News: Daniel Paille has been diagnosed with a minor concussion and will miss the next two games, Joe Haggerty of the CSNNE.com reports. Analysis: Daniel Paille is presumably experiencing a little dizziness since being forced out of Sunday's game, and keeping him out of the lineup appears to simply be a preventative measure from keeping the symptoms from worsening. Jordan Caron will take his place on the fourth line the next two games. Check back on Paille's status in advance of Saturday's game vs. the Hurricanes.
News: Brooks Laich (groin) did not make the trip to Pittsburgh and will be unavailable for Tuesday night's game against the Penguins, Mike Vogel of Monumental Network reports. Analysis: Brooks Laich scored a goal Monday night, but as has often been the case, will be held out of Tuesday night's game. The Caps hope Laich will be ready to go for Friday's game against Vancouver.
News: Tim Thomas will be in the crease Tuesday vs. the Blues, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Analysis: Tim Thomas might have gotten the night off Tuesday had he had a full turn in goal Monday vs. the Blue Jackets, but Rich Peverley's unexpected medical emergency resulted in the game's postponement before the first period concluded. As a result, Thomas will take the net against St. Louis, marking his first officially-recognized start with Dallas.
News: Vladimir Sobotka (knee) took part in Tuesday's morning skate but will not play against the Stars, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Analysis: Vladimir Sobotka appeared to increase the intensity of his workout compared to recent days, but he'll miss yet another contest for the Blues. He could be a lineup option within the next few games.
News: Coach Joel Quenneville said Teuvo Teravainen would arrive in Chicago after his season in Finland concludes, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: The 19-year-old led Finland to the gold medal in the World Junior Championships in January and continues to shine for Jokerit, his club team in the Liiga. While Teuvo Teravainen wouldn't be asked to play a pivotal role if he's in fact added to the Blackhawks roster in the final couple of weeks of the season, he'd certainly be some one worth tracking in dynasty formats.
News: Paul Stastny (back) will not play Wednesday against the Blackhawks, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Though Paul Stastny will miss his second straight game due to the back issues, coach Patrick Roy indicated the forward has made some level of progress in the last couple of days and could be an option Friday vs. the Ducks. In the meantime, Brad Malone and Paul Carey have been summoned from AHL Lake Erie to beef up the forward depth while Stastny and P.A. Parenteau (knee) remain unavailable.
News: Marian Hossa (upper body) will skate on his own Wednesday, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports. Analysis: Coach Joel Quenneville reported that Marian Hossa is feeling much better, and with a few skates and practices, he could soon reemerge as a lineup option for the Blackhawks. Once healthy, Hossa figures to replace Andrew Shaw as the top-line right wing, but he could have a new linemate in Brandon Saad, as Quenneville likes how he's performed alongside Jonathan Toews of late.
News: Raffi Torres (general soreness) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest vs. the Maple Leafs, CSNBayArea.com's Kevin Kurz reports. Analysis: Raffi Torres did not take part in Tuesday's morning skate with coach Todd McLellan stating that the forward was "a little bit sore." McLellan said the injury didn't really stem entirely from his knee surgery earlier this season, but it doesn't sound like he would miss action beyond Tuesday if he does indeed sit out vs. Toronto.
News: Jesse Winchester is dealing with a lower-body injury and will not play Tuesday vs. the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Joey Crabb was recalled from AHL San Antonio to take his spot in the lineup. The extent of Jesse Winchester's injury isn't known at this time.
News: Martin Hanzal (lower body) will not play Tuesday vs. the Panthers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Martin Hanzal will be sidelined for the fifth straight game as he tends to a lower-body injury.