News: Jason LaBarbera will be the backup goalie Sunday against the Flames for Game 2, the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Teammate John Gibson will miss the game with the flu, and Frederick Andersen will get the start. Andersen seems firmly established as the starter at this time, which really limits any fantasy value for Jason LaBarbera.
News: Frederik Andersen will start between the pipes Sunday against the Flames, the Orange County Register reports Analysis: Frederik Andersen started off the series on a high note, allowing just one goal in 24 shots during Game 1. He will look to have another solid performance Sunday, and figures to one of the top fantasy options for daily players as well.
News: Chris Wagner (upper body) has been cleared to play as of Sunday, Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles News Group reports. Analysis: It's unclear if the injury will bother Chris Wagner at all, however he averaged less than six minutes of ice time per game during the regular season, so don't expect him to have much fantasy value regardless of his health.
News: John Gibson (flu) will not be available for Sunday's Game 2 against the Flames, the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: John Gibson missed Game 1 with the same illness, but is set to to rejoin his team later Sunday. This likely means that the team thinks Gibson may be ready to return to his backup role by Game 3, and want him with the team if he does recover in time.
News: Corey Crawford will start in goal Sunday against the Wild, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. Analysis: Corey Crawford struggled a bit in Chicago's Game 1 victory over the Wild, allowing 3 goals in a game that looked like it would be a blowout for the Blackhawks. He typically does well against Minnesota though, so look for Crawford to bounce back with a better performance in Game 2.
News: Tim Gleason had a check-up with the trainers Sunday, but expects to be good to go Monday against the Rangers, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Tim Gleason is apparently dealing with a minor injury, however it does not appear to be too severe at this time. He entered practice late Sunday, so expect him to be ready to go Monday night.
News: Dennis Wideman missed practice Saturday, but will be good to go Sunday against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The FAN reports. Analysis: We haven't heard any specifics on any injuries for Dennis Wideman, so expect him to play as normal when the Flames take on the Ducks on Sunday even though he missed practice.
News: Carey Price will get the nod between the pipes for Sunday's game against the Lightning, John Lu of the TSN Montreal Bureau reports. Analysis: Carey Price has been playing at the top of his game recently, and Game 2 figures to be more of the same. He will look to get the win Sunday, something he couldn't do against Tampa Bay in Game 1.
News: Kris Versteeg (lower body) did not participate in Chicago's morning skate Sunday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: Kris Versteeg was scratched from the Game 1 lineup, and it looks as though that will be the case for Game 2 Sunday. Even if he is healthy enough to go, Versteeg could still end up watching this one as teammate Teuvo Teravainen has taken over the third string duties.
News: Ben Bishop is on track to start Sunday's game against Montreal. Analysis: Ben Bishop, who turned away 43 of 44 shots in a double-overtime win over the Habs in Game 1 of the team's second-round series, will look to continue a roll in which he has won his last three playoff starts, while stopping 96-of-99 shots in the process.