News: Brad Marchand (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Analysis: The retroactive placement on IR doesn't change Brad Marchand's situation much, as he'll be eligible to return to action at any point after Saturday's game since he last played Nov. 15. The Bruins continue to view him as day-to-day, but moving him to IR will at least allow Boston to bring a healthy forward into the lineup.
News: Dubnuk will start in net for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk will get the start Saturday in the first of two games on consecutive nights for the Coyotes. Dubnyk has played well in his last two starts, winning both and allowing just one total goal.
News: Andrew Shaw, who has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Oilers, is doubtful to play Sunday against the Canucks as well. Analysis: Andrew Shaw wasn't on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, likely dashing his chances of playing Sunday since he won't have skated in consecutive days. His absence could enable the newly recalled Phillip Danault to receive some regular run in the Blackhawks' bottom six.
News: William Nylander was hit in the head by a skate Saturday while playing with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. Analysis: The eighth overall pick in this past June's NHL Entry Draft, William Nylander cemented himself as the Leafs' top prospect after narrowly missing out on making the squad out of training camp. The team ultimately decided to send him back to his club team in Sweden, where he's excelled to the tune of five goals and 14 points over 12 games. The 18-year-old will likely be held under evaluation for a concussion following Saturday's incident, but it's too early to speculate how much time he might miss.
News: Curtis Lazar (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Head coach Paul MacLean said Curtis Lazar could play Saturday if he needed to, but the team would rather be cautious with him. The nature of Lazar's injury is still unknown, but it sounds like a good bet that he'll be back in the lineup Monday against the Red Wings.
News: Alex Burrows (upper body) wasn't present for Saturday's practice. Analysis: Linden Vey was taking his spot on the second line at practice, seemingly indicating Alex Burrows is far from a safe bet to play Sunday versus the Blackhawks. The forward was previously a surprising scratch from Thursday's game with the injury.
News: Reto Berra was yanked Saturday against the Hurricanes after giving up three goals on 10 shots. Analysis: Calvin Pickard relieved Reto Berra in the first period, stopping all 17 shots he faced to help the Avs comeback to defeat the Canes. Berra has struggled this season, posting a 2-2-1 record with a .895 save percentage and 3.16 GAA. With the way Pickard played Saturday, there is a chance Berra could get sent down to the AHL once Semyon Varlamov (groin) returns. Even if the Avs decide to keep Berra as the backup, he hasn't done anything to show he can be counted on in fantasy.
News: Erik Johnson earned first-star honors in Saturday's win over Carolina, scoring his third goal of the season, firing four shots on goal, dishing out four hits, and logging a team-high 25:00 of ice time. Analysis: Erik Johnson has been very reliable this season, contributing four goals and 12 points in 21 games. Any defenseman who can regularly contribute points is always a big asset in fantasy. Keep the 26-year-old workhorse rolling.
News: Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes. Analysis: The second line of Jarome Iginla, Nathan MacKinnon, and Gabriel Landeskog was flying Saturday, combining for seven points in the victory. Iginla has produced a lowly 12 points (three goals) in 21 games this season, putting him on pace to not even reach the 50-point mark. What's most disappointing is Iginla is also on pace to post the lowest goal total of his 18-season NHL career. While he might have struggled this season, his excellent play Saturday could be sign of things to come. He may be 37 years old, but with two budding youngsters on his line, Iginla is getting the opportunity to pile up some points. He's due to start producing more.
News: Zach Redmond scored twice, had four shots on goal, and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over Carolina. Analysis: The 26-year-old logged an impressive 19:44 of ice time in the win, picking up his fifth and sixth points of of the season. The fact Zach Redmond is skating on the first power-play unit and has scored three goals in just 10 games makes him worth a look in some deeper leagues. He's only played 28 NHL games, but he's produced 13 points in that span.