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: 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.
News: Derek Roy was a healthy scratch Saturday against the Preds, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Derek Roy was scoreless in nine games since the Olympic break, but with some moving parts up front for the Blues, he could be back in the team's lineup Monday against the Jets.
News: Todd Bertuzzi (lower body) won't play Sunday against Chicago. Analysis: With Todd Bertuzzi out, look for Jordin Tootoo to slot into the Wings' lineup on Sunday.
News: Patrick Marleau led the Sharks with six shots on net in Sunday's 1-0 victory over the Rangers. Analysis: Only a breakaway short-handed goal by Logan Couture late in the first period got by a sharp Henrik Lundqvist in this one. Patrick Marleau has four goals, three assists and 34 shots on goal through eight games played in March.