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Loktionov Struggling

Standard Spin: Going into 2011-2012, Andrei Loktionov (LA) looked like a decent bet to perform admirably in a complete rookie season.  While he should reach the 50-game mark, Saturday's game against the Islanders was notable because it dubiously marks the first game of the year in which Loktionov has managed to score.  With just 5 points in 34 games this season, he certainly won't have a tough time improving in 2012-13 (which is something to consider for keeper league owners). 

Other game notes: Michael Grabner scored his 15th of the season and looks good to reach at least 20 goals in his sophomore campaign - which isn't bad, but it certainly isn't 34 - and Evgeni Nabokov got his 3rd win in his last 4 starts, stopping 34 of 35 shots in a 2-1 Islanders home win. (2/12/12)