News: Brent Seabrook scored a goal in Wednesday's win over the Flyers, marking the fourth straight game in which he's provided a point. Analysis: With three goals and 19 assists on the season, Brent Seabrook has already surpassed his point total from the strike-shortened 2012-13 campaign, requiring 14 fewer games to do so. His 22 points are second to only Duncan Keith among Blackhawks defensemen.
News: Andrew Shaw scored his 10th goal of the season in Wednesday's win over the Flyers. Analysis: After missing two games last week with an undisclosed injury, Andrew Shaw returned to action Sunday and has contributed a point in each of the team's three games since. The vast amount of talent on the Blackhawks' roster confines Shaw to a third-line center role, but he's still managed to be productive in that capacity with 20 points in 32 games.
News: Kris Versteeg tallied a goal and an assist in Wednesday's blowout win over the Flyers. Analysis: After compiling only three points in his first 10 games with the Blackhawks after he was acquired in mid-November, Kris Versteeg appears to have finally found his niche on Chicago's second-line of late. He's delivered six points in his last five contests.
News: Patrick Sharp potted a goal and added two assists in Wednesday's easy 7-2 victory over the Flyers. Analysis: Patrick Sharp now has compiled eight points over his last three games with the Blackhawks' attack continuing to click along. With 32 points in 34 games on the season, he appears poised to make a run at surpassing his previous season-best of 71 points in 2010-11.
News: Lauri Korpikoski (upper body) skated at Tuesday's practice for the first time in several practices. Analysis: Lauri Korpikoski appears to be nearing a return, but likely remains a few more days away from getting back into the lineup.
News: Derek Morris (personal) could return to the Coyotes lineup Friday, according to head coach Dave Tippett. Analysis: Derek Morris has missed the Coyotes' last two games while dealing with a personal matter. He has been quite productive this season when he has played (13 points in 21 games), so his return will help both his fantasy owners and the Coyotes.
News: Shane Doan (illness), who has missed the Coyotes' last two games, is out "for the foreseeable future," according to head coach Dave Tippett while he undergoes tests. Analysis: Shane Doan's illness is starting to raise concerns the longer he stays out of the lineup. He has been having a fine season and his absence is being felt by fantasy owners and the Coyotes.
News: Curtis Glencross (knee) practiced Wednesday but still hasn't been cleared for full contact, the Calgary Sun reports. Analysis: It's a good sign Curtis Glencross is practicing again, but he will likely miss a couple more games before he's cleared. Glencross will take up a top-six forward spot when he returns.
News: Adam McQuaid (lower body) did not practice Wednesday. Analysis: Though Adam McQuaid was able to skate on his own Wednesday, he left the ice prior to the start of practice. It makes a return Thursday against Edmonton seem unlikely, but the Bruins have yet to rule McQuaid out.
News: Avs coach Patrick Roy said Wednesday that Jan Hejda (knee) is still on pace to return to the lineup Saturday against the Wild. Analysis: So long as Jan Hejda continues to progress without setback, it seems likely that he'll beat the 10-14 day timetable initially set for his return from a knee sprain. Fellow blueliner Ryan Wilson (back) is also on track for a Saturday return.