News: Seth Jones set up Colin Wilson's second-period power-play goal in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche. Analysis: Since Ryan Ellis went down with a lower-body injury earlier in January, Seth Jones has thrived while taking on an expanded role defensively for the Predators. The 20-year-old has enjoyed the most productive stretch of his brief career, tallying an assist in four of his last five games. Jones' talent has always been matched by few, and now that he's finally starting to make good on it, he's a worthy roster addition for those looking for blue line help.
News: Jonathan Bernier is slated to start Wednesday's game against New Jersey, NHL.com's Mike Morreale reports. Analysis: In his first game back from the All-Star break, Jonathan Bernier -- who has dropped his last four decisions -- will try to help the Leafs end a six-game slide that has landed the team in a three-way tie for 10th place in the Eastern Conference, with 47 points.
News: Al Montoya, working in relief of a struggling Roberto Luongo, denied all 10 shots that came his way in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Red Wings. Analysis: Luongo was sent to the pine in the second period after allowing five goals on 17 shots. For Al Montoya, his last two appearances have come in relief and it's hard to count on a goalie lacking consistent starts between the pipes.
News: Filip Forsberg netted his 16th goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche. Analysis: With the goal, Filip Forsberg was able to maintain the team lead in the category ahead of Colin Wilson, who also scored in the win. The youngster is still flying high after scoring two goals in this past weekend's All-Star Game, and should remain a high-end fantasy asset in the second half.
News: Craig Smith scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's overtime victory over the Avalanche. Analysis: Craig Smith claimed first star honors after beating Avs goalie Semyon Varlamov on a breakaway at the 2:46 mark of the extra period. It's the 14th goal of the season for the 25-year-old, who ranks fourth on the team in that category.
News: Colin Wilson recorded a power-play goal in Tuesday's win over the Avalanche. Analysis: Colin Wilson saw a four-game point streak come to an end earlier this month, but his continued presence on a talented second line that includes Mike Fisher and James Neal along with the Preds' secondary power-play unit should allow him to maintain some value. With 32 points in 44 games, the 25-year-old is well on his way to blowing past his previous full season-best of 35 points.
News: The Canadiens have recalled Gabriel Dumont from AHL Hamilton, the Montreal Gazette reports. Analysis: Gabriel Dumont, who has recorded 27 points and 54 penalty minutes in 40 games with Hamilton this season, gives the Habs some added depth up front, but a wait-and-see approach is in order from a fantasy perspective.
News: Andrej Sustr picked up an assist and two PIM in Tuesday's loss to the Hurricanes. Analysis: Andrej Sustr has only been out of the lineup for three games this season, but he's not been able to do much while seeing a regular role. As neither an offensive-minded rearguard nor much of a grinder, Sustr's point, hit, and PIM totals aren't particularly impressive, despite the fact he's averaging over 20 minutes of ice time.
News: Brett Bellemore notched an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Lightning. Analysis: The 26-year-old Brett Bellemore routinely shuffles out of the lineup as a healthy scratch periodically and often sees fewer than 18 minutes when he plays, making it difficult to extract much value out of him. Tuesday's assist was his fourth point in 25 games this season.
News: Travis Zajac (illness) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Leafs, Rich Chere of the Star Ledger reports. Analysis: After missing practice Tuesday, Travis Zajac was on the ice Wednesday morning, but his status for the team's evening contest against Toronto has yet to be solidified at this stage.