News: Jonathan Quick (wrist) stopped 16 of 17 shots in his first appearance of the preseason Tuesday. Analysis: Jonathan Quick was able to play the first two periods Tuesday in his first appearance since wrist surgery in the offseason. He'll have a couple of more preseason games to see some action before the regular season starts but it looks like all systems are go for Quick at this point.
News: Drew Doughty (upper body) scored a power play goal and logged over 22 minutes of ice time in his first action of the preseason Tuesday. Analysis: Drew Doughty had been held out with some sort of upper body injury sustained during offseason workouts shortly before training camp opened but had always remained confident that he'd be back in plenty of time for the regular season. He may not play in all of the remaining exhibition games but he's all set for the season opener.
News: Wayne Simmonds scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. Analysis: Wayne Simmonds has found himself with two new linemates this season, and this preseason chemistry, albeit against the Rangers' B team, is encouraging. Simmonds' 60 points last season should place in the early rounds of most drafts.
News: Sean Couturier scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. Analysis: The Flyers are looking for Sean Couturier to expand his offensive game this season. In fact, they've been looking for that for the last few seasons, and it hasn't happened. Last year, the defensively-minded center collected just 39 points. He'll add good depth to most fantasy lineups, but since past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior, be careful not to overvalue him.
News: Travis Moen is in danger of losing his spot on the roster, the Montreal Gazette reports. Analysis: Travis Moen skated on the fifth line during practice Tuesday, so it's looking like he's headed for a reserve forward role if he makes the team. And the Habs may decide to go with a cheaper option, like Michael Bournival, for a guy that might be a healthy scratch most nights.
News: Dustin Tokarski is still in the mix to become the backup goalie to Carey Price, the Montreal Gazette reports. He and Peter Budaj are battling for the backup job. Analysis: Head coach Michel Therrien said the team is still evaluating the two goaltenders heading into the final weekend of the preseason and that "there are a lot of things that come into consideration" when it comes to making a decision like this. One thing to consider is that Dustin Tokarski will have to be exposed to waivers before the Canadiens can assign him to Hamilton of the American Hockey League. A guy like Tokarski, a young goalie with playoff experience and a minimum salary, might be attractive to other teams.
News: Ryan Miller gave up four goals on 35 shots in Monday's preseason loss to the Coyotes. Analysis: It was a strong outing for Ryan Miller, who saw his team get largely outplayed for the majority of the game. Miller is now 1-1-0 in the preseason and enters this season as the Canucks' clear-cut starting goaltender.
News: After Dan Ellis was waived Sunday by the Panthers, Al Montoya appears to have claimed the No. 2 goalie job behind Roberto Luongo, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Analysis: Al Montoya had the inside edge for the gig by virtue of his contract being larger than Ellis', but his play in the preseason justified his emergence as the victor in the job battle. The 29-year-old proved highly capable as a backup for the Jets last season, posting a 13-8-3 record, 2.30 GAA and .920 save percentage. However, Luongo is a far better talent in goal than Montoya's chief competition in Winnipeg (Ondrej Pavelec), so the backup might actually notice a decrease in usage in his first season in South Florida.
News: Roberto Luongo allowed one goal on 18 shots while working two periods in Saturday's exhibition loss to the Predators. Analysis: The lone goal Roberto Luongo allowed was somewhat fluky, as the goalie's skate got caught on his uniform to prevent him from blocking the shot with his foot. All in all, Luongo was sharp in his first preseason tune-up. He'll be locked in for a large workload as the Panthers' No. 1 netminder this season.
News: Greg Zanon was waived by the Panthers on Sunday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Analysis: The 34-year-old blueliner never had much of a chance at cracking the Panthers' Opening Night roster. Alex Petrovic, Colby Robak and MacKenzie Weegar remain in a battle for the team's seventh defenseman job.