News: Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) is participating in pregame warmups and looks to be back in the lineup Saturday against the Lightning, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Analysis: The Red Wings didn't appear to be skating any extra forwards in warmups, so it looks safe to count Pavel Datsyuk after the forward missed the past five games. Staying healthy has been a bit of an issue for Datsyuk this season, but he's managed to deliver elite production when healthy. He has compiled 23 goals, 35 assists, and a plus-11 rating over his 57 games.
News: T.J. Oshie missed the Blues' morning skate with an illness, but is expected to play later in the evening Saturday against the Blue Jackets, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Analysis: Coach Ken Hitchcock didn't seem to think that T.J. Oshie's illness was particularly severe, so the winger will rest up over the afternoon with the hope that it will allow him to suit up later in the evening. His availability or potential absence should be confirmed based on pregame warmups, which will be conducted about a half hour prior to the 8:00 ET puck drop.
News: Clarke MacArthur will be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, Mark Masters of TSN reports. Analysis: As was expected after the team cleared him to play Friday, Clarke MacArthur will skate on the Sens' second line in his first game since leaving a Feb. 16 contest with the head injury. The timing for MacArthur's return is quite fortunate for the Senators, as the team lost another top-six winger in Milan Michalek to a concussion last weekend.
News: Sean Bergenheim will likely be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Kings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Sean Bergenheim will head to the bench with Ryan Carter back from a shoulder injury. It's not clear if Bergenheim is getting a night off amid back-to-back games or if he'll now regularly be a healthy scratch.
News: Ben Bishop will be in the net for Saturday's game against the Red Wings, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Ben Bishop will look to redeem himself after he was pulled early Thursday against the Predators upon allowing three goals on 11 shots. He could surrender the occasional start to Andrei Vasilevskiy before the season draws to a close, but Bishop is still clearly locked in as the Bolts' No. 1 netminder. With a win Saturday against the Red Wings, he'll tie the career-best total of 37 victories he notched a season ago.
News: Ryan Carter (shoulder) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Kings, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Ryan Carter had sat out the Wild's previous 24 games, though the last two came while he was a healthy scratch. Now far enough removed from the shoulder injury he suffered in early February, Carter will step back into the lineup for Sean Bergenheim on the Wild's fourth line. Carter has three goals and 13 points in 48 games this season.
News: Devan Dubnyk will be between the pipes Saturday against the Kings, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Coach Mike Yeo doesn't seem to be thinking twice these days about turning away from Devan Dubnyk, who will make a 34th consecutive start for the Wild. The massive workload has yet to break Dubnyk yet -- in fact, he might be getting even stronger. He's won his last four games while posting a .945 save percentage. Just as Yeo is doing, fantasy owners should continue to roll out Dubnyk every time the Wild play.
News: Jonathan Quick will be in the net for Saturday's game against the Wild, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: With the Wild and Kings both fighting to secure playoff spots, it's no surprise that both teams will stick with their top netminders for Saturday's match, despite their excessive workloads. Jonathan Quick will start his 14th straight game Saturday, with the netminder picking up wins in eight of those preceding 13 contests. He owns a 1.88 GAA and .925 save percentage for the month.
News: Keith Kinkaid will draw the start in goal Saturday against the Hurricanes, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. Analysis: With the Devils holding no aspirations of reaching the postseason at this point, oft-used starting goalie Cory Schneider will be rested for at least one half of the team's weekend back-to-back set, paving the way for Keith Kinkaid to make his 16th appearance of the season. He's acquitted himself well in spot duty this season, posting a 5-4-3 record, 2.42 GAA, and .919 save percentage. With the Hurricanes possessing one of the league's least-effective attacks, Kinkaid make for a decent streaming option Saturday.
News: Dan Girardi (arm) will play Saturday against the Bruins, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Analysis: Dan Girardi was forced out the Rangers' last game on Thursday against the Senators after suffering a gash to his arm when he was struck by a puck. He required stitches to patch up the wound, but it sounds as though it won't limit him at all in Saturday's game. He'll skate next to Ryan McDonagh on the Rangers' top defensive pairing.