News: Cedric Paquette (leg) is a game-time decision for Monday's game against Montreal, NHL.com reports. Analysis: There was plenty of Lightning injury news on Monday, with defensemen Jason Garrison and Andrej Sustr slated to miss time and center Tyler Johnson ruled out for Monday night's contest. Look for a further update on Cedric Paquette's status for the game to arrive during pre-game warmups.
News: Jason Garrison will miss 3-4 weeks due to an upper-body injury, NHL.com reports. Analysis: Such a timetable effectively rules Jason Garrison (who has 30 points in 70 games to date) out for the remainder of the regular season, further taxing a Tampa Bay blue line that will also be without Andrej Sustr for 1-2 weeks.
News: Tyler Johnson (upper body) will miss Monday's game against the Canadiens, NHL.com reports. Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper relayed Monday that Tyler Johnson -- who has recorded 67 points in 74 games to date -- is day-to-day in advance of Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs.
News: Andrej Sustr (upper body) will be out one-to-two weeks, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: With Andrej Sustr -- who has 13 helpers in 73 games -- sidelined, the Lightning have bolstered their blue line depth by recalling Luke Witkowski from AHL Syracuse.
News: Alexander Steen (lower body) won't play Monday against the Canucks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: With Alexander Steen considered day-to-day and out Monday, Olli Jokinen is on track to re-join the Blues' forward mix Monday night.
News: T.J. Oshie (illness) is on track to play Monday against the Canucks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: T.J. Oshie, who missed Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, checks back into the Blues' lineup with 19 goals and 51 points in in 66 games to date.
News: Though Erik Johnson (knee) hasn't been ruled out for Monday's game against the Oilers, Terry Frei of the Denver Post suggests that the blueliner is more likely to return to the lineup at some point during the Avs' upcoming three-game road trip, which starts Wednesday at San Jose. Analysis: Erik Johnson, who had arthroscopic knee surgery on Jan. 26, last suited up on Jan. 21. Prior to sustaining his knee injury, Johnson had recorded 23 points and 33 PIM in 47 games for the Avs.
News: Semyon Varlamov is slated to start Monday's game against the Oilers, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports. Analysis: Semyon Varlamov, who stopped 35 of 38 shots in Saturday's win over the Sabres, will look to rebound Monday from last Wednesday's rough outing against the Oilers, in which he was pulled after giving up three goals on seven shots. Beyond Monday, coach Patrick Roy indicated that the Avs plan to turn to Reto Berra on Wednesday at San Jose.
News: William Karlsson was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Monday. Analysis: William Karlsson registered a goal and an assist along with a plus-2 rating in three games after joining the being recalled Mar. 23. He will head back to the minors, likely indicating one of the injured forwards could be available Tuesday against the Devils.
News: Ben Bishop is slated to start Monday's game against Montreal, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Analysis: Ben Bishop will look to bounce back Monday on the heels of back-to-back losses in which he has allowed six goals in 86:08 worth of ice time. Meanwhile, the Habs -- who lead the Eastern Conference with 102 points -- snapped a two-game slide with Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Panthers.