News: Andrej Meszaros will remain in the Bruins' lineup Wednesday against the Canadiens, the team's official site reports. Analysis: With the B's sticking with the same defensive group that suited up against the Panthers on Sunday, Dougie Hamilton and Corey Potter will be the team's healthy scratches Wednesday.
News: Dougie Hamilton will be a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Canadiens, the Bruins' official site reports. Analysis: With Dougie Hamilton sitting for the second straight game, Andrej Meszaros will remain in the B's lineup Wednesday after making his debut with the team on Sunday. That said, it shouldn't be long before Hamilton -- who has seven goals and 18 points in 47 games to date -- re-enters the B's lineup.
News: Ben Lovejoy will be a game time decision Wednesday due to illness, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Ben Lovejoy took the morning off, and will make a decision later Wednesday whether or not he will suit up against the Flames. The blueliner has three goals and 11 assists in 63 games this season, and also sports an impressive plus-23 rating.
News: The Flames reassigned Max Reinhart to AHL Abbotsford on Wednesday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports. Analysis: Max Reinhart registered two assists in eight games with the Flames, and will return to Abbotsford where he has posted 17 goals and 28 assists to date. The move frees up a roster spot, allowing the team to activate Curtis Glencross off IR.
News: The Coyotes acquired Cade Fairchild on Wednesday in exchange for future considerations. Analysis: Cade Fairchild recorded two goals and 19 assists with AHL Chicago before being traded, and will mainly provide organizational depth for the Coyotes.
News: Tomas Jurco (ribs) will not play Friday against the Oilers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Analysis: Tomas Jurco took a cross-check to the ribs from the Blue jackets' Blake Comeau on Tuesday, and will remain sidelined for Friday's game. The Wings recalled Teemu Pulkkinen from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday to take Jurco's place, and Pulkkinen will make his NHL debut Friday.
News: John-Michael Liles has been diagnosed with a concussion, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Analysis: The blueliner will be sidelined indefinitely, but the Canes could be in luck, since Justin Faulk could be returning Thursday. John-Michael Liles has one goal and three assists in 28 games this season, so his absence shouldn't devastate any fantasy rosters.
News: Niklas Backstrom (abdominal soreness) was on the ice in pads Tuesday. "I know that he's still not feeling great, so he's going out there and keeping sharp just in case he can come back," head coach Mike Yeo told the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: It was thought Niklas Backstrom would have season-ending surgery, but it looks like that's been held off for now. Still, it's unlikely he'll return in any meaningful role this season.
News: Dany Heatley had an assist in Tuesday's shootout loss to Edmonton. Analysis: Dany Heatley has been moved to the fourth line with the trades for Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick. Despite the assist, he's getting less playing times with less than ten minutes of ice time the past two games.
News: Justin Fontaine was a healthy scratch in Tuesday's shootout loss to Edmonton. Analysis: The Wild's trades for Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick have moved Justin Fontaine to the bench as he's been a healthy scratch for three consecutive games.