News: Pekka Rinne is expected to be the starter in net for Saturday's game against the Panthers. Analysis: After backup Carter Hutton got the starting nod Thursday against Ottawa, it would be a monumental surprise if Pekka Rinne wasn't in the net Saturday night. A winner of six of his last seven games, Rinne is expected to match up against the Panthers' Roberto Luongo.
News: Brad Marchand (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Analysis: The retroactive placement on IR doesn't change Brad Marchand's situation much, as he'll be eligible to return to action at any point after Saturday's game since he last played Nov. 15. The Bruins continue to view him as day-to-day, but moving him to IR will at least allow the Bruins to bring a healthy forward into the lineup.
News: Dubnuk will start in net for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk will get the start Saturday in the first of two games on consecutive nights for the Coyotes. Dubnyk has played well in his last two starts, winning both and allowing just one total goal.
News: Martin Hanzal (lower body) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: Martin Hanzal took part in the team's morning skate Saturday, so it originally looked like he was going to be able to suit up against the Sharks, but now it looks like he'll have to wait for Sunday's matchup with the Ducks instead.
News: Andrew Shaw, who has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Oilers, is doubtful to play Sunday against the Canucks as well. Analysis: Andrew Shaw wasn't on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, more than likely dashing his chances of playing Sunday since he won't have skated in consecutive days. His absence could enable the newly-recalled Phillip Danault to receive some regular run in the Blackhawks' bottom six.
News: Antti Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and looks to be the starter for Saturday's game against the Coyotes, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Analysis: Antti Niemi's been burned for five losses his last six times out, but he's been a victim of poor support from his offense in his last two defeats. He's been roughly middle-of-the-pack as far as fantasy goalies go through 15 appearances this season, as he carries a 7-6-2 record, 2.56 GAA and .917 save percentage into Saturday's contest. Niemi will have a great chance at turning the tide against the 8-10-2 Coyotes, who sit behind the Sharks in sixth place in the Pacific Division.
News: William Nylander was hit in the head by a skate Saturday while playing with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. Analysis: The eighth overall pick in this past June's NHL Entry Draft, William Nylander cemented himself as the Leafs' top prospect after narrowly missing out on making the squad out of training camp. The team ultimately decided to send him back to his club team in Sweden, where he's excelled to the tune of five goals and 14 points over 12 games. The 18-year-old will likely be held under evaluation for a concussion following Saturday's incident, but it's too early to speculate how much time he might miss.
News: Curtis Lazar (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Head coach Paul MacLean said Curtis Lazar could play Saturday if he needed to, but the team would rather be cautious with him. The nature of Lazar's injury is still unknown, but it sounds like a good bet that he'll be back in the lineup Monday against the Red Wings.
News: Alex Burrows (upper body) wasn't present for Saturday's practice. Analysis: Linden Vey was taking his spot on the second line at practice, seemingly indicating Alex Burrows is far from a safe bet to play Sunday versus the Blackhawks. The forward was previously a surprising scratch from Thursday's game with the injury.
News: Tuukka Rask is expected to start Saturday's game against Montreal, ESPN.com reports. Analysis: Tuukka Rask owns a career 3-11-3 record against Montreal, but with Niklas Svedberg having started Friday's game against the Blue Jackets, it appears as though the Bruins are prepared to give Rask -- who shut out the Blues on Tuesday -- a chance to change his luck against the Habs on Saturday.