News: Brian Elliott will start in goal Sunday against the Wild, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Ryan Miller will get a breather in the second half a back-to-back set, after he extended his record with St. Louis to 4-0 with a win over the Avalanche on Saturday. Brian Elliott was hit just above the mouth by a puck during the third period of Saturday's game and was forced to leave the bench, but he clearly didn't suffer any sort of serious injury.
News: Mathieu Perreault (upper body) won't play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: The report adds that Mathieu Perreault -- who is currently on the Ducks' IR list -- appears to be dealing with a sprained thumb or wrist. In 52 games with the team to date, Perreault has recorded 12 goals and 30 points.
News: Luca Sbisa (knee) won't play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Luca Sbisa is dealing with a left knee injury that he sustained Friday against the Penguins. With two assists in 17 games to date to go along with a minus-7 rating, Sbisa's fantasy impact thus far has been limited to the 35 PIM he has recorded in that span.
News: Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play game-winner Sunday against the Panthers. He also picked up two assists and was a plus-2. Analysis: Patrice Bergeron's numbers are a bit down the season, as he only has 43 points so far, although with 18 goals he's closing in on his career high. However, he is a plus-30, which is third best in the NHL, so there is added fantasy value there.
News: Jimmy Hayes lit the lamp twice Sunday against the Bruins. Analysis: Jimmy Hayes has set a career high in goals, and tied his career high in points. However, all that took was seven goals and nine points, so he's not likely to contribute to any fantasy team.
News: Roberto Luongo gave up four goals on 41 shots in a loss to the Bruins on Sunday. Analysis: Roberto Luongo got a shutout in his first start back with the Panthers. However, that was against the Sabres. The Bruins are a very different level of competition. Playing for Florida, Luongo's win potential is limited.
News: Chad Johnson made 20 saves on 22 shots in a win over the Panthers on Sunday. Analysis: Chad Johnson has won four of his last five starts, and he hasn't let in more than two goals in those four wins. However, those wins have come since February 1, as he does not play a lot behind Tuukka Rask.
News: Carl Soderberg recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Panthers. Analysis: That's back-to-back two-point efforts for the surging Carl Soderberg, who saw 3:58 worth of power play time Sunday. While he'll be hard-pressed to keep up his recent pace, Soderberg has upped his level of play of late to the point that he is gaining fantasy relevance beyond deeper formats.
News: Erik Gudbranson was forced out of Sunday's game against the Bruins with an unspecified injury, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Erik Gudbranson, who left the game after a collision with Boston's Brad Marchand, entered Sunday's game with seven points and 93 PIM in 55 contests.
News: The Avs did not update Paul Stastny's (back) status Sunday, the Denver Post reports. Analysis: The report adds that Paul Stastny tweaked his back in Saturday's game against the Blues, while suggesting that the Avs aren't slated to update the forward's status until Monday, which clouds his status for the team's evening tilt against the Jets later that day.