News: Cory Schneider is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: Cory Schneider, who has lost his last four decisions, draws a tough matchup Tuesday, with Columbus in the midst of a six-game winning streak.
News: Bryan Little (upper body) is slated to play Tuesday against the Rangers. Analysis: Bryan Little, who has missed the Jets' last 11 games, is slated to return to the team's top line on Tuesday. Prior to being sidelined, Little had recorded 24 goals and 51 points in 65 games for the Jets.
News: Evgeni Malkin's absence during Tuesday's practice was explained as a "maintenance day" by assistant coach Gary Agnew. Analysis: "Just a maintenance day for him," Agnew said. Fantasy owners will want to keep close watch on Evgeni Malkin's status heading into Wednesday's game against Philadelphia. He missed six games with a lower-body injury before returning for a pair of games last weekend.
News: Ondrej Pavelec is slated to start Tuesday's contest against the Rangers, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Analysis: Ondrej Pavelec, who will look to bounce back from Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks, will take aim Tuesday at a Rangers squad that has dropped two straight contests by a combined tally of 9-4.
News: Tuukka Rask is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, FoxsportsFlorida's Steve Goldstein reports. Analysis: Tuukka Rask, who will square off against Roberto Luongo on Tuesday, is past a migraine episode that he dealt with Saturday, as evidenced by his 30-save effort in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Hurricanes.
News: Roberto Luongo (shoulder) is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Bruins, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Roberto Luongo didn't start Sunday against Ottawa because his shoulder tightened up following Saturday's loss to Montreal, but a little rest was evidently all that he needed for the issue to settle down enough to be back in net for Tuesday's key showdown against the Bruins, who hold a four-point lead on the Panthers in the Eastern Conference standings.
News: Andrew Hammond (back) will start Tuesday's game against the Red Wings. Analysis: Andrew Hammond, who relayed Monday that he has been dealing with a back issue, will return to the Ottawa net for the first time since this past Thursday's game, in which he was pulled after giving up five goals on 22 shots. Hammond, who had been on quite a roll prior to that, will now look to help the Sens snap a three-game slide on Tuesday.
News: The Lightning recalled Slater Koekkoek from AHL Syracuse on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Already without the services of blueliners Jason Garrison, Andrej Sustr and Braydon Coburn, the Lightning's Victor Hedman is now banged up, so Slater Koekkoek -- who has notched 24 points in 66 games for Syracuse this season -- could make his NHL debut Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.
News: Victor Hedman is officially listed as day-to-day by the Lightning with a lower-body injury, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: With Victor Hedman looking iffy for Tuesday's game against the Leafs, the Lightning have recalled fellow blueliner Slater Koekkoek from AHL Syracuse.
News: Jonas Gustavsson (concussion) should get medical clearance in the near future, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Analysis: The Red Wings have a quandary to deal with if Jonas Gustavsson returns, as Petr Mrazek has played fairly well this season. If Gustavsson can get healthy with a few games to go on the season, he'll have a better shot at being on the playoff roster.