News: Alex Tanguay (face) has been cleared by doctors and will play against the Coyotes on Tuesday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Alex Tanguay was hit in the face with a puck in Thursday's game against the Capitals and was forced to miss Colorado's game on Saturday. It was originally feared that he would be out indefinitely, but after further evaluation it was determined that the injury was not long-term. In 20 appearances this season, the 35-year-old winger has seven goals and four assists.
News: Cory Schneider will start between the pipes Tuesday against the Canucks, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports. Analysis: Cory Schneider will take the crease once again for his league-leading 21st start of the season in Vancouver against his former team. The netminder is fresh off a 29 save shutout over the Oilers last time out.
News: Henrik Tallinder has been given a professional tryout with the Rangers' AHL affiliate, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Analysis: Henrik Tallinder had a tryout with the Maple Leafs earlier in the season but was released with no contract offer. The Rangers are without captain, Ryan McDonagh, so if Tallinder is signed by the Rangers he could offer some experience on the Rangers blue line. Last season with Buffalo, Tallinder played 64 games while scoring two goals and six assists.
News: The Stars reassigned Curtis McKenzie to AHL Texas on Monday. Analysis: Curtis McKenzie registered a goal and seven PIM in nine games with the Stars, but with Ryan Garbutt (upper body) poised to return to the lineup, McKenzie will head to AHL Texas to gain more experience.
News: Andrew Shaw (upper body) appears poised to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Avalanche, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: The gritty forward should draw back into the lineup after the team demoted his replacement, Phillip Danault, to AHL Rockford on Monday. Andrew Shaw collected three goals and three assists in 18 games before getting injured Nov. 16 against the Stars.
News: The Blackhawks reassigned Phillip Danault to AHL Rockford on Monday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Analysis: Phillip Danault appeared in two games with the Hawks, but failed to crack the score sheet. His departure likely means Andrew Shaw (upper body) is ready to return to the lineup, and even though it may not be this year, it's highly unlikely that we've seen the last of Danault at the NHL level.
News: The Bruins activated Brad Marchand (undisclosed) off of IR on Monday, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: The Bruins reassigned Seth Griffith to clear a roster spot for Brad Marchand, who hasn't been in the lineup since Nov. 15. Marchand recorded five goals and six assists in 19 games before getting hurt, and will provide a much needed boost to a depleted Bruins top six when he reenters the lineup Monday against the Penguins.
News: The Bruins reassigned Seth Griffith to AHL Providence on Monday, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: The Bruins activated Brad Marchand (undisclosed) off IR on Monday, with csnne.com's Joe Haggerty suggesting that the move to send Seth Griffith down is "more of a cap thing than anything else."
News: Corey Crawford surrendered three goals on 29 shots in Sunday's loss to Vancouver. Analysis: Despite the loss, it was a strong outing for Corey Crawford, who was making his 11th straight start. He has been one of the best fantasy goalies this season, winning four of his past five games and posting a 9-5-1 record on the year. Backup Anti Raanta (illness) is feeling better and may get a start in the near-future, but any night Crawford is in the Hawks' crease, he needs to be in your lineup.
News: Kris Versteeg scored for the third time in four games in Sunday's loss to Vancouver. Analysis: Life alongside Patty Kane is pretty sweet. Kris Versteeg is thriving on the second line, collecting three goals and seven points in his last four games. He is also playing on the Hawks' top power-play unit, where he tipped in a Duncan Keith shot Sunday. With seven goals on the season, Versteeg is worth adding, at least until Patrick Sharp (leg) returns from injury.