News: Mathieu Perreault (lower body) skated Wednesday morning, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Analysis: Mathieu Perreault appears to be on pace to practice this weekend, and subsequently return to the lineup Sunday against the Oilers. The center has five goals and 10 assists through 28 games this year.
News: Gregory Campbell (illness) saw 10:58 worth of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Flames. Analysis: With Shawn Thornton facing a suspension and Daniel Paille out with an injury, Gregory Campbell centered a line with Jordan Caron and Nick Johnson on the wings Tuesday. With six points in 31 games to date, Campbell isn't much of a fantasy factor, but he remains a key role player/penalty killer for the the Bruins in real terms.
News: Sean Monahan (foot) practiced with the team Wednesday, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports. Analysis: Sean Monahan is still on IR with a fractured foot, but his presence at practice is promising nonetheless. The 19-year-old center is putting together a solid rookie season so far, with nine goals and six assists in 24 games.
News: Jeff Petry (head) practiced in an orange full-contact jersey Wednesday, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports. Analysis: The blueliner missed Tuesday's win over the Hurricanes with the head injury, but it looks like he'll be good to go moving forward. Jeff Petry has two goals and four assists in 30 games this season.
News: The Flames reassigned Lane MacDermid to AHL Abbotsford on Wednesday. Analysis: The winger registered seven PIM and a minus-1 rating in his brief one-game stint with the Flames, and two assists and 12 PIM in seven games on the season.
News: Stephen Weiss (groin) is out indefinitely, the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Yet another setback befalls the struggling center, as even when healthy, Stephen Weiss has not played particularly well. He will miss at least a week with the injury and probably more.
News: John Erskine (knee) is hoping to return soon, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: The blueliner hasn't been in the lineup since October 26, but is hoping to be back as early as next week. He didn't practice Wednesday, but keep an eye on him, since it would seem he's close to getting back on the ice with his teammates for some conditioning. John Erskine has one assist in seven games this season.
News: Todd Bertuzzi scored his first goal in a month Tuesday but Detroit fell to Florida 3-2 in a shootout. Analysis: The goal snapped an eight-game scoreless streak for Todd Bertuzzi. He has 10 points in 26 games, which is about what the Wings could've expected from the 38-year-old winger.
News: Johan Franzen assisted on both goals in a 3-2 shootout loss to Florida on Tuesday. Analysis: Johan Franzen has been on an absolute year over the last month, scoring at least a point in 11 of his last 14 games. He has seven goals and 10 assists in that span and is a must-start at this point.
News: Marian Gaborik (knee) will not play Thursday against the Rangers, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Marian Gaborik has been sidelined with a knee sprain since November 17, and despite beginning to skate on his own earlier this week, he won't be able to suit up against his former team Thursday. The speedy winger has registered five goals and six assists in 17 games this season.