News: Beau Bennett (wrist) has been cleared for full practice participation. Analysis: Beau Bennett -- who has been out since late November -- is slated to practice Monday, though it's unclear if he has a chance to be activated in advance of Tuesday's game against the Stars.
News: Kris Letang (illness) has been cleared for full practice participation. Analysis: Kris Letang is slated to practice Monday, which is a major step toward his potential return to action after suffering a stroke in January, though at this stage there is no timetable on that front outlined by the Penguins.
News: Brayden Schenn scored a goal, collected two PIM, and added four hits for good measure in Sunday's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Analysis: Brayden Schenn has stepped up his offensive game recently. In the 10 games before the Olympic break, he managed just two points and two PIM. Since that break, he's already notched five points and four PIM in just eight games. He could offer some value in deeper leagues, especially if the Flyers can continue the momentum from this weekend's wins against Pittsburgh.
News: Roberto Luongo will start in goal Sunday against the Canucks, Erin Brown of FOX Sports Florida reports. Analysis: Roberto Luongo will mind the net in search of his 22nd win of the season, and third since joining Florida.
News: Braydon Coburn went pointless in Sunday's 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Analysis: While his plus-minus rating has been gradually climbing over the last 10 games, he's got just four points and two PIM in that stretch. Even though the Flyers' defense has been playing better as of late, without consistent points or PIM, it's hard to see why Braydon Coburn warrants a start in most leagues.
News: Andre Benoit scored again Sunday, notching his sixth of the year as the Avs handed Ottawa a 3-1 loss. Analysis: After lighting the lamp just twice in his first 56 games in the Bergundy and Blue, Benny has racked up an eye-opening four goals in the last nine games. Before this year, he had only played in 41 NHL games, recording 11 points in the process. By contrast, in his first full NHL season with the Avalanche, he has put up a respectable 24 points in 66 games - third among Avs defencemen behind Erik Johnson and rookie Tyson Barrie. Most notably, while paying his dues in 319 AHL games, he scored at a rate of 0.54 points-per game with 173 in 319 games. In short, the 5'11 blueliner should be on your radar for next year and could be worth an immediate add if you're hurting on the back end.
News: Jhonas Enroth, making his second straight start, left Sunday's game against Montreal with a leg injury. Analysis: Jhonas Enroth allowed two goals before leaving with a leg injury shortly before the end of the second period. Enroth was favouring his right leg after Brendan Gallagher and Jamie McBain crashed into the net. Nathan Lieuwen, who was called up on an emergency basis after an unexpected lower-body injury to Michal Neuvirth, made his NHL debut in a relief appearance. Enroth is considered day-to-day.
News: Robin Lehner suffered his second loss in as many days Sunday, dropping a 3-1 contest at Canadian Tire Centre to the visiting Avalanche. Analysis: Robin Lehner didn't do much to reverse the Sens' fortunes less than 24 hours after their epic collapse to the Canadiens, only stopping 16-of-19 shots. His fourth loss in a row drops his record to a paltry 7-12-5 after he has failed to consistently elevate his game when subbing in for oft-injured starter Craig Anderson. With 69 points, the Sens now sit seven points out of the East's final playoff spot and could turn to third-stringer Nathan Lawson if Anderson remains sidelined.
News: Sam Gagner (ankle) played over 20 minutes in his return to the lineup Sunday. Analysis: Sam Gagner didn't tally a point and was a minus one in the game but also made it through the contest without any setbacks. He will once again center the second line.
News: Semyon Varlamov's shutout bid was spoiled with six seconds left in regulation Sunday, but the Avs still took down Ottawa 3-1. Analysis: Poor Varly is just plain snakebitten. After slamming the door for the entirety of the Senators' 38-shot barrage, Mika Zibanejad blasted a slapper from the point past Semyon Varlamov with 6 seconds left. The meaningless marker blew his shutout and handed him his league-leading 11th one-goal game of the season. Lack of bagels aside, the sixth-year NHLer now shares the league lead in wins (34) with the Sharks' Antii Niemi and Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury. He is quickly becoming a household name and if his strong play continues, pundits will have no choice but to include him in Vezina Trophy discussions. Coach Patrick Roy has elected to dish out the next two starts to co-backups J.S. Giguere and Reto Berra, so Varly will be well rested for Friday's measuring stick game against the Bruins. Adjust your lineups accordingly.