News: The Blue Jackets have recalled Anton Forsberg from AHL Springfield, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Anton Forsberg is on an emergency recall, but with fellow goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky expected to be sidelined four-to-six weeks, it looks like he's in for an extended stint with the big club, working in tandem with Curtis McElhinney.
News: The Blue Jackets have recalled Josh Anderson from AHL Springfield, the team's official site reports. Analysis: The Blue Jackets assigned Josh Anderson to Springfield during the NHL All-Star break, but he's back with the big club again, having recorded zero points and two PIM in four NHL games to date.
News: The Blue Jackets have placed Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) on IR, retroactive to Jan. 21, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Per the report, Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to be sidelined four-to-six weeks, with the Blue Jackets having recalled fellow netminder Anton Forsberg to work in tandem with Curtis McElhinney while Bobrovsky is out.
News: Josh Leivo was recalled by the Maple Leafs on Monday, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports. Analysis: Josh Leivo was sent to the AHL to get some extra work in over the All-Star break, but will rejoin the team for Wednesday's game against the Devils. In nine games with the club this season, he has posted one goal and ten shots while averaging 7:39 of ice time.
News: Petter Granberg was recalled from AHL Toronto on Monday, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports. Analysis: Petter Granberg was sent to AHL Toronto in late September, losing out on the seventh defenseman spot to Korbinian Holzer. However, with Stephane Robidas dealing with an upper-body injury, the team has decided to recall the 22-year-old to add depth along the blue line.
News: Nikita Nesterov is likely to stay with the Lightning and see regular action now that Matt Carle is slated for surgery on Tuesday that will keep him out of the lineup for up to two months. Analysis: He's dependable and plays with an edge. And while he has picked up his scoring a bit this season in the AHL, Nikita Nesterov should not be mistaken for a scorer. But he can chew minutes.
News: Mark Barberio may be in line for more consistent playing time now that Matt Carle is set for surgery on Tuesday. Analysis: Mark Barberio has been in and out of the lineup as a healthy scratch, but Carle's injury makes room for him to slot in and show his stuff. Right now, he's still not fantasy worthy as he tends to overthink things when he's on the ice. Watch and wait before you snag him off the wire.
News: Anton Stralman is poised to see an increase in ice time in all situations now that Matt Carle is scheduled for surgery on a torn abductor muscle. Analysis: Carle is slated to be out six-to-eight weeks, so the pillars on the Bolts' blue line will see extra duty to support some of the younger players. Anton Stralman should be able to sustain his current offensive pace in this situation and that makes him a solid fantasy activation until season's end.
News: The Blackhawks have recalled Dennis Rasmussen from AHL Rockford, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Dennis Rasmussen, who has recorded 16 points in 44 games AHL games to date, gives the Blackhawks some extra forward depth for the team's upcoming six-game road trip.
News: Patrick Kane won the Shooting Accuracy competition at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in Columbus on Saturday night. Analysis: He needed just five shots to get through all four targets in the fastest time (13.529 seconds).