News: Gabriel Landeskog was held pointless Saturday, but he picked up 10 PIM in a loss to the Wild. Analysis: Gabriel Landeskog, who has recorded six goals in his last nine games, also fired three shots on goal in Saturday's loss. Landeskog is impressing right now and considering the top-line forward has racked up 65 PIM on the season, he makes for a good all-around fantasy option.
News: Cody McLeod was dinged for 17 PIM in Saturday's loss to the Wild. Analysis: A spirited outing from Cody McLeod, who now has a whopping 167 PIM this season -- second-most in the NHL. While he's only produced nine points in 63 games, the 30-year-old piles up the PIM, making him worth owning in deep specialty leagues.
News: Justin Fontaine scored the game-winning goal Saturday against Colorado. Analysis: Justin Fontaine has been productive of late, compiling three goals and nine points in his last eight games. He's now got eight goals, 22 points and a plus-11 rating in 52 games on the season. He can be trusted in some very deep leagues, but considering he averages just 11:32 of ice time, the bottom-six forward doesn't hold much fantasy value.
News: Erik Haula recorded his second straight multi-point game Saturday, scoring his seventh goal of the season and picking up an assist in a win over Colorado. Analysis: While he's been hot these past two game, Erik Haula had recorded just one point in his previous 15 games. Considering he skates on the fourth line and has just 12 points in 55 games on the season, the 23-year-old currently only has fantasy value in the deepest of leagues.
News: Semyon Varlamov gave up three goals on 32 shots in Saturday's loss to the Wild. Analysis: Semyon Varlamov has now given up at least three goals in each of his last four games. The 26-year-old owns a 19-17-7 record on the season with a .917 save percentage and 2.69 GAA. He may be struggling a little right now, but he's played in a whopping 43 games and is the go-to-guy in Colorado. He'll rebound soon.
News: Devan Dubnyk was outstanding once again Saturday, stopping 33 of 34 shots in a win over Colorado. Analysis: Devan Dubnyk has won five of his last six games, allowing two goals or less in each of those contests. He's also suffered just two regulation losses in his last 16 games played. Simply remarkable. He's an automatic roll every game.
News: Chris Wagner will return to AHL Norfolk as of Sunday, Erik Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Chris Wagner was initially recalled, in part, to provide depth while teammate Nate Thompson recovered from a lower body injury. Now that Thompson appears to be ready to play, the team will need Wagner's roster spot in the NHL for Thompson.
News: Drew Miller recorded a goal and assist in Saturday's win over the Predators. Analysis: Drew Miller's standing on the fourth line rarely makes him an attractive fantasy option in any format, much less in daily formats where he's going up against the Preds' Pekka Rinne. But Miller came through for the prescient few who likely deployment him in their lineup, generating his first points in 13 games. Scoring droughts of that length aren't uncommon for Miller, who isn't deserving of a sizable spike in ownership on the heels of Saturday's performance.
News: Tim Erixon was claimed by the Maple Leafs on Sunday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Chicago put Tim Erixon on waivers Saturday as he was rather unproductive for them this season and often scratched despite his full bill of health. A change of scenery won't likely boost Erixon's value, however, and he should continue to see limited ice time with his third team of the 2014-15 season.
News: Nikita Zadorov, who was scratched the previous four games due to both a team-imposed suspension and coaching decisions, returned to action Saturday for Buffalo's 5-3 loss to the Panthers. He logged an assist and 15:09 of ice time, including 3:14 on the power play. Analysis: Apparently, Nikita Zadorov has proved to coach Ted Nolan he's figured out how to work an alarm clock and as long as the 19-year-old keeps showing up on time, should continue to stay in the lineup as the team gives him valuable experience in a lost season. The youngster has eight points in the last 10 games he's played, so he's starting to merit attention in certain formats.