News: Craig Anderson will get the start in goal Monday vs. the Predators, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Craig Anderson is coming off a magnificent showing Saturday vs. the Jets, totaling 46 saves in the 5-3 victory. He's been handed the last four starts in the net for the Senators, and it sounds like for better or worse, coach Paul MacLean plans to stick with him as his No. 1 goalie over the young but talented Robin Lehner.
News: Carter Hutton will make his next start Tuesday vs. the Sabres, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: No. 1 starter Pekka Rinne will be in goal for the fourth straight game Monday vs. the Senators, leaving Carter Hutton to draw into the crease for the second half of the back-to-back. With the Predators on the outside looking in for a playoff spot out West, look for coach Barry Trotz to ride Rinne heavily down the stretch, with Hutton only on hand to pick up the scraps.
News: Pekka Rinne will be in goal Monday vs. the Senators, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: Though Pekka Rinne has taken three consecutive losses since returning from injured reserve last Tuesday, he's been very solid in his last two turns, holding the Blues and Blue Jackets to two and one goals, respectively. He'll receive his a rest Tuesday against the Sabres, with backup Carter Hutton already confirmed as the starter for that contest.
News: Eddie Lack will be in goal Monday vs. the Islanders. Analysis: Eddie Lack will draw his fifth straight start after getting back into the win column Saturday vs. the Flames to conclude a four-game losing streak. The Canucks' hapless offense might make it difficult for Lack to rake in the victories most nights, but a matchup against the rudderless Islanders looks quite enticing for the goalie's fantasy owners.
News: Erik Gudbranson's lower-body injury is related to his knee, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Analysis: Erik Gudbranson is awaiting an assessment from the team's medical staff before a proper timetable emerges. Regardless, it seems unlikely that he plays Tuesday vs. the Coyotes, and perhaps a few games beyond that.
News: Paul Stastny (back) will not play Monday vs. the Jets. Analysis: The Avs are officially listing Paul Stastny as day-to-day after he left Saturday's game with a back issue and wasn't present at Monday's morning skate. The team will try to get by with defenseman Ryan Wilson skating as the 12th forward, but should Stastny's injury linger deeper into this week, an forward call-up from the minors would grow more likely.
News: Frederik Andersen was the first goalie off the ice and will get the start Monday vs. the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: With Jonas Hiller taking two difficult overtime losses his last two starts, coach Bruce Boudreau will turn the keys over to Frederik Andersen as the Ducks look to get back in the win column. Andersen is set to serve as the Ducks' backup goalie the rest of the season after Viktor Fasth was shipped to the Oilers over the trade deadline.
News: Carey Price (lower body) skated again Monday morning, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Carey Price has been slow to recover from the lower-body injury he acquired over the Olympics, but it seems he's gradually starting to increase his activity. level. While he hasn't been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bruins, Saturday's matchup with the Senators might be a more realistic target.
News: John-Michael Liles (upper body) will not play Tuesday vs. the Rangers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Analysis: Coach Kirk Muller decided to officially rule John-Michael Liles out of action after he failed to practice Monday. There's no word on when he may return to the lineup, but Mike Komisarek will draw in to take his place in the meantime.
News: Eric Staal was out sick for Monday's practice, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Analysis: Coach Kirk Muller said the team would see how Eric Staal is feeling during Tuesday's morning skate before determining his status for their game vs. the Rangers. Staal has seen his production slide of late even before the illness hit, as he's provided only two points in his last five games.