News: Taylor Hall (leg) was not on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate. Analysis: Taylor Hall took a shot off his leg during Monday's practice and as a result his status for Tuesday's game against the Wild has yet to be determined.
News: Henrik Lundqvist will start Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Analysis: Henrik Lundqvist finished the season's first half on a strong note, with seven wins in his final eight starts. He's allowed just 11 goals in seven January appearances, giving him a .950 save percentage for the month. His season-long numbers are just as good as expected, but he will have to deal with a tough matchup against the high-scoring Islanders on Tuesday.
News: Jiri Hudler was not on the ice for Tuesday's practice, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports. Analysis: It's not been disclosed why Jiri Hudler isn't at practice, but this jeopardizes his availability for Tuesday's game against Buffalo. It may be a safer bet to stow him on your bench Tuesday.
News: Tomas Jurco (back) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Panthers, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Analysis: Tomas Jurco hasn't played in a game since Jan. 6, and while he seems to be nearing a return, he'll miss at least one more contest. Dan Cleary is expected to slot into the lineup in Jurco's place.
News: Ondrej Pavelec is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Penguins, TSN 1290's Brian Munz reports. Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec is on track to square off against Thomas Greiss on Tuesday, with Michael Hutchinson the likely starter Thursday against the Flyers, per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.
News: Kari Lehtonen was first off the ice at Tuesday's morning skate, indicating that he'll start against the Canadiens, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Kari Lehtonen struggled in his final few games before the All-Star break, and he finished the first half with a .904 save percentage and 2.98 GAA. He still owns a respectable 19-10-7 record, with his statistics largely reflective of the distribution of his team's talent.
News: Ben Bishop will start Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: No surprises here, as the Lightning will turn to their workhorse for Tuesday's game in Carolina. Ben Bishop won his final three starts before the All-Star break, with a save percentage of .938 or better in each game.
News: Mark Stuart (lower body) will be placed on IR by the Jets, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Analysis: With Mark Stuart's lower-body injury evidently lingering, the blueliner heads to IR to make room for the team's activation of Mathieu Perreault.
News: Mathieu Perreault (upper body) will play Tuesday against the Penguins. Analysis: Thanks to the NHL All-Star break, Mathieu Perreault will end up only missing two games after taking a cross-check to his upper-body area back on Jan. 16.
News: David Perron (illness) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Jets. Analysis: Per the report, as of Tuesday morning, David Perron was still feeling "a bit under the weather," which clouds the forward's status for Pittsburgh's evening tilt.