News: Clayton Stoner scored the game winner in the third period of Sunday night's clash in Dallas. Analysis: Not normally known for his goal-scoring prowess, the defenseman was able to score his first goal in nearly a full calendar year. Seeing as how his career total is now at five goals and 33 assists, don't expect the 30-year old to suddenly become fantasy viable.
News: Corey Perry tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over the Stars. Analysis: The points give Corey Perry 45 points on the season. Despite missing 15 of his team's 64 games this season, Perry is only second to linemate Ryan Getzlaf in team scoring.
News: Ryan Getzlaf tied Paul Kariya for second on the Ducks' all-time scoring list with a goal and an assist Sunday in Dallas. Analysis: This gives Ryan Getzlaf 669 points in 693 career games for the Ducks. He now has 61 points in 61 games this season, good enough for eighth place in NHL scoring.
News: John Gibson stopped 39-of-40 shots faced Sunday night in Dallas. Analysis: This was John Gibson's fifth win in his last six starts, as it appears that both him and his team have worked their way out of a slump. However, it appears that Gibson will be relegated to backup duties very soon with regular starter Frederik Andersen fully recovered from a head/neck injury. Keep a close eye on Gibson's status for upcoming games.
News: Cory Schneider is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Preds, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: Cory Schneider, who is currently tied with Washington's Braden Holtby for the league-lead in starts (54), will look to remain sharp Tuesday after turning in a 33-save shutout win in his last outing, Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
News: Tye McGinn was claimed off waivers by the Coyotes on Monday, ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports. Analysis: A flurry of trades over the last two days have left the Coyotes with some open spots on their roster, and it appears one of them will be plugged by Tye McGinn. The 24-year-old winger showed some promise as a scorer while coming up through the QMJHL, but looks as though he'll probably settle in as little more than a third or fourth liner at the NHL level. That being said, with the Coyotes short on forward talent, McGinn should have more of an opportunity to play meaningful minutes than he enjoyed with either the Flyers or Sharks the past two seasons.
News: Taylor Beck has been a healthy scratch for three straight games, and four of the past five. Analysis: With just two points in his previous 16 games, Taylor Beck has found himself squarely in coach Peter Laviolette's doghouse. He should not be on anyone's fantasy roster right now.
News: Jeff Petry will join the Canadiens in San Jose on Monday, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports. Analysis: Jeff Petry was traded from the Oilers to the Canadiens on Monday in exchange for a pair of draft picks, and it seems possible he could dress for his new team. He will likely need to get in some practice with the Canadiens before joining them for a game, but a decision on his status should come at some point Monday prior to the opening face-off.
News: Victor Rask recorded a power-play assist and skated a season-high 21:27 during Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders. Analysis: Since sitting out two games as a healthy scratch, Victor Rask has seen an uptick in his ice time, averaging 17:29 over the past five games, including roughly three minutes on the power play. Rask and his linemates Nathan Gerbe and Andrej Nestrasil were effectively the Canes' second line against the Islanders, bumping Jeff Skinner, Riley Nash and Elias Lindholm down to third-line status. Assuming this trend continues, it represents an opportunity for Rask to play a larger role in the Canes' lineup, so fantasy owners should be prepared to take advantage accordingly.
News: Tyler Ennis (lower body) was a participant in Monday's practice. Analysis: Tyler Ennis skated on a regular line with Chris Stewart and Nick Foligno, a sign that the Sabres expect to have the forward available for Tuesday's game against the Lightning. The lower-body injury has kept Ennis out for the last two games, but the Sabres never considered it to be anything serious.