News: Keith Yandle picked up an assist Tuesday in a win over Florida to extend his point streak to four games. He was plus-1 and took four shots. Analysis: Keith Yandle has been on fire since the NHL resumed play after the Olympics with seven points in eight games. With 45 points this season he is tied for fourth in scoring among defensemen. Yandle also continues to get it done on the power play - his 23 power-play assist rank second in the NHL to Washington's Nicklas Backstrom.
News: Mikkel Boedker picked up an assist Tuesday in a 3-1 win over the Panthers. He was plus-1 and added three shots in 16:55 of ice time. Analysis: Mikkel Boedker continues his excellent season. He has noticeably increased his shot volume this year (137 shots so far, a career high) and is a more consistent offensive player. Boedker has become a legitimate value for many fantasy leagues this year.
News: Mike Ribeiro scored Tuesday in a win over Florida. It was his fifteenth goal of the season. Analysis: Mike Ribeiro has four points in eight games since the end of the Olympic break. He will look to get on a run in the coming weeks as the Coyotes push for a playoff spot.
News: Martin Havlat (pelvis) returned to action and notched a goal Tuesday against the Maple Leafs. Analysis: The winger was able to get back in the lineup after experiencing lingering stiffness from offseason pelvic surgery. It's nice that Martin Havlat is showing flashes of his old scoring touch, but he's not expected to play every game moving forward since he's still not quite 100-percent.
News: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored his eleventh goal of the season and was plus-1 Tuesday in a win over the Panthers. He added two shots, two blocks, and three hits on the night. Analysis: Oliver Ekman-Larsson ranks among the top 20 defensemen this year with 35 points and he has six points in eight games since the leagues resumed play after the Olympic break. He carries a huge load for the Coyotes, playing nearly 26 minutes a night (seventh in the NHL), and should be in your lineup every day.
News: Sean Bergenheim left Tuesday night's game against the Coyotes with a lower body injury, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Analysis: There was no update on the winger's condition immediately following the game, so consider him day-to-day until we know more. Sean Bergenheim skated 14:22 TOI and recorded one shot on goal before leaving during the second period.
News: Scott Hartnell was unable to collect any points in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Devils. Analysis: Though he's scattered a few assists over the last few games, Scott Hartnell hasn't found the back of the net since February 8. The playoff-hungry Flyers -- and fantasy owners alike -- will need Hartnell to convert some goals. He faces a tough goalie on Saturday when the Flyers take on the Penguins. He was held pointless in his first game against Pittsburgh this season.
News: Nicklas Grossmann snuck a wrist shot by Devils' goalie Martin Brodeur in Tuesday's 2-1 loss. Analysis: Nicklas Grossmann was held pointless and PIM-less in his previous five games, a rare feat for the defenseman. This marks his first goal this season, so don't expect too many more gifts like this.
News: Thomas Vanek will make his debut in Montreal on Wednesday night against the Bruins, the Montreal Gazette reports. He'll be back on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta. Analysis: The Canadiens are hoping Thomas Vanek will add some pop to the offense, but he's pointless in his two games since the team acquired him from the Islanders last week. He's taken shifts with each of the top two lines as coach Michel Therrien attempts to find the right mix. The good news: Vanek is a Boston killer, having torched the Bruins for 61 points in 53 games.
News: Daniel Paille has been diagnosed with a minor concussion and will miss the next two games, Joe Haggerty of the CSNNE.com reports. Analysis: Daniel Paille is presumably experiencing a little dizziness since being forced out of Sunday's game, and keeping him out of the lineup appears to simply be a preventative measure from keeping the symptoms from worsening. Jordan Caron will take his place on the fourth line the next two games. Check back on Paille's status in advance of Saturday's game vs. the Hurricanes.