News: Casey Wellman was recalled from AHL Hershey on Tuesday. Analysis: Casey Wellman doesn't figure to see much more than fourth line or healthy scratch duty while he's up with the Capitals. The 26-year-old previously had three points in 10 games with the Capitals earlier this season.
News: Mike Mottau was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Tuesday, Steve Gorten of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Analysis: Mike Mottau will be taking Erik Gudbranson's spot in the lineup after the defenseman suffered a knee injury in the third period of Sunday's loss to the Bruins. Gudbranson was spotted on crutches after the game, so it wouldn't be much of a surprise if Mottau was forced to cover for him in the lineup for multiple games.
News: Joey Crabb was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Tuesday, Steve Gorten of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Analysis: Joey Crabb has compiled 12 goals and 14 assists over 53 games at San Antonio, but he's made only one appearance with the big club this season. He'll more than likely serve as an extra forward during Tuesday's clash with the Coyotes.
News: Rich Peverley (irregular heartbeat) is "doing well" after collapsing on the bench in Monday's game against the Blue Jackets, TSN.ca reports. Analysis: Rich Peverley, 31, is said to be resting comfortably in a Dallas hospital after undergoing successful treatment for a cardiac event. The forward will continue to be monitored closely over the next few days as doctors look to determine if he's dealing with a different type of arrhythmia than the pre-existing condition was already known. The Stars will resume action Tuesday against the Blues without Peverley, who should be considered out indefinitely.
News: Ryan Kesler scored his team-leading 22nd goal of the season on a power play in Monday's loss to the Islanders. Analysis: Ryan Kesler now has two goals in six games since the Olympic break. He had a strong fantasy night on Monday, racking up 10 PIM, dishing out three hits, while leading all forwards with 24:28 of ice time. Kesler now has 40 points in 66 games this season, to go with a disappointing minus-12 rating.
News: Henrik Sedin scored his 10th goal of the season in Monday's loss to the Islanders, ending an 11-game scoring drought. Analysis: Though Henrik Sedin finally recorded a point, the goal was his just his first tally in 24 games. He is struggling right now, but maybe this goal is a sign of things to come for the 33-year-old. He had a decent outing on Monday, dishing out a season-high four hits, while logging 20:46 of ice time. On the year, Sedin has amassed 41 points in 59 games.
News: Michael Grabner left Monday's win over Vancouver with an upper-body injury late in the second period, according to Newsday. The forward did not return. Analysis: Michael Grabner, who suffered the injury when he collided with Vancouver's Chris Tanev, missed out on all the fun in the third period, when the team put up a franchise-tying seven goals in the frame. He'll be evaluated in the next day or two, so we should know his status for Friday's home game against the Sharks fairly soon.
News: Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer indicates that Cam Ward is likely to start Tuesday's game against the Rangers. Analysis: We'll await confirmation, but it looks like the Hurricanes are inclined to give Cam Ward a turn Tuesday after he took over for Anton Khudobin in Saturday's 5-4 loss to New Jersey.
News: Colton Sceviour will join the team in St. Louis on Tuesday with Rich Peverley and Alex Chiasson sidelined, according to the Dallas Morning News. Analysis: Colton Sceviour has three goals and an assist through eight games with the Stars this season. This may be a short-term call up for Scevious depending on how long the team expects Chiasson and Peverley to remain out.
News: Jimmy Howard will start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets. Analysis: Jimmy Howard, who dropped a 3-0 decision to the Rangers on Sunday, has allowed 10 goals over his last three starts, with just one win to his credit in four starts since the Olympic break.