News: Gabriel Landeskog was held pointless Saturday, but he picked up 10 PIM in a loss to the Wild. Analysis: Gabriel Landeskog, who has recorded six goals in his last nine games, also fired three shots on goal in Saturday's loss. Landeskog is impressing right now and considering the top-line forward has racked up 65 PIM on the season, he makes for a good all-around fantasy option.
News: Cody McLeod was dinged for 17 PIM in Saturday's loss to the Wild. Analysis: A spirited outing from Cody McLeod, who now has a whopping 167 PIM this season -- second-most in the NHL. While he's only produced nine points in 63 games, the 30-year-old piles up the PIM, making him worth owning in deep specialty leagues.
News: Justin Fontaine scored the game-winning goal Saturday against Colorado. Analysis: Justin Fontaine has been productive of late, compiling three goals and nine points in his last eight games. He's now got eight goals, 22 points and a plus-11 rating in 52 games on the season. He can be trusted in some very deep leagues, but considering he averages just 11:32 of ice time, the bottom-six forward doesn't hold much fantasy value.
News: Erik Haula recorded his second straight multi-point game Saturday, scoring his seventh goal of the season and picking up an assist in a win over Colorado. Analysis: While he's been hot these past two game, Erik Haula had recorded just one point in his previous 15 games. Considering he skates on the fourth line and has just 12 points in 55 games on the season, the 23-year-old currently only has fantasy value in the deepest of leagues.
News: Semyon Varlamov gave up three goals on 32 shots in Saturday's loss to the Wild. Analysis: Semyon Varlamov has now given up at least three goals in each of his last four games. The 26-year-old owns a 19-17-7 record on the season with a .917 save percentage and 2.69 GAA. He may be struggling a little right now, but he's played in a whopping 43 games and is the go-to-guy in Colorado. He'll rebound soon.
News: Devan Dubnyk was outstanding once again Saturday, stopping 33 of 34 shots in a win over Colorado. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk has won five of his last six games, allowing two goals or less in each of those contests. He's also suffered just two regulation losses in his last 16 games played. Simply remarkable. He's an automatic roll every game.
News: Matt Cullen scored a goal and gathered an assist in while receiving 10:46 TOI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings. Analysis: The 38-year-old now has a five-point, three-game point streak on the go, which is quite impressive given that he's only played a combined 34:55 during that span. Matt Cullen's modest totals (six goals, 13 assists, plus-9, 14 PIM, 74 SOG) in 48 games leave him outside the realm of fantasy relevance in nearly all leagues. However, looking at the last 12 games -- where he's racked up 10 of his total 19 points on the season -- paints a picture of an upward trend that savvy owners should consider capitalizing on, especially since he's been playing with offensively-inclined linemates in Mike Fisher and Craig Smith regularly of late.
News: Alexei Emelin (shoulder) has joined the team on their road trip and could return in two weeks if the rehab continues to progress smoothly, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Alexei Emelin has been out of the lineup since mid-February, but appears to be on track for a return in the next couple weeks. The blueliner carries a plus-10 rating and 13 points with him through 55 games this season, with a return slated near the end of the regular season.
News: Shea Weber blasted home his 15th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings. He also fired off a whopping nine shots on goal for the second time in three games, and spent over half the contest on the ice (30:15). Analysis: With 23 shots in the last three games, Shea Weber has been a one-man shooting gallery on Nashville's blue line, so it was nice to see the captain rewarded on an absolute bomb of a one-timer in the second period. He and partner Roman Josi have been lighting it up as arguably the best d-pair in the league, combining for 89 points, 340 SOG, a silly plus-39 rating and 86 PIM. Weber is also seventh among Western Conference d-men with 136 hits, so he provides value in all categories and has been as-advertised as a bonafide fantasy stud this season.
News: Dylan Reese was assigned to AHL Portland on Sunday. Analysis: Dylan Reese has appeared in just one game with the Coyotes this season, spending most of his time with AHL Portland. He will return to the club, sporting a plus-11 rating with six goals and 19 assists over 51 games this season.