News: Corey Crawford surrendered three goals on 29 shots in Sunday's loss to Vancouver. Analysis: Despite the loss, it was a strong outing for Corey Crawford, who was making his 11th straight start. He has been one of the best fantasy goalies this season, winning four of his past five games and posting a 9-5-1 record on the year. Backup Anti Raanta (illness) is feeling better and may get a start in the near-future, but any night Crawford is in the Hawks' crease, he needs to be in your lineup.
News: Kris Versteeg scored for the third time in four games in Sunday's loss to Vancouver. Analysis: Life alongside Patty Kane is pretty sweet. Kris Versteeg is thriving on the second line, collecting three goals and seven points in his last four games. He is also playing on the Hawks' top power-play unit, where he tipped in a Duncan Keith shot Sunday. With seven goals on the season, Versteeg is worth adding, at least until Patrick Sharp (leg) returns from injury.
News: Mike Smith lost for the sixth straight game Sunday, giving up two goals on 30 shots against Anaheim. Analysis: While Mike Smith played great in the loss, the goaltending situation developing in Arizona is quite interesting. Although Smith is the clear No.1 goalie, backup Devon Dubnyk has outplayed him thus far, posting a 5-0-1 record. Don't be worried though, as Smith played well enough Sunday to remind us why we put our faith in him in the first place. The wins will come sooner or later.
News: Frederik Andersen stopped 26 of 27 shots in Sunday's win over Arizona. Analysis: After losing five straight games, Frederik Andersen has gotten back on track of late, winning two straight and allowing only five goals in that span. With a 9-2-4 record, Andersen has been one of the more reliable fantasy options this season. The Ducks are leading the Western Conference with 31 points, and Andersen is a big reason why. Keep the 25-year-old stud rolling.
News: Korbinian Holzer is expected to replace Roman Polak (ankle) at least initially, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Analysis: The duration of Polak's absence is still up in the air, but the Leafs are expected to recall Korbinian Holzer prior to Wednesday's game against the Penguins. Holzer had 23 points in 72 games at the AHL level last season, but has just two assists through nine contests thus far for the Marlies.
News: Joffrey Lupul (hand) may return Wednesday against Pittsburgh if he's cleared by the team's medical staff, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Analysis: Saturday marked his 12th straight game missed with the injury, but he may benefit from the Leafs' three-day layoff if everything checks out OK prior to Wednesday's tilt with the Pens.
News: David Booth (foot) remains on track to return Wednesday against Pittsburgh, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Analysis: He's progressed through the final days of a conditioning assignment with the Marlies, and the Leafs are simply off until Wednesday night. David Booth will attempt to solidify a place on one of the two bottom lines upon returning.
News: Jordan Caron has been recalled by the Bruins. Analysis: He's been up and down a few times this season, so it's no lock that Jordan Caron will suit up against the Penguins on Monday night.
News: Paul Stastny found the net for the third time this season in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Jets. Analysis: Paul Stastny's empty-netter in the game's final minute was largely inconsequential, but at least gave the center an opportunity to give something back to fantasy owners after providing precious little to date. Though Stastny was the Blues' most high-profile offseason acquisition at center, discount pickup Jori Lehtera has been the far better performer for the Blues, making minutes a little scarcer than anticipated for Stastny. The 28-year-old is averaging two and a half minutes fewer ice time with the Blues than he enjoyed with the Avs a season ago, producing six points and a minus-5 rating over 13 games.
News: Ryan Miller turned away all but one of the 25 shots he faced in Sunday's win over the Blackhawks. Analysis: While is individual stats haven't been amazing, Ryan Miller has been rock solid this season, tied for the league-lead with 13 wins. He has been very reliable in fantasy and is a must-start every night he gets the call in the Canucks' crease.