News: Clayton Stoner scored the game winner in the third period of Sunday night's clash in Dallas. Analysis: Not normally known for his goal-scoring prowess, the defenseman was able to score his first goal in nearly a full calendar year. Seeing as how his career total is now at five goals and 33 assists, don't expect the 30-year old to suddenly become fantasy viable.
News: Corey Perry tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over the Stars. Analysis: The points give Corey Perry 45 points on the season. Despite missing 15 of his team's 64 games this season, Perry is only second to linemate Ryan Getzlaf in team scoring.
News: Ryan Getzlaf tied Paul Kariya for second on the Ducks' all-time scoring list with a goal and an assist Sunday in Dallas. Analysis: This gives Ryan Getzlaf 669 points in 693 career games for the Ducks. He now has 61 points in 61 games this season, good enough for eighth place in NHL scoring.
News: John Gibson stopped 39-of-40 shots faced Sunday night in Dallas. Analysis: This was John Gibson's fifth win in his last six starts, as it appears that both him and his team have worked their way out of a slump. However, it appears that Gibson will be relegated to backup duties very soon with regular starter Frederik Andersen fully recovered from a head/neck injury. Keep a close eye on Gibson's status for upcoming games.
News: Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed Antoine Vermette would make his team debut Monday against the Hurricanes, ESPN Chicago reports. Analysis: Antoine Vermette skated between Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad on the second line at the Blackhawks' morning skate, and figures to be deployed there in his team debut. The center is more valuable in real life than in the fantasy realm, as his modest 35 points and minus-23 rating with the Coyotes would suggest, but by virtue of playing alongside more talented linemates than he enjoyed in Arizona, his per-game scoring rates and plus/minus rating both figure to notice improvement.
News: The Coyotes claimed Craig Cunningham on waivers from the Bruins on Monday, csnne.com's Joe Haggerty reports. Analysis: The Bruins presumably would have preferred to send Craig Cunningham (who has three points in 32 NHL games this season) back to AHL Providence had he cleared waivers, but the 24-year-old winger was instead scooped up by Arizona, where he should be able to carve out a depth/energy forward role with his new team.
News: Frank Corrado (upper body) was activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Blues, only to be reassigned to AHL Utica after the game. Analysis: Frank Corrado, who had been out since Feb. 1 with an illness and the upper-body injury, was cleared to return to action Sunday, but served as a healthy scratch in the Canucks' shootout victory. He'll head to Utica for some regular ice time, but will be on the short list of call-ups on defense when the next injury arises in Vancouver.
News: Mike Santorelli was held off the scoresheet for the fifth straight game during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings. Analysis: Mike Santorelli has not made much of an impact offensively since joining the Preds via trade back in mid-February, however as a bottom-six forward, scoring is not really what he was brought in to do. What he is seeing, however, is regular ice time, something he was not getting during his final weeks in Toronto. Since his arrival in Nashville, he has been averaging 12-13 minutes per game playing on the third line alongside Colin Wilson and Calle Jarnkrok. He is a useful piece of the puzzle as far as the Preds are concerned, but he is unlikely to make much of a fantasy impact down the stretch and into the playoffs.
News: Scott Clemmensen was returned to AHL Albany on Sunday, NJ.com reports. Analysis: Scott Clemmensen heads back down to the AHL, with Keith Kinkaid healthy again and set to back up Cory Schneider on Tuesday against the Predators.
News: Damon Severson took part in his first full practice with the Devils on Monday since fracturing his ankle in December, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: The rookie got off to a hot start to his NHL career in October with seven points in his first eight games, but he cooled off shortly thereafter and then suffered the long-term injury. He's taken nearly twice as long to recover from the fractured ankle as the Devils anticipated, but his return to practice signals that he's nearly ready to play. The Devils have ruled Damon Severson out from playing in Tuesday's game against the Predators, but the blueliner said he's targeting a return to the ice for Friday's tilt with the Blue Jackets. He'll need to increase his activity in practice over the next few days before a ruling on his status for Friday is made.