News: Rich Peverley will miss the remainder of the season after collapsing in a game on Monday, according to NHL.com. Analysis: In a press conference Wednesday Rich Peverley thanked the doctors who treated him for saving his life. He will have a "procedure on his heart" in Cleveland soon. Everyone is just glad he's up and about. Monday's game was a scary moment for everyone on the bench and those watching the game.
News: Blake Comeau will be suspended two games for his hit on the Red WIngs' Brendan Smith, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Blake Comeau was only assessed a minor boarding penalty after making the hit, but after a phone hearing on Wednesday, was handed a two-game suspension. He'll miss contests on Thursday and Saturday against the Canadiens and Wild, respectively.
News: Paul Byron assisted on two goals in Wednesday's win over the Ducks. Analysis: The center also posted a plus-3 rating as the Flames dismantled the Ducks 7-2. Paul Byron now has three goals and 12 assists in 35 games on the season.
News: Curtis Glencross returned from an ankle injury to skate 12:58 TOI in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Ducks. Analysis: The winger wasn't involved much on offense, but he should heat back up as he gets back into the swing of things. Curtis Glencross recorded six goals and six assists in 22 games before getting hurt December 21.
News: Mark Giordano posted a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Ducks. Analysis: The blueliner continued his recent hot streak, and now has nine points in his last seven games. With 11 goals and 26 assists in 48 games on the season, Mark Giordano has been one of the most productive fantasy defensemen since returning from an early-season injury.
News: Jannik Hansen racked up an assist in Wednesday's shootout win over Winnipeg. Analysis: Jannik Hansen has struggled to provide offense as of late, tallying only five points in his past 23 games. He does have a point in back-to-back games now, but with linemate Ryan Kesler (knee) out for the remaining three games of the Canucks' road trip, don't expect Hansen's pace to continue. He is currently getting top-six minutes due to injuries, but don't set your expectations too high, as Hansen has never been known for putting up big numbers.
News: Jason Garrison picked up an assist in Wednesday's shootout win over the Jets. Analysis: Jason Garrison has now recorded a point in back-to-back games, giving him seven goals and 25 assists in 68 games on the season. He is on pace to smash his career-high of 33 points, set in the 2011-2012 season with Florida.
News: Mikael Backlund racked up two goals and an assist in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Ducks. Analysis: The Flames chased Ducks net minder Jonas Hiller in the first period after scoring three goals on just five shots. Mikael Backlund used the opportunity to rack up three more points, and now has a line of 16/17/33 through 65 games on the season.
News: Matt Duchene racked up a goal and an assist Wednesday - giving him 62 points in 63 games and a nine-game point streak - as Colorado iced the Blackhawks 3-2. Analysis: Also of note Wednesday was Matt Duchene's five shots on goal that upped his total to 202 on the season, tying his career high. The Avs' MVP is playing out of his mind right now - even by his lofty standards - and with offensive weapons P.A. Parenteau and Paul Stastny sidelined with injuries, he looks up to the task of carrying Colorado's offense. At this point, it's a no-brainer that he'll easily notch the five points required to eclipse his career high of 67 set in his sophomore season, but what about beyond that? Is Dutchy an 80-point guy? The Avs are motivated to fight for home ice in the playoffs, so he should come close.
News: Ryan O'Reilly recorded a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win over the Blackhawks. Analysis: Ryan O'Reilly now has 12 points in his last eight games, and has been a big part of the team's recent success. He currently has 25 goals and 28 assists through 64 games this season.