News: Mrazak is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Analysis: Petr Mrazek, who was pulled from Sunday's game against the Islanders after giving up four goals on 11 shots, will look to bounce back Tuesday against a Sens squad that has cooled off of late, dropping three straight decisions.
News: Riley Nash is dealing with a concussion, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports. Analysis: Riley Nash, who was hit around the ear with a puck during warmups on Sunday, will miss Tuesday's game against the Caps, at a minimum, and with the Hurricanes out of playoff contention, look for the team to proceed cautiously with the 25-year-old forward.
News: Cam Ward appears on track to start Tuesday's game against the Caps, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports. Analysis: Cam Ward, who has won both of his starts since returning from a bout with the flu, is thus slated to return to the Carolina net after giving way to Anton Khudobin in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.
News: According to coach Claude Julien, Brett Connolly (finger) is "getting closer" to a return to action. Analysis: Brett Connolly has been able to skate with the B's, so once he gets the green light from the team's doctors, the forward's return will largely hinge on his comfort level while shooting, as well as battling for pucks.
News: Tuukka Rask is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, DJ Bean of WEEI.com reports. Analysis: With the Bruins clinging to the final playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, it wouldn't surprise us to see Tuukka Rask draw the start in each of the team's final six regular season games.
News: Braden Holtby is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports. Analysis: Given that coach Barry Trotz previously suggested that as long as the Capitals haven't clinched a playoff seed, Braden Holtby was likely to start every game for the team, it's no surprise to see the goalie on track to make his 67th start of the season on Tuesday. Holtby bounced back from a rough outing against the Preds on Saturday, to stop 23 of 25 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
News: Alexander Wennberg (infected hand) is on track to play Tuesday against New Jersey. Analysis: Alexander Wennberg, who has been medically cleared to play, worked on a line with Scott Hartnell and Marko Dano at Tuesday's morning skate, indicating that he's in line to suit up for the team's evening tilt. Prior to being sidelined, Wennberg had notched five points over his past four games.
News: Matt Calvert (concussion) was activated from IR on Tuesday. Analysis: Matt Calvert, who has missed the Blue Jackets' past 15 games due to a concussion, checks back into the lineup with 10 goals and 19 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes in 49 contests this season. He's on track to suit up Tuesday against New Jersey, likely on a line with Mark Letestu and Jeremy Morin.
News: Jonathan Drouin tallied a power-play goal in Monday's 5-3 win over the Canadiens. Analysis: A great outlet pass from goalie Ben Bishop to defenseman Anton Stralman ultimately found its way to Jonathan Drouin, who was able to fake out the Habs' Carey Price in open space for his first goal since Dec. 15, a drought that spanned 42 games. After entering the season as hockey's best prospect in the eyes of many, the 20-year-old hasn't quite had the kind of impact that was anticipated, as he's sitting below a half-point-per-game scoring pace. While Drouin might not be of much use in the fantasy playoffs, he's still regarded as an elite talent and will make for a great target in drafts and auctions next season.
News: Brian Gionta potted a goal -- a short-handed tally -- and added an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over Arizona. He now has nine points in his last eight games. Analysis: Despite the hot streak, we'd be remiss not to put an asterisk beside this particular box score, as both points came with an empty Arizona net in the last two minutes of the game. Still, Brian Gionta has cranked it up since mid-March, with nearly a third of his 28 points this season coming in the last eight contests. You could certainly roll the dice on him if you're making a very late push for a fantasy title, but just remember: he plays for Buffalo, who have been terrible all year.