News: Patrik Berglund scored his fourth goal of the year Saturday in a loss San Jose. He was plus-1 with two shots and two hits on the night. Analysis: Patrik Berglund's offensive output has been disappointing this year with just 11 points in 32 games, although he has never been a big scorer. Regardless trade rumours surround the veteran Swede and how he responds could provide a boost to his owners.
News: Steve Ott scored his first goal of the season Saturday in a loss to San Jose on his only shot of the game. He added seven hits in 13:46 of ice time in the game. Analysis: Steve Ott is a veteran role player and penalty killer at this stage in his career, so offensive contributions aren't what the Blues are expecting from him. Fantasy owners should look at him the same way.
News: Keith Yandle picked up an assist Saturday in a loss to the Kings. He took one shot, registered two PIM, and blocked two shots on the night. Analysis: Keith Yandle's 21 points rank him 11th among defensemen as he once again shows he is among the top offensive defensemen in the NHL. He has picked up five points in his last eight games.
News: Coach Willie Desjardins indicated Jannik Hansen (undisclosed) should be able to play Monday against the Coyotes. Analysis: Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench in the second period of Sunday's game. He and spent the night in the hospital and didn't skate Sunday morning, both for precautionary reasons. However, it appears as though the reasoning behind the collapse was minor, and he should be fine moving forward.
News: Mike Brown has a broken right fibula and will miss six-to-eight weeks from the time of the fracture on Dec. 9, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Mike Brown was placed on injured reserve the day after the injury, indicating it was severe. Now that the injury has been revealed as a broken fibula, the timetable has been set at six-to-eight weeks, scheduling his return for late January or early February
News: Alex Goligoski dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Oilers. Analysis: Alex Goligoski had gone four consecutive without a point and now has 15 points through 32 games. The 29-year-old likely won't match his career-best output of 42 points from last season, but he should surpass the 30-point barrier.
News: Jamie Benn added a power-play goal and dished out an assist in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Oilers. Analysis: After going nine straight without a goal, Jamie Benn now has a goal and multiple points in two consecutive. He's now got 30 points (10 goals) through 32 games, and should approach the 70-point total by the end of the season.
News: Anders Lindback saved nine of the 10 shots he faced in 35:39 minutes of action after replacing Kari Lehtonen in Sunday's 6-5 overtime win against the Oilers. Analysis: Anders Lindback allowed a goal a few minutes after coming into the game, but was solid the rest of the way as his mates rallied from 5-2 down to get the win. It's his first win of the season as he now sports a 1-5-0 record, though the 26-year-old will likely see limited action unless Lehtonen continues to struggle.
News: Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals on 19 shots before being pulled midway through the second period in Sunday's 6-5 win against the Oilers. Analysis: Kari Lehtonen was spared of the loss as his mates rallied from 5-2 down to get the overtime win, but the 31-year-old had an off night as he allowed three goals in less than 10 minutes of work in the second period. His numbers haven't been great, with a 2.99 GAA and save percentage of just .904, but Lehtonen still sports a 13-7-5 record and has a win in four of his last five results.
News: Chris Kelly scored on his only shot in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres. Analysis: Chris Kelly now has a point in four straight as he chipped in his first goal since October. He's got 12 points on the season, but just eight in 28 games before his current streak. The 34-year-old logs valuable minutes for the Bruins, but should only be considered in deeper fantasy leagues at this point.