News: Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves on 37 shots in Tuesday's victory over Edmonton. Analysis: That's three straight wins for Kari Lehtonen now, and if he gave up four goals in one of them, well, at least he faced 41 shots in that game. All in all, he's showing good signs of getting his game on track after a disappointing start to the season.
News: Viktor Fasth allowed three goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Dallas. Analysis: A pair of Tyler Seguin goals in the second period ended up giving the Stars enough cushion to beat Edmonton, and Viktor Fasth can hardly be faulted for being Seguin's latest victim. Nonetheless, he's now taken losses in three straight starts and six out of eight on the season.
News: John Klingberg extended his goal streak to three games and his point streak to five in Tuesday's win over Edmonton, going plus-3 with his third marker of the year and an assist. Analysis: John Klingberg's achieved near-instant stardom in his first taste of the NHL, having started with three scoreless contests before exploding for eight points over the last five games.
News: Tyler Seguin scored a pair of goals on five shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's win over Edmonton. Analysis: Uh oh, he's starting another one of those super-hot streaks now. That's five goals, an assist and a plus-7 rating for Tyler Seguin over the last four games.
News: Jacob Trouba picked up a pair of assists on Evander Kane power-play goals -- the second an empty-netter -- in Tuesday's win over Columbus. Analysis: It's not exactly front-page news, but Jacob Trouba does have three points over the last three games after totaling just three over his first 20 contests of the year. He's had a little bit of bad puck luck, but remains superbly talented and is skating major minutes -- 24:11 on Tuesday -- for the Jets.
News: Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) is aiming to return to the lineup Friday versus the Rangers, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Analysis: Ryan McDonagh will skate Wednesday and practice Thursday before the team decides on his status for Friday's game. Coach Alain Vigneault noted that team trainers wouldn't allow McDonagh to return to the lineup until he was deemed 100 percent healthy, so it's far from a given that he'll give clearance to play over the weekend.
News: Luke Schenn is expected to be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Red Wings, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: With Michael Del Zotto, Andrew MacDonald and now Braydon Coburn simultaneously healthy, it looks like Luke Schenn will be squeezed out of the lineup as a result. The deployment to the press box might not become routine for Schenn, but of the team's eight blueliners, it looks like Schenn, Nick Schultz and Carlo Colaiacovo will be competing for one lineup spot every game.
News: Michael Bournival (shoulder) was able to attempt a few slap shots at Wednesday's practice, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports. Analysis: It's certainly seems to indicate that Michael Bournival is making some progress in the recovery from the shoulder injury, which has sidelined him for the last three weeks. He could be close to practicing with the team, and after doing so, an activation from injured reserve might not be far behind.
News: Joakim Andersson will be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's matchup with the Flyers, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: With Pavel Datsyuk returning to the lineup, Joakim Andersson was the odd man out. He will likely compete with Luke Glendening for playing time on the fourth line for much of the season.
News: Michael Raffl (ankle) was a full participant at the Flyers' morning skate and looks on tap to play Wednesday against the Red Wings, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Analysis: Michael Raffl hadn't been expected to return to action until the weekend, but the Flyers evidently upgraded his status after he was able to practice Tuesday without any apparent issues. He hasn't been activated from IR yet and will officially enter Wednesday's contest as a game-time decision, but coach Craig Berube said that Raffl will play on a line with Scott Laughton and Wayne Simmonds barring a setback during pregame warmups. Raffl who has six goals in 12 games, has missed the Flyers' previous eight games with the ankle issue.