News: Patrik Berglund scored his fourth goal of the year Saturday in a loss San Jose. He was plus-1 with two shots and two hits on the night. Analysis: Patrik Berglund's offensive output has been disappointing this year with just 11 points in 32 games, although he has never been a big scorer. Regardless trade rumours surround the veteran Swede and how he responds could provide a boost to his owners.
News: Steve Ott scored his first goal of the season Saturday in a loss to San Jose on his only shot of the game. He added seven hits in 13:46 of ice time in the game. Analysis: Steve Ott is a veteran role player and penalty killer at this stage in his career, so offensive contributions aren't what the Blues are expecting from him. Fantasy owners should look at him the same way.
News: Keith Yandle picked up an assist Saturday in a loss to the Kings. He took one shot, registered two PIM, and blocked two shots on the night. Analysis: Keith Yandle's 21 points rank him 11th among defensemen as he once again shows he is among the top offensive defensemen in the NHL. He has picked up five points in his last eight games.
News: Coach Willie Desjardins indicated Jannik Hansen (undisclosed) should be able to play Monday against the Coyotes. Analysis: Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench in the second period of Sunday's game. He and spent the night in the hospital and didn't skate Sunday morning, both for precautionary reasons. However, it appears as though the reasoning behind the collapse was minor, and he should be fine moving forward.
News: Mike Brown has a broken right fibula and will miss six-to-eight weeks from the time of the fracture on Dec. 9, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Mike Brown was placed on injured reserve the day after the injury, indicating it was severe. Now that the injury has been revealed as a broken fibula, the timetable has been set at six-to-eight weeks, scheduling his return for late January or early February
News: Jhonas Enroth will start in net against the Bruins on Sunday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports. Analysis: Jhonas Enroth has made 22 appearances on the season and will be looking for his 11th win against Boston on Sunday. Going into the game, he has a save percentage of .913 while allowing 3.01 goals per contest.
News: Stephane Robidas will be a healthy scratch Sunday against the Blackhawks, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports. Analysis: Stephane Robidas has played in 32 games this season but will be given a much deserved rest Sunday. The 37-year-old's next opportunity to take the ice will be against the Stars on Tuesday.
News: Kari Lehtonen will start in the crease Sunday against the Oilers, Mike Heika of Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Kari Lehtonen is coming off a good three-game stretch in net, allowing just four goals over that span. He will look to make it four Sunday against the Oilers, carrying a .907 save percentage and 2.89 GAA into the matchup.
News: Ben Scrivens will start in net against the Stars on Sunday, play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports. Analysis: Ben Scrivens struggled in his last start Thursday, allowing four goals on 30 shots against the Sharks. He will start again Sunday against the Stars, as he looks to break a stretch of four straight losses between the pipes.
News: Seth Jones failed to crack the scoresheet during Saturday's 6-5 OT win over Minnesota, marking the 12th time in the past 13 games he has been held without a point. He now has just six points - all assists - in 31 games so far this season. Analysis: After posting a respectable 25 points in 77 games as a rookie last year, Seth Jones is not even on pace to crack the 20-point mark this season. The Preds are clearly being patient with their fourth overall pick from the 2013 draft, however fantasy owners need not be as forgiving. Feel free to bench him in favour of a more productive blue line option - or drop him outright if the right opportunity presents itself.