News: Al Montoya will be in the crease Monday vs. the Avalanche, Jim Toth of 680 CJOB reports. Analysis: Al Montoya came on strong to spell Ondrej Pavelec on Saturday vs. the Senators, knocking away all 12 shots to keep the bleeding from getting worse. The quality performance was enough to convince coach Paul Maurice to give Montoya the start Monday, but even with another solid outing, he probably won't displace Pavelec as the No. 1 starter.
News: P.A. Parenteau hurt his right knee Monday and the injury does not look good, according to Mike Chambers of the Denver Post. Analysis: Nothing's official, but the early report doesn't sound good. Hopefully, the Avalanche will provide an update after Monday's game. With four goals and an assist in his previous six contests, P.A. Parenteau had been thriving since the Olympic break.
News: Lee Stempniak picked up two helpers and was a plus-2 Monday against the Capitals. Analysis: These are Lee Stempniak's first points with Pittsburgh in three games since his trade. The plus-2 is also notable, because on the year he is minus-20, most of that coming with lowly Calgary. That number should improve the rest of the way.
News: Chris Kunitz lit the lamp twice, including the game-winner, Monday against the Capitals. Analysis: Chris Kunitz has 31 goals now, making this the first 30 goal season of his career. He also has 59 points, and he should blow past his career high of 61 this year.
News: Jaroslav Halak made 17 saves on 20 shots in a loss to the Penguins on Monday. Analysis: That's one win and one loss for Jaroslav Halak since being traded to Washington, although a loss to the Penguins is not a surprise. It remains to be seen how he acclimates to his new role. One where he is likely to face more shots.
News: Jeff Zatkoff made 31 saves on 33 shots in a win over the Capitals on Monday. Analysis: Jeff Zatkoff has not played terribly well in his backup role, as he has a .912 save percentage and 2.70 GAA. However, he's got 10 wins in 14 appearances, and playing for Pittsburgh always makes him a good bet to pick up the stray W.
News: Colton Orr (undisclosed), who was expected to return, will not play in Monday's game against the Ducks, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. Analysis: Colton Orr is dealing with an undisclosed injury and was expected to return for Monday's game. He took the ice for pregame warmups but was ultimately scratched.
News: Chris Conner (wrist) suffered a broken foot during Sunday's practice and will be out for four-to-six weeks. Analysis: Already dealing with a wrist injury, Chris Conner can now be ruled out for the rest of the regular season. He could potentially join the Pens at some point during the playoffs, but there's no guarantee that he'd even warrant a spot on the roster.
News: David Clarkson (leg) is likely back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports. Analysis: David Clarkson missed just one game with the injury, which he suffered during Friday's practice. Fantasy owners can use him as they normally would.
News: Monday's game between the Stars and Blue Jackets has been postponed, after Rich Peverley collapsed on the Stars' bench during the first period, 630 CHED's Dan Tencer reports. Analysis: Peverley regained consciousness before leaving the arena, but the other players were clearly shaken up, so the NHL decided to postpone the game. Prior to the cancellation, Columbus' Nathan Horton scored a power-play goal, staking the Jackets to an early 1-0 lead against Tim Thomas and Co.