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West Division Roundup: February 26th

There was only one postponed game in the West Division this past week and we are seeing a shakeup in the standings.

Vegas Golden Knights v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

A week later and the Arizona Coyotes have a playoff spot again. That's not to say the season is going to get any easier, especially with back-to-back games against the Colorado Avalanche coming up. But with the emergence of the Kings and problems with the Blues and Avalanche having bad weeks we are going to see a very interesting West Division.

1. Vegas Golden Knights

Points: 23

Games Played: 16

This week’s record: 0-2-0 (1 game postponed)

Injuries: Robin Lehner (upper body), Brayden McNabb (lower body), Jiri Patera (undisclosed)

Big Story: Looks like Marc-André Fleury isn't going to be traded anytime soon.

2. St. Louis Blues

Points: 22

Games Played: 20

This week's record: 0-3-0

Injuries: Colton Parayko (undisclosed), Jaden Schwarz (lower body), Carl Gunnarsson (knee), Ivan Barbashev (ankle), Robert Thomas (thumb), Tyler Bozak (upper body), Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder)

Big Story: The Blues have not won a game in regulation since they beat the Coyotes on February 12th and have dropped three of their past four games. It is causing some concern among Blues fans.

3. Los Angeles Kings

Points: 21

Games Played: 18

This week’s record: 3-0-0

Injuries: Mikey Anderson (lower body), Jaret Anderson-Dolan (undisclosed), Martin Frk (lower body)

Big Story: Los Angeles is on a winning streak and it may be causing some people to rethink the plan.

4. Arizona Coyotes

Points: 21

Games Played: 19

This week’s record: 2-1-0

Injuries: Antti Raanta (upper body)

5. Minnesota Wild

Points: 20

Games Played: 16

This week’s record: 3-0-0

Injuries: Marcus Johansson (upper body), Marco Rossi (upper body), Alex Stalock (upper body)

Big Story: The Wild are going to be allowing fans in the arena.

6. Colorado Avalanche

Points: 19

Games Played: 16

This week’s record: 1-2-0

Injuries: Brandon Saad (personal), Dennis Gilbert (face), Erik Johnson (upper body), Pavel Francouz (lower body)

Big Story: The Avalanche have some goaltending depth issues, with former Coyote Hunter Miska playing as backup, and maybe looking for another backup goaltender.

7. San Jose Sharks

Points: 16

Games Played: 17

This week’s record: 0-2-0

Injuries: Dylan Gambrell (concussion), Tomas Hertl (COVID protocol), Radim Simek (upper body), Erik Karlsson (lower body)

Big Story: Tomas Hertl tested positive for COVID-19 resulting in the Sharks game against the Golden Knights being rescheduled. They can resume activities today.

8. Anaheim Ducks

Points: 16

Games Played: 20

This week's record: 0-2-1

Injuries: Carter Rowney (leg), Hampus Lindholm (lower body), Josh Manson (oblique)

Big Story: Ducks fans are not confident in the direction their team is going. Losing two straight games despite having a 3-0 lead will do that.