News: Mika Zibanejad scored his ninth goal of the season, had an assist, was credited with four shots on goal, and was a plus-3 in Friday's win over the Ducks. Analysis: An all-around great fantasy night for Mika Zibanejad, who now has 17 points in 30 games on the season. After a slow start, Zibanejad has heated up, recording six goals and 11 points in his last nine games. Skating on the second line with Bobby Ryan, the 21-year-old could hit the 25-goal mark in 2014-15, making him worthy of a look right now.
News: Erik Karlsson collected a pair of helpers in Friday's win over Anaheim. Analysis: Erik Karlsson now has points in two straight games after being held off the scoresheet in his previous three game. The 24-year-old has seven goals and 23 points in 32 games on the season, to go with a minus-12 rating. He sits second in the NHL with 124 shots on goal and is one of the best offensive defenseman in the game. Keep him rolling.
News: Kyle Turris remained red-hot on Friday, scoring a highlight-reel shorthanded goal and adding an assist in a win over the Ducks. Analysis: Kyle Turris has been lighting it up lately, riding a five-game point streak in which he has recorded three goals and seven points. With 23 points (seven goals) in 32 games, the 25-year-old is proving to be a reliable fantasy option this season. He has scored the game-winning goal in back-to-back games and has never gone more than three games without appearing on the scoresheet. His consistency and top-line role makes him worth a look right now.
News: Sean Collins has been called up from AHL Springfield, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: He takes Boone Jenner's spot on the roster. Sean Collins was having a solid season in Springfield, scoring 10 goals and 19 points in 27 games, but he'll have a checking role in Columbus.
News: Boone Jenner will miss 1-2 months after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: The injury curse that's plagued the Jackets all season has returned with a vengeance. In redraft leagues, it's safe to cut Boone Jenner loose given how much time he's expected to miss.
News: Petr Mrazek stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced in relief of an injured Jimmy Howard in Friday's loss to the Islanders. Analysis: A good outing from Petr Mrazek, who started the second period after Howard suffered a lower-body injury. Howard is currently listed as day-to-day, with his injury not expected to be serious. Mrazek is 3-2-0 on the season with a .922 save percentage and 2.54 GAA, making for a decent fantasy option if Howard is forced to miss a significant amount of time. The 22-year-old could start Saturday against the Avalanche if Howard isn't good to go.
News: Anders Lee netted the game-winning goal and added an assist in Friday's win over Detroit. Analysis: The third-liner now has six goals and nine points in 26 games, to go with a plus-4 rating. Skating on a line with Brock Nelson, it's possible Anders Lee could hit 20 goals in 2014-15. He is a great secondary scorer for an Islanders team that ranks second in the Eastern Conference with 44 points.
News: Brock Nelson scored his 14th goal of the season, had an assist, and was credited with six shots on goal in Friday's win over Detroit. Analysis: Brock Nelson has now tallied 26 points in 32 games this season, to go with a plus-6 rating. With eight power-play goals and a plus-6 rating, the 23-year-old has been a fantasy gem in 2014-15. Centering the third line and playing on the top power-play unit with John Tavares, Nelson could reach 30 goals and 60 points this season. He should be owned in almost all leagues.
News: Jaroslav Halak made 17 saves on 18 shots in Friday's win over the Red Wings. Analysis: Jaroslav Halak has now won three straight games, allowing only five goals in that span. He is 17-6-0 this season with a .918 save percentage and 2.30 GAA. The 29-year-old is an elite fantasy option on an Islanders team that sits second in the Eastern Conference with 44 points. Keep him rolling.
News: Dustin Tokarski made 28 saves in a start for AHL Hamilton on Friday, but was on the losing end of a 4-2 game against St. John's. Analysis: Dustin Tokarski, who will start Sunday afternoon against Texas, has gotten little action of late with Montreal, so he was sent down to Hamilton to get a couple of weekend starts. He's fully expected to be recalled following the holidays when the Habs have a few back-to-backs on the schedule.