News: Nick Bjugstad picked up a goal and an assist -- both on the man advantage -- in Tuesday's loss to Detroit. Analysis: The marker snapped a seven-game goalless streak for Nick Bjugstad. While his 29 points in 45 games aren't mind-blowing, pretty much all of Bjugstad's numbers have improved over last season, so the 22-year-old is making terrific progress. He'll clear 50 points this year, and next year could be huge.
News: Aleksander Barkov scored a power-play goal and added two assists (one on the power play) in Tuesday's loss to Detroit. Analysis: Amazingly, this is the first time all season that Aleksander Barkov's had more than one point in a game. Pretty stunning for a guy who's played such heavy minutes. But he'd been showing signs of a breakout even before the All-Star break, as Barkov has now successfully found his way onto the scoresheet in seven of the last nine games.
News: Stephen Weiss ripped off a goal, two assists and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's win over his old Panthers mates. Analysis: He did it in just 12:16 of ice time, too -- very impressive efficiency. Stephen Weiss had been buried in a deep slump before breaking out over these last few games -- he's got five points in the last four after netting just two in the prior 13.
News: Luke Glendening scored a pair of goals and went plus-4 Tuesday in a 5-4 win over the Panthers. Analysis: A terrific and surprising outing for Luke Glendening, who'd managed just a lone assist over the prior seven games. The second-year-man adds some fantasy utility in leagues that count hits and blocks, but Tuesday's effort pushes him to all of nine points in 48 games this year.
News: Frederik Andersen will be in the crease for Tuesday's game against the Canucks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Frederik Andersen closed the first half on a high note, winning six straight games to boost his season record to an outstanding 26-6-5 record. He's set to face a similarly hot goalie Tuesday in Ryan Miller, who has won three of his last four while surrendering a combined total of four goals in that span.
News: Brett Ritchie (undisclosed) will not return to the lineup Tuesday against the Canadiens. Analysis: Brett Ritchie looked like he would slot back into the lineup after practicing fully Monday, but he didn't take part in regular line work during Tuesday's morning skate to suggest that he'll remain out. The Stars continue to list Ritchie on injured reserve, so the team will have to make a roster move in order to facilitate his return to active duty, which could come ahead of Thursday's game against the Senators.
News: Patrick Eaves (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve and will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Canadiens. Analysis: Patrick Eaves has missed the Stars' last 21 games with an ankle injury. It sounded like he was ready to play as early as last week, but the Stars took advantage of the All-Star break to get him extra rest. Based on how line rushes were conducted at morning skate, it appears Eaves will join the top trio with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin to start Tuesday's game.
News: Trevor Daley (groin) was on the ice for morning skate and looks poised to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Canadiens. Analysis: Trevor Daley returned to practice Monday after missing the Stars' final three games prior to the All-Star break. The extra time off during the break was likely all Daley needed to get fully healthy, and he'll now be ready to rejoin Jason Demers on the Stars' second pairing Tuesday. The veteran leads all Dallas blueliners with 11 goals on the season.
News: Nikita Zadorov will join the Sabres in Calgary for Tuesday's game and will have his team-imposed suspension lifted once he arrives, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Analysis: While it looks like all is forgiven after Nikita Zadorov didn't report back to the Sabres in time following the All-Star break, it still seems likely that he'll sit out Tuesday's game as a healthy scratch. It sounds like Zadorov simply had a issue with his flight rather than neglecting to return on time, but because he's previously irked the Sabres with his lack of maturity, the team was less understanding about his absence. Look for him to rejoin the lineup before the Sabres' road trip draws to a conclusion.
News: Jhonas Enroth is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Flames, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports. Analysis: With Michal Neuvirth dealing with a lower-body injury, Jhonas Enroth and Matt Hackett are in line to handle the Sabres' goaltending duties for the time being. Of course, with the team on an 11-game slide, there's not much fantasy upside to be had with either of the two keepers.