Rotowire: Sep 30 / 5:49p ET
News: Hertl shifted to center and put up an assist and a shot in Tuesday's preseason win over the Canucks.
Impact: Hertl's transition to pivot is significant for fantasy if it sticks. While it says that the team is confident in his abilities and what he's shown thus far in camp, it also says that there is zero chance he'll be playing with Joe Thornton or Logan Couture, the team's top two centers. The puck distribution skills of those centers was a big part of Hertl's previous success. It may also mean less ice time if he's regularly playing on the third line.
Rotowire: Sep 23 / 7:30p ET
News: Hertl had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 preseason win over the Canucks on Tuesday.
Impact: Hertl also led all forwards with three shots on the night. It's only a preseason game, so don't read too much into the tea leaves, but it's nice to see Hertl producing out of the gates. He's looking to atone for a disappointing sophomore campaign.