News: Ryan Miller gave up two goals on 31 shots in Sunday's overtime loss to the Ducks. Analysis: A great outing from Ryan Miller, who is now 3-0-1 in his past three starts, stopping 93 of 98 shots in that span. With an 18-7-1 record on the season, Miller remains one of the best fantasy options in the crease. While his rate stats aren't great, Miller makes up for it with his win total-- which ranks fifth-best in the NHL. He should be in your lineup every night he gets the call.
News: Alex Burrows extended his point streak to three games Sunday, collecting an assist in a loss to Anaheim. Analysis: Alex Burrows now has four points (two goals) in his past three games, putting him at 16 points (eight goals) in 29 games on the season. While he's been inconsistent throughout the year, the 33-year-old winger should still end up with 20 goals this season, making him valuable in deeper formats.
News: Yannick Weber scored his third goal of the season, dished out two hits, blocked three shots, and picked up two PIM in Sunday's loss to Anaheim. Analysis: A solid fantasy night for Yannick Weber, who now has nine points in 29 games, to go with a plus-4 rating. The 26-year-old has offensive potential, but is only averaging 15:42 of ice time, limiting his fantasy value. He could notch 20 points this season, though, making him worthy of a look in some very deep leagues.
News: Ryan Getzlaf picked up a pair of helpers in Sunday's overtime win over the Canucks. Analysis: Ryan Getzlaf has been a monster lately, cranking out seven points (two goals) in his past four games. Three of his past four games have been multi-point outings, putting him at 42 points (12 goals) in 37 games on the season. With 90 shots on goal, a plus-11 rating, 31 PIM, and three game-winning goals, Getzlaf has been an all-around fantasy stud. On track for 90 points, Getzlaf is a must-start every night.
News: Cam Fowler scored the overtime-winning goal Sunday against the Canucks. Analysis: Cam Fowler now has five goals and 19 points in 37 games, to go with a plus-1 rating. Averaging 21:14 of ice time on Anaheim's top defensive pairing, the 23-year-old should hit the 10-goal, 40-point mark in 2014-15.
News: Frederik Andersen stopped 13 of the 14 shots he faced in Sunday's overtime win over Vancouver. Analysis: Frederik Andersen has been excellent of late, posting a 3-0-1 record in his last four games, allowing only five goals in that span. The 25-year-old is now 25-5-5 on the season, having lost only twice in his last 12 games. All he does is win, making him a must-start every night he gets the nod.
News: Paul Martin (undisclosed) took part in an on-ice workout Sunday, but won't travel with the team to New Jersey for Monday's match. "There's no immediate plans for [Martin] to join the team," coach Mike Johnston said after the session. Analysis: A day after suggesting Paul Martin was a "few steps away" from playing, Johnston seemed to backtrack a little bit in his assessment of the blueliner's health. While it doesn't sound like Martin has hit any snags in his recovery, he'll still need some more practice time in order to feel completely comfortable with his health.
News: Thomas Greiss (illness) rejoined the Penguins on Sunday, taking part in an on-ice session with the team's strength and conditioning coach. Analysis: The news would suggest Thomas Greiss is past the contagious stage of his bout with the mumps. However, the virus undoubtedly put his body through the wringer, so he'll still need some more practice time before returning to active duty. Jeff Zatkoff will remain on hand as the backup goalie for Monday's game against the Devils while Greiss stays back in Pittsburgh.
News: Christian Ehrhoff (lower body) took part in an on-ice session prior to Sunday's practice. Analysis: The Penguins were initially hoping Christian Ehrhoff would return from IR when eligible Saturday against the Capitals, but he didn't show enough progress with his recovery during the Christmas break for that to come to fruition. Though the Penguins are likely pleased to have him back skating, Ehrhoff won't travel with the team to New Jersey for Monday's game. Coach Mike Johnston said after Ehrhoff's workout that there were "no immediate plans" for him to rejoin the team.
News: Joe Vitale is questionable for Monday's game with a lower-body injury, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Repbulic reports. Analysis: The origin of Joe Vitale's injury is a bit unclear, but it likely happened in Saturday's game against the Ducks. He was able to play his average minutes Saturday, so it's possible he will be in the lineup Monday, but Vitale's status should be updated prior to the opening faceoff.