News: Patrick Maroon scored his ninth of the season Thursday night against the Bruins. Analysis: A nifty little move allowed Patrick Maroon to get open and fire a shot past Bruins' goalie Tuukka Rask. He's only managed 33 points on the season, but he remains part of a whole host of Ducks who are hanging around the outer region of fantasy relevance.
News: Corey Perry scored in the last minute of the third to send Thursday's game against the Bruins to overtime. Analysis: He struggled throughout the early part of March with just four points in the first nine games, but has bounced back nicely with four goals and an assist in his last five. Corey Perry is heating up at just the right time for the Ducks.
News: Andrew Hammond (undisclosed) limped out of the rink at Friday's practice, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: Andrew Hammond looked ginger during Thursday's loss to the Rangers, and he was eventually pulled in the second period, after allowing five goals on 22 shots. If Hammond can't play in Saturday's game against Toronto, the Senators hope Craig Anderson (hand) will be ready. If neither Hammond nor Anderson can play, Chris Driedger will get the start.
News: Erik Cole (upper body) is not practicing Friday and will likely miss the next two games, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Analysis: Erik Cole suffered the injury Tuesday night, and then missed Thursday's game against the Sharks. With the Red Wings not practicing again ahead of their weekend back-to-back set, Cole won't have an opportunity to demonstrate he's healthy until Monday. His next opportunity to play could come against Ottawa on Tuesday.
News: Clarke MacArthur (concussion) is traveling to Toronto for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, TSN 1200's Dean Brown reports. Analysis: Clarke MacArthur took a concussion test Thursday but does not yet know the results. His status for Saturday's game will likely depend upon the outcome of the test, which should be available at some point Friday.
News: Craig Anderson (hand) will travel to Toronto for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: With Andrew Hammond (undisclosed) suddenly banged up, Craig Anderson's potential return becomes a hot issue. If neither Hammond nor Anderson is ready for Saturday, Chris Driedger will likely get the start. It sounds as if Anderson should be available, but he hasn't been officially cleared. Ottawa also has a game against the Panthers on Sunday.
News: Lubomir Visnovsky (lower body) may return for Saturday's game against the Ducks, Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post reports. Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky skated both Thursday and Friday, but he remains uncertain for the upcoming weekend. His return has already been delayed a couple of times.
News: Michal Neuvirth will start Saturday's game against the Ducks. Analysis: Michal Neuvirth will get his first start since March 17 and fifth start in an Islanders uniform. He has a 1-2-1 record thus far, with a 2.91 GAA and .882 save percentage in the very limited sample size.
News: Devan Dubnyk will get a 33rd consecutive start Friday against the Flames, Anthony LaPanta of FOX Sports North reports. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk will look for a fourth straight victory, after stopping 72-of-74 shots over the past two games. A win would put Minnesota six points ahead of Calgary in the wild-card chase, with only seven more games remaining for each team. Of course, Dubnyk's owners might prefer that the Wild not lock up a playoff spot until the final day of the season.
News: Adam Larsson registered an assist in Thursday's loss to the Capitals. Analysis: Adam Larsson gained momentum as a waiver-wire pickup in late February after picking up five assists in a five-game stretch, but he's predictably fallen off that pace. Through 11 March games, Larsson has provided a goal and three helpers -- serviceable production from the blue line, but nothing that warrants immediate action on the part of fantasy owners in most leagues.