News: Marco Scandella, who left Saturday's game against Colorado with an undisclosed issue, could be out for a week or more, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Analysis: Coach Mike Yeo relayed Tuesday that Marco Scandella suffered a setback, which will evidently stall the blueliner's return to action for the time being.
News: Jaroslav Halak will start Tuesday's game against the Stars. Analysis: While Jaroslav Halak's position as the Islanders' top goalie is secure, the team's addition of Michal Neuvirth at the trade deadline represents an upgrade at the position and gives the team a reliable option to spell Halak down the stretch run.
News: James Wisniewski, who is dealing with a bone bruise in his foot, could be out 1-to-2 weeks with the injury, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: The Ducks acquired James Wisniewski from the Blue Jackets on Monday just before the 3 p.m. ET deadline, and were likely fully aware of the extent of the blueliner's injury. For what it's worth, Wisniewski said he plans to be ready for the start of the road trip that kicks off next Monday in Vancouver, but he'll have to show that he's fully healthy in practices within the next few days in order for that return date to hold up.
News: Tim Jackman (lower body) is being listed on the Ducks' injured reserve list. Analysis: The Ducks made a slew of additions ahead of Monday's trade deadline, so Tim Jackman was likely whisked away to injured reserve to open up a roster spot. Since he last played in Sunday's game against the Stars before exiting with the injury, Jackman won't be eligible for activation until Mar. 9, ensuring that he'll miss the Ducks' next three games. The Ducks had previously listed Jackman as day-to-day, but the winger was reportedly sent back to Anaheim for a more thorough evaluation. With that in mind, it's no lock that he'll be able to immediately return to action next week when eligible.
News: Nathan Gerbe tallied an assist in Monday's 5-2 loss to Chicago. Analysis: Nathan Gerbe is heating up with one goal and two assists in the past three games. Still, there isn't much long-term upside for the winger as he works on a checking line for a Hurricanes squad currently sitting at the very bottom of the Metropolitan Division.
News: Joe Thornton collected an assist Monday, helping the Sharks to a 4-0 win over the Canadiens. Analysis: Joe Thornton currently ranks fifth in NHL in assists with 41, making it clear that he can still keep up offensively. The veteran has 16 years of NHL experience and is still averaging 20:05 TOI at 35 years old. He's a steady fantasy option.
News: Coach Lindy Ruff noted that there is a good chance that Patrik Nemeth (arm) will play Tuesday against the Islanders, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports. Analysis: Patrik Nemeth, who last suited up on Oct. 18, did not record a point in five games prior to sustaining the arm laceration that led to his extended absence.
News: Kari Lehtonen is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Islanders, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports. Analysis: Kari Lehtonen's last three outings have been forgettable and with the Stars on an 0-4-2 slide, he's a risky fantasy roll on Tuesday.
News: Logan Couture picked up a secondary assist on the power play in Monday's 4-0 win over the Canadiens. Analysis: Logan Couture is up to 54 points on the season, already matching his total from 2013-14. The 25-year-old is also sporting an average ice time of 3:14 on the man advantage, giving him plenty of chances to reward fantasy owners participating in leagues that count power-play bonuses.
News: Jonathan Bernier is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports. Analysis: Jonathan Bernier, who will look to help the Leafs bounce back from back-to-back 4-0 shutouts this past weekend, will be facing a Florida squad that has won two straight games by a combined 9-6 count.