News: Nicklas Jensen scored for the second straight game in Sunday's win over Florida. Analysis: Nicklas Jensen has impressed since being called up from Utica, tallying two goals, one assist, and a plus-3 rating in his first five career NHL games. With injuries to Daniel Sedin (hamstring) and Ryan Kesler (knee), the 21-year-old has been playing on the top line. It won't be too long before the youngster becomes a well-known name in fantasy hockey.
News: Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) will not travel with the Sabres when they begin their five-game road trip Tuesday in Calgary, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports. Analysis: Zemgus Girgensons has been out since Mar. 6 with the injury and evidently hasn't made too much progress in his recovery since that time. The Sabres will be without several key players during their westward swing with Chris Stewart, Alexander Sulzer, Tyler Myers and Jhonas Enroth all set to remain in Buffalo.
News: Tyler Myers (elbow) will not set out with the team on their five-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Calgary, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Analysis: The Sabres' trip spans nearly two weeks, and with Tyler Myers' injury not considered overly serious, coach Ted Nolan didn't rule out the possibility of Myers joining the team at a later date while the remain on the road. The defenseman was starting to find his scoring touch before suffering the injury, picking up six points in his nine games out of the break.
News: Coach Dan Bylsma said Chris Kunitz (leg) may return to the lineup Tuesday vs. the Stars. Analysis: Chris Kunitz skated briefly on his own before Monday's practice, then joined his teammates on the ice for the full session, which can probably be interpreted as a sign he's nearing a return. He missed both of the Penguins' games over the weekend with the injury, and should be viewed as a game-time decision for Tuesday.
News: Coach Dan Bylsma said Beau Bennett (wrist) would need a few more full-contact practices before returning to action. Analysis: Beau Bennett rejoined the team for a full session Monday, but Bylsma's statement suggests the forward won't be available for at least Tuesday's game vs. the Stars. A return to the lineup Thursday vs. the Red Wings or over the weekend appears more realistic, assuming Bennett hits no snags in his recovery from the wrist injury.
News: Justin Abdelkader has a lower-body injury and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Maple Leafs, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Analysis: The Red Wings have already recalled Landon Ferraro from AHL Grand Rapids on an emergency basis in the event of Justin Abdelkader's absence Tuesday. The veteran winger apparently suffered the injury in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks. He skated for 14:33 and logged five hits and a minus-1 rating in the defeat.
News: Landon Ferraro was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports. Analysis: Landon Ferraro will be on hand in an emergency basis for Tuesday's game vs. the Maple Leafs in the event Justin Abdelkader (lower body) won't be available. He would likely occupy a role outside of the top six if Abdelkader can't play.
News: Jacob Trouba opened the scoring in Sunday's 7-2 beatdown of the Stars with his eighth goal of the season. Analysis: The tally snapped an 18-game goalless skid for Jacob Trouba, whose production has declined considerably since mid-January. While his future remains bright, such scoring droughts are common for young defenseman to endure in their first few seasons. Fantasy owners will hope that his goal Sunday sparks some renewed production from the 20-year-old.
News: Tobias Enstrom picked up a goal and two assists in Saturday's win over the Stars. Analysis: Tobias Enstrom also finished the night with a plus-4 rating and four blocked shots, leading the team in both categories. Scoring outbursts such as Sunday's weren't unusual to see from Enstrom in recent seasons, but he's mostly disappointed in 2013-14. He's provided 24 points through 69 games during the campaign.
News: Olli Jokinen had a goal and two assists in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Stars. Analysis: Olli Jokinen played a prominent role in the Jets' highest-scoring game of the season, netting his first goal 29 seconds into the second period to give the team a 4-2 lead, and then finding Dustin Byfuglien for the next two scores. The 35-year-old has seen his productivity drop a notch or two the last couple of seasons, but with 39 points in 69 games, he still qualifies as a productive depth forward in deeper leagues.