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.
News: Nikita Zadorov's suspension has been lifted by the Sabres. Analysis: Per the Buffalo News, Nikita Zadorov was bumped off an oversold flight from the Dominican Republic and thus did not make it back to Buffalo in a timely fashion following the NHL All-Star break. Now that he is back with the team, and reinstated, the blueliner is a candidate to return to the Sabres' lineup Thursday against the Oilers.
News: Brandon Prust earned an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Analysis: The 30-year-old logged 14:57 TOI in the win, his highest total in seven games. Brandon Prust is one of the top agitators on the Habs' roster with 85 PIM on the season, but his meager point totals at the forward spot don't make him relevant in most formats.
News: Nathan Beaulieu collected a helper in Tuesday's win over the Stars. Analysis: The 22-year-old is viewed as a vital part of the future on the blue line for the Canadiens, but he hasn't emerged as much of an asset this season. He's mustered only five points in 31 games, while averaging 15:16 TOI.
News: Andrei Markov assisted on the Habs' game-winning power-play goal in Tuesday's triumph over the Stars. Analysis: Andrei Markov has been exceptional lately, registering at least one assist in five of his last six games and eight total during that span. The 36-year-old has a decent shot at surpassing the 50-point plateau this season for the third time in his career.
News: Alexei Emelin scored a goal and tallied 15 PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Analysis: Alexei Emelin kicked off the night's scoring with a ricocheted shot off the Stars' Cody Eakin that bounced in the net. The blueliner was later ejected in the second period after boarding Jason Spezza, but the PIM he provided were at least of some value to those in specialty formats. It's penalty minutes, hits, and blocks that Emelin typically brings his greatest utility, as his 12 points in 44 games isn't noteworthy scoring production.
News: Max Domi could make his NHL debut this season, according to GM Don Maloney, reports Sportsnet's Jeff Simmons. Analysis: Max Domi has had an outstanding season with OHL London where he has registered 66 points in 35 games - good for 11th in league scoring. He was also named Top Forward at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship as he helped Canada win the gold medal. Domi is a must add in all dynasty leagues, but if he makes his debut this season expectations may need to be tempered, as it could coincide with the Coyotes moving some of their veteran players limiting Domi's upside.