News: Shea Weber (lower body) did not skate with his teammates Tuesday morning. Analysis: Shea Weber thus remains in the day-to-day category as Tuesday night's game against the Canucks approaches.
News: Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports "there is a chance" that Dmitry Orlov will join the Capitals on their upcoming road trip and may end up making his season debut at some point during that trip. Analysis: Dmitry Orlov has had a terrible road to recovery following offseason wrist surgery and has only recently begun playing with AHL Hershey after being sent to the minors last week. The Capitals are hoping to have Orlov at the ready for the playoff run, but given the difficulty in his recovery, it is hard to say whether Orlov will be up to the task any time soon. However, should he return to the lineup and remain healthy, it should provide some assurance that he will be ready for next season, and thus improve his draft stock for the 2015-2016 season.
News: Pekka Rinne is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Canucks. Analysis: Pekka Rinne, who gave way to Carter Hutton on Sunday against Calgary, is slated to return to the Preds' net Tuesday, tied with Montreal's Carey Price for the league lead in wins, with 41.
News: Joe Smith of The Tampa Bay Times expects Andrei Vasilevskiy to draw the start Tuesday against the Maple Leafs. Analysis: With Ben Bishop having earned the win Monday against Montreal, it looks like Andrei Vasilevskiy is in line to get a shot at Toronto on Tuesday. The Leafs snapped a seven-game slide with Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Ottawa.
News: Martin St. Louis (knee) participated in the Rangers' morning skate on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. Analysis: That said, Martin St. Louis won't play Tuesday night against the Jets, though it does appear as though his return to action isn't too far off.
News: Henrik Lundqvist is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Jets, Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News reports. Analysis: After allowing four goals in Saturday's loss to the Bruins, in his first game since Feb. 2, Henrik Lundqvist will look to bounce back Tuesday, with the Rangers having dropped two straight contests overall.
News: Cory Schneider is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: Cory Schneider, who has lost his last four decisions, draws a tough matchup Tuesday, with Columbus in the midst of a six-game winning streak.
News: Bryan Little (upper body) is slated to play Tuesday against the Rangers. Analysis: Bryan Little, who has missed the Jets' last 11 games, is slated to return to the team's top line on Tuesday. Prior to being sidelined, Little had recorded 24 goals and 51 points in 65 games for the Jets.
News: Evgeni Malkin's absence during Tuesday's practice was explained as a "maintenance day" by assistant coach Gary Agnew. Analysis: "Just a maintenance day for him," Agnew said. Fantasy owners will want to keep close watch on Evgeni Malkin's status heading into Wednesday's game against Philadelphia. He missed six games with a lower-body injury before returning for a pair of games last weekend.
News: Ondrej Pavelec is slated to start Tuesday's contest against the Rangers, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec, who will look to bounce back from Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks, will take aim Tuesday at a Rangers squad that has dropped two straight contests by a combined tally of 9-4.