News: Mike Fisher factored into all the Nashville offense Thursday, picking up a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Wild. Analysis: Mike Fisher's been a scoresheet regular of late, with seven points in his last eight games, but that's nothing new -- he's been producing offense at a terrifically steady rate since returning from the Achilles' heel injury that kept him out of action in the season's early months.
News: Erik Haula finished with a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's win over the Preds. Analysis: The Finnish forward had gone five games without a point and had just a lonely goal in his last 15 games. He's got little to no fantasy value right now, but Erik Haula has been a successful scorer at the University of Minnesota and AHL Iowa, so he does have long-term upside.
News: Kyle Brodziak notched a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating Thursday in a win over the Predators. Analysis: Kyle Brodziak had managed all of three points in his prior 17 games, so this qualifies as an outlier. His middling PIM and hit totals give him some value in super-deep leagues, but that's about it.
News: Mats Zuccarello logged an assist in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Coyotes. Analysis: The point snaps a mild two game point-scoring slumber for the Norwegian Hobbit. While the pending unrestricted free agent has consistently turned things up a notch since early-December, his slow start will likely leave him shy of matching last year's career high of 59 points. Mats Zuccarello has 12 goals, 35 points and is a plus-16 through 58 games played.
News: Tanner Glass registered a plus-1 with four shots on goal and three hits in Thursday's 4-3 win over Arizona. Analysis: Considering Tanner Glass has not found the scorer's sheet in three months, we're going to call this a moral victory for the fourth line forward. While the scrappy enforcer has yet to eclipse the 20-point barrier in eight seasons, surely the organization was expectating more than one assist and 67 penalty minutes through 47 games played.
News: Mark Arcobello scored his 13th goal of the season Thursday in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers. He took three shots and added a hit and two blocks in the contest. Analysis: This was Mark Arcobello's fourth goal in his last five games and fifth since joining the Coyotes. He has seen more ice time since joining Arizona than he was in previous stops and is taking advantage. If the Coyotes hang onto the 26 year-old winger through the trading deadline he could see even more chances. Long-term, however, he is not an elite guy, but he can help in deep leagues.
News: Mark Giordano (undisclosed) will not play in Friday's game against the Islanders, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports. Analysis: Mark Giordano hasn't been ruled out beyond Friday, and his absence may allow Corey Potter to join the lineup for the first time all season. Calgary's next game is scheduled for Tuesday in Philadelphia.
News: Brett Bellemore is dealing with a minor illness, but he should still be able to play in Friday's game against the Capitals. Analysis: Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said he expects Brett Bellemore and Eric Staal (illness) to play in Friday's game, even though both players missed morning skate.
News: Eric Staal is dealing with a minor illness, but he should still be able to play in Friday's game against the Capitals. Analysis: Eric Staal and defenseman Brett Bellemore (illness) missed morning skate, but Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said he expects both players to be fine for Friday's game.
News: Jarred Tinordi was reassigned to AHL Hamilton on Friday, Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports. Analysis: The 23-year-old defenseman has two points and 19 PIM in 13 NHL games this season, averaging 12:04 of ice time. His demotion will likely allow Mike Weaver to rejoin the lineup.