News: Mark Fistric logged an assist late in the third period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist is Mark Fistric's second point with the team and snaps a 10-game-long pointless streak for him.
News: Tim Jackman registered an assist during the second period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist is Tim Jackman's first in his six games since being traded to the Ducks. This productivity may be a sign that Jackman is getting accustomed to his new team's style of play.
News: Patrick Maroon picked up an assist during the second period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist snaps an 11-game-long pointless streak and gives Patrick Maroon a total of five points this season.
News: Saku Koivu netted an assist early in the first period of a 5-2 defeat of the Blues on Saturday. Analysis: Saturday's assist snaps a three-game-long pointless streak for Saku Koivu.
News: Pascal Dupuis (lower body) participated during Saturday's morning skate, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: All signs point to a return to the lineup Saturday for Pascal Dupuis, but coach Dan Bylsma has yet to commit to his availability. It should be evident during pregame line rushes whether or not the winger with suit up Saturday.
News: Jay Pandolfo announced his retirement Friday after 15 NHL seasons, CSNNE.com's Joe Haggerty reports. Analysis: Jay Pandolfo, who played 13 of his 15 seasons with the Devils, retires with 100 career goals and two Stanley Cup victories to his name. He nearly added a third ring to his collection as a member of last season's Bruins squad that made it all the way to the Finals before bowing out to the Blackhawks.
News: Vernon Fiddler left Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: No immediate information was available surrounding the circumstances of the injury or the extent of the damage. Vernon Fiddler will be listed as day-to-day until the Stars evaluate him in full after the game.
News: Interim coach Pete Horachek said Ed Jovanovski (hip) would be out until after Christmas at the earliest, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Ed Jovanovski appeared to be making some progress after resuming skating within the last month, but it's evidently going to be a slow process for the veteran defenseman, who underwent hip surgery last April. Even when he gets back on the ice, don't expect the 37-year-old to get tons of ice time for a team with an eye on rebuilding.
News: Vincent Lecavalier (back spasms) appears doubtful to play Monday vs. the Senators, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: Vincent Lecavalier was able to skate Saturday morning, but assistant GM Rox Hextall indicated the forward will need some more time to recover. He's missed the last three games for the Flyers but remains a possibility to make his return late next week.
News: Ryane Clowe (concussion) has admitted he's "a little" concerned about his history of concussions, reports Tom Gulitti of The Record. "I think it's a little bit human to be a little bit concerned." Analysis: The symptoms he has experienced following the elbow to the head in October have lasted longer than previous injuries. There remains no specific timetable for his return.