News: Andrei Loktionov will face his former team Saturday when the Hurricanes visit the Devils. Analysis: Same colors, different team. This will be Andrei Loktionov's second game with Carolina after coming over earlier this week in exchange for Tuomo Ruutu and a conditional third-round pick. The Russian spent most of his time centering the third line between Pat Dwyer and Nathan Gerbe in his first game with the Canes on Friday, but the real story was the 4:04 of man advantage time he received. For a guy who normally averages 0:33 per game on the PP, he could be thrust into fantasy relevance if the power-play time keeps up. We wouldn`t count on it, however, since the Canes are dealing with an 0-for-25 slump on the man advantage and this was likely an experiment by coach Kirk Muller to jumpstart his offense. Look for him to be motivated Saturday against his ex-teammates.
News: Anton Khudobin will be in goal Saturday vs. the Devils, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: Anton Khudobin will be coming off a dazzling performance Friday vs. the Rangers, in which he stopped 40 of 43 shot attempts en route to a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to the Rangers. The Hurricanes' shoddy defense has resulted in him facing 30-plus shots in each of his four turns since the Olympics, but he hasn't seemed to have played any worse because of it. He's recorded save percentages above .900 in each of those outings.
News: David Clarkson (leg) will not play Saturday vs. the Bruins, David Alter of 590 Sportsnet The Fan reports. Analysis: Saturday's call-up of Frazer McLaren already seemed to provide an early indication that David Clarkson wouldn't be playing against Boston. He's considered day-to-day with the leg injury, which he first sustained during Friday's practice and was then forced to depart early during Saturday's morning skate.
News: Milan Michalek delivered a goal and two assists in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Jets. Analysis: The winger has scored in three of his five games since the Olympic break, with Saturday's performance going down as his biggest outburst during that stretch. He's seemed to adjust well to the addition of the newly-acquired Ales Hemsky to his line thus far, as either he, Hemsky or linemate Jason Spezza had a hand in four of the five goals the Senators scored Saturday.
News: Tobias Enstrom scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Senators. Analysis: It was just Tobias Enstrom's seventh and his seventh power-play point of the season. Enstrom has mostly been a letdown for the Jets after supplying 15 points in 22 games last season, but even with the sharp decline in his scoring, he probably remains a better-than-average defenseman for fantasy purposes.
News: P.A. Parenteau scored for the fourth time in six games Saturday, but it wasn't enough as the Avs fell 2-1 at home to St. Louis. Analysis: His gritty goal-mouth tally cut the Blues' lead in half midway through the third. P.A. Parenteau also missed two glorious chances with Avs' goalie Semyon Varlamov pulled where he was staring at a wide-open net but wasn't able to pull the trigger. He saw 20:59 of ice time - his most since December 14 - and led the Avs in power-play time with 3:19. He is looking more like his former near point-per-game self every day, and with the Avs playing four games in the next eight days, he should be locked into your lineup.
News: Jason Spezza assisted on three scores in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Jets. Analysis: The center has shined since returning to action following the Olympic break, contributing a goal and four assists over his five games. The trade deadline addition of Ales Hemsky has looked seamless through the first two games, and his presence on Jason Spezza's lien could allow the 30-year-old to remain a consistent point scorer for the rest of the season.
News: Steve Downie (illness) will not play Saturday vs. the Maple Leafs, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: Steve Downie apparently came down with a case of the flu over the afternoon and will take Saturday off to rest up and recover. Jay Rosehill enters the lineup in his stead.
News: Al Montoya stopped all 12 shots he faced in relief of Ondrej Pavelec in Saturday's loss to the Senators. Analysis: The Jets were already down by a 5-2 count when Al Montoya entered the game midway through the second period, virtually eliminating his chances of notching a comeback victory. The poor outing by Pavelec probably won't knock him off the No. 1 goalie pedestal in Winnipeg, but it could earn Montoya the starting nod in the team's next game Monday vs. the Avalanche.
News: Dustin Byfuglien registered a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Senators. Analysis: The two points snapped a three-game pointless skid for Dustin Byfuglien, who now has 14 goals and 32 assists over 65 games this season. Byfuglien's time on ice has fallen considerably since he moved to forward, but given that he's likely still eligible at defenseman in most formats, his point production remains more than acceptable for his owners.