News: Anthony Duclair practiced on the Rangers' third line Friday and appears set to return to the lineup Saturday against the Canadiens, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: A healthy scratch for the previous two games, Anthony Duclair will get another chance to state his case for remaining with the Rangers on Saturday. The 19-year-old was the talk of training camp and has contributed three assists in five games, but his effectiveness had started to wane prior to his pair of healthy scratches. Coach Alain Vigneault has vowed to keep Duclair among his top-nine forwards anytime he plays, but if the young phenom fails to take advantage of the opportunity in subsequent games, a demotion to his junior team, the QMJHL's Quebec Ramparts, could be in the offing.
News: Kari Lehtonen will get the start in net for the Stars on Friday against New Jersey, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. Analysis: Kari Lehtonen has been hit and miss through five starts this season, and will bring his carry a 2.92 GAA and a .913 save percentage into Friday's showdown in Newark. The Devils have been surprising potent on offense in the early stages of the season, so it's far from a safe bet that Lehtonen will turn in a respectable outing Friday.
News: Jacob Josefson will make his season debut Friday against the Stars, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: With Jordin Tootoo (bruised foot) landing on IR, Jacob Josefson will be tasked with taking his place on the Devils' fourth line. Josefson had been a healthy scratch in each of the Devils' previous six games of the season and figures to return to the press box when Tootoo is activated from IR, which could happen at some point next week.
News: The Jets will stick with Ondrej Pavelec in goal Friday against the Lightning, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes on Tuesday, improving his season ratios (2.32 GAA, .913 save percentage) in the process. Though he has a middling 2-3-0 record on the season, Pavelec strong performance in the net and coach Paul Maurice's distrust of backup Michael Hutchinson should continue to give him plenty of security in his role as the Jets' No. 1 netminder.
News: GM Peter Chiarelli indicated Friday that Kevan Miller (dislocated right shoulder) is progressing. Analysis: That said, there is no timetable yet for Kevan Miller's return to action and with Zdeno Chara out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury, the Bruins have added blue line depth by recalling Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman from AHL Providence.
News: The Bruins have recalled Joe Morrow from AHL Providence on an emergency basis, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Zach Trotman was also recalled Friday, with the moves made to add depth to the Bruins' blue line in the wake of injuries to Kevan Miller and Zdeno Chara. In five games with Providence to date, the 21-year-old Joe Morrow has recorded a goal and an assist. In the short-term, a wait-and-see approach is in order from a fantasy perspective, but in general, the 2011 first-rounder -- who could make his regular season debut with the Bruins as soon as Saturday -- projects as a mobile two-way blueliner for the team.
News: The Lightning assigned Michael Blunden to AHL Syracuse on Friday, Erid Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Michael Blunden was sent down to open a roster spot for Cedric Paquette. Blunden has 103 NHL games under his belt, so he could be called up again at some point later this season.
News: Zac Rinaldo (upper body) did not practice Friday, CSN's Sarah Baicker reports. Analysis: Zac Rinaldo will be held out due to the upper body injury he suffered in Wednesday's game. He is considered day-to-day, so it seems there is a chance he will play in the Flyers' next game Saturday against the Red Wings.
News: Pascal Dupuis potted a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings. Analysis: The winger's first-period tally marked his first point in three games since returning from the scary incident last week that resulted in him being stretchered off the ice. Pascal Dupuis has played his usual minutes in the mid-teens since returning to action, and as Thursday's one-goal, four-shot performance revealed, the veteran's health doesn't seem to be a concern.
News: The Bruins have recalled Zach Trotman from AHL Providence on an emergency basis, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Fellow defenseman Joe Morrow was also recalled, with the moves made to add depth to the Bruins' blue line in the wake of injuries to Kevan Miller and Zdeno Chara. The 6-3 219-pound Zach Trotman, who suited up for two games with the big club last season, has recorded one assist in five games with Providence to date. He's off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of formats, but as a result of the Bruins' recent injuries, Trotman and/or Morrow will be pressed into action in the coming days, beginning with Saturday's game against Toronto.