News: The Capitals reassigned Tom Wilson (ankle) to AHL Hershey on Monday. Analysis: Tom Wilson has been on IR with an ankle injury, and will likely use the stint in Hershey to get back up to speed. Expect him to be called back up to the big club when he's healthy.
News: Seth Griffith, whom the Bruins recalled from AHL Providence on Monday, skated with Milan Lucic and David Krejci during Monday's practice, the team's official site reports. Analysis: The Bruins return to action Tuesday against the Sharks, and if Seth Griffith rejoins the team's lineup for that contest, it's plausible that he and Simon Gagne could both end up seeing ice time with Lucic and Krejci.
News: The Ducks reassigned Jason LaBarbera to AHL Norfolk on Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Labarbera filled in for John Gibson as Frederik Andersen's backup for a while, but will return to the minors, where he's expected to spend most of the season.
News: The Ducks recalled John Gibson from AHL Norfolk on Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: John Gibson earned the first start of the season for the Ducks, but gave up six goals on 39 shots in a loss to the Penguins. He'll return from the AHL and try to prove himself once again when he gets the opportunity. Gibson went 1-1, allowing two goals on 61 shots for a .902 save mark, in his two games with Norfolk.
News: Kevan Miller is out indefinitely with a dislocated shoulder, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: Kevan Miller injured his shoulder during a fight with the Sabres' Nicolas Deslauriers on Saturday, and will be sidelined indefinitely until he recovers. Miller has yet to record a point, but had a plus-4 rating and five PIM in six games before getting hurt. In his absence, look for Matt Bartkowski to return to the Bruins' blue-line mix, beginning Tuesday against the Sharks.
News: The Penguins reassigned Scott Harrington to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Monday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: Scott Harrington didn't see any NHL action while he was up with the big club, but will try to play well enough in the AHL to earn another shot.
News: With Kevan Miller out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, Matt Bartkowski is in line to rejoin the Bruins' lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, the Bruins' official site reports. Analysis: After being a healthy scratch for six of the Bruins' first seven games, Matt Bartkowski figures to see regular duty in Miller's absence. While Bartkowski doesn't produce enough offense to merit fantasy consideration, his mobility and ability in the transition game are assets to the Bruins' blue line corps.
News: Nick Bjugstad has been held pointless throughout the first five games of the season and has now been practicing on a line with Jonathan Huberdeau and Scottie Upshall, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: The 22-year-old center has not had the start fantasy owners were hoping for, but a change in linemates could help find the scoring touch. He has managed to put 10 shots on goal and six penalty minutes, but it is just a matter of time until he starts producing points to make him fantasy relevant again.
News: Ben Scrivens will be in goal Monday against the Lightning, reports Tom Gazzola of Oilers TV. Analysis: Scivens will make his third consecutive start in net for the Oilers on Monday. During Friday's loss to the Canucks, he managed to stop 28 of 29 shots in his best start of the season. He'll try to continue his short-term success despite giving up a total of 11 goals in his first two starts.
News: Kris Versteeg (lower body) said that he expects to be in the lineup Tuesday at home against the Flyers, the Chicago Tribune reports. Analysis: Kris Versteeg has not played in the Blackhawks' first four games, but is actually ahead of schedule. He skated with the second line on Monday, alongside Patrick Kane and center Andrew Shaw.