News: Chad Johnson missed Monday's practice due to the flu. Analysis: At least four Bruins are dealing with the flu right now, but Chad Johnson's illness is probably the least problematic of the four. The Bruins are expected to go with Tuukka Rask as the starter Tuesday against the Flames in any case, so Johnson should be fully healthy by the next time the Bruins need him to take the net.
News: Updating a previous item, Marc Staal does have a concussion, reports Steve Zipay of Newsday. Analysis: Marc Staal suffered the hit in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey. Zipay also reports this concussion is not "as bad as the previous" concussion he suffered last season and that head coach Alain Vigneault stated there is no need to see a concussion specialist in Michigan. Regardless, it looks like the former top-scoring defenseman will get some time off leaving fantasy owners to hope he will pick up the production if/when he returns.
News: Gregory Campbell is battling the flu and missed practice as a result Monday. Analysis: At least four Bruins are dealing with the illness at the moment, adding further challenges to a team that had already lost Loui Eriksson to injury and Shawn Thornton to suspension during its road trip. Gregory Campbell will look to rest up in hopes of returning Tuesday vs. the Flames, but his status for the game has yet to be determined.
News: Zdeno Chara was absent from Monday's practice with a case of the flu. Analysis: At least four Bruins are dealing with the illness at the moment, adding further challenges to a team that had already recently lost Loui Eriksson to injury and Shawn Thornton to suspension. Zdeno Chara will look to rest up in hopes of returning Tuesday vs. the Flames, but his status for the game has yet to be determined.
News: The Bruins recalled Nick Johnson from AHL Providence on Tuesday, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports. Analysis: With the flu bug working its way around the Boston locker room in addition to the absences of Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton thinning the forward ranks, Nick Johnson will join the Bruins to provide reinforcement. He was waived by the team in training camp but totaled six points over 17 games with the Coyotes last season.
News: Tim Thomas will be in the net Tuesday vs. the Red Wings, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Tim Thomas was solid in his last start against the Red Wings on Saturday, holding the opposition to one goal on 23 shots en route to the win. However, with Jimmy Howard replacing Jonas Gustavsson in goal and Pavel Datsyuk rejoining the lineup for the Red Wings on Tuesday, banking on Thomas to pick up another win in the rematch might be a dicey proposition.
News: Derek Dorsett (wrist) will play Tuesday vs. the Predators, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Analysis: Derek Dorsett checked out fine during morning skate and will draw back into the lineup for the first time in three games. He'll be ticketed for fourth-line duty and won't see enough ice time to be a useful contributor in most fantasy leagues.
News: Henrik Lundqvist will get the start in goal Tuesday vs. the Predators, Katie Strang of ESPN.com reports. Analysis: It's not much of a surprise that coach Alain Vigneault will return the net to his franchise netminder, even as he's hit a cold spell the last couple of games. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed four goals in each of his last two games, a loss to the Capitals and an overtime defeat to the Devils.