News: Brian Elliott will start in goal Sunday against the Wild, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: Ryan Miller will get a breather in the second half a back-to-back set, after he extended his record with St. Louis to 4-0 with a win over the Avalanche on Saturday. Brian Elliott was hit just above the mouth by a puck during the third period of Saturday's game and was forced to leave the bench, but he clearly didn't suffer any sort of serious injury.
News: Mathieu Perreault (upper body) won't play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: The report adds that Mathieu Perreault -- who is currently on the Ducks' IR list -- appears to be dealing with a sprained thumb or wrist. In 52 games with the team to date, Perreault has recorded 12 goals and 30 points.
News: Luca Sbisa (knee) won't play Monday against the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Luca Sbisa is dealing with a left knee injury that he sustained Friday against the Penguins. With two assists in 17 games to date to go along with a minus-7 rating, Sbisa's fantasy impact thus far has been limited to the 35 PIM he has recorded in that span.
News: Carl Soderberg recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Panthers. Analysis: That's back-to-back two-point efforts for the surging Carl Soderberg, who saw 3:58 worth of power play time Sunday. While he'll be hard-pressed to keep up his recent pace, Soderberg has upped his level of play of late to the point that he is gaining fantasy relevance beyond deeper formats.
News: Erik Gudbranson was forced out of Sunday's game against the Bruins with an unspecified injury, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Analysis: Erik Gudbranson, who left the game after a collision with Boston's Brad Marchand, entered Sunday's game with seven points and 93 PIM in 55 contests.
News: The Avs did not update Paul Stastny's (back) status Sunday, the Denver Post reports. Analysis: The report adds that Paul Stastny tweaked his back in Saturday's game against the Blues, while suggesting that the Avs aren't slated to update the forward's status until Monday, which clouds his status for the team's evening tilt against the Jets later that day.
News: Niktin (head) is a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Stars, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Nikita Nikitin sat out Saturday's game against the Preds, but he appears to have a decent shot to play Monday after skating again on Sunday.
News: Curtis McElhinney will start against the Stars on Monday, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: With the team playing again on Tuesday, Curtis McElhinney will draw Monday's start, with Sergei Bobrovsky presumably in line to get the nod Tuesday against the Red Wings.
News: Kari Lehtonen is listed as day-to-day by the Stars with a head injury, the team's official site reports. Analysis: With Kari Lehtonen out for the time being, the Stars will turn to recently-acquired Tim Thomas in net, with Cristopher Nilstorp having been recalled from AHL Texas to serve in a backup capacity.
News: Daniel Paille was forced out of Sunday's game against the Panthers with an unspecified injury, the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: Daniel Paille left Sunday's game after taking a hit from Ed Jovanovski during the first period. If he is forced to miss any action beyond Sunday, look for Jordan Caron to be reintroduced to the B's lineup.