News: Alex Stalock will start in the goal Sunday against the Rangers, David Pollak of the Mercury News reports. Analysis: Alex Stalock has put up a couple of solid starts so far this season, and will look for another one Sunday, where he will continue his quest to earn the team's starting spot.
News: Victor Hedman (upper body) is expected to miss the rest of the Lightning's road trip, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Victor Hedman suffered an undisclosed upper body injury in Saturday's game, where it appeared he took a puck off his hand. If he is indeed out for the remained of the road trip, he will not return until October 28 against Arizona.
News: Kevin Hayes tallied his first career point, a goal, in a 4-0 win over the Sharks on Sunday. Analysis: The rookie has quickly been climbing up the organizational ranks, and centered the second line on Sunday with Rick Nash and Chris Kreider. It's likely not a permanent position, and though he won just five of his 14 faceoffs, he did record the team's fourth goal.
News: Martin St. Louis scored, his first of the season, in a 4-0 win over the Sharks on Sunday. Analysis: After struggling in the regular season after being traded to the Rangers last season, scoring just once in 19 games, this was just his second as a Blueshirt. He still managed to end up with 30 goals though, and should be one of the better point scorers again this season.
News: Luke Gazdic (shoulder) believes he is still a couple of weeks away from playing, according to the Oilers Web Site. Analysis: Luke Gazdic has been cleared for contact and has been taking part in practice but still needs to work off the rust and get into game shape.
News: Carl Hagelin scored the opening goal of a 4-0 win over the Sharks on Sunday. Analysis: After setting a career high in goals last season with 17, Carl Hagelin had yet to record a point this season until Sunday. Hagelin could have some fantasy value if he can improve on his point totals from last season, but his slow start is worth keeping an eye before taking a chance on him.
News: Kevin Klein received stitches on his chin after being struck by a puck in Sunday's game against the Sharks, Jim Cerny of the Rangers' official website reports. Analysis: Kevin Klein played most of the game before suffering the injury late in the third period. He is considered day-to-day, so it remains to be seen if he will be available for the Rangers' next game Tuesday.
News: Henrik Lundqvist saved all 33 shots he faced in a 4-0 win over the Sharks on Sunday. Analysis: After a pair of poor outings, Henrik Lundqvist appears to be back on track allowing just one goal in wins in his last two games. It was his first shutout of the season, and he should be back in net on Tuesday against the Devils.
News: Dan Girardi is considered day-to-day after receiving stitches in his foot following Sunday's game, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Analysis: Dan Girardi required stitches after being struck by a puck while blocking a shot. A decision on his status for the Rangers' next contest Tuesday will likely be made on game day.
News: Paul Stastny is considered week-to-week due to his shoulder injury, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Paul Stastny's recovery timetable remains somewhat vague, but it appears he will miss more than just a game or two. Following Sunday's game, the Blues play four more games before October comes to a close.