad is finally returning to the Rangers lineup tonight.

Zibanejab injured himself against the Florida Panthers on November 20th and has been sidelined ever since. After watching his team endure several losses over his time out, he is ready to get back on the ice and give his team a boost. So far this season, Zibanejad has five goals and 15 points over 19 played games. These numbers should improve as he gets back into a good rhythm on the ice.

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Ryan Callahan Out 4 Weeks

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 16th 12:31 PM EST.

Ryan Callahan has not played since January 7th, and is now expected to miss the next four weeks with a lower-body injury.

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper was concerned about Callahan playing in Friday's game. Cooper thought that Callahan might not be ready to take the ice after dealing with a previous lower-body injury that kept him off the ice for 15 games. Callahan is a leader on the team, and his desire to play is clear to see. Coach Cooper knows how hard it must be for Callahan to take a back seat and wait to get healthy.

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Kris Letang Week to Week

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 16th 12:20 PM EST.

Kris Letang was placed on injured reserve Monday morning, after suffering a lower- body injury on Saturday.

The Pittsburgh Penguin has already missed seven games this season with a lower-body injury and another five games with an upper-body injury. The extent of his injury is not yet known, but being placed on injured reserve means he will be out definitely this entire week and possibly longer. The Penguins will have this week to run more tests and if his injury is more serious we will find out.

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Dylan DeMelo Out for 2 Months

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 13th 2:18 PM EST.

Dylan DeMelo will miss at least the next eight weeks with a broken wrist.

The San Jose Shark was injured on Tuesday night and has already undergone surgery to repair his wrist. DeMelo hasn't seen much playing time for the Sharks this season, after being a healthy scratch for the first 19 games of the season. He is hopeful that he will recover as quickly as possible and will get back on the ice before too much time goes by.

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Rick Nash Returns to Lineup

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 13th 2:11 PM EST.

After missing the last eight games with a groin injury, Rick Nash is set to take the ice on Friday night. The New York Ranger had been dealing with a groin issue for about 15 games, but tried to play through it for as long as he could.

The Rangers are set to play the Toronto Maple Leafs are are excited to have Nash back on the ice.

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Kris Letang Back in Lineup

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 11th 2:59 PM EST.

Kris Letang will be back on the ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins after missing a day due to illness. Letang is no stranger to injury these days and missing time on the ice. Luckily for the Penguins he recovered quickly from his illness, and will be able to help the team against the Washington Capitols.

The Penguins have been hit by illness over the past several weeks, and are looking forward to having all their guys healthy.

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Patrick Maroon Scores Big

Lesley Tedeschi Jan 11th 2:47 PM EST.

Edmonton Oiler Patrick Maroon had his first hat trick of his career last Thursday against the Boston Bruins. Maroon was able to score in every period of the game, and had 3 out of 4 goals all on his own.

Maroon made his way to Edmonton last season and has done well there. Right now he is playing at the top of his game, having a career best with 14 goals so far. His numbers are expected to rise as he plays to the left of Connor McDavid, which has proved to be an excellent fit for both guys.

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