News: Jakub Voracek's collected his league-leading 56th assist of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Penguins. Analysis: With eight points in his last five games, Jakub Voracek seems set on reclaiming the overall lead in points. He's got five games left to do it. But with the Flyers out of playoff contention, owners should be monitoring his status on a daily basis. It would be hard to imagine sitting Voracek, but Coach Craig Berube may want to save his offensive star for next season.
News: Vincent Lecavalier potted his eighth goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. Analysis: It's the aging star's first goal since January 3 -- ending a 27-game drought. His 19 points in 53 games this season are a disappointment, and dynasty owners will have to decide to gamble on him in this upcoming campaign.
News: Brayden Schenn potted two goals in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Penguins. Analysis: Brayden Schenn collected his fourth multi-goal game of the season. Even though his goal total (16) is down slightly from last season (20), he'll set a career high for points if he snags a goal or assist in the remaining five games. At just 23, Schenn has a bright future ahead of him.
News: Paul Gaustad left Tuesday's game against the Canucks after he took a high hit from Alexandre Burrows. The Predators didn't have an update on Gaustad's condition Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Analysis: Burrows was ejected for the hit, but isn't expected to face any supplementary punishment from the league office. It's possible that Paul Gaustad, who picked up an assist earlier in the contest, suffered a concussion from the impact, but nothing on that front will be known officially until the team provides more information.
News: Matt Beleskey (lower body) will not play Wednesday against the Oilers, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports. Analysis: Matt Beleskey wasn't able to return to the ice during the Ducks' morning skate, which will prevent him for suiting up for a second straight game. Jiri Sekac is slated to skate on the top line in Beleskey's absence.
News: Jonas Hiller is slated to start Thursday's game against the Blues. Analysis: Jonas Hiller will thus make his third straight start for the Flames, who compiled a 9-3-3 record in March, a month that was capped by back-to-back triumphs by a combined tally of 10-5, both backstopped by Hiller.
News: Boyd Gordon (back) will not return to the Oilers' lineup Wednesday against the Ducks, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. Analysis: Boyd Gordon is traveling with the Oilers on their road trip and was able to skate with the team Wednesday morning, but he'll still need a little more practice time before reentering the lineup. Though he could be ready to play Thursday against the Kings, Gordon will be forced to sit out a fourth consecutive game.
News: Matt Hendricks (back) will not play Wednesday against the Ducks, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. Analysis: Matt Hendricks is traveling with the Oilers on their road trip and was able to skate with the team Wednesday morning, but he'll still need a little more practice time before re-entering the lineup. He'll head to the press box for a third consecutive game and could be a candidate to play Thursday against the Kings.
News: Clayton Stoner (lower body) isn't expected to play Wednesday against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Clayton Stoner resumed skating with the Ducks on Wednesday, but his absence from a regular defensive pairing suggests he'll sit out a second straight game. With only eight points in 67 games this season, Stoner will struggle to provide fantasy players with value once he does return to the lineup.
News: Frederik Andersen is confirmed as the starter in goal for Thursday's game against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: After receiving the Ducks' previous game off in favor of John Gibson, Frederik Andersen will get back in the net Wednesday looking to extend his winning streak to three games. Andersen has won his previous three career starts against the Oilers, producing a 1.67 GAA and .935 save percentage.