News: Karri Ramo is slated to start Thursday's game against the Bruins, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports. Analysis: Though he's 2-2 over his last four games, Karri Ramo has given up just five goals in that span, so he's in line for his fifth straight start on Thursday after last giving way to Jonas Hiller on Feb. 20.
News: T.J. Brodie recorded an assist and blocked seven shots on the defensive end in Tuesday's win over the Islanders. Analysis: With Mark Giordano set to miss the rest of the season with a torn biceps tendon, T.J. Brodie is slated to serve as the Flames' top defenseman from here on out. He's already seen a significant spike in his TOI since Giordano exited the lineup, logging 29:06 and 26:59 in ice time in the last two games. The increased minutes should only help Brodie raise his production in the counting stats categories.
News: John Klingberg dished out an assist and claimed four PIM in Tuesday's win over the Islanders. Analysis: John Klingberg typically doesn't offer many contributions in the PIM category, but the points have been flying in rapidly since his promotion to the big club in November. The rookie has already established himself as one of the best fantasy defenseman out there, producing an impressive 10 goals and 24 assists in 52 games. Though he hasn't found the net since Feb. 5, Klingberg has maintained value by claiming nine of his helpers since that time. He's quickly making up ground on the Preds' Filip Forsberg for the Calder Trophy.
News: Carey Price was the first goalie off the ice at the Habs' pre-game skate, indicating that he is in line to start Wednesday's game against the Ducks, TSN's John Lu reports. Analysis: Carey Price -- who sports a 1.92 GAA and .935 save percentage in 51 games to date -- is thus in line to have an opportunity Wednesday to bounce back from Monday's 4-0 loss to the Sharks.
News: Brett Connolly broke his finger in practice Wednesday and will be out six weeks, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: Brett Connolly took a puck to the hand during practice and will have to wait to make his Bruins debut after being acquired by the club on Monday's trade deadline. The six week timetable takes him past the team's last regular season game, so Connolly's season could be over even if the Bruins do make the playoffs. The 22-year-old has 15 points through 50 games to date.
News: Mike Cammalleri potted a goal on one of his game-high six shot attempts in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Predators. Analysis: The Devils have been atrocious offensively this season, but few of those struggles can be attributed to Mike Cammalleri. Despite missing 12 games due to injury this season, the veteran winger has recorded 24 goals, which would prorate to 37-goal production over an 82-game schedule. And he's probably playing his best hockey of the season at the moment, recording six goals and three assists just in the last seven contests.
News: Johnny Gaudreau notched an assist in Tuesday's win over the Flyers. Analysis: While it was nice to see Johnny Gaudreau get back in the scoring column after a three-game scoring drought, his lack of goal production has been troubling. He failed to find the net at all in February, and though he offset it to a degree with seven assists, he submitted a minus-10 rating for the month. Gaudreau seems to be hitting the proverbial rookie wall, and it might be wise to keep him parked on the bench until he gets rolling again.
News: Cam Fowler registered an assist and went plus-3 in Tuesday's victory over the Coyotes. Analysis: With defensive partner Ben Lovejoy traded away to the Penguins at the deadline, Cam Fowler was paired up with new acquisition Simon Despres. The two seemed to form an effective tandem, as both finished with identical one-assist, plus-3 stat lines in the outing. The assist gave Fowler his first point in five games.
News: Tyler Kennedy (upper body) was sent back to New York Wednesday to visit with team doctors. Analysis: Tyler Kennedy was a late scratch for Tuesday's game after suffering an upper-body injury. It's possible he could re-join the team on short notice, but at this point it would appear his status for Thursday's game in Nashville is iffy. The exact nature and extent of the injury is still unclear, but there may be more news available after he meets with the team doctors.
News: Jimmy Hayes handed out two assists in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs. Analysis: The two helpers allowed Jimmy Hayes to snap a seven-game run without a point, matching his longest drought of the season. Despite the slump, Hayes is still regarded as one of the Panthers' most effective finishers at the net. His 17 goals on the campaign trail rank him second on the team behind Nick Bjugstad (22).