News: Jonathan Quick is expected to start Monday against the Flames, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Analysis: Jonathan Quick was the first goalie off at morning skate, as Martin Jones stayed in net to get some extra work. All signs point towards the Kings rolling with their top netminder, though it will be confirmed once the teams take the ice for pregame warmups.
News: Jonas Hiller will start in net Monday against the Kings, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 the FAN reports. Analysis: An earlier report indicated Karri Ramo would receive the start in net, but it looks as though Jonas Hiller will actually be in net. He stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced in his last start Saturday, and has now lost seven straight games. He will look to turn things around in his last start before the three-day holiday break.
News: Mike Smith will be between the pipes for Monday's game against the Canucks. Analysis: Mike Smith is mired in a deep slump that has seen him win just once since Nov. 7. He will square off against a Vancouver team that snapped a five-game losing streak its last time out with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Flames.
News: Lauri Korpikoski (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against the Canucks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Lauri Korpikoski is still not healthy, so he will miss his third straight game Tuesday night. Consider him questionable for Arizona's next game Tuesday.
News: Antti Niemi will start Monday's game against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Antti Niemi will look to keep things rolling after winning each of his last seven starts. He will square off against a Ducks team that he knocked off twice earlier this season.
News: Matt Bartkowski will not be suspended or fined for his hit to the head on the Sabres' Brian Gionta on Sunday night, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Analysis: The NHL Department of Player Safety deemed Matt Bartkowski's hit on Gionta to be an example of incidental contact to the head, since the Bruins blueliner didn't specifically target the head on his attempted check. Gionta ended up skating off the ice after the hit, but never returned to the game, suggesting he might have sustained a concussion. The Sabres' Marcus Foligno would later injure his hand in a fight with Bartkowski, who ended up picking up a season-high 20 PIM in the 4-3 victory.
News: Jannik Hansen (undisclosed) will ultimately not play in Monday's game against the Coyotes despite getting the initial go-ahead earlier in the day, Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province reports. Analysis: Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during Saturday's game against the Flames but cleared his medical tests and was allowed to play Monday. However, the Canucks don't play again until Sunday, so they are choosing to give Hansen some added rest just in case.
News: Michal Neuvirth was passed over for the start in goal Sunday against the Bruins due to an illness. Analysis: Coach Ted Nolan was prepared to start Michal Neuvirth on Sunday after going with Jhonas Enroth for the first game of their weekend back-to-back set on Saturday, but said Neuvirth was feeling a bit weakened earlier in the day. The Sabres haven't recalled an extra goalie from the minors at this time, so it's generally expected that Neuvirth will be healthy for Tuesday's game against the Red Wings.
News: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net against the Panthers on Monday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Marc-Andre Fleury will be looking for his 20th win of the season against Florida on Monday. The 30-year-old will also enter the contest with a save percentage of .933 and is only allowing 1.97 goals per game.
News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will not play against the Blue Jackets on Monday, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports. Analysis: Anton Volchenkov is in line to miss his second-straight skate with a lingering lower-body injury. He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Bruins.