News: Updating an earlier report, Rocco Grimaldi was reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Analysis: After scoring his first career goal Saturday, Rocco Grimaldi is being sent back because some of Florida's regulars are becoming healthy. The 21-year-old will be left down in the minors unless more injuries pop up, but knowing how Dale Tallon likes to take his time with his prospects, expect him to continue developing in the AHL.
News: Ondrej Pavelec will start between the pipes against the Blues on Sunday, Brian Munz of TSN reports. Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec continues to see nearly all of the starts in net for the Jets despite allowing four goals on 27 shots Thursday against the Red Wings. He enters Sunday's matchup with a 7-7-2 record with a .919 save percentage and 2.25 GAA over 18 games.
News: Jake Allen will start in net against the Jets on Sunday, Brian Munz of TSN reports. Analysis: Jake Allen allowed four goals on 30 shots Thursday against Montreal, ending his four-game winning streak. He will get a chance to start a new streak Sunday, facing the Jets in Winnipeg.
News: Andrej Nestrasil tallied a goal on one of his four shots in his Hurricanes debut Saturday against the Avalanche. Analysis: The young forward was claimed off waivers from the Red Wings a couple days earlier and immediately played a vital role for this new team, skating for 13:41 as a member of the team's second line. His score capped a three-goal first period for the Hurricanes, chasing opposing goalie Reto Berra from the game before the Avs rallied for the comeback win.
News: Brett Bellemore left Saturday's game in the first period after he was checked into the boards and didn't return, the Associated Press reports. Analysis: At the very least, it sounds like Brett Bellemore is experiencing some body soreness, if not something more severe. The Hurricanes figure to provide an update on his condition once they resume practicing, putting his status for Wednesday's game against the Panthers in question for the time being.
News: Kyle Clifford assisted on two scores in Saturday's loss to the Stars. Analysis: The 23-year-old still has only five points in 21 games this season, making it tough to get excited about Saturday's showing. He's worth a look in specialty formats only for those fishing for hits and PIM help.
News: Brian Campbell was able to notch an assist in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators. Analysis: The assist gives him seven points (1G,6A) in the first 18 games of the season. After only putting two assists on the board in the month of October, he has had a solid month of November collecting one goal and four assists. Averaging 23:53 minutes of ice time per game ranks him 23rd in the NHL this season. Brian Campbell will always produce the majority of his points on the power play which is good news for fantasy owners who are awarded extra points for special teams points. He is only owned in 17% of espn leagues, so if his play continues to improve don't be surprised to see him on someone else's roster instead of the waiver wire.
News: Jarret Stoll set up two goals and attempted three shots in Saturday's loss to the Stars. Analysis: After going without a point in the Kings' first 12 games, Jarret Stoll now has contributed two goals and four assists over the last nine contests. The minor scoring burst probably isn't worth getting to worked up about while Stoll remains outside of a top-six role, but it does at least indicate that he still has it in him to pitch in offensively for the Kings.
News: Andrew Shaw (upper body), who practiced Sunday morning, was denied the chance to skate against the Canucks on Sunday night, Chicago Sun-Times reported. Analysis: Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville was asked by Andrew Shaw to skate against Vancouver but the coach said no. Despite the rejection Shaw is getting closer and could be back in the lineup by Wednesday at Colorado. Shaw has missed the first three games of the circus road trip.
News: Shawn Thornton has only one assist and more shockingly, only 13 PIM in his first 16 games of the season. Analysis: The 37-year-old veteran was signed to a two-year deal worth $2.4 million in the off season to bring some leadership and toughness to the young Panthers group. He has never been expected to produce much for offence considering he is a staple on the fourth line averaging only 10:30 minutes of ice time per game. Shawn Thornton is only a consideration for leagues that reward PIM. Only problem is with Thornton's age, he is not capable of dropping his gloves like he used to be only a few seasons ago which saw him collect a career high 154 PIM in the 2011-2012 season. Last season with the Bruins, he was able to collect eight points (5G,3A) along with a plus-3 rating and 74 PIM. Expect his totals to drop while his career continues.