News: Brian Elliott will start in goal Sunday against the Wild, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Ryan Miller will get a breather in the second half a back-to-back set, after he extended his record with St. Louis to 4-0 with a win over the Avalanche on Saturday. Brian Elliott was hit just above the mouth by a puck during the third period of Saturday's game and was forced to leave the bench, but he clearly didn't suffer any sort of serious injury.
News: Mathieu Perreault (upper body) won't play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: The report adds that Mathieu Perreault -- who is currently on the Ducks' IR list -- appears to be dealing with a sprained thumb or wrist. In 52 games with the team to date, Perreault has recorded 12 goals and 30 points.
News: Luca Sbisa (knee) won't play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Luca Sbisa is dealing with a left knee injury that he sustained Friday against the Penguins. With two assists in 17 games to date to go along with a minus-7 rating, Sbisa's fantasy impact thus far has been limited to the 35 PIM he has recorded in that span.
News: Jimmy Howard made 28 saves on 31 shots in a loss to the Rangers on Sunday. Analysis: Jimmy Howard only has 13 wins on the season, a somewhat surprisingly low number. He only has one win since the NHL returned to action after the Olympics, and Detroit is banged up, so he may struggle to accrue victories the rest of the way.
News: Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves on 30 shots in a shutout win over the Red Wings on Sunday. Analysis: This is Henrik Lundqvist's 300th career win, but he only has 24 on the season. He had struggled after returning from the Olympics, but his last two starts, both wins, have been much improved.
News: Anton Khudobin surrendered four goals on 22 shots Saturday before being replaced by Cam Ward as the Canes were downed 5-4 by the Devils. Analysis: In 25 starts this season, this is the first time Anton Khudobin has allowed more than three goals in a game. The Canes have been operating a goalie carousel all year, with neither Khudobin, Cam Ward or Justin Peters being able to get a firm grasp on the starter's gig. Carolina has now dropped seven of their last eight games, making it that much more difficult to predict which tender will start on any given night. We suggest you look elsewhere until the smoke clears.
News: While Stephane Robidas (leg) had been targeting March 14, coach Bruce Boudreau suggested that the team's March 18 contest against the Caps might be a better fit for the blueliner's return to action, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports. Analysis: Stephane Robidas, who is bouncing back from a broken fibia that he suffered in late November, was acquired by the Ducks in advance of the NHL trade deadline to bolster the team's blue line. In 24 games prior to sustaining his leg injury back on Nov. 29, Robidas recorded five points for the Stars.
News: Ben Scrivens will get the nod Sunday when the Oilers host the Kings, Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports. Analysis: Ben Scrivens will be back between the pipes for his third consecutive start, as he's officially taken the reins as primary goalkeeper after Ilya Bryzgalov's trade earlier in the week. The 27-year-old Scrivens has come out on top in his last two outings, and has posted a 1.71 GAA and a .942 save percentage at home this season.
News: Dustin Tokarski was called to the crease early in the second period of Montreal's contest at San Jose on Saturday, with the visitors down 2-0. He allowed two more goals on 22 shots (.909) as the Sharks blanked the Habs, 4-0. Analysis: He doesn't yet have the credentials to be a No. 1 starter at this level, but with Carey Price still banged up and Peter Budaj struggling, Dustin Tokarski might get another start or two before he gets shipped back to the AHL.
News: Peter Budaj was pulled from the crease early in the second period after allowing two goals in the first 11 shots he faced Saturday against San Jose. Analysis: Two tallies in just over 20 minutes isn't a mortal sin, but the first of those was uber-soft, resulting from Peter Budaj's mishandling a puck during a Montreal power play. Whenever Carey Price can return, Budaj will get a one-way ticket to the end of the bench.