News: Roberto Luongo (shoulder) is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Bruins, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Roberto Luongo didn't start Sunday against Ottawa because his shoulder tightened up following Saturday's loss to Montreal, but a little rest was evidently all that he needed for the issue to settle down enough to be back in net for Tuesday's key showdown against the Bruins, who hold a four-point lead on the Panthers in the Eastern Conference standings.
News: Andrew Hammond (back) will start Tuesday's game against the Red Wings. Analysis: Andrew Hammond, who relayed Monday that he has been dealing with a back issue, will return to the Ottawa net for the first time since this past Thursday's game, in which he was pulled after giving up five goals on 22 shots. Hammond, who had been on quite a roll prior to that, will now look to help the Sens snap a three-game slide on Tuesday.
News: The Lightning recalled Slater Koekkoek from AHL Syracuse on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Already without the services of blueliners Jason Garrison, Andrej Sustr and Braydon Coburn, the Lightning's Victor Hedman is now banged up, so Slater Koekkoek -- who has notched 24 points in 66 games for Syracuse this season -- could make his NHL debut Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.
News: Victor Hedman is officially listed as day-to-day by the Lightning with a lower-body injury, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: With Victor Hedman looking iffy for Tuesday's game against the Leafs, the Lightning have recalled fellow blueliner Slater Koekkoek from AHL Syracuse.
News: Jonas Gustavsson (concussion) should get medical clearance in the near future, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Analysis: The Red Wings have a quandary to deal with if Jonas Gustavsson returns, as Petr Mrazek has played fairly well this season. If Gustavsson can get healthy with a few games to go on the season, he'll have a better shot at being on the playoff roster.
News: Riley Sheahan (upper body) will be back in the lineup Tuesday against the Senators, the Red Wings' official Twitter feed reports. Analysis: This is a welcome return for the Wings, as Riley Sheahan is having a decent year with 34 points in 73 games. Based on Tuesday's line rushes, he's slated to work on a trio with Tomas Jurco and Teemu Pulkkinen on Tuesday.
News: Erik Cole (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Analysis: On the plus side, Erik Cole -- who has notched six points in 11 games for Detroit since being acquired from Dallas -- didn't rule out a potential return to action Thursday against the Bruins.
News: Mrazak is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Analysis: Petr Mrazek, who was pulled from Sunday's game against the Islanders after giving up four goals on 11 shots, will look to bounce back Tuesday against a Sens squad that has cooled off of late, dropping three straight decisions.
News: Riley Nash is dealing with a concussion, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports. Analysis: Riley Nash, who was hit around the ear with a puck during warmups on Sunday, will miss Tuesday's game against the Caps, at a minimum, and with the Hurricanes out of playoff contention, look for the team to proceed cautiously with the 25-year-old forward.
News: Cam Ward appears on track to start Tuesday's game against the Caps, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports. Analysis: Cam Ward, who has won both of his starts since returning from a bout with the flu, is thus slated to return to the Carolina net after giving way to Anton Khudobin in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.