News: Al Montoya will be in the crease Monday vs. the Avalanche, Jim Toth of 680 CJOB reports. Analysis: Al Montoya came on strong to spell Ondrej Pavelec on Saturday vs. the Senators, knocking away all 12 shots to keep the bleeding from getting worse. The quality performance was enough to convince coach Paul Maurice to give Montoya the start Monday, but even with another solid outing, he probably won't displace Pavelec as the No. 1 starter.
News: Mika Zibanejad is expected to center the fourth line Monday against the Predators, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Mika Zibanejad was getting some opportunities to play wing alongside Jason Spezza earlier in the season, but was moved back to center with the addition of Ales Hemsky at the trade deadline. Zibanejad has 11 goals and 14 assists in 54 games this season, but fantasy owners should look for better options unless he makes it back into the top six.
News: Zack Smith has collected 10 goals and seven assists in 64 games to date. Analysis: He's an everyday player for the Sens, but he holds more value as a penalty killer than a scorer. He chips in enough to be an option in the deepest leagues, but most owners should steer clear.
News: Chris Neil has eight goals, four assists, and 136 PIM in 58 games this season. Analysis: He's not very productive offensively, but his 136 PIM rank third in the NHL to date, so owners who need help in that category should consider going after him.
News: Colton Orr (undisclosed) will be in the lineup Monday against the Ducks, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Analysis: Colton Orr still has yet to record his first point of the season, but has collected 96 PIM in 45 games. He can be considered fully healthy moving forward.
News: Martin Jones will start between the pipes for Monday's game against the Flames, Lisa Dillman of the LA Times reports. Analysis: Martin Jones' last start came on February 26 when he pulled out a win against the Avalanche despite allowing four goals. In his 14 appearances to date, Jones has posted a save percentage of .934 and a 1.88 GAA.
News: Jonathan Bernier will be in the net Monday vs. the Ducks, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports. Analysis: The Leafs are beginning a back-to-back out west Monday, and will use their No. 1 goalie in Jonathan Bernier against a top-notch Ducks squad while James Reimer likely gets the nod Tuesday in San Jose. Bernier has rebounded from a rough start to the second half with wins in two straight outings.
News: Semyon Varlamov will be between the pipes Monday vs. the Jets, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Semyon Varlamov has been magnificent since returning from Sochi for the Olympics, winning three of his four starts and posting save percentages above .910 on each occasion. Use him with confidence against a Jets team that has lost three games in a row.
News: Mathieu Perreault (forearm) was on the ice for Monday's morning skate, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Mathieu Perreault won't play in Monday's game vs. the Maple Leafs, but his presence on the ice bodes well for his chances of joining the Ducks on their upcoming three-game road trip, set to kick off Wednesday in Calgary. He first suffered the forearm injury in Friday's game against the Blues.
News: Luca Sbisa (knee) was on the ice for morning skate Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Luca Sbisa won't play in Monday's game vs. the Maple Leafs, but his presence on the ice bodes well for his chances of joining the Ducks on their upcoming three-game road trip. He first suffered the knee injury in Friday's loss to the Penguins.